Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

The POLIS Journal

An occasional journal that showcases a selection of the best essays and papers written by graduating students of the School of Politics and International Studies.


This issue would not have been possible without the excellent editorial work carried out by Slawomir Raszewski, a current PhD student in the School.

Slawomir Raszewski


Funding for this project was provided by Dr. Simon Lightfoot's University Teaching Fellowship.

Dr Simon Lightfoot

POLIS Journal Summer 2011

Welcome to the fifth  edition of our journal that showcases the best of our undergraduate students' work.

POLIS Journal Vol.5 Summer 11


The UNHCR, the crisis of refugee protection and contemporary refugee resettlement programmes. A ‘durable solution’?, by Benjamin Craggs.

An Equidistant Memory? The Liberal Democrats and Their Relationship with the Two Main Political Parties in Britain, by Dominic Leigh.

Millennium Development Goal 3: A Narrow Approach to Tackling Gender Issues?, by Eleanor R. Cooper.

Fair Share, Fair Care: How childcare policies and provisions in Britain and Sweden affect gender relations. By Hannah Ralph.

The Continuing and Changing Role of Government in Promoting and Supporting Third Sector Organisations, by Joanna Gwenllian Lane.

Ending Female Genital Cutting: How have various approaches attempted to address the cultural significance of the practice and its impacts upon women’s bodies? By Lucy CG Irvine.

Debating the ‘curse’ of resources - The Case of Nigeria, by Natasha Horsfield.

Human rights and the development of EU-China relations: a critical analysis of the EU’s normative power, by Paul Haydon.

Women in Prison: it really doesn’t work, by Phoebe E. Santa-Olalla.

Freedom of Speech and the Video Game Censorship Debate, by Robert Best.

A Foucauldian Analysis of Power and Prostitution: Comparing Sex Tourism and Sex Work Migration, by Rosalee Sylvia Dorfman.

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