Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

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


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  • Citizenship

    Identity, Institutions, and the Postmodern Challenge, 1st Edition

    By Kalu N. Kalu

    In stark contrast to previous scholarship about citizenship as a construct, this groundbreaking book covers the full spectrum of literature on citizenship theory, including the state and structure of identity, the individual and the public, and the enduring issues of civic engagement and collective…

    Hardback – 2016-07-05

  • Unequal Europe

    Social Divisions and Social Cohesion in an Old Continent, 1st Edition

    By James Wickham

    This wide-ranging and comparative text reviews the major theoretical and substantive debates on social inequality in Europe. It provides a valuable dual focus on European society and individual societies while placing Europe in its wider global context. Demonstrating the continued importance of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • 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

  • Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century

    Activism, Big Data, and Dark Money, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis W. Johnson

    In view of the 2016 US election season, the second edition of this book analyzes the way political campaigns have been traditionally run and the extraordinary changes that have occurred since 2012. Dennis W. Johnson looks at the most sophisticated techniques of modern campaigning—micro-targeting,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26

  • The Fukushima Effect

    A New Geopolitical Terrain, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Hindmarsh, Rebecca Priestley

    The Fukushima Effect offers a range of scholarly perspectives on the international effect of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown four years out from the disaster. Grounded in the field of science, technology and society (STS) studies, a leading cast of international scholars from the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Haters, Baiters and Would-Be Dictators

    Anti-Semitism and the UK Far Right, 1st Edition

    By Nick Toczek

    For fifty-five years, from 1919 until 1975, The Britons published Jew-hating literature. For the forty years until his death in 1948, the founder and president of The Britons, Henry Hamilton Beamish, devoted his life to touring the world as an obsessive preacher of this hatred. Using material he…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07

  • Global Consumer Organizations

    1st Edition

    By Karsten Ronit

    As corporate activity continues to expand in line with the continued globalization of the economy there is an increasing demand for establishing rules to regulate the trans-boundary activities of firms and their many and complex relations with consumers. Until now, sources of knowledge in this…

    Hardback – 2015-09-11
    Global Institutions

  • Congress, the Media, and the Public

    Who Reveals What, When, and How?, 1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Frantzich

    From the beginning of the Republic, members of Congress have been in the media spotlight. In recent years, the expansion of media venues has provided both challenges and opportunities to Representatives and Senators, the public, and even the media itself. Legacy media such as newspapers and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10

  • European Union Enlargement

    Material interests, community norms and anomie, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Mehlhausen

    The continuous expansion of the European Union has transformed its very own self-conception. While Eastern enlargement was widely celebrated as the ‘reuniting of Europe’, the sheer number of applicants, their low economic development and the need for new states to transform in accordance with EU…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • The Politics of Evolution

    1st Edition

    By David F. Prindle

    The controversy over teaching evolution or creationism in American public schools offers a policy paradox. Two sets of values—science and democracy—are in conflict when it comes to the question of what to teach in public school biology classes. Prindle illuminates this tension between American…

    Paperback – 2015-04-13

  • Civil-Military Relations in Post-Conflict Societies

    Transforming the Role of the Military in Central America, 1st Edition

    By Orlando J. Pérez

    Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras are four Spanish speaking countries in Central America that possess uniformed military institutions. These four countries represent different approaches to reforms of civil-military relations, and embody varying degrees of success in both…

    Hardback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer Gandhi, Rubén Ruiz-Rufino

    The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions (HCPI) is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to our accumulated knowledge and the cutting edge of scholarship about political institutions in the comparative context. It differs from existing handbooks in that it focuses…

    Hardback – 2015-04-09

  • A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominations

    The Competition for Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Wayne P. Steger

    Presidential nominations in the United States can sometimes seem like a media circus, over-hyped and overly speculative. Even informed citizens might be tempted to tune them out. Yet understanding the process, one distinct to American politics, is crucial for civic participation. If presidential…

    Paperback – 2015-04-08
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • The UN International Criminal Tribunals

    Transition without Justice?, 1st Edition

    By Klaus Bachmann, Aleksandar Fatić

    Both the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) are now about to close. Bachmann and Fatic look back at the achievements and shortcomings of both tribunals from an interdisciplinary perspective informed by…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge Research on the United Nations (UN)

  • Latin American Democracy

    Emerging Reality or Endangered Species?, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Richard L. Millett, Jennifer S. Holmes, Orlando J. Pérez

    More than thirty years have passed since Latin America began the arduous task of transitioning from military-led rule to democracy. In this time, more countries have moved toward the institutional bases of democracy than at any time in the region’s history. Nearly all countries have held free,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-25

  • Political Thought of Hume and His Contemporaries

    Enlightenment Projects, 1st Edition

    By Frederick G. Whelan

    Intended for scholars in the fields of political theory, and the history of political thought, this two-volume examines David Hume's Political Thought (1711-1776) and that of his contemporaries, including Smith, Blackstone, Burke and Robertson.   This book is unified by its temporal focus on the…

    Hardback – 2015-02-25
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Populists in Power

    1st Edition

    By Daniele Albertazzi, Duncan McDonnell

    The main area of sustained populist growth in recent decades has been Western Europe, where populist parties have not only endured longer than expected, but have increasingly begun to enter government. Focusing on three high-profile cases in Italy and Switzerland – the Popolo della Libertà (PDL),…

    Hardback – 2015-02-17
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Politics of National Identity in Italy

    Immigration and 'Italianità', 1st Edition

    By Eva Garau

    This book focuses on the politics of national identity in Italy. Only a unified country for just over 150 years, Italian national identity is perhaps more contingent than longer established nations such as France or the UK.   The book investigates when, how and why the…

    Hardback – 2015-01-06
    Extremism and Democracy

  • The Social Process of Lobbying

    Cooperation or Collusion?, 1st Edition

    By John C. Scott

    Despite a wealth of theorizing and research about each concept, lobbying and norms still raise a number of interesting issues. Why do lobbyists and politicians engage in cooperative behavior? How does cooperative behavior in lobbying affect policy making? If democratic participation is good, why do…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • American Exceptionalism

    An Idea that Made a Nation and Remade the World, 1st Edition

    By Hilde Eliassen Restad

    How does American exceptionalism shape American foreign policy? Conventional wisdom states that American exceptionalism comes in two variations – the exemplary version and the missionary version. Being exceptional, experts in U.S. foreign policy argue, means that you either withdraw from the world…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • The Media, the Court, and the Misrepresentation

    The New Myth of the Court, 1st Edition

    By Rorie Spill Solberg, Eric N. Waltenburg

    The Court’s decisions are interpreted and disseminated via the media. During this process, the media paints an image of the Court and its business. Like any artist, the media has license regarding what to cover and the amount of attention devoted to any aspect of the Court and its business. Some…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Presidential Rhetoric from Wilson to Obama

    Constructing crises, fast and slow, 1st Edition

    By Wesley Widmaier

    Over the past century, presidential constructions of crises have spurred recurring redefinitions of U.S. interests, as crusading advance has alternated with realist retrenchment. For example, Harry Truman and George W. Bush constructed crises that justified liberal crusades in the Cold War and War…

    Hardback – 2014-11-14
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Climate Change and European Security

    1st Edition

    By Richard Youngs

    It is now commonly asserted that climate change will fundamentally change international relations. It has been predicted that global warming will increase conflict within and between states, intensify food insecurity, menace the global trading system and unleash waves of migration. As a result…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • 21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas

    Standing up for the Polity, 1st Edition

    By Jorge Heine, Brigitte Weiffen

    This volume examines the promotion and defense of democracy in the Americas. Taking the Inter-American Democratic Charter (IADC) of 2001 as a baseline, it charts the evolution of the issue over the past decade. Although it considers historical antecedents, the main focus of the book is on key…

    Paperback – 2014-09-29
    Global Institutions

  • Candidate Character Traits in Presidential Elections

    1st Edition

    By David B. Holian, Charles L. Prysby

    Voter perceptions of the personal traits of presidential candidates are widely regarded to be important influences on the vote. Media pundits frequently explain the outcome of presidential elections in terms of the personal appeal of the candidates. Despite the emphasis on presidential character…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • Who Participates in Global Governance?

    States, bureaucracies, and NGOs in the United Nations, 1st Edition

    By Molly Ruhlman

    Why are non-state actors sometimes granted participation rights in international organizations? This book argues that IOs, and the states that compose them, systematically pursue their interests when granting participation rights to NSAs. This book demonstrates that NSAs have long been…

    Hardback – 2014-08-18
    Global Institutions

  • From Empires to Imperialism

    The State and the Rise of Bourgeois Civilisation, 1st Edition

    By Boris Kagarlitsky

    Translated from the original Russian, this book analyzes the economic development of leading European empires and the United States of America. The author exposes the myths of the spontaneous emergence of the market economy and the role of government as a disincentive towards private initiative,…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • The Networked Young Citizen

    Social Media, Political Participation and Civic Engagement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian D. Loader, Ariadne Vromen, Michael Xenos

    The future engagement of young citizens from a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in democratic politics remains a crucial concern for academics, policy-makers, civics teachers and youth workers around the world. At a time when the negative relationship between…

    Hardback – 2014-06-13
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Putin Redux

    Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia, 1st Edition

    By Richard Sakwa

    This book builds on the strengths of the previous volumes by the same author to provide the most detailed and nuanced account of the man, his politics and his profound influence on Russian politics, foreign policy and society. However, this is not a new edition of the earlier books but is an…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19

  • Power-Sharing and Political Stability in Deeply Divided Societies

    1st Edition

    By Allison McCulloch

    Nearly all the peace accords signed in the last two decades have included power-sharing in one form or another. The notion of both majority and minority segments co-operating for the purposes of political stability has informed both international policy prescriptions for post-conflict zones and…

    Hardback – 2014-05-19
    Security and Governance

  • The Politics of Sex

    Public Opinion, Parties, and Presidential Elections, 1st Edition

    By Susan B. Hansen

    The American cultural landscape has shifted considerably since the 1990s. As church attendance has declined, seculars have increased in number and in political involvement. The economy was supposed to be the most important issue in the 2008 and 2012 elections, but social issues such as gay rights…

    Paperback – 2014-05-06

  • North Korea - US Relations under Kim Jong II

    The Quest for Normalization?, 1st Edition

    By Ramon Pacheco Pardo

    This book analyses North Korea’s foreign policy towards the United States during the Kim Jong Il era. Throughout these years, North Korea sought but failed to normalise diplomatic relations with the United States. Making use of theories of bargaining and learning in International Relations, the…

    Hardback – 2014-05-06
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • Resilience

    The Governance of Complexity, 1st Edition

    By David Chandler

    Resilience has become a central concept in government policy understandings over the last decade. In our complex, global and interconnected world, resilience appears to be the policy ‘buzzword’ of choice, alleged to be the solution to a wide and ever-growing range of policy issues. This book…

    Paperback – 2014-05-01
    Critical Issues in Global Politics

  • Governing Metropolitan Areas

    Growth and Change in a Networked Age, 2nd Edition

    By David K. Hamilton

    Interest and research on regionalism has soared in the last decade. Local governments in metropolitan areas and civic organizations are increasingly engaged in cooperative and collaborative public policy efforts to solve problems that stretch across urban centers and their surrounding suburbs. Yet…

    Paperback – 2014-04-21

  • A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy

    Finding Our Way, 1st Edition

    By D. Don Welch

    Developed by D. Don Welch during his 28 years of teaching ethics and public policy, the rationale behind A Guide to Ethics and Public Policy is to present a comprehensive guide for making policy judgments. Rather than present specific cases that raise moral issues or discuss the role a few…

    Paperback – 2014-04-14

  • Super PAC!

    Money, Elections, and Voters after Citizens United, 1st Edition

    By Conor M. Dowling, Michael G. Miller

    Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited…

    Hardback – 2014-03-17
    Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

  • A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism

    1st Edition

    By Christopher C. Harmon

    This Citizen’s Guide addresses the public policy issues of terrorism and counterterrorism in the United States after Bin Laden’s death. Written for the thinking citizen and student alike, this succinct and up-to-date book takes a "grand strategy" approach toward terrorism and uses examples and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-17
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy

    China, Russia, and the United States' Pursuit of Relevancy and Power, 1st Edition

    By Gregory O. Hall

    Authority, Ascendancy, and Supremacy examines the American, Chinese, and Russian (Big 3) competition for power and influence in the Post-Cold War Era. With the ascension of regional powers such as India, Iran, Brazil, and Turkey, the Big 3 dynamic is an evolving one, which cannot be ignored because…

    Hardback – 2013-11-13
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • New Directions in Interest Group Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Matt Grossmann

    Reflecting cutting edge scholarship but written for undergraduates, New Directions in Interest Group Politics will help students think critically about influence in the American political system. There is no shortage of fear about "the special interests" in American political debate, but reliable…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Ledwidge, Kevern Verney, Inderjeet Parmar

    The 2008 presidential election was celebrated around the world as a seminal moment in U.S. political and racial history. White liberals and other progressives framed the election through the prism of change, while previously acknowledged demographic changes were hastily heralded as the dawn of a "…

    Paperback – 2013-10-18
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance

    1st Edition

    By Richard Falk

    In this important and path-breaking book, esteemed scholar and public intellectual Richard Falk explores how we can re-imagine the system of global governance to make it more ethical and humane. Divided into three parts, this book firstly scrutinizes the main aspects of Global Governance including…

    Paperback – 2013-10-04
    Global Horizons

  • Predisposed

    Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences, 1st Edition

    By John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith, John R. Alford

    Buried in many people and operating largely outside the realm of conscious thought are forces inclining us toward liberal or conservative political convictions. Our biology predisposes us to see and understand the world in different ways, not always reason and the careful consideration of facts.…

    Hardback – 2013-09-16

  • Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance

    1st Edition

    By Rodney Bruce Hall

    NGOs have proliferated in number and become increasingly influential players in world politics in the past three decades. From the 1970s, with the access of social movements and private NGOs to local and international institutions, NGOs have enjoyed an opening to bring impact global policy debates.…

    Paperback – 2013-09-13
    Global Institutions

  • Helping America Vote

    The Limits of Election Reform, 1st Edition

    By Martha Kropf, David C. Kimball

    A repeat of the Florida debacle in the 2000 presidential election is the fear of every election administrator. Despite the relatively complication-free 2008 election, we are working with fairly new federal legislation designed to ease election administration problems. The implementation of the Help…

    Paperback – 2011-12-20
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

  • New Directions in Genocide Research

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adam Jones

    Genocide studies is a relatively new field of comparative inquiry, but recent years have seen an increasing range of themes and subject-matter being addressed that reflect a variety of features of the field and transformations within it. This edited book brings together established scholars with…

    Paperback – 2011-11-30

  • The Council of Europe

    Structure, History and Issues in European Politics, 1st Edition

    By Martyn Bond

    The book provides a succinct and much needed introduction to the Council of Europe from its foundation through the early conventions on human rights and culture to its expansion into the fields of social affairs, environment and education. Founded in 1949 within a month of NATO, the Council of…

    Hardback – 2011-11-25
    Global Institutions

  • People Power and Political Change

    Key Issues and Concepts, 1st Edition

    By April Carter

    This book examines the upsurge in mass popular protest against undemocratic regimes. Relating early revolutions to recent global trends and protests, it examines the significance of ‘people power’ to democracy. Taking a comparative approach, this text analyses unarmed uprisings in Iran 1977-79,…

    Paperback – 2011-11-16

  • Routledge Handbook of Russian Politics and Society

    1st Edition

    Edited by Graeme Gill, James Young

    There is an ever-burgeoning number of books analyzing the Russian experience, or aspects of it. This Handbook is the first single volume which gives both a broad survey of the literature as well as highlighting the cutting edge research in the area. Through both empirical data and theoretical…

    Hardback – 2011-10-26