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Module Reading List

Approaches to Analysis, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Emma-Louise Anderson
E.L.Anderson
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Codes

* indicates a particularly accessible and/or useful source

+ indicates a more applied article

# indicates a more difficult or specialist reading

General Reading

*Colin Hay,   Political Analysis: A Critical Introduction  , (London: Palgrave, 2002), contains particularly helpful chapters on the the first two module topics

*David Marsh and Gerry Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave, 2010) - useful for several topics.. Please note, earlier editions of this book (1995 and 2002) are also available in the library and also useful for the module.

*Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010)  Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences  , Harlow: Pearson .

*May, T. (2011)  Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process  , Maidenhead: Open University Press.

*Savigny, H. and Marsden, L. (2011)  Doing political science and international relations : theories in action  (London: Palgave). particularly useful in providing applied examples of research approaches covered in week four lecture 

*Desai, V and Potter R. (2006)  Doing development research  , (London: Sage), a useful book for studying the use of methods in researching development issues

*P. Burnham (et al)  Research methods in politics  (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008, 2004) , particularly useful for the final weeks of the module.

M. Hammond and J. Wellington (2013)  Research methods : the key concepts  London: Routledge - you engage with a number of new concepts in the module and this text is often useful in providing definitions or summaries of terms you may come across

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WEEK 1: Research Design and Literature Review – Emma-Louise Anderson

Suggested reading for lecture:

Chapter 3 of Anderson, Emma-Louise (2015) Gender, HIV and risk : navigating structural violence  , Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke


Key readings for the seminar:

Meth, P. and Williams, G. (2006) ‘Literature Reviews and Bibliographic Searches’ in Desai, V. and Potter, D. (eds.) Doing development research , London: Sage Publications

Barrientos, S. (2007) ‘Interrogating information through a literature study’ in Thomas, A ., and G. Mohan (eds.) (2007) Research skills for policy and development : how to find out fast 


Suggested readings on Positivism OR Interpretivism  

Halperin, S. and Heath, O. (2012) ‘Forms of Knowledge: Laws, Explanation, and Interpretation in the Study of the Social World’ in Halperin, S. and Heath, O. (2012)  Political research : methods and practical skills  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 25-50  

*Savigny H. and Marsden, l. (2011) ‘Themes and Issues in Political Science and International Relations’, in Savigny H. and Marsden, l. (2011)  Doing political science and international relations : theories in action  , Basingstoke: MacMillan, pp. 21-42  

Marsh, D. and Furlong, P. (2010) 'A Skin Not a Sweater: Ontology and Epistemology in Political Science', David Marsh and Gerry Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave, 2010), chapter nine 

Suggested readings on positivism

Delanty, G. (1997) ‘Postivism, Science and the Politics of Knowledge’ in Delanty, G. (1997)  Social science : beyond constructivism and realism  , Buckingham: Open University Press, pp. 11-38  

*D. Kavanagh,  Political science and political behaviour  , (London: Unwin, 2003) especially Chapters 1 and 10 (Key chapter available in high demand)

*D. Sanders., ‘Behaviouralism’ in David Marsh and Gerry Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave, 2010)

C. Hay ‘What’s Scientific about Political Science? ’ in C. Hay  Political analysis  (London: Palgrave 2002)

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010)  Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences  , Chapter C8

Harrison, L., Callan, T (2013)  Key research concepts in politics & international relations  , London: Sage, see entries on ‘Behaviouralism’ and ‘Positivism’

*David Easton, ‘The Future of the Post-Behavioural Phase in Political Science’, K.R. Monroe (ed)  Contemporary empirical political theory , (Berkley: University of California Press, 1997), the first view pages provide a good summary of behaviouralism and criticism of it.

*Robert Dahl (1961), ‘The Behavioural Approach in Political Science’,  The American political science review.  . , Vol. 55 (4), 763-772) (also available on-line at  http://www.jstor.org/pss/1952525  ), a good outline of traditional behaviouralism

* J. Farr ‘Remembering the Revolution: Behavioralism in American Political Science’ (available in high demand) in J.Farr et al (eds) Political science in history : research programs and political traditions  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

*C. Bay ‘Politics and Pseudo-politics’ (available in high demand) in C. McCoy (ed),  Apolitical politics : a critique of behavioralism (Crowell: New York, 1971)

*H. Eulau,  The behavioural persuasion in politics  (Random House: New York, 1964)

* R. Johns 'Behaviouralism' in  The Oxford handbook of British politics  (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

S.T. Akindele and A. Adebo (2005) ‘A Revisitational Assessment of the Rise of Behavioral Approach’, Journal of social sciences , 10 (1), 61-64, a useful account of historical reasons for the development of behaviouralism. - Available online: http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/JSS/JSS-10-0-000-000-2005-Web/JSS-10-1-001-076-2005-Abst-PDF/JSS-10-1-061-064-2005-057-Akindele-S-T/JSS-10-1-061-064-2005-057-Akindele-S-T.pdf

David Easton, ‘The Current Meaning of Behaviouralism’, in James Charlesworth,  Contemporary political analysis  (New York: Free Press, 1967)

M. Q. Sibley, ‘The Limits of Behaviouralism’, in James Charlesworth,  Contemporary political analysis  (New York: Free Press, 1967)

G. King, R. Keohane, S. Verba  Designing Social Enquiry  , (Princetown: Princetown University Press, 1994)

C. McCoy (ed),  Apolitical politics : a critique of behavioralism  (Crowell: New York, 1971) strongly critical of the behavioural approach

H.M. Blalock,  An introduction to social research  (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970)

*B.Fay,  Contemporary philosophy of social science : a multicultural approach  , (Oxford:Blackwell, 1996)

Suggested readings on Interpretivism

*Parsons, C. (2010) ‘Constructivism and Interpretivist Theory’, in Marsh, D and Stoker, G. (2010)  Theory and Methods in Political Science , Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp.80-98
*Parsons, C. (2007) ‘Ideational Explanation’ in Parsons, C. (2007)  How to map arguments in political science  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 49-65
Delanty, G. (1997) ‘Hermeneutics and Interpretation: The Search For Meaning’ in Delanty, G. (1997)  Social science : beyond constructivism and realism  , Buckingham: Open University Press,pp.39-58
*Moses, J. and Knutsen, T. (2007) ‘A Constructivist Philosophy of Science’ in Moses, J. and Knutsen, T. (2007)  Ways of knowing : competing methodologies and methods in social and political research  , Basingstoke Palgrave
*Bevir, M and Rhodes, R. (2003)  Interpreting British governance  , London: Routledge, especially Part 1, pp.14-33
Bevir, M. and Rhodes, R. (2002) ‘Interpretive Theory’ In Marsh, D. and Stoker, G.(2002)  Theory and Methods in Political Science  , Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp.131-152
+ Bevir, M. (2005)  New Labour : a critique  , London: Routledge
+ Bevir, M, and Rhodes, R. (2010)  The state as cultural practice [electronic resource]  , Oxford: Oxford University Press
+ Bevir, M, Daddow, O. and Hall, I. (2014)  Interpreting global security  , London: Routledge, especially Chapter 1
Jackson R. and Sorenson, G. (2007) ‘Social Constructivism’, in Jackson R. and Sorenson, G. (2007)  Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 161-177
Beland, D and Henry Cox, R. (ed.) (2011)  Ideas and politics in social science research [electronic resource]  , Oxford: Oxford University Press 
*Long, N. (2001)  Development sociology : actor perspectives  (Abingdon: Routledge
+ Alexander Wendt, ‘Anarchy is What States Make of It’,  International organization.  , Vol. 46, No. 2 (Spring, 1992), pp. 391-425.
Barnett, M., Social Constructivism, in  The Globalization of World Politics  , pp 251-270  . Oxford. (2005),
Suganami, H., (2002), On Wendt’s Philosophy, in  Review of international studies.  , 28 (1), pp. 23-37
Burchill S., Linklater A. (2013) ‘Constructivism’ in ,Burchill, S. and Linklater, D.(eds),  Theories of International Relations  , 57-87.
Weber, C. (2010) ‘Constructivism: is anarchy what states make of it? ’ in Weber, C. (2010)  International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction  , Routledge: New York, pp. 61-82
#McAnulla, S. (2006) “Challenging the New Interpretivist Approach: Towards a Critical Realist Alternative”,  British politics.  . 1.1: 113-138.
#McAnulla, S. (2007) “New Labour, Old Epistemology? Reflections on Political Science, New Institutionalism and The Blair Government”,  Parliamentary affairs.  . 60.2: 313-331.
#Hay, C. (2011) ‘Interpreting Interpretivism Interpreting Interpretations: The New Hermeutics of Public Administration’,  Public administration.  , 89 (1), 167-82
Hay, C. (2004) ‘Taking Ideas Seriously in Explanatory Political Analysis’,  British journal of politics & international relations.  , 6, 2004.
Gofas, A. and Hay, C. (ed) (2010)  The role of ideas in political analysis : a portrait of contemporary debates  , London: Routledge, see especially chapter 2

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WEEK 2: Lecture:  Historical Method, Documentary Analysis and Nuclear Arms Control – Laura Considine

Suggested reading for lecture:

Considine, L (2015) ‘“Back to the Rough Ground!” A Grammatical Approach to Trust and International Relations’, Millennium. , 44(1): 109-127

Key readings for the seminar:

Short introduction to the primary documents on Gorbachev’s nuclear arms control proposal from the National Security Archive, available at:

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB563-Gorbachev-nuclear-abolition-1986-and-Reykjavik-summit/

This will provide a general introduction to the topic and to the texts for the seminar.

Thies C (2002) ‘A Pragmatic Guide to Qualitative Historical Analysis in the Study of International Relations’ International studies perspectives.  3, 351-372.

Some further reading

Jenkins K (1991) Re-thinking History (London and New York: Routledge) Chapter 1, ‘What history is’. An engaging introduction to some debates on history and historiography

Bin Wong, R. (2011) ‘Causation’ in Ulinka Rublack ed. A concise companion to history  (Oxford: Oxford University Press) – A discussion of changes in thinking about causation in history

Der Derian, J. (2003) ‘Decoding the National Security Strategy of the United States of America’, Boundary 2  (30)3: pp. 19-27 – a short example of a reading of one primary document, in this case US President GW Bush’s 2002 NSS.

Duncanson, C. and Eschle, C. (2008) ‘Gender and the Nuclear Weapons State: A Feminist Critique of the UK Government's White Paper on Trident,’ New political science.  , 30(4): 545-563 – another example of a reading of a single government document, this time with a feminist perspective.

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WEEK 3: Comparative Analysis and Public Policy – Soohyun Lee

Suggested reading for lecture:

Fleckenstein, T. and Lee, S.C. (2017) ‘The Politics of Labor Market Reform in Coordinated Welfare Capitalism: Comparing Sweden, Germany, and South Korea’,  World Politics . 69 (1):144-183.

Fleckenstein, T. and Lee, S.C. (forthcoming) ‘The Politics of Investing in Families: Comparing Family Policy Expansion in Japan and South Korea’,  Social politics. .

Key readings for the seminar:

Newton, K. and Van Deth, J. (2010) ‘Postscript: How and What to Compare? ’ in Foundations of comparative politics : democracies of the modern world . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Keman, H. (2014) ‘Comparative Research Methods’ in Caramani, D. (ed.) Comparative politics  (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

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WEEK 4: Interviewing and African Agency in Health – Emma-Louise Anderson

Suggested reading for lecture:

Anderson, Emma-Louise and Amy Patterson (2016) Dependent agency in the global health regime : local African responses to donor aids efforts , Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke – Chapter 1 (section on ‘African Agency’) (Avaliable in VLE folder)  

Key readings for the seminar (choose from):

King, N. and Horrocks, C. (2010) Interviews in qualitative research , Sage: London

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010)  Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences , (London: Longman) see especially Ch. B4 'Choosing Methods; Ch. C4 'Semi-Structured Interviews'

Pierce, R. (2008)  Research methods in politics : a practical guide  (London: Sage), see Part Two

Pole, C. and R. Lampard (2002) Practical social investigation : qualitative and quantitative methods in social research . esp. ch. 6 'Interviewing: listening and talking' pp. 89-125

Recommended readings on Qualitative Interviews

Halperin, S. and O. Heath (2012)  Political research : methods and practical skills  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter eleven

*A. Vromnen (2010) 'Rediscovering Qualitative Methods', David Marsh and Gerry Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave)

*B. Matthews and L. Ross (2010)  Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences  , (London: Longman) see especially Ch. B4 'Choosing Methods; Ch. C4 'Semi-Structured Interviews';

*F. Devine (2002) ‘Qualitative Methods’ David Marsh and Gerry Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave), Chapter 7

*R. Pierce (2008)  Research methods in politics : a practical guide  (London: Sage), see Part Two

*P. Burnham et al (2004) ‘Elite Interviewing’ in P. Burnham (et al)  Research methods in politics  (Basingstoke: Palgrave)

*P. Burnham et al (2004) ‘Participant Observation and the Analysis of Communications’ in P. Burnham et al  Research methods in politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave)

*R.B.Burns,  Introduction to research methods  , Ch.24 (London: Sage, 2000 4th Edn.)

*M..Stroh, Qualitative Interviewing, in Burton, D. (ed)  Research training for social scientists : a handbook for postgraduate researchers (London: Sage, 2000)

Seale, C. (2012)  Researching society and culture  , London, SAGE, chapter 14

*May, T. (2011)  Social Research: Issues, Methods and Process  , Maidenhead: Open University Press, chapter 6

David, M., & Sutton, C. D. (2010).  Social research : an introduction  (2nd ed.). London: SAGE, chapter 6

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010)  Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences  Harlow: Pearson, chapter C4

Walter, M. (2010)  Social research methods  (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapter 10

R.K.Schutt,  Investigating the social world : the process and practice of research  , (California: Sage, 2006, 5th Edn.)

J. Mason,  Qualitative researching  , (London: Sage, 2002, 2nd Edn.)

R.A. Jones,  Research methods in the social and behavioral sciences  (Sundeland: Sinauer Associates, 1996, 2nd Edn.)

Rubin, H. and Gubrium,  The active interview  (London: Sage, 1995)

S. Kvale,  Interviews : an introduction to qualitative research interviewing  (London: Sage1996)

A. Bryman,  Social research methods  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)

A. Bryman,  Quantity and quality in social research  (London: Unwin Hyman, 1988)

J. Manheim and R. Rich,  Empirical political analysis : research methods in political science  (New York: Longman, 2001, 5th edn.)

David Collier and James Mahoney (1996) ‘Insights and Pitfalls: Selection Bias in Qualitative Research’,  World politics.  , 49 (1)

+ D. Lilleker (2003) ‘Interviewing the Elite: Navigating a Potential Minefield’  Politics.  , 23 (3) pp 207-214, available electronically

+ D. Richards (1996) 'Elite Interviewing: Approaches and Pitfalls’,  Politics  16 (3), 199-204

Recommended readings on structure-agency

* McAnulla, S. ‘Structure and Agency’ in David Marsh and Gerry Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave, 2002), Chapter 13

* Hay, C. ‘Structure and Agency’, in Marsh and Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  , (London:MacMillan, 1995), First Edition, Chapter 10

Hay, C.  ‘Beyond Structure versus Agency, Context versus Context’ Colin Hay  Political analysis  , (London Palgrave, 2002), Chapter 3

McAnulla, S. ‘The Utility of Structure, Agency and Discourse as Analytical Concepts’ In J. Stayner and G. Stoker (eds) Contemporary Political Studies, (PSA 1998) available online at http://www.psa.ac.uk/cps/1998/mcanulla.pdf 

Fay, B. (1996) ‘Does our Culture or Society Make Us What We Are? ’, in  Contemporary philosophy of social science : a multicultural approach  , Oxford:Blackwell

Margaret S. Archer,  Realist social theory : the morphogenetic approach  (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Bob Jessop, (1999) ‘Interpretive Sociology and the Dialectic of Structure and Agency’,  Theory, culture & society.  , 13 (1), pp.119-28

A. D. Moses (1998) 'Structure, Agency and the Holocaust',  History and theory.  , 37, 2, 194-219

R. D. Berger (1995) 'Agency, Structure and Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust',  The sociological quarterly.  , 36, 1, 15-36

N. Pleasants (2004) 'The Concept of Learning from the Holocaust',  History of the human sciences.  , 17, 187-210 see also other articles on Holocaust  in same edition of the journal

D. Layder  Understanding social theory  , (London: Sage 1994), chapters 6-8

I. Cohen  Structuration theory : Anthony Giddens and the constitution of social life  , Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1989)

D. Walsh (1998) ‘Structure/Agency’, in C. Jenks (ed)  Core sociological dichotomies  , London:Sage)

A. King (1999) ‘Against Structure’  The sociological review.  , 47 (2), available electronically, King attacks Archer’s notion of structure

K. Dowding (2008) ‘Agency and Structure’ in the  Journal of power  , 1 (1): 21-36

M.S. Archer (2000) ‘For Structure’  The sociological review.  . , 48 (3) pp. 464-472, available electronically, Archer defends her theory of structure-agency against King’s attack (above))

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WEEK 6: Focus Groups, Gender and HIV Risk – Emma-Louise Anderson

Suggested reading for lecture:

Anderson, Emma-Louise (2015) Gender, HIV and risk : navigating structural violence , Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke – Chapters 1 on feminist approach & 3 on methodology


Key readings for the seminar:

David, M., & Sutton, C. D. (2010).  Social research: An introduction  (2nd ed.). London: SAGE, chapter 2  

Farquhar, C. (Das, Rita) (1999) ‘Are focus groups suitable for ‘sensitive’ topics? ’, in Barbour, R.S. and Kitzinger, J. (eds.) Developing focus group research : politics, theory and practice  , Sage: London, pp. 47-63

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010)  Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences , Harlow: Pearson, chapter C5 

 

Suggested readings on focus groups

* Anderson, E.L. (2015)  Gender, Risk and HIV: Navigating structural violence  , Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan - chapter 3

Morgan, D. (1997)  Focus groups as qualitative research  London: Sage Publications - chapter 2 'methodology'

Morgan, D. and R. Kreuger (1993) When to use Focus Groups and Why. In D. Morgan (ed.)  Successful focus groups : advancing the state of the art  London: Sage Publications Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Seale, C. (2012)  Researching society and culture  , London, SAGE, chapter 15

Neuman, W.L. (2010)  Social research methods: qualitative and quantitative approaches  (7th ed.). London: Pearson, chapter 14

Bagnoli, A. & Andrew Clark (2010) Focus groups with young people: a participatory approach to research planning.  Journal of Youth Studies  13 (1), 101-119, DOI: 10.1080/13676260903173504

Wilkinson, S. (1999) How useful are focus groups in feminist research? ’, in Barbour, R.S. and Kitzinger, J. (eds.)  Developing focus group research : politics, theory and practice  , Sage: London, pp. 64-78

David, M., & Sutton, C. D. (2010).  Social research : an introduction  (2nd ed.). London: SAGE, chapter 2

Matthews, B. and Ross, L. (2010)  Research methods : a practical guide for the social sciences  Harlow: Pearson, chapter C5 

Long, N. (2001)  Development sociology : actor perspectives  (Abingdon: Routledge)


Suggested readings on feminism

*J. Chapman ‘The Feminist Perspective’ Marsh and Stoker  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave, 1995), Chapter 5

J. Chapman  Politics, feminism and the reformation of gender  . (London:Routledge, 1993)

J. Kantola ‘Feminism’ in Hay, C. Lister, M. and Marsh, D. (eds)  The state : theories and issues  , (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006)

S. Jackson and J. Jones,  Contemporary feminist theories  (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1999) especially chapters 1 and 2

C. Beasley,  What is feminism? : an introduction to feminist theory  . (London: Sage, 1999), especially chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7

C. Pateman, (1987) ‘  Feminist critiques of the public/private dichotomy  ’, available in High Demand

J. Evans,  Feminist theory today : an introduction to second-wave feminism  (London: Sage, 1995) contains chapters on liberal, socialist and Postmodern feminism

* V. Randall ‘Feminism’ David Marsh and Gerry Stoker,  Theory and methods in political science  (London: Palgrave, 2010)

V. Randall 'Feminism' in  The Oxford handbook of British politics   (Oxford: Oxford University Press)

J. Dean (2010)  Rethinking contemporary feminist politics  , (Basingstoke: Palgrave)

J Dean (2012). ‘Gender, Power, Politics’ in Edwin Amenta, Kate Nash and Alan Scott (eds).  The Wiley-Blackwell companion to political sociology  . Oxford: Blackwell. Available online ,Chapter 25, 283-293

Walby, S. (2011)  The future of feminism  Polity Press.

M. Walters,  Feminism : a very short introduction  , (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

A. Phillips (ed.),  Feminism and Equality,  (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987), see especially Pateman chapter ‘Feminist Critiques of the Public-Private Dichotomy’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

A. Phillips,  Feminism and politics  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)

B. Arneil,  Politics & feminism  , (Blackwell, 1999)

V. Spike Peterson (2012) ‘Inequalities, Informalization and Feminist Quandries’,  International feminist journal of politics.  , 14 (1), 5-35

B. hooks,  Feminism is for everybody : passionate politics  , London Pluto

B. Ryan,  Feminism and the women's movement : dynamics of change in social movement, ideology and activism  , (London: Routledge, 1992)

Porter, M. & Judd, E.,  Feminists doing development : a practical critique  London: Zed Books

Cornwall, A., E. Harrison, et al. (2007).  Feminisms in development : contradictions, contestations, and challenges  . A. Cornwall, E. Harrison and A. Whitehead. London, Zed

Pankhurst, D. (2003), "The 'sex war' and other wars: towards a feminist approach to peace building",  Development in practice.  ., Vol. 13 No. 2 & 3 pp. 154-77.

C. Pateman,  The sexual contract  (London: Polity Press, 1988)

E. Spelman,  Inessential Woman  (London: Womens’s Press, 1990)

J. Butler and J.Scott,  Feminists theorize the political  , (London: Routledge, 1992)

J. Saul,  Feminism : issues & arguments  , (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)

L. Segal,  Is the future female? : troubled thoughts on contemporary feminism  (London: Virago, 1987)

M. Humm,  Feminisms : a reader  , (London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992)

J. Hannam,  Feminism  (Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2007)

McCann, C.R. and Seung-Kyung, K.  Feminist theory reader : local and global perspective  (London: Routledge, 2003)

A. Hughes and A. Witz (1997) ‘ Feminism and the matter of bodies : from de Beavoir to Butler ,  Body & society.  March 1997 vol. 3 no. 1 pp47-60

N.C.M. Harstock, ‘How Feminist Scholarship Could Change Political Science’ in K.R. Monroe (ed.)  Contemporary empirical political theory  . (Berkley: University of California Press, 1997

R. Tong  Feminist thought : a more comprehensive introduction  (Oxford: Westview Press, 1998)

S. Benhabib & D.Cornell,  Feminism as critique : on the politics of gender  , Minneapolis: University of Minisota, 1988)

S. Benhabib (ed)  Democracy and difference : contesting the boundaries of the political  l (London: Women’s Press, 1986)

S. Rowbotham et al,  Beyond the fragments : feminism and the making of socialism  (London: Merlin, 1980)

V. Bryson,  Feminist political theory : an introduction  , (London: MacMillan, 1992)

V. Randall (1991) ‘Feminism and Political Analysis’,  Political studies  , 39 (3), 513-532

+ J. Lovenduski,  Feminizing politics  , (Cambridge: Polity, 2005)

+ K.E. Ferguson,  The feminist case against bureaucracy  . (Philidelphia: Temple University Press 1984)

+ S. Ruddick,  Maternal thinking : towards a politics of peace  (London: Women’s Press, 1990)

+ J. Lovenduski and Vicky Randall,  Contemporary feminist politics : women and power in Britain  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993)

#S. Kemp & J. Squires,  Feminisms  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

#M. O’Brien,  The politics of reproduction  , (London: Routledge, 1981)

#S. Firestone,  The dialectic of sex : the case for feminist revolution  (London: Women’s Press, 1970)

On Liberal Feminist Perspectives

*B. Friedan,  The feminine mystique  , (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986)

*C. Pateman (1986) ‘The Theoretical Subversive Feminism’ in C. Pateman and E Gross (eds)  Feminist challenges : social and political theory  , (London: Allen Unwin)

D. Coole,  Women in political theory : from ancient misogyny to contemporary feminism  , (Brighton: Wheatsheaf, 1988)

J. Grimshaw  Feminist philosophers : women's perspectives on philosophical traditions  , Brighton: Wheatsheaf, 1986)

K. Millett,  Sexual politics  , (2000)

K. Nash,  Universal difference : feminism and the liberal undecidability of 'women'  (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998)

S. Moller Okin,  Women in Western political thought  (Guilford: Princeton University Press, 1990)

Z. Eisentein,  The radical future of liberal feminism  , (Boston: Noreastern University Press: 1981)

A. Jagger,  Feminist politics and human nature  , (Brighton: Harvester, 1983)

J. Evans,  Feminist theory today : an introduction to second-wave feminism  (London: Sage, 1995), chapters 2, 3

On Socialist / Marxist Feminist Perspectives

*N. Holstrom (2003) ‘The Socialist Feminist Project’,  Monthly Review  , 54 (10)

*B. Ehenreich (2005) ‘What is Socialist Feminism? ,  Monthly Review  , 57, (3)

J. Mitchell,  Woman's estate  , Handsworth: Penguin

M. Barrett ,  Women's oppression today : problems in Marxist feminist analysis  (London: Verson, 1988)

H. Hartmann (ed) ‘ The unhappy marriage of marxism and feminism : towards a more progressive union ’ in  Capital & class.  1979 3: 1

L. Vogel (1995)  Woman questions : essays for a materialist feminism  (London: Routledge)

J. Evans,  Feminist theory today : an introduction to second-wave feminism  (London: Sage, 1995), chapter 8

On Radical Feminist Perspectives

S Brownmiller,  Against our will : men, women and rape  (New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1993)

A Rich,  Of woman born : motherhood as experience and institution  , (London: Virago, 1977)

A. Dworkin,  Woman hating  , (New York: Plume)

D Bell and R Klein (eds) (1996)  Radically speaking : feminism reclaimed  (London: Zed, 1996)

+ K.E. Ferguson,  The feminist case against bureaucracy  . (Philidelphia: Temple University Press 1984)

#S.Firestone,  The dialectic of sex : the case for feminist revolution  (London: Women’s Press, 1979)

On post-colonial feminism

L. Abu Odeh(1993) ‘Post-Colonial Feminism and the Veil: Thinking the Difference’ Feminist review. No. 43, pp. 26-37

C.T. Mohanty, (ed) (1991) Third World women and the politics of feminism Bloomington : Indiana University Press

J. Alexander and C.T. Mohanty,(ed) (2012) Feminist genealogies, colonial legacies, democratic futures , New York: Routledge

C. Bulbeck(1998) Re-orienting western feminisms : women's diversity in a post-colonial world , Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

On Postmodern Feminism

L. Nicholson (ed.)  Feminism/Postmodernism  , London: Routledge, 1997)

E. Flynn  Feminism beyond modernism  , (London: Eurospan, 2002)

N. Fraser & L. Nicholson ‘ Social criticism without philosophy : an encounter between feminism and postmodernism'  Theory, culture & society.  . 5 (2) 1988.

Jenny Gunnarsson Payne. (2001). 'The logics of Sisterhood: Intra-feminist debates in Swedish feminist zines'.  The European journal of women's studies.  19 (2): 187-202.

J. Flax ‘Postmodernism and Gender Relations in Feminist Theory’ in S. Kemp & J. Squires,  Feminisms  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

E. Wright ‘Thoroughly Postmodern Feminist Criticism’ in #S. Kemp & J. Squires,  Feminisms  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

J. Evans,  Feminist theory today : an introduction to second-wave feminism  (London: Sage, 1995), chapter 9

NB. There are a number of feminist academic journals available electronically from the library, including Feminist Review and Feminist Theory. However, beware as the articles tend to be highly advanced in content and argument. 

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WEEK 7: Discourse Analysis and the War on Terror – Jack Holland 

Suggested reading for lecture (one of):

Holland, J. (2013) Selling the War on Terror : foreign policy discourses after 9/11  , Routledge

Holland, J. (2013) ‘Foreign Policy and Political Possibility’, European journal of international relations. , 19(1): pp.48-67

Holland, J. (2012) ‘Blair’s ‘War on Terror’: Selling Intervention to Middle England’, British journal of politics & international relations.  , 14(1):74-95

Holland, J. and Gillard, L. (2014) ‘Leadership and the Media: The Gendered Framing of the Sexism and Misogyny Speech’, with Katharine Wright, Australian journal of political science. , 49(3):.455-468

Additional readings:

Holland, J. ‘We (For)got Him: bin Laden’s Death and Narrative Forgetting’, with Lee Jarvis, Millennium. , 42:1 (2014) pp.425-447

Holland, J. ‘From September 11th 2001 to 9-11: From Void to Crisis’, International Political Sociology , 3:3 (2009) pp.275-29

Key readings for the seminar:

*David Howarth ‘Discourse Theory’,  Theory and methods in political science  , (London: MacMillan, 1995), First Edition)

*Howarth, David, ‘Discourse Theory and Political Analysis’ in Scarborough and Tanenbaum, eds (1998),  Research strategies in the social sciences : a guide to new approaches  , Ch. 12. Pp 268-294

* N. Fairclough  New Labour, new language?   (London: Routledge, 2000), interesting examination of New Labour’s use of discourse

Howarth, David, Norval, Aletta and Yannis Stavrakakis (eds)  Discourse theory and political analysis : identities, hegemonies and social change  (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)

Laclau, Ernesto, ‘Discourse’ in Goodin, Robert A., and Philip, Pettit (eds)  A companion to contemporary political philosophy  , (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995), pp. 431-437.

Townshend, Jules, ‘Laclau’s and Mouffe’s Hegemonic Project: The Story so Far’,  Political studies  , 52, 2004, pp. 269-288

E. Laclau and C. Mouffe (1997), ‘Post-Marxism without Apologies’,  New left review.  , 166, pp.79-106

#E. Laclau and C. Mouffe  Hegemony and socialist strategy : towards a radical democratic politics  (London: Verso, 1985)

N. Fairclough  Analyzing discourse : textual analysis for social research  (London: Routledge, 2003)

+ N. Fairclough  Discourse and social change  . (London: Verso, 1992), contains some good examples

N. Fairclough  Critical discourse analysis : the critical study of language  (London: Longman, 1995)

+ G.O. Edwards (2012) ‘A Comparative Discourse Analysis of the Construction of ‘in-groups’ in the 2005 and 2010 manifestos of the British National Party’,  Discourse & society.  , May, 23, 245-259

P.L. Dumire (2012) Political Discourse Analysis: Exploring the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language,  Language and linguistics compass  6, 11, 735-751

#I. Fairclough and N. Fairclough (2012)  Political discourse analysis : a method for advanced students  , London; Routledge

P. Graham, T. Keenan, A. Dowd (2004) 'A Call to Arms at the end of History: A Discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush' declaration of War on Terrorism',  Discourse & society.  , 15 (2-3); 199-221

D. Ponton (2010) 'The Female Political Leader: A Study of gender-identity in the case of Margaret Thatcher',  Journal of language and politics.  . , 9, 2, 195-218

K. Horner and JJ. Weber (2011) 'Not Playing the Game: Shifting Patterns in the discourse of Migration',  Journal of language and politics.  . , 10, 2, 139-159

A. Hunt and T. Purvis, (1993) ‘Discourse, Ideology, Discourse, Ideology, Discourse, Ideology, Discourse, Ideology..’  The British journal of sociology.  . , 44 (3), 473-99

Glyn Daly ‘Marxism and Postmodernity’ in A. Gamble, D. Marsh and T.Tant  Marxism and social science  , London: MacMillan, 1999), Chapter Four

J. Townshend (2003) ‘Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: A New Paradigm from the Essex School? ’,  British journal of politics & international relations.  . , 15 (1) pp 129-142, a good book review which both explains and critiques recent work (available electronically)

S. Hall ‘  The West and the rest : discourse and power  ’ photocopies available at library counter collection

+ Stuart McAnulla ‘Fade To Grey? Symbolic Politics in the Post Thatcher Era’ in J. Stayner and G Stoker (eds) Contemporary political studies. (PSA, 1997), uses concepts from discourse approaches to analyse the Major Government

+ Blackledge, A. (2006) ‘The Racialization of Language in British Political Discourse’,  Critical discourse studies  , 3 (1), 61-79

+ Kellner, D. (2004) ‘9/11, Spectacles of Terror and Media Manipulation’,  Critical discourse studies  , 1 (1), 41-64

+ C. Hay. ‘Mobilisation Through Interpellation: James Bulger, Juvenile Crime and the Construction of a Moral Panic’,  Social & legal studies.  ., 4 (2), 197-224, a look at how the murder of an infant was used to discursively construct issues such as juvenile crime

B. Fenton-Smith (2008) Discourse Structure and Political Perfomance in Adversarial Parliamentary Questioning,  Journal of language and politics.  ., 7 (1): 97-118

+ Glyn Daly (1991) ‘The Discursive Construction of Economic Space’,  Economy and society.  , 20:19-102

#Michael Foucault,  The archaeology of knowledge  (London: Tavistock Publications, 1972)

#Michel Foucault,  Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison  (London:Tavistock Publications, 1977)

#E. Laclau,  New reflections on the revolution of our time  (London: Verso, 1990)

#Norman Geras,  Discourses of extremity : radical ethics and post-Marxist extravagances  (London: Verso, 1990), a book highly critical of the Laclau and Mouffe perspective

#Bob Jessop,  State theory : putting the capitalist state in its place  (Cambridge:Polity, 1990) a book on theories of the state, but contains a sophisticated review and critique of discourse analysis and Laclau and Mouff

Suggested key readings on constructivism

C. Parsons, (2010) ‘Constructivism and Interpretivist Theory’, in Marsh, D and Stoker, G. (2010) Theory and Methods in Political Science , Basingstoke : Palgrave, pp.80-98

Jackson, Richard, Writing the war on terrorism : language, politics and counter-terrorism , Manchester University Press, 2005.


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WEEK 8:  Statistical Analysis – Cultural Values, Macroeconomics and Democracy, Viktoria Spaiser


Suggested reading for lecture:

Spaiser, V.; Ranganathan, S.; Mann, R.P.; Sumpter, D.J.T. (2014): The Dynamics of Democracy, Development and Cultural Values. PLoS ONE , 9(6): e97856.

Key readings for the seminar:

Aleman, J. & D. Woods (2015), Value Orientations From the World Value Survey. How Comparable are They Cross-Nationally? Comparative Political Studies , 49(8), 1039-1067. 

Balnaves, M. (2001), Introduction to quantitative research methods: an investigative approach . London: SAGE. 

Bradburn, N.M. (2004), Asking Questions: the definitive guide to questionnaire design, for market research, political polls, and social and health questionnaires . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 

Brady, H.E. (2000), Contributions of Survey Research to Political Science, Political Science and Politics , 33(1), 47-57. 

Bryman, A. (2012),   Social Research Methods,  Oxford: Oxford University Press, chapters 9, 10

Brynin, M. & D. Sanders (1997), Party Identification, Political Preferences and Material Conditions. Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2. Party Politics , 3(1), 53-77. 

Burnham, P. (et al) (2008),   Research Methods in Politics  , Basingstoke: Palgrave, chapter ‘Surveys and Opinion Polls’

Chun, N.; Hasan, R., Rahman, M.H. & M.A. Ulubasoglu (2016), The Role of Middle Class in Economic Development: What do Cross-Country Data Show? Review of Development Economics , published online first. 

Dorling, D. & S. Simpson (1998), Statistics in Society: The arithmetic of politics . London: Arnold. 

Doyle, M.W. & N. Sambanis (2000), International Peacebuilding: A Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis, American Political Science Review , 94(4), 779-801. 

Elbahnasawy, N.G. & Revier, C.F. (2012), The Determinants of Corruption: Cross-Country-Panel-Data Analysis. The Developing Economies , 50(4), 311-333. 

Gorard, S. (2003), Quantitative Methods in Social Science . New York, London: Continuum. 

Lane, R. (1996), Positivism, Scientific Realism and Political Science, Journal of Theoretical Politics , 8(3), 361-382. 

Lopatta, L (2016), Do microfinance institutions fulfil their promise? Evidence from cross-country data. Applied economics , 48(18), 1655. 

Marchant-Shapiro, T. (2015), Statistics for political analysis : understanding the numbers . London: SAGE, chapter 1 and chapter 2 (provided on VLE)

Punch, K. (2003), Survey research: the basics . London: SAGE. 

Reid, S. (1987), Working with statistics: an introduction to quantitative methods for social scientists . Cambridge: Polity. 

Sapsford, R.J. (2007), Survey Research , 2nd ed. London: SAGE. 

Singh, K. (2007), Quantitative Social Research Methods , London: SAGE. 

Tessler, M.A. (2011), Public opinion in the Middle East: survey research and the political orientations of ordinary citizens. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 

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WEEK 9:  Content Analysis and Drone Strikes -  Graeme Davies

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WEEK 10:  Big Data and Russian Protests – Viktoria Spaiser

Suggested reading for lecture:

Spaiser, V.; Chadefaux, T.; Donnay, K.; Russmann, F.; Helbing, D. (2017) The Communication Power Struggles on Social Media: A Case Study of the 2011-12 Russian Protests. Journal of information technology and politics.  , preprint:  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? abstract_id=2528102


Key readings for the seminar:

Ackland, R. (2013), Web Social Science: concepts, data and tools for social scientists in the digital age . London: SAGE. 

Alvarez, M. (2016), Computational social science : discovery and prediction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (currently not available from the library). 

Boecking, B.; Hall, M. & J. Schneider (2015), Event Prediction with Learning Algorithms: A Study of Events Surrounding the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 on the basis of Micro Blog Data, Policy & Internet, 7(2), 159-184. 

boyd, d. & Crawford, K. (2012), Critical Questions for Big Data,  Information, communication and society.  , 15(5): 662-679. URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369118X.2012.678878

Bright, J. & H. Margetts (2016), Big Data and Public Policy: Can it succeed where e-participation has failed? Policy & Internet, 8(3), 218-224. 

Ecker, A. (2017), Estimating Policy Positions Using Social Network Data. Social Science Computer Review , 35(1), 53-67. 

Felt, M. (2016), Social media and the social sciences: How researchers employ Big Data analytics. Big Data & Society, published online first. 

Grimmer, J. (2015), We are all Social Scientists Now: How Big Data, Machine Learning and Causal Inference Work Together.,  PS : political science and politics. , 48 (1), 80-83. URL: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ps-political-science-and-politics/article/we-are-all-social-scientists-now-how-big-data-machine-learning-and-causal-inference-work-together/34F3B787525ED8289185C4CFB775376C

Hilbert, M. (2015), Big Data for Development: A Review of Promises and Challenges. Development Policy Review , 34(1), 135-174. 

Jenkins, J.C. (2016), Political Behavior and Big Data, International Journal of Sociology , 46(1), 1-7.

Monroe, B.L. (2013), The Five Vs of Big Data Political Science. Introducing The Virtual Issue on Big Data in Political Science, Political Analysis , 21(5), 1-9. 

Monroe, B.L.; Pan, J.; Rbert, M.E.; Sen, M. & B. Sinclair (2015), No! Formal theory, causal inference, and big data are not contradictory trenda in political science. PS- Political Science & Politics , 48(1), 71-74. 

Olmedilla, M.; Martinez-Torres, M.R. & S.L. Toral (2015), Harvesting Big Data in social science: A methodological approach for collecting online user-generated content. Computer Standards & Interfaces, 46, 79-87. 

Patty, J.W. & Penn, E.M. (2015), Analyzing Big Data: Social Choice and Measurement. PS-Political Science & Politics , 48(1), 95-101. 

Schatten, M.; Seva, J. & Okresa-Duric, B. (2015), Big Data Analytics and the Social Web. A Tutorial for the Social Scientist. European Quarterly on Political Attitudes and Mentalities , 4(3), 30-81. 

Shah, D.V.; Cappella, J.N. & W.R. Neuman (2015), Big Data, Digital Media, and Computational Social Science: Possibilities and Perils. The ANNALS of American Academy of Political and Social Science, 659(1), 6-13. 

Snee, H.; Hine, C.; Morey, Y.; Roberts, S. & H. Watson (2016), Digital methods for social science: an interdisciplinary guide to research innovation . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 

White, P. & R.S. Breckenridge (2014), Trade-Offs, Limitations and Promises of Big Data in Social Science Research. Review of Policy Research, 31(4), 331-338. 

Wiedemann, G. (2013), Opening up to Big Data: Computer-Assisted Analysis of Textual Data in Social Sciences, Historical Social Research, 38(4), 332-357.  

de Zuniga, H.G. & Diehl, T. (2015), Citizenship, Social Media and Big Data. Current and Future Research in Social Science. Social Science Computer Review ,35(1), 3-9. 

This list was last updated on 15/02/2017