The IPPA Best Book Award is awarded biennially at the Association’s International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP). The award is given to a single- or co-authored monograph that makes an original and significant theoretical, methodological, and/or empirical contribution to the field of Public Policy and/or Public Administration.
The prize is open to works by both academic and non-academic authors. The nominated book must have been published by a university or commercial publisher in the preceding two years (the prize awarded in 2023 will be for a book published in 2022 or 2021, the year of publication being the year as stated in the book).
The monograph may be single- or jointly- authored. Edited books are not eligible.
The work should preferably be in English; however, a submission written in another language can be nominated as long as it is accompanied by an English summary of the work of 5,000-7,000 words.
Self-nomination by authors is allowed but there should be only one letter of self-nomination and it would not count as one of the two required supporting letters. An eligible book should be nominated by two additional persons other than the authors.
All nominations must be submitted online by one correspondent who has compiled all the relevant materials of the candidate into one single file submission. Please follow the guidelines below to submit a nomination:
*Current members of the IPPA Executive should not nominate candidates, and are not eligible for the award. Former members of the IPPA Executive become eligible two years after the end of their mandate.
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