London Met academic appointed editor at prestigious politics magazine

Diana Stirbu, Professor of Public Policy and Governance, has joined the new Editorial Board of Political Insight magazine.

Date: 5 July 2023

Diana Stirbu, who teaches on the International Relations and Politics courses in the School of Social Sciences and Professions, will be bringing her public policy and governance expertise to the renowned magazine Political Insight. 

Political Insight, which is part of the Political Studies Association (PSA), covers a wide range of issues internationally and in the UK, and aims to present research into politics and international studies to a broad audience in an entertaining and engaging way.  

The magazine includes articles on a wide variety of topics such as human rights, the causes of terrorism, recent innovations in policy-making across the advanced industrial world, the impact of globalisation on politics and society, and the changing nature of democracy. 

The magazine’s wide scope is well suited to Diana, who specialises across several areas including, public policy and governance from a territorial multilevel perspective in the UK and beyond, and also in strategic management in political and public organisations. Her emphasis lies particularly on devolution and its impact on politics, governance and democracy.  

More broadly, Diana’s work focuses on contemporary issues in parliamentary democracy, such as public engagement, gender representation, and parliamentary governance. 

Diana was thrilled to be invited to join the editorial team. “It is a great honour to be in the company of such esteemed peers. I am looking forward to encouraging our colleagues in PIR and beyond to get involved in disseminating their research through the Political Insight magazine.” 

Peter Geoghegan, editor of Political Insight, announced the additions to the magazine on the PSA website: “I am incredibly pleased to be welcoming the new editorial board. The calibre of the board is a testament to the strength of Political Insight and the deep connections that the magazine has built within both the politics studies community and in the wider media and policy world.” 

Professor Diana Stirbu