John Baylis, Steven Smith and Patricia Owens, The Globalization of World Politics – An Introduction to International Relations (5th Ed), Oxford University Press, 2010.

Tim Dunne et al. International Relations Theories: Disciplines and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2013 (or any prior edition)

Scott Burchill et al, Theories of International Relations (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2005 – or any edition).

Note: The Baylis, Smith and Owens volume is always popular and a good introductory text. It is, however, primarily aimed at undergraduates and students on the graduate program will be expected to have read beyond this text book to get a proper understanding of the course material. 


Additional Recommended Reading:

Chris Brown and Kirsten Ainley, Understanding International Relations (4th Ed), Palgrave 2009.

Chris Brown, Sovereignty, Rights and Justice: International Political Theory Today, Polity Press, 2002.

E.H. Carr, The Twenty Years Crisis, Palgrave, 2001 (or any edition)

Michael W. Doyle, Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism and Socialism (New York: Norton, 1998).

Tim Dunne, Michael Cox, Ken Booth, The Eighty Years’ Crisis, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Martin Hollis and Steve Smith, Explaining and Understanding International Relations Open University Press, 1991.

Robert Jackson and George Sorensen, Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches (3rd Ed), Oxford University Press, 2007. (or 4th Edition, 2010)

Robert Keohane, Neo-Realism and its Critics (Columbia, 1986)

T. L. Knutsen, A History of International Relations Theory (Manchester, 1992).

Kenneth N. Waltz, Man, the State and War: A Theoretical Analysis, Columbia University Press, 1959.

Alexander Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1999)

Martin Wight, International Theory: The Three Traditions (Leicester, 1991 – or any edition)

John W. Young and John Kent, International Relations since 1945 – A Global History (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Additional reading is listed under each topic and further recommendations will be made during the seminars