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Can Democracy Work?

by James Miller

A new history of the world’s most embattled idea

Today, democracy is the world’s only broadly accepted political system, and yet it has become synonymous with disappointment and crisis. How did it come to...

Jeremy Corbyn and the Strange Rebirth of Labour England

by Mark Seddon & Francis Beckett

In 2016 Labour, led by the most left-wing leader that the party had ever seen, burst into new life. The Westminster beltway of political insiders, pollsters, commentators and newspaper proprietors were completely...


by Michael Beckley

The United States has been the world's dominant power for more than a century. Now many analysts believe that other countries are rising and the United States is in decline. Is the unipolar moment over? Is America...

The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

"The Prince" is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published...

The Left's Jewish Problem

by Dave Rich

A great deal has happened since the first edition of The Left’s Jewish Problem came out in 2016. The Shami Chakrabarti Inquiry into anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in the Labour Party has been published;...

Modern Egypt

by Bruce K. Rutherford & Jeannie Sowers

With almost every news broadcast, we are reminded of the continuing instability of the Middle East, where state collapse, civil wars, and terrorism have combined to produce a region in turmoil. If the Middle...

Trump Must Go

by Bill Press

"I would give myself an A+" —Donald Trump, on his first 100 days in office.

Americans increasingly agree on one thing: Every day that Trump stays in office, he diminishes the United States and its people.



by Francis Fukuyama

The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international...

The Field of Blood

by Joanne B. Freeman

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress....

You Are Not Human

by Simon Lancaster

No dark clouds literally blew in during the financial storm. No flowers actually bloomed during the Arab Spring. And when we save data to a cloud, our files don’t really reside in a fluffy white mass of condensed...

Man Out

by Andrew L. Yarrow

The story of men who are hurting?and hurting America by their absence

Man Out describes the millions of men on the sidelines of life in the United States. Many of them have been pushed out of the mainstream because...

Strength Through Peace

by Judith Eve Lipton & David P. Barash

Costa Rica is the only full-fledged and totally independent country to be entirely demilitarized. Its military was abolished in 1948, with the keys to the armory handed to the Department of Education. Socially,...

Of Mind and Murder

by George R. Mastroianni

How could the Holocaust have happened? How can people do such things to other people? Questions such as these have animated discussion of the Holocaust from our earliest awareness of what had happened. These...

Documents of Native American Political Development

by David E. Wilkins

Before Europeans arrived in what is now known as the United States, over 600 diverse Native nations lived on the same land. This encroachment and subsequent settlement by Americans forcibly disrupted the lives...

The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

by André Bächtiger, John S. Dryzek, Jane Mansbridge & Mark E. Warren

Deliberative democracy has been one of the main games in contemporary political theory for two decades, growing enormously in size and importance in political science and many other disciplines. The Oxford Handbook...

American Politics

by Laura Locker & Scheele

Following in the footsteps of the highly successful Queer: A Graphic History, illustrator Julia Scheele teams up with Dr Laura Locker in this comic-book introduction to the political history of the Land of...

Hitler’s British Traitors

by Tim Tate

Hitler’s British Traitors is the first authoritative account of a well-kept secret: the British Fifth Column and its activities during the Second World War.

Drawing on hundreds of declassified official files...

Suez 1956

by Philip Zelikow, Ernest May & Harvard Suez Team

Experiencing a major crisis from different viewpoints, step by step

The Suez crisis of 1956—now little more than dim history for many people—offers a master class in statecraft. It was a potentially explosive...

The Lives of Guns

by Jonathan Obert, Andrew Poe & Austin Sarat

Guns have never been as prevalent in American culture as they are at this moment. Most contemporary conversations on guns either highlight the gun as just a tool used in mass killings or a right to be fiercely...

English Nationalism

by Jeremy Black

Englishness is an idea, a consciousness and a proto-nationalism. There is no English state within the United Kingdom, no English passport, Parliament or currency, nor any immediate prospect of any. That does...