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Politics and international relations: Books

A guide to finding information in politics and international relations. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

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Key locations

2nd Floor

320 Politics
320.1 Political theory
321 Forms of state
322 State and church
323 State and society
324 Elections
325 Migration and colonisation
326 Slavery
327 Foreign relations
328 Legislative bodies
329 Political parties
330 Economics
340 Law
341 International law/relations
350 Public administration and military science
353 United States federal government
354.42 British central government
355 Military warfare
900 History
942 British history
973 US history

 

3rd Floor

100 Philosophy
170 Ethics
190 Modern Western philosophy

Call Numbers for selected topics

Absolutism 321.6
Anarchism 321.9
Aquinas 189.42
Aristotle 185.1
Arms control 341.67
Augustine 189.2

Citizenship 323.6
Civil rights 323.4 & 346.35
Civil service – Great Britain 351.10942
Cold war 327.1

Democracy 321.4

Elections
– Great Britain 324.42
– US 324.73
Ethnic relations 323.1
European integration 321.022094

Fascism 321.644
Feudalism 321.3
Foreign policy
– Great Britain 327.42
– US 327.73

Government & politics
– Great Britain 321.00942
– US 321.00973

Hegel 193.5
Hobbes 192.9
Human rights 341.37

Intelligence 355.343

Just war doctrine 172.4

Locke 192.2 & 320.1

Machiavelli 321.6
Marxist philosophy 335.411
Monarchy 321.7

Nationalism 320.158
NATO 341.18
Nuclear arms control 341.672

Parliament
– European Union 328.4
– Great Britain 328.42
Plato 184.1
Police 351.74
Police – Great Britain 351.740942
Political philosophy 320.1
Political parties
– Great Britain 329.942
– US 329.973
Presidents, US – 20th century 973.9

Republic 321.8
Revolution 323.2
Rousseau 320.15

Strategy 355.43

Terrorism 323.2
Totalitarianism 321.64

United Nations 341.13
Utilitarianism 171.5

Vietnam War 959.7

Warfare 355

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