CSG Reading List

UNDERSTANDING REPUBLIC

  1. Plato’s REPUBLIC
  2. Cicero’s REPUBLIC
  3. Adam’s DEFENSE OF THE CONSTITUTIONS…
  4. Montesquieu’s THE SPIRIT OF LAWS

UNDERSTANDING HUMAN NATURE

  1. Aristotle’s THE POLITICS
  2. Machiavelli’s THE PRINCE
  3. Hobbe’s LEVIATHAN
  4. Locke’s TWO TREATISES OF GOVERNMENT

UNDERSTANDING COOPERATIVE FEDERALISTS

  1. Merriam’s SYSTEMATIC POLITICS
  2. Grodzin’s THE FEDERAL SYSTEM (Chapter 12; GOALS for Americans)
  3. Catlin’s SYSTEMATIC POLITICS
  4. Schwab’s SHAPING THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
  5. Hanson’s COOPERATION AND CONFLICT BETWEEN THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

UNDERSTANDING REGIONAL GOVERNMENT

  1. Merriam’s REGIONAL FACTORS IN NATIONAL PLANNING
  2. National Civic League’s MODEL CITY CHARTER (edition 8)
  3. Agranoff’s CROSSING BOUNDARIES FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL MANAGEMENT
  4. Agranoff’s LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE

UNDERSTANDING HUMAN NATURE

  1. The Laws on Human Nature by Robert Greene
  2. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  3. On Human Nature by E.O. Wilson
  4. Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler
  5. The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker