The politics list at Princeton stands out as one of the most venerable and distinguished in the field. We publish books that speak not only to topics of contemporary and immediate relevance, but also to enduring questions regarding states, governments, social behavior, and political conflict.
Featuring works that are empirically deep, substantively interesting, and methodologically diverse, the list is representative of the subject in the broadest sense, with books in international relations, comparative politics, political behavior, American politics and political development, political theory and philosophy, legal studies, and political methodology.
Problem solving: The next generation
The pandemic laid bare how brittle the systems are that we rely on to provide care in the US.
The paradox of Chinese politics
What should we make of a political system that is often repressive and not accountable to its people in elections, and yet can also be responsive to public opinion? That is the paradox of China’s political system in the twenty-first century.
Russia beyond Putin
Weak Strongman aims to improve our great national debate about Russia by drawing on a host of fascinating new research that views Russia in comparative perspective.
How discrimination haunts Western democracy
As right-wing nationalism and authoritarian populism gain momentum across the world, liberals, and even some conservatives, worry that democratic principles are under threat.
Conservatism is always evolving
For two hundred years, conservatism has defied its reputation as a backward-looking creed by confronting and adapting to liberal modernity. By doing so, the Right has won long periods of power and effectively become the dominant tradition in politics.
The fight for the Right: Conservatives have always argued with each over who owns their tradition
The political era through which Americans and Europeans are living is dominated at present by the right. But which right is that?