Founded in 1930, the Political Quarterly publishes analysis, insight and informed opinion on politics and public policy in the UK and globally.
We aim to provide access to current academic debates and draw on critical intellectual arguments, but our hallmark is the use of plain English, avoiding theoretical and technical jargon. Our publisher is Wiley Blackwell.
Other things we do
We also sponsor the prestigious Orwell Prize for political writing.
Occasionally, we publish books. These include Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth by Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato (2016) and Defending Politics. Bernard Crick at The Political Quarterly, edited by Stephen Ball (2013). Find out more about our books here.
The day-to-day affairs of the Political Quarterly are managed by an editorial steering group, which you can view here. We are governed by an independent editorial board:
Joni Lovenduski (Chair)
Timothy Garton Ash
Julian Le Grand
Did you know that Virginia Woolf hand sewed early editions of our journal? Her husband, Leonard, was one of our founders. We’ve written a bit more about our history here.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.