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The Routledge International Handbooks series provides a cutting-edge overview of classic research, current research and future trends in the social sciences. Each Handbook draws together up to 60 newly commissioned chapters to provide a comprehensive overview of a sub-discipline and an international team of contributors is specially chosen for their expertise and knowledge of each field.

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We’d like to draw your attention to a number of Politics reference titles published by Routledge. These titles are part of our Handbooks program, drawing together cutting edge, previously unpublished essays in politics and international relations. Each book is edited by acknowledged experts in the field, who tie together the various strands that the subject presents.
These books are ideal for any reference librarian seeking to add new material to their politics section, or for any academic library supporting a course in politics or international relations. For more details, please contact us at

A Handbook of Chinese International Relations

This Handbook, comprising around twenty-five chapters provided by numerous experts in the field, will prove invaluable to students of international affairs, academics, researchers, businesspeople and policy analysts. 

Handbook of US-Middle East Relations

The Handbook of US-Middle East Relations provides a thorough and up-to-date overview of contemporary US-Middle East relations in historical perspective.

The Global Arms Trade

The Global Arms Trade is a timely, comprehensive and in-depth study of this topic, providing a clear description and analysis of the demand for, and supply of, modern weapons systems, and assesses key issues of concern.

Handbook of Defence Politics

This unique combination of analytically detailed essays with statistics, glossary, and comprehensive bibliography make this title a unique one-stop reference source as well as a training and education guide on the politics of defense worldwide. Introductory and concluding essays are authored by the editors, to connect the overall conceptual framework with issues addressed in individual chapters.

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  1. Handbook of China's International Relations

    Edited by Shaun Breslin

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In a relatively short period of time, the study of China’s international relations has gone from being a topic that interested a fairly small group of scholars and analysts to one that is close to – if not actually at – the centre of academic and policy agendas. Moreover, it is not just the...

    Published July 12th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Global Arms Trade

    A Handbook

    Edited by Andrew T. H. Tan

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    The Global Arms Trade is written by a team of security experts drawn from around the world, analysing a phenomenon which has continued to flourish despite the end of the Cold War and the preoccupation with global terrorism after 11 September 2001. It provides a clear description and analysis of the...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Handbook of US-Middle East Relations

    Formative Factors and Regional Perspectives

    Edited by Robert E. Looney

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    One of the main tasks facing the Barack Obama Administration in the USA is that of improving the image of the country in the Middle East region. During the George W. Bush Administration, US relations with most countries in the region declined to an all-time low. There is, among the general publics...

    Published September 4th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Handbook of Defence Politics

    International and Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Isaiah "Ike" Wilson III, James J.F. Forrest

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Issues of defence politics and policy have long been at the forefront of political agendas and defining of international affairs. However, the dramatic changes to the global system that have taken place since the end of the Cold War and parrticularly since the terror attacks on the USA on 11...

    Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge