Robert Garner is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Leicester. This website provides a comprehensive guide to his writing which stretches over a quarter of a century. Navigate the menu on the right to explore the themes he engages with.


Out on February 9th

The only introductory textbook to bring together theory, comparative politics, and international relations, to provide the most comprehensive and global introduction to politics available. 

The only book to combine concepts and ideologies, comparative politics, and international relations in one volume, to provide a fully comprehensive introduction for undergraduates
Includes a wide range of contemporary and historical case studies from across the globe, helping to contextualise the material for students
The book moves beyond a descriptive narrative, taking an analytical approach that ensures students are challenged to form their own ideas and perspectives
Now available as an e-book enhanced with embedded self-assessment activities and multi-media content to offer a fully immersive experience and extra learning support



Robert Garner gained his MA and PhD from the University of Manchester. His PhD thesis was on Labour Party ideology. He has worked at the Universities of Buckingham, Exeter and Leicester. He was awarded a Chair in Politics at the University of Leicester in 2006.

Robert’s passions are (in no particular order!) animal rights, politics, Leicester City Football Club and The Waterboys.


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