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European Consortium for Political Research conference 2021 journal highlights

Scroll down to browse highlights for the ECPR conference from the following journals:


Including our free Highly Cited collections and Editors' Choice collections. We also have a selection of free special issues available. Keep reading to learn about the launch of our exciting new journals: Global Political Economy and the Open Access Global Social Challenges Journal.  



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Highlights from the European Journal of Politics and Gender 

The European Journal of Politics and Gender (EJPG) is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes international, cutting-edge research in the broad field of politics and gender. EJPG is endorsed by the Gender and Politics Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). 

Free special issue 

Enjoy free access to our most recent special issue: Feminist Alliances: The Discourses, Practices and Politics of Solidarity until 15 September. The issue includes:

Under different umbrellas: intersectionality and alliances in US feminist politics
Myra Marx Ferree

Lessons on opportunity hoarding and gender binarism: building an alliance of women’s, trans and intersex movements
Angelika Von Wahl

The feminist and domestic workers’ movements: disconnected practices, discursive convergences
Giulia Garofalo Geymonat, Daniela Cherubini and Sabrina Marchetti

The (re)politicisation of gender in Western Europe
Tarik Abou-Chadi, Magdalena Breyer and Theresa Gessler

Read the full issue

Other special issues    

Beyond the binary: new approaches to measuring gender in political science research 
Guest edited by Amy C. Alexander, Catherine Bolzendahl and Lena Wängnerud 

Rethinking the ambition gap: gender and candidate emergence in comparative perspectiveGuest Edited by Jennifer M. Piscopo and Meryl Kenny

You might also enjoy our free sample issue Volume 2 Number 2

Want more from EJPG? Follow @EJPGjournal on Twitter and sign up to the journal's mailing list for the latest journal news and free content.



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Introducing Global Social Challenges Journal

How can we re-imagine society in an era of climate change, pandemic, hunger, poverty and other pressing global societal challenges? Significant threats and dangers lie ahead of us, but so do opportunities. This new fully open access, not-for-profit journal aims to facilitate thinking about these positive new trajectories and become the journal of choice to address the complexities of global social challenges across disciplines.

The Global Social Challenges Journal will be the first such journal to be based in the social sciences, whilst engaging with research from humanities, arts and STEM. It will be an important home for research which contributes to the creation of alternative futures that are socially and environmentally just and sustaining.

Want to know more? Read our call for submissions, follow @GSC_Journal, and join the journal mailing list for the latest news. 



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Highlights from Policy & Politics

Policy & Politics is a world-leading journal committed to advancing our understanding of the dynamics of policy making and implementation. With an impact factor of 3.75, it ranks in the top 15 journals in the Public Administration category of the Journal Citation Reports. Policy & Politics also sits in the top 40 journals in the Political Science category. 

To celebrate our new impact factor we have made a collection of highly cited articles free to access until 3 September, including: 

The lessons of policy learning: types, triggers, hindrances and pathologies [Open Access]
Claire A. Dunlop and Claudio M. Radaelli

Why advocacy coalitions matter and practical insights about them
Christopher M. Weible and Karin Ingold

Matching policy tools and their targets: beyond nudges and utility maximisation in policy design
Michael Howlett

Go to the highly cited collection

Recent special issues  

Beyond nudge: advancing the state-of-the-art of behavioural public policy and administration  
Guest edited by Benjamin Ewert, Kathrin Loer and Eva Thomann  

Policy-making as designing: the added value of design thinking for public administration and public policy  
Guest edited by Arwin van Buuren, Jenny M Lewis and B Guy Peters  

You might also enjoy our free sample issue Volume 47 Number 4 and our Essential Reading Recconmendations



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Highlights from Global Discourse

Global Discourse is an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented journal of applied contemporary thought operating at the intersection of politics, international relations, sociology and social policy. The journal’s scope is broad, encouraging interrogation of current affairs with regard to core questions of distributive justice, wellbeing, cultural diversity, autonomy, sovereignty, security and recognition.

Read our free sample issue and free Editors’ Choice collection.

Journal highlights include:

Themed issue: COVID-19 and the Politics of Fear

Listen to the Transforming Society podcast to hear Matt Flinders, co-editor of this themed issue discuss the role of fear in politics and public policy. 

The themed double issue: Staying with Speculation: Natures, Futures, Politics 
The themed issue: Pandemic Politics in the Persian Gulf 
The themed issue: Transnational religious networks and geopolitics in the Muslim World (free until 31 December)  



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New journal coming soon: Global Political Economy  

Global Political Economy is the much-anticipated journal for the discipline of global political economy. The journal offers a critical platform for research that interrogates prevailing institutions, norms and patterns of authority and explanatory categories, authors will engage with and drive debates around emancipatory discourses and praxis.    

Submissions will open soon. Read the call for papers and sign up to the Global Political Economy mailing list to learn more.   You can also follow Global Political Economy on Twitter.     



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Evidence & Policy  
Highly cited collection (free until 3 September) 
Editors’ Choice collection (free until 31 November) 
Free sample issue (free until 31 December) 

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice  
Editors’ Choice collection (free until 31 January) 
Free sample issue (free until 31 December)


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