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Opportunity, ethnic identity and resources in ethnic mobilisation : the cases of the Kurds in Iraq and the Abkhaz in Georgia
(University of St Andrews, 2011) - Thesis,
The cases of the Kurds in Iraq and the Abkhaz in Georgia were chosen to illustrate how ethnic entrepreneurs play a crucial role in the ethnic mobilisation process. The study argues that in both cases a combination of ...
Constructed service : gendered discourses across the United States military
(University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis,
The status of female service members in the United States military evolved significantly during the years between 2001 and 2013 due primarily to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the changing nature of warfare, and military ...
The gateway to a social analysis : diplomatic crises in post-Cold war Sino-US relations
(University of St Andrews, 2010) - Thesis,
Following the end of the Cold War and the political fall-out from the Tiananmen incident, the US and China ended the last century and began the new one with three well publicised fall outs: the 1995-96 Taiwan Straits ...
The portrait of an other : metaphor, stereotype and the drawing self in international perceptions
(University of St Andrews, 2015-06-30) - Thesis,
The political, communal and religious dynamics of Palestinian Christian identity : the Eastern Orthodox and Latin Catholics in the West Bank
(University of St Andrews, 2016-11) - Thesis,
Despite the increasingly common situation of statelessness in the contemporary Middle East, a majority of the theoretical tools used to study nationalism are contingent upon the existence of a sovereign state. As such, ...
The war of identities amidst the Syrian uprising : the continual reproduction of sub-state identities and the quest to reconstruct Syrian national identity
(University of St Andrews, 2014-06-01) - Thesis,
This thesis is about identity clashes during the first two years of the Syrian uprising (from 15th of March 2011 to 15th of March 2013). Chiefly, it attempts to answer the following questions: what roles do identities play ...
The dogs that didn't bark : political violence and nationalism in Scotland, Wales and England
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis,
The literature on terrorism and political violence covers in depth the reasons why some national minorities, such as the Irish, Basques and Tamils, have adopted violent methods as a means of achieving their political goals, ...
Stability or renewal : the judicialisation of representative democracy in American and German constitutionalism
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis,
This thesis examines how American and German constitutionalism, as shaped by the U.S. Supreme Court and the German Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht), have mediated the tension between threats to stability and ...
Security, identity, and the discourse of conflation in far-right violence
(2011-10-24) - Journal article,
In the aftermath of Anders Breivik’s shooting spree and bombing in Norway, many people asked where did the anger and the violence come from? The article examines the contemporary trends in political and social discourses ...
The sectarian revolution in the Middle East
(2016-12-18) - Journal article,
This paper seeks to explain the dramatic rise of sectarianism in the Middle East. It distinguishes types of sectarianism and their drivers; looks at the rapid diffusion of sectarianism across the region, and analyses its ...