„Politeja" is an academic journal published by the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. It publishes articles belonging to the field of broadly understood Political Sciences, International Relations and Cultural Studies.

We invite academics as well as PhD students, both from academic centres in Poland and abroad, to submit scholarly articles and book reviews that are original, not published before and not at the same time reviewed by any other journal. We accept articles written in Polish and in English.

The approval of the article depends on the positive result of an anonymous reviewing process. The reviewers are selected by the Editorial Board from among the specialists of a given discipline.

The journal releases six issues per year (since 2014)
ISSN: 1733-6716
Liczba punktów MNiSW: 20
Journal indexed in CEEOL, CEJSH, Index Copernicus, Ebsco Publishing, Proquest, ERIH + 
An open-access journal beginning from number 40 (1/2016)
All issues are available from JSTORE
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Editorial in the first issue of Politeja


In the new, 21st century we can not only observe processes that began in the previous centuries, but we also experience more and more clearly the significance of political and cultural trends which have been hitherto poorly known or virtually unknown, and which influence international relations. The diversity of cultures and the influence they exert on one another, the existence of various minorities and the development of extreme political tendencies, the protection of human rights and the relationship between the citizen and the state, the multiplicity of political systems and mechanisms that determine their nature, the theoretical and practical aspects of international relations – all are linked to phenomena as different as globalization and terrorism, which are becoming more and more apparent and exert influence not only on economic and social reality in their broadest sense, but also on the extremely diverse cultural and political reality, as well as one that we are used to associate with integration processes. Dramatic events which take place in front of us determine the fates of hundreds or thousands of lives as well as the future of individual cultures and countries, whose political systems and legal order, and largely situation in international structures are a reflection of the ongoing changes. Cultural and political phenomena, as well as social and economical ones, find their theoretical dimension in attempts to describe and explain them on the one hand, and on the other, in attempts to evaluate them by means of traditional and new normative categories. The debate between culture theoreticians and specialists in culture studies, political science and international relations within what is commonly referred to as post-modern discourse needs to be followed carefully and continuously and requires critical thought capable of showing its potential limitations, and the problematic nature of the language used and the traditions that its participants invoke: such reflection seems necessary in order to understand the aforementioned changes, as it makes it possible to seek the actual context and to pinpoint the theses formulated therein. It is the intention of the originators of the new journal – published by a new unit of the Jagiellonian University, the Faculty of International and Political Studies, under the polysemous title “Politeja”, which combines cultural and political aspects – that it should become a forum where the ongoing debate will be reported alongside attempts to present its full significance for the developing new reality undergoing dynamic changes, a reality that demands constant reflection upon traditional categories and methods used in social sciences and in the complex field of international, political and cultural relations, in which there is a growing significance of such multifaceted phenomena as globalization and inculturation.

“Politeja” is published by the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, where a circle has formed of academics perfectly qualified for undertaking such reflection. It seems that it is in this particular unit of the Jagiellonian University that such reflection finds a forum perfectly equipped for an in-depth and solid analysis of phenomena of present day relevance, both cultural and political, given that it has combined units existing for a long time with newly established ones, albeit in both cases comprising experienced researchers capable of looking at the same phenomena from various vantage points.