Political Animals?

Call for papers

Following a thought provoking week with the Institute of Contemporary Scotland Young Programme and some of the greatest young thinkers in Scotland and Ireland I was inspired to pull together a number of papers into the book, “Political Animals?” This has now evlolved into “Ideas Without Frontiers.”  [See publications]




The book has now entered its second publication and  there is now a demand to pull together what I always wanted to aspire to…. A European edition.  Indeed, it has gone a stage further. Ideas Without Frontiers is now international!

I am now making an ongoing call for papers to be submitted for this worldwide edition.

The rules of submission are simple.

  1. Ask yourself a question about an issue of current interest of controversy.
  2. Answer that question within 900 words and submit to me on Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman font 12 text.
  3. Try to keep references to a minimum.  Where you do use references please ensure they are appropriately credited and use the Harvard referencing system (* see below).

Email your submission to me . ndr_mclennan@yahoo.co.uk Please title your email “IDEAS WITHOUT FRONTIERS”.   All submission will be read by the newly formed editorial board (details to be annonced on final member being accepted- watch this space) and those selected will be published before summer 2012.

There are lots of BIG QUESTIONS  and lots of brilliant ideas and answers out there…. so come on- put pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard and get writing!  I look forward to seeing the range of topics tackled in this third edtion and to a range of brilliant ideas that will insprie some, influence others and interest all!

Good luck!

* HARVARD REFERENCES should appear as follows:-
In-text citation:-

“An effective structure is important etc etc…….” (Redman, 2006, p.22)

Reference list at end of piece:-

Redman, P., 2006. Good essay writing: a social sciences guide. 3rd ed. London: Open University in assoc. with Sage.

Chapter authors in edited works:-
References to the work of an author that appears as a chapter, or part of a larger work, that is edited by someone else, should be cited within your text using the name of the contributory author not the editor of the whole work.

In his work on health information, Smith (1975) states …

In the reference list at the end of your document, you should include details of both the chapter author and the editor of the entire work:-

Smith, J., 1975. A source of information. In: W. Jones, ed. 2000. One hundred and one ways to find information about health. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ch.2


1 Response to Political Animals?

  1. ulsen says:

    lovely idea to ask people to write for the big challenge our world face today. I enjoy Political Animal 1 and now am buying 2 as well. God luck

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