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Critical Concepts in Political Science

Critical Concepts in Political Science is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.

The series spans a broad range of titles with a number of collections covering key areas of this popular subject. Each of the Major Works collection within the series are edited by a leading scholar (or scholars). One of our most popular series, the next year is set to see a growing number of titles added, including Islamic Political and Social Movements.

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1-10 of 24 results in Critical Concepts in Political Science
  1. Citizenship

    Edited by Richard Bellamy, Madeleine Kennedy-Macfoy

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Citizenship, denoting full and active membership of the national and political community, has been recognized as a critical concept since ancient times. However, three key and related changes have occurred to each of the basic components of this concept that have altered dramatically to whom and to...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Politics and the Internet

    Edited by William H. Dutton

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE!(Valid until 3 months after publication) It is commonplace to observe that the Internet—and the dizzying technologies and applications which it continues to spawn—has revolutionized human communications. But, while the medium’s impact has apparently been immense, the...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Islamic Political and Social Movements

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    The growing importance of Islam in the world coincides with the growing interest by scholars in understanding Islam as a religion and its political and social influences. The geographic scope of Islam goes far beyond the Middle East, ranging from the Far East to sub-Saharan Africa.There is a vast...

    Published April 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Law and Politics

    Edited by Keith E. Whittington

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Law and politics are deeply intertwined. Law is an essential tool of government action, an instrument with which government tries to influence society. Law is also the means by which government itself is structured, regulated, and controlled. It is no surprise, then, that law is an important prize...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Political Knowledge

    Edited by Jeffrey Friedman, Shterna Friedman

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Since at least the time of Plato, political scientists and philosophers have been concerned about what citizens and rulers should know if they are to be governed—and govern—well. Moreover, the increasing complexity of modern societies has revivified thinking about and around the critical concept of...

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Al Qaeda

    Edited by Paul Cruickshank

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    This new Routledge Major Work collection of the best scholarly research and serious writing on Al Qaeda will be welcomed by researchers, students, and counter-terrorism specialists as the go-to resource. The gathered materials are mainly drawn from scholarly journals of the first rank and chapters...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. International Political Economy

    Edited by Benjamin J. Cohen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    International Political Economy is a thriving interdisciplinary area of study and research based on the combined insights of international economics and international relations theory. It has become one of the fastest growing fields of study in the social sciences, and this new title in the...

    Published April 5th 2011 by Routledge

  8. The European Union

    Edited by Simon Usherwood

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    In the fifty or so years since the Treaty of Rome, the European Union has evolved far beyond the scope of any other comparable entity. The EU is now a unique model of international cooperation and integration, and its reach extends into almost every sphere of the lives of its half a billion...

    Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  9. Islamic Political Thought and Governance

    Edited by Abdullah Saeed

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Islam has had a significant impact on world history, not only as a major religion that has directed the personal beliefs and actions of individuals, but also as the basis of a distinct system of government that has developed its own institutions, practices and philosophies. This new Routledge Major...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The West and the Middle East

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Political Science

    Why is the Middle East the only part of the world which has drawn the West into wars in the last thirty years? With a sequence of events since 1945, including the Six-Day War, the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, and the two Gulf wars, the Middle East has been the most important region of...

    Published October 17th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Peacebuilding
    Edited by Vincent Chetail, Oliver Jütersonke
    To Be Published July 16th 2014
  2. United Nations
    Edited by David Travers
    To Be Published December 31st 2014
  3. Radicalisation CC 4V
    Edited by Peter R. Neumann
    To Be Published April 14th 2015

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