The 100 Political Science Books

by List Muse

1. The Republic by Plato

2. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

3. A Theory of Justice by John Rawls

4. The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt

5. Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick

6. Law’s Empire by Ronald Dworkin

7. Democracy And Education by John Dewey

8. Man, the State, and War by Kenneth N. Waltz

9. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

10. The Marx-Engels Reader by Robert C. Tucker; Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels

11. Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M. Bartels

12. The Rational Public by Benjamin I. Page; Robert Y. Shapiro

13. Discourses on Livy by Niccolo Machiavelli

14. An Economic Theory of Democracy by Anthony Downs

15. Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson

16. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Noam Chomsky; Edward S. Herman

17. The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations by Gabriel Abraham Almond; Sidney Verba

18. Who Governs?: Democracy and Power in an American City by Robert Dahl

19. Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James Scott

20. The Tragedy of American Diplomacy by William Appleman Williams

21. Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems by Thomas Ferguson

22. Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy by Martin Gilens

23. Multiculturalism by Charles Taylor; Jurgen Habermas

24. Democracy’s Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy by Michael J. Sandel

25. Coercion, Capital and European States: AD 990–1992 by Charles Tilly

26. Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

27. Weber: Political Writings by Max Weber

28. The Limits of State Action by Wilhelm von Humboldt; J. W. Burrow

29. The Tragedy of Great Power Politics by John J. Mearsheimer

30. Karl Marx’s Theory of History by G. A. Cohen

31. A History of Political Theory by George H. Sabine

32. The Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom by Nancy J. Hirschmann

33. After Hegemony by Robert O. Keohane

34. World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction by Immanuel Wallerstein

35. Lawless World by Philippe Sands

36. The Authority of Law by Joseph Raz

37. One-Dimensional Man by Herbert Marcuse

38. A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy by Jonathan I. Israel

39. Politics Among Nations by Hans Morgenthau

40. The American Voter by Angus Campbell; Philip Converse; Warren Miller

41. An Essay on the History of Civil Society by Adam Ferguson

42. The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century by Sheri Berman

43. The Birth of Fascist Ideology by Zeev Sternhell

44. The Specter of Communism: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1917–1953 by Melvyn Leffler; Eric Foner

45. Political Dissent in Democratic Athens: Intellectual Critics of Popular Rule by Josiah Ober

46. Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War by Robert A. Pape

47. Nations and Nationalism by Ernest Gellner

48. The Organizational State: Social Choice in National Policy Domains by Edward O. Laumann; David Knoke

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

50. The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion by John Zaller

51. Strong Democracy by Benjamin Barber

52. The American Age: United States Foreign Policy at Home and Abroad 1750 to the Present by Walter LaFeber

53. Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries by Arend Lijphart

54. Power: A Radical View by Steven Lukes

55. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy by Barrington Moore

56. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy by Robert D. Putnam

57. The Federalist by Alexander Hamilton; James Madison; John Jay

58. Essays on Political Morality by R. M. Hare

59. The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics by Hedley Bull

60. The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham

61. Think Tanks in America by Thomas Medvetz

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

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

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

65. The Sovereign State and Its Competitors by Hendrik Spruyt

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

67. Fear: The History of a Political Idea by Corey Robin

68. The Modern Corporation and American Political Thought: Law, Power, and Ideology by Scott Bowman

69. Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss

70. Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government by Philip Pettit

71. On War by Carl von Clausewitz

72. The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic by Chalmers Johnson

73. The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke by C. B. Macpherson

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

75. The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism by Daniel Wincott; Colin Hay

76. The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: Volume 1, The Renaissance by Quentin Skinner

77. The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl Popper

78. Presidential Power and the Modern Presidents by Richard E. Neustadt

79. Blood and Debt: War and the Nation-State in Latin America by Miguel Angel Centeno

80. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald

81. Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism by Sheldon S. Wolin

82. The Enigma of Japanese Power by Karel Van Wolferen

83. The Retreat of the State: The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy by Susan Strange

84. The Politics of Switzerland: Continuity and Change in a Consensus Democracy by Hanspeter Kriesi; Alexander H. Trechsel

85. Authority and the Individual by Bertrand Russell

86. The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills

87. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

88. Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa by Daniel N. Posner

89. The Black Man’s Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State by Basil Davidson

90. The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer; Stephen Walt

91. Hume: Political Essays by David Hume

92. The Political Forms of Modern Society: Bureaucracy, Democracy, Totalitarianism by Claude Lefort

93. States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia and China by Theda Skocpol

94. The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865–1925 by David Montgomery

95. The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon; Jean-Paul Sartre

96. Green Political Thought by Andrew Dobson

97. Myths of Empire: Domestic Politics and International Ambition by Jack Snyder

98. The Evolution of Modern States: Sweden, Japan, and the United States by Sven Steinmo

99. Theories of Distributive Justice by John Roemer

100. The Logic of Violence in Civil War by Stathis N. Kalyvas


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