About Elgar Handbooks

What makes Elgar handbooks unique is the research focus and, in many cases, the cross disciplinary nature of the topics. We publish handbooks in established fields and in emerging areas, with the aim to outline current research and set out a new research agenda for the future.


What makes a good handbook?

Original, specially commissioned content; a good mix of senior and emerging scholars; a lively debate between chapters and an aspiration to pave the way for future research. We hope that any PhD student would have a dog-eared copy of one of our handbooks, but – in many cases – we aim also for them to be useful for masters teaching and established researchers.