Politics & International Relations: Introductory Politics

  • Introduction to Global Politics book cover

    Introduction to Global Politics

    3rd Edition

    By Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Taylor

    The fully updated third edition of Introduction to Global Politics continues to provide a vital resource for students looking to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory and political practice at individual, state,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23 

  • Political Illiberalism: A Defense of Freedom book cover

    Political Illiberalism

    A Defense of Freedom

    By Peter L.P. Simpson

    This book deconstructs the story of liberalism that John Rawls, author of Political Liberalism, and many others have put forward. Peter L.P. Simpson argues that political liberalism is despotic because it denies to politics a concern with the comprehensive human good; political illiberalism…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 

  • Making Accountability Work: Dilemmas for Evaluation and for Audit book cover

    Making Accountability Work

    Dilemmas for Evaluation and for Audit

    By Marie-Louise Bemelmans-Videc, Burt Perrin, Jeremy Lonsdale

    Like honesty and clean water, ""accountability"" is invariably seen as a good thing. Conversely, the absence of accountability is associated with most of the greatest abuses in human history. Accountability is thus closely linked with the exercise of power and the legitimacy of policies and those…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Comparative Policy Evaluation

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics

    Edited by Ruth Wodak, Bernhard Forchtner

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of this important and dynamic area of study and research. Language is indispensable to initiating, justifying, legitimatising and coordinating action as well as negotiating conflict and, as such, is intrinsically…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Dialectics in World Politics book cover

    Dialectics in World Politics

    Edited by Shannon Brincat

    This volume explores the conceptual, methodological and praxeological aspects of dialectical analysis in world politics. As dialectics has remained an under-theorised analytical tool in international relations, this volume provides a critical resource for those seeking to deploy dialectics in their…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Rethinking Globalizations

  • Word Plays: Collected Writings on Politics and Culture book cover

    Word Plays

    Collected Writings on Politics and Culture

    By Robert Brustein

    According to Robert Brustein, the theater should be taken seriously as one of the fine arts, but it should also be considered a means to reflect on our world, times, and culture from a different perspective. However, this presents a great challenge—the masses must come to appreciate the theater as…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03

  • Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army book cover

    Forced into Genocide

    Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army

    By Adrienne G. Alexanian

    This memoir recalls Yervant Alexanian’s death-defying experiences in the center of the Armenian Genocide. Like other Armenians of his generation, he was an eyewitness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and fellow countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I. Alexanian was conscripted…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03
    Genocide Studies

  • False Consciousness: An Essay on Mystification book cover

    False Consciousness

    An Essay on Mystification

    By Guenter Lewy

    In this book, Guenter Lewy explains and critiques the idea of false consciousness - that people living under capitalism do not know their best interests. This idea was prevalent in the writings of nineteenth century Marxism, modern communism, and the New Left. Lewy applies what German scholars call…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30

  • Presidential Relations with Congress book cover

    Presidential Relations with Congress

    By Richard S. Conley

    The presidential-congressional relationship is the most important and vivid of all the inter-branch relationships. It defines presidential activities, priorities, and successes. No president, from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, has been able to ignore or denigrate that relationship. …

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • God Wills it: Presidents and the Political Use of Religion book cover

    God Wills it

    Presidents and the Political Use of Religion

    By David O'Connell

    God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    American Presidents Series

  • The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World book cover

    The Art of Peace

    Engaging a Complex World

    By Juliana Geran Pilon

    Sun Tzu, author of 'The Art of War', believed that the acme of leadership consists in figuring out how to subdue the enemy with the least amount of fighting—a fact that America's Founders also understood, and practiced with astonishing success. For it to work, however, a people must possess both…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

  • Post-Liberalism: The Death of a Dream book cover


    The Death of a Dream

    By Melvyn L. Fein

    Liberalism is dying—despite its superficial appearance of vigour. Most of its adherents still believe it is the wave of the future, but they are clinging to a sinking dream. So says Melvyn L. Fein, who argues that almost none of liberalism's countless promises have come true. Under its auspices,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30

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