Manchester Political Studies is a collection of over 250 books written by leading names in the field covering political events, ideas, movements, roles of government, voters, parties and leaders and the way these elements shape society as a whole as well as global issues such as foreign policy, international law, gender, global ethics, environmental politics, cybersecurity counter-terrorism and peace studies.


Manchester Political Studies aims to examine and analyse the theories and practices of power and governance, from local to international level and examine the progress of people, behaviours, policy, events and government from the early 20th century to the present day as well as developments in contemporary global politics throughout Europe, the USA, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It also explores and analyses the structural mechanisms of conflicts, national security and domestic and international terrorism as well as key theories and concepts related to the study of peacebuilding.


This online resource will help scholars to understand contemporary political problems in their historical perspective and will cover key themes such as political thought, concepts and theory, international politics, globalisation and democracy through the ages.

Key features & benefits

A wide-ranging, authoritative coverage of the history of politics, edited and authored by key figures in the field
Cuts across boundaries of political science, public administration, anthropology, social policy studies and development studies and facilitates a conversation across disciplines
Includes extensive original research on recent and ongoing political events, such as Brexit

Authors include

James W. Peterson - Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department of Political Science at Valdosta State University
Christine Agius - Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia
Thomas Prosser - Senior Lecturer in European Social Policy at Cardiff University
Ilan Zvi Baron - Associate Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University
Mark Harvey - Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation, and Research Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex
Thomas M. Hanna - Research Director at The Democracy Collaborative in Washington, DC
Constance Duncombe - Lecturer in International Relations at Monash University, Australia

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