Essential CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press

A full list of titles reviewed as "Essential" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.


The full list of Routledge Politics titles reviewed as Essential by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Politics and the Concept of the Political

    The Political Imagination, 1st Edition

    By James Wiley

    A recent trend in contemporary western political theory is to criticize it for implicitly trying to "conquer," "displace" or "moralize" politics. James Wiley’s book takes the "next step," from criticizing contemporary political theory, to showing what a more "politics-centered" political theory…

    Hardback – 2016-06-21

  • African Politics (4-vol. set)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nic Cheeseman

    Scholars and students of African politics address some of the thorniest issues of our time. Indeed, over the last thirty years or so, the subdiscipline has expanded in scope and ambition, and leads the way in major fields of research, such as the study of ethnicity and identity politics. Now, this…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26
    Critical Concepts in Political Science

  • Thinking About National Security

    Strategy, Policy, and Issues, 1st Edition

    By Donald M. Snow

    A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2016 Perhaps the most basic national security question that U.S. leaders and the body politic continuously face is where and under what circumstances to consider and in some cases resort to the use of armed force to ensure the country’s safety and well-being…

    Hardback – 2015-07-23

  • A History of International Thought

    From the Origins of the Modern State to Academic International Relations, 1st Edition

    By Lucian Ashworth

    International thought is the product of major political changes over the last few centuries, especially the development of the modern state and the industrialisation of the world economy. While the question of how to deal with strangers from other communities has been a constant throughout human…

    Paperback – 2013-12-19

  • Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul G. Harris

    This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and…

    Hardback – 2013-09-25