Vol. 56 (2023)

Cover page with the title of the journal Politikon: the IAPSS Journal of Political Science

Welcome to the latest issue of Politikon: The IAPSS Journal of Political Science. This compelling array of interdisciplinary articles offers unique perspectives on complex issues in international finance, criminal governance, social mobilization, electoral phenomena, and energy transitions.

As we embrace new genres and perspectives, we look forward to pushing boundaries and fostering interdisciplinary insights into pressing global challenges. In an increasingly complex world, it is vital that Political Science remains creative, adaptive, and connected to real-world contexts. Static, siloed approaches cannot adequately grasp the multidimensional issues societies face today—from climate instability to global health crises, migration flows to authoritarian resurgence. By opening our pages to interdisciplinary work, we want to support innovative theoretical frameworks, methodological tools, and analytical approaches that keep pace with our rapidly changing planet. Politikon seeks to spur positive change in Political Science—one that bridges divides, synthesizes knowledge across diverse fields, and engages substantively with the concerns of marginalized communities. Only then can our understanding of vexing phenomena move beyond surface explanations to reveal underlying drivers, interdependencies, and human impacts. This spirit of creative engagement, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and contextual sensitivity will shape the journal’s aspirations in future editions in 2024. We invite bold, boundary-pushing submissions from scholars worldwide seeking to advance political science’s frontiers and societal relevance.

Published: 2023-12-22

Full Issue


  • Editorial Note

    Anya Kuteleva
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.56.0

Research articles

  • RMB Internationalization A Fragile Impetus in the Global Monetary Order and the Dilemma of Regional Leadership

    Minglou Li
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.56.1
  • Criminal Governance and Social Mobilization in Brazilian Favelas A Qualitative Meta-Analysis

    Jean Vilbert
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.56.2

Research notes

  • Donald Trump’s Appeal Is “Whitelash” an Adequate Explanation?

    Mohammad Amaan Siddiqui
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.22151/politikon.56.3