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Postgraduate student profiles

Current PhD students

Arshad Ali
Reorienting Pakistan's National Security Doctrine: From State-Centric to Human Security Approach

Fadhel Al Tooq
Iraq between a secular and Islamic state

Olumuyiwa Amao
Between “Freetown and Kinshasa”: towards a Redefinition of Nigeria and South Africa’s Conflict Interventionist Mechanism in Africa

Darren Atkinson
The post-communist transformation of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA)

Nilay Baycar
The compatibility of Islam and democracy: A case study of Turkey

Del Carlini
The Process of War: the political challenge of in-conflict military adaptation

Can Cinar
Disabilities and prostheses of global finance: The role of credit rating agencies in coping with instability in global political economy

Todd Croad
Comparative analysis of New Zealand's energy policy

Tim Ferner
Whistle-blowing: the ultimate no-win situation. The importance of whistle-blowers in maintaining good governance and accountability in the US Department of Defence

Aaron Lim
How relevant is Clausewitz's strategic thinking to US national security policy in the post-cold war era?

Eliot Lynch
American hegemonic leadership and the Middle East: The cold war and globalisation eras compared

Chris Meikle
European Union ethical foreign policy and the challenges presented by the Arab uprisings

Byron Richards
The political implications of financial market liberalisation in New Zealand

Darryn Russell
Māori leadership in a post-treaty settlement environment

Katoa Sailusi (Toa)
Comparative studies of leadership and management: the case of Tuvalu

Annisa Sidi
Construction of National Identity within the Multicultural Society of Indonesia

Laszlo Szollosi-Cira
Small countries' foreign policy behaviour and the decisive factors

Luca J Uberti
Neo-liberal clientelism: the political economy of industrial (under) development in Kosovo and Albania

Carolijn van Noort
Constructing a new world order through a narrative of infrastructural development: the case of the BRICS

Nutthathirataa Withitwinyuchon (Jib)
Understanding Sino-Japanese rivalry in East Asia

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Current MA students

Yehia Abdulla
The Effects of the situation in Gaza on the stability of Sinai and vice versa

Joerg Bendt
'Agenda-setting' in political communications in New Zealand

John Brinsley-Pirie
The political responses to domestic poverty by the Cameron Government in the United Kingdom and the Key Government in New Zealand post the 2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC)

Jessica Gould
Georgia's relations with the European Union: EU exported norms or geopolitics?

Liam Kernaghan
Can the New Zealand experience of electoral reform offer lessons and alternatives to how Canada might achieve proportional representation?

Sam McChesney

Ruby O'Connor
Ideologies of the Asylum Seeker Debate in Australia: A Comparative Study

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Graduates

PhD

Eduardo Abou Ltaif
Communal aggression in divided societies: the case of Lebanon

Ashley Murchison
Aim for the heart? A study of New Zealand voter's responses to emotional appeals in televised political advertising

Laura Southgate
ASEAN and the sovereignty principle: explaining the dynamics of resistance to sovereignty violation

Tadashi Iwami
Japan's identity in international society: Constructing identity as a 'peacebuilding state'

Anthony Deos
Digital diplomacy and social capital: analysing relational components of trust in US and Israeli online social networks

Huseyn Aliyev
The Soviet legacy and post-communist civil society in the Caucasus

Maria Pozza
The international law and policy of outer space: a new perspective on arms control

Joe Burton
NATO after the Cold War: explaining the durability of the Atlantic Alliance in a new global context

Leon Goldsmith
The politics of sectarian insecurity: Alawite ‘Asabiyya and the rise and decline of the Asad dynasty of Syria

Penelope Hayes
The fifth Labour Government’s growth and innovation framework 1999-2006: a critical analysis and evaluation

Onur Oktem
Water politics and political culture: Turkey’s compatibility with the European Union

Reuben Steff
Deterrence, global security and the long road to the deployment of the Bush administration’s missile defence system

Mahama Tawat
Two tales of Viking diversity: a comparative study of the immigrant integration policies of Denmark and Sweden, 1960-2006

Glen Hazelton
Regime transition and foreign policy: the case of Russia’s approach to Central Asia (1991-2008)

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MA

Luke Gardener
What effect do macroeconomic conditions have on voter support for governments in New Zealand?

Amee Parker
Democratic theory and education: a New Zealand case-study

John Bailey
China's rise and fear in East Asia

Matthew Stansfield
Justifying RAMSI: geopolitical reasoning, security and New Zealand's involvement in the Solomon Islands conflict

Stevie Jepson
Political theory - exploring gendered split subjectivities and their impact on political engagement

Ben Loughrey-Webb
The welfare reforms of the fourth and fifth National governments: a critical analysis and evaluation

Nicolas Pirsoul
The Mapuche struggle for/of recognition: identity and self-determination in Chile

Sandeep Singh
The role of identity in India's expanding naval power

Juana Diesing
Social media: a solution to declining youth engagement in Politics?

Amy Lewis
A fractured identity, a fractured democracy: the national facet of Ukraine's transition

David Cooper
Rating equity in New Zealand's local government

Chris Ford
High on aspiration, low on implementation: the development and implementation of the New Zealand Disability Strategy

Albert Green
Chipped jade: political problems of the Dunedin Town Belt, 1900-2010

Josh Hercus
To vote or not to vote: students’ perceptions and attitudes towards national and local elections in New Zealand

Elizabeth Soal
The global financial crisis and the problem of unemployment: a regulationist approach

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