About Classical Liberals in the Carolinas (CLC)

Recognizing that there are a number of like-minded academics, policy analysts, philanthropists, and business professionals in the Carolinas area devoted to the cause of liberty, the Classical Liberals in the Carolinas (CLC) was organized in August 2014 as a conference gathering to help bring these interests together. The organization has since hosted five conferences, published an ongoing academic journal, awarded five student fellowships, and co-sponsored three research workshops. The effect of all of these activities has been to highlight policy-relevant work that is being brought forward by academics, policy analysts, and other professionals in the local region. 

Classical Liberals in the Carolinas, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charity.

Political Economy in the Carolinas is a fully refereed interdisciplinary journal broadly focused on government and public policy in North and South Carolina. It is affiliated with Classical Liberals in the Carolinas, a scholarly organization of academics, policy analysts, and business leaders meant to foster research and discussion of classical liberal ideas in formulating public policy in the two states. The analysis and research in published papers can take a broad range of approaches. The editors encourage comparative empirical analysis with other states in the region or nation, historical perspectives, interpretive or theoretical essays, and philosophical essays that might highlight classical liberal ideas in the context of contemporary policy analysis.

There are no requirements in terms of approach or disciplinary perspective. Indeed, submissions are welcome from a wide range of disciplines including political science, economics, legal studies, history, and philosophy.  The only requirement is that articles be rigorous, thoroughly researched, and represent an original contribution to the literature. In addition, articles should be written in a way that is intelligible to a non-specialist but broadly educated and engaged audience that would include academics, public policy and think tank researchers, and policy makers.

Manuscripts should not exceed 8,000 words and should include an abstract of no more than 250 words. Once the manuscript is under review, it is assigned to a member of our editorial board, along with a blind outside reviewer. The editor then determines acceptance of the manuscript based on feedback received. Accepted manuscripts must conform to Political Economy in the Carolinas' style requirements. Citations should be in the author-date format, with full bibliographic information in a reference list and substantive notes prepared as numbered footnotes.
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