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International Order: A Political History

International Order: A Political History

Stephen A. Kocs

Where does international order come from? How is it established and maintained? Why does it break down? With every sovereign state its own master, how can order prevail? Answering these questions in a briskly paced, systematic survey, Stephen Kocs explores the rise and fall of successive international systems across the centuries—from the dynastic institutions of Renaissance Europe, to    More >

Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials, 2nd edition

Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials, 2nd edition

Ralph G. Carter

Whether your approach to teaching US foreign policy is thematic, historical, case-study oriented, regional, or perhaps a blend of several approaches, Making US Foreign Policy: The Essentials is likely to be a text that you will want to assign as required reading. The text focuses on the most fundamental questions: Who makes foreign policy decisions? How? What accounts for particular decisions?    More >

Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East, 3rd edition

Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East, 3rd edition

Michele Penner Angrist, editor

The rise and decline of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Deepening authoritarianism in Turkey. The return to military-led rule in Egypt. The impact of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Heightened sectarian tensions throughout the region. These are among the many current topics covered in the third edition of the acclaimed Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East. With the    More >

Comparative Politics: Exploring Concepts and Institutions Across Nations, 6th edition

Comparative Politics: Exploring Concepts and Institutions Across Nations, 6th edition

Gregory S. Mahler

Among the many tools available for teaching comparative politics, Gregory Mahler's text stands out for its unique exploration of concepts, structures, and illustrative cases. The first part of the book, after setting the stage with a discussion of comparison as a method of inquiry, focuses on the core institutions that affect politics within nations, as well as on political behavior and    More >

   Inside African Politics, 2nd edition

Inside African Politics, 2nd edition

Kevin C. Dunn and Pierre Englebert

The second edition of Inside African Politics, updated throughout to reflect political developments across the continent, not only provides thorough coverage of the full range of core topics, but also furthers an awareness and understanding of key theoretical issues and current debates. Drawing on their extensive teaching and fieldwork experience, Pierre Englebert and Kevin Dunn    More >

Contemporary Regulatory Policy, 3rd Edition

Contemporary Regulatory Policy, 3rd Edition

Marc Allen Eisner, Jeff Worsham, Evan J. Ringquist, and Franchesca Nestor

The third edition of Contemporary Regulatory Policy brings this classic text completely up to date—reflecting more than a decade of policy changes and including an entirely new chapter on food safety regulation. Beyond their focus on seven key policy arenas, the authors confront the broad problems of partisan polarization and congressional gridlock. They also consider the significance of    More >

 

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We are delighted to announce our new partnership with South African based publisher Human Sciences Research Council Press. We are now their exclusive book distributor in the US, Canada, and Asia (with the exception of China). HSRC Press publishes innovative research-based books in the social sciences and humanities about South Africa and Africa. You will find their books throughout our catalogs and website. To find them on our website, search HSRC Press.
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