International Relations

Required and Optional Reading Materials

The class schedule specifies which of the following material is required reading and specifies the date the reading assignment is due. Test questions are drawn exclusively from required reading.

Required Text

Most assigned reading is from the following required book.

Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches, 3rd ed. Robert Jackson and Georg Sørensen. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Supporting material can be found at the following URL.

Optional Text

Additional reading, entirely optional, can be found at the following URL.

Orchestrating the Instruments of National Power: A Case for 21st Century National Security Reform, D. Robert Worley (expected publication 2009).

Foundational Concepts and Principles

The Treaty of Westphalia (1648).

David Hume’s Of Balance of Power (1777).

The U.S. Constitution (1787).

Immanuel Kant’s Perpetual Peace (1795).

Suggestions for Further Research

Politics among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace. Hans J. Morgenthau. New York: Knopf, 1972.


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