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£16,130 (2016/17)
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Past Dissertations

Below are the titles of dissertations completed by last year's finalists. For older examples, please click on the appropriate year in the list at the end of the page.

Dissertations of Finalists 2015

  • What influence has the FNSEA had on the French government and on the Common Agricultural Policy?
  • Ballast Erinnerung: Remembering the Palast der Republik
  • How effective are African biofuel policies in protecting local food security? A qualitative analysis of African biofuel policies
  • A European response to illegal fishing: Is the use of trade measures in the EU IUU regulation appropriate for combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing effectively?
  • Shifting roles and responsibilities of contemporary artists in Western urban societies - an ethnographic approach
  • Are there any plausible alternatives to the standard picture of rationality?
  • Failed and forgotten: Roma victims of human trafficking in France
  • Recognition: The development of a concept. Contrasts and linkages in notions of inter-subjectively formed identity from Hobbes to Honneth
  • Deleveraging: Why and where? Going beyond the Austrians
  • Is there a utilitarian case for a plant-based diet?
  • Foreign fighters in Syria: Does relative rebel strength play a role in the unprecedented mobilisation of foreign fighters in the Syrian civil war?
  • Untapped peace: How we stand to learn about violent conflict through examination of nonviolent secession
  • The 'perception problem' of the European Central Bank: Input, output and 'throughput' approaches to the legitimacy of the ECB
  • From spectacle to statistics: A subnational data analysis of rape in India
  • Is there such a thing as political expertise?
  • Immigration and the welfare state: Political strategy, inclusion and exclusion
  • The Left in crisis: A marxist critique of the secularism debate on the French Left
  • Should Poland press to join the Eurozone?
  • Change detection in sequential data presentation formats
  • Sanctioning mass-killing
  • George Orwell's Lions and Unicorns: How does UKIP's use of language lead to their success as an anti-political establishment party?
  • Confronting the human trafficking business: Why is China unable to fully comply with the purposes and spirit of the Palermo Protocol?
  • Marchas and memory: A discussion of Spanish national anthems and their implications for national identity
  • To what extent did the First World War prepare the ground for a new imperial order?
  • A critical review of modern hostage response: Examining the effect of politics on tactical operations
  • What role should a constitutional court have in a democracy?
  • John Locke and the Glorious Revolution of 1688: Intention and interpretation
  • Reconsidering Anton Blok's inquiry into the origins of the mafia: Cosa Nostra between myth and reality
  • In two minds: Organisational legitimacy and identity in development NGOs
  • European practices of non-departure: Circumventing the non-refoulement obligation in extraterritorial migration control
  • Charter schools in the USA: How do they help globalising elites institutionalise globalism?
  • Immigration and preferences over public finances: Evidence from Sweden
  • Scrutinizing detention of asylum seekers in the European Union: Does the Reception Conditions Directive and its recast provide required protection to asylum seekers under international and human rights law?

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