Current Issue

JPD seeks articles based on the theory and philosophy of politics, democratization, and good governance; comparative analyses of the experiences of countries throughout the world; descriptions of exemplary practices in the transition toward democracy and good governance; personal perspectives and reflections, and other concise forms of writing on related topics.

Editorial Standards

The editors reserve the right to reject any submission that they consider to be inappropriate for the journal and to edit submissions to conform to the standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).  The journal is refereed in the traditional sense (i.e., it sends blind copies of submitted articles to multiple readers for review).  Every article submitted to the journal is additionally vetted by the journal’s two general editors.  All readers are academics engaged in teaching and research.  In some cases, additional members of the editorial board or other experts in the field may be consulted to determine whether or not an article is appropriate for publication in the journal.  Additional information about article standards can be found in the Submitting Articles section of the journal.

Guidelines and Required Standards

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