Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1022: Violence in World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

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.

Lalwani and Winter-Levy, ‘Is the World Getting Safer?’, available at: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/12/is-the-world-getting-safer/

Bourke, Joanna. “Why does politics turn to violence?” Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds) Global Politics: A New Introduction (London: Routledge, 2009), Ch. 16.

Zimbardo, Philip G. "A situationist perspective on the psychology of evil: Understanding how good people are transformed into perpetrators." The social psychology of good and evil (2004): 21-50.

Lee, Bandy X, Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures (Wiley, 2019)

Yves Winter (2012) Violence and Visibility, New Political Science, 34:2, 195-202

Galtung, Johan. "Cultural violence." Journal of peace research 27, no. 3 (1990): 291-305.

Orend, Brian. War and political theory. Wiley, 2019.

Pankhurst, Donna. "Sexual violence in war." Gender matters in global politics: A feminist introduction to international relations 148 (2010).

Erik Gartzke (2019) Blood and robots: How remotely piloted vehicles and related technologies affect the politics of violence, Journal of Strategic Studies

Devji, Faisal. "The paradox of nonviolence." Public Culture 23, no. 2 (2011): 269-274.