Review of Politics
- Founded in 1939 by Waldemar Gurian, The Review of Politics has published articles by authors as distinguished and diverse as Hannah Arendt, John Kenneth Galbraith, Jacques Maritain, Yves R. Simon, Talcott Parsons, Clinton Rossiter, Edward Shils, Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin.
In The Review of Politics we publish primarily articles on political theory. We also publish historical and interpretive studies of public law, comparative politics, international relations and public policy, however; we are particularly interested in political readings of literary works. Like other journals, we would most like to publish path-breaking pieces. We are very happy, however, to accept articles which make significant contributions to on-going debates.
Some of the first essays advocating “realism” were published in The Review, as well as articles from its opponents in international relations; both perspectives are accepted parts of the journal’s coverage.
Perspectives on Political Science
- Perspectives on Political Science publishes articles about political ideas and theories and encourages submissions from all disciplines that relate to the study of politics. Examples include essays on the state of the profession and on the application of social science concepts to the study of politics. Symposia are published from time to time on educational matters of interest to political scientists.
Perspectives on Political Science also publishes two kinds of reviews: REVIEW ESSAYS— approximately 2,500 to 3,000 words—comparative overviews of appropriate literature on a signifcant theme; and BOOK REVIEWS—approximately 450 to 550 words—timely descriptions of recent publications in the social sciences.
American Political Thought
- An interdisciplinary journal devoted to scholarship on American political thought broadly understood. The journal is concerned with classic texts and authors in the American political tradition and with key political ideas such as democracy, constitutionalism, equality, liberty, citizenship, political identity, and the role of the state. Submissions encouraged for all areas of relevance, including (1) description, justification, and criticism of the institutions of constitutional democracy in the United States; (2) the plurality of first principles called upon to ground these institutions and to orient political action; (3) the mentality of the American people, either taken as a whole or as members of various subcultures within the polity; (4) political literature, which has sought to bring political principles to full, imaginative life; (5) the ideas around which the platforms of the various political parties in American political history have been built and around which partisan coalitions today coalesce; and (6) the character of the United States as it presents itself on the world stage and thus in the eyes of those who live abroad.
- Polis is a refereed journal which was founded in 1977 to provide a forum for scholars specializing in Ancient Greek Political Thought. Originally the Newsletter of the Society for Greek Political Thought (UK), Polis has over the years evolved into a full-fledged academic journal that publishes material of interest to those who study ancient Greek political thought, whether they do so as classicists, ancient historians, philosophers, or political scientists . Polis maintains ties with the Society for Greek Political Thought and with its membership, but the journal welcomes submissions for peer-review from scholars with no affiliation to the Society .
“Political thought” is not defined narrowly as political philosophy but to cover political thinking at all levels, and thus the study of political institutions and practices, history, and literature are all included.Polis also publishes articles on the reception of ancient political thought in Europe, America, or elsewhere.
The journal speaks for no particular perspective or methodology and it is devoted to the publication of research papers, even though extensive literature reviews and critiques of contemporary research, review essays and book reviews are also included.
Polis appears in two issues per annual volume (spring and fall).
- Political Theory publishes articles on political philosophy from every philosophical, ideological and methodological perspective. It offers essays in historical political thought, modern political theory, normative and analytical philosophy, and the history of ideas, as well as critical assessments of current work.
Political Theory serves as the leading forum for the development and exchange of political ideas. The journal is broad in scope and international in coverage. Political Theory has no single affiliation or orientation, and it is dedicated to serving the entire political theory community. Political Theory‘s carefully refereed articles discuss current political philosophies and cast new light on historical ones. The journal covers philosophers such as as Aristotle, Marx, Foucault, Hobbes, Locke and Heidegger. Areas of study include justice, feminism, liberalism, communism, utilitarianism, political order, enlightenment and modernism.
History of Political Thought
- History of Political Thought (HPT) is a quarterly journal which was launched in 1980 to fill a genuine academic need for a forum for work in this multi-disciplinary area. Although a subject central to the study of politics and history, researchers in this field had previously to compete for publication space in journals whose intellectual centers of gravity were located in other disciplines.
The journal is devoted exclusively to the historical study of political ideas and associated methodological problems. The primary focus is on research papers, with extensive book reviews and bibliographic surveys also included. All articles are refereed.
Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy (Online: Peer Reviewed)
- The journal welcomes manuscripts in political philosophy in the broad sense. Submitted articles can be interpretations of literary works, theological works, and writings on jurisprudence with an important bearing on political philosophy.
- ANAMNESIS is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, academic journal dedicated to the study of Tradition, Place, and ‘Things Divine.’ [The] journal will strive to avoid ideological commitments and, instead, be open to diverse scholarship relating to our major themes. Tradition signals the importance of custom and our relation to the past. In this sense, it can be a guide to human conduct and a constituent of rationality.
With respect to possible thinkers whose work might fit well with the journal’s concerns, they are legion. Here are just a few: Hans-Georg Gadamer, Charles Taylor, Edmund Burke, Stanely Hauerwas, T.S. Eliot, Wendell Berry, Richard Weaver, Rene Girard, Lord Acton, Alasdair MacIntyre, Christopher Lasch, Leo Strauss, Allen Tate, John Randolph of Roanoke, David Hume, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Nisbet, Alexis de Tocqueville, Eric Voegelin, John Taylor of Caroline, and Michael Oakeshott. This list is far from exhaustive, and many other fine thinkers from across the ideological spectrum could be included and will be welcomed.
The Boston Review
- Boston Review is a magazine of ideas, independent and nonprofit. We cover lots of ground—politics, poetry, film, fiction, book reviews, and criticism. But a few premises tie it all together: that democracy depends on public discussion; that sometimes understanding means going deep; that vast inequalities are unjust; that human imagination breaks free from neat political categories; and that powerful images are worth piles of words.
- Constellations is an international peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best of contemporary critical and democratic theory. Constellations fosters creative thinking in philosophy, politics, social theory, and law. Longstanding assumptions about critical theory – its methods, concepts and emancipatory aims- need to be rethought. The journal aims to help expand the global possibilities for radical politics and social criticism in the coming period.
Contemporary Political Theory
- Founded in the UK in 2002, Contemporary Political Theory has quickly established itself in the top rank of peer-reviewed journals in political theory and philosophy. Under new editorship in 2010, the journal is now based in both the USA and UK and reaches out to authors and readers in Europe, Asia and Oceania. It will continue, through a rigorous peer-review process, to seek out the very best work from the wide array of interests that constitute ‘contemporary political theory’: from post-structuralist thought to analytical philosophy, from feminist theory to international relations theory, from philosophies of the social sciences to the cultural construction of political theory itself. The editors welcome submissions from disciplines outside philosophy and political science, including but certainly not limited to: geography and anthropology, women’s studies and gender studies, cultural studies and economics, literary theory and film studies. Contemporary Political Theory publishes a challenging and eclectic mix of articles that contribute both to rethinking what political theory is and does, and to promoting lively engagements with contemporary global politics.
- Founded in 1987 as a site where social-scientific theorizing confronts empirical realities, Critical Review publishes path breaking research and reflections on the effects of modern society—particularly its capitalist and democratic elements—on human well-being.
Since 1997, the journal has treated complexity as the defining feature of modernity, and has focused on the effects of complexity on mass democracy. Critical Review is now the leading forum for considering whether voters and other political decision makers can make good choices in the face of pervasive ignorance about the social problems they are trying to solve. By exploring the informational and cognitive failures to which human decision makers are prone, Critical Review brings a large dose of realism to normative comparisons among political institutions and economic systems, seeking to ensure that such comparisons adequately take account of the modern world’s complexity.
Critical Review is of interest to political scientists in all subfields; political theorists and philosophers; social and political psychologists; and economists dissatisfied with the oversimplifications of orthodox neoclassical models.
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
- Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) explores the theoretical assumptions and implications of such policy issues and socio-political-legal processes as:
Democratization, Multiculturalism, Environmental protection,
Development aid, European Union, Judicial legislation, Globalization, Social stratification
The journal will interest academics and practitioners intrigued by the tie between philosophical reflection and public policy, especially in international relations, law, politics and public administration, philosophy, sociology and management.
Economics and Philosophy
- The disciplines of economics and philosophy each possess their own special analytical methods, the combination of which is powerful and fruitful. Economics and Philosophy seeks to promote the mutual enrichment of the two disciplines by publishing high-quality original research in all contemporary areas linking them. Topics include, but are not limited to, the foundations of rational or behavioral decision theory and game theory, the nature of rationality in general, ethical and other analytic-philosophical issues in economics, the use of economic techniques in ethical theory, and experimental research on economics and philosophy. Economics and Philosophy does not publish historical or text-interpretive work, unless it makes a contribution to current debates about economics and philosophy.
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
- Presents the best work produced in all fields of ethics
Promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between ethics, theology and empirical disciplines such as medicine, economics, sociology, psychology and law
Offers theoretically relevant ‘practical’ ethics and practically relevant ‘theoretical’ ethics
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice: An International Forum is a peer-reviewed journal which aims to publish the best work produced in all fields of ethics. It welcomes high quality submissions regardless of the tradition or school of thought from which they derive.
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice seeks interdisciplinary cooperation between ethics, theology and empirical disciplines such as medicine, economics, sociology, psychology and law. It recognizes that distinctions between theory and practice are, to a large extent, artificial. The journal therefore aims to publish theoretically relevant ‘practical’ ethics and practically relevant ‘theoretical’ ethics.
- Ethics features scholarly work that covers a range of topics pertaining to moral and political philosophy from a variety of intellectual perspectives, including social and political theory, law, and economics. Articles in the journal present new theories, apply theory to contemporary moral issues, or focus on historical works that have significant implications for contemporary theory. In addition to major articles, Ethics publishes review essays, discussion articles, book reviews, and book notes.
European Journal of Political Theory
- The European Journal of Political Theory (EJPT) provides a high profile research forum for political theory. Broad in scope and international in readership, EJPT publishes articles in political philosophy, political theory and the history of ideas. All articles are subject to peer-review by internationally renowned scholars in order to ensure the highest quality.
Although the EJPT is located in Europe and publishes articles on debates emerging from the development of national traditions of European scholarship, contributions to political theory in the widest possible sense are welcomed. We encourage contributions in analytical and normative political philosophy, modern and contemporary political theory, and the history of political thought and ideas.
European Journal of Social Theory
- European Journal of Social Theory (EJST), edited by Gerard Delanty, is a peer reviewed quarterly journal exploring major social transformations and questions concerning European societies. Engaged with contemporary debates in social theory the journal explores theoretical contexts of issues such as the nation state, democracy, citizenship, risk; identity, social divisions, violence, gender and knowledge.
Journal of Political Philosophy
- The Journal of Political Philosophy is an international journal devoted to the study of theoretical issues arising out of moral, legal and political life. It welcomes, and hopes to foster, work cutting across a variety of disciplinary concerns, among them philosophy, sociology, history, economics and political science.
The journal encourages new approaches, including: feminism; environmentalism; critical theory, post-modernism and analytical Marxism; social and public choice theory; law and economics, critical legal studies and critical race studies; and game theoretic, socio-biological and anthropological approaches to politics. It also welcomes work in the history of political thought which builds to a larger philosophical point and work in the philosophy of the social sciences and applied ethics with broader political implications.
Journal of Theoretical Politics
- The Journal of Theoretical Politics is an international peer reviewed journal one of whose principal aims is to foster the development of theory in the study of political processes. JTP provides a forum for the publication of original papers seeking to make genuinely theoretical contributions to the study of politics.
NOMOS (American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy)
- In 1958, Harvard University Press published the first volume of NOMOS, the first yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. Edited by Carl Friedrich, and entitled Authority, it began a series of annual volumes published or currently in production. These thematic collections have been staples of political and legal philosophical scholarship for the last half-century and in many cases have become the first place for scholars to turn on any given theme. The essays continue to be a valuable resource for interdisciplinary research and undergraduate and graduate education.
Philosophy and Public Affairs
- Issues of public concern often have an important philosophical dimension. Philosophy & Public Affairs is published in the belief that a philosophical examination of these issues can contribute to their clarification and to their resolution. It welcomes philosophical discussion of substantive legal, social, and political problems, as well as discussions of the more abstract questions to which they give rise. In addition, it aims to publish studies of the moral and intellectual history of such problems. Philosophy & Public Affairs is designed to fill the need for a venue in which philosophers with different viewpoints and philosophically inclined writers from various disciplines-including law, political science, economics, and sociology-can bring their distinctive methods to bear on problems that concern everyone.
Public Affairs Quarterly
- Public Affairs Quarterly (PAQ) is devoted to current issues in social and political philosophy. It specializes in contributions that examine matters on the current agenda of public policy in light of philosophical reflections and assessments. The journal offers tightly focused philosophical case studies of particular issues in such areas as—social and economic justice; public welfare; individual entitlements, rights, and duties; inheritance, taxation, and distributive justice in general; population policy, abortion, and euthanasia; environmental problems; science policy; the social and political status of women, senior citizens, minorities, and other social groups; arms control, war and deterrence; loyalty, duty, and patriotism; ethical issues in medicine, business, and the professions; criminality, criminal justice, and punishment; and similar topics.
PAQ seeks to promote the understanding of issues of public policy by publishing essays that bring philosophical depth and sophistication to matters on the agenda of public debate that would otherwise be left to the tender mercies of political rhetoric and journalistic oversimplification.
PAQ is published by the University of Illinois Press on behalf of North American Philosophical Publications.
Social Philosophy and Policy
- Social Philosophy & Policy, published by Cambridge University Press, is an interdisciplinary journal with an emphasis on the philosophical underpinnings of enduring social policy debates. The semi-annual issues are thematic in format, examining a specific area of concern with contributions from scholars in philosophy, economics, political science, and law. While not primarily a journal of policy prescriptions, articles typically connect theory with practice.
- Utilitas is the leading academic forum for those interested in utilitarian studies and one of the leading international journals in ethics. It offers high quality research in all aspects of the development of utilitarian thought and in all areas in which utilitarianism has made a contribution. As a pioneering, interdisciplinary journal, Utilitas will be of interest not only to moral philosophers but also to economists, political theorists, intellectual historians and legal theorists.
Theory & Event
- Theory & Event applies the strengths of electronic publication to the fields of political theory and political science. This focus allows theory to be confronted by the surprises of current events, analysis to be tested against the immediate, and interpretation to wrestle with the ongoing sweep of change. Readers of Theory & Event enjoy creative political thought in the humanities and the social sciences. The online journal regularly features essays and other forms of writing and representation which address the power of sovereignty, territory and government; old, new, and emerging forms of identity; and the politics of representation as it appears in protests, elections, commodities, and high and popular culture. With an international staff, authors, and readership, Theory & Event is a forum uniquely suited to contemporary life and contemporary scholarship.