A small list will never be able to cover all the excellent books that have been written on politics in a global place. However, we have compiled for you some of the best political theory books which will give you an idea of global politics. You will also get to know about some of the major politicians of the world and their thoughts and ideologies on politics:
The Republic by Plato: The Republic by Plato explains to the people what should be the required determining factors while choosing the people who would be ruling the world. The book describes some of the major qualities that every efficient and fair leader should have. The book also throws light on democracy which is one of the most important aspects of politics. The Republic is quite similar to the writings of Confucius. Years later, researchers and scholars have depicted the thinking of Plato as a benevolent dictatorship.
A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft: This book was published in 1792 and it is the first book on feminist political history. In this book, the author argues that both women and men should have equal rights as well as responsibility. She also specified the fact that every woman has the right to be properly educated. They should also be given the freedom to take up the job as a politician and rule the nation. This book was published during the French Revolution and became widely popular among the masses. It also became the cause of several feminist movements in different parts of the world.
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: This book is no doubt one of the most popular books on politics. It was written by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It explores the different limits of capitalism and puts more emphasis on socialism. This book gave birth to communism in different parts of India. It also emphasizes giving democratic rights to every nation. This book became the cause of the rise of democratic parties in different corners of Europe. It also has a major role to play in the birth of the communist revolution in 1917. The goals and ambitions of the Soviet Union were based on the words written in The Communist Manifesto.
Animal Farms by George Orwell: This book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in politics. The book was published in 1945 and it revolves around the story of farm animals. The animals of the farm revolted against their farm owner with the hope of creating a completely free utopian state. After years of struggle, they finally became successful in overthrowing their farmer ruler. However, a dictator pig takes his place and starts to control the farm. Under the rule of the pig, the life of the animals worsened. George Orwell, a democratic socialist wrote this book to highlight the various issues of the Russian Revolution.
So, these were no doubt some of the best books written on global politics. All these books will provide you with an idea of global politics. Apart from these, there are various other books written by some of the most popular writers. Do read them all and get to know everything that you need to know about the political scenario of the world during different timeframes.