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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Indiscriminate violence against civilians : an inquiry into the nature and the effects of group-selective violence (2018-06-26) - ThesisIndiscriminate violence against civilians is a recurrent problem in armed conflicts of all sorts. However, from a social science perspective this type of violence poses a puzzle. The literature on government and non-government ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-03-02) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2018-12) - ThesisThis thesis answers the question “Why does security cooperation occur between Western states?”. The basic answer is: “Because most state actors do not want their states to integrate”. In other words, cooperation occurs as ...
Dealing with nationalism in view of a human need to belong : the feasibility of narrative transformation in Northern Ireland (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-07) - ThesisThis thesis seeks to delineate what change in divided societies such as Northern Ireland is possible. Two steps are necessary to answer this question: first, to explain the potency of nationalism. I contend that taking the ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis