Call for Nominations: Sussex Int’l Theory Prize

Dear PPWG members,

Prize Call

2016 Sussex International Theory Prize 

The Centre for Advanced International Theory invites nominations for the 2016 Sussex International Theory Prize for the best piece of research in International Relations published in book form in 2015.  

In 2011, the Centre for Advanced International Theory (CAIT) was established by the Department of International Relations within the School of Global Studies of the University of Sussex.  The core mission of the Centre is to support and disseminate innovative fundamental research in international theory. 

To this end, the Sussex International Theory Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations.  Last year’s Prize was awarded to Alexander Anievas for his book Capital, the State, and War: Class Conflict and Geopolitics in Thirty Years’ Crisis, 1914-1945 (University of Michigan Press, 2014).

In the summer of 2016, the prize will be awarded for the best piece of research published in book form in 2015.

Prize Details


• The work should be in International Relations, broadly conceived – including sub-fields
• The work must have been published in 2015: judged by copyright date
• Nominations should be for books only: articles and book chapters are not eligible


• The award is made annually on the basis of nominations by individuals, publishers and peers.
• Nominations should take the form of a statement of less than 200 words on why the work could be considered the best  piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations, from the previous year.
• Nominators (including publishers) are limited to one submission.
• It is the nominator’s responsibility to contact the publisher and request that five [5] copies of the title be sent by the nomination deadline to:
Centre for Advanced International Theory
Department of International Relations
Arts C Building, University of Sussex
Falmer, East Sussex, BN1 9SJ
• Nominations can be made by email submission through to 3 April 2016 to  Book copies must also arrive by this date.
• The recipient will be notified in June 2016.


• The recipient will be invited to present his/her research in a Public Prize Lecture at the University of Sussex.
• The winner receives £150 worth of books from Cambridge University Press and a two-year print and online subscription to International Theory.

Centre for Advanced International Theory
Department of International Relations
University of Sussex
East Sussex
BN1 9SJ 
T 01273 876615 
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