I’m very happy to inform you that, from 2014, starts the NEW SERIES of PARTECIPAZIONE E CONFLITTO [Participation and Conflict] * The Open Journal of Sociopolitical Studies * and every issue will be available in electronic and open access version.
PACO was born in 2008 by the initiative of a network of scholars of social movements and political participation based in different Italian Universities.
In a few years It has become a benchmark for a wide European network of scholars in sociology and political science.
Since its foundation the Journal was published in Italian (sporadically in Spanish and English, too), but starting from 2014, the Editorial Team decided to publish it in English on an electronic and open access platform, to make research results freely available to the scientific community.
PACO houses research and studies on the transformations of politics and its key players (political parties, interest groups, social movements, associations, unions, etc.), focusing in particular on the dynamics of participation both by individuals acting in conventional ways, and by those who prefer protest-oriented repertoires of action.
Special attention is also paid to the dynamics of transformation of contemporary political systems, with an eye fixed on the processes of democratization besides on the spaces opening to the new forms of governance both at local and sub-national, and supra-national level.
All are inscribed in that complex phenomenon represented by the trans-nationalization of social, political and economic processes, without neglecting the nation-state dimension.
PACO emphasizes innovative studies and research of high methodological rigor, treasuring of the most recent theoretical and empirical contributions in social and political sciences.
AFTER E RIGOROUS DOUBLE BLIND PEER REVIEW PROCESS, PUBICATION IN PACO IS FREE OF CHARGE.
HERE YOU ARE THE NEW LINK TO THE JOURNAL: http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/paco/index Where you can register, the best way to receive any information and news about the journal, and where you can check our policy about submission.
In the following link I also send you the first call for papers for a special issue on BETWEEN RESILIENCE AND RESISTANCE: GRASSROOTS (ECONOMIC) ACTIVISM IN TIMES OF CRISIS: http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/paco/announcement/view/22
By March 2014 will be published the first issue of the new series on: ”PATHS OF RESEARCH IN RELIGION AND POLITICS”: http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/paco/announcement/view/19
Fabio de Nardis, PACO Chief-Editor