Highly Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press

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


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

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  • Foreign Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

    1st Edition

    By Amitai Etzioni

    This collection of essays by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni aims to provoke reconsiderations of basic assumptions of foreign policy by students, academics and practitioners. With chapters focusing on the Middle East, China and the EU, as well as articles with a more global focus, the book offers…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29

  • U.S. Media and Elections in Flux

    Dynamics and Strategies, 1st Edition

    By David A. Jones

    Paid, earned, and social media are all crucial elements of modern electioneering, yet there is a scarcity of supplementary texts for campaigns and election courses that cover all types of media. Equally, media and politics courses cover election-related topics, yet there are few books that cover…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10

  • Political Campaigns in the United States

    1st Edition

    By Richard K. Scher

    A Choice Highly Recommended Title—January 2017 This book is an interpretive analysis of political campaigns in America: instead of focusing on how campaigns are designed and run, it investigates the role campaigns play in our American politics, and the close symbiosis between campaigns and those…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07

  • Political Religion and Religious Politics

    Navigating Identities in the United States, 1st Edition

    By David S. Gutterman, Andrew R. Murphy

    Profound demographic and cultural changes in American society over the last half century have unsettled conventional understandings of the relationship between religious and political identity. The "Protestant mainline" continues to shrink in numbers, as well as in cultural and political influence.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy

    History, politics, society, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrea Mammone, Ercole Giap Parini, Giuseppe A. Veltri

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century. Featuring contributions from many leading scholars in the field, this Handbook is comprised of 28 chapters which are organized to deliver unparalleled analysis of Italian…

    Hardback – 2015-05-27

  • The Imperfect Primary

    Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics, 2nd Edition

    By Barbara Norrander

    The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are, or on how to fix them. The evolving system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. So…

    Paperback – 2015-03-06
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

  • The Supreme Court in a Separation of Powers System

    The Nation's Balance Wheel, 1st Edition

    By Richard Pacelle

    The U.S. Supreme Court is not a unitary actor and it does not function in a vacuum. It is part of an integrated political system in which its decisions and doctrine must be viewed in a broader context. In some areas, the Court is the lead policy maker. In other areas, the Court fills in the gaps of…

    Paperback – 2015-01-21

  • Routledge Handbook of Political Corruption

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul M. Heywood

    Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political world has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to political legitimacy and stability. Indeed, in many countries – in both the developed as well as the…

    Hardback – 2015-01-05

  • Routledge Handbook of European Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by José M. Magone

    Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty. This Handbook seeks to present a valuable guide to this new and unique system in the twenty-first century, allowing…

    Hardback – 2015-01-05

  • The Politics of HBO's The Wire

    Everything is Connected, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shirin Deylami, Jonathan Havercroft

    This innovative new work suggests that The Wire reflects, not simply a cultural take on contemporary America, but a structural critique of the conditions of late-modernity and global capitalism. As such, it is a visual text worth investigating and exploring for its nuanced examination of power,…

    Hardback – 2014-12-15
    Popular Culture and World Politics

  • The Routledge Handbook of German Politics & Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Colvin

    The Routledge Handbook of German Politics and Culture offers a wide-ranging and authoritative account of Germany in the 21st century. It gathers the expertise of internationally leading scholars of German culture, politics, and society to explore and explain historical pathways to contemporary…

    Hardback – 2014-12-08

  • Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jorge I Dominguez, Ana Covarrubias

    The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America’s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that…

    Hardback – 2014-11-10

  • Congressional Primary Elections

    1st Edition

    By Robert G. Boatright

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12

  • American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race

    Multicultural Exorcisms, 1st Edition

    By Edmund Fong

    In contemporary American political culture, claims of American exceptionalism and anxieties over its prospects have resurged as an overarching theme in national political discourse. Yet never very far from such debates lie animating fears associated with race. Fears about the loss of national unity…

    Hardback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Collaborative Strategies for Sustainable Cities

    Economy, Environment and Community in Baltimore, 1st Edition

    By Eric S. Zeemering

    Baltimore, like many other cities around the globe, is redesigning local government policy and programs in order to become a more sustainable city. Sustainability, as a concept guiding public action, encourages city officials to integrate policy and programs addressing the economic, environmental,…

    Hardback – 2014-05-28
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • American Images of China

    Identity, Power, Policy, 1st Edition

    By Oliver Turner

    The United States and China are arguably the most globally consequential actors of the early twenty first century, and look set to remain so into the foreseeable future. This volume seeks to highlight that American images of China are responsible for constructing certain truths and realities about…

    Hardback – 2014-04-15
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • A Citizen's Guide to Deficits and Debt

    The Politics of Taxing, Spending, and Borrowing, 1st Edition

    By William E. Hudson

    America is currently involved in one of the worst economic crises of modern times. As alarm increases over how the government will balance the budget, handle the debt, and maintain prosperity for the future, the minutia of debts and deficits remains incomprehensible to many. Why is it so hard to…

    Paperback – 2013-12-18
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • Presidential Administration and the Environment

    Executive Leadership in the Age of Gridlock, 1st Edition

    By David M. Shafie

    After sweeping environmental legislation passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s ushered in an era when new legislation and reforms to existing laws were consistently caught up in a gridlock. In response, environmental groups became more specialized and professional, learning how to effect policy…

    Hardback – 2013-12-16
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • The American Political Economy

    Institutional Evolution of Market and State, 2nd Edition

    By Marc Allen Eisner

    Policy debates are often grounded within the conceptual confines of a state-market dichotomy, as though the two existed in complete isolation. In this innovative text, Marc Allen Eisner portrays the state and the market as inextricably linked, exploring the variety of institutions subsumed by the…

    Paperback – 2013-12-11

  • A Citizen's Guide to American Foreign Policy

    Tragic Choices and the Limits of Rationality, 1st Edition

    By David Patrick Houghton

    American foreign policy often looks like a trail of man-made debris and disaster. Of course, the explanations for many poorly-made decisions are rather complex. In this brief and cogent analysis, Houghton shows us that understanding American foreign policy often comes down to recognizing the…

    Paperback – 2013-11-12
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • Strategic Narratives

    Communication Power and the New World Order, 1st Edition

    By Alister Miskimmon, Ben O'Loughlin, Laura Roselle

    Communication is central to how we understand international affairs. Political leaders, diplomats, and citizens recognize that communication shapes global politics. This has only been amplified in a new media environment characterized by Internet access to information, social media, and the…

    Hardback – 2013-11-12
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • The Politics of Regulatory Reform

    1st Edition

    By Stuart Shapiro, Debra Borie-Holtz

    Regulation has become a front-page topic recently, often referenced by politicians in conjunction with the current state of the U.S. economy. Yet despite regulation’s increased presence in current politics and media, The Politics of Regulatory Reform argues that the regulatory process and its…

    Hardback – 2013-10-21
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Secessionist Movements and Ethnic Conflict

    Debate-Framing and Rhetoric in Independence Campaigns, 1st Edition

    By Beata Huszka

    This book analyses how national independence movements’ rhetoric can inflame or dampen ethnic violence. It examines the extent to the power of words matters when a region tries to break away to become a nation state. Using discourse analysis, this book examines how the process of secession affects…

    Hardback – 2013-10-04
    Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity

  • The Public Congress

    Congressional Deliberation in a New Media Age, 1st Edition

    By Gary Lee Malecha, Daniel J. Reagan

    Contemporary members of Congress routinely use the media to advance their professional goals. Today, virtually every aspect of their professional legislative life unfolds in front of cameras and microphones and, increasingly, online. The Public Congress explores how the media moved from being a…

    Paperback – 2011-12-14

  • Global Health Governance

    1st Edition

    By Sophie Harman

    In the light of scares about potential pandemics such as swine fever and avian flu, the issue of global health and its governance is of increasing concern to scholars and practitioners of medicine, public health, social work, and international politics alike. Providing a concise and informative…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Global Institutions

  • The European Union in the Security of Europe

    From Cold War to Terror War, 1st Edition

    By Steve Marsh, Wyn Rees

    This book examines the European Union’s contribution to providing security in Europe amidst an increasingly complex and challenging environment. In this new and comprehensive guide to the EU's role in security since the end of the Cold War, the authors offer an explanation of EU internal and…

    Paperback – 2011-10-14