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 ...
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    Fluit, Anne-Marie (2020-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    Previous research holds that the gendered orgasm gap is not the result of women’s biologically limited abilities, but the culturally dominant discourse on gender and sex prescribing penis-in-vagina sex as “normal” sex. ...
  • Boeken, Jasmijn (2020-07-30)
    Master Political Science
    In the vastly changing world of consumer privacy, laws that protect citizens from the data hunger of companies are of the utmost importance. While the GDPR does protect consumer privacy in a certain way, it is based on a ...
  • 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 ...
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    Noorlander, Shawn (2020-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    Globalization and economic development have caused a change in the compositions of society. An increasing number of individuals choose to dwell in urban areas in search of work and good facilities. It has loosened the bond ...
  • Takken, R (2020-01-24)
    Master Political Science
    This paper discusses the ethics of human genetic modification in response to the rapid increase in capabilities within this field. This topic is discussed by addressing the permissibility of genetic modification through ...
  • 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, ...
  • Hosters, Tim (2020-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    This paper discusses whether a universal basic income (UBI) is adequate as a solution to the problems caused by possible mass unemployment following further automation. In their 2013 study, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hung Hong, Bui (2020-08-17)
    Master Political Science
    While peace could be considered a desirable goal in the international community, the normative framework of peace and peace movements have to face a significant number of challenges in the intellectual debate and practice. ...
  • 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 & ...
  • Stoetman, Koen (2020-06-28)
    Master Political Science
    In this research, the moral status of Dutch combatants will be considered. Due to changes in the nature of international conflict, Dutch combatants are not only seen as warriors, but also as moral agents. In order to take ...
  • Linders, Nik (2020-08-14)
    Master Political Science
    This thesis argues that the increasing popular support of ‘The Great Replacement’, an Islamophobic conspiracy theory, may be the result of its partial legitimization by mainstream actors. The stereotypical depiction of ...
  • 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 ...