Classics and Must-Read IR Theory
The History of the Peloponnesian War
Man, the State, and War
War and Change in World Politics
Perception and Misperception in International Politics
Constructing the World Polity
John Gerard Ruggie
Social Theory of World Politics
Myths of Empire
A History of the League of Nations
Discord and Collaboration: Essays on International Politics
Present at the Creation: My Years at the State Department
Henry Kissinger (and his many other books)
George F. Kennan
The World Crisis: 1911-1918
Winston Churchill (and his many other books)
Selected Speeches and Writing,
Politics among Nations,
Moral Man and Immoral Society
Reinhold Niebuhr (and his many other books)
Thoughts on the Cause of the Current Discontent,
The Portable Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt (and her many books)
The Twenty Years Crisis: 1919-1939
E. H. Carr
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Revolt in the Desert
The Rights of War and Peace
Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism
Political Community and the North Atlantic Area (1957)
International Politics in the Atomic Age (1959)
John H. Herz
Swords Into Plowshares (1959)
Power and International Relations (1962)
The Strategy of Conflict (1963)
Essence of Decision (1971)
Crisis, Escalation, and War (1972)
The Study of World Society: A London Perspective (1974)
Deterrence in American Foreign Policy: Theory and Practice (1974)
Alexander George and Richard Smoke
The Power of Nations: The Political Economy of International Relations (1975)
Arms and Influence (1976)
The Anarchical Society (1977)
Power and Interdependence (1977)
Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye
The Capitalist World Economy (1979)
Theory of International Politics (1979)
The Correlates of War (1979)
J. David Singer
Structural Conflict: The Third World Against Global Liberalism (1981)
Stephen Krasner (ed.), "International Regimes," special issue of International Organization 36, 2 (Spring 1982).
After Hegemony (1984)
The Sources of Military Doctrine (1984)
Economic Statecraft (1985)
The Rise of the Trading State (1986)
Cooperation Under Anarchy (1986)
The Origins of Alliances (1987)
War and Reason (1992)
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and David Lalman
The War Trap (1981)
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Handbook of War Studies (1989)
Manus Midlarsky (ed.)
Neorealism and Neoliberalism: The Contemporary Debate (1993)
David Baldwin (ed.)
Controversies in International Relations Theory: Realism and the Neoliberal Challenge (1995)
Charles W. Kegley, Jr. (ed.)
The Clash of Civilizations (1997)
Jacob Viner, "Power Versus Plenty as Objectives of Foreign Policy," World Politics (October 1948), pp. 1-29.
Kenneth Waltz, "The Stability of a Bipolar World," Daedalus (Summer 1964), pp. 881-887, 899-902, 907-909.
Henry Kissinger, "Domestic Structure and Foreign Policy," Daedalus (Spring 1966), pp. 503-529.
Kenneth Waltz, "International Structure, National Force, and the Balance of World Power," Journal of International Affairs, XXI (1967), pp. 215-231.
J. David Singer, "The Level-of-Analysis Problem in International Relations," in Rosenau (ed.) International politics and Foreign Policy (1969), pp. 20-29, and Knorr and Verba (eds.), The International System (1981), pp. 77-92.
Stephen Krasner, "State Power and the Structure of International Trade," World Politics (April 1976), pp. 317-347.
Karl Deutch and J. David Singer, "Multipolar Power Systems and International Stability," World Politics (January 1979), pp. 390-406.
Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye, Introduction and conclusion to Transnational Relations and World Politics (1970), pp. ix-xxix and 371-398.
Peter Gourevitch, "The Second Image Reversed," International Organization (Autumn 1978), pp. 881-912.
Josef Lapid, "The Third Debate: On the Prospects of International Theory in a Post-Positivist Era," International Studies Quarterly (1989), pp. 235-251.
Robert Jervis, "Cooperation Under the Security Dilemma," World Politics, vol. 30, no. 2 (January 1978).
Alexander Wendt, "Anarchy is What States Makes of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics," International Organization, vol. 46, pp. 391-426.