Browse by Specialisation "Political Theory"

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  • Vermeulen, Lowieke (2019-08-12)
    Master Political Science
    An island full of resurrected dinosaurs is often what first comes to mind when exploring the concept of de-extinction. Movies like Jurassic Park and the general prospect of coming face-to-face with creatures that have ...
  • Loonstra, Thijs (2019-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    This thesis discusses the difficult problem of abortion. In trying to solve the philosophical difficulties with abortion this thesis aims to answer the research question: To what extent and on what normative basis is the ...
  • Verholt, O (2019-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    This thesis analyses Jürgen Habermas’ proposal for a postnational order, which he developed around the turn of the 20th century. Habermas argues that democratic liberty is threatened by globalisation. To protect democratic ...
  • Ruiter, P (2019-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    In this thesis, green republicanism’s claim of being a green alternative to liberal democracy, of being an alternative that is better suited to deal with the ecological crisis while retaining human freedom and flourishing, ...
  • Kolman, Kiki (2019-01-19)
    Master Political Science
    Muslim female feminists in the Netherlands have a complicated position. Their experiences as Muslim women are affected by an intersection of sexism and islamophobia. Moreover, they are often excluded from feminist movements ...
  • Martinot, Myrthe (2019-04-01)
    Master Political Science
    In this thesis it is evaluated to what extent income inequality is fair in a democracy. Four factors are defined that determine the legitimacy of income inequality. The first factor was identified by aggregative democrats, ...
  • Moorsell van, St (2019-08-12)
    Master Political Science
    This thesis examines the challenge of health care rationing. It discusses multiple sets of ethical frameworks and their suggested strategies to questions of health care rationing. Based on a discussion of utilitarianism ...
  • Rosenberg, E (2019-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    We live in a society where the government takes a lot of measures to increase our safety. We encounter these measures on a very regular basis. If we only look at traffic rules there are many examples, for instance the ...
  • Romeijn, B (2019-06-23)
    Master Political Science
    Developments in ICT1 have become increasingly relevant to political science. Autonomous weapons have changed just war theory (Asaro, 2008), social media has impacted democratization theory (Effing, Van Hillegersberg & ...
  • Vega, Juan-David (2019-06-01)
    Master Political Science
    The history of politics and political theory is, much like the history of humanity, one of change and conflict. In other words, political theory undergoes a process of evolution, much like living organisms; when one dominant ...
  • Hehenkamp, F (2019-07-03)
    Master Political Science
    One of the most frequently heard arguments in the debate about political correctness is that political correctness conflicts with freedom of speech and is therefore objectionable. According to Mill’s harm principle, which ...
  • Wittte de, Roeleke (2019-06-24)
    Master Political Science
    Amongst the inhabitants of today’s Western societies, there is a growing discontent with traditional models of state-level representative democracy. Specifically, the perceived distance between politics and citizens is a ...
  • Schuurmans, Remy (2019-10-19)
    Master Political Science
    The discussion on the permissibility of assisted-suicide has been reignited in The Netherlands following the ‘worthy end-of-life’ legislative proposal. More commonly referred to as the ‘completed life’ (voltooid leven) ...
  • Martin, Jasper (2019-08-12)
    Master Political Science
    An important first disclaimer I wish to make before presenting my arguments is the following: this thesis is limited in its ability to provide a full image of the animal ethics debate. If it were to attempt such an ...
  • Stolk, Max (2019-08-12)
    Master Political Science
    In this thesis it is researched whether humanity should adhere to Cixin Liu’s Dark Forest Theory when meeting extraterrestrials for the first time. The theory’s form is comparable to a social contract theory and was therefore ...