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  1. Module Reading 67 items
    1. Key Text - Suggested for student purchase 2 items
      1. Security studies: an introduction 2018

        Book Suggested for student purchase Where the third edition (2018) is not available, students may use the second edition (2013). However, it is your responsibility to ensure you read the appropriate chapters from the older edition.

      2. Security Studies: An Introduction - Paul D.; McDonald Williams 2018

        Book Core (Must Read)

    2. Recommended Texts 7 items
      1. Understanding security - Mike Bourne 2014

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. The evolution of international security studies - Buzan, Barry, Hansen, Lene 2009

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Contemporary security studies 2016

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Understanding global security - Peter Hough 2013

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Or previous editions

      5. Security: a critical introduction - Lee Jarvis, Jack Holland 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Global security cultures - Mary Kaldor 2018

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

    3. Background Texts 7 items
      1. Security: a new framework for analysis - Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver, Jaap de Wilde, Ole W℗æver 1998

        Book Background (Could Read)

      2. New and old wars: organized violence in a global era - Mary Kaldor 2012

        Book Background (Could Read)

      3. Man, the state, and war: a theoretical analysis - Kenneth N. Waltz 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Background (Could Read)

      4. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book Background (Could Read)

    4. Additional Ressources 51 items
      1. Documentaries 10 items
        There are many film and television documentaries (of varying quality) that engage with topics relevant to this course. Although they generally shouldn’t be used as ‘sources’, they can be an informative and entertaining way to immerse yourself in topics related to international security. Many can be viewed online and/or in Templeman Library.
        1. Dirty wars - Rick Rowley 2013 (videorecording)

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        2. Final Year 2018

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        3. Fog of War 2004

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        4. Gatekeepers [DVD 2013], 2013

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        5. No end in sight - Charles Ferguson 2007 (videorecording)

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        6. Taxi to the Dark Side - Alex Gibney 2008

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        7. The Trials of Henry Kissenger (DVD) - Alex Gibney Eugene Jarecki, Brian Cox

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        8. Vietnam War - A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick 2017

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        9. The White Helmets 2016

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        10. Why We Fight 2008

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Feature films 10 items
        In addition to documentaries, fictional(ised) films and television series can provide insight into popular understandings of war and peace and issues of international security.
        1. La battaglia di Algeri - Gillo Pontecorvo date of publication not identified (videorecording)

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        2. Black Hawk down - Ridley Scott 2011 (videorecording)

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        3. Bridge of spies - Tom Hanks, Alda 2016

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        4. Captain Phillips 2016

          Book Recommended (Should Read)

        5. Charlie Wilson's war - Tom Hanks, Adams 2010

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        6. Eye in the sky - Helen Mirren, Paul 2016

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        7. Hotel Rwanda - Terry George 2004 (videorecording)

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        8. The hurt locker - Kathryn Bigelow 2010 (videorecording)

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        9. Munich - Steven Spielberg 2006, c2005 (videorecording)

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

        10. Zero Dark Thirty - Katherine Bigelow Bigelow 2013

          Audio-visual document Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Podcasts 8 items
        Podcasts can be an enlightening and convenient source of information on war, conflict, foreign policy and international affairs. They often feature interviews with policymakers, journalists, commentators, and academics.
      4. Websites 23 items
        The official websites of government and inter-governmental organizations may be of use for background reading, research, and essay writing. See Moodle for additional websites.
        1. NATO - Homepage

          Website Recommended (Should Read)

        2. United Nations

          Article Recommended (Should Read)

        3. The White House

          Website Recommended (Should Read)

        4. Atlantic Council

          Website Recommended (Should Read)

        5. Crisis Group

          Website Recommended (Should Read)

        6. WikiLeaks

          Website Recommended (Should Read)

  2. WEEK 1: Introducing Security Studies 56 items
    - What does it mean to be ‘secure’? - What counts as ‘international security’? - How is Security Studies related to International Relations (IR) and its other sub-fields?
    1. Core Reading 3 items
      1. Power in International Politics - Michael Barnett, Raymond Duvall 2005-1

        Article Core (Must Read)

      2. An Introduction to Security Studies - P. D. Williams, M. McDonald

        Chapter Core (Must Read) Or earlier editions

    2. Recommended Reading 30 items
      1. Security Studies and the end of the Cold War - David A. Baldwin 10/1995

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. International and Global Security

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Strategy in the contemporary world: an introduction to strategic studies - John Baylis, James J. Wirtz, Colin S. Gray, James J. Wirtz 2010

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. People, states and fear: an agenda for international security studies in the post-cold warera - Barry Buzan 1991

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Especially the introduction

      5. The evolution of international security studies - Barry Buzan, Lene Hansen, ProQuest (Firm) 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Especially chapters 1-2

      6. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Strategy: a history - Lawrence Freedman 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Essentially Contested Concepts - W. B. Gallie 1956

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Modern strategy - Colin S. Gray 1999

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. The State, War, and the State of War - Kalevi J. Holsti 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Security: a critical introduction - Lee Jarvis, Jack Holland 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      12. Security and International Relations - Edward A. Kolodziej 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      13. Broadening the Agenda of Security Studies: Politics and Methods - Keith Krause, Michael C. Williams 10/1996

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      14. REDEFINING SECURITY. 1989

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      15. Security, identity and interests: a sociology of international relations - Bill McSweeney 1999

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Introduction and Chapter 1

      16. Rationality and the Analysis of International Conflict - Michael Nicholson 1992 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      17. What Is Security? - Emma Rothschild 1995

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      18. Contemporary security and strategy - Craig A. Snyder 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      19. Security studies today - Terry Terriff, Terry Terriff 1999

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Especially chapter 1

      20. REDEFINING SECURITY. 1989

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      21. Redefining Security - Richard H. Ullman 22/1983

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      22. The Renaissance of Security Studies - Stephen M. Walt 06/1991

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      23. Discord and collaboration: essays on international politics - Arnold Wolfers 1962

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

    3. Power in World Politics 9 items
      1. Power and international relations - David A. Baldwin 2016

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Power in global governance - Michael N. Barnett, Raymond Duvall 2005

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Power in world politics - Felix Berenskoetter, Michael J. Williams 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. The Concept of Power - Dahl, Robert A Jul 1, 1957

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Power: a radical view - Steven Lukes, British Sociological Association 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. The sources of social power - Michael Mann, American Council of Learned Societies 2012-2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Volumes 1-4

      7. Soft power: the means to success in world politics - Joseph S. Nye c2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. The power of power politics: from classical realism to neotraditionalism - John A. Vasquez, ebrary, Inc 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

    4. Perspectives on Violence and War from Outside IR 14 items
      1. On violence - Hannah Arendt 1970

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. The rebel: an essay on man in revolt - Albert Camus, Herbert Read 1991

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. The great war for civilisation: the conquest of the Middle East - Robert Fisk 2006

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Violence, Peace, and Peace Research - Johan Galtung 1969

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Why men rebel - Ted Robert Gurr 2016

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. War is a force that gives us meaning - Chris Hedges 2003

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Dispatches - Michael Herr 2004

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. The logic of violence in civil war - Stathis N. Kalyvas, Dawsonera 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      9. The soccer war - Ryszard Kapuściński 2007

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. The sociology of war and violence - Siniša Malešević, ProQuest (Firm) 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Obedience to authority: an experimental view - Stanley Milgram 2010

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      12. Homage to Catalonia - G. Orwell 1986

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      13. The art of war - Sunzi 2014

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

  3. WEEK 2: Realism and War 60 items
    - Has the nature of warfare changed fundamentally in the post-Cold War era? - How relevant is Clausewitz for contemporary understandings of security? - What are the core assumptions underpinning Realist IR theory/theories?
    1. Core Reading 4 items
      1. Realisms - M. A. Jenson, C. Elman

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

    2. Recommended Reading 35 items
      1. Conceptual Models and the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham T. Allison 09/1969

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. The twenty years' crisis, 1919-1939 - E. H. Carr, Michael Cox 2016

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. On war - Carl von Clausewitz, Michael Howard, Peter Paret, Bernard Brodie 1984

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Peace and Violence - H. Dexter

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      5. War, Politics, and RMA: The Legacy of Clausewitz - A. Echevarria 1995/96

        Document Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Clausewitz and contemporary war - Antulio Joseph Echevarria, ProQuest (Firm) 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Brother Can You Spare a Paradigm? (Or Was Anybody Ever a Realist?) - Peter D. Feaver, Gunther Hellman, Randall L. Schweller, Jeffery W. Taliaferro, William C. Wohlforth, Jeffery W. Lergo and Andrew Moravcsik 2000

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      8. War and Change in World Politics - Robert Gilpin 1981 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. Idealist Internationalism and the Security Dilemma - John H. Herz 1950-1

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Understanding modern warfare - David Jordan 2016

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      12. Diplomacy - Henry A. Kissinger 1994

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      13. The tragedy of Great Power politics - John J. Mearsheimer 2001

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      14. Realism: A Problematic Paradigm - S. Molloy 03/2003

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      15. The hidden history of realism: a genealogy of power politics - Seán Molloy 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      16. Scientific man vs. power politics - Hans Joachim Morgenthau 1965

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      17. Politics among nations: the struggle for power and peace - Hans Joachim Morgenthau, Kenneth W. Thompson, W. David Clinton 2006

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      18. Arms and influence - Thomas C. Schelling 1966

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      19. Neorealism's status‐quo bias: What security dilemma? - Randall L. Schweller 03/1996

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      20. The Level-of-Analysis Problem in International Relations - J. David Singer 10/1961

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      21. Realist Thought from Weber to Kissinger (Political Traditions in Foreign Policy Series) - Michael J. Smith September 1990 (Paperback)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      22. John H. Herz and the Resurrection of Classical Realism - Casper Sylvest 12/2008

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      23. The Melian Dialogue - Thucydides

        Document Recommended (Should Read)

      24. The origins of alliances - Stephen M. Walt, Middle East 1990

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      25. Man, the state, and war: a theoretical analysis - Kenneth N. Waltz 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      26. Theory of international politics - Kenneth N. Waltz c1979

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      27. War - P. D. Williams

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

    3. The ‘New Wars’ Debate 8 items
      1. The shield of Achilles: war, peace and the course of history - Philip Bobbitt 2002

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Review article: War in the new international order - Michael Clarke 07/2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. How Has War Changed since the End of the Cold War? - C. Gray 2005

        Document Recommended (Should Read)

      4. New and old wars: organized violence in a global era - Mary Kaldor 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      5. “New” and “Old” Civil Wars: A Valid Distinction? - Stathis N. Kalyvas 10/2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

    4. US-China Relations 13 items
      1. Destined for war: can America and China escape Thucydides's trap? - Graham T. Allison 2017

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. China's Century?: Why America's Edge Will Endure - Michael Beckley 2012/01/01

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Can China Avoid the Thucydides Trap? - ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI 04/2014

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Rethinking global governance: a China model in the making? - Lai-Ha Chan, Pak K. Lee, Gerald Chan 03/2008

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. China, the United States, and global order - Rosemary Foot, Andrew Walter 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. The Future of U.S.-China Relations: Is Conflict Inevitable? - Aaron L. Friedberg 2005/11/30

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. U.S., China and Thucydides. 2013

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

  4. WEEK 3: Liberalism, Order, and Institutions 59 items
    - Are democracies more peaceful than non-democracies? - How and why was the Liberal Order created? - What is the difference between an alliance and an institution?
    1. Core Reading 4 items
      1. Liberalisms - C. Navari

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

    2. Recommended Reading 41 items
      1. Security Communities 1998

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Neorealism and neoliberalism: the contemporary debate - David A. Baldwin 1993

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. The anarchical society: a study of order in World politics - Hedley Bull, Stanley Hoffmann, Andrew Hurrell 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. A Liberal International Order? - W. Brown

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Imposing the ‘Liberal Peace’ - David Chandler 03/2004

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Bounding power: republican security theory from the polis to the global village - Daniel H. Deudney 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Universal human rights in theory and practice - Jack Donnelly, ProQuest (Firm) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Liberalism and World Politics - Michael W. Doyle 12/1986

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Liberalism - T. Dunne

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      10. Liberal world orders - British Academy 2013

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Liberal Order in a Post-Western World - T. Flockhart

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      12. The end of history and the last man - Francis Fukuyama 1992

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      13. At the 'End of History' Still Stands Democracy - F. Fukuyama 2014

        Webpage Recommended (Should Read)

      14. War, Security and the Liberal State - Vivienne Jabri 03/2006

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      15. After hegemony: cooperation and discord in the world political economy - Robert O. Keohane 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      16. Power and interdependence - Robert O. Keohane, Joseph S. Nye c2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Part 1

      17. Kant or Cant: The Myth of the Democratic Peace - Christopher Layne 23/1994

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      18. Designing peace: Cyprus and institutional innovations in divided societies - Neophytos Loizides 2016 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      19. International Society and Global Governance - SAMUEL M. MAKINDA 09/2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      20. The False Promise of International Institutions - John J. Mearsheimer 24/1994

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      21. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      22. Saving liberal peacebuilding - ROLAND PARIS 2010-4

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      23. A liberal theory of international law - Slaughter, Anne-MarieAlvarez, Jose E Sep 1997

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      24. Justice and the genesis of war - David A. Welch 1993

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      25. The UK and EU Foreign and Security Policy: An Optional Extra - Richard G. Whitman 04/2016

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      26. The Discipline of the Democratic Peace: - MICHAEL C. WILLIAMS 12/2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

    3. NATO and NATO Enlargement 14 items
      1. NATO: the practice and politics of transformation - Paul Cornish 01/2004

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Nato: globalization or redundancy? - Andrew Cottey 12/2004

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Beyond the West: Terrors in Transatlantia - Cox, Michael Jun 2005

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      4. NATO's enlargement: anatomy of a decision - Jonathan Eyal 10/1997

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Regional Organizations - L. Fawcett

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      6. What is NATO for? - Anthony Forster, William Wallace 12/2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. NATO's persistence after the cold war - Robert B. McCalla 1996-6

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Back to the Future: Instability in Europe after the Cold War - John J. Mearsheimer 22/1990

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Frontline Ukraine: crisis in the borderlands - Richard Sakwa 2015 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. NATO: from Kosovo to Kabul - JAMES SPERLING, MARK WEBBER 05/2009

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      11. From Alliance to Security Community: NATO, Russia, and the Power of Identity - Michael C. Williams, Iver B. Neumann 06/2000

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

  5. WEEK 4: Constructivism and Securitization 57 items
    - What does it mean to claim that something (e.g. security) is ‘socially constructed’? - How do you understand ‘securitization’? - Why and how have immigrants and refugees been designated as threats to security?
    1. Core Readings 4 items
      1. The Mediatization and the Politicization of the “Refugee Crisis” in Europe - Michał Krzyżanowski, Anna Triandafyllidou, Ruth Wodak 03/04/2018

        Article Core (Must Read)

      2. Constructivisms - M. McDonald

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

      3. Constructing national interests: the United States and the Cuban missile crisis - Jutta Weldes, ProQuest (Firm) c1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Core (Must Read)

    2. Recommended Readings 29 items
      1. Seizing the Middle Ground: - EMANUEL ADLER 09/1997

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Security communities - Emanuel Adler, Michael N. Barnett 1998

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Rules for the world: international organizations in global politics - Michael N. Barnett, Martha Finnemore, uthor, ProQuest (Firm) 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      5. War and/of Words: Constructing WMD in US Foreign Policy - Michelle Bentley 01/2013

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Chapter 3 of Understanding security

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Modern hatreds: the symbolic politics of ethnic war - Stuart J. Kaufman 2001

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Narrative and the making of US national security - Ronald R. Krebs 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. The Study of Discourse in International Relations: - JENNIFER MILLIKEN 06/1999

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      11. World of our making: rules and rule in social theory and international relations - Nicholas Greenwood Onuf 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      12. Constructing national interests: the United States and the Cuban missile crisis - Jutta Weldes, ProQuest (Firm) c1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      13. The agent-structure problem in international relations theory - Alexander E. Wendt 1987-6

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      14. Constructing International Politics - Alexander Wendt 22/1995

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      15. Social Theory of International Politics - Alexander Wendt 1999 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      16. Why a World State is Inevitable - Wendt, Alexander Dec 2003

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      17. Normative power Europe: empirical and theoretical perspectives - Richard G. Whitman 2011

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

    3. The Copenhagen School 11 items
      1. Introduction: ‘What kind of theory – if any – is securitization?’ - Thierry Balzacq, Stefano Guzzini 03/2015

        Article Recommended (Should Read) See also the other articles in the Forum.

      2. Security: a new framework for analysis - Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver, Jaap de Wilde, Ole W℗æver 1998

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Contemporary security analysis and Copenhagen peace research - Stefano Guzzini, Dietrich Jung 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Theorizing the image for Security Studies - Lene Hansen 03/2011

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Securitization - J. Nyman

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Towards a Theory of Securitization: Copenhagen and Beyond - Stritzel, Holger Sep 2007

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Politics, security, theory - Ole Wæver 08/2011

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

    4. Securitization, Migrants and Refugees 13 items
      1. Crossing Borders: International Migration and National Security - Fiona B. Adamson 2006/07/31

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Migration and Refugees - S. Bali

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      3. The European Union and the Securitization of Migration - Jef Huysmans 12/2000

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Security and the Political Economy of International Migration - CHRISTOPHER RUDOLPH 11/2003

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Imagining Communities Through Immigration Policies - Tamara Vukov 09/2003

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

  6. WEEK 5: Independent Study Week 0 items
  7. WEEK 6: Critical Approaches 63 items
    - What makes critical theory critical, exactly? - How do you understand ‘emancipation’ in the context of security? - Are feminist approaches in Security Studies useful beyond ‘women’s issues’?
    1. Core Reading 5 items
      1. Critical Theory - P. Bilgin

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

      2. The Imperial Peace: - TARAK BARKAWI, MARK LAFFEY 12/1999

        Article Core (Must Read)

      3. Security and emancipation - Ken Booth 10/1991

        Article Core (Must Read)

      4. Feminisms - S. Whitworth

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

    2. Recommended Reading 37 items
      1. Poststructuralism - L. Ahall

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      2. The Poverty of Neorealism - Richard K. Ashley 1984

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. The postcolonial moment in security studies - TARAK BARKAWI, MARK LAFFEY 2006-4

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Performing security: The imaginative geographies of current US strategy - Luiza Bialasiewicz, David Campbell, Stuart Elden, Stephen Graham 2007-5

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. US power in Latin America: renewing hegemony - Rubrick Biegon 2017 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Axis of Evil or Access to Diesel? - Andreas Bieler, Adam David Morton 10/06/2015

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Global capitalism, global war, global crisis - Andreas Bieler 2018

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. State terrorism and neoliberalism: the north in the south - Ruth Blakeley, Dawsonera 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Critical theory in international relations and security studies: interviews and reflections - Shannon Brincat, Laura Lima, João Nunes, Shannon Brincat 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. World orders, old and new - Noam Chomsky 1997 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Virtuous war: mapping the military-industrial-media-entertainment network - James Der Derian, ProQuest (Firm) 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      12. Critical theorists and international relations - Jenny Edkins, Nick Vaughan-Williams 2009

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      13. Poststructuralism - L. Hansen

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      14. The new imperialism - David Harvey 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      15. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      16. Marxist Theories of International Relations - S. Hobden, R. Wyn Jones

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      17. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      18. Postcolonialism - N. Manchamda

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      19. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      20. Noam Chomsky and the realist tradition - RONALD OSBORN 2009-4

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      21. Security as Hegemony - Pasha, Mustapha Kamal Jan 1, 1996

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      22. Militarism and security: Dialogue, possibilities and limits - Anna Stavrianakis, Maria Stern 02/2018

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      23. Security, strategy, and critical theory - Richard Wyn Jones 1999

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

    3. Gender and Feminist Approaches 21 items
      1. Mothers, monsters, whores: women's violence in global politics - Laura Sjoberg, Caron E. Gentry c2007

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Gender and the EU's Support for Security Sector Reform in Fragile Contexts - Nadine Ansorg, Toni Haastrup 07/2018

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. The Heart of the Matter: The Security of Women and the Security of States - Valerie M. Hudson, Mary Caprioli, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Rose McDermott 01/2009

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Bare branches: the security implications of Asia's surplus male population - Valerie M. Hudson, Andrea M. den Boer, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs c2004

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2012

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Femina Sacra: The `War on/of Terror', Women and the Feminine - Cristina Masters 02/2009

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

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

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Women, Peace and Security - A. Swaine

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Feminist international relations: an unfinished journey - Christine Sylvester, ProQuest (Firm) 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. Faking it: U.S. hegemony in a "post-phallic" era - Cynthia Weber 1999

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Taking Feminist Violence Seriously in Feminist International Relations - Marysia Zalewski, Anne Sisson Runyan 09/2013

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

  8. WEEK 7: Political Economy and Human Security 50 items
    - Does greater economic development lead to greater security? - What drives the privatization of the political economy of security? - Is poverty a threat to international security?
    1. Core Reading 4 items
      1. International Arms Trade - W. Hartung

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

    2. Recommended Reading 32 items
      1. Development - D. Beswick

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Mercenaries, pirates, bandits and empires - Alejandro Colás 2010

        Book Recommended (Should Read) fp

      3. The bottom billion: why the poorest countries are failing and what can be done about it - Paul Collier, MyiLibrary 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. The chain of security - Marieke de Goede 01/2018

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Development, security and unending war: governing the world of peoples - Mark R. Duffield 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Whose hunger?: concepts of famine, practices of aid - Jenny Edkins c2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      7. THE MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. - Fallows, James 2002

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Eisenhower’s Warning - William D. Hartung 2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Development and Security: Origins and Future - Björn Hettne 02/2010

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      10. The risk pivot - Bruce D. Jones 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read) fp

      11. Energy Security - M. T. Klare

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      12. Resource wars: the new landscape of global conflict - Michael T. Klare 2002

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      13. Rising powers, shrinking planet: the new geopolitics of energy - Michael T. Klare 2009

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      14. Health - C. McInnes

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      15. From security to risk: reframing global health threats - Colin McInnes, Anne Roemer-Mahler 01/11/2017

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      16. Globalization, Development, and Security - N. Poku, J. Therkelsen

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      17. Energy Security - S. Raphael, D. Stokes

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      18. Spaces of security and development - Simon Reid-Henry 02/2011

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      19. Blackwater: the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army - Jeremy Scahill c2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      20. Development as freedom - Amartya Sen 2001

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      21. Economic Security - G. M. Shiffman

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      22. Corporate warriors: the rise of the privatized military industry - P. W. Singer c2008

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      23. Small Arms Control and the Reproduction of Imperial Relations - Anna Stavrianakis 04/2011

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      24. Global energy security and American hegemony - Doug Stokes, Sam Raphael 2010

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      25. Poverty - C. Thomas, P. Williams

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

    3. Human Security 14 items
      1. Human Security - East Versus West - Acharya, A. 2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Human Security - G. H. Gjorv

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Human Security - F. O. Hampson

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Gender, Resistance and Human Security - Gunhild Hoogensen, Kirsti Stuvøy 06/2006

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Rethinking Human Security 2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Critical human security studies - EDWARD NEWMAN 2010-1

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Human Security: Paradigm Shift or Hot Air? - Roland Paris 2001/10/01

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Human Security - R. Persaud

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      9. The Utility of Human Security: Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention - NICHOLAS THOMAS, WILLIAM T. TOW 06/2002

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      10. Human Development Report 1994 - United Nations Development Programme

        Document Recommended (Should Read) Especially Chapter 2

  9. WEEK 8: Terrorism and Counter-terrorism 63 items
    - To what extent does ‘terrorism’ operate as a discourse constituting threat? - Can the ‘war on terror’ be won? - What constitutes the greatest threat: international terrorism or responses to it?
    1. Core Readings 5 items
      1. Fixing the Meaning of 9/11: Hegemony, Coercion, and the Road to War in Iraq - Ronald R. Krebs, Jennifer K. Lobasz 24/08/2007

        Article Core (Must Read)

      2. The Strategies of Terrorism - Andrew H. Kydd 2006/07/31

        Article Core (Must Read)

      3. Counterterrorism - P. Pillar

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

      4. Terrorism - P. Rogers

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

    2. Additional Resources 36 items
      1. The Political Effectiveness of Terrorism Revisited - Max Abrahms 03/2012

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Defining international terrorism: A pragmatic approach - Thomas J. Badey 03/1998

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Obama's foreign policy: ending the war on terror - Michelle Bentley, Jack Holland 2014

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. The infernal machine: an alternative history of terrorism - Matthew Carr, Matthew Carr 2010

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      5. Terrorism and Human Rights - Conor Gearty 06/2007

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Inside terrorism - Bruce Hoffman 2017

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Critical terrorism studies: a new research agenda - Richard Jackson, Marie Smyth, Jeroen Gunning, Dawsonera 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. The British army in Northern Ireland 1969–1972: From policing to counter‐terror - Caroline Kennedy‐Pipe, Colin McInnes 06/1997

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      9. The new global terrorism: characteristics, causes, controls - Charles W. Kegley, Charles W. Kegley c2003

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      10. Terrorism and Globalization - J. D. Kiras

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      11. A history of terrorism - Walter Laqueur c2001

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      12. Terrorism - B. Lutz, J. Lutz

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      13. Global terrorism - James M. Lutz, Brenda J. Lutz, Brenda J. Lutz 2013

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      14. Global terrorism - James M. Lutz, Brenda J. Lutz, Brenda J. Lutz 2013

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      15. Understanding terrorism: challenges, perspectives, and issues - Gus Martin 2018

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      16. Hardly Existential - John Mueller

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      17. Terrorism and counterterrorism - Brigitte Lebens Nacos 2016

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      18. The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism - ROBERT A. PAPE 2003-8

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      19. War of the flea: the classic study of guerrilla warfare - Robert Taber, Brad E. O'Neill 2002

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      20. Terrorism, talking and transformation: a critical approach - Harmonie Toros 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      21. Terrorism: a very short introduction - Charles Townshend 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      22. The Challenges of Conceptualizing Terrorism - LEONARD WEINBERG, AMI PEDAHZUR, SIVAN HIRSCH-HOEFLER 01/2004

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      23. Rethinking terrorism - Colin Wight 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      24. Terrorism versus democracy: the liberal state response - Paul Wilkinson c2011

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      25. Forget September 11 - Maja Zehfuss 06/2003

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

    3. Al-Qaeda, ISIS and ‘New Terrorism’ 9 items
      1. The longest war: the enduring conflict between America and al-Qaeda - Peter L. Bergen 2011

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Al-Qaeda: the true story of radical Islam - Jason Burke 2007

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the global jihadist movement - Daniel Byman 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read) fp

      4. The rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the new Sunni revolution - Patrick Cockburn 2015

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      5. *Unholy wars: Afghanistan, America, and international terrorism - John K. Cooley 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. The ‘New Terrorism’: Revolution or Evolution? - Antony Field 05/2009

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. The “New Terrorism” and its Critics - Ersun N. Kurtulus 06/2011

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

    4. Neoconservatism, US Foreign Policy and the Iraq War 13 items
      1. The Case for American Empire - Max Boot October 15, 2001

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Realism, Liberalism and the Iraq War - Daniel Deudney, G. John Ikenberry 04/07/2017

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. After the neocons: America at the crossroads - Francis Fukuyama 2006

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      4. Iraq, Imperialism and Global Governance - Eric Herring, Glen Rangwala 06/2005

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. The Reluctant Imperialist - Mallaby, Sebastian Mar/Apr 2002

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      6. The Unipolar Moment - Krauthammer, C. 1991

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Toward a Neo-Reaganite Foreign Policy - Kristol, W.; Kagan, R. 1996

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Fiasco - Thomas E. Ricks 2007

        Book Recommended (Should Read) fp

      9. The Bush Doctrine and the Iraq War: Neoconservatives Versus Realists - Brian C. Schmidt, Michael C. Williams 22/05/2008

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      10. Why Neoconservatism Still Matters - J. Vaisse

        Document Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Plan of attack - Bob Woodward 2004

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

  10. WEEK 9: Counterinsurgency and Repression 48 items
    - How is counterinsurgency related to counterterrorism? - Can the state be a ‘terrorist’? - Why do states engage in torture?
    1. Core Reading 4 items
      1. Why torture? - RUTH BLAKELEY 2007-7

        Article Core (Must Read)

      2. Counterinsurgency - J. Spear

        Chapter Core (Must Read)

    2. Recommended Reading 21 items
      1. The Petraeus Doctrine - The Atlantic - A. Bacevich

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Revisiting Counterinsurgency - Daniel Branch, Elisabeth Jean Wood 03/2010

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Abu Ghraib: The Hidden Story - Mark Danner The Editors Clifford Geertz Jason Epstein Michael Kimmelman Joshua Jelly-Schapiro Lucas Adams Gaiutra Bahadur Gabrielle Bellot Lucy Jakub 2004

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      4. The State of State Repression Research Since the 1990s - Christian Davenport, Molly Inman 09/2012

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      5. The Condor years - John Dinges 2005

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      6. Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq - Hoffman, Bruce 2004

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      7. Dirty Wars: Counterinsurgency in Vietnam and Today - David Hunt 03/2010

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Genocide and Crimes against Humanity - A. Jones

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Countering global insurgency - David J. Kilcullen 08/2005

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      10. Counter-insurgency - David Kilcullen 12/2006

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      11. Rage Against the Machines: Explaining Outcomes in Counterinsurgency Wars - Jason Lyall, Isaiah Wilson 2009-1

        Article Recommended (Should Read)

      12. The Gamble - Thomas E Ricks 2009

        Book Recommended (Should Read) fp

      13. Government violence and repression: an agenda for research - Michael Stohl, George A. Lopez 1986

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      14. Outsourced empire: how militias, mercenaries, and contractors support US statecraft - Andrew Thomson 2018 (electronic resources)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      15. The Phoenix program - Douglas Valentine 1990

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

    3. State Terrorism 14 items
      1. Weapon of the strong: conversations on US state terrorism - Cihan Aksan, Jon Bailes, ProQuest (Firm) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)