Swiss Political Science Review

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Edited By: Thomas Widmer

Impact Factor: 0.841

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 97/165 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1662-6370


Aims and Scope

Swiss Political Science Review aims to be a pluralist platform for advancing academic knowledge and debate in the field of political science, and in particular for developing intellectual exchange across traditional boundaries between its subfields and with its neighbouring disciplines. Accordingly, it publishes original and innovative work that makes a theoretical or empirical contribution to the study of political phenomena. SPSR encourages contributions from different theoretical and methodological approaches in order to further their mutual engagement.

A fully refereed journal, SPSR publishes research and review articles, book reviews as well as special issues on selected topics. While open to submissions on all topics relevant to political science, SPSR particularly welcomes work engaging with changes in modes and structures of governance, and the challenges this presents for political actors and structures. Having its roots in Switzerland, SPSR is particularly interested in advancing knowledge on the implications of the embedding of national and domestic modes and structures of governance in international and transnational ones as well as issues such as federalism, direct democracy or consociational politics.

SPSR is published on behalf of the Swiss Political Science Association (SPSA). SPSR has been first published in 1995. It replaced the Annuaire suisse de science politique/Schweizerisches Jahrbuch fur Politische Wissenschaft, an annual published from 1961 to 1994. Full text of the annuals is available via the following link:

Swiss Academy of the Humanities and Social Sciences

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