Top 10 Political Science OSO Titles 

To celebrate the continuously expanding field within Political Science -- with topics ranging from international relations, comparative politics, human rights, public policy, and area studies -- we reflect on some of the most visited works and the most popular research topics by users of Oxford Scholarship Online.

Explore our collection and enjoy free access to chapters from the top 10 most visited titles.

(Most visited between April 2019 - January 2020)

Black Rights/White Wrongs

"White Ignorance"

The Hybrid Media System

"Donald Trump, the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign, and the Intensification of the Hybrid Media System"

A Theory of Global Governance

"The Politicization of Authority beyond the Nation State"

Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

"Media Marginalization of Racial Minorities"

Liberalism's promise of equal rights has historically been denied to blacks and other people of color. Charles W. Mills challenges mainstream accounts that ignore this history and its current legacy in self-conceived liberal politics today.

New communication technologies have reshaped media and politics. This book is a sweeping new theory of how political communication now works.

This book offers a major new theory of global governance, explaining both its rise and what many see as its current crisis. Rich with propositions, insights, and evidence, this is an important and comprehensive theoretical argument about world politics of the 21st century.

Conspiracy theories are inevitable in complex human societies. Joseph E. Uscinski has gathered forty top researchers on the topic to provide the foundational tools and evidence to better understand conspiracy theories not just in the United States, but around the world. 


"Neither Black nor Box"

China's Quest

"The Fateful Embrace of Communism and Its Consequence"

The New Politics of Class


This book argues that the most important aspect of algorithms is not what they are in terms of their specific technical details but rather how they become part of social practices and how different people enlist them as powerful brokers of information, communication and society.

The evolution of the People's Republic of China in world politics is an epic story and one of the most important developments in modern world history. This book fills this lacuna and draws from memoirs by Chinese leaders and diplomats.

This book explores the new politics of class in 21st century Britain. It shows how the changing shape of the class structure since 1945 has led political parties to change, which has both reduced class voting and increased class non-voting.

Migration in Political Theory

"Is There a Human Right to Immigrate?"

Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

"What Is the Matter with Europe?"

Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

"The Scope and Domain of Neoclassical Realism"

Written by an international team of leading political and legal theory scholars whose writings have contributed to shaping the field, this book presents seminal new work on the ethics of movement and membership.

The European Union is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence. This book examines the role of public opinion in the European integration process.

Neoclassical realism has emerged as a major theoretical approach to the study of foreign policy on both sides of the Atlantic. This book argues that neoclassical realism is far more than an extension of Waltz's structural realism.

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