Italian Political Science (IPS) is an open-access peer-reviewed quarterly journal dedicated to deepening the understanding of political phenomena relevant for political scientists and a wider public, including journalists, policy-makers, policy analysts, political activists and all those who have an interest in politics.

IPS publishes intellectually stimulating and conceptually rigorous contributions on all areas relevant to Political science. All articles include a focus on contemporary Italy, either considered as a case-study or in comparative or European perspective.

What is the role of Italy in contemporary international politics? Which options are available for Italy’s foreign policy? What are the major risks and opportunities? Italy is directly involved in many of the dynamics mentioned above, mainly for geopolitical reasons. It is therefore crucial to identify its current position in the stormy seas of contemporary international politics and understand its possible contribution.

Volume 15 Issue 1 of IPS will be a special issue welcoming papers that take into account the role of Italy in XXI century’s international politics or address the links between Italian domestic politics and international politics. We welcome theoretical as well as empirical studies, with no preference for any specific methodological approach. The focus will be on Italy although comparative studies are welcome too.

Expressions of interest can be sent to the Special Issue guest editor Stefano Costalli ( The selected papers will be submitted for peer review.

Papers can only be submitted electronically through the online submission system available on the journal website.

The deadline for the submission of papers is 31 March 2020.

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