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 Policy

  • Lone Star Tarnished

    A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public Policy, 3rd Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state’s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, Third Edition approaches public policy in the nation’s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06
    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

  • 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

  • Federalism and the Making of America

    2nd Edition

    By David Brian Robertson

      Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. Some of the most…

    Paperback – 2017-09-22
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Public Personnel Management

    Current Concerns, Future Challenges, 6th Edition

    Edited by Norma M. Riccucci

    Public Personnel Management has served as an essential, concise reader for public personnel and human resource management courses in the fields of public administration, political science, and public policy over the last 25 years. Since the first edition published in 1991, the book has offered…

    Paperback – 2017-08-17
    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

  • Environmental Policy and Politics

    7th Edition

    By Michael E. Kraft

    Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-05
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Field Experiments in Political Science and Public Policy

    Practical Lessons in Design and Delivery, 1st Edition

    By Peter John

    Field experiments -- randomized controlled trials -- have become ever more popular in political science, as well as in other disciplines, such as economics, social policy and development. Policy-makers have also increasingly used randomization to evaluate public policies, designing trials of tax…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Experimental Political Science

  • 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

  • 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

  • International Public Policy Analysis

    1st Edition

    By George M. Guess, Thomas Husted

    Most public policy analysis books currently on the market are US-centric and focused on quantitative analysis, while comparative public policy textbooks are oriented around countries and specific policy processes. International Public Policy Analysis is the first textbook to take a truly…

    Paperback – 2016-07-14
    Routledge

  • The Energy Security Dilemma

    US Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

    By David Bernell, Christopher A. Simon

    This book analyzes the energy security of the United States – its ability to obtain reliable, affordable, and sufficient supplies of energy while meeting the goals of achieving environmental sustainability and protecting national security. The economic and national security of the United States is…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge

  • Women's Rights in the USA

    Policy Debates and Gender Roles, 5th Edition

    By Dorothy E. McBride, Janine A. Parry

    Women’s Rights in the USA is a rigorous examination of the intersection of gender roles and public policy and the implications for feminist activists. The book places full information on state and federal statutes and court decisions in the context of the ebb and flow of debates that have engaged…

    Paperback – 2016-02-12
    Routledge