Prizes

Nominate the best academics, books, articles and scholars for this year's PSA Prizes.

 

W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize

The deadline for nominations has now passed. 

The W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize celebrates the best book published in political science each year. 

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For the first time, we are welcoming self-nominations and nominations from PSA Specialist Groups. Specialist Groups may nominate one single-authored or jointly-authored book by members of the Political Studies Association, published in the UK in 2016. Both nominee and nominator must be members of the PSA and members of the Specialist Group. 

Download a nomination form here

 

The Political Studies Association also awards the following prizes:

  • Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize, for lifetime contribution to Political Studies
  • Richard Rose Prize, awarded to a younger scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to the study of British Politics
  • Sir Bernard Crick Awards,celebrating outstanding achievements in teaching.
  • Specialist Group Annual Award, for the group whose activities within their specialism have raised awareness of the study of politics and increased the impact of the discipline
  • Five dissertation prizes: 
    • The Walter Bagehot Prize for Government and Public Administration
    • The Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Political Theory
    • The Lord Bryce Prize for International Relations/Comparative Studies
    • The McDougall Fund Prize for Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation
    • The Elizabeth Wiskemann Prize for the Study of Inequality and Social Justice (New for 2017)

 

2017 Winners

 

Teaching and Learning Prizes

Specialist Group of the Year Award

Dissertation Prizes

Journal Prizes

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Teaching and Learning Prizes

 

Sir Bernard Crick Awards for Outstanding Teaching Main Prize: Dr Harmonie Toros, University of Kent (left) with Professor Matthew Flinders, former Chair of the Political Studies Association, recieving the Sir Bernard Crick Award Main Prize at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow. 

Previous Winners

 

Sir Bernard Crick Awards for Outstanding Teaching for a New Entrant: Dr Olga Onuch, University of Manchester was the 2017 recipient of the Sir Bernard Crick Award for a New Entrant.

 

The Richard Rose Prize for a younger scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to the study of British Politics: Dr Andrew Crines, University of Liverpool (left) with Professor Matthew Flinders, former Chair of the Political Studies Association, recieving the Richard Rose Prize at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow.

Previous Winners

 

Specialist Group of the Year Award

 

Co-Convenors of Italian Politics,  Dr Arianna Giovanni, De Montfort University and Dr Daniele Albertazzi, University of Birmingham (left) with Professor Matthew Flinders, former Chair of the Political Studies Association, recieving the Specialist Groups of the Year Award at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow.

 

Previous Winners

 

Dissertation Prizes

 

  • The Inaugural Elizabeth Wiskemann Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Study of Inequality and Social Justice: Awarded to Dr Alasia Nuti for her thesis, Historical Structural Injustice: On the Normative Significance of the Unjust Past

 

  • The Walter Bagehot Prize for Government and Public Administration: Awarded to Dr Ben Noble for his thesis Rethinking ‘Rubber Stamps’: Legislative Subservience, Executive Factionalism, and Policy-making in the Russian State Duma at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow. 

Previous Winners

 

  • The Sir Ernest Barker Prize for Political Theory: Awarded to Dr Nancy Yung for her thesis The Right to be Killed: Reassessing the Case for the Moral Right to Voluntary Active Euthanasia

 

  • The Lord Bryce Prize for International Relations/Comparative Studies: Awarded to Dr Allard Duursma for his thesis African Solutions to African Challenges: Explaining the Role of Legitimacy in Mediating Civil Wars in Africa at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow. 

Previous Winners

 

  • The McDougall Fund Prize for Elections, Electoral Systems or Representation: Awarded to Dr Lise Herman for her thesis The democratic merits of partisanship: A comparative analysis of party member discourse in France and Hungary at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow. 

Previous Winners

 

 

Journal Prizes

 

  • Harrison Prize
    • Awarded to Dr Matt Wood (University of Sheffield) for his paper, Paradoxical Politics: Emergency, Security and the Depoliticisation of Flooding at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow.

Previous Winners

 

  • POLITICS Prize
    • Awarded to Dr Terry Hathaway (University of York) for his paper, Lukes Reloaded: An Actor-Centred Three Dimensional Power Framework at the 2017 PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow.

Previous Winners

 

  • POLITICS Learning and Teaching Prize (Biennial)
    • The Prize for the Best Article on Learning and Teaching published in Politics recognises the increasing importance of pedagogical research on politics and International studies
    • ​Previous Winners

 

  • BJPIR Prize
    • ​Awarded to Professor Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield) and Stephen Bell (University of Queensland) for their paper, Masters of the Universe but Slaves of the Market: Bankers and the Great Financial Meltdown in 2015
    • Previous Winners

 

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Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize - Previous Winners

 

W.J.M Mackenzie Book Prize: Professor Christopher Hood and Dr Ruth Dixon’s accepting the 2016 W. J. M. Mackenzie Book Prize for their book, A Government That Worked Better and Cost Less? Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government

Previous Winners