ISP Post-Doctoral Research Fellow’s Recommended Readings for Graduate Students

News | August 9, 2018

ISP Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Dr. Kiril Avramov has assembled a reading list for graduate students interested in the topics of Propaganda and Influence and Disinformation and Information Warfare. 

Propaganda and Influence

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Cialdini R. (2006), New York: Harper Business.

Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes
Ellul, J. (1973), Vintage. 

Propaganda and Persuasion
Jewett, G.S., & O’Donnell, V. (2014), Sage.

Strategic Influence: Public Diplomacy, Counterpropoganda, and Political Warfare 
Waller, M. (2008), Institute of World Politics.

Propaganda, Power and Persuasion: From World War I to Wikileaks
Welsh, D. (2014), I.B. Tauris. 

Disinformation and Information Wars 

The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World
Andrew, C. (2006), New York: Basic Books.

Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime and Militancy
Arquilla, J & Ronfeldt, D. (200), RAND. 

Narrative Landmines: Rumors, Islamist Extremism, and the Struggle for Strategic Influence
Bernardi, L et al. (2012), Rutgers University Press. 

The KGB and Soviet Disinformation: An Insider’s View
Bittman, L. (1985). Washington, Pergamon-Brassey’s. 

Rumor Psychology: Social and Organizational Approaches
DiFonzo, N. & Bordia, P. (2006), American Psychological Association.

Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture
Fenster, M. (2008), University of Minnesota Press.

Psychological Operations: The Soviet Challenge
Gordon, J. (1988), Westview Press.

Master Narratives of Islamic Extremism
Halverson, J et al. (2011), Palsgrave Macmillan.

Putin’s Propaganda Machine: Soft Power and Russian Foreign Policy
Harpen, Marcel van (2015), Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Global Information Warfare: The New Digital Battlefield
Jones, A. et al. (2016), Taylor & Francis.

The First Directorate: My 32 Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West
Kluging, O. (1994), New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Psychological Warfare, 2nd Edition
Linebarger, L.M.A. (2015), Duel, Sloan and Pearce.

Behavioral Conflict: Why Understanding People and their Motives will Prove Decisive in Future Conflicts
Mackay, A. & Tatham, S. (2011), Books Express Publishing.

U.S. Military Information Operations in Afghanistan: Effectiveness of Psychological Operations 2001-2010
Munoz, A. (2012), RAND.

War in 140 Characters
Patrikarakos, D. (2017), New York: Basic Books. 

Northing is True and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of New Russia
Pomerantzev, P. (2014), Hachette Book Group. 

Rychlak, R. & Pacepa, I. (2013), WND Books. 

Political Warfare Against the Kremlin
Schwartz, L. (2009), Palgrave Macmillan. 

Warriors of Disinformation: American Propaganda, Soviet Lies, and the Wining of the Cold War, an Insider’s Account
Snyder, A. (1995), New York: Arcade Publishing.

Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News
Watts, C. (2018), Harper-Collins. 

Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in Post-Soviet Russia
Yablokov, I. (2018), Polity.