The 100 Greatest British Politics Books

1. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

2. In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell

3. The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham

4. Second Treatise of Government by John Locke; C. B. Macpherson

5. The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot; Miles Taylor

6. Orwell and Politics by George Orwell; Peter Davison

7. The Concept of Law by H. L. A. Hart; Leslie Green

8. Hope and Glory: Britain 1900–2000 by Peter Clarke

9. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

10. Casino Capitalism by Susan Strange

11. Why We Hate Politics by Colin Hay

12. Twenty Years’ Crisis, 1919–1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations by E. H. Carr

13. Who Governs Britain? by Anthony King

14. Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas by Perry Anderson

15. Hobbes and Republican Liberty by Quentin Skinner

16. The Politics of Good Intentions: History, Fear and Hypocrisy in the New World Order by David Runciman

17. Just Law by Helena Kennedy

18. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger by Richard G. Wilkinson; Kate Pickett

19. Why Politics Matters: Making Democracy Work by Gerry Stoker

20. The Cunning Of Unreason: Making Sense of Politics by John Dunn

21. NHS SOS: How the NHS Was Betrayed — and How We Can Save It by Raymond Tallis; Jacky Davis

22. The Triumph of the Political Class by Peter Oborne

23. Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Blyth

24. The British Way in Warfare 1688–2000 by David French

25. The Making of the English Working Class by E. P. Thompson

26. Power Politics by Martin Wight

27. The New Politics of British Trade Unionism: Union Power and the Thatcher Legacy by David Marsh

28. The Mass Media and Power in Modern Britain by John Eldridge; Jenny Kitzinger; Kevin Williams

29. Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens by Nicholas Shaxson

30. How Corrupt is Britain? by David Whyte

31. Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society by Nicholas Wheeler

32. An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict by Mike Martin

33. The Verdict of Peace by Correlli Barnett

34. Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power by W. G. Runciman

35. Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition by Alastair McIntosh

36. Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses by Mark Curtis

37. The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain Since 1950 by Avner Offer

38. The Pluralist Theory of the State: Selected Writings of G.D.H. Cole by Paul Hirst; G. D. H. Cole; H.J. Laski

39. Rethinking Green Politics: Nature, Virtue and Progress by John Barry

40. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

41. Power without Responsibility: Press, Broadcasting and the Internet in Britain by James Curran; Jean Seaton

42. Comparing Welfare States: Britain in International Context by John Clarke; Sharon Gewirtz

43. Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch by Nick Davies

44. Citizenship and Social Class by T. H. Marshall; Tom Bottomore

45. There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack: The Cultural Politics of Race and Nation by Paul Gilroy

46. Democracy and Human Rights by David Beetham

47. After Neoliberalism?: The Kilburn Manifesto by Stuart Hall; Doreen Massey; Michael Rustin

48. Breadline Britain: The Rise of Mass Poverty by Stewart Lansley; Joanna Mack

49. Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else by James Meek

50. An Introduction to the English School of International Relations by Barry Buzan

51. Warfare State: Britain, 1920–1970 by David Edgerton

52. Multicultural Citizenship: A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights by Will Kymlicka

53. Freedom, the Individual and the Law by Geoffrey Robertson

54. The Acquisitive Society by R. H. Tawney

55. Education and the Social Order: British Eduction Since 1944 by Brian Simon

56. The Enchanted Glass: Britain and Its Monarchy by Tom Nairn

57. How to Change the World: Reflections on Marx and Marxism by Eric Hobsbawm

58. The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class by Guy Standing

59. Liberty: Incorporating Four Essays on Liberty by Isaiah Berlin

60. News from Nowhere by William Morris

61. Family and Kinship in East London by Michael Young; Peter Willmott

62. British Politics by Dennis Kavanagh; David Richards; Andrew Geddes

63. Liberalisms by John Gray

64. Between Europe and America by Andrew Gamble

65. British Trade Unions Since 1933 by Chris Wrigley

66. The Nature of the Right: European and American Politics and Political Thought Since 1789 by Roger Eatwell

67. A Question of Trust by Onora O’Neill

68. Who Runs This Place?: The Anatomy of Britain in the 21st Century by Anthony Sampson

69. Together: The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation by Richard Sennett

70. The Great Divestiture: Evaluating the Welfare Impact of the British Privatizations 1979–1997 by Massimo Florio

71. The Future of Socialism: The Book That Changed British Politics by Anthony Crosland

72. Transformation of the Welfare State: The Silent Surrender of Public Responsibility by Neil Gilbert

73. Criminological Perspectives: Essential Readings by Eugene Mclaughlin; John Muncie

74. Thinker, Faker, Spinner, Spy: Corporate PR and the Assault on Democracy by David Miller; William Dinan

75. The Secret State: Preparing For The Worst 1945–2010 by Peter Hennessy

76. PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future by Paul Mason

77. Security Without Nuclear Deterrence by Robert D Green; David Ramsbotham; Hugh Beach

78. Losing Small Wars: British Military Failure in Iraq and Afghanistan by Frank Ledwidge

79. Elections and Voters in Britain by David Denver; Christopher Carman; Robert Johns

80. Imperialism by J. A. Hobson

81. Pressure Groups and British Politics by Wyn Grant

82. What are Universities For? by Stefan Collini

83. Humanitarian Intervention: Confronting the Contradictions by Michael Newman

84. Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era by Peter A. Hall

85. Deception in High Places: A History of Bribery in Britain’s Arms Trade by Nicholas Gilby

86. The State in Capitalist Society by Ralph Milliband

87. Autonomy, Solidarity, Possibility: The Colin Ward Reader by Colin Ward; Damian F. White

88. Britain Since 1900 — A Success Story? by Robert Skidelsky

89. The Modern British Party System by Paul D. Webb

90. An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice by William Godwin; Mark Philp

91. The Enemy Within: The Secret War Against the Miners by Seumas Milne

92. Beyond the Anarchical Society: Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics by Edward Keene

93. Imperial Crusades: Afghanistan, Iraq and Yugoslavia by Alexander Cockburn; Jeffrey St. Clair

94. Women, Work and A Citizens Basic Income by Ailsa McKay

95. Dispatches from the Dark Side by Gareth Peirce

96. English Feminism, 1780–1980 by Barbara Caine

97. The Business of Death: Britain’s Arms Trade at Home and Abroad by Neil Cooper

98. Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark: Corporate and Police Spying on Activists by Eveline Lubbers

99. Social Class in the 21st Century by Mike Savage

100. The Corporate Criminal: Why Corporations Must Be Abolished by Steve Tombs; David Whyte


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