Message from the Editors
Hello, and welcome to our first Politics newsletter of 2021! In this edition, we are highlighting a brief selection of recent textbooks that we hope you will find of interest and use in your teaching. A number of our textbooks have been very recently revised to reflect the unique challenges of the last year and to bring your students the up-to-the-minute information they need. Several are accompanied by online teaching resources. This list is by no means exhaustive, and we encourage you to browse our website or to contact any of our outstanding editors directly if there are courses for which you are looking for suitable books and teaching materials. If you have ideas for new books, whether they be textbooks, supplementary reading, or books based on your research, we would be delighted to discuss your writing plans with you.
New & Key Titles
Instructors are invited to request inspection copies for their upcoming courses. To do so, click the "Request e-Inspection Copy" link beneath the book you are interested in, and fill in the online form.
Series Editors: Shareen Hertel, Michael J Butler
This series springs from the desire to keep students engaged in the world around them. ISI books are meant to offer an intensive introduction to subjects often left out of the curriculum. Our authors are from a range of disciplines and employ many different methodological approaches to teaching about international issues. Yet each and every ISI book packs a wealth of information into a small space, and does so in ways that students find compelling and instructors find useful. ISI books are relatively short, visually attractive, and affordably priced. Examination/inspection copies for course adoption may be requested from the Webpage of any book in the series. Book proposals for the series should be directed to the co-editors: [email protected] and [email protected]
New Series Title!
All the World’s a Stage: The Theater of Political Simulations
By Hemda Ben-Yehuda
Classroom role-playing simulations bring the drama of politics to life and enrich traditional learning by plunging students into the midst of historical or current events. Ben-Yehuda gives students and instructors the resources and confidence to embark on a careful enactment of scenarios that will inspire enthusiasm in participants and stick in the memory long after the curtain falls. The book includes in-depth discussions of three possible theatrical simulations: appeasement in 1938 Munich, the regional turmoil following the 1947 UN Palestine Partition decision, and the Syrian civil war and ongoing global confrontation with ISIS. It is appropriate for students in global studies courses at all levels.
Media & Publicity
- "Democracy and Globalization" (Beale & Colomer, eds.) selected by the Financial Times as one of the best books of 2020!
- "Unravelling Liberal Interventionism: Local Critiques of Statebuilding in Kosovo" (Visoka & Musliu, eds.) included in the International Affairs Top 10 IR books of 2020.
- US Hegemony and the Americas (Santa-Cruz), voted Best Books of 2020 (Western Hemisphere Section) by Foreign Affairs
- Wild Animal Ethics (Johanssen) interviewed on popular podcast, New Books Network
- The Emergence of Illiberalism (Vormann & Weinman) - Dean Shanahan and Professor of Practice Elaine Monaghan speaks with Michael Weinman about his new coedited volume.
- Review for "Late Night with Trump" (Farnsworth & Lichter)
Written by Stephen J. Wayne, author of the forthcoming book The Biden Presidency (April 2022).
Politics never ends, even after an election. It affects the transfer of power, more so now than the two previous elections. The Biden transition initially faced the politics of obstruction. President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat and implement the Transition Act of 1963 prevented meetings between the president-elect’s transition teams and government officials for almost three weeks. Biden tried to offset Trump’s delaying tactics in three ways; he began transition planning well before election day; he consulted with policy experts outside government even before his aides were allowed to meet with their executive branch counterparts in the Trump administration; and he asked political and private sector leaders, both Republicans and Democrats, to pressure the president to reverse his opposition on the grounds that the absence of briefings by the government endangered the welfare and safety of the country (...)
International Women's Day - March 8
Celebrate Women's History Month with Routledge! We are offering free content and a curated collection of titles to honor women’s contributions throughout history. Here are our featured Politics & International Studies titles:
- ISA 2021 6-9 April
- ASPA 2021 9-15 April
- MPSA 2021 14-18 April