In a lecture plan with a Title Theories o International Relations from London School, I Notice some of basic text for this subject.
It is interesting that International Relations in UK has unique with basic text in US. Author of these books below shows that they are British international relations academician. This can be interpreted that London School learn from British expert in order to introduce theories of international relations.
• Chris Brown and Kirsten Ainley, Understanding International Relations 4th edition, (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) – organised usefully around issues/topics rather than ‘ism’s’.
• Scott Burchill et al (eds.), Theories of International Relations 4th edition (London: Palgrave, 2009) – solid ‘ism’-based textbook pitched at quite a high level. Includes chapters on subjects such as historical sociology, international political theory and green politics as well as the usual suspects.
• Patrick Jackson, The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations (London: Routledge, 2010) – especially useful for the first part of the course (‘doing’ theory)and the third section on philosophy of science. Three useful (although more expensive) reference texts would also be worth tracking down:
• Martin Griffiths (ed.), Encyclopaedia of International Relations and Global Politics(London: Routledge, 2007) – comprehensive contributions on a wide range of subjects.
• Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse and Beth Simmons (eds.), Handbook of International Relations, 2nd edition (London: Sage, 2012) – wide-ranging in scope and containing some important, if often complex, contributions from leading thinkers in the field.
• Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) – as with the Carlsnaes et al handbook, a wide-ranging book containing some important contributions.