Northedge Prize


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 exceptional student scholarship in a leading IR journal. The winning essay will be published in the first issue of the next volume.

The essay may be on any topic within International Relations or related areas of study, but critical papers that engage with progressive issues, innovative approaches, and philosophical arguments, are especially welcomed. The essay must be doubled-spaced and of approximately 7,000 to 9,000 words in length.

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 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’