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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Bartleby politics : bridging the gap between everyday and collective forms of resistance (2023-06-12) - ThesisRecent research in the field of resistance studies has called for the rethinking of the concept of resistance and the overcoming of paradigmatic distinctions between everyday tactics and the contentious politics of social ...
U.S. strategic adjustment and the second 'loss of China': change and continuity in the China strategies of the Obama, Trump, and Biden administrations (2023-06-13) - ThesisIn this thesis, I explain why and how U.S. strategy towards China changed between the Obama and Trump administrations, and between the Trump and Biden administrations (2009 – February 2022). I use a neoclassical realist ...
A comparative study of the sectarianization of the 2011 Uprisings in Bahrain and Syria (2023-06-13) - ThesisThe thesis looks into the sectarian dynamics of the 2011 Arab Uprisings and the accompanying struggles over power in both Bahrain and Syria. It builds on constructivist understandings of sectarian identities and the process ...
Modern military chaplaincy : neither fit for purpose, nor obsolete (2023-06-13) - ThesisChaplains in the United States’ and United Kingdom’s militaries occupy an unusual position as the sole providers of confidential counseling available to service members, thanks to a quirk in tradition and law. Nominally, ...
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