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Politics Scope


Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and behavior. The three main branches of political science are political theory, public law, which covers constitutional, administrative and international law, and public administration. These define what we expect from authors

Broad scope

Special Journal of Politics and Economic Sustainability [SJ-PES]  will accept papers that deal with the following topics in political Science:

  • Theory and philosophy
  • Concepts, and game theory
  • Systems, economy, and ideology,
  • Psephology (voting systems and electoral behavior),
  • Geopolitics and political geography,
  • Policy studies and public policy analysis,
  • Comparative politics and National systems,
  • Cross-national political analysis, and political economy
  • Supranational and intergovernmental politics,
  • Globalization studies, and political development
  • International relations, and Foreign policy analysis,
  • Peace, Security and Conflict analysis,
  • International law and politics,
  • Public administration, psychology, and local government studies,
  • Bureaucratic, administrative and judicial behavior,
  • Legislative processes and public law.
  • Power in international relations and
  • The theory of great powers and superpowers
  • domestic politics such as public opinion, elections, national government, and state, local, or regional government.

Comparative politics

Comparative politics such as politics within countries (often grouped into world regions) and analyzes similarities and differences between countries.

International relations scope 

International relations such as the political relationships and interactions between countries, including

  • the causes of war,
  • the formation of foreign policy,
  • international partisan economy, and
  • the structures that increase or decrease the policy options available to governments.
  • International relations are organized as a separate department in some universities.

Classical philosophy and contemporary theoretical

A partisan theory such as classical philosophy and contemporary theoretical perspectives (e.g., constructivism, critical theory, and postmodernism). Public administration such as the role of the bureaucracy, practical applications within political science, and prepares students for careers in the civil service.

Public law scope

We will accept papers within our scope that includes constitutions, legal systems, civil rights, and criminal justice (now increasingly its own discipline).

Public policy scope

This includes such as passage and implementation of all types of government policies, particularly those related to civil rights, defense, health, education, economic growth, urban renewal, regional development, and environmental protection.

historically influential theories

We will accept papers within our scope, that interpret, critiques, and constructs philosophical conceptions and arguments concerning morally appropriate and prudent standards and purposes for political actors and regimes. Papers for consideration should include but not limited to historically influential theories, the genealogy of partisan ideas, democratic theory, and contemporary theories of legitimacy, identity, ethics, the good society, and social justice.

Formation and acquisition of political attitudes, beliefs, and preferences

We will accept papers within our scope, that deal with the formation and acquisition of political attitudes, beliefs, and preferences by individuals and groups; and how those beliefs, attitudes, and preferences, as well as various social identities, map onto political behaviors and decision-making. Papers for consideration should deal with the origin, nature, and measurement of public opinion; voting and elections; mass participation; collective action; political parties; interest groups; and disruptive political action.

Politics and markets scope

We will accept papers that examine the reciprocal relationships between politics and markets, both within and among countries, using a variety of analytical tools, including those of economics.

Economic and political development

Papers for consideration should deal with interactions among economic and political development; cooperation and conflict among nations, groups, and individuals; the distribution of material resources and political power; the effects of partisan actors and institutions on economic outcomes; the causes and consequences of technological and structural change, growth, and globalization; and regulation.

Formal and informal rules, practices, and regularities

We will accept papers within our scope that study the formal and informal rules, practices, and regularities at both the domestic and international levels that guide and constrain political choices and activities.

Papers for consideration should be concerned with the emergence, dynamics, and consequences of institutions in both authoritarian and non-authoritarian regimes.

Constitutional design

This focus on researches within our scope includes constitutional design and how the organization of legislatures, parties, judiciaries, markets, and other social structures shape relationships between individuals and states and, in turn, the factors shaping the emergence and evolution of those institutions.

We will accept papers that are within our scope, dealing with the study of political violence – armed conflict both within and across state borders – and to the study of politics in the shadow of violence.

Understand the causes of armed conflict

Papers we accept should seek to understand the causes of armed conflict and violence, the conduct and consequences of the use of violence and coercion by state and non-state actors, and the conditions under which the peace and security of states, societies, groups, and individuals can be protected.

Papers for consideration should examine the policies and strategies used by states and other agents – both domestic and international – to control, manage, contain, or prevent the use of partisan violence.

Economic Sustainability


The scope of the Special Journal of Politics and Economic Sustainability [SJ-PES] defines the extent of what we will publish and what we will not attend.

Thus Special Journal of Politics and Economic Sustainability [SJ-PES] will accept within its scope of publication for consideration original and peer-reviewed papers included but not limited to the following list:

Papers on Applied Economics 

  • We want papers within our scope that focus on the application of economic theory and econometrics in specific settings including core theoretical models of producer behavior and supply and demand, to make predictions about what impact changes in subsidies or crop insurance programs might have on the agricultural sector. 
  • This analysis might use the elasticities of supply and demand in the industry to refine the predictions of the model.

Papers on development Economics

  • We want papers within our scope deals with the economic aspect of the development process in low-income countries with an emphasis on improving fiscal, economic, and social conditions in developing countries. Such papers must consider health, education, working conditions, domestic and international policies, and market condition when planning on how to improve the conditions in the world’s poorest countries.

Developmental Economics

  • Papers on Development economics should study the transformation of emerging nations into more prosperous nations with special attention to strategies for transforming a developing economy which tend to be unique because the social and political backgrounds of countries can
    vary dramatically.
  • Papers that also outline to what extent rapid population growth helps or hinders development, the structural transformation of economies, and the role of education, health care include international trade and globalization, sustainable development, the effect of epidemics such as HIV and AIDS, and the impact of catastrophes on economic and human development

Econometrics scope

  • Papers on Econometrics within our scope which deals with the application of mathematics, statistical methods, and computer science as a means to draw inferences from statistical evidence in economics.
  • The papers we want should outline the quantitative application of statistical and mathematical models using data to develop theories or test existing hypotheses in economics and to forecast future trends from historical data.

Data and statistical trial

  • Papers that subjects real-world data to statistical trials and then compares and contrasts the results against the theory or theories being tested with emphasis on techniques such as regression models and null hypothesis testing including trying to forecast future economic or financial trends.

Economic History scope

  1. Papers on Economic History within our scope, which deals with the exploration of changes in economic well-being over time and how economic institutions have evolved, as a means of lending perspective to current economic issues.
  2. Papers within our scope on Economic history which deals with historical situations and institutions, labor and business—using economic theory and statistics. Such papers should show details on how to track trends for specific regions or to aid policymakers interested in historical precedent

Papers on Economic History should include the historical study of the economic aspects of human existence. Such papers should include

  • the organization of production and distribution,
  • the relation of state and industry,
  • aspects of trade and commerce and so considered, among other things, inequality
  • living standards,
  • welfare,
  • social transformation,
  • Science,
  • technology, and
  • Education.

These papers should show its focus on mankind’s existence in a world of innovation, growth,

Economic Theory

  • Papers within our scope on Economic Theory which elucidates relationships by applying quantitative
    economic models and mathematical descriptions of economic phenomena.

Environmental Economics

  • Papers on Environmental Economics which deals with the ways in which environmental problems,
    such as global climate change, and government environmental policies affect the economy.

Experimental Economics

  • Papers on Experimental Economics within our scope test economic theories in laboratories and in the field using controlled, scientific experiments to test what choices people actually make in specific circumstances.
  • Papers we want should show how researchers can change the rules of exchange and the incentives—and by observing how the participants’ behavior changes as the rules or incentives change, they can examine the effects of policy changes and can then compare the actual results of the experiment with theoretical predictions about how people would respond to some policy change.
  • Papers on the usefulness of Experimental economics such as the study the relative merits of different carbon trading programs, or the incentive properties of different fisheries management proposals.  

Game Theory 

  • which applies to studies of the processes by which rival players choose strategies, and projects them in the analysis of economic phenomena, including interactions between firms.

Health Economics 

  • Papers on Health Economics focuses on the markets and government policies that shape access to health care.

Public Economics 

Papers on Public Economics deals with the ways in which government finance and policies influence the economy.  Papers we accept under this topic should answer questions about:

  • major items of government revenue and expenditure,
  • explanations for compared government intervention,
  • why competition is efficient,
  • sources of market failure and potential policy responses,
  • the design of the tax structure using the concepts of efficiency and equity,
  • how the level of government expenditures is determined,
  • how the interaction between jurisdictions affects the choice of policy, and
  • how to Employ economic analysis to evaluate policy proposals.

Regional and Urban Economics 

Papers on Regional and Urban Economics which deals with

  • the study of crime,
  • education,
  • public transit,
  • housing, and
  • local government finance

Papers under the above topics and scope as seen from the perspective of economics with special  focus on

  • trends in sizes and structures of urban areas,
  • urban areas with decentralized employment,
  • theory and empirical work,
  • Quality of life and environmental comparisons,
  • Agglomeration economies, and
  • urban public infrastructure,
  • Urban labor markets,
  • Urban housing markets:
  • theory and policy,
  • Hedonic analysis of housing markets,
  • Land markets and government intervention,
  • Urbanization in transforming economies,
  • Economic analysis of housing markets in developing and transition economies,
  • Poverty in developing countries,
  • Urban transportation,
  • Sorting and voting and
  • Urban public finance

Econometrics of Development

  • Econometrics which deals with a combination of mathematics and economics used to test economic and development relationships. It should explain economic theories or trends with an emphasis on the development and use of models such as calculus, game theory, and regression analysis.

Financial Economics scope

  • Papers on Financial economic which deal with markets and financial institutions by analyzing risk, investments, and savings.
  • Papers on Industrial organizations Economics which deals with industrial organizations and how different companies within the same industry function and
  • We want papers that focus on laws designed to promote fair
    competition—and how these laws affect markets. Such papers should also focus on individual markets, the nature of competition, and the role of prices.

International economics scope

  • Papers on International economics which focus on many countries, studying international trade, global financial markets, international organizations, exchange rates, and how globalization affects different economies.
  • We want papers that should encompass the history of trade, the balance of payments and exchange rates as a means of helping to explain international economic phenomena.

Labor Economics scope

  • Papers on Labor that deals with the supply and demand of workers in particular employment fields. They look at employment levels and wages, and they analyze how labor policies affect the workforce.
  • Such papers on Labor Economics should include details on the dynamics of the markets for wage labor, including how wages are set, the nature of worker incentives, and the role of minimum wage laws, unions, pension plans, and training programs.

Macroeconomics scope

  • Papers on Macroeconomics deal with the economy of an entire country (or, in some cases, the global economy) as a whole.
  • Such papers should include national economic growth, inflation, deflation, business cycles, economic well-being, and unemployment, as well as how fiscal and monetary policies affect the money supply and interest rates of the national economy. It should also include the “big picture,” surrounding the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of an economy as a whole.
  • Papers on Microeconomics which focus on smaller influences of economies, or the decisions made by individuals and firms and how that decision-making affects supply and demand.
  • Such papers should include how the cost of products affects demand and focuses on the functioning of individual markets to improve understanding of the market behavior and decision-making processes of business sectors, individual businesses, and groups of consumers.

Public finance

  • Papers on Public finance with an emphasis on the government’s role in the economy. They analyze the economic impact of laws and effects of public policy like tax cuts and welfare programs and look at how budget deficits influence the economy.



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