Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3261: Becoming an Actor in World Politics: International and Transnational Recognition

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.

  • Aggestam, K. and A. Björkdahl (eds.) (2013), Rethinking Peacebuilding: The Quest for Just Peace in the Middle East and the Western Balkans (Oxon/New York: Routledge).
  • Brincat, S. (2017) ‘Cosmopolitan Recognition: Three Vignettes, International Theory, 9(1), pp. 1-32.
  • Caspersen, N. and G. Stansfield (eds.) (2011) Unrecognized States in the International System (Oxon/New York: Routledge).
  • Crawford, J.R. (2006) The Creation of States in International Law (2nd ed.) (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
  • Checkel, J.T. (ed.) (2013) Transnational Dynamics of Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
  • Coggins, B.L. (2016) Power Politics and State Formation in the 20th Century: The Dynamics of Recognition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
  • Daase, C., C. Fehl, A. Geis and G. Kolliarakis (eds.) (2015) Recognition in International Relations: Rethinking a Political Concept in a Global Context (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Geldenhuys, D. (2009) Contested States in World Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Gosewinkel, D. and D. Rucht (eds.) (2017) Transnational Struggles for Recognition: New Perspectives on Civil Society since the Twentieth Century (New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books).
  • Honneth, A. (1995) The Struggle for Recognition: The Moral Grammar of Social Conflicts (Cambridge: Polity).
  • Ker-Lindsay, J. (2012) The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession: Preventing the Recognition of Contested States (Oxford: Oxford University Press).
  • Lindemann, T. (2010) Causes of War: The Struggle for Recognition (Colchester: ECPR Press).
  • Lindemann, T. and E. Ringmar (eds.) (2012) The International Politics of Recognition (Boulder/London: Paradigm).
  • McBride, C. (2013) Recognition (Cambridge: Polity).
  • O’Neill, S. and N.H. Smith (eds.) (2012) Recognition Theory as Social Research: Investigating the Dynamics of Social Conflict (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Pegg, S. (1998) International Society and the de Facto State (Farnham: Ashgate).
  • Taylor, C. and A. Gutmann (eds.) (1994) Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition (Princeton: Princeton University Press).
  • Visoka, G, J. Doyle and E. Newman (eds.) (2020) Routledge Handbook of State Recognition (Oxon/New York: Routledge, 2020).