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New Politics & IR Textbooks

Global Politics

This is just a selection of our recently published Politics & IR textbooks, including titles by Cal Jillson, Mark Eric Williams and Daniel C. Hellinger among others. Scroll down to click the links and read more, or request a complimentary exam copy.

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  1. Comparative Politics of Latin America

    Democracy at Last?

    By Daniel C. Hellinger

    This text offers a unique balance of comparative politics theory and interdisciplinary country-specific context, of a thematic organization and in-depth country case studies, of culture and economics, of scholarship and pedagogy. No other textbook draws on such a diverse range of scholarly...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Understanding U.S.-Latin American Relations

    Theory and History

    By Mark Eric Williams

    This book examines U.S.–Latin American relations from an historical, contemporary, and theoretical perspective. By drawing examples from the distant and more recent past—and interweaving history with theory—Williams illustrates the enduring principles of International Relations theory and provides...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Introduction to Global Politics

    2nd Edition

    By Richard W. Mansbach, Kirsten L. Taylor

    Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Introduction to Global Politics places an increased emphasis on the themes of continuity and change. It continues to explain global politics using an historical approach, firmly linking history with the events of today. By integrating theory&...

    Published December 4th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Texas Politics

    Governing the Lone Star State, 3rd Edition

    By Cal Jillson

    Approaching the politics of the Lone Star State from historical, developmental, and analytical perspectives, Cal Jillson's text avoids partisanship, ideology, and gimmicks to provide the most comprehensive, readable, and accurate brief description of Texas politics available today. Throughout the...

    Published February 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Conflict Management in Divided Societies

    Theories and Practice

    Edited by Stefan Wolff, Christalla Yakinthou

    This exciting and innovative new textbook takes a multi-perspective approach to the study of conflict management in divided societies. Offering a wide range of perspectives from the leading experts in the field, the work explains conflict management from the viewpoint of the political...

    Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge

  6. Digital Governance

    New Technologies for Improving Public Service and Participation

    By Michael E. Milakovich

    The application of digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) to reform governmental structures, politics, and public administration is widely and perhaps naively viewed as the twenty-first century "savior," the enlightened way to reinvigorate democracy and improve the quality of...

    Published September 26th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Evaluating Democratic Innovations

    Curing the Democratic Malaise?

    Edited by Kenneth Newton, Brigitte Geissel

    In the face of increasing political disenchantment, many Western governments have experimented, with innovations which aim to enhance the working and quality of democracy as well as increasing citizens’ political awareness and understanding of political matters. This text is the most...

    Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Federalism and the Making of America

    By David Brian Robertson

    Though Americans rarely appreciate it, federalism has profoundly shaped their nation’s past, present, and future. Federalism—the division of government authority between the national government and the states—affects the prosperity, security, and daily life of every American. In this nuanced and...

    Published August 8th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Foreign Policy Analysis

    New Approaches

    By Chris Alden, Amnon Aran

    This exciting new book aims to re-invigorate the conversation between foreign policy analysis and international relations. It opens up the discussion, situating existing debates in foreign policy in relation to contemporary concerns in international relations, and provide a concise and accessible...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Humanitarianism Contested

    Where Angels Fear to Tread

    By Michael Barnett, Thomas G. Weiss

    Series: Global Institutions

    This book provides a succinct but sophisticated understanding of humanitarianism and insight into the on-going dilemmas and tensions that have accompanied it since its origins in the early nineteenth century. Combining theoretical and historical exposition with a broad range of contemporary case...

    Published February 17th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Judging Law and Policy

    Courts and Policymaking in the American Political System

    By Robert M. Howard, Amy Steigerwalt

    To what extent do courts make social and public policy and influence policy change? This innovative text analyzes this question generally and in seven distinct policy areas that play out in both federal and state courts—tax policy, environmental policy, reproductive rights, sex equality,...

    Published August 7th 2011 by Routledge

  12. The Obama Presidency

    Change and Continuity

    Edited by Andrew Dowdle, Dirk C. van Raemdonck, Robert Maranto

    At his inauguration, President Barack Obama was seemingly poised to become America's strongest and most influential president since Ronald Reagan. However, President Obama's first two years in office has led to some notable surprises. What accounts for the political stability and change...

    Published June 27th 2011 by Routledge

  13. The Politics of the New Germany

    2nd Edition

    By Simon Green, Dan Hough, Alister Miskimmon

    The Politics of the New Germany continues to provide the most comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date textbook on contemporary German Politics. The text takes a new approach to understanding politics in the post-unification Federal Republic. Assuming only elementary knowledge, it focuses on a...

    Published September 28th 2011 by Routledge