Academic journal “Power of Judgment” is initiated because of necessity of regular and effective exchange of reflections in the field of politics and morality. To define more precisely our intentions, we are interested in sociological reflection on phenomenon of the political, both in empirical and in theoretical dimension. Such as obliging title implicates our publishing profile, we wish to publish analyses, studies, reports and essays monitoring, demystifying and deconstructing the mechanisms of materialization and reproduction of power. The Kantian tradition of defining the power of judgment as autonomic, a priori legislative, accompanying to all forms of cognition seems to be the most proper to define the primary idea of our journal. We believe that power, wherever constituted and however defined, mainly petrifies organization of social life, and sociology cannot be conducted without maximally wide approach to the phenomenon of power.

Our goal, as editors of the “Power of Judgment”, is to widen the range of empirical analyses, of both qualitative and quantitative character, concerning the phenomenon of the political. At the same time we expect theoretical studies, presenting conceptual apparatus helping to understand changes occurring in the field of political. Convinced about the need for interdisciplinary study on the phenomenon of power, we invite academics writing on sociology, psychology, sociobiology, anthropology, ethnography, managements studies, demographics, philosophy and others.

Moreover, as editors, we stress that our main intention is development of sociology of politics. That is why in the first place we welcome papers rooted in current sociological tradition, or those that would argue with it, question its utility or point out necessity of working out new research tools to practice internalization, naturalization and universalization of govern and management. In other words, we expect papers, revealing the political both in public and private spheres, dispersing in subpolitical formulas, but also rooted in traditional approaches, concerning both individuals and communities, influencing the body, and managing public sentiments.

We would like the “Power of Judgment” academic journal to become the space for open and critical exchange of opinions. Popularization of sociology of politics as an academic discipline and reflection and research into this field are crucial for the editors. That is why we decided publishing electronic open access magazine. It will be free of charge and its contents will be accessible in full as a PDF file.

Editors aim to publish one volume yearly from the beginning, but in future we would like to publish at least three volumes a year.

Professor Danuta Walczak-Duraj is chief editor of “Power of Judgment”, executive editors are Konrad Kubala and Marcin Kotras, thematic editors are: Iza Desperak, Alicja Łaska-Formejster, Łukasz Kutyło, Barbara Ober-Domagalska and Karolina Messyasz is editorial assistant.

Editors like to thank Alejandro Balseiro for the opportunity to use his photo “Looking Through” as the main element of the journal logotype.