Politics & International Relations: Featured Books for Professionals

9Featured Books for Professionals

  • Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century book cover

    Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century

    1st Edition

    By Tim Bale, Paul Webb, Monica Poletti

    This accessible, rigorously researched and highly revealing book lifts the lid on political party membership. It represents the first in-depth study of six of the UK's biggest parties – Labour, the Conservatives, the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, UK Independence Party …

    Paperback – 2019-08-12

  • Understanding the Humanitarian World book cover

    Understanding the Humanitarian World

    1st Edition

    By Daniel G Maxwell, Kirsten Gelsdorf

    Conflict and disaster have been part of human history for as long as it has been recorded. Over time, more mechanisms for responding to crises have developed and become more systematized. Today a large and complex ‘global humanitarian response system’ made up of a multitude of local, national and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-17
    Global Institutions

  • The Policy Design Primer: Choosing the Right Tools for the Job book cover

    The Policy Design Primer

    Choosing the Right Tools for the Job, 1st Edition

    By Michael Howlett

    The Policy Design Primer is a concise and practical introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Guiding students through the study of the instruments used by governments in carrying out their tasks, adapting to, and altering their environments, this book…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13
    Routledge Textbooks in Policy Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Brexit

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Diamond, Peter Nedergaard, Ben Rosamond

    The surprise decision expressed by the British people in the referendum held in June 2016 to leave the European Union was remarkable. It also presents a "natural experiment" where the exposure of a society to an extraordinary event allows scholars to observe, in real time in the real world, the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • How Parliament Works book cover

    How Parliament Works

    8th Edition

    By Nicolas Besly, Tom Goldsmith, Robert Rogers, Rhodri Walters

    Parliament is constantly in the news and televised daily, but much of its work remains a mystery to outsiders and is sometimes perplexing even to its own members. Written by expert insiders, How Parliament Works is a straightforward and readable analysis of one of the country’s most complex – and…

    Paperback – 2018-11-15

  • Global Business Associations book cover

    Global Business Associations

    1st Edition

    By Karsten Ronit

    Global business tends to be perceived as a number of individual but powerful multinational corporations, capable of controlling markets and influencing political decisions; in fact, global business is highly organized through a plethora of associations that bring together competing companies and…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15
    Global Institutions

  • Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and Geo-Politics: Pathways to Influence book cover

    Think Tanks, Foreign Policy and Geo-Politics

    Pathways to Influence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donald E. Abelson, Stephen Brooks, Xin Hua

    Questions about the role and influence of think tanks in matters of foreign policy and geopolitics are both timely and important. The reconfiguration of global power, explosion of social media, shifts away from traditional print and oral-based ways of imparting knowledge, and the dramatic increase…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14

  • The Struggle for Labour's Soul: Understanding Labour's Political Thought Since 1945 book cover

    The Struggle for Labour's Soul

    Understanding Labour's Political Thought Since 1945, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Matt Beech, Kevin Hickson, Raymond Plant

    The election of the most left-wing Labour Party Leader since 1945, followed by the Party's third consecutive general election defeat and the ongoing cultural divisions around Brexit present an ideal opportunity for a thorough re-evaluation of the state of the Party within its broader ideological…

    Paperback – 2018-06-26
    Routledge Studies in British Politics

  • Global Think Tanks: Policy Networks and Governance book cover

    Global Think Tanks

    Policy Networks and Governance, 1st Edition

    By James G. McGann

    Global Think Tanks provides a clear description of and context for the global proliferation of think tanks. Whilst these institutions are still relatively new players in global and national politics, they are becoming a significant source of strength in an increasingly transnational and less…

    Paperback – 2010-12-03
    Global Institutions