2014 Northedge Essay Prize Update

Professor F.S. Northedge

Professor F.S. Northedge

The 29th Northedge Essay Competition has been extended. Details are available here.

Deadline extended: The deadline for submissions is now Saturday, 15 February 2014.

The prize was established in 1986 to commemorate the invaluable contribution of the late Professor F.S. Northedge to the creation of Millennium. The annual Northedge Essay Competition furthers a Millennium tradition of publishing well-argued student work in a journal open to new issues and innovative approaches to International Relations. The winning essay is generally published in the first issue of each volume.

The Northedge Essay Competition is open to any student who is currently pursuing or has recently completed a degree in International Relations or a related field. The essay may be on any topic within International Relations or related areas of study. The essay must be doubled-spaced and of approximately 7,000 to 10,000 words in length.

The essay may be part of a doctoral research project, an essay or dissertation submitted as part of an undergraduate or Masters’ degree course, a seminar paper, or similar work. Essays must not have been previously published, or simultaneously submitted for consideration elsewhere. For undergraduate or Masters’ degree candidates whose essays form part of the requirements for a degree awarded by examination, essays must be submitted to the competition after the examination process has been concluded. Selected essays will be peer-reviewed and judged by the Editors on the basis of the essay’s contribution to the advancement of the field, originality of the argument, and scholarly presentation.

Volume 42, Issue 1 Now Available!

F1.mediumThe first issue of Millennium Vol. 42 is now available online. Contributions include:


  • David Chandler – ‘Human-Centred’ Development? Rethinking ‘Freedom’ and ‘Agency’ in Discourses of International Development
  • Gerard van der Ree – The Politics of Scientific Representation in International Relations
  • Mai’a K. Davis Cross – The Military Dimension of European Security: An Epistemic Community Approach
  • John Anthony Pella, Jr – Thinking Outside International Society: A Discussion of the Possibilities for English School Conceptions of World Society
  • Alexander Anievas and Kerem Nisancioglu – What’s at Stake in the Transition Debate? Rethinking the Origins of Capitalism and the ‘Rise of the West’

Forum: International Relations and the ‘Death of God’

  • Aggie Hirst and Nicholas Michelsen – Introduction: International Relations and the ‘Death of God’
  • Michael Dillon – Afterlife: Living Death to Political Spirituality
  • Aggie Hirst – Violence, Self-authorship and the ‘Death of God’: The ‘Traps’ of the Messianic and the Tragic
  • Tom Houseman – Auschwitz as Eschaton: Adorno’s Negative Rewriting of the Messianic in Critical Theory
  • Mustapha Kamal Pasha – Nihilism and the Otherness of Islam
  • Nicholas Michelsen – Liberalism, Political Theology and Suicide Bombing

Review Articles

  • Markus Patberg – Constituent Power beyond the State: An Emerging Debate in International Political Theory
  • Matthew Morgan – Liberalism in Crisis: A Collapsing World Order
  • Corey Ranford-Robinson – Cosmopolitanism and Liberal Universalism in International Relations Theory: Moralising Politics or Politicising Ethics?

Vol. 41, Issue 3 Now Available!

Millennium, Volume 41, Issue 3

Keynote Address

  • William E. Connolly, ‘The ‘New Materialism’ and the Fragility of Things


  • Andrew Barry, ‘The Translation Zone: Between Actor-Network Theory and International Relations’
  • Erica Cudworth and Stephen Hobden, ‘Of Parts and Wholes: International Relations Beyond the Human’
  • Diana Cole, ‘Agentic Capacities and Capacious Historical Materialism: Thinking with New Materialisms in the Political Sciences’

Conference Articles

  • Daniel R. McCarthy, ‘Technology and ‘the International’ or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Determinism’
  • Nicholas Lees, ‘Structural Inequality, Quasi-rents and the Democratic Peace: A Neo-Ricardian Analysis of International Order’
  • David Chandler, ‘The World of Attachment? The Post-humanist Challenge to Freedom and Necessity’
  • Caroline Holmqvist, ‘Undoing War: War Ontologies and the Materiality of Drone Warfare’
  • Peer Schouten, ‘The Materiality of State Failure: Social Contract Theory, Infrastructure and Governmental Power in Congo’
  • Stephan Scheel, ‘Autonomy of Migration Despite Its Securitisation? Facing the Terms and Conditions of Biometric Rebordering’
  • Renée Marlin-Bennet, ‘Embodied Information, Knowing Bodies, and Power’
  • Hidemi Suganami, ‘Causation-in-the-World: A Contribution to Meta-theory of IR’

Review Articles

  • Friedrich Kratochwil, ‘The Power of Paradoxes: A Review of Badredine Arfi’s Rethinking International Relations Theory via Deconstruction’
  • Claudia Astarita, ‘Exploring Asia: Understanding the Historic Roots of Regional Contemporary Challenges’
  • Anna Dimitrova, ‘The Politics of Recognition in International Conflicts’
  • Fatemeh Shayan, ‘Interdisciplinarity and the Emerged Shift in the Study of International Relations’

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