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.

Gilles Rouet - Jaroslav Ušiak - From Singular and Regalian Diplomacy to Plural Diplomacy (Od diplomacie jednotlivcov a vládcov k plurálnej diplomacii)

Ingrid Brocková - Modern Economic Diplomacy of Small States (Novodobá ekonomická diplomacia malých štátov)

Łukasz Jakubiak - The Association of European Senates as a Channel for International Activity of Opposition Parties under Conditions of Bicameral Parliaments (Združenie európskych senátov ako kanál pre medzinárodnú činnosť opozičných strán v podmienkach ...

Dorin Dusciac - Alexandrina Robu - Economic Diplomacy in the Energy Sector in EU´s Eastern Vicinity (Ekonomická diplomacia v energetickom sektore v blízkom okolí Východnej Európy)

Magdalena Kania - Beyond the Economic Agenda: Towards a Normative Dimension of Paradiplomacy (Za ekonomickou agendou: Smerom k normatívnej dimenzii paradiplomacie)

Bernadin Kouhossounon - The Restitution of Cultural Property at the Heart of Cultural Diplomacy (Obnovenie kultúrneho vlastníctva v srdci kultúrnej diplomacie)

William Guéraiche - Emirati Diplomacy: A Non-Western Perspective (Emirátska diplomacia: Ne-západná perspektíva)

Gordana Iličić - Peter Smeriga - The Influence of Institutional Design on the Democratisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Vplyv inštitucionálneho dizajnu na demokratizáciu Bosny a Hercegoviny)

Loredana Maria Simionov - Gabriela Carmen Pascariu - A Critique to EU´s (Lack of) Strategy towards Russia (Kritika (nedostatku) stratégie EÚ smerom k Rusku)

Barbara Baarová - South Ossetia-Alania – 10 Years since Gaining Partial International Recognition (Južné Osetsko-Alanie – 10 rokov od získania čiastočného medzinárodného uznania)

Róbert Vancel - Book Review: Under the Rising Sun. Japan-Korea Relations during the 19th and 20th Century (Knižná recenzia: Pod vycházejícim sluncem. Japonsko-kórejské vztahy v průběhu 19. a 20. století)

Vít Hloušek - Book Review: Europeanisation Revisited: Central and Eastern Europe in the European Union (Knižná recenzia: Revízia europeizácie: Stredná a Východná Európa v Európskej Únii)

Dominika Trubenová  Book Review: Security, Foreign and European Policy of Visegrad Group (Knižná recenzia: Bezpečnostní, zahraniční a evropská politika Visegrádské skupiny)

Svetluša Surová - International Scientific Conference: “Open Social Science Conference 2019 – Practicing New Standards in Transparency and Reproducibility” (Medzinárodná vedecká konferencia: „Open Social Science Conference 2019 - Uplatňovanie nových ...

Kinga Brudzińska - Debates: “Diff Gov City Talk” (Debata: „DIFF GOV City Talk“)

François-Xavier Mortreuil - Mária Rošteková - Multilingualism in the Daily Life of Companies. What Challenges for Slovakia? (Viacjazyčnosť v každodennom živote spoločností. Aké výzvy pre Slovensko?)

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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