Here is a list of the best Political Theory books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Classics of Moral and Political Theory (2011)
- The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, And The Moral Conditions Of Freedom (2017)
- Great Political Theories V.1: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the Greeks to the Enlightenment (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (2008)
- The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory (Oxford Handbooks) (2008)
- Political Theory: An Introduction (2015)
- Great Political Theories V.2: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French Revolution to Modern Times (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (2008)
- Introduction to Political Theory (2015)
- History of Political Theory: An Introduction: Volume II: Modern (Volume 2) (2013)
- African Americans and the American Political System (4th Edition) (1998)
- Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Political Issues, Expanded (2013)
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The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, And The Moral Conditions Of Freedom (2017)
This book provides a complete overview of the American Founders’ political theory, covering natural rights, natural law, state of nature, social compact, consent, and the policy implications of these ideas.
Great Political Theories V.1: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the Greeks to the Enlightenment (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (2008)
As an introduction to political theory and science, this collection of writings by the great philosophers will be of close interest to general readers. It also serves as a basic textbook for students of government and political theory.
Long recognized as one of the main branches of political science, political theory has in recent years burgeoned in many different directions. Close textual analysis of historical texts sits alongside more analytical work on the nature and normative grounds of political values.
This leading text provides a concise and broad-ranging introduction to the contemporary study of political theory. Each chapter discusses a cluster of interrelated concepts and examines how they have been used by different thinkers and traditions and explores related debates and controversies.
Great Political Theories V.2: A Comprehensive Selection of the Crucial Ideas in Political Philosophy from the French Revolution to Modern Times (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (2008)
This carefully selected compilation of the significant writings of the great political philosophers, scientists, and thinkers has long been an invaluable guide to the general reader as well as to the serious student of history, political science, and government. Such essential forces as Revolution, Idealism, and Nationalism are examined in detail and expounded by their leading exponents.
Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape.
History of Political Theory: An Introduction not only explores the great works of Western political theory but demonstrates their continuing relevance. Volume II traces the origin and development of liberal political theory, and so the foundations for contemporary views. The work provides a readable, scholarly introduction to the great figures in Western political theory from Hobbes to Marx.
Offers a systematic, theoretical, and structural framework for more accurate appraisal of the relative nature and influence of governing institutions and of past, present, and recurring developments on African-American and American Politics generally.
volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources. readers also offer a Topic Guide and an annotated listing of Internet References for further consideration of the issues.
Best Political Theory Books to Read
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For a Concrete Theory of Transition The Political Practice of the Bolsheviks in Power
Author(s): Robert Linhart
ID: 3164950, Publisher: Rethinking Marxism, Year: 2021 (1966), Size: 289 Kb, Format: pdf
On Biopolitics: An Inquiry Into Nature And Language
Author(s): Marco Piasentier
ID: 2625146, Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf
Evil As A Crime Against Humanity: Confronting Mass Atrocities In A Plural World
Author(s): Christof Royer
ID: 2626796, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed 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 books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.