Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3264: International Relations in Global History

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.

ABU-LUGHOD, JANET. 1991. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

ACHARYA, AMITAV. 2014. Global International Relations (IR) and regional worlds: a new agenda for international studies. International Studies Quarterly 58(4): 647-659.

BHAMBRA, GURMINDER K. 2014. Connected Sociologies. London: Bloomsbury.

BUZAN, BARRY, AND RICHARD LITTLE. 2000. International Systems in World History: Remaking the Study of International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

COHEN, RAYMOND, AND RAYMOND WESTBROOK editors. 2000. Amarna Diplomacy: The Beginning of International Relations. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.

CUDWORTH, ERIKA, AND STEPHEN HOBDEN. 2011. Posthuman International Relations: Complexity, Ecologism and Global Politics. London: Zed.

FRANK, ANDRE GUNDER AND BARRY K. GILLS editors. 1996. The World System: Five Hundred Years or Five Thousand? London: Routledge.

GO, JULIAN, AND GEORGE LAWSON editors. 2017. Global Historical Sociology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

HOBSON, JOHN M. 2007. Reconstructing International Relations through world history: oriental globalization and the global–dialogic conception of inter-civilizational relations. International Politics 44(4), 414-430.

JACKSON, PATRICK THADDEUS, and DANIEL H. NEXON. Relations before states: Substance, process, and the study of world politics. European Journal of International Relations 5(3): 291-332.

KAUFMAN, STUART J., RICHARD LITTLE, AND WILLIAM C. WOHLFORTH editors. 2007. The Balance of Power in World History. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

MANN, MICHAEL. 1986[2012]. The Sources of Social Power, Volume 1: A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

PHILLIPS, ANDREW AND J.C. SHARMAN. 2015. International Order in Diversity: War, Trade, and Rule in the Indian Ocean. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

SPIER, FRED. 2015. Big History and the Future of Humanity, Second edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

WATSON, ADAM. 1992. The Evolution of International Society. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.