Saturday, August 27, 2011

American Political Thought

[Here's an announcement of a journal that may be of interest.]

The University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal in association with the Notre Dame Program in Constitutional Studies and the Jack Miller Center, a non-profit foundation. Submissions are currently being considered for its inaugural year.

Interdisciplinary in scope, American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture bridges the gap between historical, empirical, and theoretical, and is the only journal dedicated exclusively to the study of American political thought. APT will feature research by political scientists, historians, literary scholars, economists, and philosophers who study the texts, authors, and ideas at the foundation of the American political tradition.

Scholars from all related disciplines are encouraged to submit papers. The editors are seeking papers that will explore key political concepts such as democracy, constitutionalism, equality, liberty, citizenship, political identity, the role of the state, and classic thinkers in the American tradition.

Developed in response to renewed vitality in the field, APT will publish research articles, review essays, and book reviews. Each issue will contain approximately five articles (with a flexible length requirement), an essay book review, and eight to ten shorter reviews