Polity is a leading international publisher in the social sciences and humanities and we publish some of the world’s best authors in these fields. Our aim is to combine the publication of original, cutting-edge work of the highest quality with a systematic program of textbooks and course-books for students and scholars in further and higher education.
The Polity list is particularly strong in the area 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 world’s 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.