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 Theory

  • 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

  • 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

  • Future Freedoms

    Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth K. Markovits

    What do present generations owe the future? In Future Freedoms, Elizabeth Markovits asks readers to consider the fact that while democracy holds out the promise of freedom and autonomy, citizens are always bound by the decisions made by previous generations. Motivated by the contemporary political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Politics and the Concept of the Political

    The Political Imagination, 1st Edition

    By James Wiley

    A recent trend in contemporary western political theory is to criticize it for implicitly trying to "conquer," "displace" or "moralize" politics. James Wiley’s book takes the "next step," from criticizing contemporary political theory, to showing what a more "politics-centered" political theory…

    Paperback – 2016-06-07
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Researching War

    Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Annick T. R. Wibben

    Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • 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

  • Deforming American Political Thought

    Challenging the Jeffersonian Legacy, 2nd Edition

    By Michael J. Shapiro

    Deforming American Political Thought offers an alternative to the dominant American historical imagination, treating issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Presenting multifaceted arguments that transcend the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge