Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3214: Disrupting Western Hegemony: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Post-WWII

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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.

  • Bachmann, J. et al. (Eds.) War, Police and Assemblages of Intervention (Routledge, 2014).
  • Kassimeris, G (ed.) Warrior's Dishonour: Barbarity, Morality and Torture in Modern Warfare (Routledge, 2014).
  • Barkawi, T. Globalization and War (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).
  • Beckett, I. Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750 (Routledge, 2001).
  • Black, J. Insurgency and counterinsurgency [electronic resource]: a global history (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
  • Catignani, S. Israeli counterinsurgency and the Intifadas: dilemmas of a conventional army (London: Routledge, 2008).
  • Cordell, K. & Wolff, S. Ethnic conflict: causes, consequences, and responses (Cambridge: Polity, 2009/2010).
  • Farrell, T. The Norms of War: Cultural Beliefs and Modern Conflict (Lynne Rienner, 2005).
  • Farrell, T. and Terriff, T. The Sources of Military Change: Culture, Politics, Technology (Lynne Rienner, 2002).
  • Gross, M.L. The ethics of insurgency: a critical guide to just guerrilla warfare (Cambridge: CUP, 2015).
  • Hughes, M. British Ways of Counter-insurgency: A Historical Perspective (Routledge, 2013).
  • Jones, C. and Catignani, S. Israel and Hizbollah: an asymmetric conflict in historical and comparative perspective (London: Routledge, 2010).
  • Kaldor, M. New Wars and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era (Polity, 2006).
  • Khalili, L. Time in the Shadows: Confinement in Counterinsurgencies (Stanford University Press, 2012).
  • Kinsey, C. and Patterson, M.H. Contractors and War: The Transformation of United States' Expeditionary Operations (Stanford University Press, 2012).
  • Porter, P. Military Orientalism: Eastern War through Western Eyes (Hurst, 2009).
  • Rabi, U. International intervention in local conflicts: crisis management and conflict resolution since the Cold War (London: Tauris, 2010).
  • Rich, P.B. and Duyvesteyn I. The Routledge handbook of insurgency and counterinsurgency [electronic resource] (New York: Routledge, 2012).
  • Rich, P.B. Cinema and Unconventional Warfare in the Twentieth Century: Insurgency, Terrorism and Special Operations (Bloomsbury, 2018).
  • Schivone, G.M. Making The New "Illegal": How Decades of US Involvement in Central America Triggered the Modern Wave of Immigration (Prometheus, 2018).
  • Shaw, M. The New Western Way of War: Risk-Transfer War and its Crisis in Iraq (Polity, 2005).
  • Smith, R. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World (Allen Lane, 2005).
  • Sylvester, C. War as Experience: Contributions from International Relations and Feminist Analysis (Abingdon: Routledge, 2013).
  • Von Clausewitz, C. On War. Edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret. (Princeton University Press, 1976).
  • Whittaker, D. J. (ed.), The Terrorism Reader 3rd edition (London: Routledge 2007).