Polity (publisher)

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Polity (publisher)
Status Active
Founded 1984
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Cambridge
Distribution John Wiley and Sons
Publication types Books
Official website www.polity.co.uk

Polity is an international publisher in the social sciences and humanities. It publishes around 100 books a year in sociology, politics, philosophy, media and cultural studies, health studies, literary studies, history, anthropology and related subjects. Its books range from core textbooks to cutting-edge scholarly work. Polity publishes some of the world's leading thinkers in social and political theory and philosophy.

Polity also publishes nonfiction for a general readership, including history, biography, politics and current affairs. Its biographies include Joachim Radkau's Max Weber, Fidel Castro, Albert Einstein, Joachim Fest's Albert Speer, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, David Bowie, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, and David Beckham.

Polity is an independent publisher that was established in 1984. Its editorial offices are located in Cambridge in the UK; it also has offices in Oxford, UK, and in Boston, USA. Polity's books are sold and distributed under the Polity imprint throughout the world.


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