Applying for Politics and/or International Relations? Here are some helpful readings!

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Hi guys! I recently graduated with a degree in Politics and International Relations, and soon I will be starting a masters in Political Science/Politics Research. Throughout my degree and wider politics research I have identified some really helpful readings that you will most likely encounter during your degree.

I have made a list below (all are latest editions but have found no issue using older editions, it is usually just the case studies that change), but feel free to reply if you want any suggestions on more specific topics!

General Politics

Politics (2019, 5th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

Political Ideologies (2016, 6th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

European Politics

European Union Politics (2015, 2nd Ed) by John McCormick

European Politics (2017, 4th Ed) by Tim Bale

Government and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union (2020) by Ramona Coman et al

Political Science/Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics (2019, 11th Ed) by John McCormick et al

Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (2019) by John McCormick

Political Analysis (2002) by Colin Hay

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Philosophy

Political Thinkers (2017, 3rd Ed) by David Boucher and Paul Kelly

Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas (2001) by Tudor Jones

Research Methods

Theory and Methods in Political Science (2018, 4th Ed) by Vivien Lowndes et al

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (2008, 3rd Ed) by Todd Landman

International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics (2019, 8th Ed) by John Baylis et al

International Relations Theories (2016, 4th Ed) by Tim Dunne et al

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Security Studies

Security Studies (2019, 3rd Ed) by Paul Williams and Matt McDonald

Contemporary Security Studies (2018, 5th Ed) by Alan Collins
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Hi guys! I recently graduated with a degree in Politics and International Relations, and soon I will be starting a masters in Political Science/Politics Research. Throughout my degree and wider politics research I have identified some really helpful readings that you will most likely encounter during your degree.

I have made a list below (all are latest editions but have found no issue using older editions, it is usually just the case studies that change), but feel free to reply if you want any suggestions on more specific topics!

General Politics

Politics (2019, 5th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

Political Ideologies (2016, 6th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

European Politics

European Union Politics (2015, 2nd Ed) by John McCormick

European Politics (2017, 4th Ed) by Tim Bale

Government and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union (2020) by Ramona Coman et al

Political Science/Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics (2019, 11th Ed) by John McCormick et al

Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (2019) by John McCormick

Political Analysis (2002) by Colin Hay

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Philosophy

Political Thinkers (2017, 3rd Ed) by David Boucher and Paul Kelly

Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas (2001) by Tudor Jones

Research Methods

Theory and Methods in Political Science (2018, 4th Ed) by Vivien Lowndes et al

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (2008, 3rd Ed) by Todd Landman

International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics (2019, 8th Ed) by John Baylis et al

International Relations Theories (2016, 4th Ed) by Tim Dunne et al

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Security Studies

Security Studies (2019, 3rd Ed) by Paul Williams and Matt McDonald

Contemporary Security Studies (2018, 5th Ed) by Alan Collins
Do you think by purchasing a third edition textbook you would sacrifice a great deal of extra knowledge? I'm considering getting Andrew Heywoods third edition of Politics rather than the fifth edition as it is a lot cheaper.
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Do you think by purchasing a third edition textbook you would sacrifice a great deal of extra knowledge? I'm considering getting Andrew Heywoods third edition of Politics rather than the fifth edition as it is a lot cheaper.
Speaking from experience there is no issue buying old editions. Not a great deal of information changes, it's mainly case studies (most of which can be found online). So yes, I would go ahead with buying an older edition
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(Original post by jhedwards)Hi guys! I recently graduated with a degree in Politics and International Relations, and soon I will be starting a masters in Political Science/Politics Research. Throughout my degree and wider politics research I have identified some really helpful readings that you will most likely encounter during your degree.

I have made a list below (all are latest editions but have found no issue using older editions, it is usually just the case studies that change), but feel free to reply if you want any suggestions on more specific topics!

General Politics

Politics (2019, 5th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

Political Ideologies (2016, 6th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

European Politics

European Union Politics (2015, 2nd Ed) by John McCormick

European Politics (2017, 4th Ed) by Tim Bale

Government and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union (2020) by Ramona Coman et al

Political Science/Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics (2019, 11th Ed) by John McCormick et al

Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (2019) by John McCormick

Political Analysis (2002) by Colin Hay

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Philosophy

Political Thinkers (2017, 3rd Ed) by David Boucher and Paul Kelly

Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas (2001) by Tudor Jones

Research Methods

Theory and Methods in Political Science (2018, 4th Ed) by Vivien Lowndes et al

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (2008, 3rd Ed) by Todd Landman

International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics (2019, 8th Ed) by John Baylis et al

International Relations Theories (2016, 4th Ed) by Tim Dunne et al

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Security Studies

Security Studies (2019, 3rd Ed) by Paul Williams and Matt McDonald

Contemporary Security Studies (2018, 5th Ed) by Alan Collins

(Original post by jhedwards)
Hi guys! I recently graduated with a degree in Politics and International Relations, and soon I will be starting a masters in Political Science/Politics Research. Throughout my degree and wider politics research I have identified some really helpful readings that you will most likely encounter during your degree.

I have made a list below (all are latest editions but have found no issue using older editions, it is usually just the case studies that change), but feel free to reply if you want any suggestions on more specific topics!

General Politics

Politics (2019, 5th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

Political Ideologies (2016, 6th Ed) by Andrew Heywood

European Politics

European Union Politics (2015, 2nd Ed) by John McCormick

European Politics (2017, 4th Ed) by Tim Bale

Government and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union (2020) by Ramona Coman et al

Political Science/Comparative Politics

Comparative Government and Politics (2019, 11th Ed) by John McCormick et al

Cases in Comparative Government and Politics (2019) by John McCormick

Political Analysis (2002) by Colin Hay

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Philosophy

Political Thinkers (2017, 3rd Ed) by David Boucher and Paul Kelly

Modern Political Thinkers and Ideas (2001) by Tudor Jones

Research Methods

Theory and Methods in Political Science (2018, 4th Ed) by Vivien Lowndes et al

Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics (2008, 3rd Ed) by Todd Landman

International Relations

The Globalization of World Politics (2019, 8th Ed) by John Baylis et al

International Relations Theories (2016, 4th Ed) by Tim Dunne et al

Doing Political Science and International Relations (2011) by Heather Savigny and Lee Marsden

Security Studies

Security Studies (2019, 3rd Ed) by Paul Williams and Matt McDonald

Contemporary Security Studies (2018, 5th Ed) by Alan Collins
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i know this is 9 months late but hopefully you're still around. For context i'm a year 11 student who's in that weird stage of waiting for results day. I just want to know what alevels did you take
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