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.

Military & Strategic Studies

  • Fighting and Negotiating with Armed Groups

    The Difficulty of Securing Strategic Outcomes, 1st Edition

    By Samir Puri

    What constitutes an effective and realistic strategy for dealing with non-state armed groups? This question has bedevilled states the world over. From Colombia and FARC, Turkey and the PKK, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the persistent insurgency in Iraq – the governments concerned…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Adelphi series

  • 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

  • The 25 Issues that Shape American Politics

    Debates, Differences, and Divisions, 1st Edition

    By Michael Kryzanek, Ann K. Karreth

    This book is organized to examine the major subjects taught in American politics through the lens of twenty-five hot button issues affecting American politics and policy today. These key issues reflect the ideas, principles, concerns, fears, morals, and hopes of the American people. The authors…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • Theories of Terrorism

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Daniela Pisoiu, Sandra Hain

    This new textbook provides students with a multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological introduction to terrorism studies. The book identifies the main theories proposed in the field of terrorism studies as they relate to several issues: why and how individuals and organizations get…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

  • Strategy Before Clausewitz

    Linking Warfare and Statecraft, 1400-1830, 1st Edition

    By Beatrice Heuser

    This collection of essays combines historical research with cutting-edge strategic analysis and makes a significant contribution to the study of the early history of strategic thinking. There is a debate as to whether strategy in its modern definition existed before Napoleon and Clausewitz. The…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • 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

  • Russia’s New Ground Forces

    Capabilities, Limitations and Implications for International Security, 1st Edition

    By Igor Sutyagin, Justin Bronk

    This Whitehall Paper provides an in-depth analysis of Russia’s Ground Forces, including airborne and naval troops. It examines their role in Russian foreign policy, reforms to units’ equipment and operational roles, performance during combat operations against Ukraine, and current unit deployment…

    Paperback – 2017-07-25
    Routledge
    Whitehall Papers

  • Survival 59.4

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Deudney, G. John Ikenberry

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge

  • Survival 59.3

    1st Edition

    By Hal Brands

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17
    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

  • Survival 59.2

    1st Edition

    By Francois Heisbourg

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-28
    Routledge

  • UN Peacekeeping Doctrine in a New Era

    Adapting to Stabilisation, Protection and New Threats, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cedric de Coning, Chiyuki Aoi, John Karlsrud

    This edited volume offers a thorough review of peacekeeping theory and reality in contemporary contexts, and aligns the two to help inform practice. Recent UN peacekeeping operations have challenged the traditional peacekeeping principles of consent, impartiality and the minimum use of force. The…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • Survival 59.1

    1st Edition

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03
    Routledge

  • Everyone Loses

    The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Charap, Timothy J. Colton

    Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This Adelphi book argues that the crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21
    Routledge
    Adelphi series

  • 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

  • Survival 58.6

    1st Edition

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • Modern Military Strategy

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Elinor C. Sloan

    This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to post-Cold War military theory for students of strategic studies. This second edition has been fully revised and updated, including a new chapter on peacekeeping, and examines contemporary strategic thought on the conduct of war in the sea, land…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Survival 58.5

    1st Edition

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge

  • Masquerades of War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Sylvester

    Paperback – 2016-08-24
    Routledge
    War, Politics and Experience

  • Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Max Taylor, Ken Pease, Jason Roach

    This book explores the evolutionary context of terrorism and political violence. While evolutionary thinking has come to permeate both biological and social-science theorising, it has not yet been applied systematically to the areas of terrorism and political violence. This volume seeks to do this…

    Paperback – 2016-08-24
    Routledge
    Political Violence

  • Theories of Violent Conflict

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Jolle Demmers

    This revised and updated second edition introduces students of violent conflict to a variety of prominent theoretical approaches, and examines the ontological stances and epistemological traditions underlying these approaches. Theories of Violent Conflict takes the centrality of the ‘group’ as an…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08
    Routledge

  • Survival 58.4

    1st Edition

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26
    Routledge

  • Business and Conflict in Fragile States

    The Case for Pragmatic Solutions, 1st Edition

    By Brian Ganson, Achim Wennmann

    Large-scale investments in fragile states – in Latin America, Africa, the former Soviet Union and Asia – become magnets for conflict, which undermines business, development and security. International policy responds with regulation, state-building and institutional reform, with poor and often…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Adelphi series

  • Survival 58.3

    1st Edition

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-26
    Routledge

  • The Securitisation of Climate Change

    Actors, Processes and Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Diez, Franziskus von Lucke, Zehra Wellmann

    This book provides the first systematic comparative analysis of climate security discourses. It analyses the securitisation of climate change in four different countries: USA, Germany, Turkey, and Mexico. The empirical analysis traces how specific climate-security discourses have become dominant,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05
    Routledge
    PRIO New Security Studies

  • Survival 58.2

    1st Edition

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24
    Routledge

  • Nuclear Weapons and International Security

    Collected Essays, 1st Edition

    By Ramesh Thakur

    This volume brings together more than three decades of research and writings by Professor Ramesh Thakur on the challenges posed by nuclear weapons. Following an introduction to the current nuclear state of play, the book addresses the challenge of nuclear weapons in three parts. Part I describes…

    Paperback – 2016-03-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Global Security Studies

  • The New Warfare

    Rethinking Rules for an Unruly World, 1st Edition

    By J. Martin Rochester

    This book looks at the evolving relationship between war and international law, examining the complex practical and legal dilemmas posed by the changing nature of war in the contemporary world, whether the traditional rules governing the onset and conduct of hostilities apply anymore, and how they…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Ethical Security Studies

    A New Research Agenda, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonna Nyman, Anthony Burke

     At a time of grave ethical failure in global security affairs, this is the first book to bring together emerging theoretical debates on ethics and ethical reasoning within security studies. In this volume, working from a diverse range of perspectives—poststructuralism, liberalism, feminism,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Security Studies

  • Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War

    1st Edition

    By William H. Shaw

    This book offers a detailed utilitarian analysis of the ethical issues involved in war. Utilitarianism and the Ethics of War addresses the two basic ethical questions posed by war: when, if ever, are we morally justified in waging war, and if recourse to arms is warranted, how are we permitted to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge
    War, Conflict and Ethics

  • Strategy and Politics

    1st Edition

    By Colin S. Gray

    This book examines the subject of strategy and its relationship with politics. Despite the fact that strategy is always the product of political process, the relationship between the two concepts and their ancillary activities has scarcely been touched by scholars. This book corrects that serious…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
    Routledge

  • Survival 58.1

    1st Edition

    Survival, the bi-monthly publication from The International Institute for Strategic Studies, is a leading forum for analysis and debate of international and strategic affairs. With a diverse range of authors, thoughtful reviews and review essays, Survival is scholarly in depth while vivid,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10
    Routledge

  • Asia's Latent Nuclear Powers

    Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, 1st Edition

    By Mark Fitzpatrick

    If the nuclear weapons club were to further expand, would America�s democratic allies in Northeast Asia be among the next entrants? Japan, South Korea and Taiwan all have robust civilian nuclear energy programmes that make them �virtual nuclear powers� according to many analysts. All three once…

    Paperback – 2016-02-03
    Routledge

  • Ethics and the Future of Spying

    Technology, National Security and Intelligence Collection, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jai Galliott, Warren Reed

    This volume examines the ethical issues generated by recent developments in intelligence collection and offers a comprehensive analysis of the key legal, moral and social questions thereby raised. Intelligence officers, whether gatherers, analysts or some combination thereof, are operating in a sea…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge
    Studies in Intelligence