Elgar textbook programme

Elgar publishes textbooks across the social sciences, business and law, from introductory texts to books for highly specialised courses. If you have an idea for a course book please get in touch. Our editors would be pleased to discuss the idea with you at an early stage and help assess the likely international market.


Elgar Advanced Introductions

Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by invited authors who are chosen for their authoritative reputation and ability to communicate succinctly. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.  To learn more, watch the video and browse Elgar Advanced Introdutions by subject.


Elgar essential textbooks

Affordable textbooks for core undergraduate and masters level course.


Legal case books and commentaries

Elgar's Casebooks for classroom use represent a spectrum of formats to meet the demands of a wide range of teachers, and are used successfully in classrooms around the world. Some utilise judiciously selected extracts from cases and other sources to enrich the narrative of the text, whilst others are less directive, presenting the case as the starting point around which to build discussion, and prompting this with targeted questions.


Upper level textbooks

We specialise in upper level textbooks with an international market in subjects across the social sciences, business and law. For more details browse our textbooks


Other textbook projects

The best teachers often use innovative methods and require a variety of core and supplementary books to support their courses.  If you have an idea for a project, we would like to hear from you.


Companion textbook websites

We have separate companion websites for some of our textbooks which are currently under redevelopment. Please email [email protected] for a list of our textbooks which have companion sites.