Completed Theses


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

Conway, Philip, The Historical Ontology of Environmental.

Botfield, Charlotte 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.

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


Simons, Devon, The Media's War on Terror

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

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

Mack, Alexander, Fortress Societies: The Mobilisation of Shared Anxieties

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

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

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


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

Young, Danielle, Orientation and Disorientation: Sovereignty and Environmental Disorientation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dyfan Powel, Understanding Sub-state Democracy Promotion

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

Ara Karaboghossian, Artefactizing Slavery: Practices, Ruptures and Continuities

Tomas Kucera, The Soldier and Liberal Society: Societal-Military Relations in Germany and the United Kingdom

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

Athina Gkouti, The EU’s Human Rights promotion

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

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

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

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

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


Elaine Tan, Understanding African International Society: An English School Approach

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

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

Sonja Kittelsen, The EU and the securitization of pandemic influenza

Patrick Thomas, Burke, Paine and Neighbourhood in International Politics

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


Aylin Ozet Siyahhan, Security culture and civil society in Turkey

Tomos Dafydd Davies, Security culture and civil society in Turkey

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

Sarah Jenkins, Understanding Ethnic Violence:  The 2007-2008 Postelection Crisis in Kenya

Erzsebet Strausz, Being in Discourse in IR:  An Experience Book of Sovereignty

Aideen Woods, Reconsidering the Private: Towards a Communicative Care Approach to European Union Citizenship

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

Anja Gebel, The ideal within – A Discourse and Hegemony Theoretical Analysis of the International Anticorruption Discourse

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

Michael Keary, The Roots of Technological Optimism:A Foucauldian Critique of the Economics of Climate Change

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

Reiko Shindo, The Politics of Categories: Rethinking Boundaries in Translation


Vincent Keating, The legitimacy of American Human Rights conduct in the War on Terror

Ross Bellaby, The Ethics of Intelligence Collection:  Creating an Ethical Framework for Intelligence Collection

Chris Curran, Rogue Statehood in international society: the case of Libya

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

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

Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Killing in the Name: Searching for ‘the Political’ in Political Violence

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

Guilherme Marques Pedro, The Critical God

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


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

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

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

Harmonie Toros, Terrorism, Talking and Transformation: Northern Ireland and Mindanao

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

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

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

Matthew Fluck, The hardest service: concepts of truth in critical international thought

David Gill, Wilson and the bomb

John Glyn, Pa Mor Effeithiol Yw’r Strategethau ieithyddol Cymunedol Cyfredol Yng Nghtmy?

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

Doug Jones, The Communist Party of Great Britian and the National Question in Wales 1920 - 1941

Susanna Karlsson, Contemporary international political theory and global environmental politics: bridging artificial divides?

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

Jennifer Pedersen, Sisters 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 Price, Reconciling the irreconcilable? British nuclear weapons and the non-proliferation treaty 1997-2007

Joao Reis Nunes, Rethinking emancipation in critical security studies

Thomas Robb, US/UK Relations in the era of detente 1969-77

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

Jan Ruzicka, Securitization Theory and Revolutions

Iain Wilson, Are international exchange and mobility programmes effective tools of public diplomacy


Carla Barquiero, Canada's Human Security Policy: Illuminating the Role of Ideas in Soft Power

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

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

Laura Guillaume, War on the Body Dramatising the Space of the Unknown

Huw Lewis, Rhyddfrydiaeth ac Adferiad Iaith

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

Huw Williams, The Freedom of Peoples: John Rawls' Duty of Assistance and the Idea of State Capability


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

Giselle Bosse, The EU and its Neighbours: Sharing Common Values?

Sarah Bristow, The 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 Death, One World Comes to One Country? Government Sustainable Development from the Johannesburg Summit

Frazer Egerton, Western Militant Jihadism: Identity and the Imaginary, Movement and Media

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

Jay Hwang, The Birth of the Taiwanese' - A Discursive Constitution of the Taiwanese as a National Identity

Ismail Lagardien, Global Public Goods: Changing or Managing the Status quo?

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

Scott Smith, Between Clash and Conversion: Religion and the Evolution of International Society

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

Sonja Wolf, The 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 Anglim, The 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 Bennett, The US Sentate as Foreign Policy Actor: The Advice and Consent Role in the Contemporary Treaty Process

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

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

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

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

Sarah Leonard, The European Union and the Securitisation of Asylum and Migration

Constantinos Lauotides, Territorial Sepratism in International Affairs: Secessionist Politics as Collective Responsible Emancipation.

Iraklis Oikonomou, The European Arms Industry as a European Security and Defence Policy Actor

Columbia Peoples, Technology, Common Sense and Missile Defence

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

Marie Suetsugu, Dividing Practices and the Subject of Development

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


Lynne Dryburgh, Examining Adaption: UK Foreign Policy and the USP 1990 - 2001

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

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

Silviya Lechner, The Constitution of International Society: An Investigation into Constructivist Theorising and the English School

Ian Mitchell, Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: By Protectorate or Popular Will?

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

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

Oystein Tunsjo, The Construction of a Triangle: New Perspectives on US Taiwan Policy Since 1949

Nick Vaughan-Williams, Borders and International Relations: The Politics of Framing

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


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

Karen Karapetyen, The State of the Spectacle: A Post-Anarchist Investigation into the Problem of State Reification

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

Tamara Makarenko, The 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 Royles, The Impact of Devolution on Civil Society in Post-Devolution Wales

Simon Rushton, The United Nations Secretariat and Norm Entrepreneurship: The Promotion of Democracy in International Society.

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

Adrianna Sinclair, The Role of Law in Political Action: An Analysis of Trident Ploughshares

Julia Trombetta, Inventing Environmental Security: Environmental Research and the Transformation of Security Discourse

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