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Raisons Politiques (RP) is the leading journal of political theory in the French-speaking world. Since 2001 it has been published on a quarterly basis by the Presses de Sciences Po of the Sciences Po doctoral school.

Raisons Politiques is a place for critical debates among scholars in political theory, a place for the exchange of political ideas, and a forum for discussion on applied political philosophy. RP is also international given its centers of interest and multitude of approaches. Analytical philosophy, normative theory, social theory, and the history of ideas are among the disciplines offered, and themed issues cover a range of topics.

The journal encourages contributors to submit proposed issues or articles in the stated multidisciplinary spirit. All proposals are evaluated anonymously.

Editorial Board

Director of Publication: Astrid von Busekist

Editor-in-chief: Benjamin Boudou

Editorial Staff: Speranta Dumitru, Frédéric Gros, Bertrand Guillarme, Mathieu Hauchecorne, Alexandre Jaunait, Sandrine Lefranc, Frédérique Matonti, Daniel Mouchard, Giulia Oskian, Andrei Poama, Ariane Revel, David Smadja

Recommendations to Authors

The reading committee of Raisons politiques evaluates research articles in political theory sent to the editorial office ( for possible publication in the "Varia" section. Only articles in MS Word not exceeding 40,000 characters, accompanied by a bio-bibliographic note and an abstract in French and English are submitted to the evaluators (two members of the editorial staff and two peers from outside the committee, chosen according to the research subject in question).


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Raisons politiques, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 1291-1941
Online ISSN : 1950-6708
Publisher : Presses de Sciences Po

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