Completed Theses


Charlotte Botfield, Africa for the Africans! How British Imperial Counter-Intelligence Prevented the Threat of Pan-Islamism to the Security of the British Empire in East Africa during the East African Campaign of the First World War

Quincy Cloet, Truth Seekers or Power Brokers? The League of Nations and its Commissions of Inquiry

Philip Conway, The Historical Ontology of Environmental

Caglar Ezikoglu, The Logic of Political Survival in Turkish Politics: The Case of AKP


Christine Andra, A Genealogy of War as a Problem of International Politics

Danielle House, In Search of Presence: Disappearance and Memory in Mexico

Mary Keogh, Energy and Regional Power in Advanced Developing States: A Turkish Case Study

Alexander Mack, Fortress Societies: The Mobilisation of Shared Anxieties

Nicholas Morgan, An Investigation of the National Self through the concepts of Subjectivity and Discourse

Jittipat Poonkham, A Genealogy of Thai Detente: Discourses, Differences and Decline of Thailand's Triangular Diplomacy (1968-1980)

Devon Simons, The Media's War on Terror


Ira Bliatka, Borders and difference: the politics of delineating Europe

Lydia Cole, The Subject of Wartime Sexual Violence: Post-Conflict Recognition in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prithvi Hirani, The Border, City, Diaspora: The Physical and Imaged Borders of South Asia

Michelle Jones, Encountering children in Conflict Zones: The British Experience

Karolien Keary, Between Dream and Deed: The United Kingdom's 2001-2003 Preparation for the Invasion of Iraq

Sylvain Lefebvre, Peasant Communities, Peacebuilding and Social Change in Colombia

Alistair Markland, Knowledge and Global Advocacy: A Sociological Study of INGO Practitioners and their Epistemic Limits

Adhemar Mercado Auf der Maur, "We do not play music for the applause!"  Explorations of Andean autochthonous music as worlding practices in urban Bolivia

Desiree Poets, The Limits and Possibilities of Multiculturalism in Brazil: Urban Quilombos and Indigenous Groups in the Colonial Present

Dyfan Powel, Understanding Sub-state Democracy Promotion

Yvonne Rinkart, The Production of Airport Space: The Times, Spaces and Bodies of Internagional Aviation

Jude Sorana-Cristina, Israel's Military: Emotions, Violence and the Limits of Dissent

Chyatat Supachalasai, Theorising the politics of survivors: memory, trauma and subjectivity in International Politics

Hon-Min Yau, Taiwan's Security in Cyberspace - A Critical Perspective

Danielle Young, Orientation and Disorientation: Sovereignty and Environmental Disorientation


Bleddyn Bowen, Spacepower and Space Warfare: The Continuation of Terran Politics by Other Means

Lorena De Vita, The Two Germanys, the Cold War and the impassible Nazi past: Israelpolitik, 1949-1965

Florian Edelmann, 'With one's back to the wall?' A Social Systems Theory Approach to the Comparative Study of Revolutionary Terrorism

Markus Goransson, At the service of the State.  Soviet-Afghan War Veterans in Tajikistan 1979-1992

Alexander Hoseason, Between Philosophy and Social Science: The Problem of Harm in Critical Theory and International Studies

Alexandros Koutsoukis, Challenging Victory-Centrism and Status Quo-Bias in Realist Accounts of Surrender: A Re-Reading of Three Cases of Surrendering in the Peloponnesian War

Thomas Marshall, Autonomist Marxism, the Commons and Critique in Post-2008 Social Movements

Matthew Rees, Faith based political engagement at the sub-state level in the UK: The cases of Wales and Northern

Andre Saramago, Orientation in World Politics: Critical Theory and Long Term Perspectives on Human Development

Clare Wenham, Examining Sovereignty in Global Disease Governance: Surveillance Practices in the United Kingdom, Thailand and Lao People's Democratic Republic


Danita Burke, Nuanced Perceptions and Arctic Disputes: An Examination of the Canadian Relationship with the Arctic Region

Katja Daniels, The Politics of International Investment Law: Transnational Corporations, Social Movements and the struggle for the future

Katarzyna Kaczmarksa, The Politics of Representing the International: International Society and the Russian World

Carolin Kaltofen, Erlebnispolitik Between the Virtual and the Actual: Technologies of Lived Abstraction and the Posthuman Condition

Pola Zafra-Davis, Towards a Republican Peace: Security Threats and the production of Negarchy and Organizational Resilience in the Contemporary World


Catherine Charrett, A performance in politics: Hamas and the EU after the 2006 Palestinian Legislative elections

Aidan CondronThe Nixon Administration between Cairo and Jerusalem 1969-1974: Concepts, Strategies and Implementation

Laura Considine, What we talk about when we talk about trust:  Nuclear weapons in the Nixon and Reagan Administrations

Einion Dafydd, MEPs, Parties and Discipline: A critique of the ‘Partisan Control Thesis’

Catrin Edwards, Cymunedau Iaith Lleiafrifol, Mewnfudoa Pholisiau iaith mewn Addysg: Astudiaeth gymharol ryngwladol

Athina Gkouti, The EU’s Human Rights promotion

Katharina Hone, The State-as-Person in International Relations Theory

Ara Karaboghossian, Artefactizing Slavery: Practices, Ruptures and Continuities

Tomas KuceraThe Soldier and Liberal Society: Societal-Military Relations in Germany and the United Kingdom

Gillian McFadyen, Colonial legacies and the asylum system: language, silence and the portrayal of the refugee ‘other’

Reeta Vaahtoranta, Green Politics and the concept of nature:  Heidegger, Nature and the Earth


Chikara Hashimoto, British Intelligence, Counter-Subversion, and “Informal Empire” in the Middle East, 1949 – 1963’

Andrew Hom, Reckoning ruin: international relations theory and the problem of time

Sonja KittelsenThe EU and the securitization of pandemic influenza

Elaine TanUnderstanding African International Society: An English School Approach

Patrick Thomas, Burke, Paine and Neighbourhood in International Politics

Damien Van PuyveldeChallenging Accountability: US Intelligence, the Private Sector and the Global War on Terrorism


Tomos Dafydd DaviesSecurity culture and civil society in Turkey

Anja GebelThe ideal within – A Discourse and Hegemony Theoretical Analysis of the International Anticorruption Discourse

Hannah HughesThe practice of writing climate change: knowledge and power in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Sarah JenkinsUnderstanding Ethnic Violence:  The 2007-2008 Postelection Crisis in Kenya

Michael KearyThe Roots of Technological Optimism:A Foucauldian Critique of the Economics of Climate Change

Aylin Ozet SiyahhanSecurity culture and civil society in Turkey

Amy PearceRussia’s Tailored Democracy: How has democracy manifested itself in Russia under Managed Democracy?

Michael SeiboldClearest Guide: British Economic Intelligence, the Soviet Union and the early Cold War 1944 – 1953

Reiko ShindoThe Politics of Categories: Rethinking Boundaries in Translation

Erzsebet StrauszBeing in Discourse in IR:  An Experience Book of Sovereignty

Charlie ThameLove, ethics and emancipation: the implications of conceptions of human being and freedom in Heidegger and Hegel for critical international relations theory

Aideen WoodsReconsidering the Private: Towards a Communicative Care Approach to European Union Citizenship


Ross BellabyThe Ethics of Intelligence Collection:  Creating an Ethical Framework for Intelligence Collection

Chris CurranRogue Statehood in international society: the case of Libya

Megan DaigleSexuality, the Discourse of Prostitution and Governance of Bodies in Post-Soviet Cuba

Jan DobbernackThe Politics of Cohesion in France, Germany and the United Kingdom

Charlotte Heath-KellyKilling in the Name: Searching for ‘the Political’ in Political Violence

Vincent KeatingThe legitimacy of American Human Rights conduct in the War on Terror

Laura LimaWorlding Brazil: The theory of emotional action and the development of thinking about security (1930-2010)

Guilherme Marques PedroThe Critical God

Andreja ZevnikPolitics beyond Oedipus: Alternative ontology of subject and law for International Politics


Ali BilgicTranscending Europe’s Immigration Security Dilemma: Security, Trust and Hospitality

Willem DekkerCompellence, Grand Strategy and the parameters of Denial Theory: Testing Denial Theory’s Casual Logic

Lisa DennyThin Security?  The Challenge of engaging informal security actors in DFID’s security sector reform programme in Sierra Leone

Huw DylanThe Joint intelligence Bureau: topographic, economic and scientific intelligence for Britain’s Cold War 1948-1984

Matthew FluckThe hardest service: concepts of truth in critical international thought

Ludwig GelotOn the theological origins and character of secular international politics, towards post-secular dialogue

David GillWilson and the bomb

John GlynPa Mor Effeithiol Yw’r Strategethau ieithyddol Cymunedol Cyfredol Yng Nghtmy?

Claudia HillebrandThe democratic legitimacy of EU counter-terrorism policing: challenges for parliamentary and judicial scrutiny

Doug JonesThe Communist Party of Great Britain and the National Question in Wales 1920 - 1941

Susanna KarlssonContemporary international political theory and global environmental politics: bridging artificial divides?

Jauhola MarjaanaBecoming better ‘men and women’: negotiating normativity through gender mainstreaming in post-Tsunami reconstruction initiatives in Aceh Indonesia

Daniel McCarthyPower, Information Technology and Global Governance:  The Institutional Power of the Internet and American Foreign Policy

Jennifer PedersenSisters Resist Women’s Peace Activism in West Africa and North America

Stephan Petzold, Fritz Fischer and the rise of ‘Critical Historiography’, 1945-1975.  A study in the social production of historical knowledge

Tristan PriceReconciling the irreconcilable? British nuclear weapons and the non-proliferation treaty 1997-2007

Joao Reis NunesRethinking emancipation in critical security studies

Thomas RobbUS/UK Relations in the era of detente 1969-77

Laura RoutleyThe negotiation of corruption by NGO’s in Eastern Nigeria: engagements with local culture and global governance

Jan RuzickaSecuritization Theory and Revolutions

Harmonie TorosTerrorism, Talking and Transformation: Northern Ireland and Mindanao

Iain WilsonAre international exchange and mobility programmes effective tools of public diplomacy


Carla BarquieroCanada's Human Security Policy: Illuminating the Role of Ideas in Soft Power

Soumita BasuSecurity Through Transformations: The Case of the Passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security

Patrick CarlinCynllunio ieithyddol mewn awdurdodau Isranbarthol yn ngwlad y Basg, Catalwnia a Chymru

Laura GuillaumeWar on the Body Dramatising the Space of the Unknown

Huw LewisRhyddfrydiaeth ac Adferiad Iaith

Luca MavelliThe Secular and the Post-secular - Subjectivity, Power, Europe and Islam

Huw WilliamsThe Freedom of Peoples: John Rawls' Duty of Assistance and the Idea of State Capability


Llyr ap GarethWelshing(on) Postcolonialism: Complicity and Resistance in the Construction of Welsh Identities

Giselle BosseThe EU and its Neighbours: Sharing Common Values?

Sarah BristowThe Political Ecology of Environmental Displacement: the United Nations Response to the Challenge of Environmental Refugees

Ching-Chang Chen'China Threat' in the Eyes of the Taiwanese: A Reflection on Taiwan's Security Policy 1988-2008

Carl DeathOne World Comes to One Country? Government Sustainable Development from the Johannesburg Summit

Frazer EgertonWestern Militant Jihadism: Identity and the Imaginary, Movement and Media

Lora Gibson, The Role of Force in British and French Strategy: A Comparative Perspective

Jay HwangThe Birth of the Taiwanese' - A Discursive Constitution of the Taiwanese as a National Identity

Ismail LagardienGlobal Public Goods: Changing or Managing the Status quo?

Tom LundborgEncountering the 'Event' in International Politics: Gilles Deleuze '0/11' and the Politics of the Virtual

Scott SmithBetween Clash and Conversion: Religion and the Evolution of International Society

Er-Win TanA Comparison of Offensive Realist, Defensive Realist and Constructivist Approaches to the US-North Korean Security Dilemma 1992-2001

Sonja WolfThe Politics of Gang Control: NGO Advocacy in post-War El Salvador

Marie Woodling(Re)Producing the US-Mexican Border: State Power and the Citizen/Subaltern Binary


Simon AnglimThe British Army, 1922-1944: Military Thought and Practice Compared and Contrasted

Ilan Baron, Justifying the Obligation to Die: War, Ethics and Political Obligation with Illustrations from Zionism

Sarah BennettThe US Sentate as Foreign Policy Actor: The Advice and Consent Role in the Contemporary Treaty Process

Huw BennettBritish Army Counterinsurgency and the Use of Force in Kenya, 1952-1956

Darren BrunkMemory, Meaning and Africa: Historical Analogy in Somalia, Rwanda and Darfur

Sebastian KaempfWrestling Under Conditions of Asymmetry: US Warfare and the Trade-off Between Casualty-aversion and Civilian Protection

Mustafa KucukUnderstanding Institutional Change in Contemporary Turkey and Israel: Class, State and Hegemony

Sarah LeonardThe European Union and the Securitisation of Asylum and Migration

Constantinos LauotidesTerritorial Sepratism in International Affairs: Secessionist Politics as Collective Responsible Emancipation

Iraklis OikonomouThe European Arms Industry as a European Security and Defence Policy Actor

Columbia PeoplesTechnology, Common Sense and Missile Defence

Sinderpal SinghConstructing a Regional Roler for India: Domestic Identity, Regional Identity and Regional Policy from Nehru to the BJP

Marie SuetsuguDividing Practices and the Subject of Development

Christina YeungSustainable Disarmament and Development: The Challenge of Small Arms in Karamoja, Uganda


Lynne DryburghExamining Adaption: UK Foreign Policy and the USP 1990 - 2001

Dan HuckerThe Role of Public Opinion in the Formulation of British and French Foreign Policy 1938-1939

Christian KaunertThe European Commission: An 'Engine' in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice?

Silviya LechnerThe Constitution of International Society: An Investigation into Constructivist Theorising and the English School

Ian MitchellDemocracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: By Protectorate or Popular Will?

Cian O'DriscollNegotiating the Just War Tradition: Anticipation, Punishment, and Humanitarianism after Iraq

Rachel OwenThe Olympic Games and the Issue of Recognition: British and American Perspectives, 1944-1972

Oystein TunsjoThe Construction of a Triangle: New Perspectives on US Taiwan Policy Since 1949

Nick Vaughan-WilliamsBorders and International Relations: The Politics of Framing

Roland VogtLeadership and European Integration. A Comparative Historical Analysis 1955-57, 1969-73, 1990-97


Gemma CollentesThe Role of Police Reform in Peacebuilding Missions: Lessons from Post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina

Karen KarapetyenThe State of the Spectacle: A Post-Anarchist Investigation into the Problem of State Reification

Andrew LuiHuman Rights, Interests and Identities. The Realist-Constructivist Debate and Canadian Foreign Policy

Tamara MakarenkoThe Crime-Terror Continuum: Modelling 21st Century Dynamics

Touko Piiparainen, Producing Images of Genocide: A Critical Realist Reflection on the Conflict Management Expertise of the United Nations in Rwanda

Elin RoylesThe Impact of Devolution on Civil Society in Post-Devolution Wales

Simon RushtonThe United Nations Secretariat and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Promotion of Democracy in International Society

Sabrina SchulzThe Role of US Hegemony - The Transformation of the European Security Order after the Cold War

Adrianna SinclairThe Role of Law in Political Action: An Analysis of Trident Ploughshares

Julia TrombettaInventing Environmental Security: Environmental Research and the Transformation of Security Discourse

Norman VasuAssessing the Utility of the State: Toto, Do We Need Kansas Anymore?