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This list relates to the 2017-18 which ended on 18/08/2018
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  2. Textbooks 2 items
    1. Contemporary security studies 2016

      Book  One of the main textbooks to be used, and recommended for purchase. Earlier editions are similar and remain useable, and are also available in the Library

    2. Sovereignty after empire: comparing the Middle East and Central Asia - Sally N. Cummings, Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2011

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Offers a systematic comparison of the two regions.


  3. General sources

    See below for a list of general sources and relevant journals.


  4. Seminar Topics

    Note: The weeks refer to the weeks of seminar presentations and discussion. Lectures on these topics will be held the preceding week.

  5. Week 1: The Field of Security Studies: Comparing Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches 29 items
    Please come prepared: • to identify at least one topic for which you will present and a second for which you will serve as the rapporteur. • to be able to offer your own preliminary view of how the international system operates. • to be able to offer your views on which single (or combination of) security theories you find most convincing • each of you will be put into one of three groups: Central Asia and Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa to report critically on recent news items related to security issues of these three sub-regions.
    1. Main recommended reading: 2 items
      1. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2016

        Book  Chapter 1.

    2. Please consult some of the literature listed in General Sources as well as additional useful readings on theories: 15 items
      1. Controversies in international relations theory: realism and the neo-liberal challenge - Charles W. Kegley 1995

        Book  Especially chapters by Kegley, Waltz, Greico, and Ray.

      2. A world restored - Henry A. Kissinger 1973

        Book 

      3. Diplomacy - Henry A. Kissinger 1995

        Book 

      4. The tragedy of Great Power politics - John J. Mearsheimer 2001

        Book 

      5. Politics among nations: the struggle for power and peace - Hans J. Morgenthau, Kenneth W. Thompson, W. David Clinton 2006

        Book 

      6. The origins of alliances - Stephen M Walt 1987

        Book 

      7. Theory of international politics - Kenneth Neal Waltz 1979

        Book 

    3. Further sources on human security: 3 items
    4. Specifically on gender and war: 9 items
      1. Women and war - Jean Bethke Elshtain 1995

        Book 

      2. Bananas, beaches and bases: making feminist sense of international politics - Cynthia H. Enloe 2014

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Especially chapter 4.

      3. Men, women and war - Martin Van Creveld 2001

        Book 

      4. Humane warfare - Christopher Coker 2001

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book. Chapters 4 and 5.

  6. Week 2: Realism and War 68 items
    1. Required reading 30 items
      1. The international politics of the Middle East - Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2015

        Book  Chapters 7-8.

      2. International relations of the Middle East - Louise Fawcett 2013

        Book  Chapters 9, 10, 12-15.

      3. The Middle East - Ellen Lust 2014

        Book  Chapters 7-9.

      4. The origins of alliances - Stephen M Walt 1987

        Book 

      5. Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict: [a history with documents] - Charles D. Smith 2013

        Book  Older editions also available in Library.

      6. The road to Ramadan - Mohamed Heikal 1975

        Book 

      7. Iran and Iraq at war - Shahram Chubin, Charles Tripp 1988

        Book 

      8. The Gulf War reader: history, documents, opinions - Micah L. Sifry, Christopher Cerf 1991

        Book 

      9. Iraq's road to war - Amatzia Baram, Barry M. Rubin 1994

        Book 

      10. The Iraq war: causes and consequences - Rick Fawn, Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2006

        Book 

      11. International relations of the Middle East - Louise L'Estrange Fawcett 2013

        Book  Chapters 3, 4, 10, 12, 15.

      12. The Middle East in international relations: power, politics and ideology - Fred Halliday 2005

        Book  Chapter 6. Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. On realism 11 items
      1. The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations - John Baylis, Steven M. Smith, Patricia Owens 2014

        Book  Chapter 6.

      2. World politics: trend and transformation - Charles W. Kegley, Shannon Lindsey Blanton 2012

        Book  Chapters 2 and 15.

      3. Introduction to international relations: theories and approaches - Robert H. Jackson, Georg Sørensen 2012

        Book  Chapter 3.

      4. International relations theory - Paul R. Viotti, Mark V. Kauppi 2011

        Book 

      5. Ways of war and peace: realism, liberalism, and socialism - Michael W Doyle 1997

        Book  Introduction and conclusion to part 1.

      6. Realism and international relations - Jack Donnelly 2000

        Book  Chapter 1. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. The logic of anarchy: neorealism to structural realism - Barry Buzan, Charles A. Jones, Richard Little 1993

        Book  Chapter 1.

    3. Balance of power and ‘great game’ theories 27 items
      1. The international politics of the Middle East - Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2015

        Book  Especially chapters 1 and 7.

      2. International relations of the Middle East - Louise L'Estrange Fawcett 2013

        Book  Especially chapters 2, 3, 4, 9 and 16.

      3. Sovereignty and intervention 11 items
        1. Just intervention - Anthony F. Lang 2003

          Book  Especially chapters by Nardin, Onuf, Wheeler, Chesterman, and Hashmi.

        2. The Iraq war: causes and consequences - Rick Fawn, Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2006

          Book 

  7. Week 3. Weak States, Minorities, Political Instability and Conflict 60 items
    1. Required Reading: 7 items
      1. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2016

        Book  Read 'Regime Security'.

      2. The international politics of the Middle East - Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2015

        Book  Chapter 3.

      3. International relations of the Middle East - Louise L'Estrange Fawcett 2013

        Book  Chapter 7.

    2. State building 13 items
      1. Libya after Gadhafi - Saskia van Genugten 2011

        Article 

    3. Nationalism and state formation in the Middle East 11 items
      1. International relations of the Middle East - Louise Fawcett 2013

        Book  Chapters 6 and 7.

      2. The international politics of the Middle East - Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2015

        Book  Chapter 4.

      3. Rethinking nationalism in the Arab Middle East - James P Jankowski, Israel Gershoni 1997

        Book 

    4. Nationalism and state formation in Central Asia including Tajikistan 18 items
    5. Lebanon 11 items
      1. Civilian jihad: nonviolent struggle, democratization, and governance in the Middle East - Maria J. Stephan 2009

        Book  Chapters 12 and 16. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  8. Week 4: Regimes, democratization and authoritarianism 78 items
    1. Required readings: 10 items
      1. Dictatorial Peace? - Mark Peceny, Caroline C. Beer and Shannon Sanchez-Terry 2002

        Article 

      2. The Democratic Peace: And Yet It Moves - Bruce Russett, Christopher Layne, David E. Spiro and Michael W. Doyle 1995

        Article 

      3. MacMillan, John, "Whose democracy?, Which Peace?, Contextualizing the democratic Peace"
        International Politics 2004 (MMS)

    2. Readings: Democratization and Revolution 34 items
      1. The struggle over democracy in the Middle East: regional politics and external policies - Nathan J. Brown, Emad Eldin Shahin 2010

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Ben Ali's Fall - Peter J. Schraeder, Hamadi Redissi 2011

        Article 

      3. Army Guys - Robert Springborg, Clement M. Henry 2011

        Article 

      4. Symposium: The Arab Uprisings and U.S. Policy: What Is the American National Interest? - Anthony H. Cordesman, Barak Barfi, Bassam Haddad, Karim Mezran 2011

        Article 

      5. The Impact of Election Systems - John M. Carey, Andrew Reynolds 2011

        Article 

      6. The Global Context - Marc F. Plattner 2011

        Article 

      7. Why the Modest Harvest? - Jason Brownlee, Tarek Masoud, Andrew Reynolds 2013

        Article 

      8. The Arab uprising: the unfinished revolutions of the new Middle East - Marc Lynch 2012

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      9. Democratization: Vol 22, No 2 - Raymond Hinnebusch 2015

        Journal  Special Issue: From Arab Spring to Arab Winter: Explaining the limits of post-uprising democratisation.

    3. Authoritarianism 23 items
      1. Sultanistic regimes - Chehabi, H. E., Linz, Juan J. 1998

        Book  Especially chapter by Chehabi and Linz, and by Snyder.

      2. Authoritarianism in the Middle East: regimes and resistance - Marsha Pripstein Posusney, Michele Penner Angrist 2005

        Book  Introduction.

      3. The Limits of Limited Reforms - Michael McFaul, Tamara Cofman Wittes 2008

        Article 

    4. Central Asia 11 items
  9. Week 5: Nuclear weapons and WMD 56 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2016

        Book  Chapter 20.

    2. General: Nuclear Weapons and Security 19 items
      1. Thinking about nuclear weapons - Michael Quinlan 1997

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Deterrence - Lawrence Freedman 2004

        Book 

      3. Abolishing nuclear weapons: a debate - George and, James Acton 2009

        Book 

      4. Nuclear non-proliferation and global order - Harald Müller, David Fischer, Wolfgang Kötter 1994

        Book 

      5. The 2010 NPT Review Conference: Deconstructing Consensus - William Potter, Patricia Lewis, Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova, Miles Pompe 2010

        Document 

      6. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

        Webpage  Publications on various nuclear topics.

    3. Nuclear Weapons and MENA 17 items
      1. Iran's nuclear ambitions - Shahram Chubin 2006

        Book 

      2. Iran's nuclear program: realities and repercussions - Markaz al-Imarat lil-Dirasat wa-al-Bu.huth al-Istiratijiyah 2006

        Book 

      3. Rethinking Iran - Robert E. Hunter 2010

        Article 

      4. The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran: The Limits of Containment - Eric S. Edelman and Evan Braden Montgomery, Andrew F. Krepinevich 2011

        Article 

    4. The US-Israel-Iran triangle and the nuclear crisis 13 items
      1. Shia power: next target Iran? - Michel Korinman, John Laughland 2007

        Book 

      2. Iran Nuclear Deal: Debunking the Myths - The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 2015

        Webpage 

    5. Central Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone 3 items
  10. Week 6: Independent Learning Week - no classes

  11. Week 7: Terrorism 36 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Contemporary security studies - Collins, Alan c2010

        Book  Read: Chapter 20.

    2. Terrorism (general) 13 items
      1. Terrorism versus democracy: the liberal state response - Paul Wilkinson 2011 (electronic book)

        Book  Other editionsavailable in library.

      2. Global responses to terrorism: 9/11, the war in Afghanistan, and beyond - Mary Buckley, Rick Fawn 2003

        Book  Especially chapter by Paul Wilkinson. Available in Library and as an e-book.

      3. Inside terrorism - Bruce Hoffman 2006

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book. Older editions also available in Library.

      4. Terror and liberalism - Paul Berman 2003

        Book 

      5. Inside Al Qae'da: global network of terror - Rohan Gunaratna 2002

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      6. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon, Jean-Paul Sartre, Constance Farrington 1967

        Book 

      7. Why men rebel - Ted Robert Gurr 1970

        Book 

      8. The end of terrorism? - Leonard Weinberg 2012

        Book 

      9. The roots of terrorism - Louise Richardson 2006

        Book 

    3. Terrorism and Political Violence in the Middle East 15 items
      1. The international politics of the Middle East - Raymond A. Hinnebusch 2015

        Book  Chapters 7-8.

      2. International relations of the Middle East - Louise L'Estrange Fawcett 2009

        Book  Chapter 12.

      3. The foreign policies of Middle East states - Raymond A. Hinnebusch, Anoushiravan Ehteshami 2002

        Book  Chapters 5-8.

      4. Jihad: the trail of political Islam - Gilles Kepel, Anthony F. Roberts 2006

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book. Other editions also available.

      5. Islamic fundamentalism since 1945 - Beverley Milton-Edwards 2014

        Book 

      6. Algeria: anger of the dispossessed - Martin Evans, John Phillips 2007

        Book 

      7. International Crisis Group

        Website  Various reports and briefings available at: Reports

    4. Terrorism and Political Violence in Central Asia 4 items
  12. Week 8: The New Security Threats 32 items
    1. Required Readings on Transnational Crime: 5 items
      1. Contemporary security studies - Alan Collins 2010

        Book  Read: Chapter 25

      2. New & old wars: organized violence in a global era - Mary Kaldor 2012

        Book  Chapter 4 (digitised).

    2. Required Reading on Water: 4 items
      1. Contemporary security studies - Collins, Alan c2010

        Book  Chapters 14, 15, 22.

    3. Migration and Security 4 items
    4. Trafficking in the Region(s) 13 items
    5. Literature on the broader issue of 'environmental security' 6 items
      1. Environment, scarcity, and violence - Thomas F. Homer-Dixon 1999

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      2. An Endangered Planet - J. Sutherland 2000

        Chapter  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      3. The environment and international relations - John Vogler, Mark F. Imber 1996

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

  13. Week 9: Oil, Rentierism, Clientelism and Security 52 items
    1. Required Readings 7 items
      1. International relations of the Middle East - Louise L'Estrange Fawcett 2013

        Book  Read: chapters 5, 14

      2. The violence of petro-dollar regimes: Algeria, Iraq and Libya - Luis Martínez, Cynthia Schoch 2012

        Book  Especially the Introduction.

    2. Readings 3 items
    3. Middle East 31 items
      1. The changing dynamics of energy in the Middle East - Anthony H. Cordesman, Khalid R. Al-Rodhan 2006

        Book 

      2. Handbook of oil politics - Robert E. Looney 2012

        Book 

      3. The Oil Weapon - William R. Brown 1982

        Article 

      4. Oil in the Gulf: obstacles to democracy and development - Daniel Heradstveit, Helge Hveem 2004

        Book 

    4. Central Asia 11 items
      1. Oil, transition and security in Central Asia - Sally N. Cummings 2003

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

  14. Week 10: Islam, the State and the Clash of Civilizations 59 items
    1. Required readings 9 items
      1. International relations of the Middle East - Louise L'Estrange Fawcett 2013

        Book  Read: chapter by Peter Mandaville on Islam

    2. Readings 17 items
      1. The failure of political Islam - Olivier Roy, Carol Volk 1994

        Book 

      2. Jihad: the trail of political Islam - Gilles Kepel 2002

        Book  Other editions also available. Available in Library and as an e-book.

      3. Face to face with political Islam - François Burgat 2003

        Book 

      4. Muslim politics - Eickelman, Dale F. 2004

        Book 

      5. Global political Islam - Peter G. Mandaville 2007

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      6. Political Islam observed - Frédéric Volpi 2010

        Book 

      7. Islam, the Middle East, and the new global hegemony - Simon Murden 2002

        Book  Chapters 1, 2, 3, 7

      8. The Islamic threat: myth or reality? - John L. Esposito 1999

        Book  Chapters 1, 7.

      9. Islam in foreign policy - Adeed I. Dawisha 1983

        Book 

      10. Islam in a world of nation-states - James P. Piscatori 1986

        Book 

    3. Clash of Civilizations Debate 12 items
      1. The far enemy: why jihad went global - Fawaz A. Gerges 2005

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

    4. Middle East 9 items
    5. Central Asia 12 items
      1. Central Asia: More than Islamic extremists - Svante E. Cornell, Regine A. Spector 2002

        Article 

  15. Week 11: Identity in Regional Politics: State, Trans-state and Sub-state 60 items
    At this final session we will also hold a revision session which includes details on exam format and some exam advice. Lecture (Week 9) Theory (RH): The security implications of the multiplicity of identities in MENA and CA
    1. Required readings 6 items
      1. International relations of the Middle East - Louise L'Estrange Fawcett 2013

        Book  Read: Chapter 7

    2. Readings: Nationalism 18 items
      1. Nationalism and modernism: a critical survey of recent theories of nations and nationalism - Anthony D. Smith 1998

        Book  esp. chap 3,4 and 8. Available in Library and as an e-book.

      2. Nations and nationalism - Ernest Gellner 1983

        Book 

      3. The many faces of national security in the Arab World - Bahgat Korany, Paul Noble, Rex Brynen 1993

        Book  esp chap 8, 10-12.

      4. Rethinking nationalism in the Arab Middle East - James P Jankowski, Israel Gershoni 1997

        Book 

      5. Nationalism the Middle East: The Case of Pan-Arabism - Youssef Choueiri 2008

        Chapter  Available in Library and as an e-book.

    3. Transnationalism 18 items
      1. International society and the Middle East: English school theory at the regional level - Barry Buzan, Ana Gonzalez-Pelaez 2009

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      2. Transnational religion and fading states - Susann Hoeber Rudolph, James P. Piscatori 1997

        Book 

      3. The Islamic Revival - Paul Lubeck 2000

        Chapter 

      4. Middle Eastern minorities and diasporas - Moshe Ma`oz, Gabriel Sheffer 2002

        Book 

      5. Transnational Muslim politics: reimagining the umma - Peter G. Mandaville 2001

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      6. Islamic networks: the Afghan-Pakistan connection - Mariam Abou Zahab, Olivier Roy, John King 2004

        Book 

      7. Global political Islam - Peter G. Mandaville 2007

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book. esp. chap. 8 and 9.

      8. Political Islam observed - Frédéric Volpi 2010

        Book  esp. chap. 8

    4. Minorities 14 items
      1. Eastern Christianity in the modern Middle East - Anthony O'Mahony, Emma Loosley 2010

        Book