This is a work in progress. I will be using this page to collect and organize my various posts on politics, and to help figure out the structure of the eventual how-to book for authors that I mean to write. Feedback and commentary is most appreciated! (Sign up here if you want to know when the book is finished.)
The Talents of Others (on economic competition, envy, and social legitimacy)
James C. Scott, The Art of Not Being Governed
Lewis Mumford, Technics and Civilization. Major ideas of which are summarized in The Homebrew Industrial Revolution, which is much shorter and also free; but Mumford is worth reading in the original as well.
P.W. Singer, Children at War
Leites and Wolf, Rebellion and Authority (a study of insurgencies)