Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Walt's Top Ten IR Book List

Stephen Walt offers a "top ten list" on IR books to read for leisure. Below is the list:
1. Kenneth Waltz, Man, the State, and War.

2. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel.

3. Thomas Schelling, Arms and Influence.

5. David Halberstam, The Best and the Brightest.

7. John J. Mearsheimer, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.

8. Ernst Gellner, Nations and Nationalism.

10. Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation.
In general, this list leans more towards security and classics.

1. Roberta Wohlstetter, Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision.

2. Susan Strange, States and Markets.

8. Theda Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions.

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