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Perspectives on Politics

A Political Science Public Sphere

Perspectives on Politics seeks to provide a space for broad and synthetic discussion within the political science profession and between the profession and the broader scholarly and reading publics. Such discussion necessarily draws on and contributes to the scholarship published in the more specialized journals that dominate our discipline. At the same time, Perspectives seeks to promote a complementary form of broad public discussion and synergistic understanding within the profession that is essential to advancing research and promoting scholarly community.

Perspectives seeks to nurture a political science public sphere, publicizing important scholarly topics, ideas, and innovations, linking scholarly authors and readers, and promoting broad reflexive discussion among political scientists about the work that we do and why this work matters.

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Current Issue: Volume 15, Issue 1

About the March Issue: This issue explores the current tones in multiple nations of instituting a new form of illiberal democracy in place of the supposedly outmoded form of liberal democracy. According to the editor Jeffrey Isaac, “Central to many of these issues is the political fate of Turkey, a country at the border of Europe and the Middle East and North Africa; a member of NATO and a candidate for membership in the EU; a country on the front lines of overlapping global crises associated with ISIS-related violence in Syria, Iraq, and Libya and an epic flow of refugees; and a “new democracy” viewed by some as a model of “Islamist moderation” that is on the verge of falling into a new form of authoritarianism if it has not already done so. Turkey indeed figures in three of this issue’s four research articles, and furnishes a lens through which to view all four of them.” In addition to research articles, the March issues includes Jennifer Hochschild’s APSA president address as well as Praxis, critical dialogues, and book reviews—including review essays and symposia.

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