Palgrave Macmillan and the editorial team have selected this set of papers from the archive of the journal to give a representative sample of the best of our content.

These papers, listed in chronological order, are available free to read and download.

Pol-Casting: The Use of Podcasting in the Teaching and Learning of Politics and International Relations
Jason Ralph, Naomi Head and Simon Lightfoot
Eur Polit Sci 9: 13-24;

Of Differences and Similarities: Is the Explanation of Variation a Limitation to (or of) Comparative Analysis?
Daniele Caramani

Eur Polit Sci 9: 34-48;

Democracy in Troubled Times
Yves Mény
Eur Polit Sci 9: 259-268;

Teaching Political Science in Europe
Mike Goldsmith and Chris Goldsmith
Eur Polit Sci 9: S61-S71;

Should Political Science be More Relevant? An Empirical and Critical Analysis of the Discipline
John E Trent

Eur Polit Sci 10: 191-209; advance online publication, December 17, 2010;

Developing a Political Science Curriculum for Non-Traditional Students
Fiona Buckley, Clodagh Harris, Monica O'Mullane and Theresa Reidy
Eur Polit Sci 10: 248-258; advance online publication, December 10, 2010;

Why Do We Need to Protect Institutional Diversity?
Elinor Ostrom
Eur Polit Sci 11: 128-147; advance online publication, July 29, 2011;

The More Parties, the Greater Policy Stability
Josep M Colomer
Eur Polit Sci 11: 229-243; advance online publication, July 29, 2011;

Can Political Science Keep up with the Twenty-First Century?
Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
Eur Polit Sci 11: 271-277;

Assessment of Measurement Equivalence with Cross-National and Longitudinal Surveys in Political Science
Gal Ariely and Eldad Davidov
Eur Polit Sci 11: 363-377; advance online publication, April 15, 2011;

The Democracy Barometer: A New Instrument to Measure the Quality of Democracy and its Potential for Comparative Research
Marc Bühlmann, Wolfgang Merkel, Lisa Müller and Bernhard Weßels
Eur Polit Sci 11: 519-536; advance online publication, December 16, 2011;

Recasting Institutionalism: Institutional Analysis and Public Policy
Claudio M Radaelli, Bruno Dente and Samuele Dossi
Eur Polit Sci 11: 537-550; advance online publication, February 10, 2012;