Lynne Rienner Publishers is an independent scholarly and textbook publishing firm. It was founded in 1984 and publishes in the fields of international studies and comparative world politics. It also publishes books about US politics, sociology and criminology. It also translates foreign books to English. Some of their translations include books by notable authors such as Naguib Mahfouz, Ghassan Kanafani, Maryse Condé, Derek Walcott and Tawfiq al-Hakim.