Journals & Publications

The Center for Political Thought and Leadership encourages the sharing of ideas through partnerships with two online journals. Starting Points, a collaboration with the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri; and, Compass, a collaboration with the Tocqueville Forum at Northern Illinois University.

Journals

Starting Points

Starting Points is a project of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri, in partnership with the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University. In keeping with the mission of the Kinder Institute, Starting Points aims to foster an understanding of the principles of the American political tradition among academics and citizens in a non-partisan and interdisciplinary manner.

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Compass

Compass is an online journal that provides a space for the work of talented undergraduates who have original and well-articulated insights on important ideas and issues relating to American democracy understood in the broad contexts of political philosophy, history, literature, economics, and culture. Compass is a join project of the Tocqueville Forum at Northern Illinois University and the Center for Political Thought and Leadership.