The Political Quarterly

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Edited By: Ben Jackson and Deborah Mabbett

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 125/165 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1467-923X

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Recently published in the Political Quarterly Monograph Series:

 Rethinking Capitalism

Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth - Michael Jacobs (Editor), Mariana Mazzucato (Editor)

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Recent books in the series include:

Defending Politics

Defending Politics: Bernard Crick at The Political Quarterly - Stephen Ball (Editor)

 Retrieving The Big Society Retrieving The Big Society - Jason Edwards (Editor)
 Reassessing New Labour Reassessing New Labour: Market, State and Society under Blair and Brown - Patrick Diamond (Editor), Michael Kenny (Editor)
 The Progressive Tradition: Eighty Years of The Political Quarterly The Progressive Tradition: Eighty Years of The Political Quarterly - Andrew Gamble (Editor), Tony Wright (Editor)

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Recent PQ news

Bernard Crick Prize

The Political Quarterly is delighted to announce Alan Finlayson worthy winner of the Bernard Crick Prize for Best Piece 2014 with his article 'Proving, Pleasing and Persuading? Rhetoric in Contemporary British Politics' (85, 4: 428-36). You can read ithere.

Call for Proposals of Special Issues of Political Quarterly

Political Quarterly is pleased to invite proposals for special issues and special sections in 2016-17. For further particulars please look here.

Most Downloaded Article of 2014

The most downloaded article of 2014 is Ben Jackson's 'The Political Thought of Scottish Nationalism'. You can read it for free here.

Virtual Issues

David Marquand is one of the most eloquent and powerful voices in progressive politics in Britain.

This special issue, comprising eleven of his articles for the Political Quarterly, marks the retirement of Marquand from the Editorial Board and ties in with the forthcoming conference on Marquand's work PQ is organising.

Click here to read Progressive Dilemmas: A Virtual Issue in Honour of David Marquand

On the anniversary of the birth of Leonard Woolf on 25 November 1880, the Political Quarterly has made available for free twelve of his most famous essays written during his long association with the journal.

Click here to read Leonard Woolf at the Political Quarterly

Recent key articles

We are pleased to offer FREE online access to the January-March 2015 issue of Political Quarterly - vol. 86, issue 1. You can read it here.

Annual Lecture Series

2014: Professor Paul Ginsborg - 'Recent Italian Politics in Historical Perspective'.
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2013: Professor John Kay - The Future of Capitalism
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2012: Shami Chakrabati - Citizens' Privileges or Human Rights? The Great Bill of Rights Swindle
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2011: David Miliband - Why is the European Left Losing Elections?
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2010: Ian Blair - Policing: Continuity, consensus and controversy
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2009: Tony Wright - Is there a way forward to bridge the divide between politician and voter?
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