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Theories of International Relations, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Adrian Gallagher
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Week 1: Welcome to IR

Essential Readings:

Ø Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater, ‘Introduction’, in Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations , fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), pp. 1-31. This is an E-book

Further introductory readings

B. C. Schmidt, 'On the History and Historiography of International Relations', in Walter Carlsnaes, Bet A. Simmons, and Thomas Risse-Kappen (eds.), Handbook of international relations (London: Sage, 2002), pp. 3-22.

B. C. Schmidt, ‘Lessons from the Past: Reassessing the Interwar Disciplinary History of International Relations’, International studies quarterly. 42.3 (1998).

Dunne, Hansen, and Wight, Ed. Special Issue: The End of International Relations Theory? ’, European journal of international relations., vol. 19, no. 3. 2013, pp. 405-665.

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Week 2: Realism[s]

Essential Readings

Ø Introductory Reading : Jack Donnelly, ‘Realism’, Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations , fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), pp. 32-57.This is an E-book

Ø Theory in practice. Stephen M. Walt ‘ISIS as a Revolutionary State’, Foreign affairs. , November/December 2015. pp. 42-51.

Ø A critique of realism: Milner, Helen. "The assumption of anarchy in international relations theory: a critique." Review of international studies. ISSN: 0260-2105 17.01 (1991): 67-85.

Further reading on realism

E. H. Carr. The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations [1939] (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001).

H. Morgenthau. Scientific Man vs. Power Politics (University of Chicago Press, 1946).

Michael Williams (ed) Realism reconsidered : the legacy of Hans Morgenthau in international relations (New York: OUP, 2007).

Richard Little , The balance of power in international relations : metaphors, myths, and models (CUP, 2007).

Elman & Jensen (Ed.) Realism reader (Routledge, 2014).

H., Morgenthau Politics Among Nations:The Struggle for Power and Peace (McGrew Hill, 1985).

Scott Burchill The national interest in international relations theory  (2005) ch. 2.

Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War (New York: Penguin, 1972).

Robert A. Pape, ‘When Duty Calls: A Pragmatic Standard for Humanitarian Intervention’, International security. Vol. 37. No. 1 (2012) pp. 41-80.

George F. Kennan ‘Morality and Foreign Policy’, Foreign affairs. ,  64/2: 205-218 (1985).

J. Rosenberg ‘What's the Matter With Realism', Review of international studies  .  vol. 16(4), 1990, pp. 285-304.

Lucian Ashworth “Did the Realist-Idealist Great Debate Really Happen? A Revisionist History of International Relations”, International relations. , 2002, 16 (1) 33-51.

B. Buzan 'The Timeless Wisdom of Realism? ' in Smith, Booth and Zalewski, International theory: positivism and Beyond , pp. 47-65. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Ken Booth, Theory of world security  (CUP. 2007),  pp. 31-37: ‘the prism and Prison of realism’. This is digitized and its only six pages.

H. Milner 'The Assumption of Anarchy in International Relations Theory', Review of international studies. Vol. 17, 1991, pp. 67-85.

Robert S. Ross, ‘Balance of Power Politics and the Rise of China: Accommodation and Balancing in East Asia’, Security Studies 15, no. 3 (2006): 355–395

Further reading on neorealism

John J. Mearsheimer "Structural Realism," in Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, and Steve Smith, eds., International relations theories : discipline and diversity , 3rd Edition ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 77-93. digitized chapter.

John J. Mearsheimer "Australians Should Fear the Rise of China," Spectator. ISSN: 0038-6952 , (October 2, 2010). - Available online: http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/pdfs/A0053.pdf

Joseph M. Grieco. “Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the Newest Liberal Institutionalism” Neorealism and neoliberalism : the contemporary debate . Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

K. Waltz Theory of International Politics (McGraw Hill, 1979).

John J. Mearsheimer, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (London: Norton, 2001).

Keohane, Robert, (1986), Neorealism and its critics . Columbia.

Kenneth Waltz, (2008), Realist Thought and Neorealist Theory, 1990, in Realism and international politics pp 197-229. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Waltz, Kenneth, (2008), Conflict in world politics, 1971,

Kenneth Waltz, Realism and international politics pp 67-82.

Waltz, Kenneth, (2008), Structural Realism after the Cold War, 2000, in International security. , volume 25, issue 1, pages 5-41

John J. Mearsheimer, "War with Iraq Is Not in America's National Interest," New York Times paid advertisement, September 26, 2002. Available on Mearsheimer’s hompage http://mearsheimer.uchicago.edu/pdfs/P0012.pdf

Baldwin, David (ed), (1993), Neorealism and neoliberalism : the contemporary debate .  Columbia University Press.

Halliday, F. and Rosenberg, J., (1998), Interview with Ken Waltz in Review of international studies. , vol 24 (3), pp. 371-386.

M. E. Brown,(ed) Offense, defense, and war  (Cambridge, 2004)

S. Walt, The origins of alliances (Ithaca, 1987)

S. Van Evra, Causes of war : power and the roots of conflict , (Ithica, 1999).

Richard K. Ashley ‘The Poverty of neorealism’ International organization., 38. 2. (1984), pp. 225-286.

Further reading on Neoclassical Realism

Charles L. Glaser, ‘The Necessary and Natural Evolution of Structural Realism’, in  Realism and the balancing of power : a new debate (Upper Saddle River, NJ: 2003) 266-279.

Randall L. Schweller “The Logic and Illogic of Contemporary Realism,” International theory. , Vol. 2, Issue 3 (December 2010).

Randall L. Schweller Unanswered threats : political constraints on the balance of power (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006)

Randall L. Schweller "After Unipolarity: China’s Vision of International Order in an Era of U.S. Decline" International security. , Vol. 36, No. 1 (Summer 2011). Coauthored with Xiaoyu Pu.

Randall L. Schweller “Emerging Powers in the Age of Disorder.” Global governance : a review of multilateralism and international organizations. , Vol. 17, No. 3 (2011).

Randall L. Schweller "Rational Theory for a Bygone Era" Security Studies , Vol. 20 (September 2011).

Randall L. Schweller “Unanswered Threats: A Neoclassical Realist Theory of Underbalancing ,”  International security., Vol. 29, No. 2 (Fall 2004)

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Steven E. Lobell, and Norrin M Ripsman, Neoclassical realism, the state, and foreign policy (Cambridge: Cambrdige University Press), esp. Ch.1.

Thomas J. Christensen and Jack Synder, ‘Chain Gangs and Passed Buck: Predicting Alliance patterns in Mulipolarity’ , International organization., Vol. 44. No. 2. (1990), 137-168.

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Week 3: Liberalism[s]

Required Reading:

Ø  Introductory reading: Scott Burchill ‘Liberalism’, in Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations, fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), pp. 57-87.This is an E-book

Ø  Theory in practice Thomas Weiss, ‘How United Nations Ideas Change History’ Review of international studies. / Volume 36 / Supplement S1 / October 2010, pp 3 – 23.

A critique of liberal institutionalism John J. Mearsheimer, "A Realist Reply," International security. ISSN: 0162-2889, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Summer 1995), pp. 82-93.

Further Reading

Joseph Nye ‘Work With China: Don’t Contain it’, International Herald Tribune  , Jan 25 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/opinion/work-with-china-dont-contain-it.html? _r=0

Paul Kennedy, The Parliament of Man , (Penguin, 2006) pp. 1-47. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Joseph Nye,‘Soft Power’, Foreign policy. , Vol. 80. (1990), pp. 153-171.

Samina Yasmeen, ‘India and Pakistan: From zero-sum to shared security’, in Jean-Marc Coicaud and Nicholas J. Wheeler (ed) National interest and international solidarity : particular and universal ethics in international life (United Nations University Press, 2008) Ch 1

John Charvet and Elisa Kaczynska, The liberal project and human rights : the theory and practice of a new world order  (Cambridge University Press, 2008), ch. Western Critiques of Liberal Human Rights, pp. 291-317.

M. Doyle ‘Liberalism and World Politics’, in P.R.Viotti and M.Kauppi, International relations theory (Macmillan, New York, 1993)

F. Fukuyama The end of history and the last man (New York: Avon Books, 1993).

Doyle, Michael, (1986), Liberalism and World Politics, in American Science Review,  vol 80 (4), pp 1151-1169. - Available Online: http://www.ir.rochelleterman.com/sites/default/files/doyle%201986.pdf Available online

Ikenberry, J.,(2006), Liberal order and imperial ambition : essays on American power and world politics . Cambridge

Ikenberry, J., (1999), Liberal Hegemony and the Future of American Post-War Order, in TV Paul and JA Hall, (eds), International Order and the Future of World Politics , pp.123-145.  Cambridge Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Keohane and Nye (1977), Power and interdependence  : World Politics in Transition  . Little Brown.

Kegley, Charles, T., The Neoliberal Challenge to Realist Theories of World Politics: An Introduction, in Charles T Kegley (ed), Controversies in international relations theory : realism and the neoliberal challenge . St Martins Press. (1995). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Keohane and Buchanan ‘The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions’, Ethics and international affairs vol. 20, no. 4 (2006): 405-438

Griffths, M., Roach, S.C., Solomon, M.S. (2008), Michael Doyle, in Griffths, M., Roach, S.C., Solomon, M.S., Fifty key thinkers in international relations , [Article reference missing]

Richardson, J.L., (1997), Contending Liberalisms: Past and Present, in European journal of international relations. , vol 3(1), pp.5-33.

Kegley, Charles, T., The Neoliberal Challenge to Realist Theories of World Politics: An Introduction, in Charles T Kegley (ed), Controversies in international relations theory : realism and the neoliberal challenge . St Martins Press. (1995),

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Week 4: Cosmopolitanism


Essential Reading:

Ø Jeremy Waldron, What is Cosmopolitan? Political Philosophy Volume 8, Issue 2 June 2000 Pages 227–243 - Available online: http://www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/DissWorkshop2011/documents/JeremyWaldronWhatisCosmopolitan.pdf

Ø Theory in practice, J. Charvet “The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan Order Based on the Idea of Universal Human Rights,” Millennium. ISSN: 0305-8298, 27. 3. (1998). 523 – 541.

Ø A critique of cosmopolitanism, Thomas Nagel, ‘The Problem of Global Justice’, in Garrett Brown and David Held, The cosmopolitanism reader ISBN: 9780745648729 (pbk.); 9780745648712 (cased) : £55.00; 0745648711 (cased) : £55.00 (Polity, 2010), pp. 493-413. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Further Reading

G. W. Brown, ‘Bringing the State Back’, Political studies review. 9 (1) 2011, 53–66.

D. Held ‘Principles of Cosmopolitan Order’ in G. Brock and H. Brighouse, The political philosophy of cosmopolitanism (Cambridge: CUP, 2005).

Mary Kaldor, The Idea of Global Civil Society, International affairs. ,  79 (3), 203,583-593.

C. Lu “The One and Many Faces of Cosmopolitanism,” The journal of political philosophy.,  Vol. 8, (2), June 2000.

K. Tan Justice without borders : cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and patriotism , (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2004). Introduction.

D. Held Cosmopolitanism : ideals and realities (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010).

R. Beardsworth Cosmopolitanism and international relations theory (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011). A very good cosmopolitan response to Marxism, Post-Structuralism and Realism.

D. Archibugi ‘Cosmopolitanism and the Central Importance of the United Nations’, in Archibugi’s The global commonwealth of citizens : toward cosmopolitan democracy (Princeton: 2008).

K. Hutchings Global Ethics (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010). Chp. 1. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

C. Beitz “Cosmopolitan Liberalism and the State System,” C. Brown (ed.), Political restructuring in Europe : ethical perspectives , (London, Routledge, 1994).

G.W. Brown “Sovereignty, Federation and Kantian Cosmopolitanism,” European journal of international relations. , Vol. 11, (Dec. 2005).

B. Barry “International Society From a Cosmopolitan Perspective,” D. Mapel & T. Nardin (eds.) International society : diverse ethical perspectives (Princeton University Press, 1998). Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

J. Charvet “The Possibility of a Cosmopolitan Order Based on the Idea of Universal Human Rights,” Millennium. , (1998).

D. Held “Cosmopolitanism: Globalization Tamed? ,” Review of international studies. ,  29, (2003): 465 480

P. Hayden Cosmopolitan global politics , (Burlington, Ashgate, 2005).

A. McGrew “Human Rights in a Global Age: Coming to Terms with Globalization,” in T. Evens (ed.), Human rights fifty years on : a reappraisal , (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1998): 188- 210 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

C. Jones Global justice : defending cosmopolitanism , (Oxford University Press, 1999).

R. Falk On humane governance : toward a new global politics : the world order models project report of the Global Civilization Initiative ,  (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995).

D. Archibugi & D. Held Cosmopolitan Democracy: An Agenda For A New World Order (Cambridge, Polity Press, 1995)

B. Russett Grasping the democratic peace : principles for a post-Cold War world (Princeton University Press 1993).

David Miller, ‘Against Global Egalitarianism’, The journal of ethics. ,  Vol 9. No. 5. 2005

Robert A. Dahl ‘Can International Organizations be Democratic? A Sceptics View’, in Garrett Brown & David Held, The cosmopolitanism reader (Polity Press, 2010), ch.24.

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Week 5: The English School


Essential Reading:

Ø Introductory reading: Andrew Linklater 'The English School' in Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations, fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), pp. 88 - 112. This is an E-book

Ø Theory in Practice: Nicholas J. Wheeler, Saving Strangers (Oxford University Press, 2000), pp; 21-54.

Ø Critique of the English School, Jacqui True, ‘Feminism’, in Alex Bellamy (Eds)., International Society and Its Critics (Oxford University Press), pp. 151 – 162

Further Reading

B. Buzan,‘The English school: an underexploited resource in IR’, Review of international studies. (27, 3, 2001, 471-488).

B. Buzan. An introduction to the English school of international relations : the societal approach (Polity 2014).

Martha Finnemore ‘Exporting the English School’, Review of international studies. ,  2 3 2001 509-13.

Alex Bellamy (ed) International Society and its Critics (OUP, 2004).

A Linklater & H Suganami, The English school of international relations : a contemporary reassessment (Cambridge University Press, 2006) pp. 1-12. This is a digitized chapter.

Bull, H., The anarchical society : a study of order in world politics , third edition (London: Palgrave, 2002)

Dunne, T., Inventing international society : a history of the English school (New York: Palgrave, Macmillan, 1998)

Bull, H., The Grotian Conception of International Society’ in Butterfield H. and Wight, M., (eds.), Diplomatic investigations : essays in the theory of international politics. (London: Allen and Unwin, 1966). Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Buzan, B., From international to world society? : English school theory and the social structure of globalisation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Dunne, T., and Wheeler, N., ‘Hedley Bull’s Pluralism of the Intellect and Solidarism of the Will’, International affairs. (72, 1, 1996, 91-107).

Dunne, T. and Wheeler, N. J., ‘Blair’s retain: a force for good in the world? ’ in Smith K. E. and Light, M., (eds.), Ethics and foreign policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Linklater, A., ‘Pacifying Europe: A Reply to Mearsheimer’, Leviathan (1, 2010, 31-8).

Linklater, A., The problem of harm in world politics : theoretical investigations (New York, OUP 2011).

Little, R., ‘The English School’s Contribution to the Study of International Relations’, European journal of international relations. (6, 3, 2000, 395-422).

Vincent, R. J., ‘Racial Equality’, in Bull H., and Watson, A., (eds.), The expansion of international society (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984). Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Vincent, R. J., Human Rights in International Relations (London: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Wheeler, N. J., ‘Pluralist and Solidarist Conceptions of International Society: Bull and Vincent on Humanitarian Intervention’ Millennium  .  (21, 3, 1992, 463-87)

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Week Six: Assessment Preparation Week

There is a lecture on "Essay Writing" but no seminars in this week. Office hours run as usual.

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Week 7: Constructivism


Essential Reading

Ø Introductory reading: Chris Reus-Smit ‘Constructivism’ in Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations, fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), pp. 217 – 240. This is an E-book

Ø Theory in practice: Kathryn Sikkink and Hun Joon Kim, ‘The Justice Cascade: The Origins and Effectiveness of Prosecutions of Human Rights Violations’, Annual review of law and social science. ISSN: 1550-3585. Vol. 9 (2013), pp. 269-285

Ø A critique: Ronan Palan, ‘A world of their making: an evaluation of the constructivist critique in International Relations’, Review of international studies. ISSN: 0260-2105 Volume 26, Issue 4 October 2000 , pp. 575-598

Further Reading

Alexander Wendt, ‘Anarchy is What States Make of It’, International organization. , Vol. 46, No. 2 (Spring, 1992), pp. 391-425.

Martha Finnemore, ‘Norms, Culture, and World Politics: Insights from Sociology’s Institutionalism, International Organization , 50: 1996, 325-347.

Barnett, M., Social Constructivism, in The Globalization of World Politics  , pp 251-270 . Oxford. (2005), Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Griffths, M., Roach, S.C., Solomon, M.S, Alexander Wendt, in Griffths, M., Roach, S.C., Solomon, M.S., Fifty key thinkers in international relations Routledge .(2008),

Ruggie, J., (1983), Continuity and Transformation in the World Polity: Towards a Neorealist Synthesis, in World politics. vol. 35, pp. 261-285 .

Reus-Smit, C., (2002), Imagining Society; Constructivism and the English School, in British journal of politics & international relations.vol. 4 (3), pp. 487-509.

Suganami, H., (2001), Alexander Wendt and the English School, in the Journal of international relations and development , vol. 17 (3), pp. 403-423.

Suganami, H., (2002), On Wendt’s Philosophy, in Review of international studies. , 28 (1), pp. 23-37

Biersteker, T. and Weber, C., (eds), (1996), Chapter one - State sovereignty as social construct . Cambridge. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

J. A. Vasquez 'War endings: What Science and Constructivism Can Tell Us', Millennium. (Vol. 26, No 3, 1997), pp. 651-678.

A. Wendt 'Levels of analysis vs agents and structures: Part III', Review of international studies. Vol 18(2), 1992, pp. 181-186.

J Weldes, ‘Constructing National Interests’, European journal of international relations. , vol. 2, no. 3 1996. pp. 275-318.

Karlsrud, John. Responsibility to protect and theorising normative change in international organisations: from Weber to the sociology of professions. Global responsibility to protect. , Volume 5 (1). (2014) pp. 327.

Matthew J. Hoffmann “Is Constructivist Ethics an Oxymoron? ” International studies review. 11 (2): (2009) 231-252

Payne, R. ‘Persuasion, frames and norm construction’ European journal of international relations. 7(1), (2001). 37-61.

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Week Eight: Critical Theory

Essential Reading:

Ø Introductory reading: Richard Devetak, ‘Critical Theory’, in Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations, fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), pp. 162-186.This is an E-book

Ø Theory in practice: Fontana, B. (2008). ‘Hegemony and Power in Gramsci’ In: Howson, R. and Smith, K. eds. Hegemony: studies in consensus and coercion . New York: Routledge, Ch.6.

Ø Edward Newman, ‘Critical Human Security Studies’, Review of international studies. ISSN: 0260-2105, vol.36, no.1, 2010. Pp. 77-94.

Further reading on Critical Theory

Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy ‘Critical Theory’, Available at, http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/critical-theory/

S. C. Roach, Critical theory of international politics : complementarity, justice, and governance (London: Routledge, 2010)

David Held, Introduction to Critical Theory (Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1980).

R. Wyn Jones Critical theory and world politics , (Boulder, 2001).

Gramsci, A. Selections from the prison notebooks of Antonio Gramsci .  Translated from Italian by Hoare, Q. and Nowell Smith, G. London: Lawrence and Wishart. (1971).

Adorno, T. and Horkheimer, B. Dialectic of Enlightenment  1997.

Rolf Wiggershaus The Frankfurt School : its history, theories, and political significance (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994)

Robert Cox ‘Social Forces, States and World Orders: Beyond International Relations Theory‘, Millennium. Vol. 10 No. 2 (1981). pp.  126-155.

Cox, Robert (1983), Gramsci, Hegemony and International Relations; an essay in method, Millennium , vol 12, pp 162-175.

Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1973)

S. Gill American hegemony and the trilateral commission (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990)

S. Gill (ed.), Gramsci, historical materialism and international relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993)

S. Gill. Gramsci, historical materialism and international relations  (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Craig Murphy, Global institutions, marginalization, and development (London: Routledge, 2005)

Kees Van Der Pijl, Transnational classes and international relations (London: Routledge, 1998).

Wallerstein, I., (1991), The Rise and Future Demise of the World Capitalist System: Concepts for Future Analysis, in Richard Little and Michael Smith (eds), Perspectives on World Politics ,  pg 305. Routledge.

Smith, H., (1994), Marxism and International Relations Theory, AJR Groom and Margot Light (eds), Contemporary international relations : a guide to theory ,  pp. 142-155 .  Pinter Pub. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

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Week 9: Feminism[s]

Required Reading

Ø Jacqui True, ‘Feminism’ in Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations, fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), pp. 241-265.This is an E-book

Ø Theory in Practice: Carol Cohn , Helen Kinsella & Sheri Gibbings, ‘Women, Peace and Security Resolution 1325’, International feminist journal of politics. ISSN: 1461-6742, 6:1 2004, pp. 130–140

Ø Robert Keohane, ‘Beyond Dichotomy: Conversations Between International Relations and Feminist Theory’, International studies quarterly. ISSN: 0020-8833, Volume 42, Issue 1 March 1998 Pages 193–197

Further Reading

Krook, M. and True, J. Rethinking the life cycles of international norms: The United Nations and the global promotion of gender equality. European journal of international relations  ., 18(1), 2012. pp.103-127.

Lucian Ashworth, “Feminism, War and the Prospects for International Government. International feminist journal of politics. , March 2011, 13(1) 24-42.

Cynthia H. Enloe Bananas, beaches & bases : making feminist sense of international politics (University of California Press 1989) ch. 1.

Shepherd and Linda Åhäll Eds., Gender, agency and political violence (Basingstoke: Palgrave 2012), ch. 2 and ch. 11. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

R. Charli Carpenter, ‘ Innocent women and children : gender, norms and the protection of civilians  ’  , (Ashgate, 2006), ch. 1, Introduction: Gender: Norms, and the Protection of Civilians.

Robert O. Keohane, ‘International Relations Theory: Contributions of a Feminist Standpoint’ , Millennium. Vol. 18, No.2, 1989 pp. 245-253

Jane L. Partpart and Marysia Zalewkski, Rethinking the man question : sex, gender and violence in international relations (Zed Books 2008), pp. 1-23.

Daniel Conway, ‘Contesting the Masculine State’ Jane L. Partpart and Marysia Zalewkski, Rethinking the man question : sex, gender and violence in international relations (Zed Books 2008), ch. 6.

Nadine Puechguirbal, ‘Discourses on Gender, Patriarchy and Resolution 1325: A Textual Analysis of UN Documents’, International peacekeeping. Vo. 17. No. 2. (2010) pp. 172-187

Pratt, Nicola Christine and Richter-Devroe, Sophie. (2011) Critically examining UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security. International feminist journal of politics., Vol.13 (No.4). pp. 489-503.

Elshtain, J., (1981) Public man, private woman : women in social and political thought . Oxford

Elshtain, J., (1995), Women and War .  Chicago.

Butler, J., (1993), Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex" . Routledge.

Butler, J., (1992), Feminists Theorize the Political . Routledge.

Butler, J., (1999), Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . Routledge.

Butler, J., (2004), The Judith Butler reader  Blackwell.

Sylvester, C., (1994), Feminist theory and international relations in a postmodern era .  Cambridge.

Hutchings, K, (2000) Towards a Feminist International Relations, in Review of international studies. ,  vol 26, pp. 111-130.

Kimberly Hutchings ‘Feminist Philosophy and International Relations Theory: A Review’. Women’s Philosophy Review, 27 (2001), pp. 31–60 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 31/08/2017)  - Available online: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/17618/

C.Cohn, H. Kinsella & S. Gibbings, Women, Peace and Security Resolution 1325’, International feminist journal of politics., 6:1 March 2004, 130–140

Ann Tickner, Gendering world politics : issues and approaches in the post-Cold War era (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001)

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Week Ten: Poststructuralism

Essential Readings

Ø Introductory reading: Richard Devetak 'Poststructuralism', in Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Eds), Theories of International Relations, fifth edition (Palgrave: 2013), 187-216.This is an E-book

Ø Theory in Practice: Simone Molin Friis (2017) ‘Behead, burn, crucify, crush’: Theorizing the Islamic State’s public displays of violenceEuropean journal of international relations. ISSN: 1354-0661. Online first: 10.1177/1354066117714416 

Ø Charlotte Epstein, ‘Constructivism or the eternal return of universals in International Relations. Why returning to language is vital to prolonging the owl’s flight’, European journal of international relations. ISSN: 1354-0661, Vol 19, Issue 3, 2013 499–519

Further Reading

Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Michael Foucault  , available at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/foucault/

Hansen, L 'Poststructuralism and Security '. in R A. Denemark (ed.), The International Studies Encyclopedia : Volume IX. vol. IX, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, MA, USA, pp. 5876-5892. 2010,

Beatrice Hanseen, Critique of violence : between poststructuralism and critical theory (Routledge 2000), ch. 2. And ch. 3.

Edkins, J. Poststructuralism and international relations : bringing the political back in , Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner. (1999)

J.Edkins ‘Poststructuralism’, in M. Griffiths (ed.). International relations theory for the twenty-first century : an introduction . London: Routledge. (2007).

Campbell, D. And Shapiro, M.J. Moral spaces : rethinking ethics and world politics .  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (1999).

Foucault, M. Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings . London: Harvester Wheat-sheaf. (1980).

Foucault, Michel Society must be defended : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 London: AllenLane. (2003).

Foucault, Michel Security, territory, population : lectures at the Collège de France, 1977-1978. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan(2009).

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Week Eleven: Conclusion & Exam Guidance

There is a lecture on "Exam Preperation" but no seminars in this final week

Please use this opportunity to revisit readings especially from the latter half of the module in order to prepare for the exam.

The following is an article which seeks to explain the relationship between constructivism and other approaches. In so doing, it may help you make sense of all of them.

Emmanuel Adler, "Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in World Politics." European journal of international relations. 3, no. 3, 1997, pp. 319-363.

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