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Past PhD students

The following people have recently completed (2015-16)

Recent awards

  • Rabi'Ah Aminudin - Explaining The Institutional Capacity Of State Feminism In A Non-Western Setting: A Case Study of the Malaysian Women's Policy Agency
  • Brian Carey - Perfecting the Art of the Possible: A Constraint-Based View of Ideal and Non-Ideal Theory
  • Emmy Eklundh - Indignation as dissent? The affective components of protest and democracy
  • Jack Ashby - Holme Winter How are Freedom, Equality and Private Property Rights Related?
  • Fazil Ismail - An Empirical Analysis of Apartheid South Africa's Ideas and Practices in the GATT: 1947 to 1994
  • Malgorzata Jakimow - NGOs, Labour and Space: Migrant Workers and the Remaking of Citizenship in China
  • Sara Kallock - Butler's Livability: Re/framing Sex Work at the Frontline
  • Robert Munro - Should Citizens Pay for the Costs of Their State's Unjust Actions? Defending an Individualist Moral Responsibility-Based Account of Liability
  • Eduardo Olivares Concha - Party System Institutionalisation in New Democracies of Latin America, Europe and Asia
  • Kristina Prismantaite - In search of an external profile for the European Union: Institutional competition and national interests in the establishment of the European External Action Service
  • Dean Redfearn - Political Liberalism, Justice and Children
  • Giulia Sirigu - Continuity and change in Mexican foreign policy under Fox: A strategic-relational analysis
  • Kathryn Starnes - Fairy Tales, Textbooks, and Social Science: A folklorist reading of international relations introductory textbooks
  • Laura White - Executive Leadership in International Organisation:A Case Study of WTO Directors-General (1995-2013)


  • Jared Ahmad - Envisioning Terror: An analysis of the BBC’s post-September 11th 2001 representations of “al-Qaeda”
  • Turki Mahmoud S Alawi - The impact of political violence and terrorism on the international relationship (case study of the Middle East)
  • James Alexander - The security-technology nexus
  • Katherine Allison - The Bush administration, women's rights and feminism
  • Faisal Almutairi - Evaluation of relative importance of oil, democracy promotion and power politics in determining US foreign policy Toward Iraq after 9/11
  • Ambrose Akor - The media, public opinion and British foreign policy
  • David Birks - Medical paternalism
  • Tessa Brannan - A bounded rationality approach to inter-organisational learning: comparing local authority learning schemes around community engagement
  • Stephen Buzdugan - The limits of regionalism as a development strategy in Southern Africa: A critical IPE analysis of the Southern African development community
  • Qin Cao - The concept of freedom in contemporary republicanism
  • Precious Chatterje-Doody - Conceptions of security: History, identity and Russian foreign policy in the 21st century
  • Chi Kin Cheung - Chinese nationalism: a critical understanding of Chinese identity in a transnational context
  • Richard Child - Statism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism: an essay on the scope and structure of distributive justice
  • Ryan Combs - Where gender and medicine meet: transition experiences and the NHS
  • Paul Copeland - Does EU enlargement dis-embed the European social model?
  • Linsay Cunningham-Cross - International relations research in China: the peculiarities of 'a not so international discipline'
  • Ilan Danjoux - No laughing matter: a cartoon analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Clare Debenham - 'Grass roots' feminism in Britain: a study of the politics of the Society for the Provision of Birth Control Clinics 1921-1931'
  • Christina Eason - Their lordships divided? The representation of women in the contemporary House of Lords
  • Jeremy Davies - Gay dads in the UK: rewriting the fatherhood manual?
  • Paul Hepburn - Exploring the reality of e-democracy amongst young adults in East Lancashire
  • Stephen Hood - Citizen preferences and the limits of democratic responsiveness
  • Susanna Ghosh Mitra - World bank and urban water supply reforms in India: a case study
  • Jonathan Gilmore - New wars and the concept of the cosmopolitan military
  • Catia Gregoratti - The UN global compact: a critical appraisal
  • Tom Goodwin - The problem of dirty hands: examining and defending a special case of inescapable moral wrong doing
  • Agnes Hirst - Neo-conservatism and post-structuralism: noble truths and regimes of lies
  • Cornelia Huelsz - Middle power theories and emerging powers in international political economy: a case study of Brazil
  • Christopher Hughes - Does liberal democracy represent the end of history? An analysis of Fukuyama and postmodern challenges
  • Jamie Johnson - Ethical encounters: human security in Afghanistan
  • Scott James - Singing from the same hymn sheet? Europeanisation and European policy making in the UK and Irish core executives, 1997-2007
  • Hardeep Kaur Basra - Politics of WTO accession
  • Georgios Kyris - Europeanisation, EU enlargement and the Turkish-Cypriot community
  • Mark Langan - Private sector development as normative concession in the moral economy of trade and development co-operation between the EU and ACP states
  • Piers Legh - Conservatism and the challenge of meritocracy
  • Tomas Maltby - European energy security policy-making in the context of EU enlargement: the role of newer member states as agenda-setters,


  • Fabiola Mieres - The political economy of everyday precarity: segmentation, fragmentation and transnational migrant labour in Californian agriculture
  • Ronan O’Callaghan - The theology of just war's language of rights: ethics, responsibility and sacrifice in contemporary war narratives
  • Susannah O’Sullivan - Libya and the production of violence: space, time and subjectivity in contemporary humanitarian intervention
  • Simon O’Meally - The World Bank, the idea of sustainable development and the case of Lake Victoria
  • Adriana Vilella Nilsson - Telling stories about... business representation of giant corporations
  • Dogancan Ozsel - Conservative ideology and radicalism: the analysis of a 'controversial relationship'
  • Robin Pettitt - Bending the 'Iron Law': Membership Influence on Policy in Political Parties
  • Petar Petrov - Governing the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP): An institutionalist perspective on the European Union's military crisis management in the context of operations Concordia (FYROM 2003) and Artemis (DR Congo 2003)
  • Stephen Pinkerton - Biopolitics, temporality and the international presence in the former Yugoslavia
  • Gareth Price-Thomas - A brittle ecology? Green parties and economic crisis
  • Thomas Purcell - A Marxian analysis of endogenous development in Venezuela: a critique of the landlord-state
  • Rebecca Reilly-Cooper - Democracy, deliberation and inclusion
  • Stephanie Rinaldi - Political theory: does it matter what the people think?
  • Hermann Schiavone - STV in Malta: applications, variations and consequences
  • Karen Spencer - Pregnant teenagers and their Diet: a qualitative investigation of cultural and material influences
  • Silke Staab - (En)Gendering the post-neoliberal state; change and continuity in Latin American social policy.
  • Benjamin Tallis - Beyond control? Borders, security and subjectivity in enlarged EU and its eastern neighbourhood.
  • Garvan Walshe - Self-ownership and climate change
  • Julia Welland - British militarised masculinity: it's construction, fragility and the violences made possible
  • Japhy Wilson - Abstract space and the Plan Puebla Panama: A Lefebvreran critique regional development in Southern Mexico