The 10 Best Political Science Textbooks

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Agendas, Alternatives, and Publ...
Understanding the Political World
Writing a Research Paper

This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in July of 2018. Whether you’re a political science major or simply interested the field, you’re bound to enjoy one of the textbooks on our list. We’ve gathered options to suit people at various levels and inform on a variety of branches, from comprehensive overviews and enlightening introductions, to guides on proper research methodology and more. Each one aims to help students absorb critical information. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best political science textbook on Amazon.

10. Understanding the Political World

9. Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies

8. Writing a Research Paper

7. Research in Practice

6. The Oxford Handbook

5. We the People

4. Policy Paradox

3. Essentials of Comparative Politics

2. Analyzing Politics

1. Keeping the Republic

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on July 20, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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