Textbooks: Area Studies

  • Understanding Politics in Pakistan book cover

    Understanding Politics in Pakistan

    By Mariam Mufti

    The world watches political developments in Pakistan attentively but also with a great deal of consternation. Pakistan’s location neighbouring Afghanistan, Iran, India and China makes it a critical geostrategic flashpoint. This also partially explains why Pakistan is simultaneously seen as a state…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 

  • Italian Democracy: How it Works book cover

    Italian Democracy

    How it Works

    By Gianfranco Pasquino

    This textbook, from one of Italy’s most eminent scholars, provides broad coverage and critique of Italian politics and society. Providing the readers with the knowledge necessary to understand the working of the Italian political system, it also offers answers to some of the most important…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 

  • The USA and Canada 2019 book cover

    The USA and Canada 2019

    21st Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

      Combining impartial analysis with reliable facts and figures, this fully revised and updated 21st edition provides up-to-date commentary on these vast North American nations. General Survey Essays by leading experts analyse topics of regional importance, including: - US-Canadian integration…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13 
    USA and Canada

  • Race and Africa: Cultural and Historical Legacies book cover

    Race and Africa

    Cultural and Historical Legacies

    By Jemima Pierre

    Beginning with the premise that race is a global phenomenon configured in the political context of European empire, this book presents studies of historical and contemporary race making on--and about--the African continent. It argues that Africa remains a key cite for understanding the development…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

  • The History of Africa: The Quest for Eternal Harmony book cover

    The History of Africa

    The Quest for Eternal Harmony, 3rd Edition

    By Molefi Kete Asante

    Authoritative and comprehensive, this book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day―using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey that…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 

  • 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 – 2018-11-20 

  • Mexican Politics: Institutions, Political Economy, and Globalization book cover

    Mexican Politics

    Institutions, Political Economy, and Globalization

    By Todd A. Eisenstadt

    Mexican Politics offers an accessible and timely introduction to politics in Mexico through a concise text with supplemental readings and case studies that allow students to explore key topics in depth. One of the United States’ most important trading partners, Mexico is an important international…

    Paperback – 2018-11-15 

  • Western Europe 2019 book cover

    Western Europe 2019

    21st Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    The definitive survey of the countries and territories of Western Europe, comprising expert analysis and commentary, up-to-date economic and socio-political data and extensive directory information. General Survey Essays by leading experts on the area cover issues of regional importance. Country…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Western Europe

  • The Far East and Australasia 2019 book cover

    The Far East and Australasia 2019

    50th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    This comprehensive survey of the countries of East and South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, along with 22 Pacific islands, fully revised to reflect current economic and political developments, is an essential resource for the Asia-Pacific region. Calendar of Political Events A calendar of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-08 
    The Far East and Australasia

  • The Middle East and North Africa 2019 book cover

    The Middle East and North Africa 2019

    65th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Now in its sixty-fifth edition, this title continues to provide the most up-to-date geopolitical and economic information for this important world area. Key Features: - covers the Middle East and North Africa from Algeria to Yemen - includes topical contributions from acknowledged experts on…

    Hardback – 2018-11-02 
    The Middle East and North Africa

  • A History of West Africa book cover

    A History of West Africa

    By Akanmu Adebayo

    This textbook provides students with a comprehensive and engaging narrative of the history of West Africa from the earliest times to the present. Based on several decades of research and teaching on Africa, the book exposes students and readers to a more balanced history of West Africa. The content…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 

  • Understanding Contemporary Brazil book cover

    Understanding Contemporary Brazil

    By Jeff Garmany, Anthony W. Pereira

    Brazil has famously been dubbed a country of contradictions, or even of bipolarity. To people on the outside looking in, it can be puzzling that a country can champion freedom so fiercely in an environment of political repression and mass incarceration, emphasise national unity despite massive…

    Paperback – 2018-10-31 

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