Perspectives on Politics


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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. View more journal information on Cambridge's websiteClick here for submission guidelines.

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An Important Message from the Editors of Perspectives on Politics 

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a radical reduction in the number of review copies of books being sent to our offices. If you have written or edited a book with a 2019-2020 publication date and wish to have it considered for review at Perspectives on Politics, the official book review outlet for the American Political Science Association, do not automatically assume that we have a copy of your book. Please contact your publisher directly to ensure that a physical copy is delivered to the address below, which is still receiving mail:

Perspectives on Politics Book Reviews
Department of Political Science
University of Florida
234 Anderson Hall
1507 W. University Ave
PO Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611-7325



Daniel O’Neill, Book Review Editor and Associate Editor
Michael Bernhard, Editor-in-Chief