International Relations Books for UPSC CSE - Vajiram & Ravi

Books for International Relations Optional in UPSC CSE

International Relations BOOK LIST - MAINS: PAPER-I BOOKS

International Relations and International Relations

Section A: Comparative Politics and International Relations

Essential Readings:

  • “The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations” by John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens.

  • “Global Politics” by Andrew Heywood.

  • “Theories of Comparative Politics: The Search for a Paradigm Reconsidered” by Ronald H. Chilcote.

  • IGNOU notes on Comparative Politics.

Additional Readings:

  • “Theories of International Relations” by Palgrave publications.

  • “The Oxford Handbook of International Relations” by Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal.

  • “Understanding International Relations” by Chris Brown and Kirsten Ainley.

  • “Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches” by Georg Sorenson and Robert Jackson.

Section B: India and the World

Essential Readings:

  • Indian Foreign Policy: An Overview  by Harsh Pant  

  • International Relations- Mcgraw Hill education

  • “IDSA website should be followed for articles.

  • MEA website should be regularly followed for updates and articles.

  • IR editorials should be followed in The Hindu and TheIndian Express.

Additional Readings:

  • The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy” by David M. Malone, C Raja Mohan and Srinath Raghvan.