Championing original and authoritative research


Bestselling authors and titles

With a tradition of publishing in social science that stretches back to the 19th century, we have pioneered ground-breaking scholarship in publications that have become recognised as core to their disciplines. We continue to publish the very best scholars and the very best research across the social sciences.

Some examples:

  • Economics for the Curious

    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics was first published in the 19th Century and now, with 120 years of history, has become a benchmark publication in its field. When the Palgrave Macmillan imprint launched in 2000 we took our name from our most important publication!

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  • The Global Division of Labour

    International Political Economy

    The International Political Economy series recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and has become integral to the life of the discipline. According to Shaun Breslin (University of Warwick) this series is “the first place to go for state of the art research in IPE”.

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  • The Statesman's Yearbook 2016

    The Statesman's Yearbook

    Published annually since 1864, The Statesman's Yearbook remains the first point of reference for reliable, concise information on any country in the world. It was ranked by Library Journal as one of the top 20 best reference resources of the millennium.

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  • The British General Election of 2015

    British General Election

    We have been publishing the greatly respected British General Election books after each election since 1945. David Dimbleby has described these books as “the Bible of General Elections”. Find out more about the most recent edition here.

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  • British Political Facts

    British Political Facts

    The famous British Political Facts is now in its tenth edition.

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  • The Twenty Years' Crisis

    The Twenty Years' Crisis

    We first published EH Carr's The Twenty Years' Crisis in 1939. It has since become a truly classic IR text.

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  • Steve Fuller

    Steve Fuller

    Palgrave author Steve Fuller has been described as "the closest thing to a Foucault writing today in the English language" - Metascience.

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