Northedge Prize


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

The deadline for submissions is now Saturday, 15 February 2014. Submissions and other enquiries should be sent via email to


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.

Recent Winners:

Sebastian Schindler, ‘Man versus State: Contested Agency in the United Nations’.

Philippe M. Frowd, ‘State Personhood, Abjection and the United States’ HIV Travel Ban’.

Rosa Vasilaki,  ‘Provincializing IR? Deadlocks and Prospects in Post-Western IR Theory’

Anne Harrington de Santana, ‘The Strategy of Nonproliferation: Maintaining the Credibility of an Incredible Pledge to Disarm’

Ann Sagan, ‘African Criminals/African Victims: The Institutionalised Production of Cultural Narratives in International Criminal Law’

Kora Andrieu, ‘”Sorry for the Genocide”: How Public Apologies can Help Promote National Reconciliation’

Martin Müller, ‘Situating Identities: Enacting and Studying Europe at Russian Elite University’

Brendan Donegan, ‘Governmental Regionalism: Power/Knowledge and Neoliberal Regional Integration in Asia and Latin America’

Caleb Gallemore, ‘Of Lords and (Cyber)Serfs: eGovernment and Poststructuralism in a Neomedieval Europe’

Graham Gerard Ong, ‘Building an IR Theory with “Japanese Characteristics”: Nishida Kitaro and “Emptiness”‘

Xavier Guillaume, ‘Foreign Policy and the Politics of Alterity: A Dialogical Understanding of International Relations’

Colin Hoadley, ‘Machiavelli, a Man of ‘His’ Time: R.B.J. Walker and The Prince’

Peter Nyers, ‘Emergency or Emerging Identities? Refugees and Transformations in World Order’

Submissions and all enquiries to:

Millennium: Journal of International Studies
London School of Economics
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)2071 955 6188
Fax: +44 (0)2071 955 7438

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