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.

International Politics

  • 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

  • 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

  • Introduction to Global Politics

    3rd Edition

    By Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Taylor

    The fully updated third edition of Introduction to Global Politics continues to provide a vital resource for students looking to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory and political practice at individual, state,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09
    Routledge

  • Euro-Mediterranean Relations after the Arab Spring

    Persistence in Times of Change, 1st Edition

    By Jakob Horst, Annette Jünemann, Delf Rothe

    The ’Arab Spring’ triggered paradigmatic shifts but, despite these changes, much in the Euro-Mediterranean region remains the same. Utilising ’Logics of Action’, an innovative theoretical framework designed to capture the complexity of political interaction in one of the fastest changing regions in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27
    Routledge

  • 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

  • New Approaches to Latin American Studies

    Culture and Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Juan Poblete

    Academic and research fields are moved by fads, waves, revolutionaries, paradigm shifts, and turns. They all imply a certain degree of change that alters the conditions of a stable system, producing an imbalance that needs to be addressed by the field itself. New Approaches to Latin American…

    Paperback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge

  • Global Governance and China

    The Dragon’s Learning Curve, 1st Edition

    Edited by Scott Kennedy

    This volume offers systematic analysis of China’s growing engagement in global governance institutions over the past three decades. During this period, China has gone from outsider to observer to insider. The volume is based on studies of Chinese involvement in a wide cross section of regimes,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Democratic Latin America

    2nd Edition

    By Craig L. Arceneaux

    This much-expanded and updated second edition of Democratic Latin America takes an institutional approach to Latin American politics to discuss contemporary politics and to highlight how past politics have shaped current institutional designs. It draws explicit connections between certain political…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Just War

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Tamar Meisels

    This book offers a renewed defense of traditional just war theory and considers its application to certain contemporary cases, particularly in the Middle East. The first part of the book addresses and responds to the central theoretical criticisms levelled at traditional just war theory. It offers…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • 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

  • Contemporary Left Antisemitism

    1st Edition

    By David Hirsh

    Today’s antisemitism is difficult to recognize because it does not come dressed in a Nazi uniform and it does not openly proclaim its hatred or fear of Jews. This book looks at the kind of antisemitism which is tolerated or which goes unacknowledged in apparently democratic spaces: trade unions,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07
    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

  • Millennium Development Goals

    Ideas, Interests and Influence, 1st Edition

    By Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

    Heralded as a success that mobilized support for development, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ushered in an era of setting development agendas by setting global goals. This book critically evaluates the MDG experience from the capabilities and human rights perspectives, and questions the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-12
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • The Art of World-Making

    Nicholas Greenwood Onuf and his Critics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harry D. Gould

    On its face, The Art of World-Making focuses on honouring the career of Nicholas Greenwood Onuf and his contributions to the study of international relations; of equal importance, however, while using Onuf’s work as their touchstone, the contributions to this volume range widely across IR theory,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Development Goals and UN Goal-Setting

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Browne

    This book explores the record of the UN development system (UNDS) over more than 70 years as a fount of ideas and concepts in development; as a contributor to development thinking and strategy; and as the principal source of global development goals from the first UN Development Decade to the SDGs.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • 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

  • International Institutions of the Middle East

    The GCC, Arab League, and Arab Maghreb Union, 1st Edition

    By James Worrall

    This volume is a key text for understanding the major regional international organizations of the Middle East. Analysing the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the Arab-Maghreb Union in a concise and accessible format, it explores their successes and failures across their full range of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • The New United Nations

    International Organization in the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

    By John Allphin Moore, Jr., Jerry Pubantz

    With a fresh look at challenges to the UN in Syria, Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, the second edition of this successful text highlights new international trends toward global governance, holistic democracy and human development, and progress on peacebuilding and counterterrorism. A comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2017-03-07
    Routledge

  • Obstacles to Peacebuilding

    1st Edition

    By Graciana del Castillo

    Combining the insights of a seasoned practitioner with the academic rigor of a meticulous policy and risk analyst, del Castillo discusses the major obstacles to peacebuilding that need to be removed before war-torn countries can move towards peace, stability, and prosperity. As Secretary-General…

    Paperback – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • What's the Point of International Relations?

    1st Edition

    Edited by Synne L. Dyvik, Jan Selby, Rorden Wilkinson

    What’s the Point of International Relations casts a critical eye on what it is that we think we are doing when we study and teach international relations (IR). It brings together many of IR’s leading thinkers to challenge conventional understandings of the discipline’s origins, history, and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-10
    Routledge

  • Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations

    How Should We Now Play Ball?, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Jorge I. Dominguez, Rafael M. Hernández, Lorena G. Barberia

    The boundary between Cuba and the United States has become more and more porous, as have those with Latin America and the Caribbean. Never in the past half-century has Cuba’s leadership or its social and political fabric been so exposed to the influence of the outside world. In this book, an…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30
    Routledge
    Contemporary Inter-American Relations

  • Law Among Nations

    An Introduction to Public International Law, 11th Edition

    By Gerhard von Glahn, James Larry Taulbee

    Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles, processes, and landmark cases. This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • US Defense Politics

    The Origins of Security Policy, 3rd Edition

    By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Eugene Gholz, Caitlin Talmadge

    This book provides an accessible overview of US defense politics for upper-level students. This new edition has been fully updated and revised, with a new chapter on veterans and new material on topics such as cyberwarfare and lobbying. Analyzing the ways in which the United States prepares for…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24
    Routledge

  • Human Rights and the Dark Side of Globalisation

    Transnational law enforcement and migration control, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Jens Vedsted-Hansen

    This edited volume examines the continued viability of international human rights law in the context of growing transnational law enforcement. With states increasingly making use of global governance modes, core exercises of public authority such as migration control, surveillance, detention and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Rights

  • International and Regional Security

    The Causes of War and Peace, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Miller

    This volume is a collection of the best essays of Professor Benjamin Miller on the subjects of international and regional security. The book analyses the interrelationships between international politics and regional and national security, with a special focus on the sources of international…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • Role Theory and Role Conflict in U.S.-Iran Relations

    Enemies of Our Own Making, 1st Edition

    By Akan Malici, Stephen G. Walker

    U.S.-Iran relations continue to be an international security problem in the Middle East. These two countries could have been friends, but instead they have become enemies. Stating this thesis raises the following questions: Why are the United States and Iran enemies? How and when did this…

    Paperback – 2016-10-21
    Routledge
    Role Theory and International Relations

  • Foreign Policy Analysis

    New approaches, 2nd Edition

    By Chris Alden, Amnon Aran

    Building on the success of the first edition, this revised volume re-invigorates the conversation between foreign policy analysis and international relations. It opens up the discussion, situating existing debates in foreign policy in relation to contemporary concerns in international relations,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-28
    Routledge

  • International Political Sociology

    Transversal Lines, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tugba Basaran, Didier Bigo, Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet, R. B. J. Walker

    This book presents an overview and evaluation of contemporary research in international political sociology (IPS). Bringing together leading scholars from many disciplines and diverse geographical backgrounds, it provides unprecedented coverage of the key concepts and research through which IPS has…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology

  • The International in Security, Security in the International

    1st Edition

    By Pinar Bilgin

    International Relations continues to come under fire for its relative absence of international perspectives. In this exciting new volume, Pinar Bilgin encourages readers to consider both why and how ‘non-core’ geocultural sites allow us to think differently about key aspects of global politics.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-22
    Routledge
    Worlding Beyond the West

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge
    Insights

  • Glocalization

    A Critical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Victor Roudometof

    This book seeks to provide a critical introduction to the under-theorized concept of Glocalization. While the term has been slowly diffused into social-scientific vocabulary, to date, there is no book in circulation that specifically discusses this concept. Historically theorists have intertwined…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational 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

  • An Introduction to African Politics

    4th Edition

    By Alex Thomson

    The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22
    Routledge

  • The Right in Latin America

    Elite Power, Hegemony and the Struggle for the State, 1st Edition

    By Barry Cannon

    Most current analysis on Latin American politics has been directed at examining the shift to the left in the region. Very little attention, however, has been paid to the reactions of the right to this phenomenon. What kind of discursive, policy, and strategic responses have emerged among the right…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge

  • UN Peacebuilding Architecture

    The First 10 Years, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cedric de Coning, Eli Stamnes

    Since its establishment, the UN's Peacebuilding Architecture (PBA) has been involved in peacebuilding processes in more than 20 countries. This edited volume takes stock of the overall impact of the PBA during its first decade in existence, and generates innovative recommendations for how the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-12
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Displacement, Development, and Climate Change

    International organizations moving beyond their mandates, 1st Edition

    By Nina Hall

    This book focuses on one critical challenge: climate change. Climate change is predicted to lead to an increased intensity and frequency of natural disasters. An increase in extreme weather events, global temperatures and higher sea levels may lead to displacement and migration, and will affect…

    Paperback – 2016-04-04
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations

    Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Rafael Fernández de Castro

    Drawing on the research and experience of fifteen internationally recognized Latin America scholars, this insightful text presents an overview of inter-American relations during the first two decades of the twenty-first century. This unique collection identifies broad changes in the international…

    Paperback – 2016-03-17
    Routledge
    Contemporary Inter-American Relations

  • The New Islamic State

    Ideology, Religion and Violent Extremism in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Jack Covarrubias, Tom Lansford

    The rise of the Islamic State has dramatically forced a recalculation of political order and security in the Persian Gulf and broader Greater Middle East by the United States and its allies and adversaries, including, most notably, Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Since the Arab Spring of 2011, the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge

  • Latin America and the Caribbean in the Global Context

    Why care about the Americas?, 1st Edition

    By Betty Horwitz, Bruce M. Bagley

    Current perspectives on Latin America’s role in the world tend to focus on one question: Why is Latin America always falling behind? Analysts and scholars offer answers grounded in history, economic underdevelopment, or democratic consolidation. Bagley and Horwitz, however, shift the central…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10
    Routledge

  • Human Development and Global Institutions

    Evolution, Impact, Reform, 1st Edition

    By Richard Ponzio, Arunabha Ghosh

    This book provides a timely and accessible introduction to the foundational ideas associated with the human development school of thought. It examines its conceptual evolution during the post-colonial era, and discusses how various institutions of the UN system have tried to engage with this issue,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Critical Imaginations in International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Reiko Shindo

    This exciting new text brings together in one volume an overview of the many reflections on how we might address the problems and limitations of a state-centred approach in the discipline of International Relations (IR). The book is structured into chapters on key concepts, with each providing an…

    Paperback – 2016-02-04
    Routledge
    Interventions