Millennium is one of the world’s preeminent journals in the field of International Relations and has established a reputation for publishing innovative critical work by both young scholars and established figures. One of the few academic journals edited completely by postgraduate students, it maintains a high professional standard and a high level of respect throughout the field. Founded in 1971, Millennium is published three times a year (Summer, Winter, and the following Spring for the Special Issue). As of 2007, Millennium is published by SAGE, a partnership that has raised the profile of the journal and helped ensure its continued high quality.
Millennium holds an annual conference every autumn, with a selection of the papers being published as that year's Special Issue. Recent Special Issues include ‘Out of the Ivory Tower’ (Vol. 40), ‘International Relations in Dialogue’ (Vol. 39), and ‘After Liberalism?’ (Vol. 38). LSE students are encouraged to attend the conference and can do so at a discounted rate. Find out more about the annual conference.
Every year, Millennium also hosts the Northedge Essay Competition. This competition furthers a Millennium tradition of publishing innovative student work in a journal open to new ideas and approaches to International Relations. 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 and is named after Professor F. S. Northedge, the founder of the journal.
Working with Millennium is ideal for students who are looking for a way to sharpen critical skills, gain organisational experience, or keep up-to-date with the latest research in International Relations. Our weekly Editorial Board meetings, every Thursday from 1-2pm, are always open to new members and involve students in lively discussion and debate. Please contact Millennium staff to find out about how to get involved.
For more information, please drop by the Millennium office in Clement House in room CLM 7.10 or email us at email@example.com.
Postgraduate students from all departments within LSE and other London Universities are welcome. The Editors look forward to meeting you.
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Issue 40(3) is now online.
Special Issue: Out of the Ivory Tower
Chris Brown, “The ‘Practice Turn’, Phronesis and Classical Realism: Towards a Phronetic International Political Theory?”
Morten Skumsrud Andersen and Iver B. Neumann, “Practices as Models: A Methodology with an Illustration Concerning Wampum Diplomacy”
Christine Sylvester, “War Experiences/War Practices/War Theory”
Stephen Gill, “Towards a Radical Concept of Praxis: Imperial ‘common sense’ Versus the Post-modern Prince”
Christian Reus-Smit, “International Relations, Irrelevant? Don’t Blame Theory”
Richard Beardsworth, “Political Vision in the Discipline of International Relations”
Münevver Cebeci, “European Foreign Policy Research Reconsidered: Constructing an ‘Ideal Power Europe’ through Theory?”
Alexander D. Barder and Daniel J. Levine, “‘The World Is Too Much with Us’: Reification and the Depoliticising of Via Media Constructivist IR”
Rodger A. Payne, “Cooperative Security: Grand Strategy Meets Critical Theory?”
Inanna Hamati-Ataya, “IR Theory as International Practice/Agency: A Clinical-Cynical Bourdieusian Perspective”
Magnus Ryner, “Financial Crisis, Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in the Production of Knowledge about the EU”
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MILLENNIUM ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2012
Materialism and World Politics
The annual conference for volume 41 of Millennium: Journal of International Studies will take place on 20-22 October, 2012 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This includes 2 days of panels and keynotes on the weekend, and a special Monday workshop on actor-network theory (ANT), science and technology studies (STS), and alternative methodologies. Space for the latter is limited though, so let us know of your interest in attending it as soon as possible.
The theme of this year’s conference is on the topic of materialism in world politics. In contrast to the dominant discourses of neorealism, neoliberalism and constructivism, the materialist position asks critical questions about rational actors, agency in a physical world, the role of affect in decision-making, the biopolitical shaping of bodies, the perils and promises of material technology, the resurgence of historical materialism, and the looming environmental catastrophe. A large number of critical writers in International Relations have been discussing these topics for some time, yet the common materialist basis to them has gone unacknowledged. The purpose of this conference will be to solidify this important shift and to push its critical edges further. Against the disembodied understanding of International Relations put forth by mainstream theories, this conference will recognize the significance of material factors for world politics.
More information can be found here.
Please submit queries to The Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEW EDITORIAL TEAM
Millennium is happy to announce the new Editorial Team for Volume 41. Edmund H. Arghand, Maria Fotou and Nick Srnicek were elected for their proposal on ‘Materialism and World Politics’, which will form the basis for the 2012 conference and 41(3) Special Issue.
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MILLENNIUM IS 40!
To celebrate Millennium's 40th Birthday in 2011, we are happy to make a selection of our most popular articles free to view. The selection includes pieces by Stefano Guzzini, Friedrich Kratochwil, Andrew Linklater, Jean Bethke Elshtain, J. Ann Tickner, Richard K. Ashley and Robert W. Cox.
The articles can be accessed through the Sage website here.
A symposium to celebrate the anniversary took place at the LSE and a selection of the papers were published as a forum in Millennium 40(1).
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MILLENNIUM AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Millennium is now on LibraryThing, hopefully an easier, and more aesthetically pleasing, way of seeing what we have available for review. Free books! Your name in Millennium! Your opinions in libraries across the planet! What's not to like?
Millennium is also now on Facebook here and Twitter here.