International Relations (School of)
Our research is focused around three broad themes: conflict, peace and security; the evolving character of global and supra-national institutions; and the interpenetration of civil societies and international relations. In addition we have major strengths in area studies which help to ground our research into these broad thematic areas. Some of this activity is carried out under the umbrella of our various research centres, some within other collaborative contexts both within and outside the university, and some by individual researchers.
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Peacebuilding and education : international interventions in the reconstruction and reform of Kosovo's post-war education system (University of St Andrews, 2019-06) - ThesisDespite increasing recognition of the role of education in peace and conflict, critical peacebuilding literature and post-war education literature rarely converge. However, as international peacebuilding projects increasingly ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - Thesis
From stage to street : the transnational production of politically engaged art in post-Soviet Moldova (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - ThesisSince the late 1990s, politically engaged art has been flourishing in many post-Soviet states, and more recently artists from the region have gained the attention of Western media. In Moldova, despite the lack of public ...
Seeking ontological security in the Horn of Africa : biographical narratives and imagining peace in Ethiopia’s engagement in Somalia (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - ThesisIn the Horn of Africa prevailing ideas of the state continue to be heavily contested both within and across formal borders. This thesis explores how the post-1991 Ethiopian government has given meaning to the Ethiopian ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-23) - ThesisThis thesis represents an attempt to reimagine why and how to confront mass atrocities in world politics. Drawing on Hannah Arendt’s conception of evil, it interprets and understands mass atrocities as ‘evil’ in an ‘Arendtian’ ...