West European Politics

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West European Politics  
DisciplineComparative politics
Edited byPeter Mair, Klaus Goetz
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
West Eur. Politics
West Eur Polit
ISSN0140-2382 (print)
1743-9655 (web)
OCLC no.473894221

West European Politics is a peer-reviewed academic journal of comparative politics focusing on Western Europe. It was established in 1978 and serves as one of the main publication venues in that field.[1] Its founding editors-in-chief were Vincent Wright and Gordon Smith; the current editors are Klaus Goetz, Anand Menon and Wolfgang C. Müller. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 1.464, ranking it 36th out of 163 journals in the category "Political Science".[2]

Vincent Wright Memorial Prize[edit]

The Vincent Wright Memorial Prize was established in 1999 to honour the memory of Vincent Wright. Two prizes are awarded annually on the recommendation of members of the editorial advisory board for the best articles published in the journal during the preceding year.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Russel J. Dalton (1991). "Comparative Politics of the Industrial Democracies: From the Golden Age to Island Hopping". In William Crotty (ed.). Political Science: Looking to the Future — Volume 2: Comparative Politics, Policy, and International Relations. Northwestern University Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-0-8101-0950-6.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Political Science". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

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