Browse by Specialisation "Conflict, Power, and Politics"

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  • Backbier, M (2018-08-28)
    Master Political Science
    In February 2018 a new enlargement strategy was presented by the European Commission. This renewed interest in the Western Balkan by the European Commission formed the motivation of this study, which is dedicated to ...
  • Triesscheijn, Hugo (2019-08-04)
    Master Political Science
    In this thesis I look into the effects of the distribution of power and ideology amongst the armed actors of a civil war on their alliance formation behaviour. By determining how many powerful armed groups with different ...
  • Benini, Maria (2020-07-17)
    Master Political Science
    Security is one of the main concerns for Brazillians' citizens and government due to the high criminality that surrounds the country. The rapid urbanization process is part of the explanation for the criminality to growth. ...
  • Ensink, Marleen (2020-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    This study focuses on Australian climate politics in the period from August 2018 till April 2020. In this period a heightened pressure by the civil society on the Australian Liberal government due to the devastating black ...
  • Jansen, M (2019-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    Before you lies my thesis “The Bad Man and the Good Woman: The Invisibility of Female Perpetrators in Criminal War Tribunals”, a research on the ways in which criminal tribunals as transitional justice mechanism are ...
  • Spierings, S (2019-01-31)
    Master Political Science
    In existing literature, no consensus has been reached yet on the effectivity of fossil fuel divestment. Considering the influential 2018 Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures report that recommends financial ...
  • Schalkwijk van, M (2019-06-22)
    Master Political Science
    This thesis identifies the effects of four Dutch SMEs on development and peace in Burundi. A small-c case study design is used in order to answer the research question. The cases are Dutch SMEs who received a subsidy ...
  • Schäfer, Daniel Frederik (2022-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    Piracy is an issue affecting maritime trade for centuries. Since the 1980s, contemporary pirates have been operating along major trade routes, notorious for targeting ships of all sizes. This contemporary piracy is generally ...
  • Gutjahr, Hannah (2018-04-01)
    Master Political Science
    This thesis engages in the debate on civil society and its role in democratization. It does so by analyzing its role in Gambia’s political transition in December 2016, where president Yahya Jammeh was defeated by the ballot ...
  • Penning de Vries de, Boris (2021-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    Abstract This thesis attempts to explain the use of economic sanctions during the Obama and the Trump administration. Guided by the following main research question: Which theories resulting from the major paradigms in ...
  • Scholman, Luuk (2020-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    Some Latin-American countries are perfect examples of countries that transitioned to democracy and encountered clientelism. Research indicates that clientelism consists of actions taken by both patrons and clients on the ...
  • Wetering van de, Dirk (2018-06-29)
    Master Political Science
    The humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad region is one of world’s largest and most complex humanitarian disasters. The prevailing view has been that this crisis is a security problem, particularly emanating from the Boko ...
  • Graaf, Lucas, de (2022-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    In this thesis the research question ‘To what extent is the European Union securitizing disinformation related to the Ukraine crisis?’ is answered. In order to do so the securitization theory of the Copenhagen School is ...
  • Teicke, Y (2019-06-30)
    Master Political Science
    Chinese investments on the African continent are extensively increasing. The Chinese focus is thereby more investment-oriented and contrasts with the more development aid-oriented approach by Western traditional actors. ...
  • Loon van, Gijs (2018-08-01)
    Master Political Science
    In 2006, the rise of the revolutionary Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) resulted in the election of Evo Morales as the first indigenous president of Bolivia. This signified the defeat of a neoliberal hegemony that had oppressed ...
  • Maanden van, S (2019-07-10)
    Master Political Science
    Drones are a relatively new development which fundamentally alter the nature of warfare. As the first non-human ‘combatants’ they require to ask how they fit within a Just War Theory framework. This thesis shows the core ...
  • Balen, Jan, van (2022-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    The regime of the Arab Republic of Egypt can be described as a repressive authoritarian regime that is violating human rights. The Netherlands is interested in promoting better human rights and democratic reform in Egypt, ...
  • Pott, Maartje (2021-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    The peacebuilding evaluation field stumbles upon challenges. One of those challenges is the attribution gap. In practice, it turns out to be difficult to attribute an intervention to (a) societal change(s) or impact(s). ...
  • Bouwer, Daan (2021-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    A lot of research has been done on the strategic decisions that rebels make in conflict and governance. However, limited research has been done on how the characteristics of a rebel group impacts their legitimacy under the ...
  • Gilhuis, N (2019-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    The role of national military institutions as the crucial site for the (re)production of masculinity has been extensively studied. The recent trend of the privatization of security not only questions if national military ...