This course is not based on a single textbook. The readings are selected from various books and journal articles that have had a major impact on the discipline. The instructor will distribute materials that are not available online. Here are some of the books that we will cover:
Aristotle, The Politics, Penguin.
John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, Cambridge.
Gerth and Mills, From Max Weber, Oxford.
Joseph Schumpeter, 1942, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, Harper Perrenial.
Mancur Olson, 1965, The Logic of Collective Action, Harvard.
Robert A. Dahl, 1971, Polyarchy, Yale.
John Rawls, 1971, A Theory of Justice, Cambridge.
Kenneth N. Waltz, 1979, Theory of International Politics, Addison-Wesley.
Benedict Anderson, 1983, Imagined Communities, Verso.
Enloe, Cynthia. 1990. Bananas, Beaches and Bases, California.
Gosta Esping-Andersen, 1990, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, Princeton.
Phillips, Anne. 1995. The Politics of Presence. Clarendon Press.
Yuval-Davis, Nira. 1997. Gender and Nation. Sage.
James C. Scott, 1998, Seeing Like a State, Yale.
Arend Lijphart, 1999, Patterns of Democracy, Yale.
Inglehart, Ronald, and Pippa Norris. 2003. Rising Tide. Cambridge University Press.
Larry Bartels, 2008, Unequal Democracy, Princeton.
Dani Rodrik, 2011, Globalization Paradox, Cambridge.