Polity is an international publisher in the social sciences and humanities and our list features some of the world’s leading thinkers. We combine the publication of original, cutting-edge work of the highest quality with a systematic programme of textbooks and course books for students and scholars in further and higher education.

Many of our books are of interest to a general readership and are widely reviewed and discussed in the media. We are committed to publishing topical books with a critical edge that stimulate public debate about key issues in social, political and cultural life.

We are also committed to the diffusion of ideas across language barriers and we have a major translation programme. Among the many authors we translate are Pierre Bourdieu, Jürgen Habermas, T.W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Peter Sloterdijk, Ulrich Beck, Hans Fallada, Primo Levi, Adonis, Antonio Negri, Jacques Derrida, Hélène Cixous, Roland Barthes, Jacques Lacan, Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Jacques Rancière, Paul Ricoeur, François Laruelle, Catherine Malabou and Bruno Latour.

Established in 1984, Polity has grown rapidly into one of the world’s most distinguished publishing houses. We are an independent company with offices in Cambridge and Oxford in the UK and Boston and New York in the US. Polity is a global English-language publisher and our books are available throughout the world. Sales representation and distribution are provided by John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

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