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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.


Current Issue: Volume 13, Issue 2

From the June Issue: The new issue of Perspectives on Politics features a special introductory essay by editor Jeffrey C. Isaac, “For a More Public Political Science.” Isaac criticizes what he calls “neopositivism” in political science, and argues that “what the discipline most needs today is not more technique or methodological purity but more publicity.” This issue also features a symposium on pluralism and the fate of Perestroika featuring John Gunnell, James Farr, Robert Keohane, David Laitin, Kristen Monroe, Anne Norton, and Sanford Schram.

The following timely articles also appear in this issue:

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