Reading list

All books listed below will be available in the University library. You may also be able to buy them second-hand, and the student Politics Society runs a second-hand book stall once term starts. You are under no obligation to purchase any of these books in advance of you starting your course.


British Politics

  • Andrew Hindmoor, 12 Days that made Modern Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • Andrew Hindmoor, What's Left Now? The History and Future of Social Democracy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)

Analysing Politics

  • ‘Politics: Why it Matters’ by Andrew Gamble (2019)
  • David Runciman, Politics (2014)

Introduction to Western Political Thought


Introduction to Global Political Economy

  • Andre Broom Issues and Actors in the Global Political Economy, Palgrave, 2014.

Introduction to International Relations

  • Timothy Dunne, Milja Kurki & Steve Smith, ed., International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Fourth Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 
  • Branwen Gruffydd Jones, ed., Decolonizing International Relations, (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) 
  • Stephen McGlinchey, ed., International Relations (E-IR: 2016) This is a free to download e book available at  [last accessed September 5th 2018]

Introduction to Comparative Politics

  • Lim, T. C. (2016). Doing comparative politics: An introduction to approaches and issues. Boulder, Co.: Lynne Rienner