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  1. Guide to the Reading 8 items
    1. Much of the reading for this module is in the form of articles and book chapters, many of which will be available electronically. Our subject librarian is Claire Mazer. Please consult Blackboard Learn for updated information regarding readings for each specific week.

      To help with developing a general appreciation or overview of the topic I would recommend that you read at least one of the following:

    2. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Essential reading

    3. Global transformations: politics, economics and culture - David Held 1999

      Book Essential reading This very influential book seeks to provide a systematic scheme for analysing trends in the development of the many dimensions of globalisation across space and time.

    4. Rethinking globalization - Nick Bisley c2007

      Book Recommended reading This book has the advantage of standing back from what has been a fast-moving debate in order to review and evaluate many of the key claims and positions to date. It will help you navigate through the wider debates

    5. The sources of social power: Volume 4: Globalizations, 1945-2011 - Michael Mann 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading An important historical sociological analysis of the developments and trends in global order since 1945.

    6. Making globalization - R. J. Holton 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    7. Globalization and the postcolonial world: the new political economy of development - Ankie M. M. (Ankie Maria Margaretha) Hoogvelt, 2001

      Book Recommended reading Combines concise theoretical discussion with a concern for the implications of globalisation beyond the advanced industrial world. Accessible and refreshing.

    8. The globalization reader 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

  2. Similar to the above if not quite as relevant for a Politics perspective 9 items
    1. Globalization theory: approaches and controversies - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2007

      Book Other reading A valuable recent re-examination of the debates with contributions by key authors.

    2. Theorizing global studies - Darren J. O'Byrne, Alexander Hensby 2011

      Book Other reading A book which draws on works in Sociology as much if not more than from Politics.

    3. This is a 6 volume collection of papers - too expensive to buy but available in the library

    4. Globalization: critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 1: Analytical perspectives - Roland Robertson, Kathleen White 2003

      Book Other reading

    5. Globalization: critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 2: The nation-state and international relations - Roland Robertson, Kathleen White 2003

      Book Other reading

    6. Globalization: critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 3: Global membership and participation - Roland Robertson, Kathleen White 2003

      Book Other reading

    7. Globalization: critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 4: Culture and identity - Roland Robertson, Kathleen White 2003

      Book Other reading

    8. Globalization: critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 5: Religion, nature and the built environment - Roland Robertson, Kathleen White 2003

      Book Other reading

    9. Globalization: critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 6: Specialized applications and resistance to globalizationt - Roland Robertson, Kathleen White 2003

      Book Other reading

  3. Theoretical perspectives. 4 items
    For this lecture and seminar we shall look at three very different approaches to the development of a globalised politics, the mechanisms at work and the challenges that they highlight.
    1. Global transformations: politics, economics and culture - David Held 1999

      Book Essential reading

    2. A globalizing world?: culture, economics, politics - David Held 2004

      Book Essential reading ‘A Globalizing Society’ by Allan Cochrane & Kathy Pain, pages 15-30. (These pieces are representative of what is probably the most widely used conceptualisation of globalisation in International Relations/Political Science)

    3. Disjuncture and difference in the global cultural economy - Arjun Appaduria 06/1990

      Article Essential reading (This piece is an intellectually challenging – and I would add stimulating and highly rewarding exploration of the disjunctures between the different rhythms or dynamics of the globalising process and the disharmony that this fosters. The author captures ‘a lot’ in a relatively short article.)

    4. Stanford School on Sociological Institutionalism: A Global Cultural Approach1 - Didem Buhari-Gulmez 06/09/2010

      Article Essential reading (this approach tends to emphasise dynamics of norm-diffusion and social-learning)

  4. ‘Long cycles’ & the challenge of global order in the twenty-first century 13 items
    ‘Long cycle theory’ offers a powerful perspective upon the conditions of order in the international system over time. Ominously, the implications of this approach are that the C21st century faces a unique ‘crisis of ordering’ that might require wholesale structural change to address
    1. The long twentieth century: money, power and the origins of our times - Giovanni Arrighi 2010

      Book Essential reading ‘Postscript to the Second Edition’, pp. 371-386

    2. Accelerating democratic global state formation - Christopher Chase-Dunn, Hiroko Inoue 06/2012

      Article Recommended reading

    3. Why a World State is Inevitable - Alexander Wendt 12/2003

      Article Recommended reading

    4. The Expansion of international society - Hedley Bull, Adam Watson 1984

      Book Other reading

    5. International systems in world history: remaking the study of international relations - Barry Buzan, Richard Little 2000

      Book Other reading

    6. World History in a Global Age - Michael Geyer, Charles Bright 10/1995

      Article Other reading

    7. Globalization: a short history - Jèurgen Osterhammel, Niels P. Petersson, Dona Geyer c2005

      Book Other reading

    8. The great transformation - Karl Polanyi 1975, c1944

      Book Other reading

  5. The ‘social compact’ & the challenge of global order in the twenty-first century 8 items
    This topic examines the fragile social bases of order in the contemporary capitalist system and the challenges of re-establishing a social compact under conditions of globalisation.
    1. The great transformation - Karl Polanyi 1975, c1944

      Book Recommended reading

    2. Taming globalization: frontiers of governance - David Held, Mathias Koenig-Archibugi 2003

      Book Essential reading ‘Taking Embedded Liberalism Global: The Corporate Connection’ by John Ruggie

    3. The global resistance reader - Stephen Gill

      Chapter Essential reading Read chapter 5, pp. 54-64, ‘Theorizing the interregnum: the double movement and global politics in the 1990s’

    4. Reviving Hayek’s Dream - Owen Worth 02/01/2017

      Article Recommended reading

  6. Sovereignty and the state 57 items
    The implications of globalisation for the state has been a major theme in the field. This seminar examines the types of impact globalisation has for the development of the state as a political form and the underlying principle of sovereignty.
    1. Rethinking globalization

      Chapter Essential reading Read chapter 3, pp. 56-81, Globalization and the State: Leviathan Under Threat?

    2. Globalization and Its History - Michael Lang 12/2006

      Article Recommended reading

    3. International Norm Dynamics and Political Change - Martha Finnemore and Kathryn Sikkink 1998

      Article Essential reading

    4. The myth of the powerless state - Linda Weiss 1998

      Book Recommended reading

    5. Globalization and war

      Chapter Recommended reading Read Chapter 1, pp 1-25, The Flase Dawn of "Globalization"

    6. Globalization and war

      Chapter Recommended reading Chapter 2

    7. The Paradoxes of Contemporary Democracy: Formal, Participatory, and Social Dimensions - Evelyne Huber, Dietrich Rueschemeyer, John D. Stephens 04/1997

      Article Recommended reading (also published in Lisa Anderson, ed. (1999) Transitions to Democracy, Columbia, ch.8. Shelf Number JC423.T74)

    8. Capitalism unleashed: finance globalization and welfare - Andrew Glyn 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    9. The globalization reader 2015 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading Brief extracts from Ohmae & Strange, ‘Part V Political Globalization I

    10. Globalization in question - Paul Q. Hirst, Grahame Thompson, Simon Bromley 2009

      Book Recommended reading

    11. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading P. Hirst and Grahame Thompson, ‘Globalisation – A necessary myth?’

    12. Global political economy - John Ravenhill 2005

      Book Recommended reading C. Hay, ‘Globalization’s impact on states’

    13. Global shift: reshaping the global economic map in the 21st century

      Chapter Recommended reading Read Chapter 5 (in 4th ed), "The State is Dead...Long Live the State".

    14. Globalization and international relations theory

      Chapter Recommended reading Read Chapter 5, pp 89-106, The Competition State

    15. Global transformations: politics, economics and culture - David Held 1999

      Book Recommended reading Chapters 3-5

    16. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading Readings from Part IV.

    17. The global economy—myths and realities - Paul Hirst 07/1997

      Article Recommended reading

    18. The future of the capitalist state - Bob Jessop 2002

      Book Recommended reading

    19. The globalization reader - Frank Lechner, John Boli 2004

      Book Recommended reading Readings from Part IV.

    20. States versus markets: the emergence of a global economy - Herman M. Schwartz 2000

      Book Recommended reading

    21. The retreat of the state: the diffusion of power in the world economy - Susan Strange 1996

      Book Recommended reading

    22. The end of the nation state: the rise of regional economies - Ken'ichi åOmae 1995

      Book Recommended reading

    23. Globalization: critical concepts in sociology, Vol. 2: The nation-state and international relations - Roland Robertson, Kathleen White 2003

      Book Recommended reading ‘Embedding the Global in the National’ by Saskia Sassen,

    24. States versus markets: the emergence of a global economy - Herman M. Schwartz 2000

      Book Recommended reading

    25. The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations 2014

      Book Recommended reading International Political Economy in an age of Globalization by N. Woods

    26. Globalization and the postcolonial world: the new political economy of development - d1941- Hoogvelt, Ankie M. M. (Ankie Maria Margaretha) 2001

      Book Recommended reading

    27. The Westfailure System - Susan Strange 1999

      Article Recommended reading pp. 345-354

  7. Liberal ethics: poverty and inequality 36 items
    This seminar examines competing liberal positions on the moral responsibility to relieve poverty induced suffering.
    1. Famine, Affluence, and Morality - Peter Singer 1972

      Article Essential reading

    2. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Essential reading ‘Priorities of Global Justice’ by T. Pogge,

    3. National responsibility and global justice - David Miller 12/2008

      Article Essential reading

    4. The law of peoples: with, "The idea of public reason revisited"

      Chapter Essential reading Read Section 16, pp. 113-120, On distributive justice among peoples.

    5. International Distributive Justice - Simon Caney 2001

      Article Recommended reading

    6. Debate a Reply to Miller - Simon Caney 2002

      Article Recommended reading pp. 974-983

    7. Global justice - Thomas Pogge 2007

      Book Recommended reading (there’s a number of relevant essays in this collection)

    8. Globalization theory: approaches and controversies - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2007

      Book Recommended reading ‘Reframing Global Economic Security and Justice’ by T. Pogge,

    9. Global political economy - John Ravenhill 2005

      Book Recommended reading ‘Globalization, Poverty, and Inequality’ by R.H. Wade,

    10. Global political economy - John Ravenhill 2005

      Book Recommended reading ‘Globalization and Development in the South’ by C. Thomas,

    11. The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations 2014

      Book Recommended reading ‘Poverty, Development, and hunger’ by C. Thomas,

    12. Worlds apart: the North-South divide and the international system - Nassau A. Adams 1993

      Book Recommended reading

    13. Globalization theory: approaches and controversies - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2007

      Book Essential reading ‘Reframing Global Economic Security & Justice’ by Thomas Pogge,

    14. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading ‘The Rise of the Fourth World’ by M. Castells,

    15. By the Numbers - James K. Galbraith 2002

      Article Recommended reading

    16. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading Readings from Part IV.

    17. Global inequality: patterns and explanations - David Held, Ayse Kaya 2006

      Book Recommended reading

    18. Globalisation and Inequality - Andrew Hurrell, Ngaire Woods 12/1995

      Article Recommended reading

    19. Globalization, poverty and inequality: between a rock and a hard place - Raphael Kaplinsky 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    20. The globalization reader - Frank Lechner, John Boli 2004

      Book Recommended reading Readings from Part IV

    21. Globalization North and South - Jan Nederveen Pieterse 02/2000

      Article Recommended reading

    22. The law of peoples: with, "The idea of public reason revisited" - John Rawls 1999

      Book Recommended reading (particularly Part II)

    23. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading ‘Globalization and Gendered Inequality’ by J. Steans,

    24. Globalization and its discontents revisited: anti-globalization in the era of Trump - Joseph E. Stiglitz 2017

      Book Recommended reading

    25. Global governance, development and human security: the challenge of poverty and inequality - Caroline Thomas 2000

      Book Recommended reading

    26. Global political economy - John Ravenhill 2005

      Book Recommended reading ‘Globalization and Development in the South’ by Caroline Thomas,

    27. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading UNDP Report 1999, ‘Patterns of Global Inequality’

    28. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading ‘Are Global Poverty and Inequality Getting Worse?’ by R.H. Wade/M. Wolf,

    29. Is the WTO Legit? - Kevin Watkins 09/2002

      Article Recommended reading pp78-9

    30. The global transformations reader: an introduction to the globalization debate - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2003

      Book Recommended reading ‘Order, Globalization and Inequality in World Politics’ by N. Woods,

  8. Liberal intervention and nation-building 64 items
    Whilst intervention has had the highest profile in western relations with the post-colonial world it is the rise of more subtle and institutionalised practices of state-building that are likely to have the deepest impact. This seminar will examine these practices and evaluate the political questions they present.
    1. Saving liberal peacebuilding - Roland Paris 2010

      Article Essential reading

    2. The dilemmas of statebuilding: confronting the contradictions of postwar peace operations - Roland Paris, Timothy D. Sisk 2009

      Book Essential reading ‘The dangers of a tight embrace: externally assisted statebuilding in Afghanistan’ by Astri Suhrke,

    3. Regulating statehood: state building and the transformation of the global order - Shahar Hameiri 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading ‘State Building: The Emergence of a new Mode of Governance’ pp. 64-91.

    4. Beyond State-Building: Global Governance and the Crisis of the Nation-State System in the 21st Century - Mark T. Berger, Heloise Weber 2006

      Article Recommended reading [Short, read as a companion piece to the other Berger article]

    5. Global governance and the new wars: the merging of development and security - Mark Duffield 2001

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Empire lite: nation building in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan - Michael Ignatieff 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    7. Humanitarian intervention: an introduction - Aidan Hehir 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    8. International statebuilding - David Chandler 2010

      Book Recommended reading

    9. The dilemmas of statebuilding: confronting the contradictions of postwar peace operations - Roland Paris, Timothy D. Sisk 2009

      Book Recommended reading

    10. From war to democracy : dilemmas of peacebuilding - Anna Jarstad 2008

      Book Recommended reading

    11. Making states work : state failure and the crisis of governance - Simon Chesterman 2005

      Book Recommended reading

    12. Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States - James D. Fearon, David D. Laitin 2004

      Article Recommended reading

    13. Fixing failed states: a framework for rebuilding a fractured world - Ashraf Ghani, Clare Lockhart 2008 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    14. Saving Failed States - Gerald B. Helman, Steven R. Ratner 24/1992

      Article Recommended reading

    15. When states fail: causes and consequences - Robert I. Rotberg c2004

      Book Recommended reading

    16. Empire lite: nation building in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan - Michael Ignatieff 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    17. New perspectives on liberal peacebuilding - Edward Newman, Roland Paris, Oliver P. Richmond c2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    18. Empire lite: nation building in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan - Michael Ignatieff 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    19. Humanitarian intervention: an introduction - Aidan Hehir 2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading

    20. Rethinking globalization - Nick Bisley c2007

      Book Recommended reading N. Bisley, Chapter 6 ‘Globalization and the Changing Face of War’

    21. The globalization reader - Frank Lechner, John Boli 2004

      Book Recommended reading Mustapha Kamal Pasha, ‘Globalization, Islam and Resistance’

    22. The new wars - Herfried Mèunkler c2005

      Book Recommended reading

    23. Globalization theory: approaches and controversies - David Held, Anthony G. McGrew 2007

      Book Recommended reading Anthony McGrew, ‘Organised Violence in the Making (and Remaking) of Globalization’

    24. Orientalism Reconsidered - Edward W. Said 23/1985

      Article Recommended reading

    25. The transparency of evil: essays on extreme phenomena - Jean Baudrillard 1993

      Book Recommended reading

    26. The spirit of terrorism ; and other essays - Jean Baudrillard 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    27. Wars of the Globalization Era - Zygmunt Bauman 02/2001

      Article Recommended reading

    28. Acts of resistance: against the tyranny of the market - Pierre Bourdieu 1998

      Book Recommended reading

    29. Jihad vs. McWorld - Benjamin R. Barber 2003, c1995

      Book Recommended reading

    30. Globalization and international relations theory - Ian Clark 1999

      Book Recommended reading (Chapter 6, The Security State)

    31. A Revolution in Warfare - Eliot A. Cohen 1996

      Article Recommended reading

    32. International relations: critical concepts in political science - Andrew Linklater 2000

      Book Recommended reading Michael Doyle, ‘Kant, Liberal Legacies and Foreign Affairs’

    33. Global governance and the new wars: the merging of development and security - Mark Duffield 2001

      Book Recommended reading

    34. Globalization, the state, and violence - Jonathan Friedman 2003

      Book Recommended reading

    35. Global transformations: politics, economics and culture - David Held 1999

      Book Recommended reading (Chapter 2, ‘The Expanding Reach of Organized Violence’)

    36. Saving Failed States - Gerald B. Helman, Steven R. Ratner 24/1992

      Article Recommended reading

    37. The Clash of Civilizations? - Samuel P. Huntington 1993

      Article Recommended reading

    38. Quasi-states: sovereignty, international relations, and the Third World - Robert H. Jackson 1990

      Book Recommended reading

    39. New and old wars - Mary Kaldor 2012

      Book Recommended reading

    40. Agency and ethics : the politics of military intervention - Anthony Lang 2002

      Book Recommended reading

    41. Postmodern Terrorism - Walter Laqueur 1996

      Article Recommended reading

    42. Beyond Westphalia?: state sovereignty and international intervention - Gene Martin Lyons, Michael Mastanduno 1995

      Book Recommended reading

    43. America's Information Edge - Joseph S. Nye, William A. Owens 1996

      Article Recommended reading

    44. Wars of the 21st century: new threats, new fears - Ignacio Ramonet c2004

      Book Recommended reading

    45. Globalization: a critical introduction - Jan Aart Scholte 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended reading (Chapter 9, Globalization and (In)Security)

    46. The real world order: zones of peace, zones of turmoil - Max Singer, Aaron B. Wildavsky 1996

      Book Recommended reading

    47. Collapsed states: the disintegration and restoration of legitimate authority - I. William Zartman 1995

      Book Recommended reading

  9. Human rights; global values? 31 items
    For some the end of the Cold War promised to be the golden age of human rights yet it has faced many challenges from proponents and detractors alike. This seminar aims to examine the credibility of human rights as an appropriate system of global values in the face of such setbacks.
    1. Human rights in global politics - Timothy Dunne, Nicholas J. Wheeler 1999

      Book Essential reading Bhiku Parekh, ‘Non-ethnocentric univeralism’

    2. What is this thing called global justice? - Kok-Chor Tan 2017 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential reading Kok-Chor Tan, ‘The Universality of Human Rights’

    3. Which Rights are Universal? - Daniel A. Bell 12/1999

      Article Essential reading

    4. Mahathirism and Human Rights in Malaysia - Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani 2010

      Article Essential reading

    5. Religion, human rights and the role of culture - Man Yee Karen Lee 08/2011

      Article Essential reading

    6. Women, culture, and development: a study of human capabilities - Martha Craven Nussbaum, Jonathan Glover, World Institute for Development Economics Research 1995

      Book Recommended reading

    7. The globalization reader - Frank Lechner, John Boli 2004

      Book Recommended reading Hans Kung, ‘A Global Ethic as a Foundation for Global Society’

    8. The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations 2014

      Book Recommended reading Chris Brown, ‘Human Rights’

    9. Human rights fifty years on: a reappraisal - Tony Evans 1998

      Book Recommended reading

    10. Muslim voices in the human rights debate - Heiner Bielefeldt 01.11.1995

      Article Recommended reading

    11. Human Rights: A Feminist Perspective - Gayle Binion 1995

      Article Recommended reading

    12. Human rights - Scott Davidson 1993

      Book Recommended reading

    13. Universal human rights in theory and practice - Jack Donnelly 2013

      Book Recommended reading

    14. Asia's different standard - Bilahari Kausikan 01.10.1993

      Article Recommended reading

    15. Asia's Unacceptable Standard - Aryeh Neier 23/1993

      Article Recommended reading

    16. The new agenda in international relations: from polarization to globalization in world politics - Stephanie Lawson 2002

      Book Recommended reading J. Steans, ‘Globalization and the Discourse of Women’s Human Rights: Transgressing Boundaries in a Post-Cold War World’

    17. Human rights and international relations - R. J. Vincent, Royal Institute of International Affairs 1986

      Book Recommended reading

    18. Prosecuting Dictators - Susan Waltz 22.03.2001

      Article Recommended reading

  10. China and global order 18 items
    1. Is China a Status Quo Power? - Alastair Iain Johnston 2003

      Article Recommended reading

    2. Power Transition Theory and the Rise of China - Douglas Lemke, Ronald L. Tammen 10/2003

      Article Recommended reading

    3. Power Transition Theory and the Rise of China - Douglas Lemke, Ronald L. Tammen 10/2003

      Article Recommended reading

    4. China and the World. - Evan A. Feigenbaum 2017

      Article Essential reading

    5. After hegemony: cooperation and discord in the world political economy - Robert O. Keohane 1984

      Book Recommended reading

    6. How New and Assertive Is China's New Assertiveness? - Alastair Iain Johnston 04/2013

      Article Essential reading

    7. Contemplating China's Future - David Shambaugh 02/07/2016

      Article Essential reading

  11. ‘The challenge of ‘global governance’ 21 items
    Present a summary account of the condition and challenges of ‘global governance’. This should include an account of contemporary multilateralism, key actors, and the reasons that impede further progress.
    1. Our Global Neighborhood 1995

      Webpage Essential reading Chapter One, ‘A New World’, pp. 1-39.

    2. Paying for Peace and Development - Ruben P. Mendez 23/1995

      Article Essential reading

    3. United Nations Management - An Oxymoron? - Baumann, F 01.10.2016

      Article Recommended reading

    4. Power in International Politics - Michael Barnett, Raymond Duvall 2005

      Article Recommended reading

    5. Power in global governance - Michael N. Barnett, Raymond Duvall 2005

      Book Recommended reading

    6. Corporate power in a globalizing world - William Carroll 2010

      Book Recommended reading

    7. On humane governance: toward a new global politics : the World Order Models Report of the Global Civilization Initiative - Richard A. Falk 1995

      Book Recommended reading

    8. Power and resistance in the new world order - Stephen Gill 2008

      Book Recommended reading

    9. Introduction: rising powers and the future of global governance - Kevin Gray, Craig N. Murphy 03/2013

      Article Essential reading

    10. Power and governance in a partially globalized world - Robert O. Keohane 2002

      Book Recommended reading

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