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  1. The reading list that follows should not be seen as exhaustive. Students are encouraged to look for books, journal articles and journalistic pieces that speak to the themes of the week's discussion. Each week lists readings related to the topic. Each student will be expected to read all required readings and to engage with the further reading as time allows. 

     

    Assessments will assume that students have read more than simply the required readings and will gone beyond those listed under further readings.

  2. Week 1: Theory and International Relations 16 items
    1. Required Readings: 4 items
      1. International Relations and Social Science - Milja Kurki, Colin Wright

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further Readings: 12 items
      1. Special Issue: The End of International Relations Theory?. European Journal of International Relations 2013

        Journal  Especially articles by Chris Brown, David Lake, Arlene B. Tickner and Michael C. Williams.

      2. Understanding international relations - Chris Brown, Kirsten Ainley 2005

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      3. Theories of international relations - Burchill, Scott 2005 (electronic book)

        Book  Later print edition available at: JX1391.B9G13.

      4. Global politics: a new introduction - Jenny Edkins, Maja Zehfuss 2009

        Book 

      5. Making sense of international relations theory - Sterling-Folker, Jennifer Anne 2006

        Book 

      6. International relations theory: a critical introduction - Weber, Cynthia 2005 (electronic book)

        Book  Later print edition available under the classmark JZ1305.W4G10.

  3. Week 2: Hans J. Morgenthau 31 items
    1. Required Readings: 4 items
      1. Scientific man vs. power politics - Hans J. Morgenthau 1974

        Book Essential Chapters 1-3 (chapter 2 digitised).

      2. Politics among nations: the struggle for power and peace - Morgenthau, Hans J., Thompson, Kenneth W., Clinton, W. David 2006

        Book Essential Chapters 1 (digitised) and 2.

    2. Further Readings: 27 items
      1. American foreign policy: a critical examination - Hans J. Morgenthau 1952

        Book  First published under the title 'In defense of the national interest : a critical examination of American foreign policy' : New York : Knopf, 1951.

      2. The purpose of American politics - Hans J. Morgenthau 1960

        Book 

      3. Politics in the twentieth century - Hans Joachim Morgenthau 1971

        Book 

      4. Political theory and international affairs: Hans J. Morgenthau on Aristotle's The politics - Hans J. Morgenthau, Anthony F. Lang, Joel H. Rosenthal 2004

        Book 

      5. Morgenthau, law, and realism - Jütersonke, Oliver 2010

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      6. The tragic vision of politics: ethics, interests and orders - Lebow, Richard Ned 2003

        Book Essential Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. Hans Morgenthau: realism and beyond - Scheuerman, William E. 2009

        Book 

      8. Truth and tragedy - Thompson, Kenneth W., Myers, Robert John 1984

        Book 

  4. Week 3: Robert Keohane 22 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
      1. The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions - Allen Buchanan, Robert Keohane 2006

        Article Essential

      2. After hegemony: cooperation and discord in the world political economy - Keohane, Robert O. 2005 (electronic book)

        Book Essential pp. 5-48. Earlier print edition also available at: HF1411.K47.

      3. Political Science as a Vocation - Robert O. Keohane 2009

        Article Essential

      4. Designing social inquiry: scientific inference in qualitative research - King, Gary, Keohane, Robert O., Verba, Sidney 1994

        Book Essential pp. 3-33. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Further Readings: 17 items
      1. Imperfect unions: security institutions over time and space - Haftendorn, Helga, Wallander, Celeste A., Keohane, Robert O. 1999

        Book 

      2. Exploration and contestation in the study of world politics - Katzenstein, Peter J., Keohane, Robert O., Krasner, Stephen D. 1999

        Book 

      3. After the Cold War: international institutions and state strategies in Europe, 1989-1991 - Keohane, Robert O., Nye, Joseph S., Hoffmann, Stanley, Harvard University 1993

        Book 

      4. Neorealism and its critics - Keohane, Robert O. 1986

        Book 

      5. Power and interdependence - Keohane, Robert O., Nye, Joseph S. 2012

        Book 

      6. Liberalism - Scott Burchill

        Chapter  Later print edition available at: JX1391.B9G13.

      7. The globalization of liberalism - Eivind Hovden, Edward Keene 2002 (electronic book)

        Book Essential

      8. Power, interdependence, and nonstate actors in world politics - Milner, Helen V., Moravcsik, Andrew 2009

        Book 

      9. Neoliberalism - Jennifer Sterling-Folker

        Chapter 

  5. Week 4: Susan Strange 18 items
    1. Required Readings: 4 items
      1. States, Firms and Diplomacy - Susan Strange 1992

        Article Essential

      2. The Westfailure System - Susan Strange 1999

        Article Essential

    2. Further Readings: 14 items
      1. Casino capitalism - Strange, Susan 1986

        Book 

      2. Rival states, rival firms: competition for world market shares - Stopford, John M., Henley, John S., Strange, Susan 1991

        Book 

      3. States and markets - Strange, Susan 1994

        Book 

      4. Mad money - Strange, Susan 1998

        Book 

  6. Week 5: Alexander Wendt 21 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
      1. Social theory of international politics - Wendt, Alexander 1999

        Book Essential Chapters 1 and 5. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Sovereignty and the UFO - Alexander Wendt and Raymond Duvall 2008

        Article Essential

    2. Further Readings: 16 items
      1. New systems theories of world politics - Albert, Mathias, Cederman, Lars-Erik, Wendt, Alexander 2010

        Book 

      2. Constructivism - K. M. Fierke

        Chapter  2010 edition: pp. 177-194.

      3. Constructivism and international relations: Alexander Wendt and his critics - Guzzini, Stefano, Leander, Anna 2006

        Book Essential Available in the Library or as an e-book.

  7. Week 6: Independent Learning Week

  8. Week 7: Cynthia Enloe 27 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
      1. Bananas, beaches and bases: making feminist sense of international politics - Cynthia H. Enloe 2014

        Book Essential Available in Library and as an e-book. See 'Gender Makes the World Go Round. Where Are the Women?', pp. 1-36, and 'Conclusion', pp. 343-359.

    2. Further Readings: 22 items
      1. The curious feminist: searching for women in a new age of empire - Cynthia H. Enloe 2004

        Book Essential Available in Library and as an e-book.

      2. Mothers, monsters, whores: women's violence in global politics - Sjoberg, Laura, Gentry, Caron E. 2007

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      3. Women, gender, and terrorism - Sjoberg, Laura, Gentry, Caron E. 2011 (electronic book)

        Book 

      4. Feminist international relations: an unfinished journey - Sylvester, Christine 2001

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

  9. Week 8: Andrew Linklater 23 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
    2. Further Readings: 18 items
      1. The Achievements of Critical Theory - Andrew Linklater 1996

        Chapter 

      2. The English school of international relations: a contemporary reassessment - Linklater, Andrew, Suganami, Hidemi 2006

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      3. Critical Theory - Richard Devetak

        Chapter  Available in Library and as an e-book. pp. 137-160.

      4. Critical theorists and international relations - Edkins, Jenny, Vaughan-Williams, Nick 2009

        Book 

      5. Historical sociology of international relations - Hobden, Stephen, Hobson, John M. 2002

        Book 

      6. Critical theory and world politics - Wyn Jones, Richard 2001

        Book 

  10. Week 9: David Campbell 30 items
    1. Required Readings: 4 items
      1. Writing security: United States foreign policy and the politics of identity - Campbell, David 1998

        Book Essential Introduction and chapters 1, 2, 3 and 9. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Poststructuralism - David Campbell

        Chapter  Digitised.

    2. Further Readings: 26 items
      1. Moral spaces: rethinking ethics and world politics - Campbell, David, Shapiro, Michael J. 1999

        Book 

      2. The political subject of violence - Campbell, David, Dillon, Michael 1993

        Book 

      3. A genealogy of sovereignty - Bartelson, Jens 1995

        Book 

      4. Sovereign lives: power in global politics - Edkins, Jenny, Pin-Fat, Véronique, Shapiro, Michael J. 2004

        Book 

      5. Cinematic geopolitics - Shapiro, Michael J. 2009

        Book 

      6. Beyond positivism: critical reflections on international relations - Sjolander, Claire Turenne, Cox, Wayne S. 1994

        Book 

  11. Week 10: L. H. M. Ling 36 items
    1. Required Readings: 5 items
      1. Transforming world politics: from empire to multiple worlds - Anna M. Agathangelou, L. H. M. Ling 2009

        Book  See 'Introduction', pp. 1-11, and 'The House of IR', pp. 48-67 (digitised).

      2. The Dao of world politics: towards a post-Westphalian, worldist international relations - L. H. M. Ling 2014

        Book  See 'The Problem With Westphalia: The Fish and the Turtle', pp. 9-22 (digitised), and 'Worldism: Multiple Worlds in IR', pp. 23-38.

    2. Further Readings: 31 items
      1. Postcolonialism - Rita Abrahmensen 2007

        Chapter 

      2. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox 2004

        Book 

      3. Postcolonialism - Siba N. Grovogui 2013

        Chapter 

      4. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

        Book 

      5. Postcolonial theory and international relations: a critical introduction - Sanjay Seth 2013

        Book Essential Available in Library and as an e-book.

  12. Week 11: Cynthia Weber 45 items
    1. Required Readings: 6 items
      1. Performative States - Cynthia Weber 1998

        Article Essential

      2. Picture This - Cynthia Weber

        Chapter Essential

      3. International relations theory: a critical introduction - Cynthia Weber 2010

        Book Essential Introduction. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. From Queer to Queer IR - Cynthia Weber 2014

        Article Essential

    2. Further Readings: 39 items
      1. Cynthia Weber, "Thinking about Queer Wars: 'international polarization' and beyond". Australian Journal of International Affairs, (forthcoming)

      2. Undoing gender - Judith Butler 2004

        Book 

      3. Tendencies - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1993

        Book 

      4. Epistemology of the closet - Eve Kosofsky. Sedgwick 2008.

        Book Essential Older print editions available in Library.

      5. Melanie Richter-Montpetit, "Everything you always wanted to know about sex (in IR) but were afraid to ask: The 'Queer Turn' in International Relations", Millennium – Journal of International Studies (forthcoming)

  13. Journals: 32 items
    Students are also encouraged to consult scholarly journals on these topics. The following are some of the best journals that deal with the topics of this module:
    1. Orbis (electronic journal)

      Journal 

    2. Survival (electronic journal)

      Journal 

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