Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2052: Foreign Policy: Leadership, Power and Responsibility

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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.

Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield, Tim Dunne eds., Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow, Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis 2nd edn., New York: Longman, 1999.

Walter Carlsnaes, International Relations and Foreign Policy, London: Sage, 2008.

Christopher Hill, The Changing Context of Foreign Policy, London: Palgrave, 2003.

Valerie Hudson, Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemporary Theory, New York: Rowman & Littlefied, 2007.

Chris Alden and Amnon Aran, Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches, Routledge 2012.


Michael Cox and Doug Stokes eds., US Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, 2012.


Amelia Hadfield, British Foreign Policy, National Identity, and Neoclasical Realism, Roman & Littlefield 2010.


Steven W. Hook and Christopher M. Jones, eds., Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy, Routledge, 2011.


Michael Mandelbaum, ‘Foreign Policy as Social Work’, Foreign Affairs January/February 1996.


Alex Mintz and Karl DeRouen Jr. Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making, Cambridge University Press, 2010.


I. L. Janis, Groupthink, 2nd ed., Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1982.


P. Keal, Ethics and Foreign Policy, Allen & Unwin, 1992.


Richard C. Snyder, et al., Foreign Policy Decision-Making (Revisited), Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.