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 Relations

  • Deepening the EU-China Partnership

    Bridging Institutional and Ideational Differences in an Unstable World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mario Telò, Ding Chun, Zhang Xiaotong

    The China-EC/EU relationship, started in 1975, is a highly institutionalized, multidimensional and complex, but to some extent controversial international partnership. It is also challenged within the current unstable world. This book addresses the convergences and the differences (ideational,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-20
    Routledge
    Globalisation, Europe, Multilateralism series

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Just War Thinkers

    From Cicero to the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel R. Brunstetter, Cian O’Driscoll

    This volume offers a set of concise and accessible introductions to the seminal figures in the historical development of the just war tradition. In what, if any, circumstances are political communities justified in going to war? And what limits should apply to the conduct of any such war? The just…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • British Foreign Policy since 1945

    1st Edition

    By Mark Garnett, Simon Mabon, Robert Smith

    British Foreign Policy since 1945 brings a chronological approach to the study of British foreign policy since the Second World War in order to make the principal events and dynamics accessible within a broader historical and cultural context. The key features included in this book: a detailed…

    Paperback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge

  • Technology and World Politics

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel R. McCarthy

    This edited volume provides a convenient entry point to the cutting-edge field of the international politics of technology, in an interesting and informative manner. Technology and World Politics introduces its readers to different approaches to technology in global politics through a survey of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03
    Routledge

  • War, Conflict and Human Rights

    Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition

    By Chandra Lekha Sriram, Olga Martin-Ortega, Johanna Herman

    War, Conflict and Human Rights is an innovative inter-disciplinary textbook, combining aspects of law, politics and conflict analysis to examine the relationship between human rights and armed conflict. This third edition has been fully revised and updated, and contains a completely new chapter on…

    Paperback – 2017-08-02
    Routledge

  • Understanding Racist Activism

    Theory, Methods, and Research, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen M. Blee

    White supremacist groups are highly secretive, so their public propaganda tells us little about their operations or the people they attract. To understand the world of organized racism it is necessary to study it from the inside by talking to their members and observing their groups. Doing so…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • Culturally Mindful Communication

    Essential Skills for Public and Nonprofit Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Masami Nishishiba

    Intercultural communication is a necessary skill for those who work in the public and nonprofit sectors, and yet there is a dearth of literature available to help public and nonprofit professionals develop an ability to effectively communicate, interact, and lead in a multicultural society. Drawing…

    Paperback – 2017-07-20
    Routledge

  • Social Movements and Civil War

    When Protests for Democratization Fail, 1st Edition

    By Donatella della Porta, Teije Hidde Donker, Bogumila Hall, Emin Poljarevic, Daniel P. Ritter

    This book investigates the origins of civil wars which emerge from failed attempts at democratization. The main aim of this volume is to develop a theoretical explanation of the conditions under which and the mechanisms through which social movements’ struggles for democracy end up in civil war.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Civil Wars and Intra-State Conflict

  • 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

  • Foreign Policies of EU Member States

    Continuity and Europeanisation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amelia Hadfield, Ian Manners, Richard G. Whitman

    Foreign Policies of EU Member States provides a clear and current overview of the motivations and outcomes of EU Member States regarding their foreign policy-making within and beyond the EU. It provides an in-depth analysis of intra-EU policy-making and sheds light, in an innovative and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-09
    Routledge

  • 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

  • China’s Eurasian Pivot

    The Silk Road Economic Belt, 1st Edition

    By Raffaello Pantucci, Sarah Lain

    This Whitehall Paper is an examination of China’s relations over its western borders, looking at the interplay between China’s relations with South and Central Asia, and its relations with other great adjacent powers. Based on a two-year research project that included travel and workshops in South…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

  • Islam and International Relations

    Fractured Worlds, 1st Edition

    By Mustapha Kamal Pasha

    Islam and International Relations: Fractured Worlds reframes and radically disrupts perceived understanding of the nature and location of Islamic impulses in international relations. This collection of innovative essays written by Mustapha Kamal Pasha presents an alternative reading of contestation…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09
    Routledge

  • Conceptualizing Politics

    An Introduction to Political Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Furio Cerutti

    Politics is hugely complex. Some try to reduce its complexity by examining it through an ideological worldview, a one-size-fits-all prescriptive formula or a quantitative examination of as many 'facts' as possible. Yet politics cannot be adequately handled as if it were made of cells and particles:…

    Paperback – 2017-04-28
    Routledge

  • Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Johnna Montgomerie

    Critical Methods in Political and Cultural Economy offers students and scholars the first methods book for the critical school of International Political Economy (IPE). What does it mean to ‘do’ critical research? How do we write about the evidence we present? This volume explores our shared…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge
    RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

  • 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

  • International Migration and International Security

    Why Prejudice Is a Global Security Threat, 1st Edition

    By Valeria Bello

    Through an interdisciplinary analytic lens that combines debates emerged in the fields of international relations, political science and sociology, Valeria Bello reveals how transnational dynamics have increased extremism, prejudiced attitudes towards others and international xenophobia. Bello…

    Paperback – 2017-04-12
    Routledge

  • Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Aidan Hehir, Robert W. Murray

    This book contributes to current debates on the protection of human rights in the 21st century. With the global economic collapse, the rise of the BRICS, the post-intervention chaos in Libya, the migration crisis in Europe, and the regional conflagration sparked by the conflict in Syria,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

  • 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

  • States and Peoples in Conflict

    Transformations of Conflict Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Stohl, Mark I. Lichbach, Peter Nils Grabosky

    This volume evaluates the state of the art in conflict studies. Original chapters by leading scholars survey theoretical and empirical research on the origins, processes, patterns, and consequences of most forms and contexts of political conflict, protest, repression, and rebellion. Contributors…

    Paperback – 2017-04-06
    Routledge

  • The Anti-Pelagian Imagination in Political Theory and International Relations

    Dealing in Darkness, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas Rengger

    This volume draws together some of the key works of Nicholas Rengger, focusing on the theme of the 'anti-Pelagian imagination' in political theory and international relations. Rengger frames the collection with a detailed introduction that sketches out this 'imagination', its origins and character…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    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

  • NATO and the North Atlantic

    Revitalising Collective Defence, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Andreas Olsen

    The book analyses the renewed importance of the North Atlantic for NATO in the face of new security challenges This Whitehall Paper explores the renewed importance of the North Atlantic Ocean to NATO’s security through the lenses of the United States, United Kingdom and Norway in particular. These…

    Paperback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Global Environmental Institutions

    2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth R. DeSombre

    Global Environmental Institutions continues to provide the most accessible and succinct overview of the major global institutions attempting to protect the natural environment. Fully updated throughout to reflect the latest environmental issues, the second edition includes substantial new material…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • 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

  • Asia in International Relations

    Unlearning Imperial Power Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pinar Bilgin, L.H.M. Ling

    Asia in International Relations decolonizes conventional understandings and representations of Asia in International Relations (IR). This book opens by including all those geographical and cultural linkages that constitute Asia today but are generally ignored by mainstream IR. Covering the Indian…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Rethinking Asia and International Relations

  • 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

  • State Formation, Regime Change, and Economic Development

    1st Edition

    By Jørgen Møller

    Failed or weak states, miscarried democratizations, and economic underdevelopment characterize a large part of the world we live in. Much work has been done on these subjects over the latest decades but most of this research ignores the deep historical processes that produced the modern state,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge

  • Global Powers of Horror

    Security, Politics, and the Body in Pieces, 1st Edition

    By Francois Debrix

    Global Powers of Horror examines contemporary regimes of horror, into horror’s intricacies, and into their deployment on and through human bodies and body parts. To track horror’s work, what horror decomposes and, perhaps, recomposes, Debrix goes beyond the idea of the integrality and integrity of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • International Political Economy

    The Struggle for Power and Wealth in a Globalizing World, 1st Edition

    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

  • 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

  • Understanding Intelligence Failure

    Warning, Response and Deterrence, 1st Edition

    By James J. Wirtz

    This collection, comprising key works by James J. Wirtz, explains how different threat perceptions can lead to strategic surprise attack, intelligence failure and the failure of deterrence. This volume adopts a strategist’s view of the issue of surprise and intelligence failure by placing these…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge
    Studies in Intelligence

  • Space Warfare in the 21st Century

    Arming the Heavens, 1st Edition

    By Joan Johnson-Freese

    This book examines the recent shift in US space policy and the forces that continually draw the US back into a space-technology security dilemma. The dual-use nature of the vast majority of space technology, meaning of value to both civilian and military communities and being unable to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • The New Economic Diplomacy

    Decision-Making and Negotiation in International Economic Relations, 4th Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Bayne, Stephen Woolcock

    The New Economic Diplomacy explains how states conduct their external economic relations in the 21st century: how they make decisions domestically, how they negotiate internationally and how these processes interact. Although the previous edition, published in 2011, was able to reflect the impact…

    Paperback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    Global Governance

  • What Is Global Studies?

    Theory & Practice, 1st Edition

    By Manfred B. Steger, Amentahru Wahlrab

    What is Global Studies, and how does it relate to globalization? Responding to this frequently asked question, Manfred B. Steger and Amentahru Wahlrab provide the first comprehensive overview of this emerging field. Authoritative and accessible, this primer speaks to students and instructors…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Russia and the Idea of Europe

    A Study in Identity and International Relations, 2nd Edition

    By Iver B. Neumann

    The end of the Soviet system and the transition to the market in Russia, coupled with the inexorable rise of nationalism, brought to the fore the centuries-old debate about Russia's relationship with Europe. In this revised and updated second edition of Russia and the Idea of Europe, Iver Neumann…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    New International Relations