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.

Ulrich Wollner - Jaroslav Ušiak - Reflexia súčasného chápania politickej slobody (A Reflection of the Current Understanding of Political Freedom)

Ulrich Wolner - Problémy s Berlinovou dualitnou typológiou slobody (Problems with the Berlin Dual Typology of Freedom)

Josef Moural - Negativní svoboda ve světle teorie institucí (Negative Liberty in the Light of the Theory of Institutions)

Martin Brabec - Svoboda, rovnost, a kapitalismus: koncepce (negativní) svobody u Geralda A. Cohena (Freedom, Equality and Capitalism: Gerald A. Cohen’s Conception of (Negative) Freedom)

Jakub Švec - Premeny chápania slobody vo filozofií Johna Rawlsa: od nedotknuteľnosti indivídua k filozofickému zdôvodneniu pozitívnej slobody (The Transformation of Understanding Freedom in John Rawls' Philosophy: from the Inviolability of the Individual

Matej Cíbik - V čo môže veriť politický realista? Bernard Williams a jeho koncepcia politickej slobody (What Can a Political Realist Believe in? Bernard Williams and his Conception of Freedom)

Ján Baňas - Zotročení oslobodením? Protirečenia liberálneho chápania slobody (Enslaved by Liberation? The Contradictions of Liberal Understanding of Freedom)

Ľubomír Dunaj - Axel Honneth v interkultúrnej perspektíve. Prípad Čína (Axel Honneth in an Intercultural Perspective. The Case of China)

Marian Kuna - Eric Heinze o slobode (nenávistného) prejavu v demokratickom štáte (Eric Heinze on Freedom of (Hate) Speech in the Democratic State)

Róbert Király - Recenzia na knihu: Pojem krízy v environmentálnom myslení (Book review: The Concept of Crisis in Environmental Thinking)

Blanka Mouralová - Recenze na knihu: Racionalismus v politice (Book review: Rationalism in Politics)

Nora Chvalníková - Recenze na knihu: Soumrak západního liberalismu (Book review: The Retreat of Western Liberalism)

Daniel Hošták - Diskusia: Ako by mala Európa čeliť súčasným bezpečnostným výzvam? (Discussion: How Should Europe Face Current Security Challenges?)

Mária Rošteková - Ocenenie Rytiera Rádu akademických paliem udelené pedagógovi Univerzity Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici (Chevalier of the Ordre Des Palmes Académiques Bestowed to a teacher from the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica)

Patrik Mičuda - Univerzitná debata: Podpora demokratických hodnôt medzi mládežou (University Debate: Promoting Democratic Values among Young People)

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).

Link to location: http://ip-science.thomsonreuters.com/cgi-bin/jrnlst/jlresults.cgi?PC=MASTER&Full=politicke%20vedy

Yours faithfully,

Jaroslav Ušiak
Editor in Chief

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