IPE Best Book Award

The International Political Economy Best Book Award recognizes an outstanding monograph in the field of IPE published within the past two years. Nominated books will be evaluated on the basis of originality, significance, and rigor.


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  1. Nominated works must be published during the two calendar years prior to the year in which they are nominated. For the 2023 IPE Best Book Award, books must have published between January 1st 2021 and December 31st 2022 to be eligible.
  2. Recipients must be a current member of ISA.
  • The awardee receives a plaque, $500, and recognition at the IPE Section Reception at the annual convention.
  • The IPE Best Book Award Committee consists of five members (including the Committee Chair) who serve rolling two year terms, plus the chair of the IPE section of ISA as an ex-officio member. The Committee Chair is responsible for notifying the recipient of the award and encouraging the recipient to attend the Annual Convention at which the award is to be presented to receive the award in person.
  • To nominate a monograph, an electronic version of the book must be sent to the Chair of the Best Book Award Committee by the deadline.
  • Nominations (including self-nominations) are welcome from individuals or publishers. Each publisher may nominate more than one book, and books nominated for the prior year can be re-nominated.
  • The deadline for nominations is August 15, 2022.


Congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the IPE Best Book Award, Albena Azmanova for Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia! See the previous recipients below.


Year Recipient Title
2021 Jeffrey Chwieroth

Andrew Walter
Title not provided

Title not provided
2020 Taylor St John

Jonas B. Bunte
The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration

Raise the Debt


Committee Members

Taylor St. John | Chair
University of St. Andrews

Albena Azmanova | Member
University of Kent, Brussels

| Member
University of New South Wales, Sydney

Jonas Bunte | Member
University of Vienna

Mark Nance | Member
North Carolina State University

Award Chairs, please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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