PIED1542 - Module Reading List
Dr Kingsley Edney
- Key reading
- Week One: What is Globalisation?
- Week Two: Globalisation or Imperialism?
- Week Three: The Rise of Neoliberal Globalisation
- Week Four: Neoliberal Globalisation in Crisis?
- Week Five: Resistance to Neoliberal Globalisation
- Week Six: Globalisation and the Media
- Week Seven: Globalisation and Identity
- Week 8: Globalisation and (In)Security
- Week 9: The Globalisation of Environmental Challenges
- Week Ten: Solving Global Problems
- Week Eleven: Conclusions
Jenny Edkins & Maja Zehfuss (2009) Global politics : a new introduction. London . Routledge.
Andrew Heywood (2011) Global politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave
You should consider buying either of the two books above
George Ritzer (2006) The Blackwell Companion to Globalization. Oxford . Wiley-Blackwell.
George Ritzer & Zeynep Atalay (2010) Readings in globalization : key concepts and major debates . Oxford . Wiley-Blackwell.
Scholte, J.A. (2005), Globalization : a critical introduction, 2nd edition, Palgrave (Soc F-0) (or first edition, 2000)
Bryan Turner (2010),
The Routledge international handbook of globalization studies, Abingdon; New York: Routledge.
The following are books which are very useful supplementary reading. It is well worth consulting them often.
Baylis, J. and Smith, S. (eds) (2005), The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations. (3rd ed), Oxford UP (Politics Q-0) (also 2nd ed. 2001, with some changes and different chapter numbers)
Held, D., McGrew, A., Goldblatt, D. and Perraton, J. (1999), Global transformations : politics, economics and culture, Polity (Pol Q-0)
Held, D. and McGrew, A. (eds) (2003), The global transformations reader : an introduction to the globalization debate, Polity, 2nd edition (Soc F-0) (Networked)
Hirst, P. and Thompson, G. (1999), Globalization in question : the international economy and the possibilities of governance, Polity, 2nd edition (Econ D-65)
Hutton, W. and Giddens, A. (eds) (2001), On the edge : living with global capitalism, Vintage (Economics D-92)
Ravenhill, J. (ed) (2005), Global political economy, Oxford UP (Economics B-5)
Week One: What is Globalisation?
George Ritzer, "Introduction to Part I", in George Ritzer (ed.), The Blackwell companion to globalization (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), pp. 16-28.
Chris Brown with Kirsten Ainley, “Globalization”, Chapter 9 in Understanding International Relations (New York: Palgrave, 2005).
Anthony Giddens, Runaway World: How Globalisation is Reshaping Our Lives , (2nd Edition) (London: Profile Books, 2002). (Soc F-0)
David Held and Anthony McGrew (eds.), Globalization/Anti-globalization (2nd Edition) (Cambridge: Polity, 2007).
David Held and Anthony McGrew (eds.), Globalization theory : approaches and controversies (Cambridge: Polity, 2007).
David Held, Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt and Jonathan Perraton, Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture (Cambridge: Polity, 1999).
Frank J. Lechner and John Boli (eds.), The Globalization Reader (4th Edition) (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).
Roland Robertson, “Globalization: Time-Space and Homogeneity-Heterogeneity,” in Mike Featherstone, Scott Lash, and Roland Robertson (eds.), Global modernities (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995), pp. 25–44.
Jan Aart Scholte, “Globalization in History”, Chapter 3 in Globalization: A Critical Introduction (2nd Edition) (New York: Palgrave, 2005).
Manfred B. Steger, “Globalization: A Contested Concept”, Chapter 1 in
Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 1-16.
Week Two: Globalisation or Imperialism?Required Reading
Francis Fukuyama, “The End of History? ”, National interest, Vol. 16, 1989, pp. 3-18.
Peter Gowan, “The Dollar Wall Street Regime”, Chapter 3 in The global gamble : Washington's Faustian bid for world dominance (London: Verso, 1999).
Benjamin Barber, Jihad versus McWorld (New York: Random House, 1996), esp. introduction, pp. 3-23.
Chris Brown with Kirsten Ainley, “U.S. Hegemony and World Order”, Chapter 12 in Understanding International Relations (New York: Palgrave, 2005).
Eliot Cohen, “History and the Hyperpower”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 83, 2004.
Tom Dixon, “The Journey of Cultural Globalization in Korean Pop Music”, e-international relations , August 2011, http://www.e-ir.info/? s=Americanization
David Ellwood, “Americanisation or Globalisation? ”, History today., Vol. 52, 2002. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE
Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree (St Ives: Harper Collins, 1999), pp. xi – 3.
Joseph Nye, “Soft Power”, Foreign policy., Vol. 80, 1990, pp. 153-171.
Joseph Nye, Bound to lead : the changing nature of American power (New York: Basic Books, 1990).
Joseph Nye, Soft power : the means to success in world politics (New York: Public Affairs, 2004).
Joseph Nye, “The War on Soft Power”, Foreign policy., April 2011, http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/04/12/the_war_on_soft_power
Kenneth Waltz, “Globalization and American power”, National interest, Vol. 59, 2000, pp. 46–57.
Fareed Zakaria, “The Future of American Power: How America Can Survive the Rise of the Rest”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 87, 2008.
Week Three: The Rise of Neoliberal Globalisation
Required ReadingStephen Gill and David Harvey, “Global Hegemony and the Structural Power of Capital” in Stephen Gill (ed.) Gramsci, historical materialism and international relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 93-126.
William Robinson, “Gramsci and Globalisation: From Nation-State to Transnational Hegemony”, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy , Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 1–16. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE
William K. Carroll and Colin Carson “The Network of Global Corporations and Elite Policy Groups: A Structure for Transnational Capitalist Class Formation? ”, Global networks., Vol. 3, No. 1, 2003, pp. 29–57.
William K. Carroll et al., The making of a transnational capitalist class : corporate power in the twenty-first century (London: Zed, 2010).
Abdul Rahman Embong, “Globalization and Transnational Class Relations: Some Problems of Conceptualization”, Third world quarterly., Vol. 21, No. 6, 2000, pp. 989-1000.
Stephen Gill, “Globalisation, Market Civilisation, and Disciplinary Neoliberalism”, Millennium., Vol. 24, 1995, pp. 399-423.
Stephen Gill, Power and Resistance in the New World Order (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002).
Richard Peet et al., Unholy trinity : the IMF, World Bank and WTO (London: Zed, 2003).
Jonathan Perraton et al. “The Globalization of Economic Activity”, New political economy., Vol. 2, No. 2, 1997, pp. 257-77.
William Robinson, “Social Theory and Globalization: The Rise of a Transnational State”, Theory and society., Vol. 30, No. 2, 2001, pp. 157-200.
Leslie Sklair, “Social Movements for Global Capitalism: The Transnational Capitalist Class in Action”, Review of international political economy., Vol. 4, No. 3, 1997, pp. 514-538.
Leslie Sklair, “The Transnational Capitalist Class and the Discourse of Globalisation”, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2000, pp. 67-85.
Leslie Sklair, The transnational capitalist class (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001).
Susan Strange, The retreat of the state : the diffusion of power in the world economy, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Linda Weiss, “Globalization and the Myth of the Powerless State”, New left review., Vol. 225, 1997, pp. 3-27.
Martin Wolf, “Will the Nation-State Survive Globalization? ”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 80, No. 1, 2001, pp 178-90.
Week Four: Neoliberal Globalisation in Crisis?
Required ReadingStephen Gill, “Leaders and Led in an Era of Global Crises”, in Stephen Gill (ed.) Global crises and the crisis of global leadership (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 23-38.
Alfredo Saad-Filho, “Crisis in Neoliberalism or Crisis of Neoliberalism? ”, Socialist register 2011 : the crisis this time, Vol. 47, 2011.
**Special issue of a journal debating the causes of crisis** Cambridge journal of economics. Volume 33 Issue 4 July 2009 http://cje.oxfordjournals.org/content/33/4.toc
Gregory Albo, “The Crisis and Economic Alternatives”, Socialist register 2013 : the question of strategy, Vol. 49, 2013.
Berch Berberoglu, Beyond the global capitalist crisis : the world economy in transition (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012).
Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama, “The Post-Washington Consensus: Development After the Crisis” Foreign affairs., Vol. 90, No. 2, March/April 2011, pp. 45-53.
Frederick Mishkin, “Over The Cliff: From the Subprime to the Global Financial Crisis” (Unpublished Working Paper), see: http://www.nber.org/papers/w16609.pdf? new_window=1
Henk Overbeek and Bastiaan van Apeldoorn (eds.), Neoliberalism in crisis, (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012).
Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, “Capitalist Crises and the Crises This Time”, Socialist register 2011 : the crisis this time, Vol. 47, 2011.
Joseph Stiglitz, “The Global Crisis, Social Protection and Jobs”, International Labour Review. , Vol. 148, 2009, pp. 1–13.
Week Five: Resistance to Neoliberal Globalisation
Required ReadingLeslie Sklair, “Challenges to Capitalist Globalization”, in Leslie Sklair Globalization : capitalism and its alternatives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 272-298.
David Harvey, “What is to be done and who is going to do it? ”, in The enigma of capital : and the crises of capitalism (London: Profile, 2010), pp. 215-260.
Benjamin Arditi, “From Globalism to Globalization: The Politics of Resistance”, New Political Science, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2004, pp. 5-22.
Jeffrey M. Ayres, “Framing Collective Action against Neoliberalism: The Case of the ‘Anti-Globalization’ Movement”, Journal of world-systems research [electronic resource]., Vol. 10, No. 1, 2004, pp. 11-29.
Lucio Baccaro, “Labour and the Global Financial Crisis”, Socio-economic review, Vol. 8, 2010, pp. 341-376.
Alex Callincos, An anti-capitalist manifesto (London: Polity, 2003), especially chap. 2.
Stephen Gill, “Towards a Postmodern Prince? The Battle in Seattle as a Moment in the New Politics of Globalisation”, Millennium., Vol. 29, No. 1, 2000, pp. 131-140.
Duncan Green and Matthew Griffith, “Globalization and its Discontents”, International affairs., Vol. 78, No. 1, 2002, pp. 49-68.
David Held and Anthony McGrew (eds.), Globalization/Anti-Globalization (2nd Edition) (Cambridge: Polity, 2007).
Marianne H. Marchand, “Challenging Globalisation: Toward a Feminist Understanding of Resistance”, Review of international studies., Vol. 29, 2003, pp.145-60.
Steven C. McKay, “The Squeaky Wheel's Dilemma: New Forms of Labor Organizing in the Phillipines”, Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2006, pp. 41-63.
Tom Mertes (ed.), A movement of movements : is another world really possible? (London: Verso, 2004).
Kim Moody, Workers in a lean world : unions in the international economy (London: Verso, 1997), especially chapter 6.
Bruce Podobnik and Thomas Ehrlich Reifer, “The Globalization Protest Movement in Comparative Perspective”, Journal of world-systems research [electronic resource]., Vol. 10, No. 1, 2004 [special issue on this topic].
Shoba S. Rajgopol, “Reclaiming Democracy? The Anti-Globalization Movement in South Asia”, Feminist review., Vol. 70, 2002, pp.134-137.
Amory Starr, Global revolt : a guide to the movements against globalization (London: Zed, 2005).
Henry Veltmeyer (ed.), Globalization and antiglobalization : dynamics of change in the new world order (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005).
Week Six: Globalisation and the Media
Jonathan Mermin, “Television News and American Intervention in Somalia: The Myth of Media-driven Foreign Policy”,
Political science quarterly., Vol. 112, No. 3, 1997, pp. 358-403.
Piers Robinson, “The CNN Effect: Can the News Media Drive Foreign Policy? ”, Review of international studies., Vol. 25, No. 2, April 1999, pp. 301-309.
Alexandra Buskie, “Kony 2012.2: Should We Jump on the #StopKony Bandwagon? ”, e-international relations , 9 April 2012, http://www.e-ir.info/2012/04/09/kony-2012-2-should-we-jump-on-the-stopkony-bandwagon/
Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (London: Vintage, 1995), esp. Introduction. Also, see the You Tube video on the VLE.
Robert M. Entman, Projections of power : framing news, public opinion, and U.S. foreign policy (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004).
Sverker Finnström, “‘KONY 2012’ and the Magic of International Relations”,
, 15 March 2012,
Peter Viggo Jakobson, “National Interest, Humanitarianism or CNN? What Triggers UN Peace Enforcement after the Cold War? ”, Journal of peace research., Vol. 33, 1996, pp.205-215.
Brigitte Nacos, Mass-mediated Terrorism: The Central Role of the Media in Terrorism and Counter-insurgency (Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002), esp. Ch. 1.
Pippa Norris et al. (eds.), Framing terrorism : the news media, the government, and the public (London & New York: Routledge, 2003), esp. Ch. 1, pp. 3-23.
Piers Robinson, “The CNN Effect Revisited”, Critical Studies in Media Communications , Vol. 22, No. 4, 2005, pp. 344-349. Available online
Danny Schechter, Media wars : news at a time of terror (Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
Rhiannon Vickers, “Blair’s Kosovo Campaign: Political Communications, the Battle for Public Opinion and Foreign Policy”, Civil wars., Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2000, pp. 54-70.
Week Seven: Globalisation and IdentityRequired Reading
Roxanne Lynn Doty, “Why is People’s Movement Restricted? ”, in Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds.), Global politics : a new introduction (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 170-191.
David Held et al., “Globalization, Culture and the Fate of Nations”, Chapter 7 in Global transformations : politics, economics and culture (Cambridge: Polity, 1999), pp. 327-375 [only need to read pp. 369-375].
John Tomlinson, “Globalization and Cultural Analysis”, in David Held and Anthony McGrew (eds.), Globalization theory : approaches and controversies (Cambridge: Polity, 2007), pp. 148-168.
Arjun Appadurai, “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy”, Public culture : bulletin of the Society for Transnational Cultural Studies., Vol. 2, No. 2, 1990, pp. 1-24. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE
Seyla Benhabib, The claims of culture : equality and diversity in the global era (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002).
Seyla Benhabib, Ian Shapiro, and Danilo Petranović (eds.), Identities, affiliations, and allegiances (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
Manuel Castells, Identity and Change in the Network Society [video], http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=0GBB7U5mv0w
Andrew Heywood, “Identity, Culture and Challenges to the West”, Chapter 8 in Global politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011), pp. 181-208.
Samuel P. Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations", Foreign Affairs , Vol. 72, No. 3, 1993, pp 22-49.
Andrew Linklater (2002), “Cosmopolitan Political Communities in International Relations”, International relations. Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 135-150.
Bhikhu Parekh, A new politics of identity : political principles for an interdependent world (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008).
Richard Shapcott (2008), “Anti-cosmopolitanism, Pluralism and the Cosmopolitan Harm Principle”, Review of international studies., Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 185-205.
Kok-Chor Tan, Justice without borders : cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and patriotism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Week 8: Globalisation and (In)SecurityRequired Reading
Graham Allison, “Nuclear disorder: surveying atomic threats”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 89, No. 1, 2010.
Stephen Blank, “Web War I: Is Europe’s First Information War a New Kind of War? ”, Comparative strategy., Vol. 27, No. 3, 2008, pp. 227-247.
Kenneth Waltz, “Why Iran Should Get the Bomb”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 91, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2012, pp. 2-5.
Graham Allison, “How to Stop Nuclear Terrorism”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 83, No.1, 2004.
Anthony H. Cordesman, Terrorism, asymmetric warfare, and weapons of mass destruction : defending the US homeland, (Westport: Praeger, 2002).
John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt (eds.), Networks and netwars : the future of terror, crime, and militancy (Santa Monica: RAND, 2001).
Michael Dillon, “What Makes the World Dangerous? ”, in Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds.), Global politics : a new introduction (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 397-426.
Peter Flory et al., “Nuclear Exchange: Does Washington Really Have (Or Want) Nuclear Primacy? ”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 85, No. 5, 2006.
Robin M. Frost, “Nuclear Terrorism after 9/11”, Adelphi papers. 378 (International Institute for Strategic Studies, December 2005).
Lene Hansen and Helen Nissenbaum, “Digital Disaster, Cyber Security, and the Copenhagen School”, International studies quarterly., Vol. 53, No. 4, 2009, pp. 1155-1175.
Michael Hastings, “The Rise of the Killer Drones: How America Goes to War in Secret”, Rolling Stone , 16 April 2012, http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-rise-of-the-killer-drones-how-america-goes-to-war-in-secret-20120416
International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford Law School and Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, “Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan”, September 2012, http://livingunderdrones.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Stanford-NYU-LIVING-UNDER-DRONES.pdf
Colin Kahl and Kenneth Waltz, “Iran and the Bomb”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 91, No. 5, 2012.
Mary Kaldor, New and Old Wars (2nd Edition) (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007).
Matthew Kroenig, “Time to Attack Iran”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 91, No. 1, 2012.
Keir Lieber and Daryl Press, “The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 85, No. 2, 2006.
James Lindsay and Ray Takeyh, “After Iran Gets the Bomb”, Foreign affairs. , Vol. 89, No. 2, March/April 2010, pp. 33-49.
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, “Leaking Superpower: WikiLeaks and the Contradictions of Democracy”, Third world quarterly., Vol. 33, No. 10, 2012, pp. 1909-1924.
William Potter, Charles Ferguson and Leonard Spector, “The Four Faces of Nuclear Terror and the Need for a Prioritized Response”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 83, No. 3, 2004.
James Russell, “A tipping point realized? Nuclear Proliferation in the Persian Gulf and Middle East”, Contemporary security policy., Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008.
Scott Sagan, “How to Keep the Bomb from Iran”, Foreign Affairs , Vol. 85, No. 5, 2006.
Week 9: The Globalisation of Environmental Challenges
Robyn Eckersley, “Moving Forward in the Climate Negotiations: Multilateralism or Minilateralism? ”, Global environmental politics, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2012, pp. 24-42.
Andrew Heywood, “Global Environmental Issues”, Chapter 16 in Global politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011), pp. 383-411.
Albert Breton et al. (eds.), Environmental governance and decentralisation (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007).
Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko (eds.),
Green planet blues : environmental politics from Stockholm to Johannesburg (Boulder, CO: Westview, 2004).
Andrew Dessler and Edward A. Parson, The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate (2nd Ed.) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler, The global environment, natural resources, and economic growth [electronic resource] (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
David Held et al., “Catastrophe in the Making: Globalization and the Environment”, Chapter 8 in Global transformations : politics, economics and culture (Cambridge: Polity, 1999), pp. 376-413.
Gabriela Kütting and Ronnie D. Lipschutz (eds.), Environmental governance : power and knowledge in a local-global world (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2009).
David G. Victor et al., “The Geoengineering Option: A Last Resort Against Global Warming? ”, Foreign affairs., Vol. 88, No. 2, 2009, pp. 64-76.
For many other relevant articles see the journal Global environmental politics.
Week Ten: Solving Global ProblemsRequired Reading
James Bohman, “International Regimes and Democratic Governance: Political Equality and Influence in Global Institutions”, International affairs., Vol. 75, No. 3, 1999, pp. 499-523.
David Held, “Reframing Global Governance: Apocalypse Soon or Reform!”, New political economy. , Vol. 11, No. 2, 2006, pp. 157-176.
Philip G. Cerny, “Globalization and the Changing Logic of Collective Action”, International organization., Vol. 49, No. 4, 1995, pp. 595-625.
Nancy Fraser, “Who Counts? Dilemmas of Justice in a Postwestphalian World”, Antipode., Vol. 41, No. S1, 2009, pp. 281-297.
David Held, “Democracy and Globalization”, Global governance : a review of multilateralism and international organizations., Vol. 3, 1997, pp. 251-267.
Andrew Heywood, “Global Governance and the Bretton Woods System”, Chapter 19 in Global politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011), pp. 454-479.
Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink, Activists beyond borders : advocacy networks in international politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998).
James N. Rosenau, “Governing the Ungovernable: The Challenge of a Global Disaggregation of Authority”, Regulation and Governance, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2007, pp. 88-97.
Jan Aart Scholte, “Civil Society and Democracy in Global Governance”, Global governance : a review of multilateralism and international organizations., Vol. 8, 2002, pp. 281-304.
Sidney G. Tarrow, The new transnational activism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Ngaire Woods, “Global Governance After the Financial Crisis: A New Multilateralism or the Last Gasp of the Great Powers? ”, Global Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, pp. 51-63.
Week Eleven: ConclusionsSupplementary Reading
Chris Brown, “Reimagining International Society and Global Community”, in David Held and Anthony McGrew (eds.), Globalization theory : approaches and controversies (Cambridge: Polity, 2007), pp. 171-189.
Andrew Heywood, “Images of the Global Future”, Chapter 21 in Global politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011), pp. 507-523.
Maja Zehfuss, “Conclusion: What can we do to change the world? ”, in Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds.), Global politics : a new introduction (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 483-501.
Journals and Research Resources
Many academic journals across a wide range of disciplines have useful articles on aspects of globalization. Among those cited in the weekly reading lists are the following:
British journal of politics & international relations.; European journal of international relations.; Foreign affairs.; Global environmental politics; Global governance : a review of multilateralism and international organizations.; Governance.; Government and opposition.; History and theory.; International affairs.; International organization.; International relations.; International studies review..; Journal of peace research.; Millennium.; New left review.; New political economy.; Political studies.; Politics.; Review of international studies; Third World Quarterly.
You should browse the Current Periodicals section of the Brotherton library to find up-to-the-minute articles on the latest research and debates. Monthly and weekly magazines, as well as the broadsheet newspapers, also carry topical articles which you will find useful.
It goes without saying that there are immense research resources available on the internet. As part of the required coursework you will be exploring a website and reporting on it, but do explore these resources more widely. But explore them with care: whereas papers published in academic journals and books published by academic publishers have been carefully selected by editors and peer-reviewed, there’s no ‘quality control’ on most websites, so stick to sites which are controlled by reputable NGOs, think-tanks, government departments, etc.
This list was last updated on 08/02/2013