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Government and Opposition
  • ISSN: 0017-257X (Print), 1477-7053 (Online)
  • Frequency: 4 issues per year

Government and Opposition is one of the world's leading global comparative politics journals. This means that we publish papers dealing with any part of the world, and on any theme, to do with comparative politics, liberally defined. We accept papers that cover a single case, so long as they are positioned within the comparative politics literature and seek to advance comparative political analysis. We also publish substantial review articles, many of which are commissioned, and some of which are the result of proposals made to our review editor. We are tied to no substantive position, nor to any methodological orthodoxy beyond the fundamental principle of intellectual rigour. To ensure rigour we practise anonymous refereeing. We publish four issues a year.

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Past and current editors

Ghita Ionescu, 1965 – 1996 (sole editor until 1980)

Isabel de Madariaga, 1980 – 1996 (joint editor)

Ernest Gellner, 1980 – 1995 (joint editor)

Geraint Parry, 1994 – 2001 (joint editor but sole editor 1996-2000)

Michael Moran, 2000 – 2006 (joint editor but sole editor 2001-2003)

Paul Heywood, 2003 – 2009 (joint editor)

Helen Thompson, 2006 – 2012 (joint editor)

Paul Taggart, 2009 – 2015 (joint editor)

Katharine Adeney, 2013 – 2018 (joint editor)

Erik Jones, 2015 – (joint editor)

Laura Cram, 2018 – (joint editor)