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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Privey, Alice (2019-08-12)
    Master Political Science
    I would like to thank my supervisor for always being available for me, even in the middle of the summer, very patient and understanding. I would also like to address few words to my friends that supported a very stressed ...
  • Verkroost, Chantal (2019-08-12)
    Master Political Science
    The civil war in Syria has led to the displacement of millions of Syrians mainly hosted by Syria’s neighbouring countries. This influx of refugees puts a serious strain on the resources of these host-countries, causing ...
  • Smeets, M (2019-01-17)
    Master Political Science
    In the past few years incidents of political violence by extreme organizations got often highlighted in the media. Political violence is not only an issue in the media, but also a widely studied phenomenon by researchers, ...
  • Smeets, Victor (2019-08-01)
    Master Political Science
    The aim of this thesis is to explore the relationship between civil aid organizations and the military in the Netherlands. This thesis sets out to investigate the possible tensions between civil aid organizations and the ...
  • Banjska, E (2019-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    During the conflicts in Bosnia and Hercegovina (hereafter: BiH) and Rwanda, mass rapes were used as an asymmetric warfare tactic. There is still a need to understand this phenomenon, because it is still used today. Human ...
  • Verleg, E (2019-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    This thesis wants to know how the high stakes for German domestic actors during the EU-Turkey refugee agreement negotiations affected the likelihood of reaching a successful agreement. The three-level game theory offers ...
  • Cornelissen, Loris (2019-08-13)
    Master Political Science
    With more and more humanitarian interventions taking place around the world. This thesis attempts to create a set of principles that any intervenor should adhere to for a just humanitarian intervention. This is done by ...
  • Koning, Michiel Jan (2019-08-11)
    Master Political Science
    The focus of research on child soldiers has been primarily on structural variables. This research tends to extend the focus onto the characteristics of armed non-state actors by looking at the identity foundations of ...