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 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.
The essay may be on any topic within International Relations or related areas of study. The essay must be typed, doubled-spaced and of approximately 7,000 to 10,000 words in length. References should be typed as footnotes and should give the name of the author, the name of the source, the place, the publisher, date of publication, and relevant page numbers. In a reference, the title of an article should appear in single inverted commas, followed by the name of the journal in which it appears, with volume and issue number, date of publication, and relevant page numbers. 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.
2012 Winner: 'Provincializing IR? Deadlocks and Prospects in Post-Western IR Theory'
2011 Winner: 'The Strategy of Nonproliferation: Maintaining the Credibility of an Incredible Pledge to Disarm'
Anne Harrington de Santana
2010 Winner: 'African Criminals/African Victims: The Institutionalised Production of Cultural Narratives in International Criminal Law'
2009 Winner: 'Sorry for the Genocide: How Public Apologies can Help Promote National Reconciliation'
2008 Winner: 'Situating Identities: Enacting and Studying Europe at Russian Elite University'
2006 Winner: 'Governmental Regionalism: Power/Knowledge and Neoliberal Regional Integration in Asia and Latin America'
2005 Winner: 'Of Lords and (Cyber)Serfs: eEurope, Poststructuralism, and Neomedievalism'
2004 Winner: 'Building an IR Theory with "Japanese Characteristics": Nishida Kitaro and "Emptiness"'
Graham Gerard Ong
2002 Winner: 'Foreign Policy and the Politics of Alterity: A Dialogical Understanding of International Relations'
2001 Winner: 'Machiavelli, a Man of 'His' Time: R.B.J. Walker and The Prince'
1999 Winner: 'Emergency or Emerging Identities? Refugees and Transformations in World Order'
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