Recommended Reading

Political Science (General)

Power and Choice: An Introduction to Political Science (Shively, 2019)

The Power Elite (Mills, 1956)

Public Opinion (Lippmann, 1922)

Policy Paradox: The art of Political Decision Making (Stone, 2002)

 

American Government

American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials (Bardes, Shelley & Schmidt, 2020)

America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (Amar, 2012)

America's Constitution: A Biography (Amar, 2006)

The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (Amar, 1998)

American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence (Maier, 1997)

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution 1787-1788 (Maier, 2010)

A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution (Berkin, 2002)

The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty (Sandefur, 2014)

The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (Armitage, 2007)

The Cornerstone of Property Rights in 21st-Century America (Sandefur, 2006)

Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution (Rakove, 1997) 

The Radicalism of the American Revolution (Wood, 1991)

Power versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson (Read, 2000)

The Democratic Constitution (Devins & Fisher, 2004)

American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of Founding (Rosen, 1999)

Comparative Government

Essentials of Comparative Politics (O'Neil, 2018)

Comparative Politics Today: A Theoretical Framework (Powell, Dalton & Strom, 2012)

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe 1958-1962 (Dikotter, 2010)

International Relations

Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition (Drezner, 2015)

World Politics: Trend and Transformation (Blanton & Kegley, 2016)

Essentials of International Relations (Mingst, McKibben & Arreguin-Toft, 2019)

Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations (Walzer, 1977)

Political Philosophy

Political Philosophy (Smith, 2012)

The Real World of Democratic Theory (Shapiro, 2011)

The Moral Foundations of Politics (Shapiro, 2003)

An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Wolff, 2016)

A Theory of Justice (Rawls, 1971)

Anarchy, state, and Utopia (Nozick, 1974)

The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents (Hayek, 1944)

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (Rand, 1946)

Process and Reality (Whitehead, 1929)

American Political Thought (Kramnick & Lowi, 2009)

The History of American Political Thought (Frost & Sikkenga, 2019)

International Political Economy

Global Political Economy: Theory and Practice (Cohn, 2016)

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (Keynes, 1936)

Economic Facts and Fallacies (Sowell, 2011)

Common Sense Economics: What Everytone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity (Gwartney, Stroup, Lee, Ferrarini & Calhoun, 2016)

Race & Economics: How Much Can be Blamed on Discrimination? (Williams, 2011)

Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Kindleberger & Aliber, 2005)

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics (Hazlitt, 1962)

Political Ideology

Political Ideologies: An Introduction (Heywood, 2017)

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies (ed. Freeden, Sargent & Stears, 2013)

Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction (Tong, 2016)

How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Stanley, 2018)

Constitutional Rights and American Legal System

The Words WE Live By: Annotated Guide to the Constitution (Monk, 2003)

Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Rights, Liberties, and Justice (Epstein & Walker, 2018)

Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law (Feinman, 2014)

America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By (Amar, 2012)

America's Constitution: A Biography (Amar, 2006)

The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction (Amar, 1998)

The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty (Sandefur, 2014)