The Routledge Studies in Federalism and Decentralization series publishes outstanding scholarship on federalism and decentralization, defined broadly, and is open to theoretical, empirical, philosophical, and historical works. The series includes two types of work: firstly, it features research monographs that are substantially based on primary research and make a significant original contribution to their field. Secondly, it contains works that address key issues of policy-relevant interest or summarise the research literature and provide a broad comparative coverage.
The Comparative Territorial Politics series brings together monographs, pivot studies, and edited collections that further scholarship in the field of territorial politics and policy, decentralization, federalism and regionalism. Territorial politics is ubiquitous and the series is open towards topics, approaches and methods. The series aims to be an outlet for innovative research grounded in political science, political geography, law, international relations and sociology. Previous publications cover topics such as public opinion, government formation, elections, parties, federalism, and nationalism.
This series engages in the discussions on federalism as a tool of internal conflict resolution. Building on a growing body of literature on the use of federalism and territorial autonomy to solve ethnic, cultural, linguistic and identity conflicts, both in the West and in non-Western countries, this global series assesses to what extent different forms of federalism and territorial autonomy are being used as tools of conflict resolution and how successful these approaches are.
We welcome proposals on theoretical debates, single case studies and short comparative pieces covering topics such as: federalism and peace-making in contemporary intra-state conflicts; the Link between federalism and democratization in countries facing intra-state conflict; secessionism, separatism, self-determination and power-sharing; inter-group violence and the potential of federalism to transform conflicts; successes and failures of federalism and other forms of territorial autonomy in post-conflict countries; federalism, decentralisation and resource conflicts; peace treaties, interim constitutions and permanent power sharing arrangements; the role of international actors in the promotion of federalism (and other forms of territorial autonomy) as tools of internal conflict resolution; federalism and state-building; federalism, democracy and minority protection.
Publius: The Journal of Federalism is the world’s leading journal devoted to federalism. It is required reading for scholars of many disciplines who want the latest developments, trends, and empirical and theoretical work on federalism and intergovernmental relations.
Publius is an international journal and is interested in publishing work on federalist systems throughout the world. Its goal is to publish the latest research from around the world on federalism theory and practice; the dynamics of federal systems; intergovernmental relations and administration; regional, state and provincial governance; and comparative federalism.
Publius encourages submission of manuscripts from many disciplines and a variety of methodological approaches to the study of federalism. Federalism is a dynamic, timely topic in the world today, and the scholarship in Publius aims to reflect core debates underway with theoretical and analytical research and to analyze intergovernmental implications of policy changes. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit manuscripts.
Publius is sponsored by the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association. The journal is ranked 46/161 in the Political Science category of the 2014 ISI Social Science Citation index with an impact factor of 1.150.
From the European integration process to World Bank decentralist policies in the developing world, from post-conflict federal power-sharing arrangements to minority nationalist movements, the study of federalism and territorial politics now covers a wide variety of topics dealing with divided political authority and levels of government.
Regional and Federal Studies is a refereed social science journal which provides an academic forum for the publication of leading international research on these issues. The journal carefully reviews, selects and publishes high-quality articles dealing with various aspects of regionalism and federalism crossing substantive, thematic, geographical, theoretical, and methodological boundaries.