Interdisciplinary Political Studies

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Interdisciplinary Political Studies (IdPS) aims to pursue two goals: affirming the importance of rigorous, high-quality Open Access publishing in the field of Political Studies, without imposing article processing charges to authors, and opening the fields of comparative politics and international relations to the contribution of other related disciplines. It is open to scholars studying political issues through the lens of several social science disciplines such as political science, international relations, political theory, political economy, sociology, legal studies and contemporary history. Interdisciplinary analyses are particularly welcome. It publishes two issues per year focusing on domestic and international politics.

IdPS considers the following types of submissions: Research Articles, Research Notes, Review Essays and Book Reviews. Prospective guest editors are invited to submit special issues proposals.

All papers are subject to a rigorous process of double-blind peer-review.

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Call for book reviews - For the Special Issue "Civil Wars, Insurgencies, Armed Politics"


Call for book reviews - For the Special Issue "Civil Wars, Insurgencies, Armed Politics"

Interdisciplinary Political Studies
Vol.5 Issue 1

Declaration of interest for reviewers by: 1st December 2018

First submission due: 30th March 2019

Final version due: 15th May 2019

Length of reviews: 1000-1250 words per book


Interdisciplinary Political Studies (IdPS) is a peer-reviewed, Open Access, online journal publishing in the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations. This Special Issue of IdPS aims at exploring understudied dimensions of civil wars, insurgencies and armed politics such as the impact of state repression on insurgencies’ configuration; the role of civilians as independent agents and more in general the relations amongst non-state actors (e.g. civilians, external states and international organizations, criminal networks and economic elites). To address these themes, the book review editors are looking for original and insightful reviews of newly published academicbooks dealing with these debates.

IdPS has selected a list of recommended books for review, but it also welcomes other suggestions from reviewers within the themes of the upcoming special issue. Book reviewers are free to choose their book(s) but we cannot guarantee that we can get hold of all of them. Potential reviewers might choose to review two books (1000-1250 words) if they think that is of added value.
If you are interested in writing a review, please send an email with your name and institutional affiliation, preferred book, short bio and postal address. We will announce the outcome of our selection by December 10th 2018.

For further details, please contact Giulia Cimini and Senem Ertan, the book reviews editors, at the address above.

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Vol 4, No 2 (2018): Informal markets, politics and social practices: inter-disciplinary contributions to unpack a manifold concept

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Special section

Informality and policy in the making: four flavours to explain the essence of informality Details     pdf
Abel Polese 7-20

Research Articles

Formalising the informal through legal practice. The case of prostitution in authoritarian Tunisia Details     pdf
Maaike Voorhoeve 21-49

Informality in contemporary Cuban labor market. An anthropological perspective Details     pdf
Concetta Russo 51-78

Criminal humanitarianism. A visual exploration of criminal legitimisation, between alterna-tive moralities and the political vacuum Details     pdf
Davide N. Carnevale 79-125

Book Reviews

The Informal Economy in Global Perspective. Varieties of Governance, edited by Abel Polese, Colin C. Williams, Ioana A. Horodnic and Predrag Bejakovic. Palgrave 2017, pp. 340 Details     pdf
Clara Capelli 127-130

Urban Informalities. Reflections on the Formal and Informal, by Colin McFarlane and Michael Waibel. London and New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 201 Details     pdf
Raffael Beier 131-135

The Illicit and Illegal in Regional and Urban Governance and Development, by Francesco Chiodelli, Tim Hall and Ray Hudson (eds.). London: Routledge, 2017, pp. 280 Details     pdf
Joselle Dagnes 137-140

Markets, Places, Cities, by Kirsten Seale. New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 134 Details     pdf
Lionel Francou 141-145

Informal Power in the Greater Middle East. Hidden Geogra-phies, Edited by Luca Anceschi, Gennaro Gervasio and An-drea Teti. New York: Routledge, 2014, pp. 226 Details     pdf
Jannis Julien Grimm 147-150

When Informal Institutions Change. Institutional Reforms and Informal Practices in the Former Soviet Union, by Huseyn Aliyev. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017, pp. 284 Details     pdf
Giulia Prelz Oltramonti 151-154

Marginal Urbanisms. Informal and formal development in cities of Latin America, Felipe Hernández, Axel Becerra (eds). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, pp. 214 Details     pdf
Laurie Servières 155-159

Gender and Informal Institutions, by Georgina Waylen (Ed.). London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017, pp. 238 Details     pdf
Laura Berlingozzi 161-165

Corruption and Norms. Why Informal Rules Matter, edited by Ina Kubbe and Annika Engelbert, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, pp. 370 Details     pdf
Inês Sofia Oliveira 167-172

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