The 10 Best Political Science Textbooks

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. 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 support our work. 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


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Last updated on July 27, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer who fled the dry heat of the desert for Southern California, where she continues to enjoy drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of everyday life and channeling Rick Steves.


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