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Fifty Major Political Thinkers
Call Number: JA66 .A314
Entries on most significant western political thinkers.

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Political Philosophy: Theories, Thinkers, Concepts
Call Number: JA71 .P6226
Excellent overviews.

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World Philosophers and Their Works
Call Number: B104 .W67
Biographical essays on world's major philosophers.


Getting Started

There are several ways political thought/theory is usually studied. You can look at:

1. Great thinkers like Plato, Socrates, Machiavelli etc.

2. Political movements or ideologies like communism, liberalism, fundamentalism, etc.

3. Absract philosophical ideas such as democracy, freedom, justice, etc.


Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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A Glossary of Political Thought
Covers both the major concepts in political theory and the key writers in the field

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Encyclopedia of Political Science
Prepared with the assistance of the American Political Science Association a core reference to the "central ideas, concepts, and frameworks underlying the study of politics" and "the intersections of politics with philosophy, cultural studies, sociology, religion, psychology, history, and economics".

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Encyclopedia of Political Theory

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Encyclopedia of Political Thought
Call Number: REF JA61 .E52
More than 400 entries on the world's political history with an emphasis on the 20th century.

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The Cambridge History of Twentieth Century Political Thought
Call Number: REF JA83 .C25
Scholarly essays on the development of political thought.


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