Global Politics Magazine?
Global Politics Magazine is new for the next
generation of global policy makers, those who will shape
policy on the world stage in the future. Here is the
forum where we – the next political generation – can
exchange our insights, debate our viewpoints, and
develop new approaches.
Located on the internet, Global
Politics Magazine facilitates critical discussion and
the exchange of ideas amongst young people worldwide.
We will have to face tomorrow’s challenges. Today we
must build the global intellectual platform to produce
At an ever more rapid rate, international politics
presents new challenges and opportunities alongside
established issues. The scope of contemporary global
politics is getting wider. The next generation of global
political actors must do more than simply inherit the
notions of the past.
New approaches must emerge to complement existing
knowledge, and so young people currently on the edges of
the policy sphere need to be incorporated more fully
into discussion of international issues. Greater value
should be given to approaches which draw strength from
their contemporary relevance, not their historical
orthodoxy. Crucially, space has to be found for the
opinions of those from the next political generation to
be contested and examined by their peers. A discourse
can then emerge based on the demands of today and
tomorrow, rather than the conventions of yesterday.
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What is different
about Global Politics Magazine?
There are many political journals and magazines already
on the market, and Global Politics Magazine doesn’t seek
to compete with these. Rather, it is designed to be
There is a need for deeper political ‘conversation’
between young people across the planet, in order that a
new generation of ideas can be heard. Global Politics
facilitates this through a focus on young people, a
global reach, and a forward-thinking approach.
Unlike other publications focused on young people,
Global Politics Magazine is not limited to a single
organisation or university, or even a single country. It
exists globally, available to anyone with an internet
connection. This provides the potential to create an
international dialogue between young people in a way
that other publications do not.
Global Politics is designed not just for young people to
read, but also to participate in. Contributions from,
and debate between, readers are strongly encouraged –
this is what makes Global Politics Magazine. So the
publication is not simply a journal or magazine, but
more like an interactive forum, a think tank for
tomorrow’s political generation. To maintain the quality
of debate, all submissions pass through our reviewing
process before being published.
Why young people?
It is the young generation of today that will be the
decision makers of the future. Politics is constantly
evolving, and the ideas which shape the events of
tomorrow will differ from those of today. Young people
have a unique perspective on world politics, and ideas
vary greatly between countries. Global Politics
facilitates an exchange of ideas and debate among young
people around the world, created dialogue and
understanding which are currently lacking, better
equipping those who will shape our political future.
How is the magazine
Global Politics began with a team of seven people, from
five countries, which developed the initial concept and
got the publication up and running. The team currently
comprises about eight people. Everyone contributes in
their spare time on a voluntary basis. People are
involved to varying degrees, depending on their
availability. Some contribute to the editing,
commissioning and proof-reading of articles; others take
responsibility for one of the additional sections of the
magazine. Almost everyone contributes to publicising the
Jacob Halpin oversees the magazine as a whole, and Nick
Martlew coordinates the editorial side of the project.
The production team is flexible, and changes as people’s
situations and availability change.
There are always openings for new members of the team
and innovations for the site. You could write an article
or bring your own ideas for a section that you could
take charge of. You could get involved with publicity,
assist with research, and join the editing team. We are
what you make us.
The magazine is not a static project. It has grown
continually from its conception, and continues to do so.
Its growth depends on involving more people in its
production, whilst continually publicising it more
widely. Although Global Politics has been very well
received wherever it has been promoted, it is an ongoing
task to keep building the reader base.
How is the magazine
Global Politics does not currently have any funding.
This is a future aim. Finance will allow for more
publicity, professional web management, and a number of
What are the
Foremost in terms of future plans is to continue
building the number of readers, and to increase the
number and diversity of nationalities involved. After
all, it is this diverse and international dialogue which
the magazine is based on.
Global Politics is currently published every three
months. We would like to increase this to every two
months as we expand and attract more authors.
also want to increase the number of people involved in
the production of the magazine. At the moment our
ability to take on more people is limited by the size of
the magazine; only so many people are needed to produce
the magazine as it stands at the moment. To create
opportunities for more people we need build the
readership, which means generating more publicity!
examples of the ways in which the production team may
terms of editing, as we increase readership and
therefore the number of article submissions more
editors/proof-readers will be required.
production team will expand as the number (and size) of
additional sections of the magazine grow. There are
already ideas available, waiting for the right people to
take charge of new sections.
plan to carry out one-off projects which will also
require additional assistance.
is always the opportunity to assist with publicising the
magazine, whether to a single organisation or to 20
Who is Global Politics Magazine
Halpin - Director
Jacob founded the magazine in Autumn 2006
as he was finishing an MA at Sheffield University in the UK. After a spell with the
international development organisation Results he spent four months with
the British American Security Information Council, during which time he
published work on international security issues. He is now at the
British Home Office, working on his Spanish and finding his way around London.
Martlew - Editor
Before taking up
the challenge of editing Global Politics, Nick Martlew studied at Oxford
and Sheffield, in the UK. He has worked for Hilary Benn MP and Nick Clegg MP, as
well as a spell with Morrison’s Supermarkets. Nick
currently works five days a week for Oxfam as a researcher on
humanitarian policy and programming. In his spare time he also does his fair share of
local campaigning, samba drumming and badgering people about
Green-Weiskel - Additional Editing
Lucia is a
freelance writer and a MSc Asian Politics candidate at the School of
Oriental and African Studies, London. She grew up on an organic farm
with 12 foster sisters. She has had work published in The Nation, Red
Pepper and the SOAS Spirit and also does editorial work for Energy
Ricky Ben-David -
Ricky is a
content editor for a leading Jerusalem-based Israeli newspaper. She
has a BA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy from the Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya (IDC)
and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King's
College London. She recently completed her thesis and lived to tell the
tale. She lives in Tel Aviv and loves every minute in this energetic
Angel N. Desai -
received her B.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown
University in Washington, D.C. Her research interests include regional
studies with a concentration in South Asia and globalisation. During her
time as a student, she had the opportunity to work for a think tank in
Chicago as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In her free time she is
an avid musician, animal-lover and, from time to time, baker as well!
Andy is at the University of Sheffield, UK, where will
begin his PhD in September 2007 in the field of
international security, specifically looking at NATO’s
role in the post-Cold War era. Andy also has an MA in
International Political Economy. When not pursuing academic interests, he
is most likely to be found at Sheffield Children’s NHS
Foundation Trust where, having previously worked in both
the Purchasing and Management Accounts departments, he
now holds the post of Assistant General Manager –
Diana Diaz -
awarded her Master's degree from the Department of Politics at the
University of Sheffield, UK in 2006. Her dissertation examined the
decision making impasse at the Security Council. Her main research
interests related to international political economy, new forms of
governance, globalisation and multinational organisations. She lives in
Mexico City and has worked for the Mexican Ministry of Finance and for
HSBC Mexico. In her spare time she does 10-km races and enjoys
travelling around the world.
Gill - Marketing
Paul studied for
both an undergraduate and postgraduate degree at the University of
Sheffield, UK, taking a particular interest in Liberal Imperialism and
Middle Eastern politics. He also studied abroad for a year in Alberta,
Canada to gain a different perspective on politics and learn skiing. He
now spends most of his time training for marathons or thinking (and
saving!) where to go next in the world.