Description of the List
Publishers on this list are those who publish textbooks or academic book in the field of public administration and public affairs. Three criteria are considered when involving these publishers. The first is that publishers should have published books about public administration and public affairs; the second is that books of these publishers have good reputation based on authors, selling amount and readers' comments (which are collected from Amazon.com); the last standard is the global rank of the publishers in 2013 listed by Publishers Weekly. Therefore, publishers below are regarded as famous publishers who produce high quality books about public administration and public affairs in the world. Not only in English, some publishers produce academic books in other language, such as Chinese and Korean, are also included in this list. Publishers below are listed alphabetically.
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For more than 200 years, Abingdon Press has continued a tradition in religious publishing for crossing denominational boundaries with thought-provoking and enjoyable books. Abingdon Press is an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, in operation since 1789.
Academic Journals is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house, founded by Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. in 1915. It was acquired by Random House in 1960 and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group at Random House, which has been owned since 1998 by the German private media corporation Bertelsmann.
American Public Health Association
The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. It strengthens the profession of public health, shares the latest research and information, promotes best practices, and advocates for public health issues and policies grounded in research.
APA Planners Press
Planners Press is APA's book imprint. We publish titles of interest to practitioners, researchers, and the general public, with the aim of stimulating readers, creating an engaged citizenry, and influencing policy development — all by telling the many stories of planning.
Aspen Publishers is a leading information provider for attorneys, business professionals and law students. Written by preeminent authorities, Aspen products offer analytical and practical information in a range of specialty practice areas from securities law and intellectual property to mergers and acquisitions and pension/benefits.
Back Bay Books
In 1993, Little, Brown and Co. created a new trade paperback imprint, Back Bay Books, to focus on long-term publication of the company’s best fiction and nonfiction. Back Bay’s new editions of William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, Tracy Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust, and C.S. Forester’s Hornblower novels, among many others, have given these classics fresh lives. At the same time, Back Bay paperback editions of new works by David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, Janet Fitch, and Malcolm Gladwell have been impressive bestsellers in their own right.
Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in psychology, science, politics, sociology, current affairs, and history. Basic's list of influential authors includes Howard Gardner, Irvin Yalom, Lester Thurow, Alice Miller, Orlando Patterson, Douglas Hofstadter, Edward Larson, Beverly Tatum, Stephen Carter, Iris Chang, Niall Ferguson, Ernst Mayr, George Chauncey, Samantha Power, and Richard Feynman.
Brookings Institution Press
Publication and dissemination of public policy research are essential parts of the Brookings mission. The Press publishes books that result from the Institution's own research and books of a similar nature written by other authors.
Butterworth–Heinemann is a United Kingdom-based publishing company specialized in professional information and learning materials for higher education and professional training, in printed and electronic forms. It has publishing units in Oxford (UK) and Waltham, Massachusetts (United States).
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it.
Central Compilation & Translation Press
Central Compilation & Translation Press (CCTP) affiliated to Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, was established in September 1993. It specializes in translating and publishing the latest authoritative works on politics, economics, philosophy and culture in the world.
China Renmin University Press
China Renmin University Press was established in 1955. It is the first college press developed after the Peoples' Republic of China was founded. China Renmin University Press is also one of China's most important bases for publishing college textbooks and academic words of humanities and social sciences.
China Social Science Press
Established in June, 1978, China Social Sciences Press is sponsored by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. CSSP is a national level publishing house focusing on academic publications mainly in the field of humanities and social sciences. In 1993, CSSP won the honorary title of “national outstanding press” granted by Propaganda Department of CPC and General Administration of Press and Publication.
Chinese Academy of Governance Press
Chinese Academy of Governance (previously named China National School of Administration) was born in the surging tide of reform and opening up, and it constantly developed as the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics progressed. It was decided at the Thirteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1987 and at the First Session of the National People’s Congress in 1988 to create a national civil service system and establish the Chinese Academy of Governance. Preparatory work on the academy began in 1988, and it was formally established in 1994.
Columbia University Press
Columbia University Press was founded in 1893 and is the fourth-oldest university press in the United States. The purpose of the press expressed in its Certificate of Incorporation is to "promote the study of economic, historical, literary, scientific and other subjects and to promote and encourage the publication of literary works embodying original research in such subjects."
CQ Press, a division of SAGE Publications, publishes books, directories, periodicals, and electronic products on American government and politics, with an expanding list in international affairs and journalism and mass communication.
CRC Press, a premier global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical content, provides essential material for academics, professionals, and students. CRC Press products include world-class references, handbooks, and textbooks as well as the award-winning CRCnetBASE eBook collections. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an information business.
Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists to proclaim the gospel through publishing in order to, by God's grace: Assist individual Christians and the church in growing in knowledge and understanding of the Christian life; Bear witness to God's truth, beauty and holiness, and to the Lordship of Christ in every area of life; Help bring men, women, and children to Christ as their Lord and Savior; Glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every way. Any surplus which may arise is used solely to further the publishing ministry of Crossway.
David Publishing Company (DPC)(originally as USA-China Business Review (Journal),Inc., USA), founded in 2001, is a professional English-language academic journals and books publisher both in print and online versions, which serves the world's research and scholarly communities.
Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation dedicated to strengthening the marketplace of ideas and engaging in educational activities to help preserve democratic culture.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Company was founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus and John C. Farrar. In 1964 Robert Giroux's name was added to the roster and the company became Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-two Nobel Prizes in literature.
The Forum Press
The Forum Press is a book publisher in Orange County, California. The
mission is to raise public attention to important issues of our time and
to make a difference in the world.
Free Press was a book publishing imprint of Simon and Schuster. It was one of the best-known imprints specializing in serious nonfiction. In 2012, it ceased to exist as a distinct imprint entity and merged into Simon & Schuster, the company's flagship imprint; however, some books would still be published using the Free Press imprimatur.
Fudan University Press
Fudan University Press (FUP), established in May of 1981, is a comprehensive academic publishing house of key importance under the Ministry of Education of PRC. In January 2001, FUP and former Shanghai Medical University Press were amalgamated into new Fudan University Press. At the same time, Fudan University E-Press was established on the basis of the former Electronic and Audio-video Department, and is affiliated to FUP.
Georgetown University Press
Georgetown University Press supports the academic mission of Georgetown University by publishing scholarly books and journals for a diverse, worldwide readership. These publications, written by an international group of authors representing a broad range of intellectual perspectives, reflect the academic and institutional strengths of the university.
GOVERNING is the nation's leading media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders. Recognized as the most credible and authoritative voice in its field, GOVERNING provides nonpartisan news, insight and analysis on such issues as public finance, transportation, economic development, health, energy, the environment and technology.
Government Finance Officers Association
The purpose of the Government Finance Officers Association is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and best practices and promoting their use through education, training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.
Harper Collins Publishers
HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, narrative nonfiction, mystery, romance, reference, pop culture, design, health, wellness, and religious and spiritual books. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
Harvard Business Review Press
Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. The mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. This mission influences how we approach what we do here and what we believe is important.
Harvard University Press
Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press is the publisher of such classic works as John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, E. O. Wilson’s On Human Nature, and Helen Vendler’s Dickinson. The Press continues to be a leading publisher of convergent works in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences, while also taking bold steps in exciting new directions, from innovative partnerships, to a diverse translation program, to an expanded commitment to facilitating scholarly conversation around the globe.
Higher Education Press
Founded in 1954, Higher Education Press (HEP) is committed to meeting the needs of students, teachers, and professionals by providing quality educational resources in the major disciplines, which advance learning, knowledge and research. It has maintained and extended our reputation as a leading educational publisher in China for over half a century.
Humanix Books has been continuously publishing since 1969, making it one of the oldest publishing houses in the South Eastern United States. Initial titles were developed in response to the need from the education community for quality classroom materials to support parents as the prime educators of their children. Attracting the most competent professionals as authors, our services to the education community have continued to the present time.
ICMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services to its members and the local government community. The organization is an internationally recognized publisher of information resources ranging from textbooks and survey data to topical newsletters and e-publications.
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Inderscience is a global company, a dynamic leading independent journal publisher which has grown to a medium-sized enterprise, large enough to have the capabilities of a major company but small enough to be flexible and responsive to the requirements of its editors, authors and subscribers. Including the word 'international' in journal titles is a deliberate way to focus attention on the fact that its journals are truly international not only in the authors they attract but also in the diverse countries editors originate from and the international range of their Editorial Boards.
Infinite Ideas publishes wonderful books that will inspire, entertain, amuse and educate you. With over 200 books in print, including bestselling e-books, you’ll find inspiration with us.
Information Age Publishing
Founded in 1999 by George F. Johnson, IAP is a social science publisher of academic and scholarly book series and journals. IAP's goal is to develop a comprehensive list of book series, monographs and journals that break down and define specific niches that lack high-level research material in the fields of Education and Management.
The Institute of Public Administration (Ireland)
The Institute is the only Irish publisher specializing in texts on
public service administration and management. Its books and periodicals
provide information on, and analyses of, policy areas that are of
interest to public servants and to students of public administration and
management. The Institute’s publications are also of special interest
to politicians, public affairs commentators, librarians and others with a
special interest in Irish public affairs.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley's Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) business, also known as Wiley-Blackwell, serves the world's research and scholarly communities, and is the largest publisher for professional and scholarly societies. Wiley-Blackwell's programs encompass journals, books, major reference works, databases, and laboratory manuals, offered in print and electronically.
Johns Hopkins University Press
The mission of the Johns Hopkins University Press is to excel in the selection, preparation, and innovative dissemination of works that advance teaching and research and enlighten a diverse audience of readers. The Press also seeks to sustain itself financially.
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment, and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets.
Jossey-Bass publishes books, periodicals, and other media to inform and inspire those interested in developing themselves, their organizations and their communities. Jossey-Bass’ publications feature the work of some of the world’s best-known authors in leadership, business, education, religion and spirituality, parenting, nonprofit, public health and health administration, conflict resolution and relationships.
The Korean Association for Public Administration
The Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA) was founded in
1956. In the past fifty years KAPA has grown to include about 2,000
members and is now one of the leading professional organizations of
Korean social science studies. In 2012, the executive council of KAPA
will focus on the following goals to enhance the scholarly reputation of
our organization and contribute to national and societal progress.
Since its founding in 1977, Kumarian has earned a reputation for publishing books that constructively address such difficult global issues as poverty and underdevelopment, war, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. They are also at the forefront in the relatively new field of nongovernmental organization (NGO) and nonprofit-sector management.
Lexington Books takes great pride in its unwavering commitment to publishing specialized research essential to advancing scholarship at a time when many academic publishers have abandoned this part of their programs.
In ELT (English Language Teaching), Longman publishes materials for primary and secondary pupils, adult learners and students taking English exams, as well as a wide range of dictionaries and reference titles.
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Founded in 1984, Lynne Rienner Publishers remains a rare, independent presence in scholarly and textbook publishing. "Independent" means a lot of different things to us: Taking chances on new ideas. Being free of the restrictions of corporate headquarters or lenders. Publishing each book and journal with care, from the external review process ... to professional copyediting, typesetting, and proofreading ... to quality manufacturing ... to thorough promotion and world-wide distribution. We are also determined to keep our prices as low as possible.
Founded in 1958, M.E.Sharpe is a privately held publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities, including titles in economics, political science, business, management, public administration, literature, and history.
McGraw-Hill Education partners around the world with students, educators, administrators and other professionals to deliver engaging, adaptive and personalized solutions that improve performance and results.
Metropolis Books publishes timely, thought-provoking, useful, and beautiful books that explore how design shapes culture, even as culture shapes the designed environment at every scale. Books focus on contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, preservation, interior design, product design, and landscape architecture, particularly as these relate to the sustainable, natural environment and evolving technologies.
A nonprofit media center, The Nation Institute is dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights.
The New Press publishes books that promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy and to a more equitable world. These books are made possible by the enthusiasm of our readers; the support of a committed group of donors, large and small; the collaboration of our many partners in the independent media and the not-for-profit sector; booksellers, who often hand-sell New Press books; librarians; and above all by our authors.
New Society Publishers
New Society Publishers’ mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society, and to do so with the least possible impact on the environment, in a manner that models this vision.
Oxford University Press
With origins dating back to 1478, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence.
Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher for scholarship, research and professional learning. We publish monographs, journals, reference works and professional titles, online and in print. With a focus on humanities and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting the community with innovative new formats and tools.
Pantheon Books is an American book publishing imprint with editorial independence that is part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
Pearson PLC is a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London. It is the largest education company and the largest book publisher in the world.
Peterson's began as a publishing company in 1966 with our flagship graduate school directory series. Since then, we have created the most robust library of educational directories and guidance, test preparation, and career licensure titles of any other company in the education space. We employ in-house research and product development teams to ensure the high quality, consistency, and integrity of our work.
Policy Press occupies a unique place among social science publishers. It publishes work across a range of policy issues, across a range of disciplines and across a range of products from detailed evaluations to broader topical explorations. But its publications have in common their contribution to a broader aim: the use of research evidence to improve policy making, practice, or social well-being. It reaches audiences beyond the narrowly academic aiming to improve the beneficial impact of high quality social science.
Since 1949, Praeger has cultivated a distinguished reputation for producing scholarly and professional books in the social sciences and humanities, with special emphasis in modern history, military studies, psychology, business and economics, current events and social issues, international affairs, politics, the visual and performing arts, and literature.
Provocative, progressive and independent since 1969, Prometheus Books has more than 2,000 books in print, and produces an average of 110 new titles a year. Prometheus Books is committed to testing the boundaries of established thought and providing readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories.
PublicAffairs is a member of the Perseus Books Group. The Perseus Books Group was created with the belief that works of literary fiction and serious nonfiction are both necessary and desirable and that an innovative and aggressive new model of publishing can fill a void in today's marketplace and allow works of quality to be published both profitably and well.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Routledge publishes hundreds of journals and thousands of new books each year, from offices all over the world. The current publishing program encompasses the liveliest texts and the best in research.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher, headquartered just outside Washington DC, with strengths in: Academic Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Publishing Government and Official Data and Educational Publishing
Russell Sage Foundation
One of the oldest American foundations, the Russell Sage Foundation was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for "the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States." In its early years the Foundation undertook major projects in low-income housing, urban planning, social work, and labor reform. The Foundation now dedicates itself exclusively to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies.
SAGE Publications is an independent international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media. Known for its commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE Publication is a world leader in our chosen scholarly, educational, and professional markets.
Skyhorse - with its nine imprints (Allworth Press, Arcade Publishing, Gary Null Publishing, Helios Press, Night Shade Books, Not For Tourists, Sky Pony Press, Sports Publishing, and Talos Press) - now boasts a backlist of more than 3,000 titles. Since its founding, Skyhorse has published an eclectic and maverick list that includes books on history, politics, rural living, humor, and more. With its imprints, the Skyhorse program now includes business, art, fiction, regional books, and children's books. Skyhorse has had eight New York Times bestsellers.
Social Science Academic Press (China)
Founded in 1985, Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP), the publishing wing of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), specializes in scholarly publication in the humanities and the social sciences. SSAP is committed to producing classics of broad and long-lasting influence both within academia and beyond, and increasingly, both inside and outside of China.
South-Western College Pub
South-Western’s publishing legacy dates back more than a century and continues today with acclaimed titles focusing on business and economics. Cengage Learning acquired South-Western in 1986. With South-Western now under the Cengage Learning brand, you will be better able to identify the titles and solutions that engage learners and foster improved outcomes.
Southern Public Administration Education Foundation
The Southern Public Administration Education Foundation, Inc. (SPAEF) is located in Harrisburg, Penn. The SPAEF's purpose is to develop and to disseminate information in the fields of public administration and management. This dissemination is accomplished primarily through the publication of several blind-refereed journals: Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, Public Administration Quarterly, Public Administration and Management, Public Finance and Management. In addition, the Foundation sponsors two national/international trend studies dealing with the demographics, education, and motivation characteristics of public and budgeting administrators.
All in all, 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,000 new book titles were published in 2012, in 5 main publishing fields: science, technology, medicine, business, and transport. Springer's STM segment has offices in many cities across the world, including Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, Vienna, Paris, London, Milan, Philadelphia, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New Delhi, São Paolo, Singapore and Dubai. Approximately 90% of Springer's publications appear on the market in English. Approximately 90% of Springer’s STM journals and over two-thirds of the STM books published by the Group in 2012 appeared on the market in English.
Stanford University Press
In 1999, the Press became a division of Stanford University Libraries, a natural alignment given that the Libraries and the Press share a common purpose: to support research, instruction, and professional practice.
State University of New York Press
As an acclaimed international publisher of distinguished research and notable works of general interest since 1966, SUNY Press supports the commitments of the State University of New York to teaching, research, and public service. Capitalizing on the latest advances in digital communication, the Press offers an innovative range of print and electronic publications to fulfill the evolving needs of scholars, students, authors, and readers.
Tarcher is one of the premier Mind/Body/Spirit publishers, and publishes some sixty titles annually, covering a broad spectrum of topics in the areas of wellness, self-improvement, spirituality, esoterica/occult, creativity, social consciousness, prosperity & abundance, and more.
Three Rivers Press
Three Rivers Press is the paperback imprint of Crown Archetype and Harmony, which publishes original titles and reprints across a range of categories, from pop culture and humor to practical self-help and health and fitness.
Threshold Editions is an imprint of Simon & Schuster that specializes in conservative non-fiction. Recent successes include #1 New York Times bestsellers Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin, An Inconvenient Book by Glenn Beck, and The Obama Nation by Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.
University of California Press
The nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California system, UC Press attracts manuscripts from the world's foremost scholars, writers, artists, and public intellectuals. About one-fourth of our authors are affiliated with the University of California. Each year we publish approximately 200 new books and 40 multi-issue journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and keep about 4,000 book titles in print.
University Of Chicago Press
Since its founding in 1891 as one of the three original divisions of the University of Chicago, the Press has embraced as its mission the obligation to disseminate scholarship of the highest standard and to publish serious works that promote education, foster public understanding, and enrich cultural life.
University Press of America
UPA has delivered high-quality research and textbooks into the hands of students and faculty in a timely manner since its founding in 1975. With innovative publishing programs designed for scholarly monographs as well as classroom texts and text supplements, UPA benefits scholars in all phases of their careers, from junior faculty and emerging scholars to established scholars and professors emeritus.
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues—to foster sound public policy and effective government. The Urban Institute builds knowledge about the nation’s social and fiscal challenges, practicing open-minded, evidence-based research to diagnose problems and figure out which policies and programs work best, for whom, and how.
Vintage Books is a publishing imprint established in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf. The company was purchased by Random House publishing in April 1960, and is currently a subdivision of Random House. In 1990, Vintage UK was set up in the United Kingdom.
W. W. Norton & Company
Norton of today is international in scope, there is much about the company that would remain recognizable to its founders: the editorial quality of the books, the rigorously anti-corporate style, and above all the shared sense of purpose that flourishes when all employees have a stake in the success of their firm.
Founded in 1954, Wadsworth supports the Humanities and Social Sciences, covering subjects like political science, psychology and criminal justice. Cengage Learning acquired Wadsworth in 1978.
Westview Press was founded in 1975 in Boulder, Colorado, by notable publisher and intellectual Fred Praeger. Now more than 35 years later, Westview Press continues to publish scholarly titles and high-quality undergraduate and graduate level textbooks in core social science disciplines. With books developed, written, and edited with the needs of serious nonfiction readers, professors, and students in mind, Westview Press honors its long history of publishing “books that matter.”
Our publishing teams are immersed in the disciplines we represent. We’ve worked hard to find and keep the best and brightest under one common roof, where they continue to flourish more than 80 years later. Mastery breeds innovation. Our substance is our strength. We value clarity over clutter, and conviction over the crowd.
Yale University Press
By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth, lux et veritas, which is a central purpose of Yale University. The publications of the Press are books and other materials that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life. In its commitment to increasing the range and vigor of intellectual pursuits within the university and elsewhere, Yale University Press continually extends its horizons to embody university publishing at its best.
Zhejiang University Press
Established in 1984, Zhejiang University Press (ZUP) is one of the leading academic and art publishers in China. ZUP consistently works towards being an internationally-recognized publishing company, specializing in high-quality books, teaching materials, journals, audio and video publications and electronic publications.