Krzysztof Kruk

Krzysztof Kruk

Thesis Title: The Politics of Succession in Post-Soviet Personalised Autocracies Abstract: Leadership succession poses one of the most ubiquitous problems in politics. Its disruptive potential is particularly acute in highly personalised autocracies, where formal...
Tobechukwu Nneli

Tobechukwu Nneli

Thesis Title: Diaspora Social Media Use and State Legitimacy in Nigeria Abstract: With an estimated population of over 215 million, Nigeria has one of the most established diaspora communities globally. These Nigerians (estimated to be about 15 million) often send...
Aakash Patel

Aakash Patel

Thesis Title: A line in the sand: Towards a new framework for sustainable coastal communities Abstract: The UK’s shorelines face major environmental and socioeconomic risks due to climate change. Climate change will lead to rising sea levels and changing storm...
Dewi Alexandra Delf

Dewi Alexandra Delf

Thesis Title: Preventing vaccine nationalism during a pandemic: lessons from collective security Abstract: Vaccines must be deployed equitably; to do so saves lives, ends the pandemic, and ensures justice, particularly for those living in low-income countries. This...
Nicholas Anakwue

Nicholas Anakwue

Thesis Title: The Hashtag Revolution: Examining the Role of Cultural Netizenship in Promoting Political Change in Sub-Saharan Africa Abstract: In recent years, the proliferation of social media platforms and the widespread adoption of smartphones have provided a new...
Emine Akar

Emine Akar

Thesis Title: The future impact of ‘Emotional Artificial Intelligence’ on right to privacy protection Abstract: Emotional Artificial Intelligence (EAI) is a rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar industry that combines AI and big data technology that aims to...
Zak Tobias

Zak Tobias

Thesis Title: Transformation Zones: Digital Hubs, Automation and “Smart” Geographies in Jordan Abstract: My project explores how digital hubs are transforming labour and trade geographies in Jordan. The goal of this research is to better understand what is at stake...
Matteo Nebbiai

Matteo Nebbiai

Thesis Title: Building digital markets: the impact of voluntary regulation on the personal data economy Abstract: The project explores the standards and rules voluntarily created and adopted by organizations to establish forms of personal data circulation. Some...
Luis Fernando Soto Tamayo

Luis Fernando Soto Tamayo

Thesis title: Measuring Nepotism and Its Effects on the Mexican Public Institutions Abstract: This project aims to explore the association between nepotism and public institutions’ performance in the context of the Mexican public sector, and contribute to the...

Frederic Larden

Thesis title: Abstract: First supervisor: Stijn Van Kessel Pathway:13-Politics, Public Policy & Governance Cohort: 2021-22
Santiago Quintero Suarez

Santiago Quintero Suarez

Thesis title: The bureaucratic politics of environmental governance Abstract: Most contemporary approaches to environmental governance stress that natural resources are better managed through polycentric networks of horizontal, collaborative relationships rather than...

David Graham Sizwe Jeffery

Thesis title: Secularism within political parties in South Africa Abstract: This study investigates why South Africa has a very religious population, and yet a politics that has (so far) remained secular. I focus on the African National Congress (ANC), the...