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.

Politics & The Media

  • Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

    8th Edition

    By Cynthia C. Combs

    Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century helps readers understand terrorism, responses to it, and current trends that affect the future of this phenomenon. Putting terrorism into historical perspective and analyzing it as a form of political violence, this text presents the most essential concepts,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01
    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

  • Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change

    A Social Marketing Approach, 1st Edition

    By Nancy R. Lee

    Social marketing is a discipline unfamiliar to many policymakers, often confused with the more frequently applied and studied fields of social media, behavioral economics, or social change. Social marketing is a growing field and methodology, however, that has been successfully applied to improve…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • Campaigning for President 2016

    Strategy and Tactics, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Dennis W. Johnson, Lara M. Brown

    Coming out of one of the most contentious elections in history, Dennis Johnson and Lara Brown have assembled an outstanding team of authors to examine one of the fiercest and most closely fought presidential elections of our time. Like the 2008 and 2012 editions of Campaigning for President, the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-20
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

  • Next Generation Netroots

    Realignment and the Rise of the Internet Left, 1st Edition

    By Matthew R. Kerbel, Christopher J. Bowers

    From the early demise of Trent Lott at the hands of bloggers to the agonized scream of Howard Dean; from Daily Kos and the blogosphere to the rise of Twitter and Facebook, politics and new media have co-existed and evolved in rapid succession. Here, an academic and practitioner team up to consider…

    Paperback – 2016-05-02
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Poli Sci Fi

    An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael A. Allen, Justin S. Vaughn

    Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts. This carefully composed text is comprised of sixteen brief chapters,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24
    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

  • 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

  • Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century

    Activism, Big Data, and Dark Money, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis W. Johnson

    In view of the 2016 US election season, the second edition of this book analyzes the way political campaigns have been traditionally run and the extraordinary changes that have occurred since 2012. Dennis W. Johnson looks at the most sophisticated techniques of modern campaigning—micro-targeting,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-24
    Routledge

  • Digital Detachment

    How Computer Culture Undermines Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Chet A Bowers

    The digital revolution is changing the world in ecologically unsustainable ways: (1) it increases the economic and political power of the elites controlling and interpreting the data; (2) it is based on the deep assumptions of market liberalism that do not recognize environmental limits; (3) it…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09
    Routledge