Best Article in the Review of International Studies Prize

This Prize is awarded annually by the editorial advisory board of our journal Review of International Studies (RIS). It’s awarded for the best article published in the previous year's volume of the journal. A selection committee comprising a chair and at least two other members of the editorial advisory board reviews each of the articles published in the previous year’s volume. The committee awards the prize to the article that it considers most convincingly satisfies the following criteria:

  • Highly original contribution to the field;
  • Methodologically rigorous;
  • Theoretically innovative;
  • Empirically rich;
  • Likely to be discipline shaping.

Past recipients

  • 2019 William A. Callahan - The politics of walls: barriers, flows and the sublime Vol. 44, Issue 3 (2018), pp. 456 – 481
  • 2018 Moya Lloyd - Naming the dead and the politics of the “human” Vol. 43, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 260 - 279
  • 2017 Maren Hofius - Community at the border or the boundaries of community? The Case of EU field Diplomats Vol.42, No. 5 (2016), pp. 939 - 967
  • 2016 André Broome and Joel Quirk - Governing the world at a distance: the practice of global benchmarking Vol. 41, No. 5  (2015), pp. 819 - 841
  • 2015 Christian Brutsch - Technocratic manager, imperial agent, or diplomatic champion? The IMF in the anarchical society Vol. 40,  No. 2 (2014), pp. 207 - 226
  • 2014 Barry Ryan - Reasonable force: the emergence of global policing power Vol. 39, No. 2 (2013), pp. 435 - 457
  • 2013 Patrick Hayden - The Human Right to Health and the Struggle for Recognition Vol. 38, No. 3 (2012), pp. 569 - 588

  • 2012 Adjustment due to conference date change

  • 2011 Joint winners Nukhet Ahu Sandal - Religious actors as epistemic communities in conflict transformation: the cases of South Africa and Northern Ireland Vol. 37, No. 3 (2011), pp. 929 - 950 and Ayse Zarakol - What makes terrorism modern? Terrorism, legitimacy and the international system Vol. 37, No. 5 (2011), pp. 2311 - 2336

  • 2010 Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker - Autoethnographic International Relations: exploring the self as a source of knowledge Vol. 36, No. 3 (2010), pp. 779 – 798

  • 2009 James Brassett - British irony, global justice: a pragmatic reading of Chris Brown, Banksy and Ricky Gervais Vol. 35, No. 1 (2009), pp. 219 – 245

  • 2008 Alex Bellamy - The Responsibilities of victory: Jus Post Bellum and the Just War Vol. 34, No. 4 (2008), pp. 601 – 626

  • 2007 Joint winners Hidemi Suganami - Understanding sovereignty through Kelson/Schmit Vol. 33, No. 3 (2007), pp. 511 - 530 and Roland Dannreuther - War and insecurity: legacies of Northern and Southern state formation Vol. 33, No. 2 (2007), pp. 307 - 328

  • 2006 William Brown - Africa and international relations: a comment on IR theory, anarchy and statehood Vol. 32, No. 1 (2006), pp. 119 - 144

  • 2005 Andrew P Cortell and James W Davis - When norms clash: international norms, domestic practices, and Japan's internalisation of the GATT/WTO Vol. 31, No. 1 (2005), pp. 3 - 26

  • 2004 No information available

  • 2003 No information available

  • 2002 No information available

  • 2001 Christian Rues-Smit - Human rights and the social construction of sovereignty Vol. 27, No. 4 (2001), pp. 519 - 538

  • 2000 Colin Hay - Contemporary capitalism, globalisation, regionalisation and the persistence of national variation Vol. 26, No. 4 (2000), pp. 509 - 532

  • 1999 Mark Kramer - Ideology and the cold war Vol. 25, No. 4 (1999), pp. 539 - 576

  • 1998 Christopher Clapham - Degrees of statehood Vol. 24, No.  2 (1998), pp. 143 - 158

  • 1997 No information available

  • 1996 No information available

  • 1995 Geoffrey R. D. Underhill - Keeping governments out of politics: transnational securities markets, regulatory cooperation, and political legitimacy Vol. 21, No. 3 (1995), pp. 251 - 278

  • 1994 Catherine Hoskyns - Gender issues in international relations: the case of the European Community Vol. 20, No. 3 (1994), pp. 225 - 240

  • 1993 Pertti Joennieme - Neutrality beyond the Cold War Vol. 19, No. 3 (1993), pp. 289 - 304

  • 1992 Cynthia Weber - Reconsidering statehood: examining the sovereignty/intervention boundary Vol. 18, No. 3 (1992), pp. 199 - 216

  • 1991 Yongjin Zhang - China's entry into international society: beyond the standard of 'civilisation' Vol. 17, No. 1 (1991), pp. 3 - 16

  • 1990 Hugh Ward and Geoffrey Edwards - Chicken and Technology: The politics of the European Community's budget for research and development Vol. 16, No. 2 (1990), pp. 111 - 130

  • 1989 No information available

  • 1988 No information available

  • 1987 No information available

  • 1986 inaugural prize Robert H. Jackson - Negative sovereignty in sub-Saharan Africa Vol. 12, No. 4 (1986), pp. 247 -264

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