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Journal of Social and Political Philosophy

JSPP provides a forum in which to address the new challenges facing social and political thought in the twenty-first century.

Print ISSN: 2752-7514 Online ISSN: 2752-7522

About this Journal

Journal of Social and Political Philosophy (JSPP) provides a forum in which to address the new challenges facing social and political thought in the twenty-first century. JSPP publishes material of the highest quality regardless of philosophical, ideological or methodological orientation within social and political philosophy. Our aim is to provide a venue for original contributions to social and political philosophy from a range of disciplines, traditions and civilizational perspectives. 

JSPP especially welcomes contributions dealing with contemporary encounters, debates and controversies involving Western social and political thought and East Asian approaches, including but not limited to Chinese traditions. It seeks to promote dynamic engagement between East Asian and Western approaches to social and political philosophy, including new fields of normative inquiry that cut across otherwise distinct traditions. JSPP supports informed cross-cultural conversation between these different approaches. 

Contributions to the history of political thought are welcome where these bear on issues of contemporary concern. JSPP's scope does not include material dealing with empirical, public policy or day to day political issues, but does include philosophical contributions that incorporate results of social scientific research. 

JSPP publishes research articles, critical responses, book reviews, review essays, and symposia on books of particular importance. 

Editors and Editorial Board


Paul Patton, Wuhan University, China

Editorial Board

Thomas M. Besch, Wuhan University, China
James Gordon Finlayson, University of Sussex, UK
Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Yong Li, Wuhan University, China
Zhi Li, Wuhan University, China
Elena Ziliotti, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Review Editors

Ben Cross, Wuhan University, China
Marina Lademacher, University of Sussex, UK
Adriano Lotito, University of Sussex, UK

Editorial Assistant

Huimin Li, Wuhan University, China

Advisory Board

Tongdong Bai, Fudan University
Seyla Benhabib, Yale University
Wendy Brown, Institute of Advanced Study Princeton
Adriana Cavarero, University of Verona
Alessandro Ferrara, University of Rome
Axel Honneth, Columbia University
Martin Jay, University of California Berkeley
Leigh Jenco, London School of Economics and Political Science
Sungmoon Kim, City University of Hong Kong
Dianli Li, Wuhan University
David Owen, University of Southampton
Philip Pettit, Princeton University/ Australian National University
Robert Pippin, University of Chicago
Sor Hoon Tan, Singapore Management University
Melissa S. Williams, University of Toronto
Genyou Wu, Wuhan University


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