School of Social Sciences

  • IR and Politics
  • Resources

    Global Environmental Politics

    Find out about our exciting module in Global Environmental Politics, where you’ll investigate the legal settings and role of international regimes in international issues.

    Suggested reading

    Each module will differ in terms of the lecturer’s teaching style and what degree of independence they expect from undergraduate students. Some may provide assigned readings each week.

    International Relations

    • Baylis, J., Smith, S. & Owens, P. (eds) (2010) The globalization of world politics. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Blackwill, R. (2009) The geopolitical consequences of the world economic recession – a caution. RAND Occasional Paper. E-doc.
    • Baylis, J., Smith, S. & Owens, P. (eds) (2011) The Globalization of World Politics (5th edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Brown, C. & Ainley, K. (2009) Understanding International Relations (4thedition), Basingstoke: Palgrave.
    • Edkins, J. & Zehfuss, M. (2009) Global Politics A New Introduction, London:Routledge.
    • Evans, G. & Newnham, J. (1998) The Penguin Dictionary of International Relations, London: Penguin.
    • Friends Committee on National Legislation. (2005). US China policy at a crossroads: Constructive engagement or hostile containment?. E-doc.
    • Held, D. et al. (2000) The Global Transformations Reader, Cambridge: Polity Press.
    • Heywood, A. (2011) Global Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Huntington, S. (1993) The clash of civilizations?. Foreign Affairs 72(3), pp. 22–49.
    • Jackson, R. & Sorensen, G. (2003) Introduction to International Relations, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Norton, C. (2003). Marines versus Fedayeen: Interpretive naming and constructing the ‘Other’. Bad Subjects 63 (April). E-doc.
    • Silverstein, S. (2008). American foreign policy brought to you by China: Advisers to Obama, McCain tied to US Multinationals that profit from Beijing. Democracy Now!. (5 August). E-doc.
    • Stabile, C. & Kumar, D. (2005) Unveiling imperialism: Media, gender, and the war on Afghanistan. Media, Culture and Society 27(5), pp. 765–82.
    • Steans, J. (1998) Gender and International Relations, Cambridge: Polity Press.
    • Stiles, K.W. (2004) Case Histories in International Politics, London: Pearson.
    • Waltz, K. (2003) More may be better. In: Sagan, S. & Waltz, K. (eds) The spread of nuclear weapons. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, pp. 3–17.
    • White, B., Little, R. & Smith, S. (eds) (2005) Issues in World Politics, 3rd ed, Basingstoke: Palgrave.


    • Axford, B. et al. (2002) Politics: An Introduction. 2nd edition. London: Routledge (3rd edition in preparation)
    • Ball, A. and Peters, G. (2005). Modern Politics and Government. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Caramani, D. (2008) Comparative Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Hague, R. & Harrop, M. (2010) Comparative Government and Politics: An Introduction. 8th edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Heywood, A. (2000) Key Concepts in Politics. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Heywood, A. (2013) Politics. 4th edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Vincent, A. (1992) Modern Political Ideologies. Oxford: Blackwell