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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British foreign policy towards Syria : its importance, its distinctiveness and its relations to the policy of other actors in the region (University of St Andrews, 2016) - ThesisThis thesis explores the dynamics involved in shaping the Anglo-Syrian relationship. It argues that to understand UK relations towards Syria over the past century, they have to be viewed in the broader context of British ...
An ethic of care in the dialogical space : what do NGOs learn from their conversations with states? : case studies from Scotland and Zambia (University of St Andrews, 2016) - ThesisThe increase in the presence and influence of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) locally and internationally is having a noticeable effect on the policy process at a national level. While the NGO sector is more commonly ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - ThesisLiberal thinkers have suggested different theories that legitimise the state’s various processes, institutions, and use of coercive power. However, their theories cannot account for those motivations that cause men to put ...
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) - ThesisDespite 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, ...