Nominate the best academics, books, articles and scholars for the 2017-18 PSA Prizes
Nominations for this year’s PSA Prizes are now open! The Prizes celebrate the best academics, books, articles and scholars of the year and the winners will be unveiled at the PSA’s Annual Conference Dinner on Tuesday 27th March 2018.
You can find all the information about the individual prizes including how to submit your nominations below, and the deadline for submissions is midday on December 20th 2017.
New for 2017-18: Download our Prize Handbook here for a full overview of the prizes, nomination guidelines and criteria. Please ensure you read the Prize Handbook carefully before submitting a nomination.
In line with our ongoing commitment to equality and diversity, the PSA also particularly welcomes nominations from women and black and minority ethnic (BME) scholars, who have been historically under-represented in PSA prize nominations and awards. We also encourage participation from across the HE sector, in particular from post-92 universities.
We have launched a number of new Prizes this year, as well as reforming our nomination and judging processes, in line with our strategic plan and commitment to equality and diversity - you can read more about this process in Meryl Kenny's blog.
There are six prizes available for PhD dissertations passed this calendar year:
- Walter Bagehot Prize, for government and public administration
- Sir Ernest Barker Prize, for political theory
- Lord Bryce Prize, for comparative politics (*previously comparative politics and international relations*)
- Arthur McDougall Fund Prize, for elections, electoral systems and representation
- Elizabeth Wiskemann Prize, for the study of (in)equality and social justice
- Shirin M. Rai Prize, for international relations (*new for 2017*)
Download a dissertation nomination form here
There are two prizes open for nominations in the career category:
- Joni Lovenduski Prize, for outstanding professional achievement by a midcareer scholar (*new in 2017*)
- Richard Rose Prize, for early career scholar who has made a distinctive contribution to British politics
Download a nomination form for the Rose or Lovenduski Prize here
There are four prizes open for nominations in the teaching category:
- Jennie Lee Prize (Main Entrant), for outstanding teaching (*renamed in 2017*)
- Sir Bernard Crick Prize (New Entrant), for outstanding teaching
- Innovations in Quantitative Methods Teaching Prize (*new in 2017*)
- The Outstanding Teaching of Politics in Schools Prize (*new in 2017*)
There are two group prizes available:
- Specialist Group of the Year Prize
- Politics Society of the Year Prize (*new in 2017*)
Please note: the winners of the four further academic prizes (Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for lifetime contribution to political studies; Jo Cox Prize for public service and active citizenship; W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize; and the Innovations in Teaching Politics (Group) Award) listed in the Prizes handbook have already been announced at the PSA Annual Awards Dinner held on 5th December 2017.
There are also four article prizes (Harrison Prize; POLITICS Prize; BJPIR Prize; POLITICS Learning and Teaching Prize) to be awarded at the Annual Conference Dinner in March 2018 – the winners of which are determined internally by the respective journals.
Please ensure all nomination forms and supporting materials are submitted by midday on 20th December 2017 to email@example.com
Read about all the winners from this year's awards below:
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.