Ethnopolitics is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal which provides a forum for serious debate and exchange on one of the phenomena that had a decisive impact during the last decades of the 20th century and continues to be of great importance in the new millennium. The journal gives a voice to established as well as younger researchers and analysts from academic as well as practitioner backgrounds. We publish original articles of the highest quality in the field of ethnopolitics: our section ‘Briefings and Analysis’ in particular offers such articles with a specific focus on current events and developments.  The ‘Symposium’ section provides a forum for engagement and discussion on issues that are of fundamental importance for theoretical and policy debates in our areas of interest.

Ethnopolitics maintains a fair balance between theoretical analyses and case studies both of comparative as well as singular nature, covering all geographic areas. The major focus is on the analysis, management, settlement, and prevention of ethnic conflicts, on minority rights, group identity, the intersection of identity group formations and politics, on minority and majority nationalisms in the context of transitions to democracy, and on the security and stability of states and regions as they are affected by any of the above issues. Particular attention is also devoted to the growing importance of the international dimension of ethnopolitics, including diplomatic and military interventions, and the increasing impact of globalisation on ethnic identities and their political expressions.

Ethnopolitics is a journal of the Association for the Study of Nationalities.

A particular feature of Ethnopolitics is the publication of special issues. Focusing on one specific topic and examining it in a comprehensive manner, special issues of Ethnopolitics are edited by scholars and practitioners with particular expertise in the subject matter. Contributions, which are normally invited by the editors, undergo the same rigorous review procedures as articles published in ’regular’ issues of the journal. Special issues will be published in parallel also as free-standing books, thus increasing the audience beyond individual and institutional subscribers to Ethnopolitics .

Peer Review

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees.


March 2004