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Political Theory Courses

Welcome to our Political Theory publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends


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Introduction to International Development: Approaches, Actors, Issues, and Practice

Fourth Edition

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Paul A. Haslam, Jessica Schafer, and Pierre Beaudet

May 2021

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Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Erica Chenoweth

March 2021

A sweeping review of civil resistance throughout history and in the present moment

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Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights

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Lawrence O. Gostin and Benjamin Mason Meier

July 2020

Human rights are essential to global health, yet rising threats in an increasingly divided world are challenging the progressive evolution of health-related human rights.

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The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Scott J. Shackelford

June 2020

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Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race

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Hannah L. Walker

May 2020

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Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

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Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

March 2020

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Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes

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Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Natasha Lindstaedt, and Erica Frantz

January 2020

The only introduction to cover the full spectrum of political systems--from democracy to dictatorship and the growing number of systems that fall between--equipping readers to think critically about democracy's future trajectory

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Issues in Political Theory

Fourth Edition

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Catriona McKinnon, Robert Jubb, and Patrick Tomlin

May 2019

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Current Debates in Peace and Conflict Studies

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Houston Wood

October 2017

Accessible, contemporary readings on key controversies and debates in peace and conflict studies

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Political Ideologies

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Paul Wetherly

July 2017

The most practically applied approach to political ideologies

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Approaches to Peace

Fourth Edition

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David P. Barash

July 2017

Featuring both classic and contemporary selections, this unique anthology provides an interdisciplinary collection of work in peace and conflict studies

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Politics in the Developing World

Fifth Edition

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Peter Burnell, Vicky Randall, and Lise Rakner

May 2017

The only introduction to politics in the developing world to combine theoretical approaches, society-state relations, and policies with a series of illustrative country-based case studies

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Human Rights: Politics and Practice

Third Edition

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Michael Goodhart

June 2016

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American Political Thought

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Keith E. Whittington

January 2016

Traces the history of American political thought through a collection of essential writings, speeches, judicial opinions, and other political documents

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Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm

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Jennifer Y. Abbott, Todd F. McDorman, David M. Timmerman...

October 2015

The best text for teaching effective public speaking, deliberation, and rhetorical analysis for meaningful democratic participation

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Democratic Theory: Essays in Retrieval

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C.B. Macpherson

November 2014

A new, affordable edition of a long out-of-print yet foundational work on political philosophy, featuring a new introduction by Frank Cunningham of the University of Toronto

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American Foreign Policy: Theoretical Essays

Seventh Edition

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G. John Ikenberry and Peter Trubowitz

October 2014

Featuring both classic and contemporary essays by top scholars, this anthology helps students understand the forces that shape the field of foreign policy analysis

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The Character of Democracy: How Institutions Shape Politics

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Richard A. Clucas and Melody Ellis Valdini

January 2014

Taking an analytical and scholarly approach, this book provides a uniquely comprehensive overview of the major democratic institutions around the world

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International Human Rights

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Philip Alston and Ryan Goodman

September 2012

This definitive work in international human rights provides a comprehensive analysis of this wide and diverse subject area

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Ethics and World Politics

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Duncan Bell

May 2010

Drawing together distinguished scholars from around the world, this cutting-edge text explores the ethical dimensions of some of the most complex problems in world politics.

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