European Journal of Political Theory
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European Journal of Political Theory


Editors
Enzo Rossi University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Matt Sleat University of Sheffield, UK


eISSN: 17412730| ISSN: 14748851|Current volume: 15|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

The European Journal of Political Theory provides a high profile research forum. Broad in scope and international in readership, the Journal is named after its geographical location, but is committed to advancing original debates in political theory in the widest possible sense--geographical, historical, and ideological. The Journal publishes contributions in analytic political philosophy, political theory, comparative political thought, and the history of ideas of any tradition. Work that challenges orthodoxies and disrupts entrenched debates is particularly encouraged. All research articles are subject to triple-blind peer-review by internationally renowned scholars in order to ensure the highest standards of quality and impartiality.

"The European Journal of Political Theory has established itself as an excellent journal in a remarkably short time." Stephen K White, University of Virginia, USA

"For five years The European Journal of Political Theory has offered readers fresh insights into and new perspectives on political-theoretical issues. As an American reader I am always especially eager to learn what my European colleagues are thinking and arguing about. May the EJPT flourish for many years to come." Terence Ball, Arizona State University, USA

"European political theory requires a forum through which to advance its special concerns and the EJPT fills this significant gap. The great attraction of the EJPT lies in its focus on Europe as an intellectual community and in the dialogue it will promote between continental and Anglophone scholars" Michael Freeden, University of Nottingham, UK

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European Journal of Political Theory is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://ejpt.sagepub.com

The European Journal of Political Theory provides a high profile research forum. Broad in scope and international in readership, the Journal is named after its geographical location, but is committed to advancing original debates in political theory in the widest possible sense--geographical, historical, and ideological. The Journal publishes contributions in analytic political philosophy, political theory, comparative political thought, and the history of ideas of any tradition. Work that challenges orthodoxies and disrupts entrenched debates is particularly encouraged. All research articles are subject to triple-blind peer-review by internationally renowned scholars in order to ensure the highest standards of quality and impartiality.

Review Editor
Rob Jubb University of Leicester, UK
Associate Editors
Duncan Bell University of Cambridge, UK
Chris Brooke University of Cambridge, UK
Ian Carter Università di Pavia, Italy
Leigh Jenco London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Cécile Laborde University College London, UK
Justine Lacroix Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Robert Lamb University of Exeter, UK
Karuna Mantena Yale University, USA
Andrew Sabl Yale University, USA
Editorial Assistant
Lior Erez Cambridge University, UK
Editorial Board
Catherine Audard London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Ronald Beiner University of Toronto, Canada
Richard Bellamy University College London, UK
Hans Blom Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Simon Caney University of Oxford, UK
Dario Castiglione University of Exeter, UK
Janet Coleman London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Catherine Colliot-Thilhne Université de Rennes 1, France
Diana Coole Birkbeck College, London, UK
Aurelian Craiutu Indiana University, USA
Rainer Forst Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Michael Freeden University of Oxford, UK
Jeffrey Friedman University of California, Berkeley, USA
Michael Th. Greven University of Hamburg, Germany
Amy Gutmann University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jurgen Habermas J W Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt, Germany
Bruce Haddock Cardiff University, UK
Sudhir Hazareesingh University of Oxford, UK
Martin van Hees VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Otfried Höffe University of Tübingen, Germany
Etienne Hofmann Universitë de Lausanne, Switzerland
Iseult Honohan University College Dublin, Ireland
John Horton University of Keele, UK
Matti Hyvarinen University of Helsinki, Finland
Lucien Jaume CNRS/Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France
Jeremy Jennings Kings College London, UK
Peter Jones University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Charles Larmore Brown University, USA
Annabelle Lever University of Geneva, Switzerland
Michael Levin Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Mark Lilla Columbia University, USA
Steven Lukes New York University, USA
Jan-Werner Mueller Princeton University, USA
Richard North University of Birmingham , UK
Fania Oz-Salzberger University of Haifa, Israel
Anthony R. D. Pagden University of California, USA
Philippe van Parijs Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Melvin Richter City University of New York, USA
William Scheuerman University of Indiana, USA
Charles Taylor McGill University, Canada
Richard Vernon University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dana Villa University of Notre Dame, USA
K. Steven Vincent North Carolina State University, USA
Stephen K White University of Virginia, USA
Bernard Yack Brandeis University, USA
Ricard Zapata-Barrero Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
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    1. Editorial Policies
      1.1 Triple blind review
      1.2 Authorship
      1.3 Declaration of conflicting interests
      1.4 Data
    2. Publishing Policies
      2.1 Publication ethics
      2.2 Plagiarism
      2.3 Journals contributor's publishing agreement
      2.4 Open access and author archiving
    3. Article types
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Other conventions
    6. Acknowledgments
      6.1 Funding acknowledgement
    7. Permissions
    8. Manuscript style
      8.1 File types
      8.2 Journal style
      8.3 Reference style
      8.4 Manuscript preparation
      8.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      8.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      8.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      8.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      8.4.5 English language editing services
    9. After acceptance
      9.1 Proofs
      9.2 E-Prints
      9.3 SAGE production
      9.4 OnlineFirst publication
    10. Further information

    The European Journal of Political Theory provides a high profile research forum. Broad in scope and international in readership, the Journal is named after its geographical location, but is committed to advancing original debates in political theory in the widest possible sense--geographical, historical, and ideological. The Journal publishes contributions in analytic political philosophy, political theory, comparative political thought, and the history of ideas of any tradition. Work that challenges orthodoxies and disrupts entrenched debates is particularly encouraged. All research articles are subject to triple-blind peer-review by internationally renowned scholars in order to ensure the highest standards of quality and impartiality.

     

    1. Editorial Policies

    1.1 Triple blind review

    In accordance with general practice, the European Journal of Political Theory will only consider submissions that are not currently under review with another journal.

    The European Journal of Political Theory is one of few journals to operate triple blind review for research articles. This is the strictest possible level of anonymous peer review: the author's name is withheld from the assigned editor as well as from the reviewers, and vice versa, until the review and decision-making processes are complete. His or her details will only become known to the editors after the author has received the final decision email. To ensure the integrity of the journal's triple-blind review procedures, please do not contact the editors directly either prior to the submission of a paper or at any point during the review process. All queries should be directed to the editorial assistant at ejptasst@sagepub.co.uk. Failure to comply with the triple-blind policy will normally result in the termination of the review process.

    The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for it to remain concealed. To avoid wasting time for both authors and reviewers, editors will blindly desk-reject some submissions. This will typically take no more than a week. Papers which are sent out to review will be sent to at least two reviewers. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within six to eight weeks from submission.

    1.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    1.3 Declaration of conflicting interests

    European Journal of Political Theory encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    1.4 Data

    SAGE acknowledges the importance of research data availability as an integral part of the research and verification process for academic journal articles.
    European Journal of Political Theory requests all authors submitting any primary data used in their research articles to be published in the online version of the journal, or provide detailed information in their articles on how the data can be obtained. This information should include links to third-party data repositories or detailed contact information for third-party data sources. Data available only on an author-maintained website will need to be loaded onto either the journal’s platform or a third-party platform to ensure continuing accessibility. Examples of data types include but are not limited to statistical data files, replication code, text files, audio files, images, videos, appendices, and additional charts and graphs necessary to understand the original research. The editor(s) can also grant exceptions for data that cannot legally or ethically be released. All data submitted should comply with Institutional or Ethical Review Board requirements and applicable government regulations. For further information, please contact the editorial office at ejpteditor@sagepub.co.uk.

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    2. Publishing Policies

    2.1 Publication Ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    2.2 Plagiarism

    European Journal of Political Theory and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    2.3 Journal contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    2.4 Open access and author archiving

    European Journal of Political Theory offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

     

    3. Article types

    committed to advancing original debates in political theory in the widest possible sense--geographical, historical, and ideological. We welcome contributions in analytic political philosophy, political theory, comparative political thought, and the history of ideas of any tradition.

    Papers should be between 8000 - 10,000 words (including all footnotes and bibliography). Longer pieces will not be considered and authors will be asked to edit the paper to within the word limit before resubmission.

    Review Articles and Commentaries 
    As well as pieces of original research, the European Journal of Political Theory also publishes reviews and commentaries of up to around 4,000 words. These pieces may be reviews of a single work, of a number of recent contributions to a debate, or indeed a survey of a debate or theme itself. The main aim of having such pieces is to offer readers an opportunity to understand the significance of developments in areas of the discipline of which they might otherwise be unaware. As such, the typical mode of engagement with material covered by reviews will be one which tries, through constructive criticism, to draw out its broader relevance. Please contact Robert Jubb, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, at ejptreviews@sagepub.co.uk

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    The European Journal of Political Theory is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visithttp://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ejpt to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system.

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    5. Other conventions

    Biographical notes (100-150 words) should give current affiliation, research interests and recent publications. 

    Lengthy quotations (exceeding 40 words should be displayed indented in the text. British or American spellings may be used. British spellings should use the 'z' in those words where it has generally replaced the 's', e.g organize. Indicate italic type by underlining and use single quotation marks. Dates should be in the form 9 May 1994. Take out points in USA and other such abbreviations and do not use points after Dr, Mr, Mrs etc. When referring to pagination and dates use the smallest number of numerals possible (e.g. 10-19 , 42-5, 1961-4, 1978-85).

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    6. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    6.1 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), the European Journal of Political Theory additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.

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    7. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. Manuscript style

    8.1 File types
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork [and supplemental files] below.

    8.2 Journal Style
    The European Journal of Political Theory conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style

    8.3 Reference Style

    European Journal of Political Theory adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Harvard output style by following this link and or search for ‘SAGE Harvard’. Save the ens. file to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    8.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 12 point.

    8.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    8.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    8.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    8.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    The European Journal of Political Theory does not currently accept supplemental files.

    8.4.5 English Language Editing
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.

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    9. After acceptance           

    9.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    9.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    9.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in the European Journal of Political Theory with SAGE.

    9.4 OnlineFirst Publication
    A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet

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    10. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office: ejpteditor@sagepub.co.uk

    The Reviews and Commentaries Editor can be contacted at:
    Robert Jubb, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, United Kingdom.
    Email: rj138@leicester.ac.uk

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