Politics & International Relations Textbooks New and Key Titles

This online collection contains key textbooks from new and established authors in the areas of Political Science, International Relations, Military & Strategic Studies, and Public Administration & Management. Including a wide range of textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to teach courses on a variety of subjects, and challenge your students along the way.

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  • Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

    8th Edition

    By Cynthia C. Combs

    Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century helps readers understand terrorism, responses to it, and current trends that affect the future of this phenomenon. Putting terrorism into historical perspective and analyzing it as a form of political violence, this text presents the most essential concepts,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01
    Routledge

  • Public Administration and Public Affairs

    13th Edition

    By Nicholas Henry

    Public Administration and Public Affairs demonstrates how to govern efficiently, effectively, and responsibly in an age of political corruption and crises in public finance. Providing a comprehensive, accessible and humorous introduction to the field of Public Administration, this text is designed…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

  • American Public Administration

    Public Service for the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

    By Robert A. Cropf, John L. Wagner

    American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent and compelling research throughout…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

  • Public Personnel Management

    Current Concerns, Future Challenges, 6th Edition

    Edited by Norma M. Riccucci

    Public Personnel Management has served as an essential, concise reader for public personnel and human resource management courses in the fields of public administration, political science, and public policy over the last 25 years. Since the first edition published in 1991, the book has offered…

    Paperback – 2017-08-17
    Routledge

  • American Constitutional Law

    Introductory Essays and Selected Cases, 17th Edition

    By Alpheus Thomas Mason, Donald Grier Stephenson, Jr.

    This classic collection of carefully selected and edited Supreme Court case excerpts and comprehensive background essays explores constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court in its development and interpretation. Well-grounded in both theory and politics, it endeavors to heighten students'…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Conflict After the Cold War

    Arguments on Causes of War and Peace, 5th Edition

    Edited by Richard K. Betts

    Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts' Conflict After the Cold War assembles classic and contemporary readings on enduring problems of international security. Offering broad historical and philosophical breadth, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge

  • Policy Analysis

    Concepts and Practice, 6th Edition

    By David L. Weimer, Aidan R. Vining

    Often described as a public policy “bible,” Weimer and Vining remains the essential primer it ever was. Now in its sixth edition, Policy Analysis provides a strong conceptual foundation of the rationales for and the limitations to public policy. It offers practical advice about how to do policy…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge

  • American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

    8th Edition

    By Hanes Walton, Robert C. Smith, Sherri L. Wallace

    This dynamic and comprehensive text from nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics. Through the use of two interrelated themes -- the idea of universal freedom and the concept of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • Party Politics in America

    17th Edition

    By Marjorie Randon Hershey

    The seventeenth edition of Party Politics in America continues the comprehensive and authoritative coverage of political parties for which it is known while expanding and updating the treatment of key related topics including interest groups and elections. Marjorie Hershey builds on the book’s…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge

  • Genocide

    A Comprehensive Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Adam Jones

    Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction is the most wide-ranging textbook on genocide yet published. The book is designed as a text for upper-undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a primer for non-specialists and general readers interested in learning about one of humanity’s enduring…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge

  • American Government

    Political Development and Institutional Change, 9th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    How politics in America works today, how it got that way, and how it’s likely to change through reform—these are the themes that pervade every chapter of Cal Jillson’s highly lauded American Government: Political Development and Institutional Change. America’s past is present in all aspects of the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge

  • International Political Economy

    The Struggle for Power and Wealth in a Globalizing World

    By Thomas D. Lairson, David Skidmore

    This text offers a rethinking of the field of international political economy in an era of growing but uneven globalization. Even as global integration advances, states play central roles as partners with the largest of global firms, as the catalysts of competitiveness and economic growth, as the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • Analyzing American Democracy

    Politics and Political Science, 2nd Edition

    By Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith

    How can political science help you understand the world you live in? Modern approaches to the study of politics analyze why Congress, the president, the courts, and other political actors do what they do. Learning to think critically about power, institutions, and rules helps citizens engage…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18
    Routledge