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  1. Background Readings: 8 items
    1. Politics among nations: the struggle for power and peace - Hans J. Morgenthau, Albert A. Michelson, Leonard Davis 1973

      Book  [any edition from the 1st (1948) up to the 5th (1973)].

    2. The irony of American history - Reinhold Niebuhr 2008 [1952]

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

    3. Power politics - Martin Wight, Hedley Bull, Carsten Holbraad 1986 [1978]

      Book 

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

      Book 

    5. Realism and world politics - Ken Booth 2011

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

  2. Week 1: Challenging textbook Realism in International Relations theory 5 items
    1. Required readings: 5 items
      1. Understanding international relations - Chris Brown, Kirsten Ainley 2005

        Book  pp. 26-33. [Available in the library and as an e-book.]

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

        Book  pp. 29-54. [Other editions also available in the library in print and e-book format.]

      3. The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations - John Baylis, Steven M. Smith 2005

        Book  pp. 161-185. [Earlier and later editions also available in the library.]

  3. Week 2: Studying Realism – Paradigm, Tradition or Genealogy? 50 items
    1. Required reading on the use of paradigm: 1 item
      1. Is Anybody Still a Realist? - Jeffrey Legro, Andrew Moravcsik 1999

        Article 

    2. Required reading on the use of tradition: 1 item
    3. Required reading on the use of genealogy: 1 item
    4. Recommended readings on the use of paradigm: 17 items
      1. Dueling Realisms - Stephen G. Brooks 1997

        Article 

      2. The logic of anarchy: neorealism to structural realism - Barry Buzan, Charles A. Jones, Richard Little 1993

        Book 

      3. Realism and international relations - Jack Donnelly 2000

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

      4. In search of theory: a new paradigm for global politics - Richard W. Mansbach, John A. Vasquez 1981

        Book 

    5. Recommended readings on the use of tradition: 18 items
      1. The realist tradition and the limits of international relations - Michael C. Williams 2005

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

      2. Realism: restatements and renewal - Benjamin Frankel 1996

        Book 

      3. Roots of realism - Benjamin Frankel 1996

        Book 

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

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

      5. Realist thought from Weber to Kissinger - Michael Joseph Smith 1986

        Book  Chapters on Weber and Morgenthau.

    6. Recommended readings on the use of genealogy: 12 items
      1. A genealogy of sovereignty - Jens Bartelson 1995

        Book 

      2. The hidden history of realism: a genealogy of power politics - Seán Molloy 2006

        Book  Intorduction [Available in the library and as an e-book.]

      3. Foucault’s Mapping of History - Thomas Flynn

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. Nietzsche, Genealogy, History - Michel Foucault

        Chapter 

      5. Nietzsche, Marx, Freud - Michel Foucault

        Chapter 

      6. Truth and Power - Michel Foucault

        Chapter 

      7. "Society must be defended": lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 - Michel Foucault, (ed.) Mauro Bertani, (ed.) Alessandro Fontana 2004

        Book  Especially Chapter 1.

      8. On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life - Friedrich Nietzsche

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      9. On the genealogy of morals: a polemic, by way of clarification and supplement to my last book, Beyond good and evil - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, (trans.) Douglas Smith 1998

        Book  Especially first essay

  4. Week 3: Realism or Realpolitik? Meinecke, Treitschke, Weber and the German Roots of Realism 19 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. Realpolitik: a history - John Bew 2016

        Book  Chapters 5, 6 and 7. Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Recommended Readings 16 items
      1. Realist thought from Weber to Kissinger - Michael Joseph Smith 1986

        Book  chapter on Weber

      2. Diplomacy - Henry Kissinger 1995

        Book 

  5. Week 4: Interwar Realism – E.H. Carr and The Twenty Years’ Crisis. 33 items
    1. Required readings: 2 items
      1. The twenty years' crisis, 1919-1939: an introduction to the study of international relations - E. H. Carr 2001

        Book  This is the latest version, with an excellent introduction by Mick Cox, but any will suffice.[Available in the library and as an e-book.]

    2. Recommended readings: 31 items
      1. Karl Mannheim - E.H. Carr

        Chapter 

      2. An Autobiography - E. H. Carr

        Chapter 

      3. Conditions of peace - Edward Hallett Carr 2010

        Book 

      4. Nationalism and after - E. H. Carr 1968

        Book 

      5. The Eighty Years’ Crisis

        Journal  Whole issue. [Reprinted as The Eighty Years’ Crisis: International Relations 1919–1999 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).]

      6. Introduction - Michael Cox

        Chapter 

      7. Inventing international society: a history of the English School - Timothy Dunne 1998

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

      8. Visions of European unity 1996

        Book  Read: Wilson, Peter. "The New Europe Debate in Wartime Britain,"

      9. Utopia and Reality - Leonard Woolf 1940

        Article 

      10. A Realist in Search of a Utopia - Alfred Zimmern Nov 24 1939

        Article 

  6. Week 5: The Tragedy of Power Politics – Morgenthau’s Political Realism. 34 items
    1. Required readings: 3 items
      1. Scientific man vs. power politics - Hans J. Morgenthau 1974

        Book 

    2. Recommended readings: 31 items
      1. The Escape from Power - Hans J. Morgenthau

        Chapter 

      2. The Demands of Prudence - Hans J. Morgenthau

        Chapter 

      3. Human Rights and Foreign Policy - Hans J. Morgenthau 1979

        Document  pp. 17, 25, 36.

      4. The Evil of Power - Hans J. Morgenthau 1950

        Article 

      5. On Trying to be Just - Hans J. Morgenthau

        Chapter 

      6. Justice and Power - Hans J. Morgenthau 1974

        Article 

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

        Book 

  7. Week 6: Theology and Realism: Reinhold Niebuhr’s Cold War Christian Realism 21 items
    1. Required readings: 2 items
      1. Moral man and immoral society: a study in ethics and politics - Reinhold Niebuhr 2013 [1932]

        Book  Introduction by Langdon Gilkey.

      2. The irony of American history - Reinhold Niebuhr 2008 [1952]

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

    2. Recommended Readings: 19 items
      1. The nature and destiny of man: a Christian interpretation - Reinhold Niebuhr 1941

        Book  Parts V, VI, VII, VIII, IX.

      2. The nature and destiny of man: a Christian interpretation - Reinhold Niebuhr 1943

        Book  Parts I, IV, V, X.

      3. Christianity and power politics - Reinhold Niebuhr 1969

        Book 

      4. The essential Reinhold Niebuhr: selected essays and addresses - Reinhold Niebuhr, Robert McAfee Brown 1986

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

      5. Reinhold Niebuhr - William Werpehowski

        Chapter 

      6. Reinhold Niebuhr and contemporary politics: God and power - Richard Harries, Stephen Platten 2010 (electronic book)

        Book 

  8. Week 7: Realism as historical-philosophical tradition – Martin Wight and Raymond Aron 31 items
    1. Required readings: 2 items
    2. Recommended readings: 29 items
      1. The Balance of Power - Martin Wight

        Chapter 

      2. Inventing international society: a history of the English School - Timothy Dunne 1998

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

      3. Roger Epp, The 'Augustinian Moment' in International Politics: Niebuhr, Butterfield, Wight and the Reclaiming of a Tradition, International Politics Occasional Research Paper, no. 10 (Aberystwyth, 1991).

      4. The global covenant: human conduct in a world of states - Robert H. Jackson 2000

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

      5. The Balance of Power - Martin Wight

        Chapter 

      6. Power politics - Martin Wight 1978

        Book 

      7. Systems of states - Martin Wight 1977

        Book 

  9. Week 8: Making Realism Scientific – Kenneth Waltz’s Neorealism. 34 items
    1. Required readings: 2 items
      1. Theory of international politics - Kenneth N. Waltz 1979

        Book  chapters 5 and 6, pp. 79-128.

      2. Neorealism and its critics - Robert O. Keohane 1986

        Book  chapters 2 and 3

    2. Recommended readings: 32 items
      1. Dueling Realisms - Stephen G. Brooks 1997

        Article 

      2. Interview with Ken Waltz - Fred Halliday, Justin Rosenberg 1998

        Article 

      3. Reconceptualizing Anarchy: - Barry Buzan, Richard Little 1996

        Article 

      4. The logic of anarchy: neorealism to structural realism - Barry Buzan, Charles A. Jones, Richard Little 1993

        Book 

      5. Neorealism and neoliberalism: the contemporary debate - David A. Baldwin 1993

        Book  Chapters by Baldwin and Milner.

      6. The tragedy of Great Power politics - John J. Mearsheimer 2001

        Book 

      7. The Anarchic Structure of World Politics - Kenneth N. Waltz

        Chapter  in International politics: enduring concepts and contemporary issues

      8. The New World Order - Kenneth N. Waltz 06/1993

        Article 

  10. Week 9: The End of Realism? – The Cold War and After 18 items
    1. Required reading: 4 items
    2. Recommended reading: 14 items
      1. Must We Fear a Post-Cold War Multipolar System? - Charles W. Kegley, Jr., Gregory A. Raymond 1992

        Article 

  11. Week 10: Saving Realism? Reinterpretations of a Tradition. 37 items
    1. Required readings: 4 items
      1. One Discipline, Many Histories - Nicolas Guilhot

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Under an Empty Sky-Realism and Political Theory - D. Bell

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Recommended readings: 33 items
      1. The realist case for global reform - William E. Scheuerman 2011

        Book 

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

        Book 

      3. A Theoretical Missed Opportunity? Hans J. Morgenthau as Critical Realist - William E. Scheuerman

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. Realism and the Politics of (Dis)Enchantment - Tjalve Schou. Tjalve Schou

        Chapter  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      5. The realist tradition and the limits of international relations - Michael C. Williams 2005

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

      6. Ideologies and political theory: a conceptual approach - Michael Freeden 1996

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

      7. Classical theory in international relations - Beate Jahn 2006

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

  12. Week 11: Conclusions and Revisions.

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