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This list relates to the semester Semester 2 2017 which ended on 31/12/2017
  1. Week 1: 4 items
    1. Empires - Michael W. Doyle, American Council of Learned Societies 1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 1: Imperialism and Empire

    2. Chapter 2: International Hierarchy - David Lake 2011

      Chapter Required

    3. War, Religion and Empire: The Transformation of International Orders - Andrew Phillips 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read Chapter 1: What are International orders?

  2. Week 2: Seminar 1: Empire, hegemony and hierarchy: the concepts 23 items
    1. Hierarchies in World Politics - Janice Bially Mattern, Ayşe Zarakol 2016

      Article Required

    2. Chapter 1: Empires in history - Alejandro Colas 2007

      Chapter Required

    3. What's at Stake in the American Empire Debate - Daniel H. Nexon, Thomas Wright 2007

      Article Required

    4. Empires - Michael W. Doyle, American Council of Learned Societies 1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Athens and Sparta: Empire and Hegemony

    5. Thucydides and hegemony: Athens and the United States - Richard Ned Lebow, Robert Kelly Oct 2001

      Article Recommended

    6. The Paradox of Hegemony: - Bruce Cronin 03/2001

      Article Recommended

    7. The political systems of empires - S. N. Eisenstadt 1969

      Book Recommended

    8. War and change in world politics - Robert Gilpin, Ebooks Corporation 1981 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Growth and Expansion

    9. Chapter 1: World Order - Michael Hardt, Antonio` Negri 2000

      Chapter Recommended

    10. Empire: a very short introduction - Stephen Howe 2002

      Book Recommended

    11. Chapter 1: Empire: A word and its meanings - D. C. B. Lieven 2000

      Chapter Recommended

    12. Empire and order: the concept of empire, 800-1800 - James Muldoon 1999

      Book Recommended

    13. Lords of all the world: ideologies of empire in Spain, Britain and France c.1500-c.1800 - Anthony Pagden c1995 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read chapter 1: The Legacy of Rome

    14. The evolution of international society: a comparative historical analysis - Adam Watson 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 1: Scope and Definitions and Chapter 5: Classical Greece: Independence and Hegemony

    15. Systems of states - Martin Wight 1977

      Book Recommended

    16. The Paradox of Hegemony: - Bruce Cronin 03/2001

      Article Recommended

    17. Thucydides and Hegemony: Athens and the United States - Richard Ned Lebow, Robert Kelly 2001

      Article Recommended

    18. Empires - Michael W. Doyle, American Council of Learned Societies 1986 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 3: Athens and Sparta: Empire and Hegemony

  3. Week 3: Seminar 2: Europe: From Christendom to Westphalia 21 items
    1. Primary Document 1 item
    2. On sovereignty: four chapters from the six books of the commonwealth - Jean Bodin, Julian H. Franklin 1992 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes, J. C. A. Gaskin 1998 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    4. Compromising Westphalia - Stephen D. Krasner 1995

      Article Recommended

    5. Sovereignty: organized hypocrisy - Stephen D. Krasner c1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pp.3-42

    6. The development of the modern state: a sociological introduction - Gianfranco Poggi 1978

      Book Recommended

    7. State identities and the homogenisation of peoples - Heather Rae c2002

      Book Recommended Read chapter 2: The 'Other' within Christian Europe: State building in early modern Spain

    8. The sovereign state and its competitors: an analysis of systems change - H. Spruyt c1994

      Book Recommended

    9. Bringing the state back in - Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Theda Skocpol, Peter B. Evans 1985 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pp.169-191: War-making and State-making as organized crime

    10. The Languages of political theory in early-modern Europe - Anthony Pagden 1987 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read pp.99-119: The "Modern" theory of natural law

    11. The Thirty Years War: Europe's tragedy - Peter H. Wilson 2011

      Book Recommended

  4. Week 4: Seminar 3: Empires in the Pre-modern International System (2): Islam 21 items
    1. Chapter 11: Restructuring the thirteenth century world system - Janet Abu Lughod 1989

      Chapter Required

    2. Please also read AT LEAST 2 of the following 4 items
      1. Chapter 4: Islam Triumphant - Karen Armstrong 2001

        Chapter Required

      2. Chapter 2: The Muslim Community in History - John L. Esposito 2005

        Chapter Required

      3. International orders in the early modern world: before the rise of the West - Shogo Suzuki, Yongjin Zhang, Joel Quirk 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read: Europe, Islam and Pax Ottomana, 1453-1774

    3. Approaches to world order - Robert W. Cox, Timothy J. Sinclair 1996 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Towards a posthegemonic conceptualization of world order: reflections on the relevancy of Ibn Khaldun

    4. Islam and the languages of modernity - Dale F Eickelman Winter 2000

      Article Recommended

    5. Chapter 2: The Muslim Community in History - John L. Esposito 2005

      Chapter Recommended For online access to this chapter, see this same reference above.

    6. Chapter 2: Pan-Islamism, State Sovereignty, and International Organization - Sohail H Hashmi 1997

      Chapter Recommended

    7. A history of the Arab peoples - Albert Hourani 1992

      Book Recommended

    8. Islamic imperialism: a history - Efraim Karsh 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. Chapter 3: Christendom and the House of Islam - Edward Keene 2005

      Chapter Recommended

    10. A history of Islamic societies - Ira M. Lapidus 2002

      Book Recommended

    11. Chapter 7: 'Islam in AfroEurasia – a Bridge Civilization' - Bruce B. Lawrence 2010

      Chapter Recommended

    12. Chapter 2: Before, during and after the West: Islam, Muslims and the Umma - Peter G. Mandaville 2001

      Chapter Recommended

    13. Chapter 10: The Ottoman Empire and the European States System - Thomas Naff 1984

      Chapter Recommended

    14. Worlds at war: the 2,500-year struggle between East and West - Anthony Pagden 2008

      Book Recommended

    15. Chapter 3: The theory and practice of territorial pluralism - James P. Piscatori 2010

      Chapter Recommended

    16. The evolution of international society: a comparative historical analysis - Adam Watson 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 11: The Islamic State pp. 85-90

  5. Week 5. Seminar 4: Empires in the pre-modern international system (1): China as an international system. 23 items
    1. Chapter 2: East Asian International Society - Shogo Suzuki 2009

      Chapter Required

    2. China unbound: evolving perspectives on the Chinese past - Paul A. Cohen 2003 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. Chapter 11: China's Entry into International Society - Gerrit Gong 1984

      Chapter Recommended

    4. The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation - John M. Hobson 2004

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 3 and 9.

    5. Chapter 2 Empire by Land - Stephen Howe 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Confucian China and its modern fate: a trilogy - Joseph Richmond Levenson 1968.

      Book Recommended Read: Volume 1

    7. International orders in the early modern world: before the rise of the West - Shogo Suzuki, Yongjin Zhang, Joel Quirk 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Curious and exotic encounters: Europeans as supplicants in the Chinese Imperium, 1513 - 1793.

  6. Week 6: Seminar 5: Empire, civilization and sovereignty: Empire and the ‘expansion of international society’. 22 items
    1. Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law - Antony Anghie 2005

      Book Required Read Chapter 1: Francisco de Vitoria and the origins of international law

    2. Legitimacy in international society - Ian Clark 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read: Chapter 2 ‘Europe and the Scope of International Society’

    3. Primary Documents 1 item
      1. Chapter 7: Requerimiento - Charles Gibson 1968

        Chapter Required Primary Document

    4. The empire of civilization: the evolution of an imperial idea - Brett Bowden 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 5: The expansion of Europe and the Classical Standard of Civilization

    5. The Expansion of international society - Adam Watson, Hedley Bull 1984

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 8: The Emergence of a Universal International Society’ pp.117-126

    6. The black Atlantic: modernity and double consciousness - Paul Gilroy 1993

      Book Recommended

    7. The Eastern Origins of Western Civilisation - John M. Hobson 2004

      Book Recommended Read Chapters 7 and 8.

    8. International orders in the early modern world: before the rise of the West - Shogo Suzuki, Yongjin Zhang, Joel Quirk 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. The modern world-system: IV: Centrist liberalism triumphant, 1789-1914 - Immanuel Wallerstein c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. International theory: the three traditions - Martin Wight, Gabriele Wight, Brian Porter, Hedley Bull 1992

      Book Recommended

  7. Week 7: Seminar 6: Pax Britannica and the puzzle of liberal Empire 26 items
    1. The Imperialism of Free Trade - John Gallagher, Ronald Robinson 08/1953

      Article Required

    2. Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law - Antony Anghie 2005

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 2 ‘Finding the peripheries: colonialism in nineteenth century international law’

    3. British imperialism in the nineteenth century - C. C. Eldridge 1984

      Book Recommended

    4. Empire: how Britain made the modern world - Niall Ferguson 2007

      Book Recommended

    5. Economics and empire, 1830-1914 - D. K. Fieldhouse 1973

      Book Recommended

    6. Governance Without Government : order and change in world politics 1992

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 2: Governance without government: polyarchy in nineteenth-century European international politics

    7. Chapter 3: Free trade Cosmopolitanism in Britain, 1846-1914’ - Anthony Howe 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    8. Liberalism and empire: a study in nineteenth-century British liberal thought - Uday Singh Mehta 1999

      Book Recommended

  8. Week 8: Seminar 7: New Imperialism: the Great Transformation 18 items
    1. Chapter 3: The Age of Empire - E. J. Hobsbawm 1994

      Chapter Required

    2. Chapter 7: Imperial Rivalries - James Joll 2006

      Chapter Required

    3. Primary Documents 2 items
      1. Free Trade and Foreign Policy - J A Hobson Jul 1, 1898

        Article Required Primary document

      2. Lenin: Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism - A Popular Outline

        Webpage Required Primary document. Read: The Division of the World Among the Great Powers.

    4. The Globalization of International Society 19/01/2017

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 7: Imperial Rivalry and the First Global War’

    5. Power, Order, and Change in World Politics 2014

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 9: Nations, states and empires

    6. Pages 4-28: Imperialism: A Study [1902] - John Hobson 1961

      Chapter Recommended

    7. The coming of the First World War - Robert John Weston Evans, H. Pogge von Strandmann 2001.

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 1": Europe on the Eve of the First World War’

    8. Pages 15-34: The Marxist Theory of Imperialism - T. Kemp 1972

      Chapter Recommended

    9. Diplomacy - Henry Kissinger 1994

      Book Recommended

    10. The transformation of the world: a global history of the nineteenth century - Jürgen Osterhammel, Patrick Camiller 2014 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    11. Chapter 1: The dynamics of imperialism: the perspective of a century 1815-1914 - Tony Smith 1981

      Chapter Recommended For online access to this chapter, see this same reference in Week 7

    12. Chapter 3: Germany and the pattern of late development. - Jack L. Snyder 1991

      Chapter Recommended

  9. Week 9. Seminar 8: Versailles, Racial Equality and the ‘Mandates’ System 17 items
    1. Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law - Antony Anghie 2005

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 3 ‘Colonialism and the birth of international institutions: the Mandate System of the League of Nations’

    2. Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics 2008

      Book Recommended Read: Havercroft, John ‘Sovereignty, recognition and indigenous peoples'’

    3. Pages 122-150: Imperialism in East Asia - Akira Iriye 1970

      Chapter Recommended

    4. The Cambridge History of Japan 1989

      Book Recommended Read: Japanese revolt against the West: political and cultural criticism in the twentieth century

    5. Peacemaking, 1919 - Harold Nicolson 1964

      Book Recommended

  10. Week 10. Seminar 9: The disappearance of empire? Resistance to empire and decolonization 26 items
    1. Chapter 5: The Weight of Ideas in Decolonization - R. Jackson 1993

      Chapter Required

    2. Pages 1-16: Introduction: Decolonization in Comparative Perspective - Martin Shipway 2008

      Chapter Required

    3. Primary Documents 2 items
      1. George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant - George Orwell 1950

        Webpage Required Primary Document

    4. The dissolution of the colonial empires - Franz Ansprenger 1989

      Book Recommended

    5. Between Anarchy and Society - William Bain 14/08/2003

      Book Recommended

    6. Decolonization - Raymond F. Betts 2004

      Book Recommended

    7. African perspectives on colonialism - A. Adu Boahen 1989

      Book Recommended

    8. A companion to international history, 1900-2001 - Gordon Martel 2007

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 16: The Challenge to Empire in the Middle East and Asia

    9. The Expansion of international society - Adam Watson, Hedley Bull 1984

      Book Recommended Read: 'The Revolt against the West'

    10. Decolonization: perspectives from now and then - Prasenjit Duara 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    11. Pages 40-53: Decolonisation - D.K. Fieldhouse 1979

      Chapter Recommended

    12. European decolonization, 1918-1981: an introductory survey - R. F. Holland 1985

      Book Recommended

    13. Chapter 2: Rights, Liberties, and the Imperial World Order - Bonny Ibhawoh 2007

      Chapter Recommended

    14. Imperialism and human rights: colonial discourses of rights and liberties in African history - Bonny Ibhawoh c2007

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 3: Stronger than the Maxim Gun, Law, Rights and Justice. High Use copy held in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    15. Quasi-states: sovereignty, international relations, and the Third World - Robert Jackson 1990 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 4

    16. Norms in international relations: the struggle against apartheid - Audie Klotz 1995

      Book Recommended

    17. The decolonization reader - James D. Le Sueur 2003

      Book Recommended

    18. The end of the British empire: the historical debate - John Darwin 1991

      Book Recommended

    19. The Expansion of international society - Adam Watson, Hedley Bull 1984

      Book Recommended Read: ‘Africa Entrapped: Between the Protestant Ethic and the Legacy of Westphalia’

    20. The intimate enemy: loss and recovery of self under colonialism - Ashis Nandy 1983

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 1 ‘The Psychology of Colonialism’.

    21. Asia and Western dominance : a survey of the Vasco da Gama epoch of Asian history, 1498-1945. - Kavalam Madhava Pannikkar 1959

      Book Recommended

  11. Week 11. Seminar 10: Imperial republic or liberal hegemon? 30 items
    1. Liberal leviathan: the origins, crisis, and transformation of the American world order - G. John Ikenberry c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read: Chapter 5 ‘The Rise of the American System’.

    2. Empire and international order - Noel Parker 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Required Read: American Liberalism and the Imperial Temptation

    3. Chapter 2: The Imperialism of Idealism - William Appleman Williams 1988

      Chapter 

    4. Primary Documents 2 items
    5. The imperial republic: the United States and the world, 1945-1973 - Raymond Aron, Irving Louis Horowitz 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. Chapter 1: The Myth of the Reluctant Superpower - Andrew J. Bacevich 2002

      Chapter Recommended

    7. The Paradox of Hegemony: - Bruce Cronin 03/2001

      Article Recommended

    8. Imperial encounters: the politics of representation in North-South relations - Roxanne Lynn Doty 1996

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 2: To be or not to be a colonial power and Chapter 4: Precocious adolescents

    9. Hegemony or Empire - Niall Ferguson Sep/Oct 2003

      Article Recommended

    10. Ideology and U.S. foreign policy - Michael H. Hunt c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    11. After victory: institutions, strategic restraint, and the rebuilding of order after major wars - G. John Ikenberry ©2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 7: After the Cold War

    12. Liberal order and imperial ambition: essays on American power and world politics - G. John Ikenberry 2006

      Book Recommended

    13. Imperial democracy: the emergence of America as a great power - Ernest R. May c1991

      Book Recommended

    14. Chapter 5: Imperialism and Anti-imperialism in America's World Policies - Frank A. Ninkovich 2001

      Chapter Recommended Read particularly pp.200-236.

    15. Empire and superempire: Britain, America and the world - Bernard Porter c2006

      Book Recommended

    16. After Liberalism?: The Future of Liberalism in International Relations - Rebekka Friedman, Kevork Oskanian, Ramon Pacheco Pardo 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: ‘The Liberal International Order Revisited’

    17. Chapter 8: Interests, identity and American foreign policy - John Gerard Ruggie 1998

      Chapter Recommended

    18. Chapter 1: Multilateralism: The Anatomy of an Institution’ - John Gerard Ruggie 1993

      Chapter Recommended

    19. The Stability of a Unipolar World - William C. Wohlforth 07/1999

      Article Recommended

  12. Week 12: Seminar 11: The Soviet Union as Empire? 20 items
    1. Chapter 9: The Russian-Soviet empire: a test of neorealism - William Wohlforth 2001

      Chapter Required

    2. Chapter 7: The Russian Empire - M. E. Chamberlain 1999

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Perestroika: global challenge : our common future - Michael Barratt Brown, Ken Coates, Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev 1988

      Book Recommended

    4. Explaining international relations since 1945 - Ngaire Woods 1996

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 5: The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: Sphere of Influence, pp.98-125. High Use copy held in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    5. Empire: the Russian Empire and its rivals - D. C. B. Lieven 2000

      Book Recommended

    6. Empire and international order - Noel Parker 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Imperial Discourse in a Post-Imperial Russia: Where Will It Float To?

    7. The Cold War and Soviet insecurity: the Stalin years - Vojtech Mastny 1996.

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 1 ‘Stalin’s Quest for Soviet Security’

    8. Imperial ends: the decay, collapse, and revival of empires - Alexander J. Motyl ©2001 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    9. The Post-Soviet nations: perspectives on the demise of the USSR - Alexander J. Motyl c1992

      Book Recommended

    10. Russia and the idea of Europe: a study in identity and international relations - Iver B. Neumann, EBSCOhost 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    11. State sovereignty as social construct 1996

      Book Recommended Read: Hierarchy Under Anarchy: Informal Empire and the East German State pp.240-277

  13. Week 13. Seminar 12: Alternative World Orders 34 items
    1. Choose one of the following 2 items
      1. Liberal leviathan: the origins, crisis, and transformation of the American world order - G. John Ikenberry c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Required Read: Chapter 1: ‘The Crisis of the Old Order’

    2. The imperial tense: prospects and problems of American empire - Andrew J. Bacevich c2003

      Book Recommended

    3. Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power - Mlada Bukovansky, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price 2012

      Book Recommended

    4. Empire - Alejandro Colás 2007

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 5: After empire. High Use copy held in the Social Sciences and Humanities Library. Copyright Act prevents online access.

    5. Liberal World Orders 2013

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 11: States of Empire

    6. Cool war: the future of global competition - Noah Feldman 2013

      Book Recommended

    7. Review of International Studies 2004

      Journal Recommended Read: Forum on the American Empire - Articles by Michael Cox, G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mann pp.583-653

    8. On global order: power, values, and the constitution of international society - Andrew Hurrell 2007

      Book Recommended Read Chapter 11: Empire reborn?

    9. America, China, and the Struggle for World Order: Ideas, Traditions, Historical Legacies, and Global Visions - G. John Ikenberry, Zhu Feng, Wang Jisi, SpringerLink (Online service) 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    10. China rising: peace, power, and order in East Asia - David C. Kang 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Read: Chapter 1: The Puzzle and China's Amazing Rise

    11. The tragedy of great power politics - John J. Mearsheimer 2014

      Book Recommended

    12. War, Religion and Empire : The Transformation of International Orders - Andrew Phillips 2010

      Book Recommended Read: Conclusion pp.300-322

    13. Islam and the Arab awakening - Tariq Ramadan 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    14. Coping with a Conflicted China - David Shambaugh 02/2011

      Article Recommended

    15. The future of freedom: illiberal democracy at home and abroad - Fareed Zakaria c2003

      Book Recommended

  14. Past Central Exam Papers 1 item
    1. Past Central Exam Papers

      Webpage  Follow the link and search for past exam papers by course code.