A Level Politics Reading List – Summer 2023

An A Level Politics Reading List is important due to the breadth of topics covered in A Level Politics. Keeping on top of politics can be difficult, so we’ve created an A Level Politics Reading List we recommend so you can keep engaged over the summer and during your studies.

If you want some other books, TV shows, movies or more, check out our Revision Playlist, which has a huge list of A Level Politics media to improve your knowledge of all topics, alongside some features from our A Level Politics reading list.

A Level Politics reading list: UK Politics

  • UK Politics Annual Update 2023 – this annual book written for A Level Politics students includes all of the recent big political events. Events this time include the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and the state of political parties.
  • This Land – written by Owen Jones, a columnist for the Guardian and activist for Labour, this book looks to build a more equal society using figures from across the political spectrum.
  • We’re Living Through the Breakdown – this book is written by Tatton Spiller of Simple Politics, and looks at how we can understand politics in an age of huge change.
  • The Life of an MP – Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, discusses the role of an MP and the occurrences that happen in their personal and political lives.

A Level Politics reading list: Political Ideas

A Level Politics reading list: US Politics

  • US Politics Annual Update 2023 – similar to the UK edition, this book is written for A Level Politics students, and includes updates about the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA, and the 2020 presidential election.
  • UnPresidented – written by the BBC’s North America correspondent, this book looks at the 2020 presidential election from behind the scenes, an election like no other.
  • The Federalist Papers – essential reading on the principles and arguments that shaped the American Constitution.
  • The American Political Tradition – offers a critical perspective on the American political system and its leaders.
  • Comparative Politics – This textbook provides a comparative analysis of political systems, with case studies that can aid in comparing US and UK politics.

A Level Politics reading list: Global Politics

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