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"Friendship" in China's foreign aid to Africa : case studies from Ghana and Sierra Leone
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-21) - Thesis
Following the dramatic takeoff of contemporary China-Africa relationship in the late 1990s, this once neglected international phenomenon has become one of the most topical themes over the past decade. This new popularity ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017) - Thesis
Interventionist norm development in international society : the responsibility to protect as a norm too far?
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06-21) - Thesis
This research makes use of a Constructivist approach to norm development, in particular the concept of the norm life cycle, to assess the emergence and development of the responsibility to protect as a norm in international ...
Speaking peace into being : voice, youth and agency in a deeply divided society
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
This thesis asks how voice enables youth to claim agency within divided societies, and what are the implications of this in terms of conflict and peacebuilding? It is an analysis of the significance of young people's voices ...
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, ...
The political economy of land tenure in Ethiopia
(University of St Andrews, 2008-11-27) - Thesis
In surveying the literature on land tenure reform in Africa, what can readily be observed is that much of that body of work has comprised a markedly econometric and technical focus, to the neglect of evidently contiguous ...
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) - Thesis
In 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 ...
Enter the dragon : the emerging Chinese approach to peacebuilding in Liberia
(University of St Andrews, 2013) - Thesis
Critics of the liberal peace point out that the imposition of liberal democratic structures of governance through United Nations Peacekeeping Operations has not led to a sustainable peace being built. In reply, supporters ...
Re-inscribing dependency : the political economy of Mauritius JinFei Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone Co. Ltd.
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
This thesis investigates the capacity of the newly introduced Chinese Special Economic Zones in Africa (CSEZAs) to deliver ‘cooperation’ and ‘mutual development’ to China and Africa. Referring to existing scholarship on ...