UCL European & International Social & Political Studies


Dissertations 2017

  • Why does Pakistan claim Kashmir? An International Relations Theories Approach.
  • Adapting to the present and mitigating the future: An analysis of the status development of environmental refugees in the international legal system.
  • The beginning of the end. The 1950s and 1960s: A study of the contradictions and fundamental failings in Soviet economic planning.
  • Public participation and informality in the politics of community gardening: A comparative study of Berlin and Paris.
  • Anger and expectation.
  • The tabloidization of terrorism news: A universal phenomenon? A test of François Debrix's theory of tabloid terror on French televised news after the November 2015 Paris attacks.
  • Democracy "Damned": An investigation into the rise and fall of the Sivens Occupation.
  • Sadness transmission across different modalities: Implications for emotional evocation and memory through narrative.
  • Refugee representation in Slovakia: A discourse analysis in light of the European refugee crisis.
  • She flies, she runs, she conquers. Empowered women in film, creating an identity during the German reunification.
  • "A sea of men": Gender and discursive representation of the Calais camp.
  • Is there room for forgiveness in legal punishment?
  • What determines the effect of foreign direct investment on labour productivity and capital productivity?
  • The true meaning behind "Made in China": A not so silky road to Chinese labour law enforcement.
  • The promise and paradox of a queer haven: A homonationalist analysis of LGB asylum discourses in the UK.
  • Does female participation in armed groups help explain variation in sexual violence? Analysing sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • The Right of Reservation in the EEA Agreement: An analysis of why Norway has never reserved itself against EU legislation the country is obliged to adopt under the EEA Agreement.
  • Compensation strategies against child labour in Cambodia. An interpretivist’s insight into parents’ experience and motivations.
  • Does microfinance influence attitudes towards gender equality in Poland?
  • Constructivism revisited: A critical look at Russian advancements on the Crimean Peninsula.
  • A case for the hybrid mediator: Conflict resolution in Mindanao.
  • The heart of Europe? Patočka's conception of Czech identity.
  • Two comedies - one humanity.
  • Why did the Oslo Peace Accords fail? An analysis of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict 1993-2005.
  • Automation and the German welfare state: An assessment of policy responses.
  • Human rights vs. religious and cultural rights in the elective circumcision of minors.
  • How do emotions work? A study of William Lyons' causal-evaluative theory.
  • "I do not agree to these Terms": Challenging the notice and consent approach to data protection in the Big Data era.
  • How effective was the European Union as a mediator in Israel-Palestine? The case of Operation Protective Edge.
  • "Another world is possible": Building the Larzac movement 1971-81.
  • Making sense of 'Printemps Républicain': The emergence of a new political actor movement.
  • The news-media as a strategic actor in the aid allocation framework: How does the British print news-media frame public and governmental discourse of Official Development Assistance?
  • Regional cooperation: A flawed solution to transnational terrorism? The case of ECOWAS and UEMOA in West Africa.
  • Communitarian-liberal debate through the spectacles of agonism.
  • Ethnic lifelines. How ethnic ties can secure loyalty of the armed forces during mass uprisings in authoritarian states.
  • Do European structural and investment funds truly contribute to economic development? A cross-regional case study of Slovakia.
  • The Public Sphere of Jürgen Habermas: The concept and its limitations. A critical study of the theory of the public sphere and its normative status within the context of the mass media.
  • Civil society activism and democratic accountability in Trinidad and Tobago: The Case of Section 34.
  • What does it take to be a successful mediator? A study based on the Ukraine crisis.