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PhD completions

in the Department of International Relations

2020

Nicola Degli Esposti (November 2020)
"Whose Kurdistan? Class Politics and Kurdish Nationalism in the Middle East, 1918-2018"
Thesis online
Supervisor: Katerina Dalacoura

Pilar Elizalde (October 2020)
"Human rights promotion, contestation, and politicisation in international human rights institutions: A study of the Universal Periodic Review 2008-2016"
Thesis online
Supervisors:  Ulrich Sedelmeier and Daniel Berliner

Alireza Shams Lahijani (August 2020)
"Iran's Idea of Europe: Representation, Recognition and International Society"
Thesis online soon
Supervisors: Iver B Neumann and Fawaz Gerges

Christopher Murray (July 2020)
"Anti-imperial world politics: race, class, and internationalism in the making of post-colonial order"
Thesis online
Supervisor: Tarak Barkawi

Till Spanke (May 2020)
"Nurturing dependence: the role of patron states in the state and Institution building processes of de facto states"
Thesis online
Supervisor: Tomila Lankina

Marc Sinan Winrow (May 2020)
"Reconstituting sovereignty: the Young Turks’ efforts to secure external recognition and the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey, 1908 - 1923" 
Thesis online
Supervisor:  Katerina Dalacoura

Joseph Leigh (April 2020)
"'The Emergence of Global Power Politics: Imperialism, Modernity, and American Expansion, 1870-1914"
Thesis online
Supervisor: George Lawson 

Wafa Alsayed (February 2020)
"Foreign policy making in the small Gulf states: state formation processes, ideas and identities in Kuwait and Bahrain"
Thesis online
Supervisor: Toby Dodge

Adrian Rogstad (January 2020)
"Stigmatisation in international relations: Russia, the West and international society from the Cold War to Crimea"
Thesis online
Supervisors: George Lawson, Professor Iver B Neumann

2019

Helena De Moraes Achcar (December 2019)
'The politics and anti-politics of south-south cooperation: the case of Brazil-Mozambique pro Savannah and antiretroviral factory'
Thesis online
Supervisors: Tomila LankinaFrancisco Panizza  

Ilari Aula (September 2019)
'Consuming conflicts: consumer responsibility for armed conflicts in Nigeria and DR Congo'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Kirsten Ainley

Kiran Phull (August 2019)
'Polling and the pursuit of Arab public opinion'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Federica Bicchi

Irena Kalhousova (August 2019)
'Our Jews, our Israel! Origins of the foreign policy of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary towards Israel'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Federica Bicchi

Ben Tze Ern Ho (August 2019)
Chinese exceptionalism: an interpretive framework to understanding China’s rise and relations with the world'
Thesis online soon
Supervisor: William A Callahan

Sophie Haspeslagh (April 2019)
'The effect of proscription on pre-negotiation: a comparative analysis of making peace with Colombia’s FARC before and after 9/11'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Mark Hoffman

Liane Hartnett (April 2019)
'Love in a Time of Empire: An Engagement with the Political Thought of Tolstoy, Tagore and Camus'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Brown

Ilaria Carrozza (March 2019)
'Securing the way to power: China's rise and its normative peace and security agenda in Africa'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Alden

Gokhan Cifliki (March 2019)
'Learning Conflict Duration: Insights from Predictive Modelling'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Peter Trubowitz

Kerry Goettlich (March 2019)
'From Frontiers to Borders: The Origins and Consequences of Linear Boundaries in International Politics'
Thesis online
LSE profile
Supervisor: Tarak Barkawi

Elitsa Garnizova (February 2019)
'The new political economy of trade: understanding the treatment of non-tariff measures in European Union trade policy'
Thesis online
LSE profile
Supervisor: Steve Woolcock

Ziyuan Wang (February 2019)
'The political logic of status competition among nations: cases from China, 1962-1979'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jurgen Haacke

 

2018

Sidharth Kaushal (December 2018)
'Reconceptualising strategic culture as a focal point: the impact of strategic culture on a state’s grand strategy ' 
Thesis online
Supervisor: Peter Trubowitz

Andrea Dessi (December 2018)
'Normalising the Israel asset. The Regan administration and the second Cold War in the Middle East: leverage, blowback and the institutionalisation of the US-Israel ‘Special Relationship’
Thesis online
Supervisor: Fawaz Gerges

Jonathan Freeman (November 2018)
'Military assistance as a tool of 20th Century American grand strategy: the American experience in Korea and Vietnam after World War II '
Thesis online
Supervisor: Christopher Coker

Ida Danewid (November 2018) 
'Race, capital, and politics of solidarity: Radical Internationalism in the 21st Century'
Thesis online
Supervisors: Kirsten Ainley, Mark Hoffman

Marian Feist (September 2018)
'Learning in international negotiations: The strategic use of lessons in post-agreement climate finance politics'
Supervisor: Robert Falkner

Luka Bareis (September 2018)
'Interstate resource conflicts: international networks and the realpolitik of violent resource acquisitions'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Mathias Koenig-Archibugi

Emmanuelle Blanc (August 2018)
'The EU in the quest for recognition: anchoring institutional identity through dialogue. The case of the EU-US dialogues'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Federica Bicchi

So Hyun Lee (May 2018)
'A Step Forward to East Asian Regionalism? Comparing Negotiation Methods of South Korea and Japan in their Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Steve Woolcock

Rachel George (May 2018)
'From contestation to convergence? A constructivist critique of the impact of UN human rights treaty ratification on interpretations of Islam in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Katerina Dalacoura

Andrew Delatolla (February 2018)
'The State as a Standard of Civilization: Assembling the Modern State in Lebanon and Syria, 1800-1944'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Katerina Dalacoura

David Schäfer (January 2018)
'Banking on ideas? The negotiations of the EU banking union'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Ulrich Sedelmeier

Andreas Nohr (January 2018)
'Tyrants of Truth: A genealogy of hyper-real politics'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Iver Neumann

Gustav Meibauer (January 2018) LSE Profile
'"Doing something". Neoclassical realism US foreign policy and the no-fly zones, 1991-2016'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Toby Dodge

Aaron McKeil (January 2018)
'Searching for a World Polity: The World After Anarchy Question'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Peter Wilson

2017

Lu Jiang (December 2017)
'Beyond ODA: Chinese way of development cooperation with Africa the case of agriculture'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Alden

Carolina De Simone (November 2017)
'Italy and the Community of Sant'Egidio in the 1990s. 'Coopetition' in post-Cold War Italian foreign policy?'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Alden

Julia Himmrich (October 2017)
'Germany's recognition of Kosovo as an independent state in 2008'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Spyros Economides

John Hemmings (September 2017)
'The role that bureaucratic politics plays in the US-Japen-Australia trilateral strategic dialogue: an NCR analysis'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Hughes

Bugra Susler (September 2017)
'Turkey's Foreign Policy Cooperation with the European Union during the Arab Spring, 2011-2013'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Ulrich Sedelmeier

Jana Hoeffken (August 2017)
'Competition provisions in EU preferential trade agreements: consequences for domestic reform in developing countries'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Steve Woolcock

Corina Lacatus (June 2017)
'The design of national human rights institutions: global patterns of institutional diffusion and strength'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Ulrich Sedelmeier

Daniel Schade (June 2017)
'The European Union's Latin America policy: a study of foreign policy change and coordination'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Karen E Smith

Scott Hamilton (June 2017)
'Governing through the Climate: Climate Change, the Anthropocene, and Global Governmentality'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Iver Neumann

Minako Morita-Jaeger (May 2017)
'Services trade integration in East Asia and political-economy impediments in the domestic decision making: a case study of the Japan-ASEAN free trade agreements'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Steve Woolcock

Neal Suleimanova (May 2017)
'Why keep protecting the few without external incentives? Compliance with minority rights norms after attaining IO membership in Latvia and Georgia'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Ulrich Sedelmeier

Martin Hearson (April 2017) LSE Profile
'Bargaining away the tax base: the North-South politics of tax treaty diffusion'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jeffrey Chwieroth

Ningkang Heidi Wang (April 2017)
'Strategic concepts and interest grouping in China's environmental foreign relations'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Hughes

Ioannis Papagaryfallou (February 2017)
'The history/theory dialectic in the thought of Herbert Butterfield, Martin Wight and E. H. Carr: a reconceptualisation of the English School of international relations'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Peter Wilson

Inez Freiin von Weitershausen (February 2017)
'Explaining variation in European crisis cooperation: the role of incentives, ideas and institutions during the 2011 uprisings in Libya'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Ulrich Sedelmeier

Yuan Yao (February 2017)
'Constructing the ideal river: the 19th century origins of the first international organisations'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Peter Wilson

Maddalena Procopio (January 2017)
'Negotiating governance: Kenyan contestation, cooperation, passivity toward the Chinese'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Alden

Dimitrios Stroikos (January 2017)
'China, India in space and the orbit of international society: power, status, and order on the high frontier'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Hughes

2016

David Brenner (December 2016)
'Insurgency as a social process: authority and armed groups in Myanmar's changing borderlands'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jurgen Haacke

Jillian Terry (October 2016)
'Towards a feminist ethics of war: rethinking moral justifications for contemporary warfare'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Kimberly Hutchings

Lukas Linsi (October 2016)
'How the beast became a beauty: the social construction of the meaning of inward foreign direct investments in advanced economies, 1960-2007'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jeffrey Chwieroth

Maria Fotou (September 2016)
'Ethics of hospitality: envisaging the stranger in the contemporary world'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Kimberly Hutchings

Magdalena Delgado (July 2016)
'A constructivist analysis of religion's role in foreign policy: the cases of Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia under the leaderships of Menachem Begin, Ayatollah Khomeini and Fahd bin Abdulaziz'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Katerina Dalacoura

Borja Guijarro Usobiaga (June 2016)
'European sanctions reconsidered: regime type, strategic bargaining and the imposition of EU sanctions'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Ulrich Sedelmeier

Per-Axel Frielingsdorf (May 2016)
'Machiavelli of peace: Dag Hammarskjold and the political role of the Secretary-General of the United Nations'
Thesis online
Supervisor: John Kent

Morten Andersen (May 2016)
'A genealogy of the balance of power'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Iver Neumann

Jie Yu (April 2016)
'Partnership or partnerships: an assessment of China-EU relations between 2001 and 2013 with case studies on their collaborations to climate change and renewable energy'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Hughes

Melissa Koluksuz (February 2016)
'A critical geopolitics of American imperialism and grand strategy (post 9-11): the role of language and ideology'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Toby Dodge

2015

Benjamin Mueller (November 2015)
'The end of the cold war: complexity, causation and systemic change'
Thesis online
Supervisor: George Lawson

Johann Basedow (September 2015)
'The European Union's international investment policy: explaining intensifying Member State cooperation in international investment regulation'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Steve Woolcock

Viviane Dittrich (September 2015)
'Present at the completion: creating legacies at the international criminal tribunals'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jens Meierhenrich

Curran Flynn (August 2015)
'Hans Morgenthau's 'Scientific Man Versus Power Politics' and 'Politics Among Nations': a comparative analysis'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Peter Wilson

Reik Kramer (August 2015)
'Network-centric peace: an application of network theory to violent conflicts'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Christopher Coker

Noële Crossley (July 2015)
'Humanitarian interventions: from Le Droit D'Ingerence to the Responsibility to Protect'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Mark Hoffman

Deepak Nair (July 2015)
'Saving the states' face: an ethnography of the ASEAN secretariat and the diplomatic field in Jakarta'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jurgen Haacke

Daniel Falkiner (June 2015)
'The erotics of empire: love, power and tragedy in Thucydides and Hans Morgenthau'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Kimberly Hutchings

Monika Hellmeyer (June 2015)
'The impact of the Central and Eastern European EU member states on the EU's foreign policy, 2004 - 2013'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Karen E Smith

Curtis Ohlers (June 2015)
'Interstate warfare and the emergence of transnational insurgencies'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Christopher Coker

Laura Barber (May 2015)
'Chinese foreign policy in the 'going out' era: confronting challenges and 'adaptive learning' in the case of China-Sudan and South Sudan relations'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Alden

David Rajeev Sibal (March 2015)
'Varieties of capitalism and firm performance in emerging markets: an examination of the typological trajectories of India and Brazil'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Lauren Phillips

Emily Anderson (March 2015)
'States of extraction: Impacts of taxation on statebuilding in Angola and Mozambique, 1975-2013'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Alden

Julia Muravska (March 2015)
'The institutionalisation of the European defence equipment market'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Spyros Economides

Margit Ussar (March 2015)
'Ethics, aid and organisational characteristics: are multilateral aid organisations more likely to be driven by ethical considerations than their bilateral counterparts?'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Kirsten Ainley

Damiano De Felice (February 2015)
'Diverging visions on human rights conditionality: a comparison between France and the United Kingdom'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Karen E Smith

Diego De Merich (February 2015)
'Empathy at the intersections of care: articulating a critical  approach to the ethics of international development'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Kimberly Hutchings

Hadi Makarem (February 2015)
'Actually existing neoliberalism: the reconstruction of Downtown Beirut in post-civil war Lebanon'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Fawaz Gerges

Rupert Brodersen (January 2015)
'Rage, rancour and revenge: existentalist motives in International Relations'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Christopher Coker

2014

Kasira Cheeppensook (December 2014)
'The development of the ASEAN charter: origins and norm codification'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jurgen Haacke

Simone Datzberger (December 2014)
'Peacebuilding and the depoliticisation of civil society: Sierre Leone, 2002-2013'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Mark Hoffman

Mark Kersten (November 2014)
'Justice in conflict: The International Criminal Court in Libya and Northern Uganda'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Mark Hoffman

Bradley Parks (June 2014)
'Brokering development policy change: the parallel pursuit of millenium challenge account resources and reform'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Jeffrey Chwieroth

Janel Smith (June 2014)
'Civil society, human security and the politics of peace-building in Victor's Peace Sri Lanka (2002-2012)'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Mark Hoffman

Philip Schleifer (June 2014)
'Whose rules? The diffusion and variation of private participatory governance'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Robert Falkner

Andrew Bowen (May 2014)
'Syrian-American relations 1973-1977: a study of security cooperation in regional conflicts'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Fawaz Gerges

Christine Cote (May 2014)
'A chilling effect: the impact of international investment agreements on national policy autonomy in the areas of health, safety and the environment'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Steve Woolcock

Jens Lamprecht (May 2014)
'Bargaining power in multilateral trade negotiations: Canada and Japan in the Uruguay Round and Doha Development Agenda'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Steve Woolcock

Carolina Boniatti Pavese (April 2014)
'Level-linkage in European Union - Brazil relations: an analysis of cooperation on climate change, trade and human rights'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Karen E Smith

Jacob Parakilas (April 2014)
'The Mexican Drug War: an examination into the nature of narcotics-linked violence in Mexico 2006-2012'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Christopher Coker

Bjoern Dueben (March 2014)
'China-Russia relations after the Cold War: the process of institution-building and its impact on the evolution of bilateral cooperation'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Hughes

Robyn Klingler-Vidra (March 2014)
'All politics is local: sources of variance in the diffusion of venture capital policies'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Robert Falkner

Rajneesh Verma (February 2014)
'The tiger and the dragon: a neoclassical realist perspective of India and China in the oil industry in West Africa'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Chris Alden

Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen (January 2014)
'Beyond the soldier and the state: the theoretical framework of elite civil-military relations'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Christopher Coker

Nick Srnicek (January 2014)
'Representing complexity: the material construction of world politics'
Thesis online
Supervisor: Kim Hutchings