International Relations Theses
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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(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
Sating hunger in an age of plenty: the global food governance space and its role in the establishment of an effective food security regime (University of St Andrews, 2017) - ThesisContextualised in food security literature and globalisation literature and NGO and agency reports on food security, Sating Hunger argues that ineffective global food governance is one of the causes of worsening global ...
The institutional impediments to democratization : elections and the army in postwar Lebanon and Iraq (University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisThis thesis contends that consociationalism is the main impediment to democracy in postwar Lebanon and Iraq. It highlights how Lebanon’s corporate consociationalism and Iraq’s liberal consociationalism emerged and how both ...
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisTerrorism research often tends to anachronistically impose current conceptions of terrorism onto historical events, comparing and equating modern terrorism to selected historical incidents, thus decontextualizing them and ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017) - ThesisThe aims of this thesis are, first, to consider peace and violence in the constitution drafting and implementation processes, and to return to constitutional theory, proposing that peace constitutions are distinctive in ...