Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM060: Global Security

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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.

Basic reading:

Burchill, Linklater, Devetak, et al.’s Theories of International Relations (Palgrave)

Peoples & Vaughan-Williams’ Critical Security Studies (Routledge)

WALT S. (1991): “The Renaissance of Security Studies”, International Studies Quarterly 35 (2): 211-239.

BALDWIN D. (1995): "Security Studies and the End of the Cold War", World Politics 48 (1): 117-141.

GRIECO J. (1993): “Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the Newest Liberal Institutionalism”, in BALDWIN D. (ed.): Neo-realism and Neo-liberalism: The Contemporary Debate. New York: Columbia University Press.

MEARSHEIMER J. (2014): “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault. The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin”, Foreign Affairs 93: 79.

WOLFE P. (1997): “History and Imperialism: A Century of Theory, From Marx to Postcolonialism”, American Historical Review 102(2): 388-420.

NEOCLEOUS M. (2007) “Security, Commodity, Fetishism”, Critique 35(3): 339-355.

BAELE S., BALZACQ T. (2014): “The Third Debate and Postpositivism”, ISA Compendium, online.

GEORGE J., CAMPBELL D. (1990): “Patterns of Dissent and the Celebration of Difference: Critical Social Theory and International Relations”, International Studies Quarterly 34 (3): 269-293.

CAMPBELL D. (2010): “Poststructuralism”. In DUNNE T., KURKI M., SMITH S., eds., International Relations Theories – Second Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.213-237.

LAFFEY M., WELDES J. (2008): “Decolonizing the Cuban Missile Crisis”, International Studies Quarterly 52: 555-577.

KATZENSTEIN P. (ed.): The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics. New York: Columbia University Press.

BALZACQ T. (2011): “A Theory of Securitization: Origins, Core Assumptions, and Variants”, in BALZACQ (ed.): Securitization Theory. How security Problems Emerge and Dissolve, New York: Routledge – PRIO, pp.1-30.

BOSWELL C. (2007): “Migration Control in Europe after 9/11: Explaining the Absence of Securitization of Immigration”, Journal of Common Market Studies 45 (3): 589-610.

BAR-TAL D., HALPERIN E. (2013): “The Psychology of Intractable Conflicts: Eruption, Escalation, and Peacemaking”, in Huddy L., Sears D., Levy J. (eds.): Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.