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  • Darwinism’s Applications in Modern Chinese Writings 

    Chou, Hsiu-Feng (University of ExeterEnglish, 2014-01-31)
    The core aim of this interdisciplinary research is to provide a critical analysis of the influence of Darwinism and Social Darwinism on a sample of modern Chinese writings. To achieve these aims, the researcher uses a ...
  • David Jones and Rome: Reimagining the Decline of Western Civilisation 

    Hunter Evans, Jasmine Louise (University of ExeterEnglish LiteratureClassics and Ancient History, 2015-05-07)
    David Jones (1895-1974), the Anglo-Welsh, Roman Catholic, poet, artist, and essayist, believed that Western civilisation was in decline. From his formative experience as a private in the First World War to the harrowing ...
  • Day-to-Day Engagement: A Study of the Complexities of Climate Change Engagement in the Context of Day-to-day Life 

    Rose, Lucy (University of ExeterGeographyCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2014-07-18)
    This thesis adds a complex account to existing climate change engagement literature, which captures the ways that interactions with, and interpretations of, climate change emerge across the spaces and practices of day-to-day ...
  • De-Coding Mammon : Money in Need of Redemption 

    Dominy, Peter (University of ExeterTheology, 2010-11-23)
    This thesis is an attempt to understand the suspicion of money implied in Jesus' statement that it is impossible to serve both God and Mammon. I argue on the basis of Scripture, reason and tradition that problems associated ...
  • The Dead in English Urban Society c. 1689-1840 

    Mihailovic, Natasha (University of ExeterHistory, 2011-12-21)
    This thesis is predicated upon a rejection of the existing characterisation of attitudes towards the dead in the eighteenth century. In current thinking this period witnessed the first signs of a reduction in the extent ...
  • Debating al-Ḥākimiyyah and Takfīr in Salafism: The Genesis of Intra-Salafī Schism in the 1990s 

    Mimouni, Abdelghani (University of ExeterInstitute of Arab and Islamic Studies, 2016-05)
    This study examines the intra-Salafī disputes in the 1990s over the legitimacy of present-day rulers in the Muslim world and their status as Muslims. While these issues are theological in their essence, they are intertwined ...
  • Decentralised Electricity and its Implications for the Governance of UK Energy Security 

    Allen, John Oakley (University of ExeterGeography, 2014-09-12)
    The GB electricity system is in a state of change, both physically and operationally. The future of the electricity system needs to be low carbon and secure. Current system structures revolve around large-scale centralised ...
  • The Decision making and Experiences of Thai Postgraduate Students in the UK 

    Buddhichiwin, Pimprae (University of ExeterBusiness School, 2013-04-19)
    The increased numbers of players in international higher education means that international students have more choices. This makes universities compete harder in the global market. Institutions in many countries, including ...
  • Decision Making Methods for Water Resources Management Under Deep Uncertainty 

    Roach, Thomas Peter (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 2016-10-12)
    Substantial anthropogenic change of the Earth’s climate is modifying patterns of rainfall, river flow, glacial melt and groundwater recharge rates across the planet, undermining many of the stationarity assumptions upon ...
  • Decision Support System for Planning of integrated Water Reuse Projects 

    Joksimovic, Darko (University of ExeterSchool of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, 2007-01-05)
    The availability of fresh water supplies throughout the world has been getting scarcer over the past several decades, leading to existing or impending water shortages in many regions. In this context, water reuse has ...
  • Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Optimal Storm Sewer Network Design Considering Flood Risk 

    Sun, Si'ao (University of ExeterEngineering, 2010-07-20)
    Storm sewer systems play a very important role in urban areas. The design of a storm sewer system should be based on an appropriate level of preventing flooding. This thesis focuses on issues relevant to decision-making ...
  • Deconstructing Ethnic Conflict and Sovereignty in Explanatory International Relations: The Case of Iraqi Kurdistan and the PKK 

    Cerny, Johannes (University of ExeterInstitute for Arab and Islamic Studies, 2014-09-18)
    This study is essentially a critique of how the three dominant paradigms of explanatory international relations theory – (neo-)realism, liberalism, and systemic constructivism – conceive of, analytically deal with, and ...
  • Defects and dopants in carbon related materials 

    Pinto, Hugo Manuel (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 2012-01-03)
    This thesis presents theoretical studies of the optical and electronic properties of defects in diamond and of the mechanisms of doping graphene. The birefringence of the four petalled defect commonly observed in CVD diamond ...
  • The 'Delaying of Age' Novel in Contemporary Italian Literature (1980-2011) 

    Masenga, Ilaria (University of ExeterModern Languages, 2013-04-23)
    This thesis explores the development of the Bildungsroman in Italian narrative between 1980 and 2011 and focuses, as a case study, on seven novels by three contemporary writers: Pier Vittorio Tondelli, Sandro Veronesi, and ...
  • Deleuze and Film Music 

    Redner, Gregg (University of ExeterFilm STudies, 2008-09-30)
    This thesis grows from the premise that film music analysis is currently at an impasse. The reason for this impasse is the inability of film theory and music theory to relate to one another because of their lack of a common ...
  • Demand Reduction and Responsive Strategies for Underground Mining 

    Williams, Nicholas Charles (University of ExeterCamborne School of Mines, 2014-01-10)
    This thesis presents a demand reduction and responsive strategy for underground mining operations. The thesis starts with a literature review and background research on global energy, coal mining and the energy related ...
  • Democratic pluralism as engagement and encounter: asymmetric reciprocity, reflexivity, and agonism 

    Kerimov, Farhad (University of ExeterPolitics, 2016-05-31)
    This thesis shows how democratic politics requires a commitment to pluralism as engagement and encounter of the other in their otherness. I contend that it is necessary to commit to such an idea of pluralism because of the ...
  • The Demography of the Greenland White-fronted Goose 

    Weegman, Mitchell Dale (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2014-10-08)
    New analytical and technological tools have the potential to yield unprecedented insights into the life histories of migratory species. I used Bayesian population models and Global Positioning System-acceleration tracking ...
  • Density Functional Theory Modelling of Intrinsic and Dopant-Related Defects in Ge and Si 

    Janke, Colin (University of ExeterSchool of Physics, 2008-08-28)
    This thesis covers the application of the local density approximation of density functional theory to a variety of related processes in germanium and silicon. Effort has been made to use calculated results to explain ...
  • Descents on curves of Genus 1 

    Siksek, Samir (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 1995-07)