The journal Quaderni di Scienze Politiche follows a scientific tradition of multi- and interdisciplinary study of politics based on history, political science and law. International history, international relations and international law are the fields covered. This internationalist approach is reflected by the cover image, i.e. the map drawn in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1521). This map has great historical importance as it is the first map in which the New Continent discovered by Christopher Columbus is called “America”. In 2005 this map was declared by UNESCO “Memory of the World”.