40Key Textbooks

  • Public Policy and Private Interest: Ideas, Self-Interest and Ethics in Public Policy book cover

    Public Policy and Private Interest

    Ideas, Self-Interest and Ethics in Public Policy

    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

  • Analyzing American Democracy: Politics and Political Science book cover

    Analyzing American Democracy

    Politics and Political Science, 2nd Edition

    By Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith

    How can political science help you understand the world you live in? Modern approaches to the study of politics analyze why Congress, the president, the courts, and other political actors do what they do. Learning to think critically about power, institutions, and rules helps citizens engage…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism: The Key Concepts book cover

    Neoliberalism

    The Key Concepts

    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

  • An Introduction to African Politics book cover

    An Introduction to African Politics

    4th Edition

    By Alex Thomson

    The fourth edition of An Introduction to African Politics is an ideal textbook for those new to the study of this fascinating continent. It gets to the heart of the politics of this part of the world. How is modern Africa still influenced by its colonial past? How do strong ethnic and religious…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22
    Routledge

  • Problem Solving with the Private Sector: A Public Solutions Handbook book cover

    Problem Solving with the Private Sector

    A Public Solutions Handbook

    Edited by Daniel E. Bromberg

    Problem Solving with the Private Sector presents advice and solutions for fruitful government–business alliances from the perspective of everyday public management. With a focus on job training, economic development, regulation, and finance and innovation, each chapter discusses a traditional tool…

    Paperback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism book cover

    Terrorism and Counterterrorism

    5th Edition

    By Brigitte L Nacos

    Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the age of ISIS/ISIL, Terrorism and Counterterrorism investigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. In this comprehensive and highly readable text, renowned expert Brigitte…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24
    Routledge

  • Women's Rights in the USA: Policy Debates and Gender Roles book cover

    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

  • Latin America and the Caribbean in the Global Context: Why care about the Americas? book cover

    Latin America and the Caribbean in the Global Context

    Why care about the Americas?

    By Betty Horwitz, Bruce M. Bagley

    Current perspectives on Latin America’s role in the world tend to focus on one question: Why is Latin America always falling behind? Analysts and scholars offer answers grounded in history, economic underdevelopment, or democratic consolidation. Bagley and Horwitz, however, shift the central…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10
    Routledge

  • The Long Battle for Global Governance book cover

    The Long Battle for Global Governance

    By Stephen Buzdugan, Anthony Payne

    The Long Battle for Global Governance charts the manner in which largely excluded countries, variously described as ‘ex-colonial’, ‘underdeveloped’, ‘developing’, ‘Third World’ and lately ‘emerging’, have challenged their relationship with the dominant centres of power and major institutions of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • New Directions in Public Opinion book cover

    New Directions in Public Opinion

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Adam J. Berinsky

    The field of public opinion is one of the most diverse in political science. Over the last 60 years, scholars have drawn upon the disciplines of psychology, economics, sociology, and even biology to learn how ordinary people come to understand the complicated business of politics. But much of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge
    New Directions in American Politics

  • Government Contracting: A Public Solutions Handbook book cover

    Government Contracting

    A Public Solutions Handbook

    Edited by Robert A Shick

    Government contracting is one of the most important issues facing federal, state, and local governments. As governments contend with lower tax revenues and a growing belief that smaller government is better government, contracting has become a fundamental means of providing goods and services to…

    Paperback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Elections: Empowering Democracy in America book cover

    A Citizen's Guide to U.S. Elections

    Empowering Democracy in America

    By Costas Panagopoulos, Aaron C. Weinschenk

    Political observers routinely lament that American democracy is broken, and many of them blame electoral malfunction. But is the system really broken? Panagopoulos and Weinschenk make the case that citizens are empowered to fix what’s wrong with electoral politics and renew democracy in America,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02
    Routledge
    Citizen Guides to Politics and Public Affairs

  • Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors: A Public Solutions Handbook book cover

    Innovation in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

    A Public Solutions Handbook

    Edited by Patria De Lancer Julnes, Ed Gibson

    In the organizational context, the word "innovation" is often associated with private sector organizations, which are often perceived as more agile, adaptable, and able to withstand change than government agencies and nonprofit organizations. But the reality is that, while they may struggle, public…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Is Voting for Young People? book cover

    Is Voting for Young People?

    4th Edition

    By Martin P. Wattenberg

    In 2008, everyone expected young people to turn out to vote in record numbers for the first youthful, hip, new media-savvy, African American presidential candidate in history. They didn’t. When Obama ran for re-election, he targeted young voters and they still didn’t come to the polls in…

    Paperback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge

  • Muslim Democracy: Politics, Religion and Society in Indonesia, Turkey and the Islamic World book cover

    Muslim Democracy

    Politics, Religion and Society in Indonesia, Turkey and the Islamic World

    By Edward Schneier

    Muslim Democracy explores the relationship between politics and religion in forty-seven Muslim-majority countries, focusing especially on those with democratic experience, such as Indonesia and Turkey, and drawing comparisons with their regional, non-Islamic counterparts.  Unlike most studies of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-20
    Routledge

  • Rethinking American Electoral Democracy book cover

    Rethinking American Electoral Democracy

    3rd Edition

    By Matthew J. Streb

    While frustration with various aspects of American democracy abound in the United States, there is little agreement over—or even understanding of—what kinds of changes would make the system more effective and increase political participation. Matthew J. Streb sheds much-needed light on all the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

  • Partnership Governance in Public Management: A Public Solutions Handbook book cover

    Partnership Governance in Public Management

    A Public Solutions Handbook

    By Seth A. Grossman, Marc Holzer

    The ability to create and sustain partnerships is a skill and a strategic capacity that utilizes the strengths and offsets the weaknesses of each actor. Partnerships between the public and private sectors allow each to enjoy the benefits of the other: the public sector benefits from increased…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • Public Administration: An Introduction book cover

    Public Administration

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Marc Holzer, Richard W Schwester

    Marc Holzer and Richard W. Schwester have written a fresh and highly engaging textbook for the introductory course in Public Administration. Their coverage is both comprehensive and cutting-edge, including not only all the basic topics (OT, budgeting, HRM), but also reflecting new realities in…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16
    Routledge

  • The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture book cover

    The Hollywood War Machine

    U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Carl Boggs, Pollard Tom

    The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published. Within the Hollywood movie community, there has not been even the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-16
    Routledge

  • American Judicial Process: Myth and Reality in Law and Courts book cover

    American Judicial Process

    Myth and Reality in Law and Courts

    By Pamela C. Corley, Artemus Ward, Wendy L. Martinek

    This text is a general introduction to American judicial process. The authors cover the major institutions, actors, and processes that comprise the U.S. legal system, viewed from a political science perspective. Grounding their presentation in empirical social science terms, the authors identify…

    Paperback – 2015-10-09
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making book cover

    An Introduction to the Policy Process

    Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making, 4th Edition

    By Thomas A Birkland

    The fourth edition of this widely-used text relates theory to practice in the public policy process. In a clear, conversational style, author Tom Birkland conveys the best current thinking on the policy process with an emphasis on accessibility and synthesis. This new edition has been reorganized…

    Paperback – 2015-09-02
    Routledge

  • Myth and Reality in International Politics: Meeting Global Challenges through Collective Action book cover

    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

  • Texas Politics: Governing the Lone Star State book cover

    Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 5th Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    The fifth edition of this popular text is now expanded and updated to better fit the needs of a stand-alone Texas Politics course. Jillson continues to approach the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, while giving students the most…

    Paperback – 2015-08-07
    Routledge

  • Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics as if All People Mattered book cover

    Gender, Development and Globalization

    Economics as if All People Mattered, 2nd Edition

    By Lourdes Beneria, Günseli Berik, Maria Floro

    Gender, Development, and Globalization is the leading primer on global feminist economics and development. Lourdes Benería, a pioneer in the field of feminist economics, is joined in this second edition by Gunseli Berik and Maria Floro to update the text to reflect the major theoretical, empirical,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge

  • In Search of Democracy book cover

    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

  • The Development of the American Presidency book cover

    The Development of the American Presidency

    2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Ellis

    A full understanding of the institution of the American presidency requires us to examine how it developed from the founding to the present. This developmental lens, analyzing how historical turns have shaped the modern institution, allows for a richer, more nuanced understanding beyond the current…

    Paperback – 2015-06-29
    Routledge

  • Strategy and Politics: An Introduction to Game Theory book cover

    Strategy and Politics

    An Introduction to Game Theory

    By Emerson Niou, Peter C. Ordeshook

    Strategy and Politics: An Introduction to Game Theory is designed to introduce students with no background in formal theory to the application of game theory to modeling political processes. This accessible text covers the essential aspects of game theory while keeping the reader constantly in…

    Paperback – 2015-05-27
    Routledge

  • A Citizen's Guide to Presidential Nominations: The Competition for Leadership book cover

    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

  • Understanding Political Science Statistics using Stata: A Manual with Exercises book cover

    Understanding Political Science Statistics using Stata

    A Manual with Exercises

    By Ellen Seljan, Peter Galderisi

    This manual walks students through the procedures for analysis in Stata and provides exercises that go hand-in-hand with online data sets. The manual complements the textbook Understanding Political Science Statistics: Observations and Expectations in Political Analysis, by Peter Galderisi, making…

    Paperback – 2015-04-06
    Routledge

  • How Parliament Works book cover

    How Parliament Works

    7th Edition

    By Robert Rogers, Rhodri Walters

    Written by expert insiders, How Parliament Works is a straightforward and readable analysis of one of the country's most complex – and often misunderstood – institutions. Covering every aspect of the work, membership and structures of both Houses, this key text provides a unique insight into the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge

  • Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? book cover

    Latin American Democracy

    Emerging Reality or Endangered Species?, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Richard L. Millett, Jennifer S. Holmes, Orlando J. Pérez

    More than thirty years have passed since Latin America began the arduous task of transitioning from military-led rule to democracy. In this time, more countries have moved toward the institutional bases of democracy than at any time in the region’s history. Nearly all countries have held free,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-25
    Routledge

  • The New Public Service: Serving, Not Steering book cover

    The New Public Service

    Serving, Not Steering, 4th Edition

    By Janet V. Denhardt, Robert B. Denhardt

    The New Public Service: Serving, not Steering provides a framework for the many voices calling for the reaffirmation of democratic values, citizenship, and service in the public interest. It is organized around a set of seven core principles: (1) serve citizens, not customers; (2) seek the public…

    Paperback – 2015-03-16
    Routledge

  • International Judicial Institutions: The architecture of international justice at home and abroad book cover

    International Judicial Institutions

    The architecture of international justice at home and abroad, 2nd Edition

    By Richard J. Goldstone, Adam M. Smith

    This fully-updated and much expanded second edition provides a much needed, short and accessible introduction to the current debates in international humanitarian law. Written by a former UN Chief Prosecutor and a leading international law expert, this book analyses the legal and political…

    Paperback – 2015-03-12
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • The Imperfect Primary: Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics book cover

    The Imperfect Primary

    Oddities, Biases, and Strengths of U.S. Presidential Nomination Politics, 2nd Edition

    By Barbara Norrander

    The complex and ever-changing rules governing American presidential nomination contests are continuously up for criticism, but there is little to no consensus on exactly what the problems are, or on how to fix them. The evolving system is hardly rational because it was never carefully planned. So…

    Paperback – 2015-03-06
    Routledge
    Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

  • Urban Politics: Cities and Suburbs in a Global Age book cover

    Urban Politics

    Cities and Suburbs in a Global Age, 9th Edition

    By Myron Levine

    This popular text mixes classic theory and research on urban politics with the most recent developments and data in urban and metropolitan affairs. Its balanced and realistic approach helps students understand the nature of urban politics and the difficulty of finding effective "solutions" in a…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Technology and Public Management book cover

    Technology and Public Management

    By Alan R. Shark

    At last, here is a textbook that covers the field of technology and public management in an informative and engaging style. Ever since the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration required greater infusion of technology into the curriculum, faculty and administrators…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Political Theory book cover

    Introduction to Political Theory

    3rd Edition

    By John Hoffman, Paul Graham

    Introduction to Political Theory is a text for the 21st century. It shows students why an understanding of theory is crucial to an understanding of issues and events in a rapidly shifting global political landscape. Bringing together classic and contemporary political concepts and ideologies into…

    Paperback – 2015-02-25
    Routledge

  • European Union: Power and policy-making book cover

    European Union

    Power and policy-making, 4th Edition

    Edited by Jeremy Richardson, Sonia Mazey

    A key textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of contemporary European politics, European Union: Power and policy-making 4th edition offers a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the European Union policy process. Intended to advance understanding of the EU as a now mature and…

    Paperback – 2015-02-20
    Routledge

  • International Political Economy book cover

    International Political Economy

    5th Edition

    By Thomas Oatley

    Broadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, International Political Economy holistically and accessibly introduces the field of IPE to students with limited background in political theory, history, and economics.This text surveys major interests…

    Paperback – 2013-11-01
    Routledge

  • Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice book cover

    Policy Analysis

    Concepts and Practice, 5th Edition

    By David L. Weimer, Aidan R. Vining

    Updated in a new 5th edition, this book lays a strong conceptual foundation to understanding the rationales of and limitations to public policy. It gives practical advice about how to do policy analysis while demonstrating the application of advanced analytical techniques through case study…

    Paperback – 2010-03-01
    Routledge