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The complete list of Taylor & Francis titles reviewed as Essential, Highly Recommended, and Recommended by CHOICE Magazine from 2012 to the current issue.


The full list of Routledge Politics titles reviewed as Recommended, Highly Recommended, and Essential 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Television News and Human Rights in the US & UK

    The Violations Will Not Be Televised, 1st Edition

    By Shawna M. Brandle

    Does the CNN Effect exist? Political communications scholars have debated the influence of television news coverage on international affairs since television news began, especially in relation to the coverage of massive human rights violations. These debates have only intensified in the last 20…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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)

  • Puerto Rico and the Origins of U.S. Global Empire

    The Disembodied Shade, 1st Edition

    By Charles R. Venator-Santiago

    Drawing on a postcolonial legal history of the United States’ territorial expansionism, this book provides an analysis of the foundations of its global empire. Charles R. Venator-Santiago argues that the United States has developed three traditions of territorial expansionism with corresponding…

    Hardback – 2015-03-11
    Law and the Postcolonial

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Truth Commissions

    The Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Historical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Anita Ferrara

    In 1990, after the end of the Pinochet regime, the newly-elected democratic government of Chile established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate and report on some of the worst human rights violations committed under the seventeen-year military dictatorship. The Chilean TRC…

    Hardback – 2014-09-22

  • 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

  • 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

  • Balancing Privacy and Free Speech

    Unwanted Attention in the Age of Social Media, 1st Edition

    By Mark Tunick

    In an age of smartphones, Facebook and YouTube, privacy may seem to be a norm of the past. This book addresses ethical and legal questions that arise when media technologies are used to give individuals unwanted attention. Drawing from a broad range of cases within the US, UK, Australia, Europe,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge Research in Information Technology and E-Commerce Law

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

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