IR Reading List

This list is not complete but includes whatever I had saved in my Zotero. I will update the list as time permits. Let me know if there are any sources that should be added.


IR Reading List (alphabetical order)

Achen, Christopher H., and Duncan Snidal. 1989. “Rational Deterrence Theory and Comparative Case Studies.” World Politics 41(2): 143–69.

Allison, Graham T., and Morton H. Halperin. 1972. “Bureaucratic Politics: A Paradigm and Some Policy Implications.” World Politics 24: 40–79.

Allison, Graham T, and Philip Zelikow. 2010. Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis. New York [u.a.: Longman.

Art, Robert J. 1980. “To What Ends Military Power?” International Security 4(4): 3–35.

———. 2004. “Four Functions of Force.” In International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, eds. Robert J. Art and Robert Jervis. New York: Longman, 141–48.

Axelrod, Robert, and Robert O. Keohane. 1985. “Achieving Cooperation under Anarchy: Strategies and Institutions.” World Politics 38(1): 226–54.

Baldwin, David A. 1999. “The Sanctions Debate and the Logic of Choice.” International Security 24(3): 80–107.

———. 2013. “Power and International Relations.” In Handbook of International Relations, eds. Beth A Simmons, Walter Carlsnaes, and Thomas Risse. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 273–97.

———. 2016. Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach. Princeton Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Barnett, Michael. 2005. “Social Constructivism.” In The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Politics., eds. John Baylis and Steve Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 251–70.

Barnett, Michael, and Raymond Duvall. 2005. “Power in International Politics.” International Organization 59(1): 39–75.

Beach, Derek. 2012. Analyzing Foreign Policy. Basingstoke, Hampshire [U.K.] ; New York: Palgave Macmillan.

Caporaso, James A. 1992. “International Relations Theory and Multilateralism: The Search for Foundations.” International Organization 46(3): 599–632.

Carlsnaes, Walter. 1993. “On Analysing the Dynamics of Foreign Policy Change: A Critique and Reconceptualization.” Cooperation and Conflict 28(1): 5–30.

———. 2013. “Foreign Policy.” In Handbook of International Relations, eds. Beth A Simmons, Walter Carlsnaes, and Thomas Risse. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 298–325.

Carlsnaes, Walter, Thomas Risse-Kappen, and Beth A Simmons. 2013. Handbook of International Relations. London; Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. (September 25, 2016).

Checkel, Jeffrey T. 1998. “The Constructivist Turn in International Relations Theory.” World Politics 50(2): 324–48.

Diehl, Paul F. 1998. The Dynamics of Enduring Rivalries. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Doyle, Michael W. 1986. “Liberalism and World Politics.” American Political Science Review 80(4): 1151–69.

———. 1997. Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism. New York: Norton.

Fearon, James D. 1994. “Domestic Political Audiences and the Escalation of International Disputes.” The American Political Science Review 88(3): 577–92.

Finnemore, Martha. 1993. “International Organizations as Teachers of Norms: The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization and Science Policy.” International Organization 47(4): 565–97.

———. 1996. National Interests in International Society. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press.

———. 2003. The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Finnemore, Martha, and Judith Goldstein. 2013. “Puzzles About Power.” In Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World, eds. Martha Finnemore and Judith Goldstein. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 3–17.

Gilpin, Robert. 1987. The Political Economy of International Relations. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Glaser, Charles L. 2010. Rational Theory of International Politics: The Logic of Competition and Cooperation. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

Goertz, G. ( 1 ), and P. ( 2 ) Diehl. 1992. “The Empirical Importance of Enduring Rivalries.” International Interactions 18(2): 151–63.

Goertz, Gary. 2003. International Norms and Decision Making: A Punctuated Equilibrium Model. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.

Grieco, Joseph. 1993. “The Relative-Gains Problem for International Cooperation.” comment on D. Snidal; and on R. Powell 87: 729–35.

Grieco, Joseph M. 1988. “Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the Newest Liberal Institutionalism.” International Organization 42(3): 485–507.

———. 2009. “Liberal International Theory and Imagining the End of the Cold War.” British Journal of Politics & International Relations 11(2): 192–204.

Holsti, Ole R. 1992. “Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: Challenges to the Almond-Lippmann Consensus Mershon Series: Research Programs and Debates.” International Studies Quarterly 36(4): 439–66.

Hopf, Ted. 1998. “The Promise of Constructivism in International Relations Theory.” International Security 23(1): 171–200.

Hurd, Ian. 1999. “Legitimacy and Authority in International Politics.” International Organization (2): 379.

———. 2010. “Constructivism.” In Oxford Handbook of International Relations, eds. Christian Reus-Schmidt and Duncan Snidal. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 298–316.

Jervis, Robert. 1978. “Cooperation under the Security Dilemma.” World Politics 30(2): 167–214.

———. 1984. The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

———. 1993. “Arms Control, Stability, and Causes of War.” Political Science Quarterly 108(2): 239–53.

Katzenstein, Peter J., ed. 1996. The Culture of National Security: Norms and Identity in World Politics. New York, NY: Columbia Univ. Press.

Keohane, Robert O. 1984. After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Keohane, Robert O. 1988. “International Institutions: Two Approaches.” International Studies Quarterly 32(4): 379–96.

———. 1989. International Institutions and State Power: Essays in International Relations Theory. Boulder: Westview Press.

Keohane, Robert O., and Lisa L. Martin. 1995. “The Promise of Institutionalist Theory.” International Security 20(1): 39–51.

Koslowski, Rey, and Friedrich V. Kratochwil. 1994. “Understanding Change in International Politics: The Soviet Empire’s Demise and the International System.” International Organization (2): 215.

Krasner, Stephen D. 1978. Defending the National Interest: Raw Materials Investments and U.S. Foreign Policy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press.

———. 1982. “Structural Causes and Regime Consequences: Regimes as Intervening Variables.” International Organization 36(2): 185–205.

Kratochwil, Friedrich. 2006. “The Genealogy of Multilateralism: Reflections on an Organizational Form and Its Crisis.” In Multilateralism Under Challenge? Power, International Order, and Structural Change, eds. Edward Newman, Ramesh Thakur, and John Tirman. New York: United Nations University Press, 139–59.

Lake, David A. 2011. Hierarchy in International Relations. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Legro, Jeffrey. 2005. Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press.

Legro, Jeffrey W. 1997. “Which Norms Matter? Revisiting the “failure of Internationalism.” International Organization 51(1): 31–63.

Legro, Jeffrey W., and Andrew Moravcsik. 1999. “Is Anybody Still a Realist?” International Security (2): 5.

Levy, Jack S. 1994. “Learning and Foreign Policy: Sweeping a Conceptual Minefield.” International Organization 48(2): 279–312.

———. 2013. “Interstate War and Peace.” In Handbook of International Relations, eds. Beth A Simmons, Walter Carlsnaes, and Thomas Risse. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 581–606.

Mearsheimer, John J. 1994. “The False Promise of International Institutions.” International Security 19(3): 5–49.

———. 2014. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics. Updated edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Mearsheimer, John J., and Stephen M. Walt. 2008. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. 1st pbk. ed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

de Mesquita, Bruce Bueno, James D. Morrow, Randolph M. Siverson, and Alastair Smith. 1999. “Policy Failure and Political Survival: The Contribution of Political Institutions.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 43(2): 147–61.

de Mesquita, Bruce Bueno, Randolph M. Siverson, and Gary Woller. 1992. “War and the Fate of Regimes: A Comparative Analysis.” The American Political Science Review 86(3): 638–46.

de Mesquita, Bruce Bueno, and Alastair Smith. 2010. “Leader Survival, Revolutions, and the Nature of Government Finance.” American Journal of Political Science 54(4): 936–50.

Milner, Helen. 1991. “The Assumption of Anarchy in International Relations Theory: A Critique.” Review of International Studies 17(01): 67–85.

———. 1992. “International Theories of Cooperation among Nations: Strengths and Weaknesses” eds. Joseph Grieco and Peter Haas. World Politics 44(3): 466–96.

Milner, Helen V. 1997. Interests, Institutions, and Information: Domestic Politics and International Relations. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Mintz, Alex, and Karl R. DeRouen. 2010. Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Moravcsik, Andrew. 1993. “Introduction: Integrating International and Domestic Theories of International Bargaining.” In Double-Edged Diplomacy: International Bargaining and Domestic Politics, eds. Peter B Evans, Harold Karan Jacobson, and Robert D Putnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 3–42.

———. 1997. “Taking Preferences Seriously: A Liberal Theory of International Politics.” International Organization 51(4): 513–53.

———. 2003. “Liberal International Relations Theory: A Scientific Assessment.” In Progress in International Relations Theory: Appraising the Field, eds. Colin Elman and Miriam Fendius Elman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 159–204.

Nye, Joseph S. 1990. “Soft Power.” Foreign Policy 80(Autumn): 153–71.

Oneal, John R., Frances H. Oneal, Zeev Maoz, and Bruce Russett. 1996. “The Liberal Peace: Interdependence, Democracy, and International Conflict, 1950-85.” Journal of Peace Research 33(1): 11–28.

Oneal, John R, and Bruce Russett. 1999. “The Kantian Peace: The Pacific Benefits of Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations, 1885-1992.” World Politics 52(1): 1–37.

Oneal, John R., Bruce Russett, and Michael L. Berbaum. 2003. “Causes of Peace: Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations, 1885-1992.” International Studies Quarterly 47(3): 371–93.

Oneal, John R, and Bruce M. Russett. 2004. “Rule of Three, Let It Be? When More Really Is Better.” In Houston, TX, 1–35.

Onuf, Nicholas. 2013. World of Our Making: Rules and Rule in Social Theory and International Relations. London: Routledge. (December 15, 2016).

Owen, John M. 1994. “How Liberalism Produces Democratic Peace.” International Security 19(2): 87–125.

Powell, Robert. 1993. “Absolute and Relative Gains in International Relations Theory.” In Neorealism and Neoliberalism: The Contemporary Debate, ed. David A. Baldwin. New York: Columbia University Press, 209–33.

———. 1994. “Anarchy in International Relations Theory: The Neorealist-Neoliberal Debate.” International Organization (2): 313.

———. 2012. “Persistent Fighting and Shifting Power.” American Journal of Political Science 56(3): 620–37.

Putnam, Robert D. 1988. “Diplomacy and Domestic Politics: The Logic of Two-Level Games.” International Organization 42(3): 427–60.

Ruggie, John Gerard. 1993. “Multilateralism: The Anatomy of an Institution.” In Multilateralism Matters: The Theory and Praxis of an Institutional Form, ed. John Gerard Ruggie. New York: Columbia University Press, 3–50.

Russett, Bruce M. 1993. Grasping the Democratic Peace: Principles for a Post-Cold War World. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press.

Russett, Bruce M., and John R. Oneal. 2001. Triangulating Peace : Democracy, Interdependence, and International Organizations. New York ; London : Norton, [2001].

Russett, Bruce, John R. Oneal, and David R. Davis. 1998. “The Third Leg of the Kantian Tripod for Peace: International Organizations and Militarized Disputes, 1950-85.” International Organization 52(3): 441–67.

Sagan, Scott Douglas, and Kenneth N. Waltz. 1995. The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton.

Schaub, Gary. 2004. “Deterrence, Compellence, and Prospect Theory.” Political Psychology 25(3): 389–411.

Schelling, Thomas C. 1966. Arms and Influence. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Schmoller, Gustav von. 1896. The Mercantile System and Its Historical Significance : Illustrated Chiefly from Prussian History : Being a Chapter from the Studien Ueber Die Wirthschaftliche Politik Friedrichs Des Grossen. New York: Macmillan. (March 2, 2017).

Sikkink, Kathryn, and Martha Finnemore. 1998. “Norm Dynamics and Political Change.” International Organization 52(4): 887–917.

Simmons, Beth A, and Lisa L. Martin. 2013. “International Organizations and Institutions.” In Handbook of International Relations, eds. Beth A Simmons, Walter Carlsnaes, and Thomas Risse. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 326–531.

Snidal, Duncan. 1985. “The Limits of Hegemonic Stability Theory.” International Organization 39(4): 579–614.

———. 2013. “Rational Choice and International Relations.” In Handbook of International Relations, eds. Beth A Simmons, Walter Carlsnaes, and Thomas Risse. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 85–111.

Solingen, Etel. 2007. Nuclear Logics: Contrasting Paths in East Asia and the Middle East. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

———. 2010. “Multilateralism, Regionalism, and Bilateralism: Conceptual Overview from International Relations Theory.” In International Relations in Southeast Asia: Between Bilateralism and Multilateralism, eds. N. Ganesan and Ramses Amer. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 3–36.

Staibano, Carina, and Peter Wallensteen, eds. 2005. International Sanctions: Between Wars and Words. Routledge.

Tannenwald, Nina. 1999. “The Nuclear Taboo: The United States and the Normative Basis of Nuclear Non-Use.” International Organization 53(3): 433–68.

———. 2015. “Process Tracing and Security Studies.” Security Studies 24(2): 219–27.

Thucydides, Rex Warner, and M. I. Finley. 1972. History of the Peloponnesian War. [Rev. ed. Harmondsworth, Eng., Baltimore]: Penguin Books.

Van Evera, Stephen. 1994. “Hypotheses on Nationalism and War.” International Security 18(4): 5.

Vasquez, John A. 1987. “The Steps to War: Toward a Scientific Explanation of Correlates of War Findings” eds. J. David Singer et al. World Politics 40(1): 108–45.

———. 1997. “The Realist Paradigm and Degenerative versus Progressive Research Programs: An Appraisal of Neotraditional Research on Waltz’s Balancing Proposition.” The American Political Science Review 91(4): 899–912.

———. 1999. The Power of Power Politics: From Classical Realism to Neotraditionalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wallerstein, Immanuel. 1974. “The Rise and Future Demise of World Capitalist System.” 16(4): 387–415.

Walt, Stephen M. 1994. The Origins of Alliances. 3. print. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press.

———. 1996. Revolution and War. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

———. 1998. “International Relations: One World, Many Theories.” Foreign Policy 110(Spring): 29-32+34-46.

———. 2005. “The Relationship Between Theory and Policy in International Relations.” Annual Review of Political Science 8(1): 23–48.

Waltz, Kenneth N. 1979. Theory of International Politics. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.

Waltz, Kenneth N. 1986. “Anarchic Orders and Balances of Power.” In Neorealism and Its Critics, ed. Robert O. Keohane. New York: Columbia University Press, 98–130.

Waltz, Kenneth N. 1996a. “International Politics Is Not Foreign Policy.” Security Studies 6(1): 54–57.

Waltz, Kenneth N. 1996b. “The Anarchic Structure of World Politics.” In International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, eds. Robert J. Art and Robert Jervis. New York: HarperCollins College Publishers, 49–69.

Waltz, Kenneth N. 1997. “Evaluating Theories.” The American Political Science Review 91(4): 913–17.

Waltz, Kenneth N. 2001. Man, the State, and War. New York: Columbia University Press.

Wendt, Alexander. 1992. “Anarchy Is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics.” International Organization (2): 391.

———. 1998. “On Constitution and Causation in International Relations.” Review of International Studies: 101.

———. 1999. Social Theory of International Politics. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press.

Wendt, Alexander, and James Fearon. 2013. “Rationalism v. Constructivism: A Skeptical View.” In Handbook of International Relations, eds. Beth A Simmons, Walter Carlsnaes, and Thomas Risse. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 52–72.