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 Philosophy

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy and Religion

    Between Public Reason and Pluralism, 1st Edition

    By Camil Ungureanu, Paolo Monti

    What is the place of religion in a pluralist democracy? The continuous presence of religion in the public sphere has raised anew normative and practical issues related to the role of religion in a democratic polity, generating spirited political debates in Western and non-Western contexts.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13
    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

  • 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

  • Women and Politics

    A Quest for Political Equality in an Age of Economic Inequality, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Burrell

    This textbook presents a much-needed exploration of the many ways that women in the United States have used their voices in the political process. Written in a concise and accessible style, Women and Politics equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand the political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Russia and the Western Far Right

    Tango Noir, 1st Edition

    By Anton Shekhovtsov

    The growing influence of Russia on the Western far right has been much discussed in the media recently. This book is the first detailed inquiry into what has been a neglected but critically important trend: the growing links between Russian actors and Western far right activists, publicists,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Darkest Sides of Politics, I

    Postwar Fascism, Covert Operations, and Terrorism, 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 – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Extremism and Democracy

  • 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

  • Mind Unmasked

    A Political Phenomenology of Consciousness, 1st Edition

    By Michael A. Weinstein, Timothy M. Yetman

    The human mind has proven uniquely capable of unraveling untold mysteries, and yet, the mind is fundamentally challenged when it turns back on itself to ask what it itself is. How do we conceive of mind in this postmodern world; how can we use philosophical anthropology to understand mind and its…

    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

  • An East End Legacy

    Essays in Memory of William J Fishman, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colin Holmes, Anne J Kershen

    An East End Legacy is a memorial volume for William J Fishman, whose seminal works on the East End of London in the late nineteenth century have served as a vital starting point for much of the later work on the various complex web of relations in that quarter of the capital. A variety of leading…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • American Political Thought

    An Alternative View, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Keller, Alex Zamalin

    The twenty-first century presents unique political challenges, like increasing concern over racially based police brutality and mass incarceration, continuing economic and gender inequality, the rise of conservative and libertarian politics, and the appropriate role of religion in American politics…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • 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

  • A Political Family

    The Kuczynskis, Fascism, Espionage and The Cold War, 1st Edition

    By John Green

    The Kuczynskis were a German-Jewish family of active anti-fascists who worked assiduously to combat the rise of Nazism before and during the course of the Second World War. This book focuses on the family of Robert and his wife Berta – both born two decades before the end of the nineteenth century…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Democratic Transformations in Europe

    Challenges and opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yvette Peters, Michaël Tatham

    Democracies evolve. Their evolution is not only key to their survival; it is also a reflection of the changing environment in which they operate. This book contributes to the analysis and understanding of how democratic states have transformed over time by examining a number of challenges and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • What Did You Do During the War?

    The Last Throes of the British Pro-Nazi Right, 1940-45, 1st Edition

    By Richard Griffiths

    This book is a sequel to Richard Griffiths’s two highly successful previous books on the British pro-Nazi Right, Fellow Travellers of the Right: British Enthusiasts for Nazi Germany 1933-39 and Patriotism Perverted: Captain Ramsay, the Right Club and British Anti-Semitism 1939-1940. It follows the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • Interpretation in Political Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Clement Fatovic, Sean Noah Walsh

    Theorists interested in learning more about any given interpretive approach are often required to navigate a dizzying array of sources, with no clear sense of where to begin. The prose of many primary sources is often steeped in dense and technical argot that novices find intimidating or even…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Fascist in the Family

    The Tragedy of John Beckett M.P., 1st Edition

    By Francis Beckett

    John Beckett was a rising political star. Elected as Labour's youngest M.P. in 1924, he was constantly in the news and tipped for greatness. But ten years later he was propaganda chief for Mosley’s fascists, and one of Britain’s three best known anti-Semites. Yet his mother, whom he loved, was a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • Farming, Fascism and Ecology

    A life of Jorian Jenks, 1st Edition

    By Philip M. Coupland

    The life of Jorian Jenks (1899-1963) has great potential to upset settled assumptions. Why did a sensitive and intelligent man from a liberal family become a fascist? How did a Blackshirt go green? The son of an eminent academic, from his childhood onwards Jenks instead longed to farm. Lacking…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • Understanding Contemporary American Conservatism

    1st Edition

    By Joel D. Aberbach

    Contemporary American conservatism – a mélange of ideas, people, and organizations – is difficult to define; even conservatives themselves are unable to agree about its essential meaning. Yet the conservative movement is well financed, exerts strong influence in the Republican Party, inspires…

    Paperback – 2016-08-23
    Routledge

  • Thomas More's Utopia

    Arguing for Social Justice, 1st Edition

    By Lawrence Wilde

    The 500th anniversary of the first publication of Thomas More’s Utopia invites a reappraisal of its significance, not just as an ironic and playful fiction, but as a serious contribution to social and political thought. More delivers a searing critique of the injustices of his time and imagines a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

  • Searching for Lord Haw-Haw

    The Political Lives of William Joyce, 1st Edition

    By Colin Holmes

    Searching for Lord Haw-Haw is an authoritative account of the political lives of William Joyce. He became notorious as a fascist, an anti-Semite and then as a Second World War traitor when, assuming the persona of Lord Haw-Haw, he acted as a radio propagandist for the Nazis. It is an endlessly…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right

  • 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

  • Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

    Politics, Justice, Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dean Mathiowetz

    Hanna Fenichel Pitkin has made key contributions to the field of political philosophy, pushing forward and clarifying the ways that political theorists think about action as the exercise of political freedom. In so doing, she has offered insightful studies of the problems of modern politics that…

    Paperback – 2016-07-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Innovators in Political Theory

  • Neoliberalism

    The Key Concepts, 1st Edition

    By Matthew Eagleton-Pierce

    Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts provides a critical guide to a vocabulary that has become globally dominant over the past forty years. The language of neoliberalism both constructs and expresses a particular vision of economics, politics, and everyday life. Some find this vision to be appealing,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Slavoj Žižek and Radical Politics

    1st Edition

    By Sean Homer

    In this book, Sean Homer addresses Slavoj Žižek’s work in a specific political conjuncture, his political interventions in the Balkans. The charge of inconsistency and contradiction is frequently levelled at Žižek’s politics, a charge he openly embraces in the name of "pragmatism." Homer argues…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19
    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

  • Distinct Identities

    Minority Women in U.S. Politics, 1st Edition

    By Nadia E. Brown, Sarah Allen Gershon

    Minority women in the United States draw from their unique personal experiences, born of their identities, to impact American politics. Whether as political elites or as average citizens, minority women demonstrate that they have a unique voice that more often than not centers on their visions of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations

    Philosophy of Science and Its Implications for the Study of World Politics, 2nd Edition

    By Patrick Thaddeus Jackson

    The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations first edition was winner of the ISA-Northeast’s Yale H. Ferguson Award, and the ISA Theory Section’s Best Book of the Year award. The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations provides an introduction to the philosophy of science issues and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge
    New International Relations

  • Maternal Transition

    A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 1st Edition

    By Candace Johnson

    What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women’s preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman to the next, although the trends in the Global North and South are strikingly different.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Politics