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Volume 7
Issue 1

January 2024

Chief Editors

Antonia Giles

Mitchell  Bowcock

Editorial Board

Josh Mitchell

Leah Webster

Nellie Webster

Ella Logan-Wilson

Stephanie Rocke

Katie Kilburn

Calixthe Blain

Lily Cheetham

Alfie Lloyd-Perks

Sacha Martin

Content warning: Some of our essays contain explicit language and references to sexual activity.

Made possible by the University of Manchester School of Social Sciences

International Political Economy

Sometimes It’s Just Business, Sometimes It’s Personal – Understanding the Differences in the Russian Invasions of Georgia and Ukraine

Samuel Hoffman

2nd Year Essay

BSocSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations

Russian military

The Role of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company in United States/China Relations

Kangjian Li

2nd Year Essay

BA (Econ) (Hons) Development Studies and Economics

Taipei skyline

Populism and Foreign Policy During the Trump Administration: Shifting Away From the Liberal International Order

Raluca-Teodora Ilie

3rd Year Essay

BSocSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations


Political Theory

Political Epistemic Loop Theory: 
Political Epistemic Bubbles and The New Sociology of Education in the Context of Sino-US Rivalry

Bernard Morsink

3rd Year Essay

BA (Hons) Political Science


‘Can you fuck men and still fuck the patriarchy?’ Unpacking Phallocentrism and Gender Essentialist Discourse in Radical Feminist Spaces

Katya Sloboda-Bolton

3rd Year Essay

BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Fight sexism

Inspiring Change: How Social Movements Can Learn From the Past – Drawing Parallels Between Women’s Liberation and the Animal Liberation Movement

Maisie Boardman

3rd Year Essay

BSocSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations

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