Module Identifier IPM5830  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Professor Andrew Linklater  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   20 Hours. 10 x 2 hour seminars  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 1 x 3,000 word  40%
Semester Assessment Essay: 1 x 5,000 word  60%
Supplementary Exam Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of recent efforts to develop linkages between Historical
Sociology and International Relations Theory. Particular attention will be paid to:


The module begins with a critical analysis of Elias's civilisation and violence in the domestic and international poltics of modern Western states. It then explores the extent to which there is a growing overlapping moral consensus in world politics about the desirability of eradicating violent and non-violent forms of harm. Comparisons with the Ancient Greek city-state system and medieval international society are used to discuss whether modern international relations are distinctive in their approach to eliminating or reducing the varieties of harm.

Reading Lists

** General Text
A Linklater (1998) The Transformation of Political Community Polity Press, Cambridge
Elias, Norbert. (1998.) The Norbert Elias reader :a biographical selection /edited by Johan Goudsblom and Stephen Mennell. 0631193081
** Recommended Text
Anderson-Gold, Sharon Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights Univ.Wales P. 0708316727
April Carter The political theory of global citizenship London; New York : Routledge
Archibugi, Daniele Re-imagining political community : studies in cosmopolitan democracy Polity Press
Brown, Chris International Relations Theory edition n.e. . Harvester Wheatsheaf 0745015344
Brown, Chris International Relations Theory Harvester Wheatsheaf 0745012248
Bull, Hedley Anarchical Society, The Macmillan,London 0333199146
Carter, April. The political theory of global citizenship / Routledge, 0415169542
Charlesworth, Hilary Boundaries of International Law Manchester U.P. 0719037395
Clark, Ian Classical theories of international relations Macmillan
Cohen, Stanley States of Denial Blackwell Publishers,US 0745623921
Donelan, Michael D. Elements of International Political Theory Oxf.U.P. 0198278519
Dunne, Timothy Inventing International Society Macmillan 0333737873
Elias, Norbert Germans, The edition n.e. . Polity P. 0745620094
Fletcher, Jonathan Violence and Civilization Polity P. 0745618790
Gallie, W.B. Philosophers of Peace and War Camb.U.P. 0521217792
Held, David Democracy and the Global Order Polity P. 0745600565
Jackson, Robert Global Covenant, The Oxf.U.P. 0198296258
Jackson, Robert H. The global covenant : Oxford University Press, 0000199E18
John Boli and George M. Thomas Constructing world culture : international nongovernmental organizations since 1875 Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press
Kymlicka, Will Liberalism,Community and Culture edition n.e. . Oxf.U.P. 0198278713
Linklater, Andrew Transformation of Political Community Polity P. 0745613365
Martin Wight ; edited with an introd. by Hedley Bull Systems of states Leicester : Leicester University Press
McLennan, Gregor Idea of the Modern State Open U.P. 0335105971
Nussbaum, Martha C. Women and Human Development Camb.U.P. 0521660866
Parekh, Bhikhu Rethinking Multiculturalism Macmillan 0333608828
Rorty, Richard Contingency,Irony and Solidarity Camb.U.P. 0521367816
Shapcott, Richard Justice,Community and Dialogue in International Relations Camb.U.P. 0521784476
Shute, Stephen On human rights BasicBooks 0465052231
Taylor, Charles Multiculturalism edition n.e.of "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition" . Princeton U.P. 0691037795
Vincent, R.J. Human Rights and International Relations Camb.U.P. 0521339952
Waller, Michael Political loyalty and the nation state Routledge 0415369738
Warnock, G.J. Object of Morality Methuen 0416299008
Wheeler, Nicholas J. Saving Strangers edition n.e. . Oxf.U.P. 0199253102
translated [from the German] by H.B. Nisbet Kant's political writings London : Cambridge University Press
Cosmopolitan Citizenship Macmillan 0333716825
Diplomatic Investigations Allen & U. 0043270050
Historical Sociology and International Relations Camb.U.P. 0521004764
International Relations Theory Today Polity P. 0745611664
Perpetual Peace MIT P. 0262522357
Re-imagining Political Community Polity P. 0745619819
Social Theory and the Politics of Identity Blackwell,U.S. 155786473X
Theory of International Relations Allen & U. 0041720083
Women's Rights,Human Rights Routledge 0415909953
** Supplementary Text
Barkan, Elazar Guilt of Nations, The edition n.e. . Johns Hopkins U.P. 0801868076
Bart van Steenbergen The condition of citizenship London : Sage Publications
Bauman, Zygmunt Modernity and the Holocaust edition n.e. . Polity P. 0745609309
Baylis, John Dilemmas of World Politics Oxf.U.P. 0198273509
Benhabib, Seyla Communicative Ethics Controversy MIT P. 0262521520
Burchill, Scott Theories of International Relations edition 2r.e. . Palgrave 033391418X
Carr, Edward Hallett Nationalism and After Macmillan,London 0333057562
Dennis Smith Norbert Elias and modern social theory London : Sage Publications
Elias, Norbert Reflections on a Life Polity P. 0745613837
Evans, Malcolm D. Blackstone's International Law Documents edition 2r.e. . Blackstone P. 1854313576
Foucault, Michel Foucault Reader edition n.e. . Penguin 0140124861
Geras, Norman Contract of Mutual Indifference edition n.e. . Verso 1859842291
Giddens, Anthony A contemporary critique of historical materialism/ Vol. 2 : The nation-state and violence. Polity Press 0745600328
Habermas, Jurgen Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action edition n.e. . Polity P. 0745611044
Heater, Derek World Citizenship and Government Macmillan 0333602315
Held, David Political Theory Today Polity P. 0745608566
Holden, Barry Ethical Dimensions of Global Change Macmillan 0333650719
Ignatieff, Michael Virtual War edition n.e. . Vintage 0099289806
James Mayall World politics : progress and its limits Cambridge : Polity ; Malden, Mass. : published in the USA by Blackwell
Jim George Discourses of global politics : a critical (re)introduction to international relations Boulder, Colo : Lynne Rienner Publishers,
Johan Goudsblom and Stephen Mennell. The Norbert Elias reader : a biographical selection Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers
Krieken, Robert Van Norbert Elias Routledge 0415104165
Kymlicka, Will Multicultural Citizenship edition n.e. . Oxf.U.P. 0198290918
Linklater, Andrew International relations : critical concepts in political science Routledge 0415201373
Linklater, Andrew Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations edition r.e. . Macmillan Academic & Professional 0333524365
Mackie, J.L. Ethics edition n.e. . Penguin 0140135588
Mennell, Stephen Norbert Elias edition n.e. . University College Dublin P. 1900621207
Natan Sznaider The compassionate temperament : care and cruelty in modern society Lanham, Md. ; Oxford : Rowman & Littlefield
Norbert Elias; translated by Edmund Jephcott. The civilizing process New York : Urizen Books
Nussbaum, Martha C. Women and Human Development edition n.e. . Camb.U.P. 0521003857
O'Neill, Onora Bounds of Justice Camb.U.P. 0521447445
Phillips, Anne Democracy and Difference Polity P. 0745610978
Rorty, Richard Contingency,Irony and Solidarity Camb.U.P. 0521367816
Schnabel Kosovo and the challenge of humanitarian intervention : United Nations University Press, 9280810502
Smith, Karen E. Ethics and Foreign Policy Camb.U.P. 0521009308
Tilly, Charles Coercion,Capital and European States,A.D.990-1990 edition n.e. . Blackwell,U.S. 1557863687
Walker, R.B.J. Inside/Outside Camb.U.P. 052136423X
Wheeler, Nicholas J. Saving Strangers Oxf.U.P. 0198296215
Young, Iris Marion Justice and the Politics of Difference Princeton U.P. 0691023158
Ethics and Foreign Policy Allen & U.(Australia) 1863733965
Feminism as Critique Polity P. 0745603653
Handbook of Citizenship Studies Sage Pubns. 076196858X
Rights of Peoples Oxf.U.P. 0198256248


This module is at CQFW Level 7