The Political Science eBook collection

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In a time when common solutions are required to tackle major global crises, fragmentation and polarisation have become the new norm. This Political Science and International Studies eBook collection highlights the forces working with and against each other in contemporary society, and seeks to analyse the theories underpinning them as well as the processes and institutions which bring them to power.

This collection, launched in 2016, has grown over time to incorporate an increasingly global body of research from our editors based around the world which covers all the core areas of research as well as emerging areas of study such as technology and international security, gender and politics, transitional justice, and non-governmental activism.

By taking an innovative and interdisciplinary approach, the collection pushes readers to think critically about the modern world and to challenge the existing orthodoxies that define its institutions. For instance, the fast-growing programme in public policy and public administration seeks to bridge the divide between academic research and policy, encapsulated by the exciting new Palgrave Policy Essentials format. The collection also includes an increasing amount of scholarship focused on citizen participation, e-governance and e-democracy, and ground-breaking policies designed to address issues of inequality, climate change and migration.

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Connecting with Authors and Editors around the World

We are a truly international publisher, serving the research community around the globe. With hubs throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific we are perfectly positioned to connect with our book authors and editors wherever they are located. Our global base of editorial staff is located in cities such as New York, London, Heidelberg, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne and São Paulo. They constantly travel to scientific meetings and universities to connect with the research community

Notable Authors

  • Ali Farazmand, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Michael Cox, London School of Economics, UK
  • Lawrence Freedman, King’s College London, UK
  • Joanna Kantola, Tampere University, Finland
  • Michelle Egan, American University, USA
  • Richard Rose, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Tim Shaw, UMass Boston, USA
  • Rob Ford, University of Manchester, UK
  • Maxine Molyneux, UCL Institute of the Americas, UK 
  • Raphael Cohen-Almagor, University of Hull, UK

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About the Author

Sarah is the Editorial Director for Palgrave Macmillan’s Politics and International Studies books team. Her team is based in London and New York and publishes titles across all areas of Politics and International Studies. Prior to joining the Politics and International Studies team in 2015, Sarah was a Senior Publisher at Emerald Group Publishing managing the Economics books programme and journals portfolio.

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