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.

Political Behavior & Participation

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Presidency and Social Media

    Discourse, Disruption, and Digital Democracy in the 2016 Presidential Election, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dan Schill, John Allen Hendricks

    The media have long played an important role in the modern political process and the 2016 presidential campaign was no different. From Trump’s tweets and cable-show-call-ins to Sander’s social media machine to Clinton’s "Trump Yourself" app and podcast, journalism, social and digital media, and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge

  • Google and Democracy

    Politics and the Power of the Internet, 1st Edition

    By Sean Richey, J. Benjamin Taylor

    For the first time in human history, access to information on almost any topic is accessible through the Internet. A powerful extraction system is needed to disseminate this knowledge, which for most users is Google. Google Search is an extremely powerful and important component to American…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Understanding Trust in Government

    Environmental Sustainability, Fracking, and Public Opinion in American Politics, 1st Edition

    By Scott E. Robinson, James W. Stoutenborough, Arnold Vedlitz

    Growing disenfranchisement with political institutions and policy processes has generated interest in trust in government. For the most part, research has focused on trust in government as a general attitude covering all political institutions. In this book, Scott E. Robinson, James W.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability

  • 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

  • American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom

    8th Edition

    By Hanes Walton, Robert C. Smith, Sherri L. Wallace

    This dynamic and comprehensive text from nationally renowned scholars continues to demonstrate the profound influence African Americans have had -- and continue to have -- on American politics. Through the use of two interrelated themes -- the idea of universal freedom and the concept of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • The Professionalization of Public Participation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurence Bherer, Mario Gauthier, Louis Simard

    The Professionalization of Public Participation is an edited collection of essays by leading and emerging scholars examining the emerging profession of public participation professionals. Public participation professionals are persons working in the public, private, or third sectors that are paid…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23
    Routledge

  • Leadership in Public Organizations

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Montgomery Van Wart

    Now in a completely revised and updated Third Edition, Leadership in Public Organizations provides a compact but complete analysis of leadership for students and practitioners who work in public and nonprofit organizations. Offering a comprehensive review of leadership theories in the field, from…

    Paperback – 2017-03-01
    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

  • 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

  • The Political Psychology of Women in U.S. Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angela L. Bos, Monica C. Schneider

    The Political Psychology of Women in U.S. Politics is a comprehensive resource for students, researchers, and practitioners interested in women and politics. Highly original and drawing from the best available research in psychology and political science, this book is designed to summarize and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Psychology

  • Political Communication in Real Time

    Theoretical and Applied Research Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dan Schill, Rita Kirk, Amy E. Jasperson

    Much has been made of the speed and constancy of modern politics. Whether watching cable news, retweeting political posts, or receiving news alerts on our phones, political communication now happens continuously and in real time. Traditional research methods often do not capture this dynamic…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • The Populist Radical Right

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cas Mudde

    The populist radical right is one of the most studied political phenomena in the social sciences, counting hundreds of books and thousands of articles. This is the first reader to bring together the most seminal articles and book chapters on the contemporary populist radical right in western…

    Paperback – 2016-10-10
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Twitter and Elections Around the World

    Campaigning in 140 Characters or Less, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Davis, Christina Holtz-Bacha, Marion R. Just

    Twitter already has become an important electoral communication tool between candidates, parties and their specific constituencies. No serious candidate campaign ignores Twitter, while political party organizations utilize Twitter to communicate with partisans, reinforce supporters, and mobilize…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Celebrity in Chief

    A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom, With a New Epilogue on Hillary and “The Donald”, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth T. Walsh

    With the advent of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as presidential nominees, the examination of the role of celebrity culture in the White House takes on a fresh appeal. This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T. Walsh, takes a detailed and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-18
    Routledge

  • Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe

    Into the Mainstream?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tjitske Akkerman, Sarah L. de Lange, Matthijs Rooduijn

    Radical right-wing populist parties, such as Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom, Marine Le Pen’s National Front or Nigel Farage’s UKIP, are becoming increasingly influential in Western European democracies. Their electoral support is growing, their impact on policy-making is substantial, and in…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • Fox News and American Politics

    How One Channel Shapes American Politics and Society, 1st Edition

    By Dan Cassino

    In recent years, scholars have argued that the ability of people to choose which channel they want to watch means that television news is just preaching to the choir, and doesn’t change any minds. However, this book shows that the media still has an enormous direct impact on American society and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Psychology

  • Ideologies of Experience

    Trauma, Failure, Deprivation, and the Abandonment of the Self, 1st Edition

    By Matthew H. Bowker

    Matthew H. Bowker offers a novel analysis of "experience": the vast and influential concept that has shaped Western social theory and political practice for the past half-millennium. While it is difficult to find a branch of modern thought, science, industry, or art that has not relied in some way…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06
    Routledge

  • U.S. Media and Elections in Flux

    Dynamics and Strategies, 1st Edition

    By David A. Jones

    Paid, earned, and social media are all crucial elements of modern electioneering, yet there is a scarcity of supplementary texts for campaigns and election courses that cover all types of media. Equally, media and politics courses cover election-related topics, yet there are few books that cover…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge