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.

Comparative Politics

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion

    Between Public Reason and Pluralism, 1st Edition

    By Camil Ungureanu, Paolo Monti

    What is the place of religion in a pluralist democracy? The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the role of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates in Western and non-Western contexts.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13
    Routledge

  • Brazil and Climate Change

    Beyond the Amazon, 1st Edition

    By Viola Eduardo, Matías Franchini

    Climate change is increasingly a part of the human experience. As the problem worsens, the cooperative dilemma that the issue carries has become evident: climate change is a complex problem that systematically gets insufficient answers from the international system. This book offers an assessment…

    Paperback – 2017-10-11
    Routledge

  • The Darkest Sides of Politics, II

    State Terrorism, “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” Religious Extremism, and Organized Crime, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey M. Bale

    This book examines a wide array of phenomena that arguably constitute the most noxious, extreme, terrifying, murderous, secretive, authoritarian, and/or anti-democratic aspects of national and international politics. Scholars should not ignore these "dark sides" of politics, however unpleasant they…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Apple Academic Press
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Russia and the Western Far Right

    Tango Noir, 1st Edition

    By Anton Shekhovtsov

    The growing influence of Russia on the Western far right has been much discussed in the media recently. This book is the first detailed inquiry into what has been a neglected but critically important trend: the growing links between Russian actors and Western far right activists, publicists,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • Politics Latin America

    3rd Edition

    By Gavin O'Toole

    Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its third edition and fully revised…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • The Other World

    Issues and Politics in the Developing World, 10th Edition

    By Joseph N. Weatherby, Craig Arceneaux, Anika Leithner, Ira Reed, Benjamin F. Timms, Shanruo Ning Zhang

    The Other World combines a thematic and area studies approach to explore contemporary global issues in the developing world. Accessible and interdisciplinary, this text offers political, economic, social, and historical analysis plus case studies on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge

  • European Democracies

    9th Edition

    By Markus M.L. Crepaz

    European Democracies is an introduction to the politics and governments of Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. Organized thematically rather than country-by-country, this fully revised edition examines topics such as electoral systems, the European Union, refugees and the welfare state, and asks…

    Paperback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • European Politics

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Kubicek

    European Politics surveys the history, institutions, and issues that are essential for understanding contemporary European politics. Exploring a central question—"what is Europe?"—this text's thematic approach helps students compare politics in individual countries and see the political big picture…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge

  • French Politics and Society

    3rd Edition

    By Alistair Cole

    French Politics and Society is the ideal companion for all students of France and French politics with a strong reputation for its lucidity and lively exposition of the French polity. This third edition remains a highly readable text and offers a broad, critical and comprehensive understanding of…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge

  • Government Budgeting and Expenditure Management

    Principles and International Practice, 1st Edition

    By Salvatore Schiavo-Campo

    The government budget should be the financial mirror of society's choices. Yet most people view budgeting as the epitome of eye-glazing subjects, rarely explained in a way that is understandable to the non-specialist and too often presented without adequate consideration of a country’s governance…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Routledge

  • International Political Economy in the 21st Century

    Contemporary Issues and Analyses, 2nd Edition

    By Roy Smith, Imad El-Anis, Christopher Farrands

    Understanding of the theories that underpin international political economy (IPE), and their practical applications, is crucial to the study of international relations, politics, development and economics. This is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with an engaging and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge

  • Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

    An Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Todd Landman, Edzia Carvalho

    Building on the strengths of the third edition, this highly regarded textbook continues to provide the best introduction to the strategies of comparative research in political science. Divided into three parts, the book begins by examining different methods, applying these methods to dominant…

    Paperback – 2017-01-05
    Routledge

  • Public Policy and Private Interest

    Ideas, Self-Interest and Ethics in Public Policy, 1st Edition

    By J.A. Chandler

    Public Policy and Private Interest explains the complexities of the policy making process in a refreshingly clear way for students who are new to this subject. The key topics it explains are: How policy originates, is refined, legitimised, implemented, evaluated and terminated in the forms of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Judicial Politics in Mexico

    The Supreme Court and the Transition to Democracy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrea Castagnola, Saul Lopez Noriega

    After more than seventy years of uninterrupted authoritarian government headed by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Mexico formally began the transition to democracy in 2000. Unlike most other new democracies in Latin America, no special Constitutional Court was set up, nor was there…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Domestic Role Contestation, Foreign Policy, and International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Cristian Cantir, Juliet Kaarbo

    Despite the increase in the number of studies in international relations using concepts from a role theory perspective, scholarship continues to assume that a state’s own expectations of what role it should play on the world stage is shared among domestic political actors. Cristian Cantir and…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Role Theory and International Relations

  • American Parties in Context

    Comparative and Historical Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Robert Harmel, Matthew Giebert, Kenneth Janda

    Roughly sixty-five years ago, a group of political scientists operating as the "Committee on Political Parties" of the American Political Association thought long and hard about whether the American parties were adequately serving their democracy, and made specific recommendations for improvements.…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge