Theory & Event applies the strengths of electronic publication to the fields of political theory and political science. This focus allows theory to be confronted by the surprises of current events, analysis to be tested against the immediate, and interpretation to wrestle with the ongoing sweep of change. Readers of Theory & Event enjoy creative political thought in the humanities and the social sciences. The online journal regularly features essays and other forms of writing and representation which address the power of sovereignty, territory and government; old, new, and emerging forms of identity; and the politics of representation as it appears in protests, elections, commodities, and high and popular culture. With an international staff, authors, and readership, Theory & Event is a forum uniquely suited to contemporary life and contemporary scholarship.