Politics & International Relations

National University of Singapore
Politics & International Relations
Jefferson Rajah

Mainstream scholarship on ethnic politics tends to consider ethnic conflict as the de facto state of affairs in deeply divided postcolonial societies. Ethnic group formation appears to be enduring and self-reinforcing in these societies. That is...

University of Aberdeen
Politics & International Relations
Vera Erbanova

Contrary to what is often believed, the Holocaust has not always been a prominent part of the Israeli collective memory. The early representation of the Holocaust by the Israeli elite is characterised by blaming Holocaust victims for ‘going like...

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Laura Trad

This essay draws a comparison between the role of violence in the political orders of two colonial regimes: that of France in Algeria, and of Britain in Iraq. It seeks to investigate the reasons why violence escalated to extreme extents in one...

Western University
Politics & International Relations
Allyson Fox

This essay seeks to address the question regarding what conflict management techniques have been implemented in the Great Lakes region of Africa, specifically in connection to the Burundi political strife, and which technique is proven to be the...

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Bao-Chau Pham

This essay argues that conceptualizing borders as fixed, physical entities, that confine territory, is highly problematic in an increasingly globalized world and in the context of the US-led “war on terror”. Problematizing the ‘territorialist...

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Antonia Zimmermann

In the wake of the German national elections in September 2017, questions surrounding German guiding culture (Leitkultur) and the legitimacy of the dual citizenship have become part and parcel of daily political campaigning. These debates can...

University of California, Berkeley
Politics & International Relations
Nikolina Zenovic

This piece analyzes the implementation of implied international human rights and the inequalities that can occur as a result of ambiguously worded human rights legislation. This ambiguity of language prevents equitable and efficient...

American University of Sharjah
Politics & International Relations
Naila Tariq

Benedict Anderson defines the nation as an imagined community and stresses that the rise of print capitalism is a central factor to the formation of this imagination. Since the invention of the television and given todays ubiquity of media images...

University of St Andrews
Politics & International Relations
Adam Stromme

The War on Terror was announced in the immediate aftermath of the tragic attacks on the World Trade Centers. But for many, there were far more questions than answers about this tragic event. Who was attacking us? Why? And perhaps most importantly...

Australian National University
Politics & International Relations
Evie Rose

This essay explores the tension between the international human rights regime and its implementation on the national level, using the case of the rights of indigenous peoples in Australia. Using realism and constructivism as theoretical lenses,...