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International Journal of Parliamentary Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Zsolt Szabó
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The International Journal of Parliamentary Studies is a peer-reviewed international journal that provides a forum for academic research connected to legislative, procedural, political, comparative, and other matters related to parliaments at all governmental levels from all countries, including supranational (EU) matters. The journal analyses legislatures’ actors and activities, including their internal and external relations, from a theoretical, procedural, or practical point of view. The editors cultivate a strongly international author base and encourage contributions from the various fields of the legal and social sciences, thus seeking to offer a remedy to the specialization within and estrangement between these disciplines as well as to the distance between legislative theory and parliamentary practice.

Until recently, legislative issues, parliamentary procedure, and practice were exclusively the purview of national legislation and jurisdiction and were, therefore, issues for primarily domestic scholarship. However, a kind of parliamentary “ius gentium” or “ius commune” is evolving: Parliamentary activities are increasingly observed by international actors and repeatedly reviewed by international forums. Parliamentary issues are no longer matters of one institution or nation. There are points of contact between institutions and nations, and learning from one another is possible (e.g., regarding constitution and state building). Supranational parliaments (including the European Parliament) are gradually becoming important actors in world politics and policies.

The International Journal of Parliamentary Studies invites scholars of all levels of seniority and types of experience, from PhD students to professors and practitioners in parliamentary administrations, to submit papers on parliamentary issues, such as parliamentary functions, procedures, practice, the universal concepts of parliament (e.g., ministerial accountability, scrutiny, public engagement, separation of powers), democratic representation and elections, legislation, and constitutions. The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:

- Full-length article (5,000-10,000 words)
- Report: short presentations of data (e.g., on parliamentary sessions or elections) accompanied by analysis/evaluation (3,500-6,500 words)
- Case study: contributions from parliamentary organizations, presentations of court cases, internal parliamentary decisions related to parliamentary law (maximum of 5,000 words)
- Book review & conference review (maximum of 2,000 words)
- Forum article: academic reflections and debate on previous articles or reports (maximum of 5,000 words)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the International Journal of Parliamentary Studies Editorial Office.

For book review queries, please contact the book review editor, Attila Horváth.

The International Journal of Parliamentary Studies is published in cooperation with the National University of Public Service, Budapest.
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Author: Zsolt Szabó