Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3065: Secrets, Lies and Spies

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

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.

Bok, Sissela. Lying: Moral choice in public and private life. Random House LLC, 2011.

Bok, Sissela. Secrets: On the ethics of concealment and revelation. Random House LLC, 1989.

Mearsheimer, John J. Why leaders lie: the truth about lying in international politics. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Rappert, Brian. How to Look Good in War, London, Pluto Press, 2012.

Florini, Ann. "The end of secrecy." Foreign Policy (1998): 50-63.

Florini, Ann, ed. The right to know: transparency for an open world. Columbia University Press, 2007

Gill, Peter, and Mark Phythian. Intelligence in an insecure world. Polity, 2006.

Doig, Alan, and Mark Phythian. "The national interest and the politics of threat exaggeration: The Blair government's case for war against Iraq." The Political Quarterly 76.3 (2005): 368-376.

Glees, Anthony, Philip HJ Davies, and John NL Morrison. The open side of secrecy: Britain's intelligence and security committee. Social Affairs Unit, 2006.

Birchall, Clare. "Introduction to ‘Secrecy and Transparency': The Politics of Opacity and Openness." Theory, Culture & Society 28.7-8 (2011): 7-25.

Glees, Anthony, and Philip HJ Davies. Spinning the Spies: Intelligence, Open Government and the Hutton Inquiry. Social Affairs Unit, 2004.

Runciman, Walter Garrison, ed. Hutton and Butler: Lifting the lid on the workings of power. Vol. 3. Oxford University Press, 2004.

Chambers, Simone. "Behind closed doors: publicity, secrecy, and the quality of deliberation." Journal of Political Philosophy 12.4 (2004): 389-410.

O'Neill, Onora. A question of trust: The BBC Reith Lectures 2002. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Vincent, David. The culture of secrecy: Britain, 1832-1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Moran, Christopher. Classified: secrecy and the state in modern Britain. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Viroli, Maurizio. "From politics to reason of state." Cambridge 11 (1992): 33.

Waldron, Jeremy. "Hobbes and the Principle of Publicity." Pacific philosophical quarterly 82.3-4 (2001): 447-474.

Gaonkar, Dilip Parameshwar, and Robert J. McCarthy. "Panopticism and publicity: Bentham's quest for transparency." Public Culture 6.3 (1994): 547-575.

Luban, David. "The publicity principle." The Theory of Institutional Design (1996).

Sagar, Rahul. "On Combating the Abuse of State Secrecy*." Journal of Political Philosophy 15.4 (2007): 404-427.

Doyle, Michael W. "Three pillars of the liberal peace." American Political Science Review 99.03 (2005): 463-466.

Lipson, Charles. Reliable partners: How democracies have made a separate peace. Princeton University Press, 2013.

Marquardt, James J. Transparency and American primacy in world politics. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011.

Herman, Edward S., and Noam Chomsky. Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media. Random House, 2008.

Miller, David. Tell me lies: Propaganda and media distortion in the attack on Iraq. Pluto Press, 2004.