Here is a list of the best International Relations books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Essentials of International Relations (Eighth Edition) (2018)
- International Relations (2019)
- International Relations (11th Edition) (2016)
- Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives, Connections, and Enduring Questions (2018)
- Cases in International Relations: Principles and Applications (2018)
- International Relations (2017)
- The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science) (2010)
- International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (2016)
- Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions, and Ideas (2018)
- Essentials of International Relations (Seventh Edition) (2016)
- International Relations (2015)
- International Relations of the Middle East (2019)
- International Relations, 2013-2014 Update (10th Edition) (2013)
- International Relations: Perspectives, Controversies and Readings (2015)
New coauthor Heather Elko McKibben enlivens a classic text A fresh perspective renews Karen Mingst’s classic, concise text. A new chapter on international cooperation and international law presents alternatives to war. A streamlined approach to theories and levels of analysis makes concepts easier to understand and apply.
International Relations (2019)
Using a three-part framework of Ideas, Arguments, and Contexts and Applications, International Relations, Third Edition, shows students how to think critically about issues and current events in world politics. Each chapter first describes key concepts and developments in the field (Ideas), then presents the main theoretical and analytical approaches (Arguments), and finally applies the main theories and approaches within the individual, state, and global contexts (Contexts and Applications).
For courses in International Relations. enables readers to form a framework for analyzing the complex and constantly changing information that comprises our increasingly interconnected world.
The hotly awaited second edition of this bestselling introductory textbook provides a truly comprehensive and accessible guide to international affairs. Bringing together the combined decades of experience in researching and teaching global politics of three acclaimed scholars, this text introduces students to what is happening in our complex and rapidly changing world as well as how to analyse those events.
Designed to complement the main themes of any introductory course, Snow’s bestselling text presents original case studies that survey the state of the international system and look in-depth at issues of current interest. The cases are extremely timely, geopolitically diverse, accessibly written, and of high interest and salience amidst today’s headlines.
International Relations (2017)
International Relations emerged as a distinct academic discipline in the early twentieth century, but its philosophic foundations draw on centuries of thinking about human nature, power and authority, justice and injustice, and their implications for relations within and between political communities. In this fully revised and updated third edition of her popular text, Stephanie Lawson retains a broad histo…
The Oxford Handbook of International Relations offers the most authoritative and comprehensive overview to date of the field of international relations.
Bringing together the most influential scholars in the field, International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity provides unrivalled coverage of international relations theories and arguments. This best-selling text explores the full spectrum of theoretical perspectives and debates, ranging from the historically dominant traditions of realism, liberalism, and Marxism to postcolonialism and green theory.
Perspectives on International Relations: Power, Institutions, and Ideas shows students new to the field how theories (perspectives) of international affairs―realism, liberalism, constructivism (identity), and critical theory―play a decisive role in explaining every-day debates about world affairs.
Core concepts with more context.Essentials of International Relations has long provided the clearest explanations of core concepts and theories; in its Seventh Edition, robust new “Behind the Headlines” features and engaging new chapter openers help students more easily draw connections between international relations concepts and today’s political climate.
International Relations (2015)
Using a three-part framework of Ideas, Arguments, and Contexts and Applications, International Relations, Second Edition, shows students how to think critically about issues and current events in world politics.
As the most authoritative and comprehensive overview of international relations in the Middle East, this highly respected textbook is designed to help students get to grips with this fascinating and challenging subject area.
Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2013, International Relations is praised for being the most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory, as well as security, economic, and global issues. MyPoliSciLab is an integral part of the Goldstein program. Key learning applications include MyPoliSciLab Video Series, Explorer and Simulations.
Engaging and highly accessible, this reader-friendly text features broad coverage of key principles of international relations, providing a thorough introduction to the discipline while avoiding excessive detail and complexity. International Relations: Perspectives, Controversies, and Readings, Fifth Edition, explores essential concepts such as power politics, war and democracy, human nature, free trade, inequality, globalization, humanitarian intervention, and terrorism.
Best International Relations Books You Should Read
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The Syrian Crisis Effects on the Regional and International Relations
Author(s): Dania Koleilat Khatib
ID: 2611174, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Franco-German Relations Seen from Abroad: Post-war Reconciliation in International Perspectives
Author(s): Nicole Colin, Claire Demesmay
ID: 2807618, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
Precarity and International Relations
Author(s): Ritu Vij, Tahseen Kazi, Elisa Wynne-Hughes
ID: 2815330, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.