Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1028: Introduction to Strategic Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Barkawi, T. Globalization and War (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006)

Baylis, J., Wirtz, J., Gray, C.S., Strategy in the Contemporary World 5th Edition (Oxford: OUP, 2016)

Beckett, I. Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750 (Routledge, 2001)

Corbett, J.S., Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, (London: Longmans Green, 1911)

Freedman, L., Strategy: A History (Oxford: OUP, 2013)

Gray, C.S. Modern strategy (Oxford University Press, 1999)

Heuser, B., The Evolution of Strategy: thinking war from antiquity to the present, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

Jordan, D. et al, Understanding Modern Warfare (Cambridge: CUP, 2008)

Knox, M., Murray, W., The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 (Cambridge: CUP, 2001)

Lebow, R.N. Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Mahnken, T., Maiolo, J. (ed), Strategic Studies: A Reader 2nd Edition (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014)

Murray, W., Knox, W., Bernstein, A., The Making of Strategy: Rulers, States, and War (Cambridge: CUP, 1994)

Porter, P. Military Orientalism: Eastern War through Western Eyes (Hurst, 2009)

Smith, R. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World (Allen Lane, 2005)

Strachan, H. and Schiepers, S. (eds.), The Changing Character of War (Oxford University Press, 2011)

Strachan, H., The Direction of War : Contemporary Strategy in Historical Perspective,

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Townshend, C. (ed.), The Oxford History of Modern War (Oxford University Press, 2005)

Tzu, Sun (Samuel B. Griffiths trans.), The Art of War (Oxford: OUP, 1971)

Von Clausewitz, C. On War. Edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret. (Princeton University Press, 1976)