In October 2003, the ECPR created its annual PhD prize for the best thesis in politics
(broadly conceived to include International Relations, Political Theory and Public
Administration) nominated by a full member institution that, with revision, could
be potentially published as a book within the ECPR Press Monographs series. In 2005
the Prize was named after Jean Blondel and is awarded annually with a €1,000 award
to the winner.
Now Closed – submissions for the 2014 prize open October 2013
Twenty-eight valid submissions have been received for the 2013 Jean Blondel Prize
for the Best Thesis in Politics. The jury will consist of Paolo Bellucci (University
of Siena), Paul Heywood (University of Nottingham), and Birgit Sauer (University
of Vienna). It will be chaired by Peter Kennealy (EUI, Florence) representing ECPR
Press. In the coming weeks, a short-list will be announced and the successful candidates
will be asked to submit the full-text of their theses for consideration by the jury.
The winner of the Prize will be announced in September 2013.