Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3229: Disrupting Western and Neo-Liberal Hegemony: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Post-WWII

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

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.

Basic reading:

Barkawi, T. Globalization and War (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006).

Basham, Victoria M. War, Identity and the Liberal State: Everyday experiences of the geopolitics in the armed forces (London: Routledge, 2013).

Beckett, I. Modern Insurgencies and Counter-Insurgencies: Guerrillas and their Opponents since 1750 (Routledge, 2001).

Black, J. Insurgency and counterinsurgency [electronic resource]: a global history (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

Catignani, S. Israeli counter-insurgency and the Intifadas: dilemmas of a conventional army (London: Routledge, 2008).

Cordell, K. & Wolff, S. Ethnic conflict: causes, consequences, and responses (Cambridge: Polity, 2009/2010).

Dyvik, Synne L. Gendering counterinsurgency: performativity, experience and embodiment in the Afghan 'theatre of war' (London: Routledge, 2017).

Enloe, C. Globalization & Militarism: Feminists Make the Link (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

Farrell, T. The Norms of War: Cultural Beliefs and Modern Conflict (Lynne Rienner, 2005).

Farrell, T. Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan, 2001–2014 (Vintage, 2017).

Graham, S. Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism (London: Verso, 2010).

Gross, M.L. The ethics of insurgency: a critical guide to just guerrilla warfare (Cambridge: CUP, 2015).

Higate, P. R. (ed.) Military Masculinities: Identity and the State. (London: Praeger, 2003).

Jones, C. and Catignani, S. Israel and Hizbollah: an asymmetric conflict in historical and comparative perspective (London: Routledge, 2010).

Kaldor, M. New Wars and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era (Polity, 2006).

Kinsey, C. and Patterson, M.H. Contractors and War: The Transformation of United States' Expeditionary Operations (Stanford University Press, 2012).

Porter, P. Military Orientalism: Eastern War through Western Eyes (Hurst, 2009).

Rabi, U. International intervention in local conflicts: crisis management and conflict resolution since the Cold War (London: Tauris, 2010).

Rich, P.B. and Duyvesteyn I. The Routledge handbook of insurgency and counterinsurgency [electronic resource] (New York: Routledge, 2012).

Shaw, M. The New Western Way of War: Risk-Transfer War and its Crisis in Iraq (Polity, 2005).

Smith, R. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World (Allen Lane, 2005).

Von Clausewitz, C. On War. Edited and translated by Michael Howard and Peter Paret. (Princeton University Press, 1976).

Wacquant, L. Urban Outcasts: A Comparative Sociology of Advanced Marginality (Cambridge: Polity, 2007).

Whittaker, D. J. (ed.), The Terrorism Reader 3rd edition (London: Routledge 2007).

Woodward, R. and Duncanson, C. (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).