Introductory Politics Products

  • Introducing International Relations

    By Paul Sharp

    This exciting new textbook provides an accessible and lively introduction to international relations for students encountering the subject for the first time. Presenting complex ideas, concepts and arguments in a straightforward and conversational way, the textbook explains international relations…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18 

  • Politics UK

    9th Edition

    Edited by Bill Jones, Philip Norton, Oliver Daddow

    This revised and updated 9th edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive…

    Paperback – 2018-03-14 

  • 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 – 2018-01-11 

  • The New Custodians of the State

    Programmatic Elites in French Society

    By William Genieys

    The New Custodians of the State uses contemporary France to reassess sociological theories of political and policymaking elites. Based on detailed case studies drawn from social policy and national defense sectors, it concludes that a new type of sectorally-based elite has risen to prominence in…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 

  • Reflections on the Modern and the Global

    By Daniel Hood, Bruce Mazlish

    Over the past five hundred years, historians and other social scientists have perceived an extraordinary occurance: the transition from the Middle Ages, via the Renaissance, to modernity. Equally remarkable has been the transition taking place in the last fifty years from modernity to globalization…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 

  • 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 – 2017-11-21

  • 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 – 2017-11-10

  • The Complete Illustrated Book of Development Definitions

    4th Edition

    The latest edition of The Illustrated Book of Development Definitions breaks new ground. It addresses traditional and new planning problems: natural and industrial disasters such as hurricanes and oil spills; new housing types and living accommodations; changes in urban design and practice like new…

    Paperback – 2017-10-25

  • Questioning Authority

    Political Resistance and the Ethic of Natural Science

    By Diana M. Judd

    The West is currently witnessing the slow destruction of the classical liberal tradition. The casualties are reason, the willingness to question political or religious authority, and the validity of natural science. Replacing these are a crippling intellectual relativism, political apathy, and a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12

  • What Do We Owe Each Other?

    Rights and Obligations in Contemporary American Society

    Edited by Howard Rosenthal

    What Do We Owe Each Other? includes essays by some of the finest social and political policy researchers in the United States. They address critical issues in contemporary American society. These range from the making of public opinion, the nature of the presumed social contract between government…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12

  • The Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

    Edited by Samuel Totten

    Over the last twenty years the world has witnessed four major genocides. There was the genocide in Iraq (1988), in Rwanda (1994), in Srebrenica (1995), and in Darfur (2003 and continuing). Most observers agree there is an urgent need to assess the international community's efforts to prevent…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12

  • A Perfect Injustice

    Genocide and Theft of Armenian Wealth

    By Yair Auron

    Except for a short period after the end of the First World War and the ensuing armistice, Turkey has consistently denied that it ever employed a policy of intentional destruction of Armenians. Th e 1913-1914 census put the number of Armenians living in Turkey at close to two million. Today only a…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12

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