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Department of Economics

Research Students in the Economics Department

Recently awarded PhDs in the Economics Department
NameTitle
Tony NorfieldBritish Imperialism and Finance - A contribution to the theory of contemporary imperialism
Nuno Jorge Rodrigues SampaioFinancialisation in South Africa:  Examining the Financial Conduct of Non-Financial Enterprises, Banks and Households
Mary RobertsonThe Financialisation of British Housing  - A Systems of Provision  Approach
Cheng JinAn analysis of the relationship between small and medium-size enterprises and state-owned enterprises in China: with particular reference to township and village enterprises
Pallavi RoyThe political economy of growth under clientelism: An analysis of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Pakistan.
Kevin DeaneA socio-economic analysis of HIV: Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk in Tanzania
Mausumi MahapatroAn analysis of land, migration and rural differentiation: A case study in Bangladesh
Duncan Albert LindonPolitical economy of financial derivatives: A theoretical analysis of the evolution of banking and its role in derivatives markets
Jago PenroseFinancial development and the financing, funding and liquidity management of firms: A post-Keynesian approach with reference to Vietnam
Jason Abraham Moyer-LeeAgricultural global value chains: The case of tobacco in Malawi
Marco BoffoInterrogating the knowledge-based economy: From knowledge as a public good to Italian post-workerism
Eithne MurphyThe evolution of trade theory: An exercise in the construction of surrogate or substitute worlds?
Jeff PowellSubordinate financialisation: A study of Mexico and its non-financial corporations
Ngo Thai Hong NgoTechnology adoption in rent seeking economies: The case of Vietnam
Bahram PourghadiriInequality and the Rentier State: vertical and horizontal inequality patterns in Iran.
Jo MichellCredit and investment in China: A flow-of-funds analysis
Alexis StenforsDetermining the LIBOR: A study of power and deception
Neha BaturaThe Cause and Long-term Impact of Poor Nutrition: Evidence from Rural Tanzania
Elif KaracimenPolitical economy of consumer debt in developing countries: Evidence form Turkey
Takchiro FukunishiPerformance and dynamics of African firms: A comparative analysis of garment firms in Kenya and Bangladesh
Hazel GrayTanzania and Vietnam: A comparative political economy of economic transition
Alexandre AbreuMigration and development in contemporary guinea-bissau: A political economy approach
Grace KiteLinked In: The Software and IT Services Sector in India's Economic Development, 1980 to 2011
Linda MatarThe political economy of investment: A historical examination of domestic investment behaviour in Syria
Thuttai KeeratipongpaiboonPopulation ageing: Changes in household composition and economic behaviour in Thailand
Suphannada LimpanondaProvincial disparities in Thaliland - Convergence, agglomeration, economies and effects on poverty, 1988-2008
Mohammed Ali Syed
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The Fertility Transition in Bangladesh: Explaining Regional Variations in Fertility and the Effects on Family Welfare (working title)

Seyed Ali Alavi
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Iranian-Palestinian Relations and the broader Middle East Politics.


Abdulla Abdulaal
Abdulla Abdulaa

Fiscal policy dynamics in a rentier small open economy: the case of Bahrain, 1990-2012

Nana Amma Afari-Gyan
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Emerging Governance and Institutional Arrangements under Globalisation: A Case Study of Ghana's Pineapple Export Sector (Working Title)


Edoardo Agamennone
Edoardo Agamennone

The financing of Chinese outbound investments: a case study analysis

Nimo-Ilhan Ahmed Ali
Nimo-Ilhan Ahmed Ali

The Political Economy of Higher Education and Graduate Employment: The case of higher education expansion in post-conflict Somaliland


Janan Al-Asady
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A comprehensive analysis of the legal framework of Iraq's oil industry


Sulaiman Al-Turki
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Codification of Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia

Ahmad Aldarbas
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The legal framework of foreign investment in the GCC real estate sector


Carolina Alves
Carolina Cristina Alves

Research title: Public securities in Brazil: dynamic and implications for the economy (working title)


Majed Alyahya
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Working title: The Development of the Law and Practice of International Arbitration in Saudi Arabia

Orzala Ashraf Nemat
Orzala Ashraf

The changing nature of local power dynamics and governance at the community level in Afghanistan


Camilla Audia
Camilla Audia

Mechanisms of land tenure and gendered access to land within complex households in rural Burkina Faso.


Giulia Baldinelli
Giulia Baldinelli

Indigenous peoples' migration and agrobiodiversity conservation: exploring connections in the Bolivian Altiplano Norte (provisional title)

Indrė Balčaitė
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A borderless village: transborder lives of Plong migrant workers in Bangkok, Thailand


Jinan Bastaki
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Refugees, unrecognized: The implications on the right of return for Palestinian Refugees

Emma Birikorang
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Emerging regional security threats in West Africa; implications for regional security


Marco Boffo
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A Political Economy of Software: Labour, Production of Knowledge, and Use of Knowledge in Production (Working Title)

Bruno Bonizzi
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Institutional investors portfolio choice and capital flows to emerging markets (working title)


Nandini S Boodia-Canoo
Nandini Shivany Boodia-Canoo

British decolonisation in Mauritius: a legal study


Peter Brett
Peter Brett

The Judicialisation of Politics in Southern Africa

Edward Buckingham
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Determinants of Chinese Indonesian Entrepreneurship in the Oil Palm Industry

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Francy Carranza-Franco
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Building Citizens, Building Security: Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration process in Colombia from 2002-2010


Biswajit Chanda
Bizwat Chanda

Family Law Reform in Bangladesh: The Need for a Culture-Specific Legal System


Fu-Lin Cheng
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Rethinking the Principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibility in International Climate Change Regime and its Implication to Taiwan

Jonathan Clyne
Clyne Jonathan

The relationship between plan and market in Chinese industry since 1978, and its role in growth.


Felix Marco Conteh
Felix Conteh

Governance Reforms in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of the Conception, Design and implementation of the Decentralization programme and its Impacts – A Political Economy Approach

Jennifer Churchill
Jennifer Churchill

The Fall and Rise of the Pragmatic Tradition in Economics (working title)



Birju M Dattani
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From Lawfare to Legicide: the Enabling effect of International Humanitarian Law upon Sub-state Terrorism

Hamzah Dawood Adesola
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Impact of International Law on Islamic Law in Saudi Arabia


Ini Dele-Adedeji
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Islamic identities within the mobilisation of the Boko Haram sect in Kano & Borno (provisional title)

Vincent Depaigne
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Human rights and cultural identity in a constitutional framework: a comparative approach


Hoa Duong
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Market anomalies and large shareholding in an emerging market

Dariusz Dziewanski
Dariusz Dziewanski

Institutionalized violence? Examining the role of informal institutions in armed violence in South Africa


Osifunke Sekinah Ekundayo
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Legal protection of children's right to free and compulsory primary education in Nigeria: Sources of difficulties and prospects


Moataz El Fegiery
Moataz El Fegiery

Islamic Law and International Human Rights in the Thought and Practice of the Society of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Oroub El-Abed
Oroub EL-ABED

Palestinian refugees living in informal areas of the Jordanian capital, Amman: Negotiating economic opportunities


Rebecca E. Engel
Rebecca Engel

International interventions during transition in Timor-Leste: Implications for stability and the prevention of violent conflict

Sai Englert
Sai Englert

The impact of neoliberalism on the relationship between the Israeli state and Jewish labour


Siavash Eshghi
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International Law and Cyberspace: What is International about International Law?

Chike Valentine Ezike
Chike Valentine Ezike

Encouraging Investment Through International Arbitration.


Diana Felix Da Costa
Diana Felix da Costa

Working title: Negotiating meanings: Local brokers and leadership amongst the Murle of Boma Hills in Jonglei State, South Sudan

George Fernee
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Representing Reality: Images of Iran in U.S. Cultural Discourses


Edwige Aimee Fortier
Edwige Fortier

Powerful Publics: Civil Society, Tunisia, and the Transition to Democracy (2011-2013)

Tobias Franz
Tobias Franz

The Political Economy of Institutional Change and Economic Development in Urban Colombia - Analysing the Cases of Medellin and Cali (working title)


Rami Galal
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Inequality of Opportunity in Select Arab-Spring Countries: Measurement and Attribution

Noga Glucksam
Glucksam Noga

Justice and Social Peacebuilding: How Transitional Justice Affects Normative Changes in Post-Civil War Societies


Toufic Haddad
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Political Economy of Neoliberal Conflict Resolution and Statebuilding in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - 1993 to the Present


Aziz Ahmad Hakimi
Aziz Hakimi

Between Assumptions and Practices: Negotiating Statehood in Contemporary Afghanistan

Jiayi Han
Jiayi Han

The Division of Labor and Integration: A Study of Industrialization in the Pearl River Delta Region of China


Luke Harman
Luke Harman

Voucher subsidy programmes in low-income settings: learning lessons from agriculture and health (working title)

Jody Harris
Jody Harris

SUN and RAIN: An assessment of intersectoral coordination for nutrition in Zambia


Dan He
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Working Title: Personification of State as ‘Corporation’

Tom Henderson
Tom Henderson

The agrarian question, the corporate food regime and peasant organizing in Mexico and Ecuador


Sruthi Herbert
Sruthi Herbert

Citizenship at the intersections: Caste, Gender, and Class in India

Joanna Hoare
Joanna Hoare

Gender and ‘active citizenship’ in the context of development intervention in Kyrgyzstan


Yuan Qiong Hu
Hu Yuan Qiong

Transforming Patent Paradigm for Essential Health Innovation: Alternative Conceptual Framework Building towards Open Innovation (working title)



Annie Hylton
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Working Title: “Women and Jihad: a gendered analysis of international humanitarian law and the participation of female combatants in contemporary situations of violence in the Middle East”

Freya Irani
Freya-Irani

The Jurisprudence of Jurisprudence and the Economic Constitution of U.S. Sovereignty, 1945-Present


Gilad Isaacs
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The Internationalisation and Financialisation of Non-Financial Corporations in Democratic South Africa (working title)

Sarajuddin Isar
Isar Sarajuddin

Taxation and state-building in Afghanistan, a political economy framework


Richard Itaman
Richard Itaman

Financialisation in Sub-Sahara Africa: The Nigerian Experience (Working Title)


Zulkarin Jahangir
Zulkarin Jahangir

'Complexity' through mobile phone led 'networking'; exploring financial benefits of rural residents in Bangladesh

Jonathan Bashi Rudahindwa
Jonathan Bashi

OHADA, a regional legal system to support the creation of an internal market in Africa


Ewa Karwowski
Ewa Karwowski

Financial Operations of Firms: The Case of South Africa (working title)

Laila Kassam
Laila Kassam

Assessing the contribution of aquaculture to poverty reduction in Ghana


Mehair Kathem
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The Political Economy of Civil Society Development: Iraqi NGOs and state formation processes since 2003

Nina Kaysser
Nina Kaysser

(working title): Economic growth and Hindu-Muslim violence


Hanns Bjoern Kendel
Hanns Bjoern Kendel

The role of procedure in shaping outcomes - Anti-terrorism trials under Indian Law.


Adeeba Khan
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Democracy in the context of clientelism: the role of electoral laws in Bangladesh


Al Khanif
Al Khanif

Protecting Religious Minorities within Islam in Indonesia: A Challenge for International Human Rights Law and Islamic Law

Jessica Kitsell
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Queer Cambodia: using queer theory to question the heteronormativity of sex, gender and sexuality in post-conflict Cambodia


Sidonia Lucia Kula
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The Accountability of States in the Rape and Sexual Violence of Congolese Refugees in Angola.

Priya Kumar
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“Wireless Platforms and Borderless Grievance: An Analysis of Transnational Diaspora Linkages and Mobilization Outcomes” (Preliminary title)


Merve Kutuk
Merve Kutuk

Muslim Femininities Contested: Islam, Gender, and Class in Contemporary Turkey (working title)

Sheri Ann Labenski
Sheri Labenski

Working Title: “Women and International Criminal Law: The Importance of Recognizing Women’s Right to Perpetrate Crimes”


Amrita Lamba
Amrita Lamba

Strong State-Society Synergy for Inclusive Natural Resources Governance: Comparing Brazil and South Africa

Jennifer Langer
Jennifer Langer

Exile from Exile: The Representation of Cultural Memory in Literary Texts by Exiled Iranian Jewish Women


Sonia Languille
Sonia Languille

Political economy of education reforms in Africa: the case of secondary education expansion in Tanzania since 2000

Chung-Hsien Lee
Chung-Hsieu Lee

Law, Norms and Administrative Rules in Climate Change Flexible Mechanisms – Legal Framework in Global Environmental Governance (working title)


Cui Li
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Institutional changes and uneven regional development in China after 1978

Bala Mohammed Liman
Bala Mohammed Liman

Conflict and Identity in Nigeria: The Emergence of a Culture of Conflict In Northern Nigeria


Kari Lipschutz
Kari Lipschutz

Working title: "Rentier Law: Access to Environmental Justice in Nigeria"


Demetra Loizou
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The impact by the International Criminal Court's establishment on the further and future development of crimes within the court's jurisdiction and those left outside.


Ilara Mahdi
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Formalizing Informal Finance in Sierra Leone in promoting economic growth (Working title)

Konstantin Makrelov
Konstantin Makrelov

Financial and Real Economy Interactions in South Africa: A Stock and Flow Analysis


Gabriela Marti
Gabriela Marti

Migrant Domestic Workers in East and Southeast Asia


Eliza Massi
Eliza Massi

Internationalization of Big Business in Brazil and South Africa: Liberalization and Changing State-Business Relations


Philippa McMahon
Philippa M McMahon

[working title] Surplus to Requirements: Urban poor livelihoods and experiences of resettlement in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Musa Mckee
Musa McKee

‘Just Add Water’ - The Alchemy of Authoritarian Rule in Large-Scale Agricultural and Residential Developments in Egyptian Deserts during the Mubarak Era. (working title)



Winibaldus Stefanus Mere
Winibaldus Stefanus Mere

Making Multinational Enterprises Accountable: Enhancing Human Rights Due Diligence Obligation In Dealing With Corporate Complicity

Marco Mogiani
Marco Mogiani

The European and national policies on migration and asylum and their impact on the physiognomy of the port of entries and on the migration patterns in the Greek-Turkish border in the last twenty years. (Working title)


Mwanakitina Mohamed Bakari
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The development of the Law of Wakf In Kenya

Lorenza Monaco
Lorenza Monaco

Global Production and Industrial Restructuring in India: Capital Strategies and Labour Practices within a Booming Automotive Sector (working title)


Jamil Mouawad
Jamil Mouawad

Lebanon: The Negotiated State (Working Title)

Thomas Muddimer
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Working for Smallholders: Agricultural Workers, Labour Markets and Poverty in Southern Ghana.


Antonia Mulvey
Antonia Mulvey

International Justice: Solution or Obstacles to Peace in Housing, Land and Property Conflicts

Katherine Natanel
Katherine Natanel

Active (Dis)engagement: The Gendered Production of Political Apathy in Israel



Will Odogwu
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Comparing Formal Legal Discourse across Sites of Global Adjudication of Investment Disputes: the Variable Significance of ‘General Principles of Law’ Rhetoric in the International Court, International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Treaty Arbitration.

Oreva Olakpe
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Working Title: Sovereignty and Migrations: Straddling Human Rights and Security in a Globalized World


Prince Ndudi Councillor Olokotor
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Recognition and Enforcement of Transnational Commercial Arbitral Awards: An Appraisal of the Legal Regimes in England and Nigeria.

Ana Oprisan
Ana Orpisan

The Roma in Turkey. From Survival Mechanisms to Development Strategies


Robtel Neajai Pailey
Robtel Pailey

The Love of Liberty Divided Us Here? Factors Leading to the Introduction and Postponement in Passage of Liberia’s Dual Citizenship Bill

Aruna Pandey
Aruna Pandey

Institutional Models to Resolve Conflicts over Natural Resource Governance: Role of Community Enterprises and Solidarity Economy


Nayanka Paquete Perdigao
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(Working title) Perspectives on the failed State paradigm, Guinea-Bissau: A failed state or a state in the making?

Salim D. Patel
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The State's Right to Regulate and International Investment Law


Jago Penrose
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Firm But Liquid: Economic Transition in Vietnam

Keston K. Perry
Keston Perry

Prospects for transformation in small economies: institutional dynamics and technology governance in Trinidad and Tobago.


Matteo Pinna Pintor
Matteo Pinnar Pinar

“Health, risk reduction, and the microeconomics of capitalist development in China” (working title)


Sharri Plonski
Sharri Plonski

Ordinary & Extraordinary Resistance: The Struggle for Land, Space and Place by the Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Gabriel Pollen
Gabriel Pollen

Total Factor Productivity Growth Applications in a Developing Country: Does the case of Zambia validate or repudiate its realism? (Working Title)


Dave Poole
Dave Poole

A Search for the ‘Missing Middle”



Marion Péchayre
Marion Péchayre

International non-governmental organisations, “humanitarian triage” and the politics of impartiality in conflict and natural disasters settings - Pakistan 2004-2012

Helena Pérez Niño
Helena Pérez Niño

Agrarian Change and Post-conflict reconstruction. Land and Labour in a Mozambican borderland.


Anna C Rader
Anna Rader

Identity in Practice: Legibility, Authentication and Citizenship in Somaliland

Omid Rahmani
Omid Rahmani

Financialisation and Fundamental of Food Commodities: The Case of Soybeans, Corn and Wheat.


Siham Rayale
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The Politics of Peace: Accounting for Security in Women’s Political Participation In Somaliland (1991-2012)


Igor Rogelja
Igor Rogelja

Production of Creative Space in Taiwan and China

Ebbe Rogge
Ebbe Rogge

Moving Towards Good Corporate Governance at UK Banks: A Comparative Analysis including Case Studies of Japan's Financial Sector Reforms and of State-owned Banks.


Virginie Rouas
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The Development of Foreign Direct Liability Litigation for Corporate Liability in Europe


Serap Saritas
Saritas Serap

Financialisation and value of labour power relation

Mimoza Shabani
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The Incidence of Bank Default and Capital Adequacy Regulation in USA and Japan


Shijin Shin
Shijin Shin

China’s Soft Power and Strategies: A Case Study of China-South Korea Relations

Mariyam Shiuna
Mariyam Shiuna

Working Title: Urban violence and disillusionment with democracy in the Maldives.


Shreya Sinha
Shreya Sinha

Corporate Agribusiness and Agrarian Accumulation in Liberalised India (working title)

Federica Sona
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In the Shadow of uniformity: Islamic and Muslim marriages in contemporary Europe.


Victoria Stadheim
Victoria Stadheim

Portugal in the crisis: the reconfiguration of a national economy (working title)


Ms Cristiana Strava
Cristiana Strava

At Home with Modernity: Exploring Place-making on the Margins of Casablanca.


Elizabeth Stubbins Bates
Elizabeth Stubbins Bates

Testing the Effectiveness of the British Army’s Training in International Humanitarian Law

Farooq Sulehria
Muhammad Farooq Sulehria

Media imperialism in the age of globalization. The case of India and Pakistan.


Nydia Swaby
Nydia A. Swaby

Gendering Political Blackness: The Diasporic Dimensions of Black Women’s Politics and Activism

Fatima Swehli
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The role of the property law in post-conflict Libya


Hagar Taha
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The Local Element of Peace: Role of Indigenous Civil Societies in Intervention and Conflict Resolution – Cases of Darfur (Sudan) and Somaliland (Northern Somalia)

Tony Norfield
Tony Norfield

(Working title) British Imperialism & Finance: A contribution to the theory of contemporary imperialism


Ezgi B. Unsal
Ezgi Unsal

Subordinate financialisation: The Turkish Case

Sophie Van Hullen
Sophie Van Hullen

(working title) Excess Volatility or Volatile Fundamentals: The impact of financial speculation on commodity markets


Preet Kaur Virdi
Prit Kaur Virdi

Accessing justice when Families Breakdown: Divorcing South Asian women in Ontario, Canada

Vishal Vora
Vishal Vora

The legal implications of unregistered marriages in Britain amongst second generation South Asians


Stella Wambugu
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Agriculture and Health in Low Income Countries - Investigating Farm Household and Wider Interactions in sub Saharan Africa (working title)


Qingchao Wang
Qingchao Wang

History of Financial Econometrics


Micha Wiebusch
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The Emerging Normative Framework of the African Union on Constitutionalism – The Legal Process and the Contribution to Peace, Security and Democratic State Building


Clare Williams
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Law as a Determinant of External Finance: Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka

Aled Williams
Aled Williams

Comparative Research on Social and Political Accountability in the Implementation of National REDD+ Programmes (working title)


Christina Wolf
Christina Wolf

Industrial policy in times of China – the impact of Chinese trade and investment flows on industrial policy in Africa at the examples of Nigeria and Angola (working title)

Mei Wu
Mei Wu

Moving up the Value Chain: Industrial Upgrading in Pearl River Delta, China.


Jiaqi Xie
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Transitional Economic Law and China's Economic Legal System reform

Boying Xu
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Private equity investment and portfolio company performance - Evidence from Chinese mainland listed companies


Veli Yadirgi
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The Political Economy of the Kurdish Question in Turkey

Miyase Yavuz
Miyase Yavuz

The Role of Ijtihad in Legal Reforms of Modern Muslim States: A case Study of Morocco, Pakistan and Iran.


Ahmet Zaifer
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Acceleration of Privatization Process in Turkey: why in the last decade?

Hani Zedan
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A Critical Analysis of State Legal Policy Making in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Systems, Reforms, and Determining Factors


Shuwan Zhang
Shuwan Zhang

Labour disputes of young generation migrant workers in China