The publications of our faculty, researchers and graduates testify to the wealth of the research conducted at the Graduate Institute. We present here the booksbook chaptersjournal articles, theses, and working papers and reports issued during the past twelve months, considering that the complete production is available in the institutional repository. On this page you will find the recent theses.

Acquisition of Territory by Force in Contemporary International Law

Leila Urekenova. Jury: Marcelo Kohen, thesis director, Vincent Chetail and Yuval Shany. January 2018.

Altruism in International Law

Jason Rudall. Jury: Andrea Bianchi, thesis director, Andrew Clapham and Tom Ruys. January 2018.
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The Banality of Aid: On Conflict, Humanitarianism and Migration among the Murle of South Sudan

Claudio Todisco. Jury: Alessandro Monsutti, thesis director, Gilles Carbonnier and Michel Agier. July 2017.
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Bilateral Energy Governance

Tibisay Morgandi. Thesis director: Jorge E. Viñuales. April 2017.

Bringing the Firm Back In: Investors’ Choice for International Investment Arbitration

Anna Katharina Luz. Jury: Cédric Dupont, thesis director, Thomas Schultz and Louis T. Wells. June 2017.
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Cartels in Latin America: A Cross-border Competition Assessment

Pierre Martin Horna Chicchon. Jury: Damien Neven, president and internal reader; Joost Pauwelyn, thesis director; Ariel Ezrachi. February 2018.
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Created and Lost in Translation: The Corporate Management of Human Rights

Ioana Tuta. Jury: Andrew Clapham, president and internal reader; Liliana Andonova, thesis director; Florian Wettstein. February 2018.

Les demandeurs d’asile déboutés en droit international

Anne-Cécile Leyvraz. Jury: Vincent Chetail, directeur de thèse, Andrew Clapham et Marie-Laure Basilien, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3. Octobre 2017.
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Embodied Battlefields: Uncovering Sexual Violence against Men in War Theaters

Paula Drumond Rangel Campos. Jury: Elisabeth Prügl, thesis director, Keith Krause and Marysia Zalewski. June 2017.

Essays in Development Economics and Economics of Education

Laura Cyron. Jury: Martina Viarengo, thesis director, Jean-Louis Arcand and Béatrice d’Hombres, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy. March 2018.
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Essays in Macroeconomics

Seton Leonard. Jury: Cédric Tille, president and internal reader; Rahul Mukherjee, thesis director; Michele Lenza. May 2017.

The European Union Returns Directive and Its Compatibility with International Human Rights Law

Izabella Majcher. Jury: Vincent Chetail, thesis director, Andrew Clapham and Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche. July 2017.
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From Resistance to Revolution: Protest Dynamics in Authoritarian Regimes: Tunisia and Czechoslovakia in the Decade before the Revolution

Zuzana Hudáková. Jury: Stephanie Hofmann, thesis director, Thomas Biersteker and James Scott. March 2018.

Gold, Finance and Speculation: The Making of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, 1887–1899

Mariusz Lukasiewicz. Jury: Marc Flandreau, thesis director, Aidan Russell and Youssef Cassis. June 2017.
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Implementation of the Cartagena Definition in Latin America: Analysis of the Wider Definition of Refugee

Marta Priscila Antoni Piossek. Jury: Vincent Chetail, thesis director, Andrew Clapham and Jean-François Durieux. June 2017.
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Innovation and Diffusion of New Technologies: In and Out of the Green Sector

Giulia Valacchi, International Economics. Jury: Richard Baldwin, president and internal reader; Timothy Swanson, thesis director; Antoine Dechezleprêtre. October 2017.
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The Interaction of the Jurisdictional Immunities of the State and the Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Case of the US FSIA vis-à-vis the 2004 UN Convention

Victorino José Tejera Pérez. Thesis director: Zachary Douglas. May 2017.
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International Currency Use and Macroeconomic Effects of Trade Integration

Maria Sokolova. Thesis directors: Cédric Tille and Joost Pauwelyn. April 2017. VI, 217 p.

Investment as a Two-Way Street: How China Uses Inward and Outward Investment Policy for Structural Transformation, and How This Paradigm Can Be Useful for Other Emerging Countries

Matthew Hector Travis Millan Stephenson. Thomas Biersteker and Jean-Louis Arcand, thesis co-directors, Sungmin Rho and Karl Sauvant. February 2018.
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The Iranian Nuclear Program, US Policy, and the Nonproliferation Regime, 1974–1978

Farzan Sabet. Jury: Jussi Hanhimäki, thesis director, Thomas Biersteker and David Holloway. February 2018.

“The Land Is Sweet”: On the Politics of Giving and Keeping Land Rights in Afghanistan

Niklaus Miszak. Jury: Jean-Pierre Jacob, president and internal reader; Alessandro Monsutti, thesis director; Oliver RichmondPierre Centlivres. December 2017.

The Law of Force, the Force of Law: The Legality and Ontology of the Use of Force against Individuals in Armed Conflict and Occupation

Ka Lok Yip. Jury: Andrew Clapham and Thomas Biersteker, thesis co-directors, Andrea Bianchi and Dapo Akande. February 2018.
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Nuclear Dynamics and US-South Korean Relations, 1945–1975

Se Young Jang. Jury: Jussi Hanhimäki, thesis director, Grégoire Mallard and Leopoldo Nuti. August 2017.

Politics of Life in a Colonial Space: An Extended Case Study of East Jerusalem

Ibrahim Saïd. Thesis director: Riccardo Bocco. April 2017.
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The Productive Dimension of Global Governance and the United Nations System: A Comparative Study

Juliano Diniz de Oliveira, International Relations/Political Science. Jury: Elisabeth Prügl, president and internal reader; Thomas Biersteker, thesis director; Sebastian von Einsiedel, director of the Center for Policy Research, United Nations University, Tokyo. October 2017.
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Protecting the Vital: Analysing the Relationship between Agricultural Biosafety and the Commodification of Genetically Modified Cotton Seeds in Colombia

Diego Enrique Silva Garzon. Jury: Shalini Randeria and Elena Lazos Chavero, thesis codirectors, Filipe Calvão and Carlo Caduff. October 2017. 
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Resisting Minority Rights Norms: A Case of Middle East Minorities

Smruthi Rammohan. Jury: Elisabeth Prügl, thesis director, Stephanie Hofmann and Antje Wiener, University of Hamburg, Germany. October 2017.
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Returnees and the Development Project in Bengaluru: Brokering Modernity from the In-Between

Rosemary George. Jury: Isabelle Milbert (thesis director), Alessandro Monsutti, Valerio Simoni and Binod Khadria. October 2017.
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The Right to Family and Private Life as a Limitation to the Expulsion of Non-National under International Law

Tessema Simachew Belay. Jury: Andrew Clapham, president and internal reader; Vincent Chetail, thesis director; Kristina Touzenis. February 2018.

Small Worlds of Violence: A Global Grammar for Torture

Jonathan Austin. Thesis codirectors: Keith Krause and Riccardo Bocco. April 2017.

Three Essays in International Trade

Yuan Zi. Thesis director: Richard Baldwin. June 2017.
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Three Essays in International Trade and Global Production

Stela Rubínová. Thesis director: Richard Baldwin. April 2017.
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Towards a New Approach to Treaty Interpretation: Interaction of Theory and Practice

Katayoun Hosseinnejad. Jury: Zachary Douglas, thesis director, Thomas Schultz and George Letsas. March 2018.
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The UNSEEN: Expert Networks and Knowledge Practices in the Monitoring of UN Sanctions

Aurel Niederberger. Jury: Thomas Biersteker and Grégoire Mallard, thesis codirectors, Annabelle Littoz-Monnet and Vincent Pouliot. October 2017.
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When the Conflict Ends, While Uncertainty Continues: Accounting for Missing Persons between War and Peace

Alessandra La Vaccara. Jury: Paola Gaeta, president and internal reader; Vincent Chetail, thesis director; Manfred Nowak. February 2018.

World Bank Development Interventions in Ethiopia: The Case of Wolayta Agricultural Development Unit (WADU), 1970-82

Surafel Gelgelo Kumsa. Jury: Gareth Austin (thesis director), Aidan Russell and Carlos Oya. October 2017.
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