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Past Coursework Masters

International Relations

(From 2009)

Name

Title

Supervisor

Bagwandeen, Mandira

2013
(thesis with distinction)

Will Iranian Oil Still Fuel China? An Analysis of Beijing’s Stance on International Sanctions Against Iran.

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John Akokpari

Berry, Neil

2014 (conferred June 2015)

Resource nationalism in Southern Africa: ethnic control and political ideology.

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Anthony Butler

Boynton, Elspeth

2015

Protectionism and South Africa’s National Migration Policy.

(thesis not available online yet)

John Akokpari

Butt, Stephen 

2009 (conferred June 2010)

Outsourcing intelligence: The relationship between the state and private intelligence in post-Apartheid South Africa.

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Annette Seegers

Bybee, Megan

2015

Water Governance & International Cooperation over Trans-Boundary Water Courses in Southern Africa: The Case of the Okavango River Basin.

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John Akokpari

Campbell, Craig

2009
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Liberalism and the problem of colonial rule: Three stages in Anglo-American thought.

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Andrew Nash

Coetzee, Kim

2009
(thesis with distinction)

How has the treatment of marine-based, Article XX exception trade disputes differed between the GATT and the WTO?

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Robert Schrire

Daniel, Omaduore Rosaline

2015

Assessing changing relations between the Russian Federation and South Africa since the end of the Cold War.

(thesis not available online yet)

Karen Smith

De Masi, Fabio 

2009

The Political Economy of European Monetary Union after the end of the Bretton Woods Financial System.

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Robert Schrire

Duthie, Shawn

2013 (conferred June 2014)

Beyond the rhetoric: A theoretical analysis of the effects of neo-patrimonialism and inter-governmentalism on the integration process in Africa. John Akokpari

Edmonds, Gina 

2012
(thesis with distinction)

The Next Scramble for Africa? A Critical Analysis of the Implications of Foreign Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: a study of Mozambique.

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John Akokpari

Eyde, Sam

2012 (conferred June 2013)

Chinese and Norwegian foreign aid approaches to sub-Saharan Africa: a comparative analysis.

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Karen Smith

Eyles, Rupert

2012 (conferred June 2013)

Bananas? A review of applications of ripeness theory in Southern Africa.

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John Akokpari

Flanagan, Gerald 

2012

The global financial crisis and its implications for global financial governance.

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Karen Smith

Fry, Thomas 

2009 (conferred June 2010)
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Representing ‘the people’: the national discourse in Zimbabwe.

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Thiven Reddy

Geddes, David 

2012

‘Operation enduring nightmare’? A strategic critique of the military intervention in Afghanistan from October 2001 – October 2008.

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Annette Seegers

Gubevu, Mntungwa

2013

Strategies of Brazil, China, and India towards International Monetary Fund (IMF) Governance Reform, and Group of Seven (G7) Strategies of Reform: 1999 – 2011.

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Robert Schrire / Annette Seegers

Harry, Priya 

2010 (conferred June 2011)

Preventing the Resource Curse? An examination of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project.

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John Akokpari

Herfurth, Margaretha 

2012
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Tracking the Evolution of the Norm of Refugee Protection.

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Karen Smith

Isbell, Thomas

2015 (conferred June 2016)

Lived Scarcity, Social Attitudes and Political Behaviour in Kenya:
Evidence from Afrobarometer Round 5.

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Robert Mattes

Kadyamatimba, Tafadzwa

2012 (conferred June 2013)

Food security in Zimbabwe: An exploration of the causes.

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John Akokpari

Kavli (nee Northcraft), Eleyce 

2011 (conferred June 2012)
(thesis with distinction)

'AIDS Drugs for Africa!' - A case study examining transnational AIDS treatment activism and the reduction of global antiretroviral prices from 1996 to 2001.

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Zwelethu Jolobe

Kazickas, Annalina

2016

Competition and cooperation on the Nile River: a contemporary analysis of Ethiopian-Egyptian relations.

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Harry Stephan

Keramati, Yashar

2012 (conferred June 2013)

Drugs, police inefficiencies and gangsterism in violently impoverished communities like Overcome.

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Thiven Reddy

Kim, Suweon

2009
(thesis with distinction)

Leadership and Bureaucracy in Developmental States: Case studies of Korea and Ghana.

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John Akokpari

Kiprota, Sally 

2012

The East African Community (EAC): Achievements and Challenges since 2001.

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John Akokpari

Knoetze, Christopher

2015

Food Security and Sovereignty in Malawi: Foreign aid’s role in impeding the access and availability of food in Malawi.

(thesis not available online yet)

John Akokpari

Kotze, Christoff

2014

A changing Global South? The emergence of the BASIC grouping.

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Karen Smith

Kriegler, Anine 

2011 (conferred June 2012)
(degree and thesis with distinction)

United States post-Cold war drug and trade policy and Mexico.
 

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Harry Stephan

Kuhnert, Kira-Leigh

2013 (conferred June 2014)

The impact of private international donor foundations on sexual and reproductive health organisations in South Africa.

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Karen Smith

Lobban, Ryan 

2010 (conferred June 2011)

The Merits of the Human Security Paradigm: A Materialist Account of Peasant Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.

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John Akokpari

Long, Abigail

2013 (conferred June 2014)

IBSA's role in international peace and security: a look from within the United Nations.

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Karen Smith

Malimela, Langelihle 

2009 (conferred June 2010)
(thesis with distinction)

Analyzing Thabo Mbeki’s policy of ‘quiet diplomacy’ in the Zimbabwean crisis.

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John Akokpari

Martin, Kyle 

2011 (conferred June 2012)

International environment governance: A case for increased regulation in the carbon markets.

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Robert Schrire

Mausethagen, Solvi 

2009 (conferred June 2010)

The OECD and governance: Investigating the dissemination of ideas in national policy making.

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John Akokpari

Mbete, Sithembile 

2010

An analysis of South Africa's tenure on the UN Security Council.

(thesis not available online yet)

Robert Schrire

McGurk, Holly

2012 (conferred June 2013)
(thesis with distinction)

Leading the African agenda or following the African consensus? South Africa’s implementation of the African agenda in the United Nations Security Council.

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Karen Smith

Mitchell, Shannon 

2011 (conferred June 2012)

Bridging the gap: The role of the gold mining sector in track two diplomacy and South Africa's political transition.

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Zwelethu Jolobe

Modungwa, Boikanyo

2013 (conferred June 2014)

Continuity and change in Botswana's democracy: An assessment of the presidency.

(thesis not available online yet)

Anthony Butler / Markus Korhonen

Moody, Daniel

2015
(thesis with distinction)

France in Sub-Saharan Africa: A critical examination of French involvement in the Ivory Coast, 2002-2011.

(thesis not available online yet)

Zwelethu Jolobe

Motlafi, Nompumelelo 

2010 (conferred June 2011)
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Advocacy-Orientated, Advocacy-Related and Scholarly Literature on the Rwandan Genocide of 1994: Assessing whether the main points of concern, criticism or dispute about the literature arise from the basic facts and empirical evidence presented or from the interpretative frameworks employed to analyse them.

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Mary Simons / Andre du Toit

Mugo, Tiffany

2013

Problematising the diffusion of LGBTI rights in Africa: The case of Malawi.

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Karen Smith

Nagar, Dawn 

2010

Towards A Pax Africana: Southern African Development Community’s Architecture and Evolving Peacekeeping Efforts, 1996 - 2009.

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John Akokpari

Nagar, Marcel

2015

Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa: A Study of Botswana and South Africa.

(thesis not available online yet)

John Akokpari

Naidoo, Karusha (IR)

2014 (conferred June 2015)
(thesis with distinction)

Power-sharing: a dubious approach to achieving post-war stability on the African continent.

(thesis not available online yet)

Robert Mattes

Nyoni, Tavaka 

2009 (conferred June 2010)

The foreign policy of a radicalised state- the two level game of Zimbabwe's relations with the IMF (2000-2007).

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John Akokpari

Otitodun, Elizabeth 

2010

Post–conflict reconstruction in Angola.

(thesis not available online yet)

John Akokpari

Pentenrieder, Justin 

2010 (conferred June 2011)

What is the best timing for post-conflict elections? The cases of the First and Second Liberian Civil War.

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John Akokpari

Ramsamy, Katiana 

2009

South Africa’s response to terror: The case of PAGAD.

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Annette Seegers

Rhodes, Anton 

2009

Africa's recent oil boom: Are the same mistakes being made again? Investigating the effect of the recent surge in oil prices upon the prospects of long term development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Robert Mattes

Sauls, Julian 

2011

The Impacts of International Non Governmental Organisation networks on housing policies: A study of Kenya.

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John Akokpari

Scher, Robin 

2011 (conferred June 2012)

Mobile phone technology: Offering an updated approach to understanding the operations of a social movement utilising the TAC as a case study.

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Zwelethu Jolobe

Searle, Alexandra 

2010 (conferred June 2011)

African legislatures and HIV/Aids: An exploratory analysis.

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Robert Mattes / Per Strand (CSSR)

Setlaba, Mosa 

2010 (conferred June 2011)

Foreign Aid in Africa: An analysis of its costs and benefits.

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John Akokpari

Smith, Liesl

2013
(thesis with distinction)

Revisiting Human Responsibilities: Prospects and Challenges.

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John Akokpari

Smith, Stacy

2012 (conferred June 2013)

Rape as a 'Tool of War': A Critical Study.

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Annette Seegers

Stoffberg, Kendra 

2011 (conferred June 2012)

Celebrity humanitarian activism in conflicts: a critical and descriptive study.

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Annette Seegers

Subow, Valentina

2013 (conferred June 2014)

The global governance of trade in agriculture: The role of tariff and non-tariff measures illustrated with an example of agricultural exports from South Africa to the EU.

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Robert Mattes

Swain, Martyn 

2011 (conferred June 2012)

The Professional Interpreter in Transitional Justice: An Empirical Study.

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Annette Seegers

Sweenie, Kaitlin

2015

The Relationship between Norms and Hegemony: Exploring International Drug Prohibition over the Last 100 Years.

(thesis not available online yet)

Karen Smith

Thompson, Kristen 

2011 (conferred June 2012)
(thesis with distinction)

Regional Education Initiatives: Lessons for Southern Africa.

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John Akokpari

Turner, Gillian

2015

Working with the Enemy: The Military Integration Process in Transitional South Africa and the Politics that Shaped a New Defence Force.

(thesis not available online yet)

Annette Seegers / Karen Smith

Vandome, Christopher

2013

A Critical Analysis of International Financial Institutions' Understanding of Political Corruption: A Focus on the IMF, World Bank, and the ANC.

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Annette Seegers

Van Zyl, Jeanri 

2009 (conferred June 2010)

The Bretton Woods School of Development communication as an 'agent' of modernisation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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John Akokpari

Walker, Robin 

2009

Securitization: The case of post-9/11 United States Africa policy.

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Annette Seegers

Walsh, Mathew 

2011 (conferred June 2012)

The Role of PMC’s (Private Military Companies) in Counter-insurgency Combat in Afghanistan (2001 to 2010).

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Annette Seegers

Wesley, Tiffani

2013 (conferred June 2014)
(thesis with distinction)

The Locus of Power in the European Union: Determining whether judicial power will remain at the nation-state level, or if the European Union Will Merge into a federal institution.

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Harry Stephan

Woolfrey, Sean

2012 (conferred June 2013)
(degree and thesis with distinction)

The India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Dialogue Forum: A platform for advancing South-South cooperation or a vehicle for the pursuit of prestige and power?

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Harry Stephan

Yonekawa, Masako 

2008 (conferred June 2009)

A critical analysis of South African peacemaking in the Conflicts in the Great Lakes Region.

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Annette Seegers

Zvobgo, Tafadzwa 

2012

A critical analysis of the United Nations Organisation mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a focus on MONUC.

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Annette Seegers / Andre du Toit