Inspection copy requests

Inspection copies for most Polity books are available to lecturers teaching classes of over twelve students for whom the book may be appropriate as a course text. You can request inspection copies by following the link on the webpage for the book you are interested in.

UK and Rest of World

If you have any queries relating to Inspection Copies please email us at, and include your course details, and the book in which you are interested


Please email your request, with course details, to


Please email your request, with course details, to

Companion websites

Some of our key textbooks are accompanied by companion websites which provide materials such as teaching guidance and instructional ideas for students. Here is a list of our textbook companion websites:

Photocopying and course-pack permissions

If you would like to photocopy pages from our books, please apply for Photocopying Permission according to the following guidelines.

If you are resident in the USA please contact:

Copyright Clearance Center
222 Rosewood Drive
MA 01923
Phone: +1.978-750-8400
Fax: +1.978.646.8600

A customer service representative will process your request promptly and provide a response including photocopying authorisation and royalty fee information on behalf of Polity.

If you are resident in the UK and you have a photocopying licence with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) please check the terms of your licence.If your photocopying request falls within the terms of your licence, you may proceed without seeking further permission.

If your request exceeds the terms of your CLA licence, please contact the CLA directly with your request. If you do not have a CLA licence, please follow our Text Permission or Figure Permission guidelines.