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  1. WEEK 1 25 items
    Interpretation, Criticism and Styles of Thought
    1. Required Reading: 2 items
    2. Further Reading: 23 items
      1. Nothing is Fundamental - William E. Connolly

        Chapter 

      2. Interpretation and Social Criticism - Michael Walzer 1993

        Book  1987 edition also available in the Library at classmark BD241.W2.

  2. WEEK 2 24 items
    Analytic Political Philosophy
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Ideal and Nonideal Theory - Zofia Stemplowska, Adam Swift

        Chapter 

    2. Further Reading: 20 items
      1. Philosophy and Real Politics - Raymond Geuss 2008

        Book 

      2. Anarchy, State and Utopia - Robert Nozick 1974

        Book 

      3. Analytic Philosophy - Philip Pettit 2007

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

      4. A Theory of Justice - John Rawls 1999

        Book 

  3. WEEK 3 26 items
    Contextualism
    1. Required Reading: 5 items
      1. Introduction: Rethinking the Foundations of Modern International Thought - David Armitage

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

      2. The International Turn in Intellectual History - David Armitage

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

    2. Further Reading: 21 items
      1. The Ideological Origins of the British Empire - David Armitage 2000

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

      2. British Political Thought in History, Literature and Theory, 1500-1800 - David Armitage 2006

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

      3. Global Intellectual History - Samuel Moyn, Andrew Sartori 2013 (electronic book)

        Book 

      4. Visions of Politics - Quentin Skinner 2002

        Book 

  4. WEEK 4 37 items
    Hermeneutics
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
    2. Further Reading: 33 items
      1. Hermeneutics and Social Science: Approaches to Understanding - Zygmunt Bauman 2010

        Book  1978 edition also available in the Library at classmark H60.B2.

      2. Hermeneutics, Ancient and Modern - Gerald L. Bruns 1992

        Book 

      3. Truth and Method - Hans-Georg Gadamer 1989

        Book 

      4. The Task of Hermeneutics - Paul Ricoeur

        Chapter 

      5. On Interpretation - Paul Ricoeur

        Chapter 

      6. Understanding Hermeneutics - Lawrence K. Schmidt 2006

        Book 

  5. WEEK 5 37 items
    Critical Theory
    1. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Negative Dialectics - Theodor W. Adorno

        Webpage  Read 'Introduction'. Note: Use this freely available online translation by Dennis Redmond (please avoid the Ashton translation published by Routledge and Continuum, which is notoriously riddled with errors).

      2. Traditional and Critical Theory - Max Horkheimer

        Chapter  Also read: 'Postscript', pp. 244-252

    2. Further Reading: 34 items
      1. The Positivist Dispute in German Sociology - Theodor W. Adorno, Glyn Adey, David Frisby 1976

        Book 

      2. The Actuality of Philosophy - Theodor W. Adorno

        Document 

      3. Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life - Theodor W. Adorno, E. F. N. Jephcott 1978

        Book 

      4. Critical models: interventions and catchwords - Theodor W. Adorno, Henry W. Pickford, Theodor W. Adorno 2005

        Book 

      5. Approaches to World Order - Robert W. Cox, Timothy J. Sinclair 1996

        Book 

      6. The Political Economy of a Plural World: Critical Reflections on Power, Morals and Civilization - Robert W. Cox, Michael G. Schechter 2002

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

      7. Dialectic of Enlightenment - Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer 1997

        Book 

      8. Critical Theory and World Politics: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Humanity - Andrew Linklater 2007

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

      9. A Note on Dialectic - Herbert Marcuse

        Chapter 

      10. The Marx-Engels Reader - Karl Marx 1978

        Book  1972 edition also available at: HX39.5M28F72

      11. The Handbook of Critical Theory - David M. Rasmussen 1996

        Book 

      12. Conceptual Foundations of Early Critical Theory - Fred Rush

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

  6. Week 6: Independent Learning Week No set readings 0 items
  7. WEEK 7 58 items
    Genealogy
    1. Required Reading: 5 items
      1. Power: The essential works of Foucault, 1954-1984 - Michel Foucault, Paul Rabinow, James D. Faubion, Robert Hurley 2002

        Book  Read: ‘Truth and Power’, ‘Governmentality’, and ‘Questions of Method’, pp. 111-133, 201-222, 223-238. (‘Governmentality’ and ‘Questions of Method’ digitised; 'Truth and Power' available in another version below)

    2. Further Reading on Nietzsche: 18 items
      1. Nietzsche and philosophy - Gilles Deleuze 1983

        Book 

      2. Nietzsche, Freud, Marx - Michel Foucault 1990

        Chapter 

      3. Untimely meditations - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, R. J. Hollingdale 1997

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Read 'On the Uses and Disadvantages of History for Life’.

      4. Beyond good and evil: On the genealogy of morality - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Adrian Del Caro, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 2014

        Book  Read: ‘Part One: On the Prejudices of Philosophers’.

      5. On the genealogy of morality - Friedrich Nietzsche 2007

        Book  Preface digitised.

      6. Nietzsche: the key concepts - Peter R. Sedgwick 2009

        Book 

    3. Further Reading on Foucault: 35 items
      1. A genealogy of sovereignty - Jens Bartelson 1995

        Book 

      2. Foucault on politics, security and war - Michael Dillon, Andrew W. Neal 2008

        Book 

      3. Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneutics - Hubert L. Dreyfus, Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault 1983

        Book  Read: Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow, ‘Interpretive Analytics’, Ch. 5.

      4. Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneutics - Hubert L. Dreyfus, Paul Rabinow, Michel Foucault 1983

        Book  Read: Michel Foucault, ‘The Subject and Power’, pp. 208-226.

      5. Politics and the Study of Discourse - Michel Foucault 1991

        Chapter 

      6. The Subject and Power - Michel Foucault 2002

        Chapter 

      7. Security, territory, population: lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-78 - Michel Foucault, Michel Senellart 2007

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

      8. The birth of biopolitics: lectures at the College de France, 1978-1979 - Michel Foucault, Michel Senellart, François Ewald, Alessandro Fontana 2008

        Book 

      9. The Cambridge companion to Foucault - Gary Gutting 1994

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

      10. Using Foucault's methods - Gavin Kendall, Gary Wickham 1999

        Book 

      11. Global governmentality: governing international spaces - Wendy Larner, William Walters 2004 (electronic book)

        Book 

      12. Governmentality: critical encounters - William Walters 2012

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

      13. governmentality and political studies - William Walters, Jens Henrik Haahr 2005

        Article 

  8. WEEK 8 31 items
    Deconstruction
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Différance - Jacques Derrida 1982

        Chapter 

    2. Further Reading: 27 items
      1. Deconstruction and Derrida - Simon Critchley, Timothy Mooney 1993

        Chapter 

      2. The Question of Style - Jacques Derrida 1977

        Chapter 

      3. Signature Event Context - Jacques Derrida 1982

        Chapter 

      4. The Villanova Roundtable: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida - Jacques Derrida 1997

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

      5. Rogues: two essays on reason - Jacques Derrida, Pascale-Anne Brault, Michael Naas 2005

        Book 

      6. Deconstruction in a nutshell: a conversation with Jacques Derrida - Jacques Derrida, John D. Caputo 1997

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

      7. Deconstruction without Derrida - Martin McQuillan 2012

        Book 

      8. Derrida - Christopher Norris 1987

        Book 

      9. Deconstruction: theory and practice - Christopher Norris 1991

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

      10. Derrida: a biography - Benoît Peeters, Andrew Brown 2013 (electronic book)

        Book 

      11. Deconstructions: a user's guide - Nicholas Royle 2000

        Book  Read: What is Deconstruction? pp. 1-13.

      12. Translator’s Preface - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 1998

        Chapter 

      13. Living together: Jacques Derrida's communities of violence and peace - Elisabeth Weber 2013

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

  9. WEEK 9 51 items
    Feminist Theory
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire - Judith Butler

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Further Reading: 47 items
      1. Feminist methodologies for international relations - Brooke A. Ackerly, Maria Stern, Jacqui True 2006

        Book 

      2. Feminist contentions: a philosophical exchange - Seyla Benhabib, Judith Butler, Drucilla Cornell, Nancy Fraser 1995

        Book 

      3. The second sex - Simone de Beauvoir 1997

        Book 

      4. Feminist political theory: an introduction - Valerie Bryson, Elizabeth Meehan 1992

        Book 

      5. Undoing gender - Judith Butler 2004

        Book 

      6. Feminists theorize the political - Judith Butler, Joan Wallach Scott 1992

        Book 

      7. The curious feminist: searching for women in a new age of empire - Cynthia H. Enloe 2004

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

      8. Beyond methodology: feminist scholarship as lived research - Mary Margaret Fonow, Judith A Cook 1991

        Book 

      9. Toward a feminist theory of the state - Catharine A. MacKinnon 1989

        Book 

      10. Feminism - Vicky Randall 1995

        Chapter 

      11. Feminist interpretations and political theory - Mary Lyndon Shanley, Carole Pateman 1991

        Book 

      12. Gender and international security: feminist perspectives - Laura Sjoberg 2010

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

      13. The second edition is also available in print in the Library:

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

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

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

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

  10. WEEK 10 38 items
    Postcolonial Theory
    1. Required Reading 4 items
      1. Black skin, white masks - Frantz Fanon 2008

        Book  Other editions also available in Library and as an e-book. Read: The Fact of Blackness’ and ‘The Negro and Recognition’, pp. 82-108, 163-173.

      2. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

        Book  Read: ‘Introduction’, ‘Knowing the Oriental’, and ‘Latent and Manifest Orientalism’, pp. 1-28, 31-49, 201-225

      3. Can the Subaltern Speak? - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

        Chapter 

    2. Further Reading 34 items
      1. Modernity at large: cultural dimensions of globalization - Arjun Appadurai 1996

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

      2. The location of culture - Homi K. Bhabha 2004

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

      3. Discourse on colonialism - Aimé Césaire, Robin D. G. Kelley, Joan Pinkham 2000

        Book  Available online and as an e-book.

      4. Provincializing Europe: postcolonial thought and historical difference - Dipesh Chakrabarty 2000

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

      5. A dying colonialism - Frantz Fanon, Adolfo Gilly, Haakon Chevalier 1965

        Book 

      6. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Constance Farrington 1967

        Book 

      7. Postcolonial theory: a critical introduction - Leela Gandhi 1998

        Book  Read: ‘Postcolonialism and Feminism’, pp. 81-101.

      8. Culture & imperialism - Edward W. Said 1994

        Book 

  11. WEEK 11 39 items
    Comparative and Global Political Theory
    1. Required Reading 4 items
      1. Global intellectual history - Samuel Moyn, Andrew Sartori 2013 (electronic book)

        Book  Read: Sudipta Kaviraj, ‘Global Intellectual History: Meanings and Methods’. pp. 216-233.

    2. Further Reading 35 items
      1. Foreword - Fred Dallmayr 2008

        Article 

      2. Integral pluralism: beyond culture wars - Fred R. Dallmayr 2010

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

      3. Understanding and Ethnocentricity - Charles Taylor 1985

        Chapter 

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