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Language for Politics and Society, 2019/20, Semester L53

Modernity and Modernization 

Giddens, A. (1990) The consequences of modernity ISBN: 0745609236 (pbk); 0745607934, Ch.1, Cambridge: Polity Press, pp.1-54 [Minerva]  

Beck, U. (2016) ‘Varieties of second modernity and the cosmopolitan vision’, Theory, culture & society. ISSN: 0263-2764, 33 (7-8), pp. 257–70 [Minerva]  

Bauman, Z. (2000) Liquid modernity ISBN: 9780745624105 (pbk); 0745624103 (pbk); 074562409X, Cambridge: Polity Press 

University of Leeds (2018) The Bauman Institute [online] 

Palese, E. (2013) ‘Zygmunt Bauman. Individual and society in the liquid modernity’ Springer Plus, 2 (191), pp.1-4  Available online 

Beck, U., Giddens, A. and Lash, S. (1994) Reflexive modernization : politics, tradition and aesthetics in the modern social order ISBN: 0745612784 (pbk); 0745612776, Stanford: SUP 

Beck, U. (1992) The Risk Society, Thousand Oaks: Sage 

Chakrabarty, D. (2000) Provincializing Europe, Princeton: Princeton UP 

Eisenstadt, S. (2000), ‘Multiple Modernities’, Daedalus. ISSN: 0011-5266, Winter 129 (1), pp. 1-29   

Giddens, A. (1991) Modernity and Self-Identity, Cambridge: Polity Press 

Komlik, O. (ed.) (2017) ‘Giddens: We are suffering from ‘cosmopolitan overload’ and a huge task lies before us – to create responsible capitalism’ Interview with Kunushevci, L. (n.d.) Economic Sociology and Political Economy  Available from:  

Habermas, J. (1987) The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity, MIT Press 

Said, E. (1978) Orientalism, London: Penguin 

Therborn, G. (2003) ‘Entangled modernities’, European journal of social theory. ISSN: 1368-4310, 6 (3), pp. 293-305   

Brexit and the Crisis of Democracy in Britain 

Curtice, J. (2017) ‘Why Leave won the UK’s EU referendum’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 55 (Annual Review), pp.19-37  

Ford, R. and Goodwin, M. (2017) ‘Britain after Brexit: a nation divided,’ Journal of democracy. ISSN: 1045-5736 28 (January), pp.17–30  

Betts, A. (2016) ‘Why Brexit happened and what to do next’ TED [online] 

Guardian (2016) ‘EU referendum live results and analysis’ 

Clarke, H. D., Goodwin, M. and Whiteley, P. (2017) Brexit : why Britain voted to leave the European Union ISBN: 9781107150720 (hardback); 9781316605042 (paperback), Cambridge: CUP

Evans, G. and Menon, A. (2017) Brexit and British Politics, Cambridge: Polity Press 

Favell, A. and Barbulescu, R. (2018) ‘Brexit, “immigration” and anti-discrimination’, ch. 10 in Diamond et al (eds) The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit London: Routledge   

Kings College London (n.d.) ‘UK in a Changing Europe: Brexit what you need to know’ UK and EU [online] available at 

The European Mediterranean Migration Crisis 

Crawley, H., Duvell, F., Jones, K., McMahon, S. and Sigona, N. (2016) ‘Destination Europe? Understanding the dynamics and drivers of Mediterranean migration in 2015’, MEDMIG Final Report  Available from:

Crawley, H. and Skleparis, D. (2017) ‘Refugees, migrants, neither, both: categorical fetishism and the politics of bounding in Europe’s migration crisis’, Journal of ethnic and migration studies. ISSN: 1369-183x, pp. 1-17  

Geddes, A. et al (2012) ‘Migration, environmental change and the challenge of governance’ Environment and Planning, 30(6), pp. 951-967  Available online 

International Organisation for Migration (2017) World Migration Report 2018  Available from:  

Anderson, B. (2016) ‘Parasites and beasts of burden: rethinking the politics of migration’ , 9th June, University of Leeds 

University of Leeds (2018) Leeds Migration Research Network [online]

Betts, A. (ed.) Global migration governance [electronic resource] ISBN: 9780191723544 (ebook) : No price, Oxford: OUP   

Betts, A. and Collier, P. (2017) Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System, London: Penguin 

Betts, A. (2016) ‘Our refugee system is failing. Here’s how we can fix it’ TED [online] 

Boswell, C. and Geddes, A. (2010) Migration and mobility in the European Union ISBN: 9780230007482 (pbk.), London: Palgrave 

Collyer, M. and Samers, M. (2017) Migration, London: Routledge 

Koser, K. (2007) International Migration: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: OUP 

Kings College London (2015) ‘Immigration and Euroscepticism: the rising storm’ UK and EU [online] 

General Study

Cottrell, S. (2008) The Study Skills Handbook 3rd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan  

Cottrell, S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills 2nd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan  

Scott, J. (2014) Oxford Dictionary of Sociology 4th edition, Oxford: OUP  ** you do not need to purchase all 3 books - your tutor will recommend which one in week 1

Brown, G.; McLean, I. and McMillan, A. (2018) Oxford Concise Dictionary of Politics and International Relations 4th edition, Oxford: OUP  **you do not need to purchase all 3 books - your tutor will recommend which one in week 1

Chandler, D. and Munday, R. (2011) Oxford Dictionary of Media and Communication Oxford: OUP  **you do not need to purchase all 3 books - your tutor will recommend which one in week 1


This list was last updated on 10/07/2019