School of Social and Political Sciences - Theses
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Nexus between money, justice and recognition: the case of transition in Bosnia and Herzegovina
This study examines the meaning of money as a legal remedy recognizing individual injuries as collective grievances. The case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where post-war transition has provided limited reparations, ...
Worlds of care: fathering children with disabilities
This thesis, based on fieldwork in North America, explores worlds of disability, both personal and shared, as they are felt and come into being for fathers caring for children with disabilities. I argue that while disability ...
The role of traditional authorities in conflict management: Cameroon
In this thesis, I examine the role of traditional authorities in conflict management and peace-building in the North-West of Cameroon. I compare two sites within the region (Kom and Bali administrative areas), which have ...
John Cain and Victorian Labor 1917-19957
This thesis is partly a study of the Victorian Labor party's parliamentary performance, partly of the party's organizational wing, and to lesser extent it examines relations between the state Executive and the Trades Hall ...
The (E)merging bodies of defence nationalism: flesh, land, law
This thesis examines emerging (and possibly subsiding) far-right ethnic nationalist groups in Australia and the UK, including the English Defence League and the Australian Defence League. For reasons outlined in the thesis, ...
(Re)dressing Cinderella: an exploration of women’s engagement with and experience of makeover culture
Makeover is the self-imposed and self-directed action of the ideal neoliberal citizen. The body, the most visible expression of self, has become a fundamental tool of social acceptance; and work to normalise and perfect ...
Soma-masculinities: centring the body within studies of masculinities
Whilst feminist and queer scholarship have paid generous attention to bodies and embodiment in their attempts to better understand gender and sexuality, studies of masculinities have tended to lag behind. In this thesis, ...
'What's two years for the rest of my life?': interrogating the imagined futures of migrant domestic workers amidst present realities in Singapore
There has been growing concerns around the vulnerability of migrant domestic workers to labour exploitation and abuse while abroad. Much research attention has been focused on the way their capacity to resist coercion and ...
Enlightenment at sea: Melville's maritime politics
This thesis examines the political thought of nineteenth-century American author Herman Melville. Reading him in dialogue with Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Kant, I argue his works speak back to the Founders’ ...