has been released since 1998. The aim of the academically reviewed journal is to publish original articles of Slovak and foreign authors, concerning different fields of social science, concentrating primarily on topics from political science, international relations, modern history and security studies. The journal brings as well actual reviews of recently published scientific literature from Slovak and foreign publishers. An emphasis is also placed on the evaluation on scientific activities, social events and a wide spectrum of other activities, which are interesting for the academic community. The content of the present journal on political science has the ambition to accommodate the needs of scientific workers, professors, students, activists, politicians and other qualified authors and university academics. However, the journal also keeps in mind the interests of the public and published articles can also serve in favour of those, who care about the topics of political science and the newest questions in research. More information about published articles can be found in the section For authors.

The journal Politické vedy is released at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica by the publisher Belianum, Matej Bel University Press. The journal is released four times a year – twice in English and twice in Slovak. The contributions go through a double anonymous reviewing procedure. The journal publishes contributions in accordance with the Statute of the Journal Political Science and Ethical Principles of the Journal Political Science – The Statement of Respect of Publication Ethics and Publication Praxis.

At present, the journal forms a part of IndexCopernicus, EBSCO, Central Eastern European Online Library, ProQuest, ERIHPLUS and Web of Science Core Collection databases and is being rated in an evaluating procedure in various international abstract, bibliographical and citation databases.

Maciej Stępka - Agata Mazurkiewicz - Marcin Zubek - Local Spoilers and Pathways to Reconciliation: The Polish Perspective on the Polish-Ukrainian Relations in the Borderlands (Lokálne nápovede a cesty k zmiereniu: Poľská perspektíva poľsko-ukrajinských vzťahov v pohraničných oblastiach)

Zdeněk Kríž - Jana Urbanovská - Stanislava Brajerčíková - The Middle Power Concept: Presenting a Complex Approach (Komplexný prístup ku konceptu stredne veľkej mocnosti)

Artur Boháč - Middle Eastern Christians in Diaspora and their Political Activism towards Their Countries of Origin (Politický aktivizmus blízkovýchodných kresťanov v diaspóre voči krajinám ich pôvodu)

Anna Lifková - Digital power: Self-tracking Technologies through Michel Foucault Lens (Digitálna sila: Technika sebapozorovania očami Michela Foucaulta)

Zuzana Buroňová - Terrorism Discourse in the US - Evolution of Discourse at Presidential Level after 9/11 (Terroristický diskurz na prezidentskej úrovni v USA po 9/11)

Daniel Dobiaš - Soňa Dobiašová - Some Comments on the Open Society Politological Issue (from Popper to Soros and Back) (Niekoľko poznámok k politologickému problému otvorenej spoločnosti. (Od Poppera k Sorosovi a späť))

Natália Kováčová - Analysis of Municipal Elections 2018 in Context of K. Reif and H. Schmitt´s Theory (Analýza komunálnych volieb 2018 v kontexte teórie K.Reifa a H.Schmitta)

Peter Rosputinský - Current Diplomatic Practice on Partners of Homosexual Members of Diplomatic Missions and Wives of Polygamous Members of Diplomatic Missions (Súčasná diplomatická prax vo vzťahu k partnerom homosexuálnych členov diplomatických misií a ...

Pavol Frič - Oľga Gyárfášová - The Rise of the Politics of Emotions: Anti-elitism and Anti-Corruptism as Traits of Czech and Slovak Populist Parties (Vzostup politiky emócií: Anti-elitizmus a anti-koruptizmus ako charakteristiky českých a slovenských populistických strán)

Dagmar Nováková - Book Review: Divided – Why we’re Living in an Age of Walls (Recenzia na knihu: Rozdelený - prečo žijeme vo veku stien)

Marián Sekerák - Book Review: Liberal democracy in times of crisis: Political Philosophy Perspective (Recenzia na knihu: Liberální demokracie v době krize: Perspektiva politické filosofie)

Tomáš Beňuška - Book Review: A Self Study Course on Political Islam. Level 1 (Recenzia na knihu: Samoštudijný kurz politického islamu. Úroveň 1)

Viera Žúborová - International Scientific Conference: „Focusing on Freedom“ (Medzinárodná vedecká konferencia: „Focusing on Freedom“)

Anne-Coralie Bonnaire - Christophe Lips - State of Play of the European Area of Higher Education: 20 Years after the Launch of the Bologna Process (Súčasný stav európskeho priestoru vysokoškolského vzdelávania: 20 rokov po začatí Bolonského procesu)

Thomas Laurent - Mária Rošteková - The Francophone Educational Network in Slovakia. What is the Role of French Language Assistants? (Vzdelávacia sieť frankofónov na Slovensku. Aká je úloha asistentov francúzskeho jazyka?)

Dear readers,

we would like to announce that the journal Politické vedy was officially included to the database Web of Science – WoS (Emerging Sources Citation Index).

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Yours faithfully,

Jaroslav Ušiak
Editor in Chief

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