Prospective Thesis Topic: Strategic trade – proliferation and controls (generic)

Applications are invited for MA theses which focus on the international trade in goods and technology used by security forces. These items encompass a range of equipment including weapons, surveillance and border control equipment, and dual-use items with civilian and military uses.

Theses could examine topics such as:

  • How, why and with what effect governments attempt to control strategic trade.
  • Multilateral policy-making processes on control of strategic trade.
  • Dynamics of the authorized trade.
  • Dynamics of the illicit trade.
  • Proliferation and commercialization of emerging dual-use technologies.
  • Effects of strategic trade on conflict, governance, human rights etc.
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