Syllabus/achievement requirements


Davidson, Jason W. "America's Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq", Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2011

Lindley-French, Julian (2007): The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: The Enduring alliance, Routledge, UK

Lindley-French, J. and Boyer, Y. (2012) The Oxford Handbook of War, OUP, Oxford, delene 1, III, IV, VI, VII, IX og X, ca. 580 sider

Luck, Edward C. (2013): UN Security Council: practise and Promise, Routledge, UK.

Downloadable articles, books and other texts

You can search the articles and e-books in the e-journal database available at the University of Oslo Library. This requires having access to and being logged onto the UiO system. Contact the Reference Services at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library if you have problems finding the literature

Hallams, E. and Schreer, B. (2012) "Towars a Post-American alliance?" NATO Burden-Sharing after Libya", International Affairs 88, pp. 313-327

NATO's strategic concept "Active Engagement, Modern defence" (at NATO's homepage)


Recommended reading

Arreguin-Toft, I. (2005). How the weak win wars. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Baldwin, D. (1995) ”Security Studies and the End of the Cold War”, World Politics, October,

Buzan, B. and Wæver, O. (2003) Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security: Cambridge

Cimbala, S. &. Forster P. (2004). US, NATO and military burden-sharing. London: Frank Cass.

Coker, C. (2004) The Future of War, Oxford: Blackwell

Ibid. (2001) Humane Warfare, Routledge, London

Cooper, R. (2004). The breaking of nations: Order and chaos in the 21st Century. London, Adelphi Papers.

Daaler Ivo and Jan Lodal (2008): “The Logic of Zero. Towards a world Without Nuclear Weapons.” Foreign Affairs, 87, no.6 . pp. 80-95.

De Wijk, R. (2004). The art of military coercion. Why the west’s military superiority scarcely matters. Amsterdam: Mets & Schilt.

Forster, A. (2006). Armed Forces and Society in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Grey, C. (1999) Modern Strategy, Oxford, Oxford University Press

Heusgen, C. (2005). "Is there such a thing as a European strategic culture?" Journal of Common Market Studies 2(1), 29–33.

Hyde-Price, A. (2004). "European Security, strategic culture, and the use of force". European Security 13(4), 323–43.

Ikenberry, G. J. (2002) “State Power and the Institutional Bargain: America’s Ambivalent Economic and Security Multilateralism”, in US Hegemony and International Organizations, eds. Foot, R., Macfarlane, S.N., and Mastanduno, M., Oxford University Press

Kennedy, D. (2006). Of law and war. Princeton, N. J: Princeton University Press.

Malone, D.M (2003) “US-UN relations in the UN Security Council in the Post-Cold War Era”, in Foot, et al (eds.), op.cit.

Matlary, Janne (2006): Values and Weapons: From Humanitarian Intervention to Regime Change?. Palgrave Macmillan, UK

Mastanduno, M. (1997) ”Preserving the Unipolar Moment: Realist Theories and U.S. Grand Strategy after the Cold War”, International Security, 21, 4, Spring Link

Moskos, C. (ed) The Post-Modern Military: Armed Forces after the Cold War, chs. 1,2,3 (alternative required reading for non-Norwegian speakers to Diesen, op.cit), Oxford Univ. Press, oxford, 2000

Muller, H. (1993) ”The Internalization of Principles, Norms, and Rules by Governments: The Case of Security Regimes”, in Rittberger, V. And Mayer, P. (1993) Regime Theory and International Relations, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Morten Bremer Maerli, “Relearning the ABCs: Terrorists and “Weapons of Mass Destruction””, Nonproliferation Review, Summer 2000, pp. 108-119,

NATO’s Strategic Concept, 1999 and the ESS (European Security Strategy), 2003

Sagan, Scott D. (winter 1996-1997): ”Why do States Build Nuclear weapons?: Three Models in Search for a Bomb”. International Security 21, no. 3 , pp. 54-86.

Shannon N. Kile, Vitaly Fedchenko, Bharath Gopalaswamy and Hans M. Kristensen (2010): “World Nuclear Forces.” SIPRI Year Book 2010. New York, Oxford University Press, pp. 333-366.

Singer, P.W. (2001/2002)”Corporate Warriors. The Rise of the Privatized Military Industry and its Ramifications for International Security”, International Security, vol 26, no 3, Winter Link

Smith, P. (2005.) The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World. London: Allen Lane.

The National Security Strategy of the USA, September 2006

Yost, D. (1998) ”The New NATO and Collective Security”, Survival, Summer Link

Ibid. (2003) “The US-European Capabilities Gap and the Prospects for ESDP”, in Howorth, J. and Keeler, J.T.S (eds.) Defending Europe: The EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomy, Macmillan, London

Vedby-Rasmussen, M. (2006). The risk society at war. Terror, technology, and strategy in the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wagner, W. (2005). The democratic legitimacy of ESDP. ISS Occasional Paper no. 57. Paris: EU Institute of Security Studies.

Wagner, W. (2006). "The democratic control of military power Europe". Journal of European Public Policy, 13(2) 2000–216

Wallander, C. (2000) ”Institutional Assets and Adaptability: NATO after the Cold War”, International Organization, 54, 4, Autumn

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