Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2106: America in the World

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.

Basic reading:

Michael Cox & Doug Stokes (eds.) US Foreign Policy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018) 3rd Edition.

Alan Collins (ed.), Contemporary Security Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 2nd ed.

Inderjeet Parmar, Linda B. Miller and Mark Ledwidge (eds.)  New Directions in U.S. Foreign Policy (London: Routledge, 2009/13).

Barry Buzan and Lene Hansen, The Evolution of International Security Studies (New York: Cambridge University press, 2009)

William Wohlforth and Stephen G. Brooks, World Out of Balance: International Relations Theory and the Challenge of American Hegemony (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008)

Christopher Layne, The Peace of Illusions:  American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006)

G. John Ikenberry, Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011).