Georgetown Reading List


This list is not exclusive, but is only a baseline guide. You should also make use of the citations contained in these works to develop a full understanding of the field. Students are also expected to be up to date on the current literature as well, by reading through the articles published in the last five years in the main international relations journals (such as IO, ISQ, JCR, WP,and EJIR) and the IR articles published in the general purpose journals (APSR and AJPS).

Barkey, Karen. Bandits and Bureaucrats: The Ottoman Route to State Centralization (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994).
Barfield, Thomas. The Perilous Frontier: Nomadic Empires and China, 221 BC to AD 1757. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1989.
Buzan et al. The Logic of Anarchy (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993).
Cooley, Alexander Logics of Hierarchy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005
Crawford, Neta. Argument and Change in World Politics: Ethics, Decolonization, and Humanitarian Intervention. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Crane, George and Abla Amawi, The Theoretical Evolution of International Relations, chapter 1, pp. 3-33.
Diehl, Paul, ed. 1999. A Road Map to War: Territorial Dimensions of International Conflict. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
Doyle, Michael. Empires. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1986.
Elman, Miriam Fendius Paths to Peace: Is Democracy the Answer?, 473-506 (MIT Press: 1997)
Elster, Jon. 1989. Solomonic Judgements. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Frieden, Jeffrey and David Lake, International Political Economy: Perspective on Global Power and Wealth (St. Martin’s Press: 1987)
- David Lake, “British and American Hegemony Compared: Lessons for the Current Era of Decline,” 120-133
- Helen Milner, “Resisting the Protectionist Temptation: Industry and the Making of Trade,” 368-86
- Ronald Rogowski, “Commerce and Coalitions: How Trade Affects Domestic Political Realignments,” 318-326
Gilpin, Robert War and Change in World Politics (NY: Cambridge University Press, 1983)
Hui, Victoria Tin-bor. War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Huntington, Samuel. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
Hymans, Jacques. The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation: Identity, Emotions, and Foreign Policy. Cambridge University Press. 2006.
Jackson, Patrick Thaddeus. Civilizing the Enemy: German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Johnston, Alistair Iain. Social States China in International Institutions, 1980-2000. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Katzenstein, Peter, The Culture of National Security (Columbia University Press: 1996), 1-75, 453-537
Kaufman, Stuart et al, eds. The Balance of Power in World History. New York: Palgrave, 2007.
Kennedy, Paul. The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500-2000. New York: Random House, 1987.
Keohane, Robert After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984)
Keohane, King, and Verba, Designing Social Inquiry (Princeton University Press: 1994)
Kratochwhil, Friedrich. Rules, Norms, and Decisions: On the Conditions of Practical and Legal Reasoning in International Relations and Domestic Affairs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Kratochwil, Friedrich V. and Edward D. Mansfield, International Organization (Pearson and Longman: 2006)
- Milner, Helen "The Assumption of Anarchy in IR: A Critique,"
- Keohane, Robert "International Institutions: Two Approaches" 44-60
- Dessler, David “What’s at Stake in the Agent-Structure Debate,”
Lake, David, and Robert Powell, eds., Strategic Choice in International Relations, 3-114 (Princeton University Press: 1999)
Lemke, Douglas. Regions of War and Peace. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Lustick, Ian S. 1993. Unsettled States, Disputed lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Lukes, Steven. Power: A Radical View, 1st edition. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997.
Mearsheimer, John J. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2003)
Motyl, Alexander. Imperial Ends: The Decay, Collapse, and Revival of Empires (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001)
Paul, T.V. et al, eds. Balance of Power: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004.
Ray, James Lee, Democracy and International Conflict: an evaluation of the democratic peace proposition (University of South Carolina Press: 1995): 10-46, 86-7
Schultz, Kenneth Democracy and Coercive Diplomacy, 1-56, 231-246 (Cambridge University Press: 2001)
Searle, John R. The Construction of Social Reality. New York: Free Press, 1995.
Shotter, John. Cultural Politics of Everyday Life. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
Shotter, John. Conversational Realities: the Construction of Life Through Language. New York: Sage, 1993.
Snyder, Jack Myths of Empire: domestic politics and international ambition (Cornell University Press: 1991) 1-65, 305-323
Snyder, Jack and Ed Mansfield, Electing to Fight: why emerging democracies go to war (MIT Press 2005)
Solingen, Etel. Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Spruyt, Hendrick The Sovereign State and Its Competitors: an analysis of systems change (Princeton University Press: 1994)
Tilly, Charles. Coercion, Capital, and European States AD 990-1992. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1992.
Toft, Monica. The Geography of Ethnic Violence: Identity, Interests, and the Indivisibility of Territory. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
Vasquez, John, and Colin Elman, eds., Realism and the Balancing of Power: a new debate (Prentice Hall: 2003)
Waltz, Kenneth, Theory of International Politics (Addison-Wesley Pub. Co.: 1979)

Allison, Graham and Morton Halperin, "Bureaucratic Politics: A Paradigm and Some Policy Implications," in John Ikenberry, American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays (Scott, Foresman, 1989) pp. 378-409
Baldwin, "Neoliberalism, Neorealism and World Politics," in David Baldwin, Neorealism and Neoliberalism, pp. 3-25.
Elman, Colin and Miriam Fendius Elman, chapters 1 and 2 of Elman and Elman, eds., Progress in International Relations Theory: Metrics and Methods of Scientific Change.
Elster, Jon. 1995. Strategic Uses of Argument. In Barriers to Conflict Resolution, edited by Kenneth Arrow, 236---57. New York: Norton.
Evangelista, Matthew “Domestic Structure and International Change,” in Michael Doyle and G. John Ikenberry, eds., New Thinking in International Relations Theory pp. 202- 228
Kahler, Miles “Inventing International Relations: International Relations Theory After 1945,” in Michael Doyle and G. John Ikenberry, eds., New Thinking in International Relations Theory (Boulder: Westview, 1997) pp. 20-53.

International Organization 59,4 (2005). Checkel, Jeffrey ed. “International Institutions and Socialization in Europe” Special Issue
International Security Debate Over Soft-Balancing 30,1 (2005)

Abdelal, Rawi et al. “Identity as a Variable” Perspectives on Politics 4,4 (2006): 695-711.
Abrahms, Max, “Why Terrorism Does Not Work,” International Security vol. 31, No. 2 (Fall 2006): 42-78.
Adams, Karen Ruth. “Attack and Conquer? International Anarchy and the Offense-Defense-Deterrence Balance,” International Security 28,3 (2003/2004): 45-83.
Adler, Emanuel “Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in World Politics”, European Journal of. International Relations, Vol. 3, No. 3 (1997): 319-363
Art, Robert J. et al. “Correspondence: Striking the Balance.” International Security 30,3 (2005/2006): 177-196.
Bachrach, Peter and Morton Baratz, "Two Faces of Power," American Political Science Review 56 (1962).
Barkawi, Tarak and Mark Laffey. “The Imperial Peace: Democracy, Force and Globalization,” European Journal of International Relations 5,4 (1999): 403-434.
Barkey, Karen. “Rebellious Alliances: The State and Peasant Unrest in Early Seventeenth-Century France and the Ottoman Empire,” American Sociological Review 56,6 (1991): 699-715.
Barkin, J. Samuel and Bruce Cronin, “The State and the Nation: Changing Norms and the Rules of Sovereignty in International Relations,” International Organization Winter 1994, pp. 107-130
Barnett, Michael. “Culture, Strategy, and Foreign Policy Change: Israel's Road to Oslo,” European Journal of International Relations 5,1 (1999): 5-36.
Barnett, Michael and Martha Finnemore. “The Politics, Power, and Pathologies of International Organizations,” International Organization 53, 4 (1999): 699-732.
Barnett, Michael and Raymond Duvall. “Power in International Politics,” International Organization 59,1 (2005): 39-75.
Bates, Robert “Comparative Politics and Rational Choice,” American Political Science Review, September 1997.pp. 699-704.
Bender, Jonathon and Thomas Hammond "Rethinking Allison's Models," APSR June 1992 pp. 301-322
Bennett, Andrew and Jonathan Monten, paper on organizational politics and U.S. military strategy in the Persian Gulf War.
Bennett, Andrew project outline, “Where Mistakes Were Made: The Politics and Psychology of Blame for Iraq”
Brooks, Stephen G. and William C. Wohlforth "Hard Times for Soft Balancing." International Security 30,1 (2005): 72-108.
Busby, Joshua. “Bono Made Jesse Helms Cry: Jubilee 2000, Debt Relief, and Moral Action in International Politics,” International Studies Quarterly 51,2 (2007): 247-275.
Chase, Ivan D. “Social Processes and Hierarchy Formation in Small Groups: A Comparative Perspective,” American Sociological Review 45,6 (1980): 905-924.
Christensen, Thomas and Jack Snyder, "Chain Gangs and Passed Bucks: Predicting Alliance Patterns in Multipolarity," International Organization Vol. 44 no. 2 (Spring 1990).
Checkel, Jeffrey “The Constructivist Turn in International Relations Theory,” World Politics, January 1998, pp. 324-348
Checkel, Jeffrey T. “Norms, Institutions, and National Identity in Contemporary Europe,” International Studies Quarterly 43,1 (1999): 83-114.
Cioffi-Revilla, Caludio. “Origins and the Evolution of War and Politics,” International Studies Quarterly 40,1 (1996): 1-22.
Crawford, Neta “The Passion of World Politics: Propositions on Emotion and Emotional Relationships,” International Security Spring 2000: 116-156
Crawford, Timothy W. “Wedge Strategies, Balancing, and the Deviant Case of Spain, 1940-1941.” Security Studies 17,1 (2008): 1-38.
Dessler, David "What's at stake in the agent-structure debate?" International Organization, vol. 43, no. 3 (Summer 1989), pp. 441-473
Donnelly, Jack. “Rethinking Political Structures: From ‘Ordering Principles’ to ‘Vertical Differentiation’—and Beyond.” International Theory
Donnelly, Jack. “Sovereign Inequalities and Hierarchy in Anarchy: American Power and International Security,” European Journal of International Relations 12,2 (2006): 139-170.
Elster, Jon “Rational Choice History: A Case of Excessive Ambition,” and Bates et. al, “The Analytic Narratives Project,”American Political Science Review, September 2000 pp. 685-702.
Farrell, Henry. “Constructing the International Foundations of E-Commerce—The EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Arrangement,” International Organization 57,2 (2003), pp. 277-306.
Fearon, James “Rationalist Explanations for War,”International Organization vol. 49, no. 3 (Summer, 1995), pp. 379-414.
Fearon, James "Bargaining, Enforcement, and International Cooperation." International Organization 52 (Spring 1998), 269-306.
Fearon, James and David Laitin ”Ethnicity, Insurgency and Civil War.” American Political Science Review. 97, 1 (1990): 75-9
Flynn, Gregory and Henry Farrell, “Piecing Together the Democratic Peace: The CSCE, Norms, and the Construction of Security in Post-Cold War Europe,” International Organization 53,3 (1999): 505-536.
Goddard, Stacie E. “Uncommon Ground: Indivisible Territory and the Politics of Legitimation,” International Organization 60,1 (2006): 35-68.
Goddard, Stacie E. and Daniel H. Nexon. “Paradigm Lost? Reassessing Theory of International Politics,” European Journal of International Relations 11,1 (2006): 9-61.
Goldgeier, James and Philip Tetlock “Psychology and International Relations Theory,” Annual Review of Political Science 2001, 4, pp. 67-9
Gourevitch, Peter "The Second Image Reversed: International Sources of Domestic Politics," International Organization (Autumn, 1978).
Guzzini, Stefano. “Structural Power: The Limits of Neorealist Power Analysis,” International Organization 47,3 (Summer 1993), pp. 443-478.
Hassner, Ron. “To Halve and to Hold: Conflicts over Sacred Space and the Problem of Indivisibility,” Security Studies 12,4 (2003):1-33.
Hassner, Ron. “The Path to Intractability: Time and Entrenchment of Territorial Disputes,” International Security 31,3 (2006/2007): 107-138.
He, Kai and Huiyun Fun. “If Not Soft Balancing, Then What? Reconsidering Soft Balancing and U.S. Policy Toward China.” Security Studies 17,2 (2008): 363-395.
Hobson, John M. and J.C. Sharman. “The Enduring Place of Hierarchy in World Politics: Tracing the Social Logics of Hierarchy and Political Change,” European Journal of International Relations 11,1 (2005): 63-98.
Hui, Victoria Tin-bor. “Toward a Dynamic Theory of International Politics: Insights from Comparing Ancient China and Early Modern Europe,” International Organization 58,1(2004): 175-205.
Hurd, Ian. “Legitimacy and Authority in International Politics,” International Organization 53, 2 (1999): 379-408.
Hurd, Ian. “The Strategic Uses of Liberal Internationalism: Libya and the UN Sanctions, 1992- 2003,” International Organization 59,3 (2005): 495-526.
Ikenberry, G. John and Charles Kupchan. “Socialization and Hegemonic Power,” International Organization 44,3 (1990): 283-315.
Jackson, Patrick Thaddeus. “Defending the West: Occidentalism and the Formation of NATO,” Journal of Political Philosophy 11,3 (2003): 223-252.
Jervis, Robert "Realism, Neoliberalism, and Cooperation: Understanding the Debate." International Security 24, no. 1 (Summer 1999): 42-63
Jo, Dong-Joon and Erik Gartzke. “Determinants of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 51,1 (2007): 167-194.
Johnston, Alastair Iain “Thinking about Strategic Culture.” International Security, Vol. 19, No. 4. (Spring, 1995), pp. 32-64
Kalyvas, Stathys “The Ontology of Political Violence: Action and Identity in Civil Wars,” Perspectives on Politics vol. 1 no. 3
Katzenstein, Peter J. and Nobuo Okawara. "Japan, Asian-Pacific Security, and the Case for Analytical Eclecticism." International Security 26, no. 3 (Winter 2001): 153-185.
Kaufman, Stuart. “The Fragmentation and Consolidation of International Systems,” International Organization 51,2 (1997): 173-208.
Keene, Edward. “A Case Study of the Construction of International Hierarchy: British Treaty-Making Against the Slave Trade in the Early Nineteenth Century,” International Organization 61,2 (2007): 311-339.
Keohane, Robert and Joseph Nye, Jr., “States and the Information Revolution,” Foreign Affairs September/October 1998, pp. 81-94
Kniss, Fred. 1996. Ideas and Symbols as Resources in Intrareligious Conflict: the Case
Krebs, Ronald and Patrick Jackson. “Twisting Tongues and Twisting Arms: The Power of Political Rhetoric,” European Journal of International Relations 13,1 (2007): 35-66.
Krebs, Ronald R. and Jennifer K. Lobasz. “Fixing the Meaning of 9/11: Hegemony, Coercion, and the Road to War in Iraq,” 16,3 (2007): 409-451.
Kroenig, Matthew H. “Importing the Bomb: Sensitive Nuclear Assistance and Nuclear Proliferation,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 53,2
Lake, David A. “Anarchy, Hierarchy and the Variety of International Relations,” International Organization 50,1 (1996): 1-30.
Lake, David A. “The New Sovereignty in International Relations,” International Studies Review 5,3 (2003): 303-324.
Lake, David A. “Escape from the State of Nature: Authority and Hierarchy in World Politics,” International Security 32,1 (2007): 47-79.
Layne, Christopher “Kant or Cant: The Myth of Democratic Peace,” International Security Vol. 19, no. 2 (1994):5-49
Levy, Jack and William Thompson. “Hegemonic Threats and Great Power Balancing in Europe, 1495-2000,” Security Studies 14,1 (2005): 1-30.
Lieber, Keir A. and Gerard Alexander. “Waiting for Balancing: Why the World is Not Pushing Back." International Security 30,1 (2005): 109-139.
Milner, Helen "International Theories of Cooperation Among Nations: Strengths and Weaknesses," World Politics April 1992, pp. 466-496.
Mitzen, Jennifer. “Reading Habermas in Anarchy: Multilateral Diplomacy and Global Public Spheres,” American Political Science Review 99,3 (2005): 401-417.
Motyl, Alexander. “Why Empires Reemerge: Imperial Collapse and Imperial Revival in Comparative Perspective,” Comparative Politics 31,2 (1999): 127-145.
Nexon, Daniel H. and Thomas J. Wright, “What’s at Stake in the American Empire Debate,” American Political Science Review 101,2 (2007): 253-271.
Nexon, Daniel. “The Balance of Power in the Balance.” World Politics 61,3 (2009)
Odell, John “Understanding International Trade: An Emerging Synthesis,” World Politics October 1990.
Pape, Robert, “The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terror,” APSR (2003)
Pape, Robert A. "Soft Balancing Against the United States." International Security 30,1 (2005): 7-45.
Paul, T.V. "Soft Balancing in the Age of U.S. Primacy." International Security 30,1 (2005): 46- 71.
Posen, Barry “The Ethnic Security Dilemma,” Survival 35:1
Powell, Robert The Neorealist-Neoliberal Debate, International Organization (Spring, 1994)
Powell, Robert. “War as a Commitment Problem,” International Organization 60,1 (2006): 169- 203.
Press-Barnathan, Galia. “Managing the Hegemon: NATO under Unipolarity,” Security Studies 15,2 (2006): 271-309.
Price, Richard. “Reversing the Gun Sights: Transnational Civil Society Targets Land Mines,” International Organization 52,3 (1998): 613-644.
Putnam, Robert "Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games," International Organization 42:3 (Summer 1988)
Reiter, Dan “Exploring the Bargaining Model of War,” Perspectives on Politics, March 2003, pp. 27-43.
Risse, Thomas. “’Let’s Argue!’: Communicative Action in World Politics,” International Organization 54,1 (2000): 1-39.
Rose, Gideon. “Neoclassical Realism and Theories of Foreign Policy,” World Politics 51,1 (1998): 144-172.
Ross, Michael “How do Natural Resources Influence Civil War? Evidence from Thirteen Cases,” International Organization 58:1 (Winter 2004)
Ruggie, John Gerard “Territoriality and Beyond,”International Organization, Winter 1993, pp. 139-174
Ruggie, John “What Makes the World Hang Together? Neo-Utilitarianism and the Social Constructivist Challenge,” International Organization, Autumn 1998 pp. 855-86
Sagan, Scott. “Why Do States Build Nuclear Weapons: Three Models in Search of a Bomb," International Security 21,3 (1996/1997): 54-86.
Sambanis, Nicholas “Using Case Studies to Expand Economic Models of Civil War,” Perspectives on Politics, 2 (2004): 259-279
Schimmelfennig, Frank. “The Community Trap: Liberal Norms, Rhetorical Action, and the Eastern Enlargement of the European Union,” International Organization 55,1 (2001): 47-80.
Schweller, Randall "Bandwagoning For Profit: Bringing The Revisionist State Back In," International. Security, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Summer 1994).
Schweller, Randal L. "Unanswered Threats: A Neoclassical Realist Theory of Underbalancing." International Security 29,2 (2004): 159-201.
Sending, Ole Jacob. “Constitution, Choice and Change: Problems with the ‘Logic of Appropriateness and its Uses in Constructivist Theory,” European Journal of International Relations 8,4 (2002): 443-470.
Singh, Sonali and Christopher Way. "The Correlates of Nuclear Proliferation: A Quantitative Test," Journal of Conflict Resolution 48,6 (2004): 859-885.
Snyder, Glenn H. “Mearsheimer's World -- Offensive Realism and the Struggle for Security,” International Security 27,1 (2002): 149-173.
Taliaferro, Jeffrey W. “Security Seeking under Anarchy: Defensive Realism Revisited,” International Security 25,3 (2000/2001), pp. 128-161.
Taliaferro, Jeffrey W. “State Building for Future Wars: Neoclassical Realism and the Resource- Extractive State,” Security Studies 15,3 (2006): 464-495.
Thompson, Alexander. “Coercion Through IOs: The Security Council and the Logic of Information Transmission,” International Organization 60,1 (2006): 1-34.
Toft, Monica. “Indivisible Territory, Geographic Concentration, and Ethnic War,” Security Studies 12,2 (2002):82-119.
Voeten, Eric. “The Political Origins of the UN Security Council’s Ability to Legitimize the Use of Force,” International Organization 59,3 (2005): 527-557.
Walt, Stephen “Rigor or Rigor Mortis? Rational Choice and Security Studies,” International Security Spring 1999 (and commentaries and response in IS fall 1999 by Bueno de Mesquita and Morrow, Powell, Walt, pp. 56-73, 97-106, 115-130)
Walt, Stephen, “Alliance Formation and the Balance of World Power”. International Security 9, 4 (1985): 3-43.
Walter, Barbara. “Explaining the Intractability of Territorial Conflict,” International Studies Review 5,4 (2003): 137-153.
Weber, Katja. “Hierarchy Amidst Anarchy: A Transaction Costs Approach to International Security Cooperation,” International Studies Quarterly 41,2 (1997): 321-340.
Wendt, Alexander. “Anarchy is what states make of it: The social construction of power politics.” International Organization 46 (spring): 391-425
Wendt, Alexander. “Constructing International Politics,” International Security, Vol. 20, No. 1. (Summer, 1995), pp. 71-81
Wendt, Alexander and Daniel Friedheim. “Hierarchy under Anarchy: Informal Empire and the East German State,” International Organization 49,4 (1995): 689-721.
Wendt, Alexander. “On Constitution and Causation in International Relations,” Review of International Studies 24,5 (1998): 101-117
Wendt, Alexander. “Why a World State is Inevitable,” European Journal of International Relations 9,4 (2003): 491-542.
Wohlforth, William C. “The Stability of a Unipolar World,” International Security 24,1 (1999): 5-41.
Wohlforth, William C., et al. "Testing Balance-of-Power Theory In World History." European Journal of International Relations 13,2 (2007): 155-185.

International Political Economy

Abdelal, Rawi National Purpose in the World Economy: Post Soviet States in Comparative Perspective (Cornell University Press: 2001): chs. 1, 2, 3, 7
Alesina, Alberto and Howard Rosenthal. Partisan Politics, Divided Government, and the Economy (Cambridge University Press: 1995)
Bates, Robert Markets and states in tropical Africa: the political basis of agricultural policies (University of California Press: 1981)
Bates, Robert Open Economy Politics: The Political Economy of the World Coffee Trade (Princeton University Press: 1997)
Blyth, Mark The Great Transformations: economic ideas and institutional change in the twentieth century (Cambridge University Press: 2002): chs. 1, 2, 8
Becker, G. The Economic Approach to Human Behavior (University of Chicago Press: 1976): 3-14.
Berger, S. and Ronald Dore, eds, National Diversity and Global Capitalism (Cornell University Press: 1996)
Brooks, Stephen Producing Security: Multinational Corporations, globalization, and the changing calculus of conflict (Princeton University Press, 2007)
Cardoso, F. H. and E. Faletto, Dependency and Development in Latin America (University of California Press: 1979): vii-xxv, Conclusion
Dobbin, Frank Forging Industrial Policy (Cambridge University Press: 1994)
Eichengreen, B. Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression 1919-1939 (Oxford University Press: 1992): 3-28, 390-99.
Gaventa, John Power and Powerlessness (Trafford: 2006): Preface, chs. 1 & 10
Gilpin, R. War and Change in World Politics (Cambridge University Press: 1981) 9-49, 156-185
Gilpin, R. U.S. Power and the Multinational Corporation: the political economy of foreign direct investment (Basic Books: 1975): 20-78, 138-162.
Gourevitch, Peter Politics in Hard Times: Comparative responses to international economic crises (Cornell University Press: 1986) chs. 1, 2
Gruber, Lloyd Ruling the World: power politics and the rise of supranational institutions (Princeton University Press: 2000)
von Hayek, Fredrick The Road to Serfdom (University of Chicago Press: 1944) (pp. 13-80 & 132-168)
Helleiner, E. States and the Reemergence of Global Finance: From Bretton Woods to the 1990s (Cornell University Press: 1994): 1-22, 123-68.
Henning, C. R. Currencies and Politics in the U.S., Germany and Japan (Institute of International Economics: 1994): 1-60, 309-41.
Hirschman, The Passions and the Interests: political arguments for capitalism before its triumph (Princeton University Press: 1977)
Hirschman, Albert Exit, Voice and Loyalty: responses to decline in firms, organizations and states (Harvard University Press: 1970): Chs. 1-3 & 6
Hirschman, A. National Power and the Structure of Foreign Trade (University of California Press: 1980) preface, introduction, chs 1 & 2.
Kahler, Miles and David Lake, eds., Governance in a Global Economy: Political Authority in Transition (Princeton University Press: 2003): Chs. 1, 16,
Katzenstein, Peter Between Power and Plenty (Wisconsin University Press: 1978)
Katzenstein, Peter Small States in World Markets (Cornell University Press: 1985)
Keohane, Robert O. 1984. After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (Princeton: Princeton University Press), pp. 135-216.
Keohane, Robert and J. Nye, Power and Interdependence (Longman: 2001): 3-60
Kindleberger, Charles P. The World in Depression 1929-1939 Revised and Enlarged Edition (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986), pp. xiii-xvi, 1-13, 19-30, 291-308, 208-305.
Kindleberger, C. Manias, Panics, and Crashes: the history of financial crisis (Basic Books: 1978): 11-20, 164-89.
Kirshner, J. Currency and Coercion: The Political Economy of International Monetary Power: (Princeton University Press: 1995) 3-20, 175-92
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916)
List, F. The National System of Political Economy (A.M. Kelley: 1966): 119-132, 163-73.
Mansfield, Edward D. Power, Trade, and War (Princeton: Princeton University Press: 1994), pp. 151-190.
Marx, Karl and Frederick Engels, (1848) “The Communist Manifesto.”
McNamara, K. The Currency of Ideas: Monetary Politics in the European Union: (Cornell University Press: 1998) chs.1, 2, 3.
Milner, Helen Interests, Institutions and Information: domestic politics and international relations. (Princeton University Press: 1997): chs. 1, 2.
Mosely, Layna Global Capital and National Governments (Cambridge University Press: 1993)
Olson, Mancur. 1971. Logic of Collective Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 5-65.
Olson, Mancur The Rise and Decline of Nations: economic growth, stagflation, and social rigidities (Yale University Press: 1982): Chs 1-3
Polanyi, Karl The Great Transformation (Beacon Press: 1944): pp. 3-177, 192-200, 223-236, 249-258
Rogowski, R. Commerce and Coalitions: how trade affects domestic political alignments (Princeton University Press: 1989): 3-21, 88-128, 163-174.
Tomz, Michael. Forthcoming. Sovereign Debt and International Cooperation: Reputational Reasons for Lending and Repayment. (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2008), chapter 1.
Woll, Cornelia Firm Interests: how governments shape business lobbying on global trade (Cornell University Press: 2008)

Barry, Brian “Does Democracy Cause Inflation? Political Ideas of Some Economists” in Linberg, Leon and Charles Maier The Politics Of Inflation And Economic Stagnation (1985): 280-318
Coleman, J. S. "A Rational Choice Perspective on Economic Sociology," in Smelser and Swedberg, eds., The Handbook of Economic Sociology: 166-180
DiMaggio, P. "Culture and Economy," in Smelser and Swedberg, eds., The Handbook of Economic Sociology: 27-57.
Dobbin, Frank "Cultural Models of Organization: The Social Construction of Rational Organizing Principles," in The Sociology of Culture, edited by Diana Crane.
Frieden, J. and R. Rogowski, “The Impact of the International Economy on National Policies: An Analytical overview”, in Keohane and Milner, Internationalization and Domestic Politics, pp. 25-47.
Friedman, M. "The Methodology of Positive Economics", in Essays in Positive Economics, pp. 3-43.
Garett, G. and P. Lange, “Internationalization, Institutions, and Political Change, in Keohane and Milner, eds., Internationalization and Domestic Politics, pp. 48-75
Hall, P. and D. Soskice, “An Introduction to Varieties of Capitalism”, in Varieties of Capitalism: the Institutional Foundations of Comparative Advantage.
Keohane, R. and H.V. Milner, “Internationalization and Domestic Politics: “An Introduction”; “A Conclusion”, in their Internationalization and Domestic Politics, 3-24, 243-58
Posen, Adam "Why Central Bank Independence Does Not Cause Low Inflation: There is No Institutional Fix for Politics," in Richard O'Brien, Finance and the International Economy 7 Oxford University Press, 1993.
Powell, W. and L. Smith-Laurel "Networks and economic life" In N. Smelser and R. Swedberg (ed.) The Handbook of Economic Sociology (1995): pp. 368-403
Smelser, N. J. and R. Swedberg, "The Sociological Perspective on the Economy," in Smelser and Swedberg, eds., The Handbook of Economic Sociology, pp.3-26.
Tversky and Kahneman “Rational Choice and the Framing of Decisions” in Jon Elster (ed.) Rational Choice (1986).

Alesina, Alberto "Politics and Business Cycles in Industrial Democracies" Economic Policy (1989) 57-98.
Alt, James E. and Michael Gilligan. 1994. “The Political Economy of Trading States: Factor Specificity, Collective Action Problems, and Domestic Political Institutions.” Journal of Political Philosophy 2 (2): 165-192.
Andrews, D. "Capital Mobility and State Autonomy: Toward a Structural Theory of International Monetary Relations", International Studies Quarterly 38:2 (June 1994), pp. 193-218
Barnett, Michael and Martha Finnemore, “The Politics, Power, and Pathologies
of International Organizations” International Organization 53, 4(1999): 699-732
Berman, Sheri "Ideas, Norms, and Culture in Political Analysis." Comparative Politics 33, no. 2 (2001): 231-250.
Cooper, R. "Prolegomena to the Choice of an International Monetary System," International Organization 29:1 (Winter 1975): 63-98.
Drezner, Daniel "Globalization and Policy Convergence," International Studies Review 3 (Spring 2001) 53-78
Bernhard, William and David Leblang. 1999. “Democratic Institutions and Exchange-Rate Commitments,” International Organization 53 (1): 71-97.
Bernhard, W., J.L. Broz and W.C. Clark, "The Political Economy of Monetary Institutions" in "The Political Economy of Monetary Institutions," a special issue of International Organization 56/4 (Autumn 2002).
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Elkins, Zachary, Andrew T. Guzman, and Beth A. Simmons, “Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000,” International Organization 60 (Fall 2006), 811-846
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Frieden, Jeffry A. 1991. “Invested Interests: The Politics of National Economic Policies in a World of Global Finance.” International Organization 45 (4):
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Fligstein, N. “Markets as politics: a political-cultural approach to market institutions”, American Sociological Review 1996; pp. 656-73.
Fligstein, Neil and Iona Mara-Drita, 1996, "How to make a market: the case of the Single European Market", American Journal of Sociology, 1-34.
Frye, Timothy and Edward D. Mansfield. 2004. “Timing is Everything: Elections and Trade Liberalization in the Postcommunist World.” Comparative Political Studies 37 (4): 371-398.
Gill, S. and D. Law, "Global Hegemony and the Structural Power of Capital", International Studies Quarterly (1989), 33, 475-499
Goldstein, Judith, Doug Rivers and Michael Tomz. Forthcoming. “Institutions in International Relations: Understanding the Effects of GATT and the WTO on World Trade.” International Organization.
Goldstein, Judith Michael Tomz, Douglas Rivers, “Do We Really Know that the WTO Increases Trade? Comment” American Economic Review (2007) 97/5, 2005-2018
Goldstein, Judith and Lisa L. Martin. 2000. “Legalization, Trade Liberalization, and Domestic Politics: A Cautionary Note.” International Organization 54 (4): 219-248.
Goodman, John B. and Louis W. Pauly. 1993. “The Obsolescence of Capital Controls? Economic Management in an Age of Global Markets.” World Politics 46 (1): 50-82.
Gould, Erica R. 2003. “Money Talks: Supplementary Financiers and International Monetary Fund Conditionality.” International Organization 57 (3): 551-586.
Grabel, I. "Creating ‘Credible’ Economic Policy in Developing and Transitional Economics", Review of Radical Political Economics 29:3 (Summer 1997), pp. 70-78.
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Granovetter, M. “Economic action and social structure: the problem of embeddedness” American Journal of Sociology, 1985; pp. 481-510.
Haggard, Stephan and Sylvia Maxfield. 1996. “The Political Economy of Financial Internationalization in the Developing World.” International Organization 50 (1): 35-68.
Hall, Peter A. “Policy Paradigms, Social Learning, and the State” Comparative Politics 25 (1993) pp. 275-96
Hall, Peter and Robert Franzese “Mixed Signals” International Organization 52 (3) (1998)
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Hallerberg, Mark "Veto Players and the Choice of Monetary Institutions," International Organization 56/4 (autumn 2002): 775-802.
Hays, Jude C., Sean D. Ehrlich, and Clint Peinhardt, “Government Spending and Public Support for Trade in the OECD: An Empirical Test of the Embedded Liberalism Thesis,” International Organization 59 (2005), 473-494
Henisz, Witold. 2000. “The Institutional Environment for Multinational Investment.” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 16 (2): 334-364.
Hibbs Douglas “Political Parties and Macroeconomic Policies” APSR December (1977): 1467-80
Hiscox, Michael J. 1999. “The Magic Bullet? The RTAA, Institutional Reform, and Trade Liberalization.” International Organization 53 (4): 669-698.
Hiscox, Michael 2001. Class versus Industry Cleavages: Inter-Industry Factor Mobility and the Politics of Trade. International Organization 55/1 (Winter), 1-46.
Ikenberry, G. John and Charles Kupchan. “Socialization and Hegemonic Power,” International Organization 44,3 (1990): 283-315.
Irwin, Douglas A. 1994. “the Political Economy of Free Trade: Voting in the British General Election of 1906.” Journal of Law and Economics 37 (1): 75-105.
Irwin, Douglas A. and Randall Kroszner. 1999. “Interests, Institutions, and Ideology in Securing Policy Change: The Republican Conversion to Trade Liberalization after Smoot-Hawley.” Journal of Law and Economics 42 (October): 643-673.
Jensen, Nathan M. 2003. “Democratic Governance and Multinational Corporations: Political Regimes and Inflows of Foreign Direct Investment.” International Organization 57 (3): 587-616.
Keohane, Robert O. 1997. “Problematic Lucidity: Stephen Krasner’s ‘State power and the Structure of International Trade’.” World Politics 50 (1): 150-170.
J. Kirshner, “The Study of Money”, World Politics 52:3 (April 2000), pp. 407-36.
Krasner, Stephen D. 1976. “State Power and the Structure of International Trade.” World Politics 28 (April): 317-347.
Krasner, Steven "State Power and the Structure of the International Trading System", World Politics, 28, Apr. 1976, 317-43.
David Lake, "Leadership, Hegemony and the International Economy." International Studies Quarterly. v. 37, 1993: 459-89.
Leblang, David and William Bernhard. 2000. “The Politics of Speculative Attacks in Industrial Democracies.” International Organization 54 (2): 291-324.
Leblang, David, “To Devalue or to Defend? The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy,” International Studies Quarterly (December 2003) 47, pp. 533-559.
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Mansfield, Edward D. and Marc L. Busch. 1995. “The Political Economy of Nontariff Barriers: A Cross-National Analysis.” International Organization 49 (4): 723-749.
Mansfield, Edward D., Helen V. Milner and B. Peter Rosendorff. 2002. “Why Democracies Cooperate More: Electoral Control and International Trade Agreements.” International Organization 56 (3): 477-513
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McNamara, K. “Rational Fictions” West European Politics 25/1 (Jan 2002), 47-76.
Midford, Paul “International Trade and Domestic Politics." International Organization. Aut. 1993. 47: 535-64
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Andrew Moravcsik, "Preferences and Power in the European Community: A Liberal intergovernmentalist approach" Journal of Common Market Studies (December 1993)
Nordhaus William “The Political Business Cycle” Review of Economics Studies (42) (1975): 169-173
Andrew Moravcsik, "Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics," International Organization (Autumn 1997),
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NOTE: Also include all readings (required and recommended) on Prof. David Edelstein’s Fall 2009 PhD Seminar in International Security (GOVT 763) syllabus when it becomes available in August 2009.

Adler, Emanuel and Michael N. Barnett Security Communities (Cambridge University Press: 1998): chap 1
Benjamin, Daniel and Steven Simon. The age of sacred terror (Random House: 2002): 38-94
Brown, Michael, Sean M. Lynn-Jones and Steven E Miller. Debating the Democratic Peace (MIT Press: 1997)
Council on Foreign Relations “Renewing the Atlantic Partnership,” (2004)
Katzenstein, Peter, The Culture of National Security (Columbia University Press: 1996), 1-75, 453-537
Kupchan, Charles The End of the American Era: U.S. foreign policy and the geopolitics of the twenty-first century (A. Knopf: 2001)
Kupchan, Charles. How friends become enemies. Chap 1 and 2
Miller, Steven et al., Military Strategy and the Origins of the First World War (Princeton University Press: 1991)

Kupchan, Charles “Empires and Geopolitical Competition: Gone for Good?” in Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Eds. Chester A. Crocker; Fen Osler Hampson; Pamela R. Aall (USIP: 2001)
Van Oudenaren, John “The European Union—E Pluribus Confusio,” in Art and Jervis, pp. 564-576

International Security Vol. 19. (Fall, 1995). Exchange between Richard Ned Lebow, John Mueller, and William Wohlforth, "Correspondence: Realism and the End of the Cold War"
International Security (Summer 1995). John Mearsheimer and following exchanges in “The False Promise of International Institutions,”
The National Interest in (Fall 2002). Essays by Robert Tucker, Michael Howard, John Mearsheimer, Josef Joffe, Charles Kupchan, and Pierre Hassner in “One Year On: A September 11 Anniversary Symposium”
Review of International Studies 25 (1999). Exchange between Mark Kramer and William Wohlforth, “Ideology and the Cold War”

Asmus, Ronald D. and Pollack, Kenneth M. "The New Transatlantic Project," Policy Review 115 (Oct/Nov2002): 3-19
Baker, Gerard “Against United Europe,” in The Weekly Standard.
Betts, Richard K. “Wealth, Power, and Instability: East Asia and the United States after the Cold War,” International Security 18, 3 (Winter 1993/4)
Cohen-Tanugi, Laurent "The End of Europe?," Foreign Affairs, (November/December)
Daalder, Ivo H. 'The end of Atlanticism', Survival 45.2 (2003), pp. 147-16
Deudney, Daniel H. "The Philadelphian system: sovereignty, arms control, and balance of power, circa 1787-1861", International Organization 49, 2 (1995)
Fox, Jonathan (2001) “Religion as an Overlooked Element of International Relations,” International Studies Review, 3,3.
Friedberg, Aaron L. "Ripe for Rivalry: Prospects for Peace in a Multipolar Asia" International Security, Vol. 18, No. 3. (Winter, 1993-1994), pp. 5-33
Gaddis, John Lewis "International Relations Theory and the End of the Cold War,” International. Security, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Winter 1992/1993)
Gaddis, John Lewis "The Long Peace: elemetns of stability in the postwar international system," International Security vol. 10, no. 4 (1986): 99-42
Hemmer, Christopher and Peter Katzenstein, "Why Is There No NATO in Asia? Collective Identity, Regionalism, and the Origins of Multilateralism," International Organization 56, 3 (2002): 575-608
Ikenberry, G. John and Charles Kupchan. “Socialization and Hegemonic Power,” International Organization 44,3 (1990): 283-315.
Ikenberry, G. John and Daniel Deudney. "The Logic of the West," World Policy Journal (Winter 1993/94)
Kagan, Robert "Power and Weakness," Policy Review No. 113. (June/July 2002)
Kagan, Robert "End of Dreams, Return of History," Foreign Policy (August/September, 2007)
Kang, David C. "Getting Asia Wrong: The Need for New Analytical Frameworks." International Security 27, no. 4 (Spring 2003): 57-8
Kaysen, Carl "Is War Obsolete? A Review Essay," International Security, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Spring 1990): 42-64
Kupchan, Charles "The Fourth Age: The Next Era in Transatlantic Relations" National Interest (Sep/Oct2006): 77-83
Kupchan, Charles A. and Peter L. Trubowitz, "Dead Center: The Demise of Liberal Internationalism in the United States," International Security, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Fall 2007)
Kurth Cronin, Audrey: Rethinking Sovereignty: American Strategy in the Age of Terrorism, in: Survival 44:2 (Summer 2002), pp. 119-1
Liberman, Peter “The Spoils of Conquest,” International Security 18, 3 (Fall 1993): 125-15
Lieber, Keir “The New History of World War I and What It Means for International Relations Theory,” International Security vol. 32, no. 2 (2007): 155-191
Mandelbaum, Michael “Is Major War Obsolete?” Survival, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 1998/99): 20-38
Matthews, Eugene A. "Japan's New Nationalism" Foreign Affairs (Nov/Dec. 2003)
Mead, Walter Russell “God’s Country,” Foreign Affairs (September 2006)
Mousseau, Michael. "Market Civilization and Its Clash with Terror." International Security 27, no. 3 (Winter 2002/03): 5-29
Mueller, John. "The essential irrelevance of nuclear weapons: Stability in the postwar world." International Security 13, 2 (Autumn: 1988): 55-79
Philpott, Daniel. "The Challenge of September 11 to Secularism in International Relations",. World Politics, 55, 1 (2002): 66-95
Wald, Kenneth D. and Clyde Wilcox. "Getting Religion: Has Political Science Rediscovered the Faith Factor?." American Political Science Review 100.4 (2006)
Wohlforth, William C. "Realism and the End of the Cold War," International Security 19, No. 3 (Winter 1994-95), pp. 91-129


Arend, Anthony C. Legal rules and international society (Oxford University Press: 1999)
- Chapters One, Two, Three and Four
Aquinas, Thomas. Summa theologiae. Gifts of the spirit (Cambridge University Press: 2006)
Beck, Robert J., Anthony C Arend; Robert D Vander Lugt International rules: approaches from international law and international relations (Routledge: 1993)
- "Natural Law," 34-37
- Kelsen, Hans "The Nature of International Law," 60-74
- Hart, H.L.A. "International Law," 75-92
- "Classical Realism," pp. 94-98
- George Kennan, "Diplomacy in the Modern World," from American Diplomacy. 99-106
- Dean Acheson, Remarks before the American Society of International Law, 107-108
- "The New Haven School," pp. 110-112
- Myres S. McDougal & Harold D. Lasswell, "The Identification and Appraisal of Diverse Systems of Public Order:" 113-141
- "Structural Realism," pp. 144-146
- Robert Keohane, "Institutionalist Approaches," pp. 165-166
- "International Institutions: Two Approaches," 187-205
- Stephen Krasner, "Structural Causes and Regime-Consequences: Regimes as Intervening Variables," 167-186
- Andrew Hurrell, "International Society and the Study of Regimes: A Reflective Approach," 206-224
- "The New Stream," pp. 227-229
- David Kennedy, "A New Stream of International Law Scholarship," 230-50
- "Feminist Voices," pp. 253-255
- Hilary Charlesworth, Christine Chinkin& Shelly Wright, "Feminist Approaches to International Law:" 256-286
Beck, Robert J., Anthony C. Arend and Robert D. Vander Lugt International Rules: Approaches From International Law and International Relations (Oxford University Press: 1996)
Wendt, Alexander Social theory of international politics (Cambridge University Press: 1999)
Wilson, Eric Michael The savage republic : De Indis of Hugo Grotius, republicanism, and Dutch hegemony within the early modern world-system (c. 1600-1619) (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers: 2008)

Austin, John "Lectures on Jurisprudence"
International Security (Summer 1995). John Mearsheimer and following exchanges in “The False Promise of International Institutions”

Charlesworth, Hilary "Feminist Methods in International Law," American Journal of International Law 93: 379-394 (1999)
Moore, John Norton. "Prolegomenon to the Jurisprudence of Myres McDougal and Harold Lasswell" Virginia Law Review , 54:4 , 1968 , 662-688
Moravcik, Andrew "Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics." International Organization 51 (1997), pp. 513-554
Purvis, Nigel (1991) 'Critical Legal Studies in Public International Law', Harvard International Law Journal 32: 81-127
Ruggie, John “What Makes the World Hang Together? Neo-Utilitarianism and the Social Constructivist Challenge,” International Organization, Autumn 1998 pp. 855-86
Wiessner, Siegfried and Andrew R. Willard, "Policy-Oriented Jurisprudence and Human Rights Abuses in Internal Conflict: Toward a World Public Order of Human Dignity." American Journal of International Law 93, 2: 316-333

Brooks, Stephen G & William C. Wohlforth, World Out of Balance: International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008).
Daalder & Lindsay, America Unbound; The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy (Washington DC, Brookings, 2003
Gaddis, John Lewis Surprise, Security & the American Experience (Harvard University Press, 2004)
Halper, Stefan and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives & the Global Order (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Kagan, Robert, Dangerous Nation (NY: Vintage, 2007)
Katzenstein, Peter J. & Robert Keohane (eds.), Anti-Americanisms in World Politics (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006).
Leffler, Melvin & Jeffrey W. Legro (eds.), To Lead the World: American Strategy After the Bush Doctrine (NY: Oxford University Press, 2008).
- John Ikenberry, “Liberal Order Building,” 85-110
- Stephen Van Evera, “A Farewell to Geopolitics” 11-35
- Robert Kagan, “End of Dreams, Return of History” 36-59
- Barry Eichengreen & Douglas Irwin, “A Shackled Hegemon,” 181-203
Lieber, Robert J., The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century (NY: Cambridge University Press, revised ed. 2007).
Lipset, Kenneth Finegold American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword. (University of Chicago Press: 1996)

American Interest, Barry Posen, “The Case for Restraint,” Nov/Dec 2007, pp. 7-17, and comments from Fukuyama, Joffe, Mead, Ferguson, Ikenberry, Krasner, Wilson, Wedgwood, et al., pp. 17-32
International Security: Exchange between Robert J. Art, “Correspondence: Striking the Balance,” Vol. 30, No. 3, (Winter 2005/06): 177-196.
International Security Debate Over Soft-Balancing 30,1 (2005)
Lugar Survey on Nuclear Proliferation, June 2005 (on Blackboard, especially pp.2-10)
The National Security Strategy of the United States of America, September 20, 2002,
The National Security Strategy of the United States of America. March 2006,
World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism (Washington, DC, December 2008), Executive Summary,

Berinsky, Adam “Assuming the Costs of War: Events, Elites, and American Public Support for Military Conflict,” Journal of Politics, Nov. 2007: 975-997.
Brooks, Stephen G. and William C. Wohlforth, “Hard Times for Soft Balancing,” International Security, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Summer 2005): 72-108
Byman, Daniel “An Autopsy of the Iraq Debacle: Policy Failure or Bridge Too Far?” Security Studies, October 2008, pp. 600-643
Finnemore, Martha “Legitimacy, Hypocrisy, and the Social Structure of Unipolarity: Why Being a Unipole Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be,” World Politics, Jan. 2009.
Fukuyama, Frank “After Neoconservatism,” NY Times Magazine, February 19, 2006
Gallucci, Robert “Averting Nuclear Catastrophe: Contemplating Extreme Responses to U.S. Vulnerability,” ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 2006, 51-58
Garfinkle, Adam “How We Misunderstand Terrorism,” Foreign Policy Research Institute, September 11, 2008.
Gat, Azar “The Return of Authoritarian Great Powers,” Foreign Affairs, Vol. 86, No. 4 (July/August 2007): 59-69.
Gelpi, Christopher Peter Feaver, Jason Reifler, “Success Matters: Casualty Sensitivity and the War in Iraq,” International Security, Winter 2005/06
Gordon, Philip “The End of the Bush Revolution,” Foreign Affairs, July 2006
Frank Fukuyama, “After Neoconservatism,” NY Times Magazine, February 19, 2006
Jervis, Robert “Unipolarity: A Structural Perspective,” World Politics, January 2009
Krauthammer, Charles "In Defense of Democratic Realism," The National Interest, Fall 2004
Kupchan, Charles and Peter Trubowitz, “Grand Strategy for a Divided America,” Foreign Affairs, July 2007.
Layne, Christopher “China’s Challenge to U.S. Hegemony,” The Current History, January 2008, pp. 13-18.
Lieber, Keir A. and Gerard Alexander, “Waiting For Balancing: Why the World Is Not Pushing Back,” International Security, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Summer 2005), 109-139.
Lieber, Robert “Persistent Primacy and the Future of the American Era,” International Politics (London), Special issue, January 2009, 1-21.
Mastanduno, Michael “System Maker and Privilege Taker: U.S. Power and the International Political Economy,” World Politics, January 2009
Mead, Walter Russell "The Jacksonian Tradition," National Interest (No. 58), Winter 1999/2000.
Moghadam, Assaf "Suicide Terrorism, Occupation, & the Globalization of Martyrdom: A Critique of Dying to Win,” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Vol. 29: 707-729 (December 2006)
Pape, Robert A. “The Logic of Suicide Terrorism,” American Conservative, July 18, 2005
Robert A. Pape, “Soft Balancing against the United States,” International Security, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Summer 2005), 7-45
Olivier Roy, “Why Do They Hate Us? Not Because of Iraq,” New York Times, July
22, 2005.
Schmitt, Gary “To Be or Not to Be...An Empire,” Weekly Standard, March 12, 2007
Walt, Stephen “Taming American Power,” Foreign Affairs, September 2005
Wolf, Martin “Choices made in 2009 will shape the globe’s destiny,” Financial Times, 6 January 2009.