Journal of Comparative Politics is the semiannually journal of the Consortium of three Central European universities (University of Trencin, Slovakia; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Alma Mater Europaea - European Centre Maribor, Slovenia). The Journal of Comparative Politics journal started in 2007 to meet the needs of political scientists throughout the world interested in the advancement of their discipline and in escaping the parochialism threatening the pursuit of knowledge within the confines of a single culture. The journal focuses on the comparison of political cultures of Central and Eastern European countries, their practical policy, theoretical questions of comparative political science, theoretical and practical questions of the development of civil society and civil policy in this region.
Two principal aims animate the Journal of Comparative Politics: to provide its readers promptly with the best work being done in political science, (1) on the central and currently controversial themes of the discipline, and, (2) in new areas of inquiry where political scientists – alone or in conjunction with other scholars – are shaping innovative concepts and methodologies of political analysis.
To these ends, Journal of Comparative Politics retains an “open access” policy and encourages participation and contribution from Central and Eastern European research and academic communities and from wider international academic communities. Journal of Comparative Politics invites a variety of submission formats: articles and essays, reviews, working papers, talks and conference papers, responses/rebuttals and commentaries. As well, interdisciplinary ventures which address, directly or indirectly, issues of political concern are welcome from all sectors of the humanities and social sciences.