MSc Theses

Master's thesis PDFs from before 2018 can be found in the library catalogue of the University of Zurich.

Ongoing MSc Theses

Baumann, Heidi
Spec. MA
The role of the Native Friendship Center of Montreal in attending to urban Indigenous people.
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Burkart, Meret
GEO
Critical assessment of fair-trade certified gold
Dr. Muriel Côte
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Duarte Torregroza, Lina Maria
GEO
The Unionization Struggles of Undocumented Immigrants in Barcelona
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Xavier Balaguer Rasillo
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Graber, Andrea
Spec. MA
The happiest town in Africa?
A critical analysis of a new mining company town in Zambia
Dr. Muriel Côte
Dr. Stefan Leins
Dr. Patience Mususa
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Jörin, Thierry
GEO
gold trade and regulation in Switzerland
Dr. Muriel Côte
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Kobayashi, Hiromi
Spec. MA
The role of Japan to deal with refugees
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Prof. Dr. David Chiavacci
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Lama, Phulba Doma
GEO
Kritische Geographie an der Universität Zürich ca. 1970-85
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Lienhard, Charlotte
GEO
Humanitarian-Development Nexus/LRRD
Case study on humanitarian aid and development in post-earthquake Nepal
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Steinegger, Sarah
Spec. MA
Resource Politics: The Use of Mangroves in Djangoa, North-Western Madagascar
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf

Completed MSc Theses

2019
Kaiser, Julian
GEO
Good herder, bad herder – Understanding the construction of Fulani herders’ identities by the local community in Agogo, Ghana PDF
Dr. Muriel Côte
Frank Agyei
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Müller, Manuel
Spec. MA
Between the Collective and the Individual:
Communitarian Police Forces in Mexico Challenging Human Rights and State Justice PDF
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
2018
Froesch, Matthias
GEO
Representation of terror attacks in Swiss media PDF
Dr. Rory Rowan
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Gilli, Mengina
Spec. MA
“Taking place?” Formalization through Community-based Resource Management and Shea Nut Certification in Ghana PDF
Dr. Muriel Côte
Gretchen Walters
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Locher, Hannah
Supranational management of migration flows
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Dr. Simon Noori
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Stamm, Jessica
Chinese and Taiwanese Entrepreneurs in Windhoek, Namibia - The Shop Owners of Chinatown and Fujian City
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Zanetti, Jessica
GEO
Mining Farmers‘ Livelihood Strategies
A Mixed Method Study at Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mines in Burkina Faso
PDF
Dr. Muriel Côte
Brugger Fritz
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
2017
Borner, Chiara
Conflict, Peace and Catholic Nuns - Mediating Social and Political Spaces in Northern Sri Lanka

PDF
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Kaufmann, Christoph
Precarious lives at the frontier - The Production of Victimhoods in Maria La Baja, Colombia PDF
Dr. Muriel Côte
Prof. Dr. Christian Berndt
Wennubst, Francesco
Opening and incremental closure of the Balkan Route - Understanding scales of migration management and the Serbian “open borders” stance PDF
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Wolf, Nadine
Fencing In, Keeping Out: Seasonality and Enclosures in the Okakarara Area, Namibia PDF
Dr. Rony Emmenegger
Olivier Graefe
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
2016
Herter, Marc Andreas
Development as spectacle: Understanding post-war urban development in Colombo, Sri Lanka
The case of Arcade Independence Square PDF
Dr. Pia Hollenbach
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Hunziker, Jonas
Planning (versus) the Unplannable - Urban Planning and the Production of Illegal Geographies in Kampala, Uganda
Dr. Rony Emmenegger
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Seithel, Sunna
The role of the private sector in vocational training development projects - An actor-oriented approach to a public-private partnership in Nepal: the Employment Fund PDF
Dr. Pia Hollenbach
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müller-Böker
2015
Frebutte, Marc-Antoine
Exploitation et Illégalité dans l'Agro-Industrie Italienne - Le Cas de Venosa dans la Province de Potenza
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Gastberger, Eva
Towards Independence: The Implementation of a National Protection Programme for Asylum Seekers and Recognised Refugees in Italy
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Girod, Céline
Die strukturelle Rolle von NGOs am Beispiel der Regulierungspolitik des Schweizer Rohstoffsektors
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Dr. Christoph Vogel
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Neff, Oliver
Remittance 2.0? Transnational Entrepreneurship by Second-Generation Kosovars from Switzerland
Dr. Sarah Byrne
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Schwarz, Ramon
Konfliktmineralieninitiativen und der Einfluss des OECD Due Diligence Frameworks. Eine Untersuchung von policy-Verbreitung
Dr. Timothy Raeymaekers
Dr. Christoph Vogel
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Steiner, Jennifer
"Kein attraktiver Standortfaktor": Asylunterkünfte als Hindernis im lokalen Entwicklungsplan. Eine diskursanalytische Betrachtung der Opposition gegen Asylunterkünfte in der Schweiz
Dr. Ephraim Pörtner
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
2014
Celentano, Simon
Die somalische Gemeinschaft in Addis Abeba
Dr. Rony Emmenegger
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Heinzle, Sabine
Return to the Past?
The Struggle for Belonging among Northern Muslims living in longterm Displacement in Puttalam, Sri Lanka
Dr. Bart Klem
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
Mäder, Tanja
The Meaning of a Visit –
Sinhalese Tourists, Tempels, and the End of War in Eastern Sri Lanka
Dr. Bart Klem
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Korf
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