Comparative Political Theory

Editors-in-Chief: Takamichi Sakurai and Nicholas Tampio

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Comparative Political Theory aims to become the premier academic journal dedicated to fostering dialogue among intellectual traditions from across the globe to address vexing social and political problems.

The academic discipline of political theory largely formed in English-speaking countries in the twentieth century. Political theorists such as John Rawls, Leo Strauss, Isaiah Berlin, and Hannah Arendt, as well as the main authors that they read, became the canon. Political theorists sometimes read authors from China, India, Russia, Mexico, Ghana, Turkey, and elsewhere, but the discipline has been Euro-American-centric.

This journal aims to address this imbalance. One way is to publish work on important authors, texts, arguments, schools, and traditions from around the world. A second way is to publish work that fosters conversations between social and political theorists within and outside of the West. In both cases, authors should explain how the work addresses pressing global problems.

Comparative Political Theory welcomes submissions from around the world that use diverse methodologies, that situate their arguments in different traditions, that can be more theoretical or more empirical, and so forth. The main objective is to shed new light on social and political affairs.

Comparative Political Theory welcomes the following types of submissions:
• Research articles (maximum of 9,000 words, though exceptions may be made);
• Review essays (maximum of 4,000 words);
• Single-book reviews (maximum of 2,000 words)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the Comparative Political Theory Editorial Office.

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Takamichi Sakurai, Keio University (Japan) and Goethe University Frankfurt (Germany)
Nicholas Tampio, Fordham University (USA)

Copy Editor
Matthew W. Slaboch, Denison University (USA)

Editorial Board
Rochana Bajpai, SOAS, University of London (UK)
Angelica Bernal, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
Nicole Curato, University of Canberra (Australia)
Jeremy Kleidosty, University of Helsinki (Finland)
Anthony F. Lang, Jr, University of St Andrews (UK)
Fred Lee, University of Connecticut (USA)
Markus Pausch, Salzburg University of Applied Science (Austria)
Vasileios Syros, University of Jyväskylä (Finland)
Sor-hoon Tan, Singapore Management University (Singapore)
Ralph Weber, University of Basel (Switzerland)
Ryusaku Yamada, Soka University (Japan)

Advisory Board
Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan University (USA)
Peter Baumann, Swarthmore College (USA)
Antony Black, University of Dundee (UK)
David Boucher, Cardiff University (UK)
Terrell Carver, University of Bristol (UK)
Shin Chiba, International Christian University (Japan)
Michael Freeden, University of Oxford (UK)
Lawrence Hamilton, University of Cambridge (UK) and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa)
Duncan Ivison, University of Sydney (Australia)
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Jindal Global Law School (India) and University of Toronto (Canada)
Madhav Khosla, Ashoka University (India)
David H. Kim, University of San Francisco (USA)
Sungmoon Kim, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Andrew F. March, University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA)
Iain McDaniel, University of Sussex (UK)
Matthew J. Moore, California Polytechnic State University (USA)
Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Haverford College (USA)
Andrew Sartori, New York University (USA)
Yannis Stavrakakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Diego A. von Vacano, Texas A&M University (USA)
Miguel Vatter, Flinders University (Australia)
Andrew Vincent, Cardiff University (UK)
Richard Whatmore, University of St Andrews (UK)
Jonathan White, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Lea Ypi, London School of Economics and Political Science (UK)
Gabriel J. Zanotti, Austral University (Argentina)