Founding Editors' Welcome

Harald Wydra, Agnes Horvath, Bjørn Thomassen.

The Journal International Political Anthropology provides a new and much needed forum for interdisciplinary and comparative scholarship, addressing problematics and concerns of the contemporary political scene through the prism of anthropologically based approaches.

A main aim of the Journal is to give a voice to conceptual and methodological creativity, linking the study of politics to perspectives and tools drawn from disciplines or subject areas that were long considered irrelevant to the study of politics proper.

The Journal is bi-annual. At intervals, the Journal will publish a Symposium, gathering articles and commentaries relating to a specific theme that has been dealt with at a preceding workshop. Symposia themes and workshops will be announced at the IPA website (see Aims and Scopes).