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.

Public Administration & Management

  • The Politics of Gun Control

    7th Edition

    By Robert J. Spitzer

    The new edition of this classic text covers the latest developments in American gun policy, including shooting incidents plaguing the American landscape--especially the Orlando nightclub shootings, the San Bernardino incident, and the ongoing legacy of Sandy Hook--placing them in context with…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge

  • Public Policy in the United States

    Challenges, Opportunities, and Changes, 6th Edition

    By Mark E Rushefsky, Mark E. Rushefsky

    Offering the widest breadth of policy issue coverage on the market, the sixth edition of this well-regarded text covers events through the 2016 elections and beyond.  Though the content has been extensively and thoughtfully revised and updated, the sixth edition maintains its clear approach,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge

  • Managing the Sustainable City

    1st Edition

    By Genie N. L. Stowers

    We hear the term “sustainability” everywhere today. In the context of city management, the term often refers to environmental concerns, both locally and globally. Managing the Sustainable City examines not only how cities can prepare to weather the local effects of climate change, but also how…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Policy Making in the Public Interest

    A Text and Workbook for Local Government, 1st Edition

    By Michael L. Abels

    Policy Making in the Public Interest is the first text and workbook to provide a short and firmly focused introduction to local government policy making techniques. Each chapter introduces core policy concepts and competencies and concludes with exercises that encourage the reader to apply the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

  • Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

    4th Edition

    By David E. McNabb

    Now in a thoroughly revised and refreshed fourth edition, Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management is beloved by students and professors alike for its exceptional clarity and accessibility and plentiful illustrations. This new edition integrates quantitative, qualitative,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19
    Routledge

  • The Public Policy Primer

    Managing the Policy Process, 2nd Edition

    By Xun Wu, M. Ramesh, Michael Howlett, Scott A. Fritzen

    Fully revised for a second edition, this essential guide provides a concise and accessible overview of the public policy process: agenda-setting, policy formulation, decision-making, implementation, and evaluation. The book provides an introduction to the key policy functions, the challenges they…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Public Administration and Public Affairs

    13th Edition

    By Nicholas Henry

    Public Administration and Public Affairs demonstrates how to govern efficiently, effectively, and responsibly in an age of political corruption and crises in public finance. Providing a comprehensive, accessible and humorous introduction to the field of Public Administration, this text is designed…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

  • American Public Administration

    Public Service for the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

    By Robert A. Cropf, John L. Wagner

    American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent and compelling research throughout…

    Paperback – 2017-09-07
    Routledge

  • Varieties of Legal Order

    The Politics of Adversarial and Bureaucratic Legalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas F. Burke, Jeb Barnes

    Across the globe, law in all its variety is becoming more central to politics, public policy, and everyday life. For over four decades, Robert A. Kagan has been a leading scholar of the causes and consequences of the march of law that is characteristic of late 20th and early 21st century governance…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Law, Courts and Politics

  • Public Policy

    Preferences and Outcomes, 3rd Edition

    By Christopher A. Simon

    Now in a thoroughly revised third edition, Public Policy: Preferences and Outcomes is designed to help students enrolled in a public policy course discuss policy issues and understand the ways in which public policy is grounded in normative theory. This approachable book examines the role of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • Public Policy Analysis

    An Integrated Approach, 6th Edition

    By William N. Dunn

    Public Policy Analysis, the most widely cited book on the subject, provides students with a comprehensive methodology of policy analysis. It starts from the premise that policy analysis is an applied social science discipline designed for solving practical problems facing public and nonprofit…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations

    Stories of Success and Failure, 1st Edition

    By Charles Coe

    Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations approaches public management learning in a unique way, examining more than 100 high-profile and little-known administrative failure and success stories to explore how failures happen, how they can be prevented, and how to replicate…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge

  • Personnel Management in Government Agencies and Nonprofit Organizations

    6th Edition

    By Dennis L. Dresang

    The long-awaited new edition of this highly praised text includes full coverage of policy issues and professional practice in nonprofit organizations, as well as at federal, state, and local levels of government. Retaining its accessible writing style, this sixth edition: examines the latest…

    Hardback – 2017-06-19
    Routledge

  • Cost and Optimization in Government

    An Introduction to Cost Accounting, Operations Management, and Quality Control, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Aman Khan

    The careful management of costs and operations are two of the most essential elements of operating any successful organization, public or private. While the private sector is driven by profit-maximizing incentives to keep costs to a minimum, the public sector’s mission and goals are guided by a…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Social Democracy

    A Comparative Account of the Left-Wing Party Family, 1st Edition

    By Hans Keman

    The Social Democratic party family is a central part of political life in the West. This book focuses on this party family as well as a unique political force in the industrialised world. It provides a critical comparative survey of when, where, how and why Social Democracy developed within…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge

  • Applied Policy Research

    Concepts and Cases, 2nd Edition

    By J. Fred Springer, Peter J. Haas, Allan Porowski

    Where many textbooks on policy research focus on methodological and statistical theories, leaving students to wonder how they will apply those theories to future policy positions, this innovative textbook takes theories of policy research and puts them into practice, demystifying the subject by…

    Paperback – 2017-06-06
    Routledge

  • Leadership and Change in Public Sector Organizations

    Beyond Reform, 1st Edition

    Edited by James D. Ward

    Successful change in the public sector can be supported or hindered by political and administrative leadership, individual and group motivation, and the public’s perception of the effectiveness of public officials and government structures. But do the very characteristics of public sector…

    Paperback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge

  • Policy Analysis

    Concepts and Practice, 6th Edition

    By David L. Weimer, Aidan R. Vining

    Often described as a public policy “bible,” Weimer and Vining remains the essential primer it ever was. Now in its sixth edition, Policy Analysis provides a strong conceptual foundation of the rationales for and the limitations to public policy. It offers practical advice about how to do policy…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge

  • Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ron Bialek, Leslie M. Beitsch, John W. Moran

    Rapid changes in healthcare and public health offer tremendous opportunities to focus on process improvement. Public health departments and agencies increasingly work collaboratively with hospitals and other community partners to promote knowledge and improve collective impact through public and…

    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

  • Regulatory Politics in an Age of Polarization and Drift

    Beyond Deregulation, 1st Edition

    By Marc Allen Eisner

    Regulatory change is typically understood as a response to significant crises like the Great Depression, or salient events that focus public attention, like Earth Day 1970. Without discounting the importance of these kinds of events, change often assumes more gradual and less visible forms. But how…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Tax Politics and Policy

    1st Edition

    By Michael Thom

    Taxes are an inescapable part of life. They are perhaps the most economically consequential aspect of the relationship between individuals and their government. Understanding tax development and implementation, not to mention the political forces involved, is critical to fully appreciating and…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Politics of American Public Policy

  • Government Budgeting and Expenditure Management

    Principles and International Practice, 1st Edition

    By Salvatore Schiavo-Campo

    The government budget should be the financial mirror of society's choices. Yet most people view budgeting as the epitome of eye-glazing subjects, rarely explained in a way that is understandable to the non-specialist and too often presented without adequate consideration of a country’s governance…

    Paperback – 2017-02-22
    Routledge

  • Law Among Nations

    An Introduction to Public International Law, 11th Edition

    By Gerhard von Glahn, James Larry Taulbee

    Offering a more accessible alternative to casebooks and historical commentaries, Law Among Nations explains issues of international law by tracing the field's development and stressing key principles, processes, and landmark cases. This comprehensive text eliminates the need for multiple books by…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Public Policy and Private Interest

    Ideas, Self-Interest and Ethics in Public Policy, 1st Edition

    By J.A. Chandler

    Public Policy and Private Interest explains the complexities of the policy making process in a refreshingly clear way for students who are new to this subject. The key topics it explains are: How policy originates, is refined, legitimised, implemented, evaluated and terminated in the forms of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • Trailblazing African American Public Administrators

    1st Edition

    By Beverly C. Edmond, Ron W. Finnell

    The field of public administration holds social equity and inclusiveness as a core administrative value, but African American voices in the discourse about the theory and practice of public administration have been ignored all too often. This book is the first to formally chronicle the evolution of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • The Public Policy Process

    7th Edition

    By Michael Hill, Frédéric Varone

    The Public Policy Process is essential reading for anyone trying to understand the process by which public policy is made. Explaining clearly the importance of the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of policy-making, the book gives a thorough overview of the people and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27
    Routledge

  • Civil Rights in Public Service

    1st Edition

    By Phillip J. Cooper

    Promises of justice and equality made in the U.S. Constitution, numerous Amendments, and decisions of the Supreme Court are hallmarks of American civil rights. Yet the realities of inequality remain facts of modern life for too many Native Americans, African Americans, and Latino Americans, even…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • American Hometown Renewal

    Policy Tools and Techniques for Small Town Officials, 1st Edition

    By Gary A. Mattson

    Before the interstates, Main Street America was the small town’s commercial spine and served as the linchpin for community social solidarity. Yet, during the past three decades, a series of economic downturns has left many of the great small cities barely viable. American Hometown Renewal is the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Ethics Management for Public and Nonprofit Managers

    Leading and Building Organizations of Integrity, 3rd Edition

    By Donald C Menzel

    This practical book is dedicated to building ethical organizations. It has been written for college students preparing for careers in public service as well as for elected and appointed officials, administrators, and career public servants in the United States and elsewhere. Concise and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-05
    Routledge

  • Strategic Planning and Decision-Making for Public and Non-Profit Organizations

    1st Edition

    By Nicolas A. Valcik

    This book provides administrators in public and non-profit organizations with direction and a framework from which to lead their organizations effectively. Taking a global approach to the issues administrators need to examine when managing a group of employees at any level (including budgeting and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24
    Routledge
    ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy