You must write one 3,000 word paper exploring a specific phenomenon in international politics from an identity perspective. Topics must be selected from the syllabus and must be suitable. For this think about the proposal stating (i) chosen topic and rationale for it, (ii) three possible questions to be explored, (iii) main themes/structure of the paper, and (iv) list of relevant literature (at least 10 items) from the BLE (RESOURCES PROVIDED THROUGH BLE RESOURCES, LOG IN AND PASSWORD PROVIDED), however the writer HAS to retrieve their own readings to support the phenomena being analysed in the context of Identity in International Relations. Some of the readings may not be available online for some topics so they are uploaded on the BLE moodle resources page (cross reference with the syllabus attached): https://ble.soas.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=11012 To access it, this is the log in and password: I have attached additional files that must be adhered to: guidelines for writing the essay and the syllabus for a list of all the readings from all topics/weeks. All ‘Required Readings’ listed below are available electronically through the SOAS library or the course’s Moodle site. The ‘Further Readings’ lists allows you to broaden your reading into areas which you find particularly interesting. To access some of those texts you may need to consult other University of London libraries, such as those affiliated with the LSE, King’s College, or Senate House. The writer must find his/her own resources/readings on the issues raised in the essay as well as use the supplemented readings through my log in. Writer must include at least 10 readings from the supplemented readings through access from my log in. (Check which week topic is most suitable for the essay on the resources university BLE moodle site, before using it) GUIDELINES FOR WRITING THE ESSAY ARE ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:https://ble.soas.ac.uk/pluginfile.php/2780461/mod_resource/content/1/Guidelines%20for%20Writing%20Essays-Identity%20in%20IR%20BA.pdf To access it, this is the log in and password: Login: 626660 Password: Khuruj123 One idea for an essay question you can consider is: Israel was recognized as a Sovereign State “within frontiers approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution of November 29, 1947”. How did or does the state of Israel attempt to preserve its sovereign state identity and does its relation with the west affect it? Include references to the Balfour Declaration and the Arab-Israeli conflict. • The weeks that can be used from the supplemented readings from my access of the required reading may be as followed, however check readings from all weeks to find suitable ones:https://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/israel/large/documents/newPDF/49.pdfhttps://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/10211Negative Identification: Danger, Exclusion, and Violence – 23 Nov Required Readings Fearon, J. D. and D. D. Laitin ‘Violence and the Social Construction of Ethnic Identity’, International Organization 54 (2000): 845-877 Jackson, R. ‘Constructing Enemies: “Islamic Terrorism” in Political and Academic Discourse’, Government & Opposition 42/3 (2007): 394-426. [Younge Who Are We, chapter 7] Suggested readings: Ellemers, N., Spears, R. and B. Doosje ‘Self and Social Identity’, Annual Review of Psychology, 53 (2002): 161-186 Fanon, F. The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin Books, 2001 ) Gray, J. Al Qaeda and What It Means to Be Modern (Faber & Faber, 2007) Todorov, T. The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (University of Oklahoma Press, 1999) Further Readings Agathangelou, A. M. and L.H.M. Ling ‘Power and Play through poisies: reconstructing Self and Other in the 9/11 Commission Report’, Millennium 33/3 (2005): 827-853 Campbell, D. Writing Security, revised edition (Manchester University Press, 1998). Campbell, D. National Deconstruction: Violence, Identity and Justice in Bosnia. (University of Minnesota Press, 1998) Croft, S. ‘Constructing Ontological Insecurity: The Insecuritization of Britain’s Muslims’, Contemporary Security Policy 33/2 (2012): 219-235 Cuhadar, E. and B. Dayton ‘The Social Psychology of Identity and Inter-group Conflict: from Theory to Practice’, International Studies Perspectives, 12/3 (2011): 273-292 Diez, T. ‘Europe’s Others and the Return of Geopolitics’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 17/4 (2004): 319-335 Dumitru, D. and C. Johnson, ‘Constructing Interethnic Conflict and Cooperation: Why Some People Harmed Jews and Others Helped Them during the Holocaust in Romania’, World Politics 63/1 (2011): 1-42. Doty, R. L. ‘Immigration and national identity’, Review of International Studies, 22 (1993): 235-255. Dunn, K. C. Imagining the Congo. The International Relations of Identity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) Gartzke, E. and K. S. Gleditsch ‘Identity and Conflict: Ties that Bind and Differences that Divide’, European Journal of International Relations, 12/1 (2006): 53-87 Hays Gries, P. ‘Social Psychology and the Identity-Conflict Debate: Is a ‘China Threat’ Inevitable?’, European Journal of International Relations 11/2 (2005): 235-265 Hasenclever, A. and V. Rittberger, ‘Does Religion Make a Difference? Theoretical Approaches to the Impact of Faith on Political Conflict’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 29/3 (2000): 641-74 Huntington, S. ‘The Clash of Civilizations?’
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