100 Best Science Books

Posted on July 23, 2018 By newsroom Topic: Best Books

Political science, aka the study of governments and politics, is about how public power is distributed. These books share the best light on this important subject,

The Republic by Plato
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt
Law’s Empire by Ronald Dworkin
Democracy And Education by John Dewey
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
The Marx-Engels Reader by Robert C. Tucker; Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M. Bartels
The Rational Public by Benjamin I. Page; Robert Y. Shapiro
Discourses on Livy by Niccolo Machiavelli
An Economic Theory of Democracy by Anthony Downs
Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Noam Chomsky; Edward S. Herman
The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations by Gabriel Abraham Almond; Sidney Verba
Who Governs?: Democracy and Power in an American City by Robert Dahl
Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James Scott
The Tragedy of American Diplomacy by William Appleman Williams
Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems by Thomas Ferguson
Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race
Multiculturalism by Charles Taylor; Jurgen Habermas
Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy by Michael J. Sandel
Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Weber: Political Writings by Max Weber
The Limits of State Action by Wilhelm von Humboldt; J. W. Burrow
The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John J. Mearsheimer
Karl Marx’s Theory of History by G. A. Cohen
A History of Political Theory by George H. Sabine
The Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom by Nancy J. Hirschmann
After Hegemony by Robert O. Keohane
World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction by Immanuel Wallerstein
Lawless World by Philippe Sands
The Authority of Law by Joseph Raz
One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse
A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy by Jonathan I. Israel
Politics Among Nations by Hans Morgenthau
The American Voter by Angus Campbell; Philip Converse; Warren Miller
An Essay on the History of Civil Society by Adam Ferguson
The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century by Sheri Berman
The Birth of Fascist Ideology by Zeev Sternhell
The Specter of Communism: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War
Political Dissent in Democratic Athens: Intellectual Critics of Popular Rule by Josiah Ober
Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War by Robert A. Pape
Nations and Nationalism by Ernest Gellner
The Organizational State: Social Choice in National Policy Domains by Edward O. Laumann; David Knoke
Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society by Nicholas Wheeler
The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion by John Zaller
Strong Democracy by Benjamin Barber
The American Age: United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad 1750 to the Present by Walter LaFeber
Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries by Arend Lijphart
Power: A Radical View by Steven Lukes
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy by Barrington Moore
Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy by Robert D. Putnam
The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton; James Madison; John Jay
Essays on Political Morality by R. M. Hare
The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics by Hedley Bull
The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham
Think Tanks in America by Thomas Medvetz
Second Treatise of Government by John Locke; C. B. Macpherson
Liberty: Incorporating Four Essays on Liberty by Isaiah Berlin
Twenty Years’ Crisis
The Sovereign State and Its Competitors by Hendrik Spruyt
Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights by Will Kymlicka
Fear: The History of a Political Idea by Corey Robin
The Modern Corporation and American Political Thought: Law
Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss
Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government by Philip Pettit
On War by Carl von Clausewitz
The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism
The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke by C. B. Macpherson
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism by Daniel Wincott; Colin Hay
The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: Volume 1
The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl Popper
Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents by Richard E. Neustadt
Blood and Debt: War and the Nation-State in Latin America by Miguel Angel Centeno
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden
Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism by Sheldon S. Wolin
The Enigma of Japanese Power by Karel Van Wolferen
The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy by Susan Strange
The Politics of Switzerland: Continuity and Change in a Consensus Democracy by Hanspeter Kriesi; Alexander H. Trechsel
Authority and the Individual by Bertrand Russell
The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills
Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa by Daniel N. Posner
The Black Man’s Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State by Basil Davidson
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer; Stephen Walt
Hume: Political Essays by David Hume
The Political Forms of Modern Society: Bureaucracy
States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France
The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon; Jean-Paul Sartre
Green Political Thought by Andrew Dobson
Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition by Jack Snyder
The Evolution of Modern States: Sweden
Theories of Distributive Justice by John Roemer
The Logic of Violence in Civil War by Stathis N. Kalyvas

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