Journals and E-Networks


Democratization aims to promote a better understanding of democratization – defined as the way democratic norms, institutions and practices evolve and are disseminated both within and across national and cultural boundaries. While the focus is on democratization viewed as a process, the journal also builds on the enduring interest in democracy itself and its analysis. The emphasis is contemporary and the approach comparative, with the publication of scholarly contributions about those areas where democratization is currently attracting considerable attention world-wide. There is special reference to democratization in the developing world and in post-communist societies, but not to the exclusion of other relevant areas such as North America, Australasia, and the European Union and its member states.

The journal aims to encourage debate on the many aspects of democratization that are of interest to policy-makers, administrators and journalists, aid and development personnel, as well as to all those involved in education.


Global Media Journal

The Australian edition of Global Media Journal invites the submission of essays and research reports that focus on any aspects in the field of Communication, Media and Journalism. We are particularly interested in articles that explore some of the following themes:

  • Media and Democracy
  • Children and Media
  • Grassroots and alternative media
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Civic Journalism
  • Peace Communication
  • Ethnicity and the media
  • Political economy of communication
  • Film and Media
  • Media Audiences
  • Media Policies
  • Media, Citizenship and Democracy
  • Communication and Cultures in Conflict
  • Theories of Communication
  • Media and Globalisation

Global Media Journal was founded by Yahya R. Kamallipour.


Journal of Democracy

Founded in 1990, the Journal of Democracy is an influential quarterly journal which focuses on analyzing democratic regimes and movements around the world. The Journal is a branch of the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy , and is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press . Larry Diamond and are its editors.



OpenDemocracy is committed to human rights and democracy. We aim to ensure that marginalised views and voices are heard. We believe facilitating argument and understanding across geographical boundaries is vital to preventing injustice.

We publish daily on our main site , with our small team of staff and dedicated volunteers.

openDemocracy also encourages submissions from new and established writers, wherever they are and whatever the topic. All submissions are reviewed by our group of editors who decide on publication.

openDemocracy encourages special editorial projects which are part of openDemocracy but are run autonomously with their own funding.

Current editorial projects include: openDemocracyRussia , OurKingdom , openEconomy , 50.50 , openIndia and others.

We also publish printed collections of openDemocracy articles on selected themes. Check out our online bookstore .

openDemocracy was launched in May 2001, before 9/11. We said the world needed a wider and wiser debate on globalisation, with contributors from every country.

The site won an international readership with its response to the attacks on New York and Washington. The authority and quality of openDemocracy is now recognised and respected everywhere.

Its first editor in chief was Anthony Barnett . He was succeeded by Isabel Hilton . Tony Curzon Price became editor in chief in 2007. is published by openDemocracy Limited, a UK registered company limited by guarantee and wholly owned by the openDemocracy Foundation for the Advancement of Global Education.


The Taiwan Journal of Democracy (TJD)

The Taiwan Journal of Democracy (TJD) is a refereed journal devoted to the study of democratic politics, in general, and democratic development in Taiwan and in other Asian democracies, in particular. Published semi-annually, the journal’s goal is to provide an open forum, free of cultural and partisan bias, for academic and policy research and a venue for dialog among scholars and professional specialists on democratic experience. The journal particularly wishes to promote articles comparing the experience of new democracies (including Taiwan)