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L Avenir Du Pacs Dissertation Topics

MA(PACS)/MPACS Dissertations

2015

NameTopic
Christine el-KhouryTransforming the Media Narrative on Indigenous Affairs: Lessons from Q&A Garma
Melissa MartinSexes of the Battle: Reconstructing Gender, Reconstructing a Nation – Sri Lanka’s Post-war Rehabilitation Programme

2014

NameTopic
Mujibur AbidAnatomy of the Afghan Jihad: Identity, Power and Legitimacy
Daniel AbunalesFrom War to Peace: Best Practices in Peace Journalism as reported by Inquirer.net and MindaNews.com during the Bangsamoro Peace Process
Emily BlizzardMedia Re-Presentatio of Conflict: Friend or Foe of Peace? The Case of the Kashmir Valley
Simone BushPeacebuilding, Statebuilding, and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States
Haylee FullerHow Can Post-structuralism and the Performance Art of Superbarrio Gomez Explain the Process of Artmaking as Cultural Peacebuilding?
 Laura GilmartinCommunal Violence, Trauma and Gender in Timor-Leste: An Exploration of how Informal Security Groups assist Timorese People to meet their Human Security Needs
 Pamela Hartgerink “The subject of transitional justice and national healing is forbidden”: Where to now for reconciliation and transitional justice in Zimbabwe?
 Shannon Richarz The Islamification of Terror
 Laura Schmah  Teaching for a Peaceful Future? Collective Memories and Peace Education in Australian and German History Textbooks
 Louisa Waddingham The Contribution of State Action to Sierra Leone’s Peacebuilding
 Godwin Yidana Patriarchy and Women's Agency for Peacebuilding: The Case of Women in the Bawku Municipality, Ghana

2013

NameTopic
Farhad Arian Establishing Peace in Afghanistan: Balancing the Interests of India & Pakistan
 Sonja Bates What’s Wrong with Anzac Day?
 Dan Buckingham Extractive and Exclusive Political and Economic Institutions as Barriers to a Justpeace in Kenya
 Sarah Brown-Campello “Fusion of Exiles”: Israeli Absorption of non-Ashkenazi Jews and Structural Violence in the Israeli Immigration and Israelizing Process, 1948-present
 Krystyna Drapalski The Paradox of Peace: US Militarism in a Global Age
 Emily Morrison A Cross-Cultural Study of the Measures Taken in Spain and Iceland to Eradicate Intimate Partner Violence
 Roger Stephenson State Rights vs Universal Human Rights: a Case Study of Australia's Policies Relating to Asylum Seekers
 Lisa Townshend The Paradox of National Identity and Citizenship in Bolivia

2012

NameTopic
Elena Berrocal The Relationship Between Shari’a Law and Human Rights Discourses in The Maldives: The Case of HIV Policy
 Elizabeth Hankins Ubuntu Rising: Building Lasting Peace and Gender Equality in South Sudan
 Sascha Nanlohy “Peace Wanted Alive”: Kenya’s Post-Election Violence and the Prevention of Mass Atrocities
 Ben Lohmeyer Peace: Overcoming the Trap of Dualism
 Michael Safi More than they Bargained For? Inclusion-Moderation, Islamists, and Case of Lebanon’s Hezbollah
 Cheryl Seeto Aiding and Abetting: How both Donor and Recipient Governments’ Strategic Interests Can Impact Development and Aid EffectivenessJP van de Merwe
 JP van de Merwe  A Constructivist Approach to Understanding South African Foreign Policy Under Thabo Mbeki’s Presidency

2011

NameTopic
Matthew CoxhillWhat is Sustainable?: Corporate social responsibility, artisanal fishers and peace with justice in the exploitation of wild fisheries in the Solomon Islands
 Alexander GaskoThe Baltic States join the West: how it has affected their Russian-speaking minorities?
 Lisa A. GhigliazzaDDR Programming for Child Soldiers in Uganda: From Structures of Violence to Sustainable Peace
 Erik HofParallel Tracks or Sequencing: The International Criminal Court's impact on Prospects for Peace in Sudan
 Yulia KhanIndependent Abkhazia and South Ossetia: To Be or Not To Be? An Analysis of the Prospects for Their Independence
 Natilee A. McGruderAn Analysis of the Relationships between Economic Incentives and Cultural Violence in the Exploitation and Mass Incarceration of the Ethnic Poor in the United States
 Donna MulhearnUrbicide: The Carthaginisation of Fallujah
 Zahra ShafighTahrir Square 2011: How space helped a community to emerge in solidarity against tyranny
 Kristen ErberCommodification and Conflict: A Critique of Market Theory in regards to Human Needs
 Henry LebovicTowards a Coherent Unity of Perspectives On Peace: Burton, Lederach and the Philosophy of Ken Wilber
Ming Tang Demystifying the ‘Pacifying Effects’ Thesis: An Analysis of the Application of the Democratic Reconstruction Model in UN Peacebuilding Operations
  

2010

 Name  Topic
Bickerton, EmilyThe Case for Socially Cohesive Cities: How Social Connections Save Lives and Community Gatdens Empower Unbran Localities to Mobolize for Peace
Brake, SarahCampaigning for Peace with Justice: A Burma Case Study
Brown, ChrisIn Search of a Positive Peace in the Naxalite Conflict
Crawford, KatieThe Environmental Voice of Peacetime Military Activity
Dawes, CassandraUnderstanding the ‘other’ through film: representations of ethnicity in Second World War Hollywood feature films
Hall, BrendaThe Freeport Mine in Papua: An Unequivocal Commitment to Human Rights?
Hedges, GeorginaJustice for Women in Post-genocide Rwanda?
Hubbard, JamesNonviolent Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect
Mcgovern, LachlanEvaluating Australia’s Intervention in Solomon Islands
Ogbonnaya, JudeAfrican Feminism: What can Men bring to the Table?
Rose, MichaelPeace Journalism, First Person Shooters and the construction of meaning from simulated violence
Tunks, Erin LouiseCommunity Conflict and Peace-building: A Case Study of the Cronulla Riots

2009

 Name Topic
 Alderton, AshleyMedia at War: The Rwandan Genocide and Implications for Future Conflicts
Aryachandra, NisansalaTerrorlist Formula: An alternative for listing terrorists and measuring terrorism
Beasley, BelindaThe Indictment of Omar Hussan Ahamd al Bashir by the International Criminal Court: Understanding Why African and Arab Leaders Support Bashir
Bennett, JulietAn Ethical Dilemma: Childhood Conversion to Christian Fundamentalism
Chhan, Rebecca K.Creativity in Peacebuilding: The Value of Art to Peace
Cross, CaseyExacerbating Divisions: Peacebuilding, the UN and East Timor: An Ecofeminist Analysis
Dix, CatherinePost-Conflict Peacebuilding: How can youth and the media work together to support the normative goal of peace? 
Geeves, BethanyFighting Words: The Importance of Language Policy for Conflict and Peace
Gudmundsen, Marita H.A Comparative Analysis of Iraq: Before and After the 2003 Invasion
Gosson, ZaraHappiness in the Pursuit of Peace: Re-evaluating the role and significance of happiness in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies
King, NancyHard Yakka: A Historical Comparative Study of Aboriginal Working Women in the New South Wales Public Sector Australia
Kristiansen, RagnaTaking a Glimpse at the UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Has the Resolution contributed to improving the situation of the women in Timor-Leste?
Morgan, SophieFemale Genital Cutting: An Issue of Peace with Justice
Pratt, KellyUniversal Human Needs Theory: Transforming Thought, Facilitating Choice, Promoting Peace
Reddington, KittyEducating Beyond Oppression in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Rish, VioletWhy can’t you sell peace like you sell soap? The Power and Limitations of Social Marketing in Communicating for Peace in Aceh
Ziaei, SamanLiving in a Cycle of Violence: Questioning the Effectiveness of Current Penal Practice in NSW

2008

NameTopic
Dickens, LynMarginalising Multiraciality in Miss Saigon: an Analysis of the Mass Media's Effect on People of Mixed Race
Eaton, EmilyThe World Sport: A Force for Peace or Violence
Geese, BenjaminOut of Ruins.  Pro-Poor Tourism: a Future for Timor-Leste
George, VictorThe Role of the Peacekeeping Troops in the United Nations Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC)
Heukelom, Tim S. vanRegional Interactive Conflict Prevention: Exploring the potential of 'cooperative diplomacy' to increase the effectiveness of conflict prevention on a regional level
Johannessen, Astrid-MargreteHumanitarian Intervention and the 'Responsibility to Protect' after September 11
Kartika, DianaASEAN: Towards Social Justice and Human Security
Krairit, ThammachatDevelopments from Portuguese Colony to Indonesian Province: The Evolution of Identity in East Timor (1500s-1991)
Lovasen, LineCauses and Consequences of the Global Military Culture
Rai, BharatPeace through Micro Enterprise Development in Nepal: Rhetoric or Reality?
Rajalingam, GobieThe Right to Write: Advocating Human Rights and the Media to Build Peace with Justice in Sri Lanka
Sequeira, MervynA Universal Language of Peace?  Music and Peacebuilding
Siegenbeek van Heukelom, TimRegional interactive conflict prevention: Exploring the potential of 'cooperative diplomacy' to increase the effectiveness of conflict prevention on a regional level
Skaiaa, MarianneThe Neglected Story of Women and War: In What Ways Can War Empower Women
Yustisianingrum, EtikaBuilding Permanent Peace in Aceh: The Role of the Peace Agreement in the Peacebuilding Process
Zulaicha, OctavinCommission of Truth and Friendship as a Reconciliation Mechanism between Indonesia and Timor Leste

2007

NameTopic
Allebone, JamesThe Great Writ In America: Habeas Corpus in Times of Conflict
Box, PamelaClimate Change and Development: Environmental Ethics and Water Scarcity in the Twenty-First Century
Chang, CandiceThe Responsibility to Protect: Falun Gong as a case study
Cutler, JenniferTheatre in the South Pacific: A Peacebuilding Tool?
Dekker, AnnaThe International Criminal Court Pursuing Justice in the Midst of Violent Conflict: Peace-maker or Peace-breaker?
Desaputra, PiyasireeIntegration of a Gender Perspective on Peace Operations: Gender Equality and Post-Conflict Reconstruction in East Timor
Djojonegoro, DindaThe struggle for peace without nuclear weapons: An analysis of the relationship between nuclear weapons, security, peace and human rights
Downing, ElizabethThe Western Response to AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: The importance of African participation in the response
Garner, HilaryBuilding Peace in a Post Conflict Society: The Sports Contribution Sporting Creativity Synchronizing Soccer Case Study: The Kakuma Refugee Camp
Kuncorowati, DyahIllegal logging in Indonesia: A threat to regional security in Southeast Asia?
Lansdowne, Amanda"Fortress Nation": Australia's Insecurity, the Asylum Seeker's Burden
Mehr, MichaelGovernment responses to the al-Jazeera effect: Ten years of engagement, conflict and competition
Mkandawire, BonaventureThangata: Tenancy or Slavery? The economic hardship of workers on colonial farms; and post-colonial tobacco estates in Malawi
Rahman, SabrinThe era of social entrepreneurship: How society, economy and peace studies can be partners in fighting inequality
Seitanides, EliasHow did the Cold War start? Has it really ended?
Sun-Nyung, HeoA New Foreign Policy Paradigm: Perspectives on South Korea's Strategic Options in the 21st Century: Towards Peace and Security in Northeast Asia
Ya, Lin (Bella)Renewing the Enemy: Young Chinese Focus Their Hatred on Japan

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2006

NameTopic
Armstrong, AmandaSaving the World: The Active Self in a Self-less Society
Dundas, AletiaThe Application of Nonviolence in a Culture of Violence: The Case of Iraq
Carpenter, TraceyThe Media's Role in Race Relations in a Regional Australian Sommunity
Clark, PaulAtrocity? What-ever: The emotional manipulation of the mass cruelty of Western communities
Cramer, Jolene M.The Grameen Bank: A Critical Analysis of Women's Empowerment
Culley, AprilThe Politics of Ethnicity and Nationalism in Zimbabwe and the Problem of International Intervention
Hennekinne, XavierReconciliation in Timor-Leste: The Place of the Individual in the Timorese Reconciliation Process
Jacobson, DanielFrom Bomb-Making to Policy-Making: The Transformation of Palestinian Terrorism 1937-2006
Jensen, Catherine MaryThe Price of Peace: How a culture of consumerism erodes a culture of peace
Mayroz, EyalHumanitarian Interventions in Theory and Practice: The US and the Crisis in Dafur
Ngotho, Mueni (Liz)Birth of a New Nation or Delusions from the Past: Challenges to Achieving Egalitarian Participation in Peacebuilding in South Sudan
Oborski, JasonFox News and their Invasion of Iraq
Reiler, Anja AgnetheNorway: A Good International Citizen?
Richardson, Robyn"God-Speak" - The Language of the Church: East Timor Conflict 1975-1999
Sassine, FadiaPalestinian Refugees in Beddawi Camp: Exploring Palestinianness

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2005

NameTopic
Akimoto, DaisukeThe Implication of "Positive Pacifism" for Japan's International Peacekeeping Operations
Chesher, JaneAnatomy of a Riot:Redfern 14-16 February 2004
Elliott, StephanieIslam and the U.S. media: USA Today and The New York Times before and after the London bombings
Elliott, SarahThe Politicisation of Humanitarian Action
Kieran, LeonaBurma: Towards Freedom from Fear
Kroon, RonaldPrayer mats and Cheeseboards: Polarisation in Dutch Society
Norbisrath, LeaReconciliation - and what is in it for Women?
Yamasaki, MatsutaroThe Tibet Question: History, Present, and Future of Tibet
Piccotti, JohnContaining Saddam Hussein's Iraq: An examination of how conflicting goals and self-interest affected policy at the UN with an emphasis on France and the US 1990-2003
Pozniak, NataleeMilitant Islamist Ideology and the 'Clash of Civilizations'
Seyit, Kuranda S.Reporting Violence
Shrestha, AbhaThe Impact of International Armed Conflict on Nepalese Women: A Study from a Feminist Perspective

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2004

NameTopic
Adas, WissamGod's Law vs. Man's law- An analysis of the perceived conflict between Islamic and Western law
Boga, DilnazCycles of Violence: The Impact of Human Rights Violations on Children in Kashmir
Candan, ZuleikaFrustration in Society: Why Individuals Turn to Violent Society Movements in the Context of a Culture of Violence
Chang, Kevin C."Noqu Kalou, Noqu Vanua": The Root Causes of Fiji's Societal Conflicts
Downes, Andrew J.An Emerging Norm? The Legitimacy of Humanitarian Intervention during the post-Cold War era
Emad, MuntherEmerging Challenges - Domestic violence among culturally and linguistically diverse communities in particular Arabic-Speaking Families in Australia: A reflection on culture, gender, cultural identity and generations
Fisher-Radford, JenniferStructural Violence in the West: Its Contribution to a Violent Culture and Delinquency
Haahti, Eva"Spoils of War": Sexual Violence and Human Rights Violations Against Women in War
Kobayashi, HirotoCommonalities in the diversity: The common ground between suicide bomings in the Israel-Palestine conflict and Japanese suicide attacks in the WWII
Mason, AndyThe Impact of Ethnic Nationalism on Compassionate Love in Sri Lanka
Muraki, SayuriPromoting Human Rights and Peacebuilding in East Timor
Myrvoll, BritThe Redfern Journey of Empowerment
Ramsdell, ChristopherInnocent Lost: The Socialization of Child Soldiers
Robertson, ErinThe Value of Public Diplomacy: A Critique of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East since 9-11
Sakurai, YukoReconciliation to Overcome "Japan and Asia"
Sarlas, AndrewConflict: Moving from peace studies to a more holistic definition and how this is represented in creativity
Smith, Kate JeanThe Australian 'History Wars' and National Identity:
Tarling, SerenaBridging the Gap: Could there be a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Australia?
Zee, KelvinSingapore's Malay-Muslims and the Emergence of Jemaah Islamiah in Singapore

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2003

NameTopic
Bottenma, Tamar F.J.Comparing Cold Wars: An Analysis of Malaysia's Experiences
Boyd, Alison M.America's Contradiction: Human Rights and the Death Penalty
Buchanan, PennyPeacebuilding in Somalia: The role of the radio soap opera in public education for the promotion of non-violence
Chan, RonClash of Civilisation or Clash of Ignorance?
Collins, AnneJustice for the Clowns: Symbols of Shared Humanity in Creative Dissent
Fosen, Dagny
The Humanitarian Bomb: Humanitarian Intervention and the Kosovo Crisis - a successful example for future conflict resolution?
Gambill, JillAn Analysis of the Role of Violence in Resolving the Colombian Conflict
Goldfinch, Steven J.Standing by Thy Neighbour: The development of Humanitarian Intervention in a Post-Cold War World
Jorgensen, Annet Y. K.Narrative Framing of Conflict Stories in the New Media: a comparative analysis
Koukedes, NitaForgiveness: The Wounded Healer
Ley, ValerieA Just and Fair Peace for Israel/Palestine?
Lindsay, David AllanOsama Bin Laden and Al Qa'Ida's Impact on International Peace, Security and Economy
McCusker, PatrickReconciliation in the North of Ireland Conflict
Nygaard, Lydia WathneThe United Nations Security Council: How it is controlled by Western Interests
Pedersen, Elna LethJustice and Reconcilation: meanings for Justice after Collective Violence and their significance for reconciliation
Salazar, Ivan Mauricio P.The Colombian Civil War: An Analysis of the Economic Behaviour of the Revolutionary Movement and the Implications for Conflict Resolution
Schwartz, MelanieComing Out Painting: Diversion, Restoration and Circle Sentencing
Shanley, ScottSaka Ki Churi: The Moral Implications of British Imperalism (1870-1914)
Shore, NinaArt as Non-Violent Protest: De-Mystifying Dada
Sirat, MahamudCan the United States act as an honest broker in trying to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict?
Talib, MohamadSingapore: The Management of Ethinicity
Waples, SallyEthnic Conflict in Kenya: Dilemmas of Democratic Institution-Building
Widmer, MireilleMadrid vs. Oslo: Third Party Intervention in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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2002

NameTopic
Batchen, ChristinaThe Case for Restorative Justice
Dack, Timothy T.A Quest for Equility
Fraser, SarahAbolishing the Death Penalty in the USA: One Step on the Road to Achieving a Just Peace
Kvam, Synnove M.Comprehensive Peacebuilding: The Norwegian Approach to Conflict Resolution
Morgan, VictoriaA Critical Look at Domestic Violence Amongst Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Communities
Ooi, DanielThe 1997 International Monetary Fund package to Indonesia: implications for human rights, development, and regional stability
Pearce, Heather-Jean L.Return to Innocence? Prevention and Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
Sloane, JaneAdvance Australia Fair

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2001

NameTopic
Boxberger, AnneExploring Reconciliation: A Critical Essay
Molland, SverreEast Timor: Reconciled Nationalism and Nationalised Reconciliation
Salas, ReneeThe Protection of the Environment as a Peace Issue

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Résumé du document

Depuis la fin du XXe siècle, début du XXIe, du fait de la libération des mœurs et des comportements sociaux, des unions autres que le mariage sont apparues. Face à la reconnaissance de la diversité des situations de couple, le législateur dès les années 1990 est intervenu afin de donner des droits et des garanties à ces nouveaux couples, donc dans le but de créer un nouveau statut juridique particulier à côté du mariage, et en marge du concubinage. On parle de l'émergence du droit des couples. C'est ainsi la naissance du PACS, intervenu par la loi du 15 novembre 1999.

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[...] Ce point est l'un des arguments essentiels. De plus, depuis la dizaine d'années qui s'est écoulée le PACS a connu un succès non négligeable et qui semble en constante augmentation par rapport au mariage. En outre, si originairement le PACS était réservé aux couples de même sexe, dans les faits plus de 95% des PACS de 2010 ont été conclus entre un homme et une femme (source INSEE). On peut résumer ce constat par une citation de Micher Grimaldi, professeur de droit privé à Paris II Le PACS a été crée par ceux qui voulaient se marier, mais qui ne pouvaient pas le faire ; il est utilisé par ceux qui peuvent se marier, mais ne veulent pas le faire Cela nous montre donc l'importance du statut de partenaire dans la vie juridique française. [...]


[...] Ainsi, le PACS est un véritable contrat dans sa formation au même titre que le mariage, mais un contrat spécifique tant dans ses conditions de formation (précisé le sexe dans la loi) que de dissolution (notamment la dissolution par volonté unilatérale). On peut dire un statut nécessaire d'un point de vue économique ; en effet l'adoption du statut de partenaire, qui apparaît comme une simple formalité juridique, a un coût moindre en comparaison du mariage. Ainsi sociologiquement il apparaît comme une alternative. Une véritable alternative entérinée dans la pratique Le PACS apparaît comme une alternative dans la pratique pour tous les couples ne souhaitant pas se marier. [...]


[...] Quel est l'avenir concret du PACS : sa suppression ou son évolution en parallèle des autres modes de conjugalités ? Nous avons vu que le Pacs était un statut juridique existant depuis plus d'une décennie, ayant donc produit des effets juridiques depuis plus d'une décennie ; ainsi il semble que sa suppression ne soit pas envisageable mais son évolution et plus précisément l'évolution du statut de partenaire en parallèle du mariage semble être la solution (II). Une suppression non envisageable Depuis la création du PACS en 1999, on s'aperçoit qu'il s'agit d'un mode de conjugalité autonome des autres de plus dans la pratique il apparaît que le PACS est un véritable choix fait par les citoyens Un statut nécessaire et autonome La création du PACS est intervenue dans un contexte juridique et social où il n'existait que deux statuts possibles pour les couples : le mariage c'est-à-dire la reconnaissance de ce couple par le droit, ou l'union libre, ignorée totalement par le droit, car selon l'expression de Napoléon les concubins se passent de la loi, la loi se passera d'eux Ainsi, l'union libre échappait à tout statut. [...]


[...] Les nouvelles questions Le PACS ne créer actuellement ni lien de famille ni lien d'alliance, domaines exclusivement régis par le mariage. Cela signifie que ce statut ne crée pas de liens familiaux : il ne permet pas l'adoption, ni l'obtention de l'autorité parentale envers les deux conjoints. De plus, il n'engendre pas un changement de l'état des personnes, et il ne donne pas le droit d'usage du nom du partenaire. Ainsi, le PACS pourrait-il prétendre à ce genre de réforme ? Concernant tout ce qui est lien de filiation, il semble que cela ne serait pas pertinent. [...]


[...] En effet, c'est un véritable avantage dont dispose le mariage. Or si le PACS en bénéficiait également il n'y aurait plus d'intérêt à se marier. Donc partir vers une trop forte matrimonialisation du statut du PACS ne paraît pas opportun. Néanmoins, les réformes futures pourraient aller plus loin en ce qui concerne l'état des personnes ; il s'agit par exemple de la question du droit d'usage du nom de son partenaire. En effet dans cette hypothèse, si la réforme de 2006 a inscrit le nom du partenaire dans l'état civil des deux personnes, rien ne semble faire obstacle à l'ouverture d'un droit d'usage du nom de son partenaire. [...]