Description of the List

Publishers on this list are those who publish textbooks or academic book in the field of public administration and public affairs. Three criteria are considered when involving these publishers. The first is that publishers should have published books about public administration and public affairs; the second is that books of these publishers have good reputation based on authors, selling amount and readers' comments (which are collected from; the last standard is the global rank of the publishers in 2013 listed by Publishers Weekly ( Therefore, publishers below are regarded as famous publishers who produce high quality books about public administration and public affairs in the world. Not only in English, some publishers produce academic books in other language, such as Chinese and Korean, are also included in this list. Publishers below are listed alphabetically.

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Abingdon Press

For more than 200 years, Abingdon Press has continued a tradition in religious publishing for crossing denominational boundaries with thought-provoking and enjoyable books. Abingdon Press is an imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, in operation since 1789.

Academic Journals

Academic Journals is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals currently publishes 111 open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house, founded by Alfred A. Knopf, Sr. in 1915. It was acquired by Random House in 1960 and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group at Random House,[1] which has been owned since 1998 by the German private media corporation Bertelsmann.

American Public Health Association

The American Public Health Association champions the health of all people and all communities. It strengthens the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

APA Planners Press

Planners Press is APA's book imprint. We publish titles of interest to practitioners, researchers, and the general public, with the aim of stimulating readers, creating an engaged citizenry, and influencing policy development — all by telling the many stories of planning.

Aspen Publishers

Aspen Publishers is a leading information provider for attorneys, business professionals and law students. Written by preeminent authorities, Aspen products offer analytical and practical information in a range of specialty practice areas from securities law and intellectual property to mergers and acquisitions and pension/benefits.

Auerbach Publications
Back Bay Books

In 1993, Little, Brown created a new trade paperback imprint, Back Bay Books, to focus on long-term publication of the company’s best fiction and nonfiction.  Back Bay’s new editions of William Least Heat-Moon’s Blue Highways, Tracy Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust, and C.S. Forester’s Hornblower novels, among many others, have given these classics fresh lives.  At the same time, Back Bay paperback editions of new works by David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, Janet Fitch, and Malcolm Gladwell have been impressive bestsellers in their own right.

Basic Books

Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning books in psychology, science, politics, sociology, current affairs, and history. Basic's list of influential authors includes Howard Gardner, Irvin Yalom, Lester Thurow, Alice Miller, Orlando Patterson, Douglas Hofstadter, Edward Larson, Beverly Tatum, Stephen Carter, Iris Chang, Niall Ferguson, Ernst Mayr, George Chauncey, Samantha Power, and Richard Feynman.

Brookings Institution Press

Publication and dissemination of public policy research are essential parts of the Brookings mission. The Press publishes books that result from the Institution's own research and books of a similar nature written by other authors.

Buccaneer Books

Butterworth–Heinemann is a United Kingdom-based publishing company specialized in professional information and learning materials for higher education and professional training, in printed and electronic forms. It has publishing units in Oxford (UK) and Waltham, Massachusetts (United States).

Cambridge University Press
Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The company's products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement, improve learning outcomes and deliver authoritative information to people whenever and wherever they need it. 

Central Compilation & Translation Press

Central Compilation & Translation Press (CCTP) affiliated to Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, was established in September 1993. It specializes in translating and publishing the latest authoritative works on politics, economics, philosophy and culture in the world.

China Renmin University Press

China Renmin University Press is established in 1955. She is the first college press after the Peoples' Republic of China was founded. China Renmin University Press is also one of China's most important bases for publishing college textbooks and academic words of humanities and social sciences.

China Social Science Press

Established in June, 1978, China Social Sciences Press is sponsored by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. CSSP is a national level publishing house focusing on academic publications mainly in the field of humanities and social sciences. In 1993, CSSP won the honorary title of “national outstanding press” granted by Propaganda Department of CPC and General Administration of Press and Publication.

Chinese Academy of Governance Press

Chinese Academy of Governance (previously named China National School of Administration) was born in the surging tide of reform and opening up, and it constantly developed as the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics progressed. It was decided at the Thirteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC­) in 1987 and at the First Session of the National People’s Congress in1988 to create a national civil service system and establish the ChineseAcademy of Governance. Preparatory work on the academy began in 1988, and it was formally established in 1994.

Columbia University Press

Columbia University Press was founded in 1893 and is the fourth-oldest university press in the United States. The purpose of the press expressed in its Certificate of Incorporation is to "promote the study of economic, historical, literary, scientific and other subjects and to promote and encourage the publication of literary works embodying original research in such subjects."

CQ Press

CQ Press, a division of SAGE Publications, publishes books, directories, periodicals, and electronic products on American government and politics, with an expanding list in international affairs and journalism and mass communication.

CRC Press

CRC Press, a premier global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical content, provides essential material for academics, professionals, and students. CRC Press products include world-class references, handbooks, and textbooks as well as the award-winning CRCnetBASE eBook collections. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.


Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian ministry that exists to proclaim the gospel through publishing in order to, by God's grace:

Assist individual Christians and the church in growing in knowledge and understanding of the Christian life;
Bear witness to God's truth, beauty and holiness, and to the Lordship of Christ in every area of life;
Help bring men, women, and children to Christ as their Lord and Savior;
Glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in every way.
Any surplus which may arise is used solely to further the publishing ministry of Crossway.

Crown Business
David Publishing

David Publishing Company (DPC)(originally as USA-China Business Review (Journal),Inc., USA), founded in 2001, is a professional English-language academic journals and books publisher both in print and online versions, which serves the world's research and scholarly communities.


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