Participation and Conflict The Open Journal of Sociopolitical Studies

Dear ALL,

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

Sincerely

Fabio de Nardis, PACO Chief-Editor