Power and Democracy – International Journal of Politics, Philosophy and Law (PaD) - n. 3 - 1/2021 - The role of political institutions in complex societies

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Call for Publications
December 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Intellectual History, Law and Legal History, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Sciences

Call for papers v. 4 n. 2 /2021 – The role of political institutions in complex societies

Both the difficult management of the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainties concerning the future of democratic regimes require a serious and meditated reflection on the role of institutions in complex societies.

In particular, the monographic section of the 4th issue of "Power and Democracy" will publish contributions about the way through which institutions "govern" our lives, regulate associated life, interact with the individual destinies of those who, for several reasons (citizens, residents, immigrants, etc.), are societal members of advanced democracies.

Studies aimed at deepening the theoretical and substantial links between legal-economic regulation, institutional innovation and reception (or opposition) from below of old and new governance models are welcome. We expect that they could be led through analyzes also conducted in a historical and comparative key or through the presentation of perspectives, schools or currents of thought that have traditionally dealt with these issues.

  • Deadline for submission: December 31, 2021.
  • Wordcount: 6000 words maximum (including footnotes and reference list).
  • Papers must be uploaded to the Journal website poweranddemocracy.it (section Proposal)
  • Blind peer review deadline: February 28, 2022.
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Power and Democracy – International Journal of Politics, Philosophy and Law (PaD) is an online, semi-annual, peer-reviewed and open-access scientific publication.

The Journal receives contributions from various disciplinary perspectives on the dynamics that influence the balance of power in a democratic order. It values the centrality of the fundamental rights of the person/individual, with reference to the role of the institutions within a polyarchic and subsidiary paradigm that overcomes the rigid distinction between public and private spheres.

Power and Democracy is articulated in three sections:

I. Monographic Section

II. Essays and Contributions”

III. Theory and Argumentation” 

All the three sections are submitted to a double-blind peer review process.