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L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize shortlist announced

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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize. Three excellent books made the list and will be judged by a committee appointed by BISA Trustee Helena Farrand Carrapico.

We received an extremely impressive list of nominations for the L.H.M. Ling award this year, which were empirically and theoretically very rich. The committee particularly highlighted the high scholarly standards and theoretical sophistication of the nominated monographs. The shortlisted books were selected for their originality, extraordinary scholarship, and groundbreaking perspectives.

The shortlist is composed of the following books (listed in alphabetical order):

  • Millar, K. (2022) Support the Troops- Military Obligation, Gender, and the Making of Political Community. Oxford University Press
  • Yao, J. (2022) The Ideal River- How Control of Nature Shaped the International Order. Manchester University Press.
  • Younis, M. (2022) On the Scale of the World- the formation of the black anticolonial thought. University of California Press.

The L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize is awarded to an original and innovative book published in any field of International Studies by an early career scholar. The aim of the prize is to recognise outstanding early career research in the discipline and to honour the work of L.H.M. Ling.

The winner will be announced at our annual conference on 21-23 June 2023. Book your place now.