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    So I'm starting in October & I'm wondering if anyone can suggest some reading material that would be relevant to the course?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Idk ....
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    Haven't you received your department handbook yet? These are the books listed:

    What is Politics? by Adrian Leftwich (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2004)
    On Liberty by JS Mill (Penguin)
    The Social Contract by JJ Rousseau (Penguin)
    The Prince by Machiavelli (Penguin)
    Politics in the Developing World by Peter Burnell & Vicky Randall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)
    Political Ideologies: An Introduction by Andrew Heywood (Palgrave, 2003)

    The top one, What is Politics?, is recommended to be had and started reading before arriving in October.
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    (Original post by .ACS.)
    Haven't you received your department handbook yet? These are the books listed:

    What is Politics? by Adrian Leftwich (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2004)
    On Liberty by JS Mill (Penguin)
    The Social Contract by JJ Rousseau (Penguin)
    The Prince by Machiavelli (Penguin)
    Politics in the Developing World by Peter Burnell & Vicky Randall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)
    Political Ideologies: An Introduction by Andrew Heywood (Palgrave, 2003)

    The top one, What is Politics?, is recommended to be had and started reading before arriving in October.
    No, I haven't received anything. Fortunatly, I've already read On Liberty, Social Contract & The Prince..!

    Thanks for answering
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    I feel at home in this thread *fluffles everyone.*
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    How does this reading list work? Do you have to read each book by a certain date? Do you do work based on the books?
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    (Original post by humder)
    How does this reading list work? Do you have to read each book by a certain date? Do you do work based on the books?
    Those are the books you're expected to read, use, and learn from throughout the first year of your course. Obviously there will be other reading to be done, but those are considered the 'core' texts.

    During lectures and tutorials you'll be told what to read and when by and what work to do for certain chapters, pages, etc.
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    Thanks.
    Are we expected to buy these books or get them from the university library?
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    (Original post by humder)
    Thanks.
    Are we expected to buy these books or get them from the university library?
    A mixture. It's up to you, really. If you can survive with using the library, then great, otherwise buy them. They only specifically state they want you to purchase one book and have started reading it before term starts, so I'd imagine the others are up to you.
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    My very first York essay was on 'What is politics?' so i guess that's still a good place to start.
 
 
 
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