The editorial collegium of the quarterly “Political Thought” dedicated its 41 issue to the topic of “Elections and Political Parties”. This is by far one of the most provocative issues of “Political Thought”, as it simultaneously observes both the theoretical concept and the concept of the actual political state. It opens up a lively debate on the political participation and the effects from the electoral boycott, while at the same time offering interesting articles on subjects locally and internationally relevant.