Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1021: Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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.

Stephen McGlinchey, Rosie Walters and Christian Scheinpflug. 2007. International Relations Theory.

Berenskoetter, Felix, ed. (2016). Concepts in World Politics. London: Sage.

Agnew, John. (1994). “The Territorial Trap: The Geographical Assumptions of International Relations Theory’, Review of International Relations 1(1): 53–80.

Butler, Judith. (2003). ‘Violence, Mourning, Politics’, Studies in Gender and Sexuality 4(1): 9–37.

Buzan, Barry, Ole Wæver, and Jaap de Wilde. (1998). Security: A New Framework for Analysis. London: Lynne Rienner.

Chowdhry, Geeta and Sheila Nair, eds. (2002) Power, Postcolonialism and International Relations: Reading Race, Gender and Class. New York: Routledge.

Enloe, Cynthia. (1989). Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics. London: Pandora.

Cynthia Weber (2010, 3rd Ed). Textbook International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction.

Fanon, Frantz. (1967). Black Skin, White Masks. New York: Grove Press.

Harvey, David. (2001). Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Huntington, Henry P. (2013). ‘A Question of Scale: Local versus Pan-Arctic Impacts from Sea-Ice Change’, in Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change: When the Ice Breaks, edited by Miyase Christensen, Annika E. Nilsson and Nina Wormbs, 114–127. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Kaldor, Mary. (2010). ‘Humanitarian Intervention: Toward a Cosmopolitan Approach’, in The Cosmopolitanism Reader, edited by Garrett W. Brown and David Held, 334–350. Cambridge: Polity Press.

MacKenzie, Megan. (2010). ‘Securitization and de-Securitization: Female Soldiers and the Reconstruction of Women in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone’, in Gender and International Security: Feminist Perspectives, edited by Laura Sjoberg, 151–167. London: Routledge

Pankhurst, Donna. (2008). ‘Introduction: Gendered War and Peace’, in Gendered Peace: Women’s Struggles for Post-War Justice and Reconciliation, edited by Donna Pankhurst, 1–30. New York: Routledge

Rawls, John. (1971). A Theory of Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Weber, Cynthia. (2014). ‘Why is there no queer international theory?’, European Journal of International Relations 21(1): 27–51.

Wendt, Alexander. (1992) ‘Anarchy is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics’, International Organization 46(2): 391–425.