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  1. ORGANISATIONAL MEETING 0 items
    1. This seminar is crucial for everyone! There is no reading for it. 0 items
  2. SECTION A: WEEKS 2 TO 4 INCLUSIVE 0 items
    1. The following two thematic blocks will be held in the week commencing 2 October to the week commencing 16 October 0 items
  3. Thematic block A2: ANATOMY OF POWER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 13 items
    This thematic block presents a comprehensive analysis of power in the world from major states, to international governing bodies, to expert networks. It will cover a general anatomy of power in the world, combining insights from IR with International Sociology, an analysis of power in international governance structures (global governance) and an analysis of the power of the leading state, the US hegemony. Taught by Dr Conny Beyer.
    1. Seminar 1 - Anatomy of Power in the World 5 items
      1. Core readings 4 items
        1. The powers to lead - Joseph S. Nye 2008

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      2. Secondary readings 1 item
    2. Seminar 2 - Global governance 4 items
      1. Core readings 3 items
        1. Global governance - Timothy J. Sinclair 2012

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        2. The global governance reader - Rorden Wilkinson 2005

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      2. Secondary readings 1 item
    3. Seminar 3 - Hegemony and the US 4 items
      1. Core readings 3 items
      2. Secondary readings 1 item
  4. Thematic block A3: ETHNIC CONFLICT AND PEACE BUILDING 18 items
    In the immediate aftermath of the end of the Cold War, the number and the intensity of ethno-national conflicts suddenly increased although they subsequently came down due to active intervention of the United Nations. Starting with an explication of the nature and causes of ethnic conflict, this thematic block analyses the approaches to end ethnic conflict and concludes with an exploration of the challenges to post-conflict peace building. Taught by Dr Bhumitra Chakma.
    1. Seminar 1 - Ethnic conflict 6 items
      McKay, James, “An exploratory synthesis of primordial and mobilisationist approaches to ethnic phenomena,“ Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 5, no. 4 (1982), pp. 394-420.
      1. Smith, Anthony D., 'The Ethnic Sources of Nationalism,' Survival, vol. 35, no. 1 (Spring 1993).

      2. Lake, David A. and Donald Rothchild, 'Containing Fear: The Origins and Management of Ethnic conflict,' international Security, Fall 1996, Vol. 21, No. 2: 41–75

      3. Secondary Readings 4 items
        1. Guibernau, Montserrat and John Rex, The Ethnicity Reader, Polity Press, 1997, Part 1, pp. 27-42

        2. Connor, Walker, Ethnonationalism: The Quest for Understanding (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994).

        3. Anna Simons, John Mueller, 'The Dynamics of Internal Conflict,' international Security, Spring 2001, Vol. 25, No. 4: 187–192

        4. Hutchinson, J. and A.D. Smith, eds., Ethnicity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), chapters 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 23, 24

    2. Seminar 2 - Ending ethnic conflict 6 items
      1. Core readings 3 items
        1. Svennson, Isak, 'Bargaining, Bias and Peace Brokers: How Rebels Commit to Peace.,' Journal of Peace Research, vol. 44m bi, 2 (2007), pp. 177-194

        2. Walter, Barbara, 'The Critical Barrier to Civil War Settlement,' International Organization, vol. 51, no. 3 (1997), pp. 335-364

        3. Sahadevan, P., 'Negotiating Peace in Ethnic Wars,' International Studies, vol. 43, no. 3 (2016), pp. 239-266

      2. Secondary readings 3 items
        1. Western, Jon, "Sources of Humanitarian Intervention: Beliefs, Information, and Advocacy in the U.S. Decisions on Somalia and Bosnia," International Security, Spring 2002, Vol. 26, No. 4: 112–142

        2. Mueller, John, 'The Banality of 'Ethnic War,' International Security, 25:1 (Summer 2000), pp. 42–70

        3. Cochrane, Feargal, Ending Wars (London: Polity Press, 2008)

    3. Seminar 3 - Post-conflict peace building 6 items
      1. Core readings 3 items
        1. Nathan Lauries and Monica Duffy Tott, 'Civil War Settlement and the Prospects for Peace,' International Security, Summer 2011, Vol. 36, No. 1: 202–210

        2. Downes, Alexander B., 'The Problem with Negotiated Settlements to Ethnic Civil Wars', Security Studies, vol. 13, no. 4 (2004), pp. 230-279

        3. Walter, Barbara E. , 'Designing Transitions from Civil War: Demobilisation, Democratisation and Commitments to Peace,' International Security, Summer 1999, Vol. 24, No. 1: 127–155

      2. Secondary readings 3 items
        1. Hartzell, Caroline and Matthew Hoddie, 'Institutionalizing Peace: Power Sharing and Post-civil War conflict Management,' American Journal of Political Science,  47(2), April 2003, pp. 318-332

        2. Fortna, Virginia Page, 'Does Peacekeeping keep peace? International Intervention and the Duration of Peace after Civil War,' International Studies Quarterly, vol. 48, 2004, pp. 269-292

        3. Mukherjee, Bumba, 'Why Political Power-Sharing Agreements Lead to Enduring Peaceful Resolution of Some Civil Wars, But Not Others?' International Studies Quarterly, vol. 50 no. 2 (2006), pp.479-504

  5. SECTION B: WEEKS 5 TO 7 INCLUSIVE 0 items
    1. This second set of two thematic blocks will be held in the week commencing 23 October to the week commencing 6 November 0 items
  6. Thematic block B1: PERSONALITY, LEADERSHIP AND POWER: ISSUES IN POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY 27 items
    This thematic block focuses on political psychology. Political psychology is a rapidly developing field of social inquiry that brings together political science and psychology. It explores the psychological underpinnings of political behaviour. The thematic block has a twofold aim: first, to introduce the students to basic issues in political psychology, and second, to explore in some depth the psychology of political leadership. Taught by Dr Antony Hatzistavrou.
    1. Seminar 1 - Basic issues in political psychology. Personality and political behaviour 10 items
      1. Core readings 4 items
      2. Secondary readings 6 items
        1. Narcissism and politics : dreams of glory - Jerrold Post 2014

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    2. Seminar 2 - Political leadership A: The psychology of effective leaders 9 items
      1. Core readings 4 items
      2. Secondary readings 5 items
    3. Seminar 3 - Political leadership B: Strong leaders and submissive subjects 8 items
      1. Core readings 4 items
        1. Quiet rage: the Stanford prison experiment - Philip G. Zimbardo, Ken Musen c2004 (videorecording)

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        2. The Sociology of Justice - Alfonso J. Damico 08/1982

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      2. Secondary readings 4 items
        1. The Lucifer effect: how good people turn evil - Philip G. Zimbardo 2007

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        2. Obedience to authority: an experimental view - Stanley Milgram 1974

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  7. Thematic block B2: THE DECLINE OF STATE POWER IN EUROPE? 47 items
    This thematic block takes a comparative European perspective while explaining the diverse roles which different European states and governments have played in economic policy. It focuses on different models of European capitalism, asylum and immigration policies and environmental policies. Taught by Professor Rudi Wurzel and Dr Elizabeth Monaghan.
    1. Seminar 1 - Different models of European capitalism 13 items
      1. Core readings 4 items
        1. European politics: a comparative introduction - Tim Bale 2013

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      2. Secondary readings 9 items
        1. Capitalism against capitalism - Michel Albert 1993

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        2. Varieties of European Capitalism and their Transformation - B Hancké

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    2. Seminar 2 - European Union and member state asylum and immigration policies 21 items
      1. Core readings 4 items
        1. European politics: a comparative introduction - Tim Bale 2013

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        2. The politics of migration and immigration in Europe - Andrew Geddes 2003

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        3. European Immigration Policies: Between Stemming and Soliciting Still - C Joppke

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      2. Secondary readings 17 items
    3. Seminar 3 - Europe as a leader in international climate change politics 13 items
      1. Core readings 3 items
      2. Secondary readings 10 items
  8. SECTION B: WEEKS 8 TO 11 INCLUSIVE 0 items
    1. These final two thematic blocks will be held in the week commencing 13 November to the week commencing 27 November 0 items
  9. Thematic block C1: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE: THEORIES IN PRACTICE 56 items
    This thematic block explores different justifications of civil disobedience and political conflict, looking at the roles played in practice by loyalty to one’s community, individual conscience, capitalism, race, religion and nationalism. It covers the praxis (theoretically-informed practice) of such figures as Socrates, T.H. Green, Marx, Mandela and Rawls, as well as movements that they inspired. Taught by Professor Colin Tyler.
    1. Seminar 1 - Civil disobedience, community and conscience: Socrates, Thoreau, T.H. Green, John Rawls, and others. 16 items
      1. Core readings 7 items
        1. What are the benefits of social conflict? 2. In what ways does the nature of terrorism differ from the nature of civil disobedience? 2. What does Socrates think that we owe the laws? 3. Were his reasons convincing given his time? 4. How convincing are his reasons today? 5. According to Thoreau, under what conditions does the individual have not just a right to disobey the government, but a duty to do so? 6. What are the points of similarity and difference between the positions of Green and Thoreau? 7. How does Rawls distinguish between "civil disobedience" and "conscientious objection"?
        1. Social conflicts and collective identities - Patrick G. Coy, Lynne M. Woehrle 2000

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        2. A theory of justice - John Rawls 1971 (electronic resource)

          Book  Sections 55 to 59 inclusive.

      2. Secondary readings 9 items
        1. William A Herr, ‘Thoreau: A civil disobedient?’, Ethics, vol. 85, no. 1 (October 1974), 87-91 - Stanley Bates Joe H. Hicks Andreas Esheté David L. Norton Oliver A. Johnson Steven Goldberg Robert S. Gerstein Max Atkinson William A. Herr

          Journal 

        2. Civil disobedience in focus - Hugo Adam Bedau 1991

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        3. Thoreau: a century of criticism - Walter Roy Harding 1954

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        4. T.H. Green: ethics, metaphysics, and political philosophy - Maria Dimova-Cookson, W. J. Mander 2006 (electronic resource)

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        5. Rawls - Paul Graham 2007 (electronic resource)

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        6. The Cambridge companion to Rawls - Samuel Richard Freeman 2003

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    2. Seminar 2 - Resisting capitalism: Marx, Lenin, Critical Theory, the Black Panthers, the Red Army Faction (aka Baader-Meinhof Gang), and others. 20 items
      1. Which of the Marxists mentioned below offers the most convincing justification of revolution? 2. Can reform achieve the Marxists’ goals? 3. What does Adorno mean by a ‘culture industry’? 4. Does his analysis capture current reality accurately? 5. Is Marcuse correct to argue that ‘pure tolerance’ is really disguised oppression? 6. How successful is Marcuse’s case for violent resistance and suppression of the Right? 7. Were the Black Panthers correct when they argued that they were merely protecting themselves? 8. What was distinctive about the Red Army Faction's justification of its use of political violence?
      1. Core readings 8 items
        1. Karl Marx: a reader - Karl Marx, Jon Elster 1986

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        2. The communist manifesto of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - Karl Marx, Davyd Borisovich Riazanov, Friedrich Engels 1930

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        3. The culture industry: selected essays on mass culture - Theodor W. Adorno, J. M. Bernstein 2001 (electronic resource)

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        4. The culture industry: enlightenment as mass deception - Max Horkheimer 1973

          Chapter  Theodore Adorno and Max Horkheimer, Dialectic of Enlightenment (London: Allen Lane, 1973 [first ed. 1944]), chapter one • click: http://marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm

        5. Seize the time: the story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton - Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party 1970

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        6. S. Aust, "Terrorism in Germany: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon", Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, 2008 -- pdf available on the module Canvas Site > Files > Civil Disobedience

           

           

      2. Secondary readings 12 items
        1. The German ideology: part one - Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Christopher John Arthur 1974

          Book 

        2. Simone Chambers, ‘The Politics of Critical Theory’, in Fred Rush, Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory (Cambridge: CUP, 2004), pp.219-47 - Fred Rush 2004

          Book  Simone Chambers, ‘The Politics of Critical Theory’, in Fred Rush, Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory (Cambridge: CUP, 2004), pp.219-47

        3. Marcuse: critical theory and the promise of Utopia - Robert B. Pippin, Andrew Feenberg, Charles P. Webel 1988

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        4. Critical theory: a very short introduction - Stephen Eric Bronner c2011 (electronic resource)

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        5. The Routledge companion to critical theory - Simon Malpas, Paul Wake 2006

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        6. A dictionary of critical theory - Ian Buchanan 2010 (electronic resource)

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    3. Seminar 3 - Nation, “race”, faith and violence: Gandhi, the ANC, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Irish violence, religious fundamentalists, and others. 20 items
      1. What does Marcus Garvey mean by (a) race first; (b) self-reliance; and (c) nationhood? 2. How did Nelson Mandela’s attitude towards the use of violence change following the Sharpeville Massacre? 3. What is distinctive about Gandhi’s concept of satyagraha? 4. Evaluate Malcolm X’s criticisms of non-violent strategies in achieving civil rights reforms 5. Why did Martin Luther King advocate non-violence? 6. What possible justification could there be for terrorist activities by Al-Quaeda? 7. Why has there been a resurgence of terrorist activity in the modern world? 8. What is the difference between the use of violence by irregular forces on the one hand and by the state on the other? 10. What can we learn from the history of political violence in Ireland?
      1. Core readings 8 items
        1. No easy walk to freedom - Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Ruth First 1965

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        2. Letter From Birmingham Jail - Martin Luther King 2009 (electronic resource)

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        3. Malcolm X speaks: selected speeches and statements - Malcolm X, George Breitman 1990

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        4. Al Qaeda and what it means to be modern - John Gray 2007

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      2. Secondary readings 12 items
        1. Gandhi - Bhikhu C. Parekh 1997

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        2. Gandhi - David Arnold 2001

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        3. The collected works of Mahatma Gandhi - Gandhi, India. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Publications Division 1959-1994

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        4. A testament of hope: the essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - Martin Luther King, James Melvin Washington 1991

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        5. The autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X, Alex Haley 1968

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        6. Malcolm X: socialism and black nationalism - Kevin Ovenden 1992

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        7. By any means necessary - Malcolm X 1992

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  10. Thematic block C3: THE POLITICS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS 16 items
    This thematic block analyses global nuclear politics and its implications for international relations. It starts with an explication of the structure of the global nuclear order and explains the theory and practice of nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation, finally concluding with an exploration of the debate about the desirability and feasibility of a nuclear free world. Taught by Dr Bhumitra Chakma.
    1. Seminar 1 - The Structure of the Global Nuclear Order 7 items
      1. Core readings 5 items
        1. William C Potter, 'Disarmament Diplomacy and the Nuclear Ban Treaty,' Survival, vol. 59, issue 4 (2017), pp. 75-104

        2. Alexey Arbatov, 'Understanding the US-Russia Nuclear Schism,' Survival, vol. 59, issue 2 (2017), pp. 33-66.

        3. Michael Mccgwire, 'The rise and fall of the NPT: an opportunity for Britain', International Affairs, vol. 81, no. 1 (2005), pp. 115-140

        4. Toby Dalton, Togzhan Kassenova, Lauren Williams, Perspectives on the Evolving Nuclear Order (Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2016), available Online

        5. William Walker, 'Nuclear Order and Disorder,' International Affairs, vol. 76, no. 4 (October 2000), pp. 703-724

      2. Secondary readings 2 items
        1. David Hannay, Thomas R. Pickering, 'Building on the Iran Nuclear Agreement,' Survival, vol. 59, issue 2 (2017), pp. 153-166

        2. William Walker, A Perpetual Menace: Nuclear Weapons and International Order (London: Routledge, 2011)

    2. Seminar 2 - Nuclear Proliferation and Non-Proliferation. 4 items
      1. Core readings 3 items
        1. Bradley A. Thayer, 'The Causes of Nuclear Proliferation and the Utility of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime,' Security Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, (1995), pp. 463-519

        2. Tanya Ogilvie-White, 'Is there a theory of nuclear proliferation? An analysis of,'  the contemporary debate,' The Nonproliferation Review, vol. 4, issue 1 (Fall 1996), pp. 43-60

        3. Etel Solingen, "The Political Economy of Nuclear Restraint," International Security, vol. 19, no. 2, 1994, pp. 126-179

      2. Secondary readings 1 item
        1. Paul, T.V., Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000)

    3. Seminar 3: Debating a Nuclear Free World 5 items
      1. Core readings 4 items
        1. Beatrice Fihn, 'The Logic of Banning Nuclear Weapons,' Survival, vol. 59, issue 1 (2017), pp. 43-50

        2. James E. Doyle, 'Why Eliminate Nuclear Weapons?' Survival, vol. 50, no. 1 (2013), pp. 7-34

        3. Barry M. Blechman and Alexander R. Bollfras, 'Zero nuclear weapons,' The Nonproliferation Review, vol. 17, no. 3 (2010, pp. 569-575.

        4. George Perkovich and James M. Acton, Abolishing Nuclear Weapons, Adelphi Paper no. 396(London: IISS, 2008)

      2. Secondary readings 1 item
        1. Bhumitra Chakma, South Asia's Nuclear Security (London: Routledge, 2015)

  11. Going beyond your reading list 1 item
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  12. Narcissism and politics : dreams of glory - Jerrold Post 2014

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