Welcome to the LibGuide for Political Theory. Choose from the topics in the tabs across the top of this window.
The Butler University Libraries use the Library of Congress classification system. Most political theory books are found in the B and J areas.
There are at least 4 ways to examine political thought:
1. Great Thinkers --
Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Machiavelli, Christine de Pizan, Hobbes, John Locke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hegel, Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor Mill, Karl Marx, Susan B. Anthony, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber
2. Isms or Political Ideologies --
Classical Liberalism, socialism, communism, fascism, contemporary conservatism and liberalism, feminism
3. Problems or Political Issues --
Poverty, religion and public life, democracy, liberty vs. equality, the welfare state, the environment
4. Popular Culture --
Movies, architecture, TV shows, blogs, voices of ethnic minorities and women