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The Review of Politics publishes articles primarily on political theory. We also publish historical and interpretive studies of public law, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy, as well as political readings of literary works.

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The editorial team anticipates that it will be business as usual at ROP.  We do not foresee any delay in processing manuscripts at our end.  We can’t anticipate whether external reviewers will continue to be available amidst the current uncertainty.  There might also be a delay in reviewing new books if there is a slow down in our capacity to physically mail books to reviewers.  If book reviewers are willing to use e-books, that will help a lot. We will do all we can to keep things going as usual in these unusual times. 

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Current Issue

Volume 82:4 Fall 2020

Books Reviewed

Nicholas Buccola,  The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America

William Selinger,  Parliamentarism: From Burke to Weber

Sungmoon Kim,  Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics: The Political Philosophy of Mencius and Xunzi

Céline Spector,  Rousseau

Rebecca LeMoine Plato's Caves: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity

 and more . . .


Forthcoming in the Next Issue 

Ross Mittiga, “Ranking the Regimes in Aristotle’s Politics: The Four-principles Approach”

Salih Emre Gercek, Alexis de Tocqueville's Reluctant "Democratic Language"

Sara Henary, Anthony Trollope: Novelist of the "Democratic Revolution"

Christopher Nadon, “Leo Strauss’ First Brush with Xenophon: ‘The Spirit of Sparta or the Taste of Xenophon’”

Adrian Blau, “How Should We Categorize Approaches to the History of Political Thought?”

  1. Thank You

    Thanking our Peer Reviewers

    The editors of the Review of Politics would like to thank the following individuals for their expert assistance in evaluating manuscripts for publicatio...