Ashgate responds quickly to new ways of thinking, new areas of
concern and to new issues of current debate. The International
Relations list is fully peer reviewed and prides itself in being
able to respond quickly to its authors, providing a positive
publishing experience for established and junior scholars
Publisher for the Politics and International Relations
programme, Kirstin Howgate, works closely with Senior Commissioning
Editor, Rob Sorsby and Assistant Editor Brenda Sharp to always
provide the necessary support and encouragement to assist authors
in bringing their initial proposal ideas to book fruition.
Kirstin has worked for Ashgate since 1997 when she started as a
junior editor on the law, reference and politics lists. Since then
she has also worked on the business list but for the last 16 years
has managed the Politics and International Relations programme.
Kirstin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography which she
obtained from London Guildhall University and involved spending
part of her time in America. She went on to obtain a Master of Arts
at the University of Essex in European Politics. Ashgate prides
itself in being a truly global company. As such, Kirstin has
previously been based in America and France and for the next 2
years, Kirstin will be located in Germany.
Joining our team in 2011, Rob Sorsby is responsible for the
development of our Politics list. More about Rob and his plans for
the list can be found on his Politics
Brenda is the newest member of our team and joins us having
recently completed a Master of Science in Political Theory at the
London School of Economics. Brenda has much to offer Ashgate both
from her interest in and knowledge of Political Science and she is
committed to providing editorial support to authors in the
This programme reaps the benefits of all three editors being
totally committed to excellence from initial author communication
through to publication. Authors will find being part of this
programme an enjoyable and rewarding publishing experience that can
only be gained from working with a research dedicated independent
If you would like to discuss a new idea for the International
Relations list or indeed wish to find out more about the list or
the Politics and International Relations programme more generally,
please contact Kirstin via the link below.
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