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Vol. 45 (2020)

IAPSS Politikon is committed to demonstrating that Political Science has a lot to contribute to the analysis of the phenomena and issues in a world in turmoil. Volume 45 presents research into aspects of some of the most pertinent developments of our age, using the full range of publication formats (articles, review essays, research notes, book reviews). 

Beyza Sarıkoç Yıldırım analyses municipal action plans that address climate change in Turkey. Ilia Viatkin invites us to reflect on the variables that explain the unexpected increase in voting for the German Green party during the 2019 European Parliament elections in the German East and the West. Peter Wedekind presents a review essay which emphasises the usefulness of the principles of liberalism in order to safeguard liberal democracies. Clara Ribeiro Assumpção's research note explores the tense relationship between intelligence services and democracy, which appears more conflictive in contexts in which there has been a shift from authoritarian regimes to consolidating democracies. In another research note, Serena Alonso García reflects on the 2014 Hepatitis C crisis that occurred in Spain, as a case in which the collective interest gave way to private interests. Sukhayl Niyazov reviews Harry Frankfurt’s book On Inequality.

Published: 2020-06-29

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Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science (ISSN [online] 2414-6633) is the flagship publication of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS). It is recognized as one of the leading academic journals managed by students and junior scholars from across the fields of political science and international relations. Founded in 2001, the journal is published four times a year and distributed online within and beyond the unique IAPSS network comprising over 500 members from over 60 countries.