Spring Free-to-View Textbooks | Politics, Military Studies, Asian & Middle East Studies

Routledge is pleased to announce that we've just made over 30 politics and military, security & strategic studies textbooks completely free to view online until December 15th 2015.

Please take time to review our books for spring course adoption! 

Once you find a title within this collection that you would like to review simply click on the 'Look Inside' icon found on it's individual product page to open the book for free.

If you decide to adopt any of these texts for your upcoming courses simply email Lynsey Nurthen directly with course information and shipping address and we will have a copy sent immediately.

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  • Navigating the Jungle

    Law, Politics, and the Animal Advocacy Movement

    By Steven C. Tauber

    For much of our history, legal scholars focused predominantly on the law’s implications for human beings, while ignoring how the law influences animal welfare. Since the 1970s, however, there has been a steep increase in animal advocates’ use of the courts. Animal law has blossomed into a vibrant…

    Paperback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge

  • What Happened to the Republican Party?

    And What It Means for American Presidential Politics

    By John Kenneth White

    As the 2016 election campaign attests, the Grand Old Party—once moderate and even magnanimous—has fallen into a prison of its own making when it comes to presidential politics. After the debacle of the George W. Bush presidency and the rout of the Romney candidacy, Republicans said they must…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge

  • Congress, the Media, and the Public

    Who Reveals What, When, and How?

    By Stephen E. Frantzich

    From the beginning of the Republic, members of Congress have been in the media spotlight. In recent years, the expansion of media venues has provided both challenges and opportunities to Representatives and Senators, the public, and even the media itself. Legacy media such as newspapers and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge

  • Myth and Reality in International Politics

    Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action

    By Jonathan Wilkenfeld

    Recent generations have experienced dramatic improvements in the quality of human life across the globe. Wars between states are fought less frequently and are less lethal. Food is more plentiful and more easily accessed. In most parts of the world, birthrates are down and life expectancy up.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-27
    Routledge
    International Studies Intensives

  • Budgetary Politics in American Governments

    6th Edition

    By James J. Gosling

    This comprehensive book describes and analyzes the substance and politics of public budgeting at the national, state, and local levels of government. In doing so, it takes a comparative approach, illustrating the distinctiveness of budgeting at each level, as well as highlighting the features…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
    Routledge

  • Thinking About National Security

    Strategy, Policy, and Issues

    By Donald M. Snow

    A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2016 Perhaps the most basic national security question that U.S. leaders and the body politic continuously face is where and under what circumstances to consider and in some cases resort to the use of armed force to ensure the country’s safety and well-being…

    Paperback – 2015-07-24
    Routledge

  • In Search of Democracy

    By Larry Diamond

    This book evaluates the global status and prospects of democracy, with an emphasis on the quality of democratic institutions and the effectiveness of governance as key conditions for stable democracy. Bringing together a wide range of the author’s work over the past three decades, it advances a…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge

  • A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominations

    The Competition for Leadership

    By Wayne P. Steger

    Presidential nominations in the United States can sometimes seem like a media circus, over-hyped and overly speculative. Even informed citizens might be tempted to tune them out. Yet understanding the process, one distinct to American politics, is crucial for civic participation. If presidential…

    Paperback – 2015-04-08
    Routledge
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • The Middle East in the World

    An Introduction

    Edited by Lucia Volk

    The Middle East in the World offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the broader Middle East. After a brief introduction to the study of the region, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of Middle Eastern history; important historical narratives; and…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge
    Foundations in Global Studies

  • The Supreme Court in a Separation of Powers System

    The Nation's Balance Wheel

    By Richard Pacelle

    The U.S. Supreme Court is not a unitary actor and it does not function in a vacuum. It is part of an integrated political system in which its decisions and doctrine must be viewed in a broader context. In some areas, the Court is the lead policy maker. In other areas, the Court fills in the gaps of…

    Paperback – 2015-01-21
    Routledge

  • Conflict, Security and Development

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Danielle Beswick, Paul Jackson

    This textbook draws on academic theory, field research and policy developments to provide an overview of the connections between security and development, before, during and after conflict. This 2nd edition is revised and updated to take account of changes that have occurred in both policy and…

    Paperback – 2014-11-06
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Military Theory

    The dynamics of war

    By Jan Angstrom, J.J. Widen

    The book aims to provide the reader with a state-of-the-art introduction to classic and modern military theory. The text accounts for the most important theories within the field by developing and analyzing these theories, as well as problematizing both their normative and explanatory aims. While…

    Paperback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge

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