States in the 21st century are caught between security and freedom, order and change, rule and democracy. International transactions also reduce their sovereignty in relation to the outside world, while particular social interests limit their ability to act in the domestic sphere.

The series Staatsdiskurse observes the development of states and analyzes their relationship to law, power, and politics. With an interdisciplinary self-image, it aims to pursue an integrative political science approach: It combines political, legal, sociological, and philosophical perspectives while analyzing all the facets and emanations of states. Both domestic and international researchers are invited to submit their results and engage in an open discourse

General information

ISSN 1865-2581 (print)

ISSN 2699-2949 (online)

Founded: 2007

Size: 17 x 24 cm

Languages: English, German

Validation: peer review

Publishing information

Please send manuscript submissions to our acquisition managers or to the editor of the series. Submissions must be original texts (no translations) which must not be previously published. During the review process, manuscripts may not be submitted elsewhere. Monographs must be complete and fully finished. For multi-authored volumes contact us as early as possible with details of the planned contributions. In initial submissions, our publication guidelines or citation rules do not have to be strictly followed.

All submissions are subjected to peer review. The review process can result in acceptance, the recommendation of revisions or rejection of the project. You will be informed of the decision by email. We attempt to reach a decision within 3 months of the submission of the manuscript.

Your manuscript has been accepted for Staatsdiskurse, you have your publishing contract in your hand, and now you would like to know what happens next? Here you can download a guide which will give you an overview of the book-making process and information on the citation styles of our series. Every project is different, however, and we prefer tailor-made solutions to standardisation down to the last detail. So, if you have any questions, please write to us or give us a call.

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Latest books

Grundsätzliches – Historisches – Aktuelles
Staatsdiskurse, Volume 39
G.W.F. Hegels Lehre vom Staat als ausgeführter Idee der Sittlichkeit
Staatsdiskurse, Volume 37
Das Staatsdenken Bertrand de Jouvenels
Staatsdiskurse, Volume 35
Zur Interpretation der Rechtslehre Kants durch Julius Ebbinghaus
Staatsdiskurse, Volume 38
Zum Verhältnis von Freiheit, Staat und Religion im klassischen politischen Liberalismus
Staatsdiskurse, Volume 34