Politics

Our Routledge Politics Handbooks showcase the best in cutting-edge research across the entire subject area from established sub-disciplines to emerging areas. They document where an area has come from - and indicate where it is going to - with unrivalled breadth and depth. Our titles in comparative politics have excellent coverage of Europe, Britain, the US, Latin America and Asia, our titles within international relations address all the main sub fields from IPE to international law, whilst our coverage of public policy and admin is growing rapidly. This subject’s full title listing can be downloaded here. As long as there are a minimum of titles available within a subject area then these titles can be purchased within a Subject Collection. New Subject Collections are created annually as new titles are added to the platform.



While the EU has championed "effective multilateralism" and experienced a dramatic internal reform process to improve its performance in external relations, broader multilateral processes have also un...
This Handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the policy process.
This Handbook brings together scholars whose essays discuss significant issues with regard to international organization as a process and international organizations as institutions.
Transnational organized crime crosses borders, challenges States, exploits individuals, pursues profit, wrecks economies, destroys civil society, and ultimately weakens global democracy.
This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics.
With the Obama campaign universally acknowledged as the most successfully marketed presidential campaign of all time, the future of political marketing is fiercely contested, provoking a wealth of hig...
Almost all states are either federal or regionalized in some sense.
A definitive global survey of the interaction of race, ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends theoretically grounded, rigorous analysis with empirical illustrations, to provide a st...
The Routledge Handbook of International Law provides a definitive global survey of the interaction of international politics and international law.
No nation has maintained such an immense stature in world politics as the United States has since the Cold War’s end.
There is an ever-burgeoning number of books analyzing the Russian experience, or aspects of it.
Latin America has been one of the critical areas in the study of comparative politics.
This exciting new handbook provides a global overview of the process of democratization, offering chapter by chapter discussion at both the country and regional levels and examining the interaction be...
Providing a comprehensive and cutting edge examination of this important continent, Routledge Handbook of African Politics surveys the key debates and controversies, dealing with each of the major iss...
Despite post-Cold War arguments about their demise, ‘Great Powers’ not only continue to thrive, with lesser Powers they form the basis of the constellation of global politics.
The Routledge Handbook of German Politics and Culture offers a wide-ranging and authoritative account of Germany in the 21st century.
The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions (HCPI) is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to our accumulated knowledge and the cutting edge of scholarship about polit...
The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years.
Since the Treaty of the European Union was ratified in 1993, the European Union has become an important factor in an ever-increasing number of regimes of pooled sovereignty.
The study of the International Political Economy (IPE), like the IPE itself, is plural and unbounded.
The Handbook of Election Coverage Around the World focuses on the news coverage of national elections in democracies around the globe.
The politics of the internet has entered the social science mainstream.
This rigorous but very accessible guide to the main concepts and techniques of policy analysis is intended for students and in-service professionals who want to become more efficient and effective in ...
The Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy provides a comprehensive overview of public diplomacy and national image and perception management, from the efforts to foster pro-West sentiment during the ...
The Routledge Handbook of Political Management is a comprehensive overview of the field of applied politics, encompassing political consulting, campaigns and elections, lobbying and advocacy, grass ro...
The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Italy provides a comprehensive account of Italy and Italian politics in the 21st Century.
The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology presents a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the rapidly growing field of political ecology.
Interpretive political science focuses on the meanings that shape actions and institutions, and the ways in which they do so.
Since the early 1990s, a series of major scandals in both the financial and most especially the political world has resulted in close attention being paid to the issue of corruption and its links to p...
The Routledge Handbook of European Elections explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliament’s (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979.
This handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the politics of technology.
The World Social Forum (WSF) has become the focus for a diverse array of movements advancing alternative visions of globalisation.
Social media are now widely used for political protests, campaigns, and communication in developed and developing nations, but available research has not yet paid sufficient attention to experiences b...
The Ashgate Research Companion to Chinese Foreign Policy draws out the full range of topics and issues that characterise China's external affairs.
A definitive global survey of the interaction of ethnicity, nationalism and politics, this handbook blends rigorous theoretically grounded analysis with empirically rich illustrations to provide a sta...
This collection provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of current research in the field of New Public Management (NPM) reform.
Since the late 1980s, critical geopolitics has gone from being a radical critical perspective on the disciplines of political geography and international relations theory to becoming a recognised area...
This volume provides a state of the art review of current thinking on the full range of trade policy issues, addressing the economic and political dimensions of international trade policy.
While skepticism about the role of moral considerations in international politics has been influential within the discipline of international relations (IR), those writing on topics such as war, peace...
This comprehensive research companion examines the theory, practice and historical development of the principle of federalism from the ancient period to the contemporary world.
How do non-state actors matter in international relations? This volume recognizes three types of non-state actor: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and tran...
Discussing the major theories of political leadership with a focus on contemporary challenges that political leaders face worldwide, this research companion provides a comprehensive and up-to-date res...
'Democratization' is a concept often used in academic book titles, yet not many of them deal with the initial breakthrough of democratization.
EU studies increasingly recognize the salience of new regional insights.
Global health has emerged as a distinct field of academic research and professional activity.
Examining the past, present and future formulation and implementation of US foreign policy, this research companion provides a range of interpretations of the topic so that the reader comes away with ...
The Routledge Companion to Cinema and Politics brings together forty essays by leading film scholars and filmmakers in order to discuss the complex relationship between cinema and politics.
Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political.
The Routledge Handbook of Soft Power is the first volume to offer a comprehensive and detailed picture of soft power and associated forms of public diplomacy.
There is growing concern that welfare states are inefficient, unsustainable and lack popular support.
Secession is a detachment of a territory from an existing state with the aim of creating a new state on the detached territory.
The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Policy and Administration is a comprehensive leading-edge guide for students, scholars and practitioners of public policy and administration.
Resilience is increasingly discussed as a key concept across many fields of international policymaking from sustainable development and climate change, insecurity, conflict and terrorism to urban and ...
This handbook presents in a comprehensive, concise and accessible overview, the emerging field of international political sociology.
The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences.
The explosive growth in information technology has ushered in unparalleled new opportunities for advancing public service.
This Handbook provides the most comprehensive overview of the role of electoral advertising on television and new forms of advertising in countries from all parts of the world currently available.
This Handbook presents the first comprehensive study of policy analytical practices in comparative perspective.
The political economy of research and innovation (R&I) is one of the central issues of the early twenty-first century.
The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics is a comprehensive overview of Scandinavian politics provided by leading experts in the field and covering the polity, the politics and the policy of Sc...
Since the advent of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, a key turning point in terms of the crystallisation of opposition towards the European Union (EU), Euroscepticism has become a transnational phenomenon.
The Mediterranean space, defined by a major sea, a large number of littoral countries and to some extent their hinterlands, is at the same time an interface between Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics is an authoritative overview that will help a wide readership develop an understanding of the region in all its political, economic, and social complex...
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of this important and dynamic area of study and research.
The study of elections, voting behavior and public opinion are arguably among the most prominent and intensively researched sub-fields within Political Science.
This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia.
Asia is a complex and diverse continent, which has seen the scope and pace of transformation increase rapidly over the past 30 years.
Interest in social science and empirical analyses of law, courts and specifically the politics of judges has never been higher or more salient.
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