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‘Bomb’, ‘sanction’, or ‘engage’? : the theory/political practice of the Iranian nuclear crisis from the American perspective (1998-2014)
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06) - Thesis,
This thesis argues that the debate over the relationship between Theory and political practice has reached a dead-end in IR. Most scholars taking part in this debate based their claims on meta-theoretical assumptions, which ...
Obligations of love : international political thought & the tradition of natural law
(University of St Andrews, 2008-06-25) - Thesis,
Identifying human suffering as a socio-political phenomenon challenging the well-being and development of individuals, this work argues that International Relations requires a re-evaluation of its political structures in ...
Practicing peacebuilding differently : a legal empowerment project, a randomised control trial and practical hybridity in Liberia
(University of St Andrews, 2014-05-30) - Thesis,
Hybridity, as it is currently understood in the Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) and International Relations (IR) literature, is defined by the complex interactions between ‘the liberal peace’ and ‘the local’. However, ...
Sir Herbert Butterfield, Arnold J. Toynbee and Martin Wight and the crisis of international politics : a study in international thought
(University of St Andrews, 2003) - Thesis,
This thesis examines the international thought of Sir Herbert Butterfield, Arnold J. Toynbee and Martin Wight, commonly portrayed in International Relations as 'realist', 'revolutionist' and 'rationalist' thinkers respectively. ...
Sovereignty and international relations theory
(University of St Andrews, 2004) - Thesis,
Nature and artifice in Hobbes’s international political thought
(2015) - Journal article,
This article argues that the artificiality of Hobbesian states facilitates their coexistence and reconciliation. In particular, it is suggested that international relations may be characterised by an artificial equality, ...
Back to enmity : Turkey-Syria relations since the Syrian Uprising
(2015-01) - Journal article,
Examines the drivers of the return of Turkey-Syria relations to enmity, specifically the Turkish response to the Syrian Uprising. Looks also at Turkish policy in Syria, notably its support for radical Islamists fighting ...
The concept of enmity in the political philosophy of Hobbes
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-23) - Thesis,
To the author’s knowledge, this is the first systematic study of the concept of enmity in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. Examining this important category does not only elucidate the concept itself, but also ...
Trauma and the ethical in international relations
(University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis,
The suffering that initially prompts ethical reflection is frequently forgotten in the generalised rational response of much contemporary International Relations theory. This thesis draws on Theodor W. Adorno and Gillian ...