Syllabus - summer 2015

Reading List


Available at the bookstore “Akademika”, Blindern campus:


Main Textbook:

John Baylis. Steve Smith & Patricia Owens (eds.) (2011), The Globalization of World Politics: An

Introduction to International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

(For Library purposes the 2011 edition is given as standard, but the 2014 edition may be used instead)



Available in compendium:


Allison, Graham. (2012). “The Cuban Missile Crisis”, in Smith, Hadfield & Dunne (eds.), Foreign Policy:

                  Theories, Actors, Cases. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 256-267.


Aron, Leon. (2013). "The Putin Doctrine", Foreign Affairs. 8 Mar. 2013. Web. 10 Apr. 2014.


Buzan, Barry. (2010). “China in International Society: Is ‘Peaceful Rise’Possible?”. The Chinese Journal

                  of International Politics, 3(1), 5-36.


de Carvalho, Benjamin, Halvard Leira, and John M. Hobson. (2011). “The Big Bangs of IR: The

Myths That Your Teachers Still Tell You about 1648 and 1919”. Millennium Journal of International Studies 39 (3): 735­58.


Gray, Colin S. (2005), “Conclusions: A Warlike Future: The Long Running Story” in

Another Bloody Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, pp. 370-399


Hoffman, Bruce (2006) “Ch. 1: Defining terrorism” in Inside Terrorism. New York:

Columbia University Press. Pp. 1-41


ICISS. (2001). The Responsibility to Protect. Ottawa: International Development Center), pp. XI – XIII,



Kagan, Robert (2012). “Not fade away”. New Republic, January 11.


Keck, Margaret E. and Kathryn Sikkink (1998), Chapter 1 “Introduction”, in Activists

Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics, Cornell University. pp.



Kohli, Atul. (2010). “Chapter 33: Politics and Redistribution in India”, in Jayal & Mehta (eds.), The

                  Oxford Companion to Politics in India. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Kuchins, Andrew C., and Igor A. Zevelev. (2012). "Russian Foreign Policy: Continuity in Change." The

                  Washington Quarterly 35:1, pp. 147-161.


Laursen, Finn. (2002). Theories of European Intergration. Background Paper, Graduate Institute of

                  European Studies, Tamkang University.


McKinney, Jared. (2015). “China-US: Avoiding the ‘Improbable War’”. The Diplomat. April 10.


Milliken, Jennifer and Keith Krause (2002), “State Failure, State Collapse and State

Reconstruction”, Development and Change 33(5): 753-774


Mochizuki, Mike M. & Parkinson Porter, Samuel. “Japan under Abe: toward Moderation or

                  Nationalism?”. The Washington Quarterly 36:4, pp. 25–41.


Mulgan, Aurelia G. (2005) “Why Japan still matters”. Asia-Pacific Review

12:2, pp. 104-121.


Noonan, Norma C. (2012). “The Global Leadership of the USA and the

Emerging Powers”, in Nadkarni & Noonan (eds.), Emerging

Powers in a Comparative Perspective: The Political and Economic Rise of the

BRIC Countries. London: Bloomsbury Academic.


Norwegian MFA. (2009). “Interests, Responsibilities and Opportunities — The main features of

                  Norwegian foreign policy”. Report No. 15 to the Storting, pp. 5-23, 30-39.


Robinson, David A. (2011a). “India’s Rise as a Great Power, Part One: Regional and Global Implications”.

                  Future Directions International – Associate Paper


Robinson, David A. (2011b). “India’s Rise as a Great Power, Part Two: The Pakistan-China-India

                  Dynamic”. Future Directions International – Associate Paper


Rotberg, Robert (2002). “The New Nature of State Failure”. Washington Quarterly 25

(1): 85-96

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