Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Contents and attribution


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 2012

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

POLIS Journal Vol.7 Summer 12


Continuity with New Labour? Deconstructing the Triangulation of David Cameron’s Conservatives, By Hugh Alderwick

Collective Environmental Action in the Neoliberal Era: The Case of Forests, By Ellen Care

To what extent is democracy detrimental to the current and future aims of environmental policy and technologies?, By Charles Daniel

    Humanitarian Intervention as Liberal Imperialism: A Force for Good?, By Joanna Davidson

    To What Extent Was the Internet a Factor for Barack Obama in Becoming the Democratic Party’s Nominee for the 2008 US Presidential Elections?, By Samuel Dillon

    What part does democracy play in the future of China?, By Matthew Hall

    The role Kenya’s civil society can play in ensuring a mutually beneficial Sino-Kenya engagement, By Kristina Møller

    Secession and self-determination – Remedial Right Only Theory scrutinised, by Charlotte Mueller

    EU-Russia energy relations: a critical analysis, By Lisa Pick

    Humanity in the Capabilities Approach to Development, By Clare Poolman

    To what extent can Iran be accused of destabilizing Iraq since 2003?, By Caitlin Smith

    Normative Power Europe and Human Rights: A Critical Analysis, By Ryan Tilley

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