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Learning and Teaching Prize 2013

POLITICS is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Learning and Teaching Prize. The prize will be awarded every two years to the best learning and teaching article published in POLITICS in the preceding two years.

The POLITICS Learning and Teaching Prize 2013 is awarded to:

Alasdair Blair, Steven Curtis, Mark Goodwin and Sam Shields, 'What Feedback do Students Want?', Politics, 33:1 (2013)

Read the article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9256.2012.01446.x/abstract

In awarding the prize all the judges noted the thorough research that went into this project, which provided detailed conclusions from hundreds of questionnaires from two universities. They also noted its high degree of relevance, with universities in the UK facing increasing pressure to improve their NSS results and universities abroad facing similar pressure from student surveys.


Politics Prize 2013

POLITICS is pleased to announce the winner of its annual article Prize. The prize is awarded annually for the best article published in POLITICS in the preceding year.

The POLITICS Prize 2013 is awarded to:

Fergal Davis, 'The Jury as a Political Institution in an Age of Counterterrorism', Politics, 33:1 (2013)

Read the article here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9256.2012.01448.x/abstract

In awarding the prize the judges noted that this article makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates on the relation between juries and civil society, challenging traditional perspectives on citizenship and civic duty. It presents a persuasive and well-articulated account of the political nature of jury trials and their relevance to terrorism cases. Davis argues in favour of retaining trial by jury in terrorism cases, by demonstrating the positive impact of juries on a democratic society. As such the article is an excellent example of the engaged, original scholarship Politics seeks to promote.


Special Issue

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Virtual Issues

Politics publishes periodic virtual issues. These virtual issues showcase a range of original articles published by Politics and are free to access.

Virtual Issue on International Politics - click here

Virtual Issue on Learning and Teaching - click here


About the Journal

Politics is edited at Newcastle University. We are a pluralist politics and international studies journal that welcomes all approaches, theories, methods, and empirical cases. We exist to publish the very best in original, timely, research-led reflections on politics and international studies.

You can read more about our editorial ethos in our inaugural editorial (click to download, pdf)

We aim to provide a swift, responsive and informative review process. We aim to provide every author - even those rejected from the journal - with feedback that will improve their work. You can read more about our review process in our 2013 editorial (click to download, pdf)

Over the past 18 months we have increased the amount of work we publish on learning and teaching in Politics and we encourage further submissions in this area. Ultimately we aim to be a primary destination for research-led reflection on learning and teaching in politics and international studies.

We also welcome proposals for special issues or sections.

Information for authors

Politics publishes articles from 4000-8000 words in length. We welcome 3 types of articles from scholars at all stages of their careers: concise discussions of state of the art research; Research-led reflections on contemporary events in politics or international relations; theoretically informed reflections on the pedagogy challenges of learning and teaching in politics and international relations.

Articles should be submitted to Politics via our electronic submission system: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/politics

Authors can find instructions about submitting to Politics here

If you want to contact the editors, please email: politicsjournal@ncl.ac.uk

Editorial team:

Martin Coward (Editor-in-Chief)

Kyle Grayson (Editor-in-Chief)

Michael Barr (Associate Editor)

Emily Clough (Associate Editor)

Valentina Feklyunina (Associate Editor)

Sarina Theys (Editorial Assistant)