Recent PhD thesis topics in Politics and International Relations

  • Gender Quotas, Reserved Seats and Women’s Representation in Politics: A Comparative Study of Pakistan and Bangladesh (Nusrat Jahan Chowdhury)
  • A New Model of Communication for Market-oriented Governing Leaders: Portraying the Qualities of Being in Touch, Leadership, and Credibility in Office (Edward Elder)
  • Women’s Civil Society Organisations and Women’s Political Participation in Jordan (Tharwat Salameh Mohammad Al-Amro)
  • Institutional Divergence in International Society (Mingtao Shi)
  • The evolution of the Japanese Strategic Imagination and Generation Change (Corey John Wallace)
  • The PRC’s Doctrine of Non-interventionism Assessed in Comparison with Classical Chinese Conceptions of the Jus ad Bellum (Wan Fai Lee)
  • Policy Advocacy by Government-funded Charities in New Zealand (Phyllis Kay Anscombe)
  • Explaining Rebellion in a Weak State: A Case Study of Pakistan’sFederally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (Shahzad Akhtar)
  • China in the Climate Change Regime Complex: The Efficiency of the Climate Change Regime Complex and the Bottom-up Approach (Jianglin Qin)
  • National Identity and Nuclear Disarmament Advocacy by Canada and New Zealand (Lyndon Raymond Burford)
  • EU-Russian Competition in their Shared Neighbourhood: A Contest for Ukraine? (Nicholas Ross Smith)
  • United States Promotion of GM Foods in Mexico: An Application of a Public Diplomacy Model (Yadira Ixchel Martinez Pantoja)
  • Expansion and Contraction in Student Funding Policies: a Cross-Country Study of Higher Education Cost-Sharing Reforms in Finland and New Zealand (Pii-Tuulia Nikula)
  • Not from around here: The political acculturation of Mexican migrants in New Zealand (Guillermo Merelo Alcocer)
  • Queer Assemblage Thinking: Governing Sexual Others in Contemporary Turkey (Paul Gordon Kramer)
  • Constructing national identity in diaspora and cyberspace (Hossein Aghapouri)
  • Political Survival and Economic Development in Microstates: the Cases of Liechtenstein, the Cook Islands and Niue (Zbigniew Dumienski)
  • Was the failure of democracy in Papua New Guinea inevitable? (Alphonse Gelu)
  • Decentralisation in Conflictive Contexts: A Comparative Analysis of Colombian Local Autonomy (Lina Gonzalez)
  • The Role and Structure of NZ Defense Forces (Peter Greener)
  • Lay Magistracy in New Zealand: Judicial Asset or Colonial Anachronism? (Philip Harkness)
  • Professional Associations and the Neo-Liberal Governments in New Zealand 1984-1996 (Patrick Hine)
  • Issues in Crown Regulations of Property in New Zealand (Sean Kimpton)
  • Conscience Voting in New Zealand (David Lindsey)
  • Propaganda Wars: A study of US government and jihadist media strategies in the "war on terror" (Helen Malmgren)
  • Cultural Diplomacy (Simon Mark)
  • The Political Economy of New Zealand Labour Relations (Hamish McCracken)
  • New Zealand's National Archives: An analysis of machinery of government reform and resistance, 1994-1999 (Julienne Molineaux)
  • The Removal of Racial Criteria from the Immigration Policies of Canada and New Zealand: An Application of the Policy Regime
  • Model to the Politics of Immigration Policy Change. (Dennis Paglinawan)
  • Gender Politics and National Liberation Movements (Suma Pillai)
  • Political Participation of Asian New Zealanders (Shee-Jong Park)
  • Māori Voter Behaviour (Tania Rangiheuea)
  • Public Management Reforms in Developing Countries: The Cases of Mexico and Guatemala (Antonio Romero)
  • Media Representations of the 2002 General Election Campaign (Edwin de Ronde)
  • Local Government New Zealand: What's In It For Women? (Christine Rose)
  • Can the Discourses of Feminism Provide a Distinctive Critique? (Jane Scott)
  • The Politics of Justice/Injustice - Battered Women Defendants: A New Zealand-based Case Study (Sally Simmonds)
  • The Nation is Dead! Long Live the Nation: Globalisation, Sovereignty and National Identity (Peter Skilling)
  • Japan's Evolving Defence Policy (Bryce Wakefield)
  • Māori crime: possibilities and limits of an indigenous criminology (Robert Webb)
  • Political Philosophy: Ayn Rand (Robert White)
  • New Zealand's sponsorship of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) in the UN General Assembly and in the Conference on Disarmament (Guy Wilson-Roberts)
  • Multilateralism and the World Trade Organisation (Rorden Wilkinson)