Political Science

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The academic study of political phenomena centers on political science (efforts empirically to document how politics occurs and to develop theories about its regular patterns), political theory (the study of ideas and the history of those ideas in political discourse) and international relations (the study of all aspects of global society including organizations and relations between states). Each of these three areas includes specialised research and publications. In political science many scholars focus on the US political system examining such issues and institutions as elections, presidential and congressional politics or law and civil rights; while others concentrate on comparative studies of more than one political system or understanding large processes such as democratization or political participation (voting and public opinion). Political theorists include scholars examining how best to understand ideas such as justice or equality or deliberation, and how the meaning of these concepts has evolved. IR scholars range from those interested in such events as war or peace, international economic relations or the role of organizations like the United Nations in shaping global society and the maintenance of human rights. There is both methodological and substantive overlap between the three branches expressed for instance in a shared interest in law and its effects, and in refining empirical tools such as survey research or experiments to improve the reliability of empirical findings.


Former Advisory Editors

Andrea Campbell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Simon Caney
Oxford University

Desmond King
Oxford University; Former Editor in Chief

 

Duncan Snidal
Oxford University


Volume Editors

R. Michael Alvarez
Caltech
The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods

Lonna Rae Atkeson
University of New Mexico
The Oxford Handbook of Polling and Survey Methods

Andre Bächtiger
University of Lucerne
The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

Rawwida Baksh
University of the West Indies
The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements

Steven J. Balla
George Washington University
The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

Daniel Béland
University of Saskatchewan
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy

Alex J. Bellamy
University of Queensland
The Oxford Handbook of Responsibility to Protect

Gerald Benjamin
SUNY New Paltz
The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics

Jeffrey M. Berry
Tufts University
The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

Sarah A. Binder
George Washington University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Lawrence D. Bobo
Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

Carles Boix
Princeton University
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Tanja A. Börzel
Freie Universität
The Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

Magnus Boström
Örebro University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism

Mark Bovens
Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University
The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier
Ohio State University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

Yves Boyer
Ecole polytechnique, Paris
The Oxford Handbook of War

Henry E. Brady
University of California, Berkeley
The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

Chris Brown
London School of Economics
The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory

Charles S. Bullock
University of Georgia
The Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics

Naomi Cahn
George Washington University School of Law
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

Gregory A. Caldeira
Ohio State University
The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Roderic Ai Camp
Claremont McKenna College
The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics

Francis G. Castles
University of Edinburgh
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Karen Celis
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Susan E. Clarke
University of Colorado at Boulder
The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

John A. Cloud
U.S. Naval War College
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security

David Collier
University of California, Berkeley
The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

Ken Conca
American University
The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

Andrew Cooper
University of Waterloo
The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

John C. Courtney
University of Saskatchewan
The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

Randall Crane
UCLA
The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Lisa Crooms-Robinson
Howard University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

Russell J. Dalton
University of California, Irvine
The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Linda Darling-Hammond
Stanford University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

Martin Daunton
University of Cambridge
The Oxford Handbook of the World Trade Organization

Derek H. Davis
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

Sam Daws
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of the United Nations
The Oxford Handbook of the United Nations, Second Edition

Michael C. Dawson
University of Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

Donatella della Porta
European University Institute
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements

Mario Diani
University of Trento
The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements

Lisa Disch
University of Michigan
The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory

Alan Dowty
University of Notre Dame
The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

Anke Draude
Freie Universität Berlin
The Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood

John S. Dryzek
University of Canberra
The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory
The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

Tim Dunne
University of Queensland
The Oxford Handbook of Responsibility to Protect

Robert F. Durant
American University
The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy

Robyn Eckersley
University of Melbourne
The Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory

Michael Edwards
New York University
The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

George C. Edwards
Texas A&M University
The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency
The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress
The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media
The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

Rachel L. Einwohner
Purdue University
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

Robert Elgie
Dublin City University
The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

Lee Epstein
Washington University in St. Louis
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior

Paulina Ochoa Espejo
Haverford College
The Oxford Handbook of Populism

Tulia G. Falleti
University of Pennsylvania
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
RSC, Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Orfeo Fioretos
Temple University
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

Matthew Flinders
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

Rosemary Foot
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

Michael Freeden
Mansfield College, Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Teena Gabrielson
University of Wyoming
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory

Andrew Gamble
Queens' College, University of Cambridge
The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

Henry Louis Gates
Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

Alexandra Gheciu
University of Ottawa
The Oxford Handbook of International Security

Sandra González-Bailón
University of Pennsylvania
The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication

Robert Goodin
Australian National University
The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability
The Oxford Handbook of Political Science
The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis
The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Emiliano Grossman
Paris
The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

Nikolas K. Gvosdev
U.S. Naval War College

Donald P. Haider-Markel
University of Kansas
The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Cheryl Hall
University of South Florida
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory

Wendy Harcourt
University of Erasmus
The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements
 
Mary Hawkesworth
Rutgers University
The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory

Colin Hay
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

Dina Francesca Haynes
New England Law
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

Reuven Y. Hazan
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

Jorge Heine
Balsillie School of International Affairs
The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

Frank Hendriks
Tilburg University
The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

Ronald J. Herring
Cornell University
The Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics, and Society

Erik S. Herron
West Virginia University
The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

Menachem Hofnung
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

Bonnie Honig
Northwestern University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Christopher Howard
The College of William and Mary
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy

William G. Howell
University of Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

Evelyne Huber
University of North Carolina
The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

Leonie Huddy
Stony Brook University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, Second Edition

Lawrence R. Jacobs
University of Minnesota
The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Kathleen Hall Jamieson
University of Pennsylvania
The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

Gerald Jaynes
Yale University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

Peter John
University College London
The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

Loch K. Johnson
University of Georgia
The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

Erik Jones
SAIS Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University
The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics
The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Linda Kalof
Michigan State University
The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
Diego Portales University
The Oxford Handbook of Populism

Sheldon Kamieniecki
UC Santa Cruz
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Johanna Kantola
University of Helsinki
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

R. Daniel Kelemen
Rutgers University
The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Michael Kenny
Queen Mary, University of London
The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

Kate Kenski
University of Arizona
The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication

Hans‐Dieter Klingemann
Social Science Research Centre
The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior

Joachim A. Koops
Vesalius College, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Oxford Handbook of U.N. Peacekeeping Operations

Michael E. Kraft
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Carol Lancaster
Georgetown University
The Oxford Handbook of Politics of Development

Matthew Lange
McGill University
The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

David L. Leal
The University of Texas at Austin
The Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States

Taeku Lee
University of California, Berkeley
The Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States

Frances E. Lee
University of Maryland-College Park
The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

Kelley Lee
Simon Fraser University
The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics

Stephan Leibfried
University of Bremen
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State
The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

Jan E. Leighley
University of Arizona
The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior

David Levi-Faur
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Oxford Handbook of Governance

Jack S. Levy
Rutgers University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, Second Edition

Jonah D. Levy
University of California Berkeley
The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

Jacob T. Levy
McGill University
The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory

Jane Lewis
London School of Economics
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Anders Lidström
University of Umea
The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

Robert Lieberman
Johns Hopkins
The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

Julian Lindley-French
Netherlands Defence Academy
The Oxford Handbook of War

Stefanie A. Lindquist
The University of Texas at Austin
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior

Martin Lodge
London School of Economics and Political Science
The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

Gil Loescher
RSC, Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Katy Long
London School of Economics
The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

John Loughlin
St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University
The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

Mark Lubell
University of California Davis
The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

José Antonio Lucero
University of Washington
The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous People's Politics

Norrie MacQueen
University of St Andrews
The Oxford Handbook of U.N. Peacekeeping Operations

L. Sandy Maisel
Colby College
The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups

David M. Malone
United Nations University
The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy

Jane Mansbridge
Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

Shane Martin
University of Essex
The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies

Lisa L. Martin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Oxford Handbook of the Political Economy of International Trade

Amy G. Mazur
Washington State University
The Oxford Handbook of French Politics

Holly J. McCammon
Vanderbilt University
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

Colin McInnes
Aberystwyth University
The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics

Jens Meierhenrich
London School of Economics and Political Science
The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

Anand Menon
Kings College London
The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Suzanne Mettler
Cornell University
The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

John M. Meyer
Humboldt State University
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory

Michele Micheletti
Stockholm University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism

Alex Mintz
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Political Science

C. Raja Mohan
Observer Research Foundation
The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy

Alexander H. Montgomery
Reed College
The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

Michael Moran
University of Manchester
The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Kimberly J. Morgan
George Washington University
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy

Karen Mossberger
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics

Amrita Narlikar
University of Cambridge
The Oxford Handbook of the World Trade Organization
The Oxford Handbook of Urban Politics
 
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
University of Minnesota
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

Richard B. Norgaard
University of California, Berkeley
The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Herbert Obinger
University of Bremen
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Peter Oosterveer
Wageningen University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Consumerism

Pierre Ostiguy
Universidad Católica de Chile
The Oxford Handbook of Populism

Edward C. Page
London School of Economics
The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

Gianfranco Pasquino
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics

Robert J. Pekkanen
University of Washington
The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

Saadia Pekkanen
University of Washington
The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

Anne Phillips
London School of Economics
The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Jon Pierre
University of Gothenburg
The Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics

Christopher Pierson
University of Nottingham
The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Srinath Raghavan
King's College London
The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy

Gideon Rahat
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

John Ravenhill
Australian National University
The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia

Jo Reger
Oakland University
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

Martin Rein
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Christian Reus-Smit
University of Queensland
The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

Derek S. Reveron
U.S. Naval War College
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. National Security

R. A. W. Rhodes
University of Southampton
The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions
The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

Thomas Risse
Free University
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism
The Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood

Bert A. Rockman
Purdue University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Marc R. Rosenblum
University of New Orleans
The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of International Migration

Mark J. Rozell
George Mason Universitry
The Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics

Thomas Saalfeld
Otto- Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies

Mark Sawyer
UCLA
The Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States

Eric Schickler
University of California-Berkeley
The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress

Thomas Schillemans
Utrecht University
The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

David Schlosberg
University of Sydney
The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory

David O. Sears
UCLA
The Oxford Handbook of Political Psychology, Second Edition

Robert Y. Shapiro
Columbia University
The Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media

Adam Sheingate
The Johns Hopkins University
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

Matthew S. Shugart
University of California, Davis
The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems

Nando Sigona
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

Oliver Simons
Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

David E. Smith
University of Regina
The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

Duncan Snidal
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

Marc Stears
University College, University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Claude Steele
Stanford University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Citizenship, 1865-Present

John D. Stephens
University of North Carolina
The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

Robert M. Stern
UC-Berkeley; Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan
The Oxford Handbook of the World Trade Organization

Susan C. Stokes
Yale University
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

Kaare W. Strøm
University of California, San Diego
The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies

Paul 't Hart
Utrecht University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

Paul Taggart
University of Sussex
The Oxford Handbook of Populism

Thierry Tardy
European Union Institute for Security Studies
The Oxford Handbook of U.N. Peacekeeping Operations

Verta Taylor
University of California-Santa Barbara
The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women's Social Movement Activism

Lesley Terris
IDC Herzliya
The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Political Science

Ramesh Thakur
Australian National University
The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

Daniel Tichenor
University of Oregon
The Oxford Handbook of the Politics of International Migration

Charles Tilly
Columbia University
The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis

Dale Turner
Dartmouth College
The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous People's Politics

Eric M. Uslaner
University of Maryland
The Oxford Handbook of Social and Political Trust

Richard Valelly
Swarthmore College
The Oxford Handbook of American Political Development

Nahla Valji
United Nations
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Conflict

Nicolas van de Walle
Cornell University
The Oxford Handbook of Politics of Development

Donna Lee VanCott
University of Connecticut
The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous People's Politics

Jennifer Nicoll Victor
George Mason University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks

Mark Warren
University of British Columbia
The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

Georgina Waylen
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Stephen Weatherill
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

Rachel Weber
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Barry R. Weingast
Stanford University
The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Erika Weinthal
Duke University
The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

Thomas G. Weiss
The CUNY Graduate Center, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies
The Oxford Handbook of the United Nations
The Oxford Handbook of the United Nations, Second Edition

S. Laurel Weldon
Purdue University
The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Brooke Foucault Welles
Northeastern University
The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication

Keith E. Whittington
Princeton University
The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics

Paul D. Williams
George Washington University
The Oxford Handbook of U.N. Peacekeeping Operations

Donald A. Wittman
University of California, Santa Cruz
The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

William C. Wohlforth
Dartmouth College
The Oxford Handbook of International Security

Jeremy Youde
Australian National University
The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics
 

Digital Collections

A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.

Authoritarian Regimes
Oliver Schlumberger
University of Tübingen

Celebrities in International Affairs
Lisa Ann Richey
Roskilde Universitet
Alexandra Budabin
University of Dayton

Civilization and its Consequences
Brett Bowden
Western Sydney University

Election Forecasting
Michael S. Lewis-Beck
University of Iowa
Charles Tien
Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Germany’s Foreign Policy after the End of the Cold War
Klaus Brummer
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Kai Oppermann
University of Sussex
Political Socialization: The Making of Citizens
Anja Neundorf
University of Nottingham
Kaat Smets
University of London

Protest and Institutional Change
Jose Aleman
Fordham University

Modern Deterrence Theory
Stephen L. Quackenbush
University of Missouri
Frank Zagare
University at Buffalo, SUNY

Normative Legitimacy and the State
Alex Levitov
Stanford University

Regional Organizations in the Middle East
Marco Pinfari
American University in Cairo
Tactical Voting
Pedro Riera
Carlos III University of Madrid

The Catholic Church and International Relation
Jodok Troy
University of Innsbruck

The Politics of Homelessness in the United States
Jean Calterone Williams
California Polytechnic State University

The Rise of Suburban Poverty
Scott W. Allard
University of Washington
Sarah Charnes Paisner
University of Washington

Why Not a Woman of Color?
Kira Sanbonmatsu
Rutgers University

 


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