Political Science & International Relations

The world around us is growing more fractured, contentious and polarized, and at the same time more connected, interlinked and focused on common goals. It has never been more important to understand the reasons why we are divided, and to ask how we can come together to solve the world’s problems.  

The Political Science and International Studies eBook Collection brings together timely interdisciplinary research from around the globe, offering academics access to up-todate research on everything that drastically changes and shapes the society that we live in. Spanning conflict, elections, development and policy, this collection answers the question of how and why governments and organizations shape every factor of our lives, and what ideas are at the forefront of answering the world’s most pressing questions in an era of rapidly evolving crises.

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The Political Science and International Studies eBook collection offers a rich mix of book types for all user groups: students, faculty, researchers, and professionals. Making it an unparalleled resource to excel research and learning. All books are available without DRM, making them accessible simultaneously by an unlimited number of users.

New & emerging research areas:

  • Refugees and Migration Politics
  • The Rise of the BRICS and Global South
  • E-Democracy and Electronic Governance
  • Responding to Global Crises (Covid-19, Climate Change, Populism, new conflicts)

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Springer Nature's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Programme aims to connect the researchers who are tackling the world’s toughest challenges with the practitioners in policy and business who desperately need those insights to achieve their goals in improving the world, by making our publishing activities more visible to our key communities through a variety of channels.

The Political Science eBook collection aligns with Sustainable Development Goals

1 No Poverty

2 Zero Hunger

3 Good Health and Well Being

4 Quality Education

5 Gender Equality

7 Affordable and Clean Energy

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

10 Reduced Inequalities

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

13 Climate Action

16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

17 Partnerships for the Goals