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13 Best Political Science Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Political Science books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best political science books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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    The Prince

    Niccolò Machiavelli

    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3

    Democracy in America

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 5

    On Liberty

    John Stuart Mill

    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7


    Thomas Hobbes

    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 13

    The American Voter

    Angus Campbell

    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this Political Science books list created?

    We searched for "best Political Science books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Political Science books are in this list?

    There are 13 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Political Science books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Political Science books on the internet.

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