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Postgraduate reading lists

Here is a list of books and articles which you might want to have a look at before you arrive. We've arranged them by degree subject, but feel free to read whatever interests you!  These are not compulsory in any way, the aim is to give you a sense of themes/topics you will be exploring during your studies and point you to some of the key texts. 

We’ve given links to books on Amazon and articles are all open access. Of course, when you arrive, you will have access to all of these, and more, in the King’s Library. 

MA Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies 2021

MA Conflict, Security & Development

MA History of War

MA Intelligence & International Security

MA International Conflict Studies

MA International Peace & Security

MA International Relations & Contemporary War

MA International Relations 2020/21

MA National Security Studies

MA Science & International Security

MA Strategic Communications

MA Terrorism, Security & Society

MA War in the Modern World

MA War Studies

MA Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies 2021 

Key readings to prepare you for the year ahead:  

The Course textbook is available as an ebook through the library. You may also find it helpful to purchase a copy. 

·         Stefan Wolff & Christalla Yakinthou (eds.), Conflict Management in Divided Societies: Theories and Practice, London: Routledge, 2011. 

Background Reading 

There are a number of important books for the course. There are copies in the library, but you may find it very helpful to purchase several from this list: 

  • B Anderson, Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, London: Verso, 2006. 

  • J Bercovitch, V Kremenyuk & I W Zartman (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Resolution, Sage Publications Ltd, 2008. 

  • S Bose, Contested Lands: War and Peace in Israel-Palestine, Kashmir, Bosnia, Cyprus and Sri Lanka, London: Harvard University Press, 2007. 

  • C Cramer, Civil war is not a stupid thing: Accounting for violence in developing countries, London: Hurst, 2006 

  • S Bollens, City and soul in divided societies. Routledge, 2012. 

  • P Collier and N Sambanis (eds), Understanding Civil War: Evidence and Analysis, The World Bank. 

  • Volf, Miroslav. Exclusion & embrace: A theological exploration of identity, otherness, and reconciliation. Abingdon Press, 2010. 

  • T Gurr, Minorities at Risk: A Global View of Ethnopolitical Conflicts, Washington: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1993. 

  • Roeder, Philip G., and Donald S. Rothchild, eds. Sustainable peace: Power and democracy after civil wars. Cornell University Press, 2005. 

  • E Gellner, Nations and Nationalism, Oxford: Blackwell, 1983. 

  • Adams, Julia, et al. States of memory: Continuities, conflicts, and transformations in national retrospection. Duke University Press, 2003. 

  • A Guelke, Politics in Deeply Divided Societies, London: Polity Press, 2012. 

  • E Hobsbawm Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism, London: Little, Brown, 2007. 

  • D Horowitz, Ethnic Groups in Conflict, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. 

  • J Hutchinson & A D Smith (eds.), Nationalism, Oxford University Press, 1994. 

  • J Hutchinson & A D Smith (eds.), Ethnicity, Oxford University Press, 1996. 

  • E Kedourie, Nationalism, Oxford, Blackwell, 1993. 

  • M Kerr, Imposing Power-Sharing: Conflict and Coexistence in Northern Ireland and Lebanon, Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2006. 

  • A Lijphart, Democracy in Plural Societies, Yale University Press, 1977. 

  • J McGarry & B O’Leary, The Politics of Ethnic Conflict Regulation, London: Routledge, 1993. 

  • Lederach, John Paul. Preparing for peace: Conflict transformation across cultures. Syracuse University Press, 1996. 

  • J Montville (ed.), Conflict and Peacemaking in Multiethnic Societies, Lexington: Lexington Books, 1990. 

  • A Maalouf, In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong, New York: Penguin Books, 2003. 

  • Ismail, Salwa. The rule of violence: Subjectivity, memory and government in Syria. Vol. 50. Cambridge University Press, 2018. 

  • M Mann, The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing, Cambridge University Press, 2004. 

  • M Moore (ed.), National Self-Determination and Secession, Oxford University Press 1998. 

  • R Paris, At War’s End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict, Cambridge University Press, 2004. 

  • A Smith, Theories of Nationalism, New York: Holmes & Meier, 1983. 

  • C Taylor, Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition, Princeton University Press, 1994. 

  • Michael Walzer, Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations, New York: Basic Books, 1992. 

  • David Whittaker, The Terrorism Reader, Routledge, 2007. 

  • Dayton, Bruce W., and Louis Kriesberg, eds. Conflict transformation and peacebuilding: moving from violence to sustainable peace. Routledge, 2009. 

  • Alex Schmid (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Terrorism Research, Routledge, 2011. 

  • Oliver Ramsbotham, Tom Woodhouse & Hugh Miall, Contemporary Conflict Resolution, Polity; 3rd ed., 2011. 

  • Stefan Wolff, Ethnic Conflict: A Global Perspective, Oxford: OUP, 2007.


MA Conflict, Security & Development

Background reading for CSD MA Programme 

Please note: This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good sense of the core themes and range of topics covered in the course. This list includes a number ofedited volumes as these capture a wide breath of perspectives and topics.  

  • International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects edited by Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur, David M. Malone, Rohinton Medhora, [Note: several chapters worth reading and all of them are easily available online at See in particular chapters by Harriss, Hulme, Berdal, Krause, Khadiagala ] 

  • Building Peace after War by Mats Berdal (Routledge, 2009) [Note: especially Introduction] 

  • Peaceland: conflict resolution and the everyday politics of international intervention by Séverine Autesserre (CUP, 2014) 

  • Power After Peace – The Political Economy of State-Building, edited by Mats Berdal and Dominik Zaum (Routledge, 2012)[Note: Introduction provides useful overview of issues and debates] 

  • Greed & Grievance: Economic Agendas in Civil Wars, edited by Mats Berdal & David Malone (Lynne Rienner: 2000) [Note: see in particular “Introduction” and chapters by P.Collier, D.Keen and D.Shearer] 

  • Building States to Build Peace, edited by Charles Call (Lynne Rienner: 2008)

Some Case Study Readings 

  • United Nations Interventionism, 1991-2004, edited by Mats Berdal and Spyros Economides (CUP, 2007) [Note: useful collection of case studies of UN interventionism] 

  • Dancing in the glory of monsters: the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa by Jason Stearns (Public Affairs, 2012) [Note: engaging and highly readable account, touching on many issues covering the course] 


MA History of War

For course: 

  • Palgrave advances in modern military history by Hughes, Matthew; Philpott, William James 2006  

  • Rethinking military history by Black, Jeremy 2004   

  • What is history today ... ? by Gardiner, Juliet 1988 

  • War in European history by Howard, Michael 1976  

  • Military Strategy: the Politics and Technique of War by John Stone 2013 

MA Intelligence & International Security

  • David Omand Securing the State

  • Christopher Andrew, The Secret World

  • Robin Butler, ‘Review of intelligence on weapons of mass destruction’, particularly chapter 1. (Accessible at ) 


MA International Conflict Studies

The following are useful introductory texts for students commencing this degree programme in September 2021:

Introductory books:

  • Jolle Demmers, Theories of Violent Conflict: An Introduction (Routledge, 2016).
  • Karin Fierke, Critical Approaches to International Security, second edition, (Polity, 2015).
  • Tim Jacoby, Understanding Conflict and Violence (Routledge, London and New York, 2007).

The following texts cover central topics in the module and represent the diverse approaches contained in the study of war, conflict, violence and security in global politics.

  • Anna M. Agathangelou and L.H.M. Ling, Transforming World Politics: From Empire to Multiple Worlds (Routledge, 2009).
  • Sara Ahmed, The Cultural Politics of Emotion (Routledge, 2014).
  • Alex Anievas, Nivi Manchanda, and Robbie Shilliam (eds) Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line (Routledge, 2015).
  • Claudia Aradau, Jef Huysmans, Andrew Neal and Nadine Voelker (eds) Critical Security Methods (Routledge, 2014).
  • Ulrich Beck, World at Risk (Polity, 2009).
  • Shampa Biswas, Nuclear Desire: Power and the Postcolonial Nuclear Order (Minnesota, 2014).
  • Judith Butler, Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence (London, Verso, 2004).
  • Martin Coward, Urbicide: The Politics of Urban Destruction (Routledge 2009).
  • Michael Dillon and Julian Reid, The Liberal Way of War: Killing to Make Life Live (New York, 2009).
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, Women and War (New York, 1987).
  • Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin 1967).
  • Michel Foucault, Security, Territory, Population (Palgrave 2007).
  • Derek Gregory and Alan Pred (eds), Violent Geographies: Fear, Terror and Political Violence (Routledge, 2007).
  • Derek Gregory, The Colonial Present (Blackwell, 2004).
  • Siba N’Zatioula Grovogui, Sovereigns, Quasi-Sovereigns, and Africans: Race and Self-Determination in International Law (Minnesota, 1996).
  • Anthony Giddens, The Nation-State and Violence (Cambridge, 1985).
  • Lene Hansen, Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War (Routledge, 2006).
  • Vivienne Jabri, War and the Transformation of Global Politics (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 and 2010).
  • Mary Kaldor, New and Old Wars (Cambridge, Polity, 1999, 2006, 2012).
  • Sankaran Krishna, Globalization and Postcolonialism: Hegemony and Resistance in the 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009).
  • Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Islam and International Relations: Fractured Worlds (Taylor & Francis, 2017).
  • Oliver Richmond, The Transformations of Peace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
  • Meera Sabaratnam, Decolonising Intervention: International Statebuilding in Mozambique (Rowman & Littlefield 2017).
  • Edward Said, Orientalism. (London: Penguin, 2003).
  • Laura Shepherd, Gender, Violence and Security: Discourse as Practice (Zed Books, 2013).
  • Debra Thompson, The Schematic State: Race, Transnationalism, and the Politics of the Census (Cambridge 2018).
  • Robert Vitalis, White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of American International Relations (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015).


MA International Peace & Security


For those with no background knowledge of international law: 

  • Paul Wilkinson, International Relations: A Very short introduction, Oxford University Press, 2017.  

  • Michael Howard, War and the Liberal Conscience Hurst and Co. 2008/Clarendon OUP 1979 

For those with no background knowledge of international politics:  

  • Vaughan Lowe, International Law: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, 2015.  

  • Jan Klabbers, International Law, Cambridge University Press, 2nd. Edition, 2017 



MA International Relations & Contemporary War

Advance reading list 

Before you start, there are a couple of excellent short introductions to IR you might want to read: 

Core textbooks you will need for this module: 

These are all excellent introductions to International Relations theory and we'll use the Brown and Williams texts in the second core module as well. All are available as ebooks via the KCL library (though not the latest editions) so you do not need to buy a copy unless you decide to keep one on your desk. 

  • Brown, C. (2019), Understanding International Relations 5th edn. (London: Macmillan). [ebook available via KCL Library, 4th edition only] 

  • Dunne, T., Kurki, M., & Smith, S. (2016), International Relations Theories 4th edn. (Oxford: OUP Oxford). [ebook available via KCL Library] 

  • Burchill, S (ed) et al. (2013), Theories of International Relations 5th edn. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). [ebook available via KCL Library, 3rd edition only] 

  • Williams, P. & MacDonald, M. (ed) (2018), Security Studies: An Introduction 3rd edn. (London: Routledge). [ebook available via KCL Library] 

If you are entirely new to the field of international relations, we would also recommend the introductory textbook by John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (now in its 8th edition - you may be able to find earlier editions secondhand online too). It is pitched at undergraduate level but is very well done and invaluable if you are new to the subject area. 

  • Baylis, J., Smith, S. and Owens, P. (2019), Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations 8th edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 

  • Also very good, this Oxford Handbook of IR is pitched at a higher level, more appropriate to postgraduate study. The first edition (2008) is available in e-book format via the King's Library. 

  • Reus-Smit, Christian and Duncan Snidal (2010), The Oxford Handbook of International Relations 2nd edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press). [1st edition available online via KCL Library] 

Other recommended reading: 

You are not expected to have begun course readings before the start of your course. However, if you wish to have a look at some key texts relevant to the degree you will be taking, we offer the following suggestions for highly readable books, some new and some classics in IR. 

  • Bhabha, H. K. (1994), The Location of Culture (Psychology Press). 

  • Bobbitt, P. (2002), The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History (London: Penguin). 

  • Booth, K., Smith, S. and Zalewski, M. (1996), International Theory: Positivism and Beyond (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) [ebook available via KCL Library] 

  • Bull, H. (original publication 1977; 4th edition with S. Hoffman and A. Hurrell, 2012), The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics (London: Macmillan). 

  • Buzan, B. (revised 2nd edition published 2008; original publication 1983) People, States and Fear (New York: Columbia University Press) 

  • Campbell, D. (1992), Writing Security: United States Foreign Policy and the Politics of Identity. 2nd Revised edition 1998 (Manchester University Press). 

  • Chakrabarty, D. (2008), Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton University Press). 

  • Connolly, W. E. (2002), Identity\Difference: Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox (University of Minnesota Press). 

  • Edkins, J., and Vaughan-Williams, N. (ed) (2009), Critical Theorists and International Relations (New York: Routledge). 

  • Enloe, C. (2014), Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics (University of California Press). 

  • Frost, M. (1996), Ethics in International Relations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 

  • Jabri, V. (2012), The Postcolonial Subject: Claiming Politics/Governing Others in Late Modernity (Abingdon: Routledge). 

  • Keohane, R. and J. Nye (1977), Power and Interdependence (New York: Longman). 

  • Lapid, Y. and Kratochwil, F. (1996), The Return of Culture and Identity in International Relations Theory (London: Lynne Rienner). 

  • Lebow, R. N. (2010), Forbidden Fruit: Counterfactuals and International Relations (Oxford: Oxford University Press). 

  • Marshall, T. (2015), Prisoners of Geography Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics, (New York: Elliott & Thompson). 

  • Mearsheimer, J. (2001), The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (New York: Norton) 

  • Morgenthau, H. (7th edition, 2005; original publication, 1948) Politics Among Nations (Boston: McGraw-Hill) 

  • Nye, J. (2009), Soft Power the Means to Success in World Politics (New York: PublicAffairs). 

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2009), The Moral Purpose of the State: Culture, Social Identity, and Institutional Rationality in International Relations (Princeton University Press). 

  • Shepherd, L. (2015), Gender Matters in Global Politics: A Feminist Introduction to International Relations 2nd ed. (London: Routledge). 

  • Sjoberg, L. (2013), Gendering Global Conflict: Toward A Feminist Theory of War (New York: Columbia University Press). 

  • Tickner, J. A. (2001), Gendering World Politics: Issues and Approaches in the Post-Cold War Era (New York: Columbia University Press). 

  • Waltz, K. (revised edition, 2001; original publication, 1959), Man, the State and War: A Theoretical Analysis (New York: Columbia University Press) 

  • Waltz, K. (1979), Theory of International Politics (New York: Columbia University Press) 

  • Wendt, A. (1999), Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) [ebook available via KCL Library] 

Core titles that you will need to obtain for this module: 

  • Gaddis, J., (1997), We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press) Young, J. and J. Kent (2013)

  • International Relations Since 1945: A Global History (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press) 

In preparation for the module, we would advise you to read the sections from these two books on the origins and initial stages of the Cold War up to the Berlin Blockade.  

You may also wish to obtain this book for unit 4:

  • The nuclear arms race and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-68 Fursenko, A. and T. Naftali (1997), ‘One Hell of A Gamble’: Khrushchev, Castro, Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis 1958–1964 (New York: Norton, and London: John Murray) 



MA International Relations 2020/21

The following are useful introductory texts for students commencing this degree programme in September 2021:

    • Anna M. Agathangelou and Kyle D. Killian (eds.), Time, Temporality and Violence in International Relations (London, Routledge, 2016)
    • Alexander Anievas, Nivi Manchanda and Robbie Shilliam (eds.), Race and Racism in International Relations: Confronting the Global Colour Line (London, Routledge, 2015)
    • Ken Booth and Steve Smith (eds.), International Relations Theory Today, 2nd edition(Cambridge, Polity Press, 2016)
    • Chris Brown and Kirsten Ainley, Understanding International Relations, 4th edition (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2009)
    • Chris Brown, Terry Nardin and Nicholas J. Rengger (eds.), International Relations in Political Thought. Texts from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2002)
    • Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse and Beth A. Simmons (eds.), Handbook of International Relations, 2nd Edition (London, Sage, 2012)
    • Tim Dunn, Milja Kurki and Steve Smith (eds.), International Relations Theories. Discipline and Diversity, 3rd Edition (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013)
    • Martin Hollis and Steve Smith, Explaining and Understanding International Relations (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1990)
    • Naeem Inayatullah and David L. Blaney, International Relations and the Problem of Difference (London, Routledge, 2004)
    • Robert Jackson and Georg Sørenson, Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches, 6th Edition(Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015)
    • Josef Lapid and Friedrich Kratochwil (eds.), The Return of Culture and Identity in IR Theory (Boulder, Lynne Rienner, 1996)
    • Andrew Linklater, The Transformation of Political Community: Ethical Foundations of the Post-Westphalian Era (Columbia, University of South Carolina Press, 1998)
    • Hans Morgenthau, Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace (Boston, McGraw Hill Education, 2005)
    • Mark Neufeld, The Restructuring of International Relations Theory (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994)
    • Randolph Persaud and Alina Sajed (eds.), Race, Gender and Culture in International Relations (London, Routledge, 2018
    • Steve Smith, Ken Booth and Marysia Zalewski, International Theory: Positivism and Beyond (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996)
    • Christine Sylvester, Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994)
    • Robert Vitalis (2015), White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of American International Relations (Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 2015)
    • Rob B. J. Walker, Inside/Outside: International Relations as Political Theory (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1993)
    • Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics (London, Addison Wesley, 1979)
    • Alexander Wendt, Social Theory of International Politics (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999)
    • Ayşe Zarakol, Hierarchies in World Politics (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017)


MA National Security Studies

We recommend that students should read some recent governmental security strategies, including: The 2015 UK National Security Strategy/Strategic Defence and Security Review; the 2018 UK National Security Capability Review; and, the 2017 U.S. National Security Strategy. 

In addition, for those who can currently access academic journals, we also recommend browsing the following over the summer: Foreign Affairs; International Affairs; Journal of Strategic Studies; RUSI Journal; and, Survival. 


MA Science & International Security

Suggested Reading and Watching List 

Technology & International Relations 

Debates about Nuclear Weapons & International politics 

To watch 

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Stanely Kubric’s 1964 satirical film on accidental nuclear war 

  • The Salisbury Poisonings BBC 2020 dramatization of the poisoning of Russian defector Skripal using a nerve agent in 2018. (available in the UK but might not be available yet beyond) 

  • Chernobyl - 2019 TV Drama on the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident. Also check out its accompanying podcast 

Documentaries on Youtube 


MA Strategic Communications

  • Persuasion and Power: The Art of Strategic Communication  James P. Farwell 

  • The Violent Image: Insurgent Propaganda and the New Revolutionaries Neville Bolt


MA Terrorism, Security & Society

  • Scott Atran, Talking to the Enemy: Violent Extremism, Sacred Values, and What it Means to Be Human (London: Allen Lane, 2010) 

  • Tore Bjorgo (ed.), Root Causes of Terrorism (London: Routledge, 2005) 

  • Bruce Bognor, Lisa M. Brown, Larry E. Beutler, James. N. Breckenridge, Philip G. Zimbardo (eds.), Psychology of Terrorism.  (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2007) 

  • Ronald Crelinsten, Counterterrorism (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2008) 

  • Martha Crenshaw (ed.), Terrorism in Context (Pennsylvania State University Press: Philadelphia, 2001) 

  • Audrey Cronin, How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009) 

  • Audrey Cronin, James Ludes (eds.), Attacking Terrorism (Georgetown, 2004) 

  • Paul K. David and Kim Cragin (eds.), Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2009) (Download for free at:  

  • Paul K. David and Kim Cragin (eds.), Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2009) (Download for free at:  

  • Frank Foley, Countering Terrorism in Britain and France: Institutions, Norms and the Shadow of the Past (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 

  • Bruce Hoffman, Inside Terrorism, 2nd ed. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006) 

  • Walter Laqueur, A History of Terrorism (Transaction, 2001) 

  • Shiraz Maher, Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea (London: Hurst, 2016)  

  • Peter Neumann, Old and New Terrorism (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009) 

  • David Omand, Securing the State (London: Hurst and Co., 2010) 

  • Samir Puri, Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups: the Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes (Oxford: Routledge, 2016)  

  • M. Brooke Rogers, Richard Amlot, G. James Rubin, Simon Wessely, & Kristian Krieger (2007)) Mediating the social and psychological impacts of terrorist attacks: The role of risk perception and risk communication. International Review of Psychiatry, 19(3), 279-288. 

  • M. Brooke Rogers and Julia M. Pearce (2013) Risk communication, risk perception and behaviour as foundations of effective national security practices. In B. Akhgar, & S. Yates (Eds.), Strategic intelligence management (pp. 66-74). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.   

  • Marc Sageman, Understanding Terrorist Networks (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press, 2004) 

  • Andrew Silke (ed.) Terrorists, Victims and Society: Psychological Perspectives on Terrorism and its Consequences.  Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law (Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2003).   

  • Andrew Silke, The Psychology of Counter-Terrorism (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011) 

  • Robert J. Ursano, Carol S. Fullerton and Ann E. Norwood (eds.), Terrorism and Disaster: Individual and Community Mental Health Interventions.  (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 


MA War in the Modern World

Core titles that you will need to obtain for this module:

  • Gaddis, J., (1997), We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press)

  • Young, J. and J. Kent (2013), International Relations Since 1945: A Global History (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press)

In preparation for the module, we would advise you to read the sections from these two books on the origins and initial stages of the Cold War up to the Berlin Blockade. Recommended additional titles for this module

You may also wish to obtain this book for unit 4:

  • Unit 4: The nuclear arms race and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-68

  • Fursenko, A. and T. Naftali (1997), ‘One Hell of A Gamble’: Khrushchev, Castro, Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis 1958–1964 (New York: Norton, and London: John Murray)


MA War Studies

  • On war by Carl von Clausewitz; J. J. Graham; F. N. Maude; Jan Willem Honig c2004  

  • War in European history by Michael Howard 2009  

  •  War by Lawrence Freedman 1994  

  • War & society by Miguel Angel Centeno; Elaine Enriquez  2016  

  • Strategy: a history by Lawrence Freedman 2013 

  • Military Strategy by John Stone 2011