Since its inception in 1968, Polity has been committed to the publication of a plurality of approaches to the study of politics. As journals within political science have become more specialized in terms of topics and less accessible in terms of styles of argumentation, Polity has remained ecumenical with respect to research topics, theoretical questions, and methods of analysis. In the past year alone, Polity has published more than twenty articles on a diverse topics including methodological practices in comparative politics, American urban politics, American national politics, American political development, African-American politics, the history of political thought, normative political theory, non-western political thought, political thought in literature, comparative party politics, comparative regime change, comparative political economy, comparative constitutional development, the cultural consequences of war, and the foreign policy implications of neo-conservatism and neo-liberalism.