International Relations · Second year

Identify the circumstances under which economic sanctions can be an effective tool of foreign policy

Although international sanctions have repeatedly shown their limits, they nevertheless provide a useful tool. Aimed at maintaining peace and security between states, they have evolved from basic and comprehensive approaches with often negative effects, towards targeted actions that require preparation and evaluation with the involvement of all countries of the international community. Sanctions must be… Continue reading Identify the circumstances under which economic sanctions can be an effective tool of foreign policy

International Relations · Second year

EU: Power, Policy and Integration: Simulation actor position (Ireland)

Details of the actor and their relationship with the EU When playing the role of Ireland as a member state of the EU, it is important to highlight some basic facts about and give a general background of Ireland’s relationship with the EU. With a total area of 70 000 km², and a population of… Continue reading EU: Power, Policy and Integration: Simulation actor position (Ireland)

Second year · Sociology

Theory & Methods: Research proposal

Statement of the research topic and research question Specialized websites in the trading of second-hand goods, which have existed since the 2000s, have recently increased to meet the growing demand of the population. This phenomenon which is very visible on the Internet reflects a general enthusiasm, manifested not only by the practice of sale, but… Continue reading Theory & Methods: Research proposal

Gender studies · Second year · Sociology

Critically appraise the value of ‘postmodern feminisms’ for understanding –and challenging– contemporary gender power relations

Modernity has not fulfilled its emancipatory promises, and thus has become the object of a challenge which destabilises some of the certainties of Western tradition. It is in this context that women’s emancipation demands were born. Over the last few decades this heritage was targeted by a growth of reflection on gender construction and gender… Continue reading Critically appraise the value of ‘postmodern feminisms’ for understanding –and challenging– contemporary gender power relations

Gender studies · Second year · Sociology

Case study: female foeticide and infanticide in India

Several researchers have found a significant demographic imbalance (male/female ratio) in North-West India: a strong preference for the birth of boys that leads to reproductive practices often discriminating girls (sex-selective abortion, infanticide and neglect) is suspected of being responsible for the phenomenon. This case study aims to understand how women live the preference for boys,… Continue reading Case study: female foeticide and infanticide in India