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This list relates to the semester Semester Two 2018/19 which does not start until 01/01/2019
  1. Required Textbooks 1 item
    1. There are no required textbooks for this course. Instead, the readings will be drawn from scholarly journal articles and book chapters.

  2. Additional Reading 27 items
    1. Relevant Journals 21 items
      1. International affairs - Royal Institute of International Affairs, EBSCO Publishing (Firm), JSTOR (Organization) 1944- (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      2. The Brown journal of world affairs - Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies (Brown University), EBSCO Publishing (Firm), William S. Hein & Company ©1994- (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      3. Review of international studies - British International Studies Association, Cambridge University Press 1981- (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      4. International security - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, JSTOR (Organization), M.I.T. Press, Thomson Gale (Firm) (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      5. Global environmental politics - EBSCO Publishing (Firm) 2001- (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      6. Environmental politics 1992- (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      7. Survival - International Institute for Strategic Studies, Oxford University Press (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      8. Cambridge review of international affairs - University of Cambridge. Centre of International Studies (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      9. Contemporary politics - Taylor & Francis (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      10. Politics - LexisNexis (Firm) 2008-2010 (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      11. International politics - SpringerLink (Online service) (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      12. British journal of politics and international relations - Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, EBSCO Publishing (Firm) ©1999- (electronic resource)

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      13. Global governance: a review of multilateralism and international organizations - Thomson Gale (Firm), William S. Hein & Company 1995- (electronic resource)

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      14. International studies quarterly - International Studies Association, JSTOR (Organization) 1967- (electronic resource)

        Journal 

      15. International studies review - International Studies Association, JSTOR (Organization) ©1999- (electronic resource)

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      16. Foreign policy analysis - International Studies Association ©2005- (electronic resource)

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      17. Millennium: journal of international studies - London School of Economics and Political Science (electronic resource)

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      18. Perspectives on politics - American Political Science Association, JSTOR (Organization) ©2003- (electronic resource)

        Journal 

    2. Relevant Websites 6 items
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  3. Week 1: What is post-colonial theory and how does it relate to IR? 4 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. Recommended Reading 3 items
      1. Bridging International Relations and Postcolonialism - Phillip Darby, A. J. Paolini 1994

        Article Recommended

  4. Week 2: Racism in international politics and International Relations 13 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
    2. Recommended Reading 11 items
      1. Culture in world politics - Dominique Jacquin-Berdal, Andrew Oros, Marco Verweij 1998

        Book Recommended See: The bounds of ‘race’in international relations, pp.134-155

      2. World Politics in Colour - L. H. M. Ling 06/2017

        Article Recommended

      3. Race and racism in international relations: confronting the global colour line - Ebooks Corporation Limited 2015

        Book Recommended See: Re-embedding the global colour line within post-1945 international theory, pp.1-30

      4. Power, postcolonialism and international relations: reading race, gender and class - Geeta Chowdhry, Sheila Nair 2004, c2002

        Book Recommended See: Persaud, R.B., Situating race in international relations: the dialectics of civilizational security in American immigration, pp. 68-93

  5. Week 3: Eurocentrism in international history and International Relations 17 items
    1. Required reading 2 items
      1. The Eastern origins of Western civilisation - John M. Hobson, American Council of Learned Societies 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential See: Chapter 1

    2. Recommended reading 15 items
      1. Millennium (2014) vol.42, no.2

        Article Recommended see: Forums on Hobson’s The Eurocentric conception of world politics

      2. Postcolonial Studies: Vol 19, No 2

        Article Recommended See: Forums on Hobson’s The Eurocentric conception of world politics in Millennium

      3. The Eastern origins of Western civilisation - John M. Hobson, American Council of Learned Societies 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      4. Orientalism and war - Oxford University Press 2014

        Book Recommended See: pp. 1-16

      5. Orientalism - Edward W. Said 2003

        Book Recommended See: pp. 1-28

      6. The Big Bangs of IR: The Myths That Your Teachers Still Tell You about 1648 and 1919 - Benjamin de Carvalho, Halvard Leira, John M. Hobson 05/2011

        Article Recommended

  6. Week 4: IR and the problems of difference and silence 19 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. International relations and the problem of difference - Naeem Inayatullah, David L. Blaney 2004

        Book Essential See: Introduction

    2. Recommended reading 17 items
      1. Can The Subaltern Speak? - G. Spivak Chakravorty

        Document Recommended

      2. The curious feminist: searching for women in a new age of empire - Cynthia H. Enloe c2004

        Book Recommended See: pp. 19-42

      3. Silencing human rights: critical engagements with a contested project - Gurminder K. Bhambra, Robbie Shilliam 2009

        Book Recommended See: introduction and epilogue (pp.1-15; 242-263)

      4. Can the subaltern speak?: reflections on the history of an idea - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 2010

        Book Recommended

      5. Thinking international relations differently 2012

        Book Recommended See: introduction

      6. Postcolonial theory and international relations: a critical introduction 2013

        Book Recommended See: Grovogui, S.N.Z., Deferring difference: a postcolonial critique of the ‘race problem’in moral thought, pp. 118-135

      7. Provincializing Europe: postcolonial thought and historical difference - Dipesh Chakrabarty, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  7. Theoretical interventions 29 items
    1. Week 5 : Sovereignty and the state 9 items
      1. Required Reading 2 items
        1. Postcolonial theory and international relations: a critical introduction 2013

          Book Essential See: Hobson, J.M.,The other side of the Westphalian frontier, pp. 44-60.

      2. Recommended Reading 7 items
        1. Sovereigns, quasi sovereigns, and Africans: race and self-determination in international law - Siba N'Zatioula Grovogui c1996

          Book Recommended

        2. Africa's challenge to international relations theory - Kevin C. Dunn, Timothy M. Shaw 2013

          Book Essential See: Grovogui, S.N., Sovereignty in Africa: Quasi-statehood and other myths in international theory, pp. 29-45

        3. Claiming the international - Arlene B. Tickner, David L. Blaney 2013

          Book Recommended See: Neumman, Claiming the early state for the relational turn, pp.78-97, and Chekuri, C., ‘Becoming Nāyaka: Sovereignty and Ethics in the Tanjāvūri Āndhra Rājula Caritra, pp. 98-118

        4. Thinking international relations differently 2012

          Book Recommended See: Lopez-Alvez, F., The Latin American nation-state and the international, and Mallavarapu, S., Contextualising rule in South Asia

        5. The Fallacy of the 'Failed State' - Charles T. Call 2008

          Article Recommended

    2. Week 6: War 10 items
      1. Required reading 2 items
        1. Decolonising war - Tarak Barkawi 07/2016

          Article Essential

      2. Recommended reading 8 items
        1. Orientalism and war - Oxford University Press 2014

          Book 

        2. The colonial present: Afghanistan, Palestine, and Iraq - Derek Gregory 2004

          Book Recommended See: Chapter 8

        3. Democracy, liberalism, and war: rethinking the democratic peace debate - Tarak Barkawi, Mark Laffey c2001

          Book Recommended See: Barkawi, T., War inside the free world: The democratic peace and the cold war in the third world, pp.107-28.

    3. Week 7: Globalisation 10 items
      1. Required Reading 2 items
        1. Power, postcolonialism and international relations: reading race, gender and class - Geeta Chowdhry, Sheila Nair 2004, c2002

          Book Essential See: Agathangelou, A.M., “Sexing” globalization in international relations: migrant sex and domestic workers in Cyprus, Greece, pp. 154-181

      2. Recommended Reading 8 items
        1. Postcolonial theory and international relations: a critical introduction 2013

          Book Recommended See: Jones, B.G., ‘Slavery, finance and international political economy’

        2. The Eastern origins of Western civilisation - John M. Hobson, American Council of Learned Societies 2004 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended See: Part III

        3. Thinking international relations differently 2012

          Book Recommended See: Kamola, I., Reading 'the Global’ in the Absence of Africa, and Hassan, W. and Mommani, B 'Arab Scholars take on globalisation', and Tsykankov, A.P., Globalisation: A Russian perspective.

        4. Power, postcolonialism and international relations: reading race, gender and class - Geeta Chowdhry, Sheila Nair 2004, c2002

          Book Recommended See: Chowdhry, G., Postcolonial interrogations of child labor: human rights, carpet trade, and Rugmark in India, pp. 237-265

  8. Post-colonial politics 56 items
    1. Week 8: Post-colonial Politics at work: The politics of piety 17 items
      1. Required reading 3 items
        1. Politics of piety: the Islamic revival and the feminist subject - Saba Mahmood, American Council of Learned Societies c2005 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential See: pp.ix-xix and 1-17

        2. Political silence: meanings, functions and ambiguity 2019

          Book Essential See: Dingli, S. and Khalfey, S. Silence, exit and the politics of piety: challenging logocentrism in political theory (only read pp.70-75)

      2. Recommended reading 14 items
        1. Headscarves and hymens: why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution - Mona Eltahawy 2016

          Book Recommended

        2. A quiet revolution: the veil's resurgence, from the Middle East to America - Leila Ahmed c2011

          Book Recommended

        3. Is feminism relevant to Arab women? - Nawar Al‐Hassan Golley 03/2004

          Article Recommended

        4. Islam, globalization and postmodernity - Akbar S. Ahmed, Hastings Donnan 1994

          Book Recommended See: Watson, H., Women and the veil, pp. 141–159

    2. Week 9: Post-colonial politics at work: De-colonising the University/ Curriculum 13 items
      1. Required Reading 4 items
      2. Recommended Reading 9 items
        1. ON THE COLONIALITY OF BEING - Nelson Maldonado-Torres 03/2007

          Article 

    3. Week 10: Conclusion: How should we theorise the international and the universal? 26 items
      1. Required Readings 2 items
        1. Claiming the international - Arlene B. Tickner, David L. Blaney 2013

          Book Essential See: Tickner, A.B., By way of conclusion: Forget IR?, pp. 228-246

      2. Recommended Readings 24 items
        1. The International 19 items
          1. International relations scholarship around the world - Arlene B. Tickner, Ole Wæver 2009

            Book Recommended

          2. Claiming the international - Arlene B. Tickner, David L. Blaney 2013

            Book Recommended See: Çalkıvik, A., Claiming the International as a Critical Project, pp. 45-58

          3. Non-Western international relations theory: perspectives on and beyond Asia - Amitav Acharya, Barry Buzan 2010

            Book Recommended

          4. Decolonizing international relations - Branwen Gruffydd Jones c2006

            Book Recommended See: Chapter 1

          5. Claiming the international - Arlene B. Tickner, David L. Blaney 2013

            Book Recommended See: Yaqing, Q., An accidental (Chinese) international relations theorist, pp. 173-190

          6. Postcolonial theory and international relations: a critical introduction 2013

            Book Recommended See: Shilliam, R., The spirit of exchange, pp.166-182

          7. Thinking international relations differently 2012

            Book Recommended See: Smith, K., Contrived boundaries, kinship and ubuntu: a (South) African view of “the international”, pp. 305-325

          8. Transforming world politics: from empire to multiple worlds - Anna M. Agathangelou, L. H. M. Ling c2009

            Book Recommended

          9. Decolonising International Relations? - Zeynep Gulsah Capan 02/01/2017

            Article Recommended

        2. The Universal 5 items