Politics & International Relations

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New in June 2024!  UK political party manifestos for the July 2024 election, plus links to analysis of the pledges on climate, education and health

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Oxford Political Science Handbooks offer thorough introductions and a survey of the current state of research in key topics such as war, civil society, politics of individual countries e.g. Britain, Germany, Nigeria, comparative politics, political economy, political theory, public policy, nuclear policy and the United Nations. Chapters review key issues and major debates and indicate how the debates might evolve.

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Over 250 unlimited access in-depth guides to current and classic research across a range of subject areas. If you can't access something via this site, put the book title into our general Portsmouth catalogue as we have some titles via Ebook Central instead.

There are lots of titles relevant to Politics/IR and Public Administration in this package e.g.

  • Myanmar, the Arab Spring, Security Studies, Ethnic Conflict, Soft Power
  • Global Public Policy and Administration, International Local Government, Performance Management and Control (includes the Public Sector)

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 Anne Worden

Faculty Librarian

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 Sharon Bittner

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phone (023) 9284 3234