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  1. Background reading 3 items
    These are some helpful readings which help you to brush up on some IR Theory and Concepts
    1. Understanding international relations - Chris Brown, Kirsten Ainley c2009

      Book Background Reading

    2. Theories of international relations - Scott Burchill 2013

      Book Background Reading

  2. Week 2: Power Shift: The Rise of China and Russia 15 items
    What does multi-polarity mean for world order?
    1. Essential Reading 2 items
    2. Further Readings 13 items
      1. Handbook of international relations - Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse, Beth A. Simmons 2013

        Book Recommended Reading Please read the chapter 9 by David A. Baldwin.

      2. Canary in the Coal Mine? China, the UNGA, and the Changing World Order - Samuel Brazys, Alexander Dukalskis 2017

        Document Recommended Reading

      3. What Is Putinism? - Steven Fish 2017

        Article Recommended Reading

      4. Is Chinese Nationalism Rising? Evidence from Beijing - Alastair Iain Johnston 01/2017

        Article Recommended Reading

      5. The Balance of Power in the Balance - Daniel H. Nexon 2009/04/11

        Article Recommended Reading

      6. Will Trump make China great again? The belt and road initiative and international order - Astrid H.M. Nordin, Mikael Weissmann

        Document Recommended Reading

      7. The BRICS Fallacy - Harsh V. Pant 08/2013

        Article Recommended Reading

      8. Testing Balance-of-Power Theory in World History - William C. Wohlforth, Richard Little, Stuart J. Kaufman, David Kang 06/2007

        Article Recommended Reading

  3. Week 3: The Changing Character of War 17 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. In Defence of New Wars - Mary Kaldor 2013

        Article Essential Reading

    2. Further Readings 15 items
      1. Understanding Russian "Hybrid Warfare" and what can be done about it. - Christopher S. Chivvis

        Document Recommended Reading

      2. The Banality of "Ethnic War" - Mueller, John

        Article Recommended Reading

      3. Stuxnet and the Future of Cyber War - James P. Farwell, Rafal Rohozinski 02/2011

        Article Recommended Reading

      4. Hybrid tactics: neither new nor only Russian - Nicu Popescu

        Document Recommended Reading

      5. Russia and ‘hybrid warfare’ - Bettina Renz 02/07/2016

        Article Recommended Reading

  4. Week 4: The end of "The End of History 76 items
    Why are nationalism, authoritarianism and protectionism advancing world-wide? Has Western liberal democracy failed as the ruling paradigm of human government? (the following required readings are fairly short and very accessible, and I really recommend to read all of them)
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. The End of History? - Francis Fukuyama 1989

        Article Essential Reading

      2. Why has nationalism revived in Europe? - Geoffrey Hosking 04/2016

        Article Essential Reading

      3. Why has nationalism not run its course? - Erika Harris 04/2016

        Article Essential Reading

      4. Is Democracy in Decline? - Plattner, Marc F

        Article Essential Reading

    2. Further readings 6 items
      1. The Populist Zeitgeist - Cas Mudde 09/2004

        Article Recommended Reading

      2. The Liberal International Order and its Discontents - G. J. Ikenberry 01/05/2010

        Article Recommended Reading

      3. The Hijacking of “Soft Power” - Walker, Christopher

        Article Recommended Reading

      4. Emergency powers and the rule of law after 9/11 - Scheuerman, William Mar 2006

        Article Recommended Reading

      5. Will nationalism drive conflict in Asia? - Stein Tønnesson 04/2016

        Article Recommended Reading

    3. Week 5: Foreign Policy from a Feminist Perspective: What’s Different? 11 items
      1. The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations - John Baylis, Steve Smith, Patricia Owens 2008

        Book Essential Reading

      2. Gendering Jones: Feminisms, IRs, Masculinities - Terrell Carver, Molly Cochran, Judith Squires 1998

        Article Recommended Reading

      3. Theories of international relations - Scott Burchill 2013

        Book Essential Reading

    4. Week 6: Europe: The European Union in Crisis 14 items
      1. Brexit, existential anxiety and ontological (in)security - Christopher S. Browning 03/07/2018

        Article Recommended Reading

      2. When politics prevails: the political economy of a Brexit - Mads Dagnis Jensen, Holly Snaith 20/10/2016

        Article Recommended Reading

      3. Why Europe Does Not Have a Refugee Crisis - Geoff Gilbert 12/2015

        Article Recommended Reading

      4. Anxious community: EU as (in)security community - Jennifer Mitzen 03/07/2018

        Article Recommended Reading

      5. Greece in Crisis: Austerity, Populism and the Politics of Blame. - Vasilopoulou, Sofia1Halikiopoulou, Daphne2Exadaktylos, Theofanis3 2014

        Article Recommended Reading

    5. Week 7 - American Foreign Policy: a post-truth global order? 11 items
      How can we think of Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy in the 21st century? How has US Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy changed under Obama? Which changes can we expect from the new US President?
      1. Essential Reading 4 items
        1. The end of liberal international order? - G. John Ikenberry 01/01/2018

          Article Essential Reading

      2. Further readings 7 items
    6. Week 8: Middle East: Collapsing Order? 11 items
      1. State, region and order: geopolitics of the Arab Spring - Bülent Aras, Emirhan Yorulmazlar 12/2016

        Article Recommended Reading

      2. Authoritarian ‘geopolitics’ of survival in the Arab Spring - Bülent Aras, Richard Falk 02/2015

        Article Recommended Reading

      3. Gendering ISIS and Mapping the Role of Women - Debangana Chatterjee 06/2016

        Article Recommended Reading

      4. ISIS and the Third Wave of Jihadism - Gerges, Fawaz A Dec 2014

        Article Recommended Reading

    7. Week 9: East & Southeast Asia: The Return of Geopolitics? 6 items
      1. Essential Reading 1 item
      2. Further Readings 5 items
    8. Week 10: Sub-Saharan Africa: Beyond rise and fail? 13 items
      How can we conceptionalise African politics beyond common dichotomies?
      1. Further readings 13 items
        1. Africa and the Poverty of International Relations - Branwen Gruffydd Jones 09/2005

          Article Recommended Reading

        2. Thinking about developmental states in Africa - T. Mkandawire 2001-5-1

          Article Recommended Reading

        3. An African Reflection on Tahrir Square - Mahmood Mamdani 10/2011

          Article Recommended Reading

        4. Changing Patterns of Politics in Africa - Adebayo Olukoshi 01/06/2004

          Article Recommended Reading

        5. Reclaiming development from the Washington consensus - Chang, Ha-Joon Author 2014

          Article Recommended Reading

        6. Trumped-up aid and the challenge of global poverty - Tony Vaux 2017

          Book Recommended Reading

        7. How to Write about Africa | Binyavanga Wainaina | Granta Magazine

          Webpage Recommended Reading An absolute must-read, short and snappy!

  5. Week 11 - Global Governance: The politics of climate change 12 items
    1. Assessing the European Union’s global climate change leadership: from Copenhagen to the Paris Agreement - Charles F. Parker, Christer Karlsson, Mattias Hjerpe 23/02/2017

      Article Recommended Reading

    2. Policy-making in the European Union - Helen Wallace, Mark A. Pollack, Alasdair R. Young 2010

      Book Recommended Reading

    3. The European Union as a Protagonist to the United States on Climate Change - JOHN VOGLER, CHARLOTTE BRETHERTON 02/2006

      Article Recommended Reading