American democracy may be at a crossroads where the challenges to it are many and proliferating. Political Science Quarterly calls for submissions on the topic of “American Democracy Under Threat? Politics and Reform.” We welcome manuscripts from scholars of American politics that examine this important question, and we would also consider a proposal by a group of authors for a symposium consisting of a set of articles.

Submitted manuscripts must meet the journal’s criteria and will undergo peer review. Those accepted will be published in upcoming issues of PSQ. Submissions should be made through the regular online submission process for the journal. Authors are encouraged to consult the journal’s submission guidelines. Authors must indicate—on their cover letter—that their submission is part of this special call for papers. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis and will continue until June 1, 2024. Any questions should be addressed to

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