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Working Papers


The DGSi working paper series presents work by colleagues, affiliates, and students on themes related to peace and conflict. Some of the papers highlight the insights gained from our students’ research and are based on their Masters’ dissertations.


Title / Author 


Volume (number) 

The Making of Migrant Smugglers as a Security Threat by the United Kingdom from 2014 to 2020 in the Annual Reports of the National Crime Agency: The Concept of Framing as a Political Too DGSi Working Paper Series - Claire Chauffard
Claire Chauffard 

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2023 (No. 3)

Spect-Actor and Spect-Laughter: The Role of Laughter Within ‘Participatory’ Theatre for Peace and Development
Caitlin McLoughlin

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2023 (No. 2)

Making Space for Peace: A Case-study of Medellín Colombia 
Joshua Grey

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2023 (No. 1)

Veiled Victories in Modern War

Col. ArmelDirouArmy Attaché, Defence Attaché’s Office, Embassy of France, London

DGSi Executive Policy and Practice Working Paper Series 


2020 (No. 1) 

Are Apologies Just Symbolic Politics? A Case Study of Serbian Apologies Towards Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Cliodhna Simpson

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2018 (No. 3) 

The Suspension of Legal and Moral Norms at the EU’s Mediterranean Sea Borders

Emily Chrystie

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2018 (No. 2) 


The Conflict Between Armed Conflicts: Dispensing with the Distinction Between International and Non-International Armed Conflicts

Ben McGuckin

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2018 (No. 1) 

Prestige Aid:The case of Saudi Arabia and Malaysia

Lena Moral Waldmeier

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2017 (No. 3) 

The Local Turn and the Post-Conflict Everyday: Moving towards a phenomenological approach 

Laura Daïeff

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2017 (No. 2) 

Armed Drone Proliferation and Strange’s International Political Economy: Understanding the spread of UCAVs through global power relations

Jenna R. Mazzella

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2017 (No. 1) 

Narrating Ukraine: A Crisis of Russian Identity?

Ben Challis

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2016 (No. 3) 

Afghanistan: An Analytical Framing - Past, Present and into the Future

James Michael Page

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2016 (No. 2) 

Afghanistan in Regional Context: Insights from Regional States

Professor Shaun Gregory

DGSi Working Paper Series 

2016 (No. 1)