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.

Government

  • Lone Star Tarnished

    A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy, 3rd Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, Third Edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06
    Routledge

  • Governing in a Global World

    Women in Public Service, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria J. D'Agostino, Marilyn Marks Rubin

    Governing in a Global World captures the panorama of women governing around the world. Even though the modern era marks history’s greatest advancements for women, worldwide they hold fewer than 30 percent of decision-making positions and are often missing from negotiating tables where policies are…

    Paperback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Politics in the Republic of Ireland

    6th Edition

    Edited by John Coakley, Michael Gallagher

    Politics in the Republic of Ireland is now available in a fully revised sixth edition. Building on the success of the previous five editions, it continues to provide an authoritative introduction to all aspects of the government and politics in the Republic of Ireland. Written by some of the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01
    Routledge

  • Campaigns and Elections

    Players and Processes, 3rd Edition

    By Stephen K. Medvic

    Stephen Medvic’s Campaigns and Elections is a comprehensive yet compact core text that addresses two distinct but related aspects of American electoral democracy—both the processes that constitute campaigns and elections and the players who are involved. In addition to balanced coverage of process…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15
    Routledge

  • Judicial Review and Contemporary Democratic Theory

    Power, Domination, and the Courts, 1st Edition

    By Scott E. Lemieux, David J. Watkins

    For decades, the question of judicial review’s status in a democratic political system has been adjudicated through the framework of what Alexander Bickel labeled "the counter-majoritarian difficulty." That is, the idea that judicial review is particularly problematic for democracy because it…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Presidential Leadership and National Security

    The Obama Legacy and Trump Trajectory, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard S. Conley

    This book assesses the foreign policy legacy of the Obama administration through the lens of national security and leadership. Timely, accessible chapters authored by leading scholars of presidential and international politics cover White House-Cabinet relations; Congress and War Powers; challenges…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Gun Control

    7th Edition

    By Robert J. Spitzer

    The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape--especially the Orlando nightclub shootings, the San Bernardino incident, and the ongoing legacy of Sandy Hook--placing them in context with…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge

  • New Directions in the American Presidency

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Lori Cox Han

    Especially coming out of the landmark presidential elections of 2008 and 2016, the study of the American presidency--both as a political institution and of those who have held the office--is one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of study within American government. New Directions in the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Federalism and the Making of America

    2nd Edition

    By David Brian Robertson

      Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. Some of the most…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22
    Routledge

  • Regulating Judicial Elections

    Assessing State Codes of Judicial Conduct, 1st Edition

    By C. Scott Peters

    State judicial elections are governed by a unique set of rules that enforce longstanding norms of judicial independence by limiting how judicial candidates campaign. These rules have been a key part of recent debates over judicial elections and have been the subject of several U.S. Supreme Court…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Presidents and Democracy in Latin America

    1st Edition

    Edited by Manuel Alcántara, Jean Blondel, Jean-Louis Thiébault

    This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the presidents and presidential leadership in Latin America. Unlike other texts, Presidents and Democracy in Latin America integrates both political analysis and major theoretical perspectives with extensive…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge

  • John Lilburne and the Levellers

    Reappraising the Roots of English Radicalism 400 Years On, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Rees

    John Lilburne (1615–1657), or 'Freeborn John' as he was called by the London crowd, was an important political agitator during the English Revolution. He was one of the leading figures in the Levellers, the short-lived but highly influential radical sect that called for law reform, religious…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

  • Varieties of Legal Order

    The Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas F. Burke, Jeb Barnes

    Across the globe, law in all its variety is becoming more central to politics, public policy, and everyday life. For over four decades, Robert A. Kagan has been a leading scholar of the causes and consequences of the march of law that is characteristic of late 20th and early 21st century governance…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Rethinking Neoliberalism

    Resisting the Disciplinary Regime, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sanford F. Schram, Marianna Pavlovskaya

    Neoliberalism remains a flashpoint for political contestation around the world. For decades now, neoliberalism has been in the process of becoming a globally ascendant default logic that prioritizes using economic rationality for all major decisions, in all sectors of society, at the collective…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge

  • Party On!

    Political Parties from Hamilton and Jefferson to Trump, 2nd Edition

    By John Kenneth White, Matthew R. Kerbel

    Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson laid the foundations for today's political debates between Democrats and Republicans. Hamilton believed that freedom must be married with a strong central government and especially an energetic president, while Jefferson believed freedom derived from local…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge

  • Centralisation, Devolution and the Future of Local Government in England

    1st Edition

    By Steve Leach, John Stewart, George Jones

    English local government is in a state of decline after 40 years of incremental but cumulative centralisation by central government. This book is the first to directly address this trend's impact upon the institution of local government, a crucial element in the democratic viability of a unitary…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in British Politics

  • Winning the Presidency 2016

    1st Edition

    Edited by William J. Crotty

    The presidential election of 2016 was unlike any in modern American history. Donald Trump, a successful businessman, well known reality television host and a political novice with no clear policy views or political attachments, ran for the presidency. His opponent was Hillary Clinton, a candidate…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    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

  • Campaigning for President 2016

    Strategy and Tactics, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Dennis W. Johnson, Lara M. Brown

    Coming out of one of the most contentious elections in history, Dennis Johnson and Lara Brown have assembled an outstanding team of authors to examine one of the fiercest and most closely fought presidential elections of our time. Like the 2008 and 2012 editions of Campaigning for President, the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-20
    Routledge

  • (S)electing the President

    The Perils of Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Michael L. Mezey

    Selecting political leaders by popular election is an unquestioned hallmark of representative democracies—the institutional manifestation of Lincoln’s promise of a government of the people and by the people. But in 2016, Lincoln’s promise seems to have given way to Hamilton’s nightmare—with his…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge

  • Climate Action in a Globalizing World

    Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Movements in the Global North, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carl Cassegard, Linda Soneryd, Hakan Thorn, Asa Wettergren

    The existence and urgency of global climate change is a matter of scientific consensus. Yet the global politics of climate change have been anything but consensual. In this context, a wave of global climate activism has emerged in the last decade in response to the perceived failure of the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07
    Routledge

  • Environmental Policy and Politics

    7th Edition

    By Michael E. Kraft

    Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    Routledge

  • Cost and Optimization in Government

    An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Aman Khan

    The careful management of costs and operations are two of the most essential elements of operating any successful organization, public or private. While the private sector is driven by profit-maximizing incentives to keep costs to a minimum, the public sector’s mission and goals are guided by a…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Congressional Travels

    Places, Connections, and Authenticity; Tenth Anniversary Edition, With a New Foreword by Morris P. Fiorina, 2nd Edition

    By Richard F. Fenno, Jr.

    Written in preeminent legislative studies scholar Richard Fenno’s "homespun" story-telling style, Congressional Travels argues that authenticity -- knowing what a representative is like in his/her district and looking beyond mere roll-call voting -- contributes significantly to understanding the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-12
    Routledge

  • Tax Politics and Policy

    1st Edition

    By Michael Thom

    Taxes are an inescapable part of life. They are perhaps the most economically consequential aspect of the relationship between individuals and their government. Understanding tax development and implementation, not to mention the political forces involved, is critical to fully appreciating and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Politics of American Public Policy

  • 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

  • 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

  • State Repression in Post-Disaster Societies

    1st Edition

    By Clair Apodaca

    A natural hazard is a physical event but a disaster is a social and political phenomenon. Natural hazards are, for the most part, unavoidable and apolitical. However, they carry with them serious political, economic, and social consequences. Disasters also have adverse consequences on human rights…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03
    Routledge

  • Presidential Framing in the 21st Century News Media

    The Politics of the Affordable Care Act, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Rose Hopper

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came into existence at a time when the president’s ability to lead the public was in question, political polarization had intensified, and the media environment appeared ever more fragmented, fast-moving, and resistant to control. Under such…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    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

  • Judicial Elections in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chris W. Bonneau, Melinda Gann Hall

    Leading authorities present the latest cutting edge research on state judicial elections. Starting with recent transformations in the electoral landscape, including those brought about by U.S. Supreme Court rulings, this volume provides penetrating analyses of partisan, nonpartisan, and retention…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • 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

  • Anti-Fascism in Britain

    2nd Edition

    By Nigel Copsey

    Anti-fascism has long been one of the most active and dynamic areas of radical protest and direct action. Yet it is an area of struggle and popular resistance that remains largely unexplored by historians, sociologists and political scientists. Fully revised and updated from its earlier edition,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • Civil Rights in Public Service

    1st Edition

    By Phillip J. Cooper

    Promises of justice and equality made in the U.S. Constitution, numerous Amendments, and decisions of the Supreme Court are hallmarks of American civil rights. Yet the realities of inequality remain facts of modern life for too many Native Americans, African Americans, and Latino Americans, even…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • On Ethics and Economics

    Conversations with Kenneth J. Arrow, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth J. Arrow

    Edited by Kristen Renwick Monroe, Nicholas Monroe Lampros

    Part intellectual autobiography and part exposition of complex yet contemporary economic ideas, this lively conversation with renowned scholar and public intellectual Kenneth J. Arrow focuses on economics and politics in light of history, current events, and philosophy as well. Reminding readers…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Routledge

  • Politics in Scotland

    1st Edition

    Edited by Duncan McTavish

    Politics in Scotland is an authoritative introduction to the contemporary political landscape in Scotland and an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Scottish Politics. Written by leading experts in the field, it is coherently organised to provide a clear and comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge

  • Next Generation Netroots

    Realignment and the Rise of the Internet Left, 1st Edition

    By Matthew R. Kerbel, Christopher J. Bowers

    From the early demise of Trent Lott at the hands of bloggers to the agonized scream of Howard Dean; from Daily Kos and the blogosphere to the rise of Twitter and Facebook, politics and new media have co-existed and evolved in rapid succession. Here, an academic and practitioner team up to consider…

    Paperback – 2016-05-02
    Routledge

  • Exploring British Politics

    4th Edition

    By Mike Garnett

    Exploring British Politics is a concise, comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject. Fully updated and revised, the new edition covers the 2015 general election and recent developments in the role of political parties, changes in party ideology, the UK's relationship with the European Union,…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Deforming American Political Thought

    Challenging the Jeffersonian Legacy, 2nd Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    Deforming American Political Thought offers an alternative to the dominant American historical imagination, treating issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Presenting multifaceted arguments that transcend the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-02-23
    Routledge