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Forced ethnic migrants' integration : Syrian Armenians in Armenia and Lebanon (2011-2016)
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
The current forced displacement crisis, with over 65 million people in 2017, and more than a third being refugees, means it is higher than since the Second World War. Therefore, integration of external forced migrants ...
Towards a diaspora framework : collective identity construction and violent radicalization in Russia
(University of St Andrews, 2015-03) - Thesis
This thesis examines the interrelationship between diaspora communities from the North Caucasus and Central Asia, the Russian government, ultranationalist and extremist groups, and mainstream Russian society. There has ...
The portrait of an other : metaphor, stereotype and the drawing self in international perceptions
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-30) - Thesis
Syria : why is the Arab Spring turning into a long winter
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-23) - Thesis
This thesis analyses the problematic trajectory of the Syrian Revolution 2011, which was inspired by the Arab Spring. It first evaluates the causes of the revolution during Bashar al-Asad’s era. An era was aimed to be a ...
Controversies of conversions : the potential terrorist threat of European converts to Islam
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06-25) - Thesis
The conventional wisdom regarding European converts to Islam is based on the premise that the majority lack the necessary religious knowledge and being thus unable to discern between the various interpretations of Islam, ...
‘Oh motherland I pledge to thee…’ : a study into nationalism, gender and the representation of an imagined family within national anthems
(2015-04) - Journal article
In this paper we aim to join feminist critiques of nationalism, arguing that beyond understanding nations as imagined communities (Anderson 1983: 6), the symbolic construction of gender must also be considered in the ...
By any means necessary : an interpretive phenomenological analysis study of post 9/11 American abusive violence in Iraq
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-24) - Thesis
This study examines the phenomenon of abusive violence (AV) in the context of the American Post-9/11 Counter-terrorism and Counter-insurgency campaigns. Previous research into atrocities by states and their agents has ...
Needs, identity, and leadership: a theory of conflict and change
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
This PhD dissertation aims to inform theories of conflict and International Relations (IR) by using modified social psychological models of identification and leadership in which needs fulfilment plays a central role. The ...
The emergence of a lumpen-consumerate : the aesthetics of consumption and violence in the English riots of 2011
(2015-06) - Journal article
Within hours of the outset of unrest in the August 2011 English Riots, the government asserted that they were the doings of “criminal gangs”. In doing so, government officials and journalistic commentators cited television ...
Understanding collective violence : the communicative and performative qualities of violence in acts of belonging
(Cambridge University Press, 2014-11) - Book item
This chapter explores the motivations for joining violent groups across arange of circumstances. In particular, the chapter will explore the similarities in the role of violence as a marker of identity within groups as ...