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Best Book Award (2021)

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. (For example, the prize awarded in 2021 will be for a book published in 2020 or 2019, 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 not allowed. An eligible book should be nominated by three persons.

Nominators (either individuals or publishers) may only nominate once in each category.

The call for nominations is now closed

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How to submit?

The IPPA Best Book Award 2021 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. It 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 (2020 or 2019).

Please follow the instructions below to submit your nomination:

    • In the case "Title", please indicate the title of the book
    • In "File PDF", please upload one PDF file named as the last name of the author_Book Title and containing the following: 
    1. Supporting statements from 3 academics or policy researchers in scholarly institutions - preferably based in three different countries - advocating the merits of the book.  This may be either one statement co-signed or three brief letters of support, but comprising no more than three pages in total. At least one of the nominators must be an IPPA member.  Publishers may nominate a book but must also secure 3 supporting statements (of which one statement may come from the publisher).
    2. CV of the nominated author
    3. Book manuscript of the nominee either available via open access or in downloadable e-format. Publishers can choose to send hard copies to the selection committee, in addition to the versions available open access or in downloadable e-format. 
    • Once you have uploaded your pdf file, click on the "I apply" button to submit your nomination.

The nominators must commit to helping organize a panel devoted to the winner’s book at the ICCP5 should the nomination be successful. 

*Books published by current members of the IPPA Executive are not eligible for the award.

Please direct your questions to icpublicpolicy@gmail.com

 

 

Jury members

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Fritz Sager
KPM Center for Public Management, University of Bern

Jury Chair

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Andrea Lenschow
University of Osnabrueck

Jury Member

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Charlotte Halpern
Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)

Jury Member

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Michelle Morais de Sa e Silva
The University of Oklahoma

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Previous Winners

Edition 2019
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Customized Implementation of European Union Food Safety Policy - United in Diversity

Eva Thomann

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