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DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Some recently completed PhD Theses


(Amended December 2013)

2013
Name: Manuel ALMEIDA
Supervisor: Dr P Wilson
Thesis title: Defective polities: A history of an idea of international society

Name: Adel ALTORAIFI


Supervisor: Dr K Dalacoura
Thesis title: The Role of State Identity in Foreign Policy Decision-Making. The Rise
and Demise of Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement, 1997-2009

Name: Natali BULAMACIOGLU


Supervisor: Dr J Chwieroth
Thesis title: Why are we running? Political economy of bank runs and an analysis on
the 2007-2009 banking crisis in the United Kingdom

Name: Young-Bong CHO


Supervisor: Dr A Walter
Thesis title: Why do countries implement Basel II? An analysis of the global diffusion
of Basel II implementation

Name: Chih-Tung CHUNG


Supervisor: Dr J Haacke
Thesis title: The Evolution of Taiwan's Grand Strategy: From Chiang Kai-shek to
Chen Shui-bian

Name: Klaus DALGAARD


Supervisor: Professor C Coker
Thesis title: The energy statecraft of Brazil: Promoting biofuels as an instrument of
Brazilian foreign policy, 2003-2010

Name: Kathrin DOMBROWSKI


Supervisor: Dr Daphne Josselin (formerly at LSE)
Thesis title: Bringing the democratic gap: Can NGOs link local communities to
international environmental institutions?

Name: Alexander EDWARDS


Supervisor: Dr K Dalacoura
Thesis title: A Neoclassical realist analysis of American 'dual containment' policy in
the Persian Gulf: 1991-2001

Name: Georgios EVANGELOPOULOS


Supervisor: Dr S Economides and Prof Christopher Hill (formerly at LSE)
Thesis title: Scientific realism in the philosophy of science and international relations

Name: Kathryn FISHER


Supervisor: Dr G Lawson and Professor B Buzan
Thesis title: From 20th century troubles to 21st century international terrorism:
Identity, securitization and British counter-terrorism from 1968 to 2011

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Name: Faisal GHULAM
Supervisor: Dr S Woolcock
Thesis title: Accession to the World Trade Organisation: Factors shaping the case of
Saudi Arabia's accession (1985-2005)

Name: Marta INIGUEZ DE HEREDIA


Supervisor: Mr M Hoffman
Thesis title: Everyday Resistance in 'Post-Conflict' Statebuilding: The Case of
Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Name: Andrew JILLIONS


Supervisor: Dr Kirsten Ainley and Professor C Brown
Thesis title: From faith in rules to the rule of law: Constitutional responsibilities in
international society

Name: Outi KERANEN


Supervisor: Mr M Hoffman
Thesis title: Acts of Contention: Local Practices and Dynamics of Negotiated
Statebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995-2010

Name: Paul KIRBY


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings and Dr D Hook, Social Psychology
Thesis title: Rethinking war/rape: Feminism, critical explanation, and the study of
wartime sexual violence, with special reference to the Democratic
Republic of Congo

Name: Monika KRUESMANN


Supervisor: Professor Chris BROWN
Thesis title: Digging for Compliments: Rio Tinto Group, Corporate Social
Responsibility and the Diffusion of International Norms

Name: Maiko KUROKI


Supervisor: Professor C Hughes
Thesis title: Nationalism in Japans contemporary foreign policy: A consideration of
the cases of China, North Korea, and India

Name: Dionysius MARKAKIS


Supervisor: Dr K Dalacoura
Thesis title: US democracy promotion in the Middle East: The pursuit of hegemony

Name: Arthur MINSAT


Supervisor: Dr J Haacke and Professor K Smith
Thesis title: Making EU foreign policy towards a 'pariah' state: consensus on
sanctions in EU foreign policy towards Myanmar

Name: Kai MONHEIM


Supervisor: Dr R Falkner
Thesis title: The 'Power of Process': The Impact of Process Management on
Multilateral Negotiations

Name: Martin NIEMETZ


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings and Dr M Koenig-Archibugi
Thesis title: Promoting a Deliberative System for Global Peace and Security: How to
reform the United Nations' decision-making procedures

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Name: Elizabeth OCASEY
Supervisor: Dr K Ainley and Professor C Brown
Thesis title: A Theory of Need in International Political Theory: Autonomy, Freedom,
and a Global Obligation

Name: Roberto ORSI


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings
Thesis title: Rethinking the Concept of Order in International Politics: Carl Schmitt
and Jrgen Habermas

Name: Oscar PALMA


Supervisor: Professor C Coker
Thesis title: Transnational networks of insurgency and crime: Explaining the spread
of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia beyond national borders

Name: Silvia PEPINO


Supervisor: Dr A Walter (formerly at LSE)
Thesis title: Sovereign risk and financial crisis: The international political economy of
the euro area sovereign debt crisis

Name: Elke SCWARZ


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings
Thesis title: The Biopolitical Condition: Rethinking the Ethics of Political Violence in
Life-Politics

Name: Benedetta VOLTOLINI


Supervisor: Dr F Bicchi and Professor K Smith
Thesis title: Lobbying in EU foreign policy-making towards the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict: Exploring the potential of a constructivist perspective

Name: Anna WIELOPOLSKA


Supervisor: Prof Lord W Wallace; Dr U Sedelmeier
Thesis title: Causes and consequences of ambivalence in Germany's policy towards
the eastern enlargement of the European Union

Name: Shuxiu ZHANG


Supervisor: Dr S Woolcock
Thesis title: The 'Dragonomic Diplomacy' (De)Code: A Study on the Causal
Relationship between Chinese Economic Diplomacy Preference
Formation and the Influence of Multilateral Economic Regimes

2012
Name: Ana ALVES
Supervisor: Dr C Alden
Thesis title: China's Oil Diplomacy: Comparing Chinese Economic Statecraft in
Angola and Brazil

Name: Hanna BENNETT


Supervisor: Dr U Sedelmeier
Thesis title: Leverage and Limitations of the EUs Influence in the Eastern
Neighbourhood: A Study of Compliance with the EUs Justice and Home
Affairs' Standards in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

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Name: Gregorio BETTIZA
Supervisor: Dr K Dalacoura
Thesis title: The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Desecularization of
American Foreign Policy, 1990-2012

Name: Annie BIRD


Supervisor: Professor C Brown
Thesis title: US Foreign Policy and Transitional Justice: Case Studies on Cambodia,
Liberia and Colombia

Name: Michael BLOOMFIELD


Supervisor: Dr R Falkner
Thesis title: Power, profit and principles: Industry Opportunity Structures and the
Political Mobilisation of Jewellers

Name: Richard CAMPANARO


Supervisor: Dr R Falkner
Thesis title: Socio-Ecological Coevolution: An Ecological Analysis of the Historical
Development of International Systems in the Circumpolar Arctic

Name: Filippo DIONIGI


Supervisor: Dr K Dalacoura
Thesis title: The impact of international norms on Islamist politics: The case of
Hezbollah

Name: Annette FRSTER


Supervisor: Professor C Brown
Thesis title: Decent Peace, Stability and Justice: John Rawlss International Theory
Applied

Name: Carmen GAYOSO


Supervisor: Dr R Allison
Thesis title: Russian hegemony in the CIS region: An examination of Russian
influence and of variation in consent and dissent by CIS states
to regional hierarchy

Name: Rebecca HOMKES


Supervisor: Dr D Josselin
Thesis title: Analyising the role of public-private partnerships in global governance:
Institutional dynamics, variation and effects

Name: Zeynep KAYA


Supervisor: Professor F Halliday; Professor J Sidel
Thesis title: Maps into Nations: Kurdistan, Kurdish Nationalism and International
Society

Name: Altin Naz MASRAFF


Supervisor: Dr U Sedelmeier
Thesis title: Why Keep Complying? Compliance with EU Conditionality under
Diminished Credibility in Turkey

Name: Sean McFATE


Supervisor: Professor C Coker
Thesis title: Durable Disorder: The Return of Private Armies and the Emergence of
Neomedievalism

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Name: lvaro MNDEZ
Supervisor: Professor M Cox; Dr C Alden
Thesis title: Negotiating intervention by invitation: How the Colombians shaped US
participation in the genesis of Plan Colombia

Name: Alexandros PETERSEN


Supervisor: Dr R Allison
Thesis title: East-West Energy and Transport Development as a Facilitator of
Western Integration in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey

Name: Antonio RAIMUNDO


Supervisor: Professor K Smith
Thesis title: The Europeanisation of national foreign policy: Portuguese foreign policy
towards Angola and Mozambique, 1978-2010

Name: Roberto ROCCU


Supervisor: Dr F Bicchi and Professor K Hutchings
Thesis title: Gramsci in Cairo: Neoliberal authoritarianism, passive revolution and
failed hegemony in Egypt under Mubarak, 1991-2010

Name: Meera SABARATNAM


Supervisor: Mr M Hoffman
Thesis title: Re-thinking the liberal peace: Anti-colonial thought and post-war
intervention in Mozambique

Name: James STRONG


Supervisor Dr J Kent
Thesis Title: More spinn'd against than spinning? Public opinion, political
communication and Britain's involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Name: Tsering TOPGYAL


Supervisor: Dr J Haacke
Thesis title: The Insecurity Dilemma and the Sino-Tibetan Conflict

Name: Caroline VARIN


Supervisor: Professor C Coker
Thesis title: Mercenaries and the State: How the hybridisation of armed forces is
changing the face of national security

Name: Yaniv VOLLER


Supervisor: Dr K Dalacoura
Thesis title: From rebellion to de facto statehood: International and transnational
sources of the transformation of the Kurdish national liberation
movement in Iraq into the Kurdish regional government

Name: Alex WOOLFSON


Supervisor: Dr G Lawson and Professor M Cox
Thesis title: The discourse of exceptionalism in US Grand Strategy, 1946-2009

2011
Name: Claire BEAUGRAND
Supervisor: Professor F Halliday; Professor M Al-Rasheed, Kings College London
Thesis title: Statelessness and Transnationalism in Northern Arabia: Biduns and
State-Building in Kuwait (1959-2009)

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Name: Jasmine GANI
Supervisor: Professor F Halliday; Professor F Gerges
Thesis title: Understanding and Explaining US-Syrian Relations: Conflict and
Cooperation, and the Role of Ideology

Name: Ulf GARTZKE


Supervisor: Professor Lord W Wallace
Thesis title: The Boeing/McDonnell Douglas and EADS Mergers: Ethnocentric vs.
Regiocentric Consolidation in the Aerospace and Defence Industry and
the Implications for International Relations

Name: Joseph HOOVER


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings
Thesis title: Reconstructing Human Rights: A pragmatic and pluralist inquiry in
global ethics

Name: Nico JASPERS GENANNT BNGER


Supervisor: Dr R Falkner
Thesis title: Silent Divergence: Explaining Nanotechnology Risk Governance in the
US and the EU

Name: Jorge LASMAR


Supervisor: Professor B Buzan
Thesis title: The impact of the global war on terror on the primary institutions of
international society

Name: Candice MOORE


Supervisor: Dr C Alden
Thesis title: Governing Parties and Southern Internationalism: A neoclassical realist
approach to the foreign policies of South Africa and Brazil, 1999-2010

Name: Timothy OLIVER


Supervisor: Professor Lord W Wallace
Thesis title: The British State and the World: How the Core Executive Manages the
States Foreign Policy in an era of Governance, Europeanisation and
Globalisation

Name: Kevork OSKANIAN


Supervisor: Dr R Allison and Professor B Buzan
Thesis title: Weaving Webs of Insecurity: Fear, Weakness and Power in the post-
Soviet Southern Caucasus

Name: Zelal OZDEMIR SAMUR [MPhil]


Supervisor: Professor F Halliday; Dr K Dalacoura
MPhil thesis title: The emergence of Iranian nationalism (1906-53): An international
historical account

Name: Vassilios PAIPAIS


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings
Thesis title: Critique and the Grounding of Political Community: Idelogical
depoliticisation in International Political Theory

Name: Matteo PALLAVER [MPhil]


Supervisor Dr S Economides
MPhil thesis title: Power and its forms: Hard, Soft, Smart

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Name: Barbara PLANK
Supervisor: Dr P Wilson
Thesis title: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson and the Causes of War: A Theoretical and
Historical Analysis

Name: Lauge POULSEN


Supervisor: Dr A Walter; Dr S Woolcock
Thesis title: Sacrificing sovereignty by chance: Investment treaties, developing
countries, and bounded rationality

Name: Jean RENOUF


Supervisor: Mr M Hoffman
Thesis title: Understanding How the Identity of International Aid Agencies and Their
Approaches to Security Are Mutually Shaped

Name: Colin STEINBACH


Supervisor: Professor Lord W Wallace
Thesis title: Towards strategic cultural convergence? Continuity and change in
British, French and German security policy, 1991-2006

2010
Name: Karen BARNES
Supervisor: Mr M Hoffman
Thesis title: Engendering peace or a gendered peace? The UN and liberal
peacebuilding in Sierra Leone, 2002-2007

Name: Raphael BOSSONG


Supervisor: Dr K Smith
Thesis title: The evolution of EU counterterrorism policy from 9/11 to 7/7 - the
opportunistic and fragmentary dynamics of EU security policy-making

Name: Mlfrid BRAUT-HEGHAMMER


Supervisor: Professor C Coker
Thesis title: Nuclear Entrepreneurs: Drivers of Nuclear Proliferation

Name: Olivier CHARNOZ


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings and Dr M Koenig-Archibugi
Thesis title: The Local Power Effects of a Global Governance Discourse: 'Community
Participation' in the Protection of Biodiversity.

Name: Alexis CROW


Supervisor: Professor C Coker
Thesis title: Cultural Dialogue and the Western Alliance: Revaluing NATO through
the Thought of Philip Windsor

Name: Tien-Sze FANG


Supervisor: Professor C Hughes
Thesis title: The Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in China-India Relations after the
1998 Nuclear Tests

Name: Francesca LESSA


Supervisor: Professor C Brown
Thesis title: The Missing Memory of Transitional Justice: How Argentina and
Uruguay Confronted Past Evils, 1983-2009

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Name: Emma MATSUMOTO
Supervisor: Professor W Wallace and Dr U Sedelmeier
Thesis title: Japan and the UN peace operations in the post-Cold War era: Their
challenges and choices

Name: David MOLE


Supervisor: Professor K Hutchings
Thesis title: Discourses of World Kinship and the United Nations: The Quest for a
Human Family

Name: Ramon PACHECO PARDO


Supervisor: Professor C Hughes
Thesis title: Weak Power Bargaining with Great Powers during Crises: The Case of
North Korea's Bargaining with the United States during the Second
Nuclear Crisis

Name: Christopher PHILLIPS


Supervisor: Professor F Halliday; Professor F Gerges
Thesis title: Everyday Arabism: The daily reproduction of nationalism and supra-
nationalism in contemporary Syria and Jordan

Name: Marco PINFARI


Supervisor: Dr M Koenig-Archibugi
Thesis title: Time to Agree: Time Pressure and Deadline Diplomacy in Peace
Negotiations

Name: Henry RADICE


Supervisor: Professor C Brown
Thesis title: The Politics of Humanity: Humanitarianism and International Political
Theory

Name: Jeffrey REEVES


Supervisor: Professor C Hughes
Thesis title: Mongolian State Weakness, Foreign Policy, and Dependency on the
People's Republic of China

Name: Laust SCHOUENBORG


Supervisor: Professor B Buzan
Thesis title: The Scandinavian International Society: From Norden to the Northern
Dimension?

Name: Joy WANN


Supervisor: Dr A Walter
Thesis title: Global Financial Governance and the Question of Influence: Examining
the Role Private Actors Play in International Financial Standardization