The best books on political science

Any basis in political science begins with a familiarity with the texts that have reflected their time and helped define the future course of political science. Political leaders have read and are aware of many of the principles contained in these works. Even opponents of thinkers like Machiavelli have had to engage with their ideas in order to refute them. You can download these book from free ebooks.

“The Prince” (“Prince”) by Niccolò Machiavelli

“The Prince” (“Prince”) of Niccolo Machiavelli has been so influential that its author’s name has become an adjective representative of a political approach. Although Machiavelli was personally unsuccessful as Florentine politician, his theories were widely read in the 16th century and are still read today. “The Prince” (“Prince”), suggests that a leader, for “is better to be feared than loved”. To intimidate and control their constituents, Machiavelli, he argued a leader has a better chance of enacting public policies productive and benevolent.

“Two Treatises of Government” (“two treatises of Government”) by John Locke

“Two Treatises of Government” (“two treatises of Government”) by John Locke was first published in 1689, although the own Locke wasn’t satisfied with editions distributed during his errors. Stimulated by the “glorious revolution” in England, the work of Locke addressed a criticism of authoritarian rulers who claimed divine right and argued in favor of the legitimacy of laws limiting the powers of the Government. His writings have inspired modern liberalism and were a great influence on the revolutions, American and French in the 18th century.


“Diplomacy” (“diplomacy”) by Henry Kissinger

“Diplomacy” of Henry Kissinger (“diplomacy”) reflects the of one of the most important American political figures of the 20th century. Kissinger, who was Secretary of State and national security advisor during the Nixon and Ford Administration was a controversial figure, often causing intimidation and other brutal methods to achieve a political end. Its 900 pages Tome follows international from the beginning of the 17TH century political history until the 20th century, reflecting on the continuities in the diplomatic policy and the traditions of American diplomacy.