This journal presents the best work from the wide array of interests that constitute ‘contemporary political theory,’ from post-structuralist thought to analytical philosophy, from feminist theory to international relations theory, from philosophies of the social sciences to the cultural construction of political theory itself.
Founded in the UK in 2002, Contemporary Political Theory (CPT) quickly established itself in the top rank of peer-reviewed journals in political theory and philosophy. The journal is now based in both the USA and UK, and reaches out to authors and readers in Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Coverage reaches beyond philosophy and political science to include relevant research in geography and anthropology; women’s studies and gender studies; cultural studies and economics; literary theory and film studies; and more.
Contemporary Political Theory offers a challenging and eclectic mix of articles that inspire new consideration of what political theory is and does, and promotes lively engagement with contemporary global politics.
COVID 19 and impact on peer review
As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Iain MacKenzie, Robert Porter
Susan Meld Shell