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Polity Press is a leading international publisher in the social sciences and humanities and we publish some of the worlds best authors in these fields. Our aim is to combine the publication of original, cutting-edge work of the highest quality with a systematic programme of textbooks and coursebooks for students and scholars in further and higher education.
The Polity list is particularly strong in the areas of sociology, politics and social and political theory. We also have strong lists in a range of other subjects including philosophy, history,literary studies, media and cultural studies, gender studies, and anthropology.
Established in 1984, Polity has grown rapidly into one of the worlds most prestigious lists. We are an independent company with offices in Cambridge and Oxford in the UK and Boston in the US and our books are available throughout the world. Sales representation and the distribution of polity books is provided by John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Main authors include internationally renowned political theorists and political scientists such as Alain Badiou, Brian Barry, Zygmunt Bauman, Ulrich Beck, David Beetham, Seyla Benhabib, Norberto Bobbio, Ken Booth, Judith Butler, Barry Buzan, Alex Callinicos, Manuel Castells, Raewyn Connell, Mark Duffield, Richard Falk, Nancy Fraser, Andrew Gamble, Anthony Giddens, David Theo Goldberg, John Gray, Jürgen Habermas, Colin Hay, David Held, Axel Honneth, G. John Ikenberry, Bob Jessop, Mary Kaldor, John Keane, Andrew Linklater, Charles Mills, David Miller, Tariq Modood, Antonio Negri, Joseph S. Nye Jr, Claus Offe, Carole Pateman, Anne Phillips, Thomas Pogge, Carl Schmitt, David Shambaugh, Michael J. Shapiro, Quentin Skinner, Peter Sloterdijk, Tzvetan Todorov, Alex de Waal, Thomas G. Weiss and Slavoj Žižek.
Also publishes books by leading political figures and commentators such as Tim Bale, Daniel Cohen, Stephen Farrell, Jonathan Fenby, Jeremy Rifkin and Susan George, which make a significant contribution to current political debate.