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APSA Announces New Editorial Team for Perspectives on Politics

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APSA Announces New Editorial Team for Perspectives on Politics

WASHINGTONG, DC —  March 29, 2017 – The American Political Science Association (APSA) has announced a new editorial team for Perspectives on Politics, one of its flagship journals dedicated to “Political Science in the Public Sphere.” APSA selected a team from the University of Florida, Professor Michael Bernhard, who will serve as editor, and Professor Daniel O’Neill, who will serve as associate editor. Both are faculty members in the university’s department of political science.

We are delighted that Professors Bernhard and O’Neill have volunteered to take on the responsibility of editing Perspectives on Politics,” says APSA President David Lake. “Perspectives now fills an essential role in our association’s publication portfolio, focusing on original research that engages issues of public concern and policy in an accessible way. We are confident that the new editors will continue building this journal and maintain the highest standards of quality.”

“Our mission is to both maintain the “political science public sphere” orientation of the journal, thereby bringing innovative and relevant research to a larger audience, while maintaining the journal’s recent success in disciplinary impact,” explained the editors. “We do not see these two tasks as antagonistic, but synergistic, bringing important findings of practical and social relevance to the widest possible audience.”

The editorial search committee noted the team’s “clear and thoughtful proposal emphasizes their commitment to relevance, pluralism, cross-field dialogue, and outreach beyond the discipline.  Our committee is impressed with this team’s academic quality, solid experience, and professionalism. “

“APSA is very enthusiastic about the Bernhard and O’Neill editorial team,” said Steven Rathgeb Smith, APSA Executive Director, “and we look forward to their leadership of this very important association journal.”

In reflecting on their editorship, Bernhard and O’Neill “are grateful for this opportunity to serve the membership of the Association and the discipline and look forward to working together with many of you over the course of our term.”  Their term begins June 1, 2017, and all decisions for manuscripts currently in for review or revision, or new submissions will be managed by them.

The journal has been guided by three previous editors, Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University (2002-2005); James Johnson, University of Rochester (2005-2008), and Jeffrey Isaac, Indiana University (2009-2017). In addition to research articles, commentary, and symposia, the journal also includes book reviews and author discussion.

Contact: Dan Gibson, APSA Director Communications and Marketing, at dgibson@apsanet.org or 202-483-2513.


About the American Political Science Association
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About Perspectives on Politics
First published in 2003, Perspectives on Politics seeks to provide a space for broad and synthetic discussion within the political science profession and between the profession and the broader scholarly and reading publics. Such discussion necessarily draws on and contributes to the scholarship published in the more specialized journals that dominate our discipline. At the same time, Perspectives seeks to promote a complementary form of broad public discussion and synergistic understanding within the profession that is essential to advancing research and promoting scholarly community. Perspectives seeks to nurture a political science public sphere, publicizing important scholarly topics, ideas, and innovations, linking scholarly authors and readers, and promoting broad reflexive discussion among political scientists about the work that we do and why this work matters. Visit www.apsanet.org/perspectives for more details. Also, follow Perspectives on Politics on Twitter.

— About the Editors —

Michael Bernhard, Editor, holds the Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Chair in Political Science at the University of Florida. His work centers on questions of democratization and development, both globally and in the context of Europe.  Among the issues that have figured prominently in his research agenda are the role of civil society in democratization, institutional choice in new democracies, the political economy of democratic survival, and the legacy of extreme forms of dictatorship.  He is involved in the Varieties of Democracy project as a co-principal investigator in research efforts and the project manager responsible for the batteries on civil society and state sovereignty.  He previously has served as head of APSA’s section on European Politics and Society, the founder and chair of the Research Network on the Historical Study of States and Regimes of the Council of European Studies, and edited APSA-CD (the Newsletter of the Comparative Democratization section).  His work has appeared in many journals including The Journal of Politics, World Politics, International Stu dies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Politics, Democratization, International Interactions, and Perspectives on Politics, and under the auspices of Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press, and the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Associate Editor Dan O’Neill’s research focuses principally on the history of British and American political thought, particularly in the 18th century.  He is interested in how issues crucial to that period continue to illuminate a range of contemporary theoretical problems, ranging from the meaning of democracy, conservatism, and feminism, to the politics of empire and imperialism.  He also has longstanding interests in theories of liberalism and multiculturalism, and their practical intersection in culturally plural societies.  His publications include Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire (University of California Press, 2016); The Burke-Wollstonecraft Debate: Savagery, Civilization and Democracy (Penn State University Press, 2007); and Illusion of Consent: Engaging with Carole Pateman (Penn State University Press, 2008), co-edited with Mary Lyndon Shanley and Iris Marion Young.  Other work has appeared in such journals as Political Theory, History of Political Thought, the Journal of the History of Ideas, Polity, and The Review of Politics, as well as a number of edited volumes.  Together with Terence Ball and Richard Dagger, he is also now co-author of the textbook, Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal, and co-editor of its companion anthology of primary sources, Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader (both published by Routledge).