About the Journal

Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science (ISSN [online] 2414-6633) is an open access, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). Founded in 2001, IAPSS Politikon has been providing a platform for students and early-career researchers to showcase their work. The journal is published biannually and distributed online, ensuring free access to its content for readers worldwide. 

IAPSS Politikon is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Political Science. The journal actively encourages submissions from scholars and students from underrepresented groups, diverse backgrounds, and the Global South, recognizing the importance of amplifying voices that have traditionally been marginalized in academia. By fostering an inclusive environment, IAPSS Politikon aims to contribute to the development of a more representative and equitable field of Political Science.

The journal also welcomes critical perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches that challenge conventional thinking and push the boundaries of the discipline. By providing a space for innovative and thought-provoking research, IAPSS Politikon seeks to stimulate meaningful discussions and contribute to the advancement of Political Science.

As an open access journal, IAPSS Politikon ensures that all published articles are freely available to readers worldwide, promoting the dissemination of knowledge and fostering collaboration among scholars and students in the field of Political Science. The journal does not charge any fees for submission, processing, or publication of articles, and provides free copy-editing services to ensure the highest quality of published work. This commitment to accessibility and support for authors aims to reduce barriers and encourage participation from researchers across the globe.

In addition to regular submissions, IAPSS Politikon welcomes proposals for special issues that address timely and significant topics in different subfields of Political Science. Prospective guest editors are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief at politikonjournal@iapss.org for more information.

For individual book reviews, interested authors should contact the Book Review section Editor at politikon.bookeditor@iapss.org.

Current Issue

Vol. 57 (2024)
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Volume 57 of Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science features a diverse array of articles and reviews that showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary political science research. From an exploration of non-state actors and regional identity in Southern Africa to an analysis of Scottish political parties' framing strategies on social media, the articles employ a range of methodological approaches to explore pressing issues in international relations and comparative politics. The Conversations section includes a thought-provoking film review that highlights the power of cinema to engage with sociopolitical issues, while the book reviews critically engage with recent publications on the crisis of democratic politics and the electoral strategies of centrist anti-establishment parties in Central and Eastern Europe. Together, the contributions in this issue demonstrate the vibrant dialogue and debate within political science, as scholars push the boundaries of the discipline to grapple with the complex challenges of our time.

Published: 2024-05-16

Full Issue


  • Editorial Note

    Anna Kuteleva
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.57.0

Research articles

  • A Socio-Historical Approach to Regional Organizational Relations? NGOs in Gender Security in the SADC Region

    Cecilia Lwiindi Nedziwe
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.57.1
  • Issue Ownership and Framing Comparing the Scottish Political Parties on Social Media

    Cara McLaughlin
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.57.2


  • From Aliens to Apartheid Reimagining Segregation in Neill Blomkamp's District 9 (2009)

    Vladimir Rosas-Salazar
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.57.CON1

Book reviews

  • Review of "Marcel Gauchet and the Crisis of Democratic Politics" edited by Natalie J. Doyle and Sean McMorrow

    Samuel de Brouwer
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.57.R1
  • Review of "Centrist Anti-Establishment Parties and Their Struggle for Survival" by Sarah Engler

    Vojtěch Pohanka
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.57.R2
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