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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Riehl, Wouter (2020-06-22)
    Master Political Science
    Two theoretical debates form the basis of this thesis. One debate is about globalization and relative deprivation. The globalization thesis argues that globalization created winners and losers and the losers are more likely ...