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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 3

From the September Issue: The September issue of Perspectives on Politics features a range of articles, essays, book reviews, and dialogues on “The American Politics of Policing and Incarceration.” We started planning this issue 15 months ago, long before “Ferguson,” and “Freddie Gray,” and a rash of high-profile instances of policing run amok. We chose this topic because it is important for politics, especially in the United States, and for American political science.


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