Monday, December 13, 2004

A Little Light Reading

Frank is recommending books to me. Just to show everyone, here's an extract of my reading list from my course in International Security for the first week's lecture, which particularly interests me, but even I blanche at such a volume of material.

  • Bobbitt, J. The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History, London: Penguin, 2000, Introduction and Part III, SLC 327 BOB
  • Hirst, P. War and Power in 21st Century, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2000, chapter 3 and 4. SLC 355.020905 HIR
  • Rogers, P. Losing Control, London: Pluto Press, 2002, chapters 5-7. SLC 327.1 ROG
  • Barber, B. Fear’s Empire: War, Terrorism and Democracy, New York: WW Norton, 2003. o/o
  • Booth, K. and T. Dunne eds, Worlds In Collision: Terror and the Future Global Order, Houndsmills: Palgrave, 2002.
  • Foreign Affairs Editor’s Choice, The War on Terror, New York: WW Norton, 2002.
  • Halliday, F. The World At 2000, London: Palgrave 2001.
  • Fukuyama, F., State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century, London: Profile Books, 2004.
  • Harvey, D. The New Imperialism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, chapter 5.
  • Johnson, B. Blowback: the Costs and Consequences of American Empire, London: Timer Warner Paperbacks, 2002.
  • Kagan, R. Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order, Atlantic Books, 2004.
  • Khalidi, R. Resurrecting Empire: America and the Western Adventure in the Middle East, Boston: Beacon Press, 2004.
  • Kaldor, M. Global Civil Society: A Response to War, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004.
  • Mann, M. Incoherent Empire, London and New York: Verso, 2003.
  • Mearsheimer, J. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, New York: WW Norton, 2002.
  • Mahmood, M. Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror, Panthenon Books, 2004. o/o
  • Nye, Jr, J., The Paradox of American Power: Why the World’s Only Superpower Can’t Go It Alone, New York: OUP, 2002.
  • Plesch, D. The Beauty Queen's Guide to World Peace: Money, Power and Mayhem in the Twenty-First Century, London: Politico’s, 2004. o/o
  • Prins, G., The Heart of War, Routledge, 2002.