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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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) - ThesisIn 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 ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-23) - ThesisThis thesis represents an attempt to reimagine why and how to confront mass atrocities in world politics. Drawing on Hannah Arendt’s conception of evil, it interprets and understands mass atrocities as ‘evil’ in an ‘Arendtian’ ...
(University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisThis thesis explores the normative sources of India’s post-independence soft power towards Southeast Asia. The core aspect is to understand how a norms-based approach helps to explain the development of Indian soft power, ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06) - ThesisThis thesis examines actors, interactions and normativities involved in development aid in Tajikistan. It analyses trajectories of six global paradigms which are promoted in the country by Western donors: good governance, ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-25) - Thesis