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Research Outline in support of application for PhD – Before PhDEntry
Non- State Actors and international law

As in any other legal system, so also in international sphere the subjects of law are the persons, nationals and judicial, upon whom the law confers rights and impose duties. In international law these persons are normally states, but they are not so exclusively. States have been described by Weber as the human community that claim itself the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical violence within the territory with determined boundaries.

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Research Outline in support of application for PhD – After PhDEntry
‘International law and the emergence of national codes of conduct in relation to inimical non-state actor behaviour’

Background

This research will analyse the emergence of systems which come to define a state‘s duty to act with due diligence in confronting non-state actors that it alleges are engaged in acts of terrorism. Its investigatory focus will be on linguistic labels, legal categorisations and regulatory discourses.

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PhD Proposal Document – Before PhDEntry
PhD Proposal

Introduction:

In my dissertation for my master‘s degree in Policy and Management of Lifelong Learning, I focussed on the genesis, role and relationship of civil society with the State. This will serve as a preliminary study for my proposed doctoral research. My MA dissertation examined the Kenyan State and civil society indicating that both had certain common features and suggested that the role and nature of civil society is reflective of the role and condition of the State and that the development of one could not be understood in isolation from the other.

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PhD Proposal Document – After PhDEntry
“Education and State Formation Processes: A Comparative Study of Kenya and Tanzania”

Research Interest

My MA dissertation examined the Kenyan State and civil society and my study illustrated that both had some common features, and this was evidence that the role and nature of civil society is a reflection of the role and condition of the State. In both, there is a prevalence of corruption, weak leadership rooted in a neo-patrimonial political culture, ethnic and class divisions and tendencies towards violence and terrorism.

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