Carole Pateman Gender and Politics Book Prize

This prize is for the best book published in the specified eligibility period on the topic of gender and politics, broadly defined.

The Carole Pateman Gender and Politics Book Prize is awarded on a biennial basis, alternating with the Thelma Hunter Gender and Politics PhD Prize. The next award will be offered in 2021.

The APSA Women’s Caucus Executive member will chair the judging panel (or a delegate if there is a conflict of interest), and the panel will consist of two other gender and politics experts, including if possible, a former Carole Pateman book prize winner. All judges should be members of APSA.

Criteria on which entries will be judged:

  1. Significance of contribution to gender and politics research through effective incorporation of gender or feminist perspectives into political science.
  2. Excellence in writing and communication.
  3. Scholarly innovation and rigor.

Conditions of entry

  • The author may be of any gender identification, but must be a member of APSA (if the book has multiple authors, one of the authors must be an APSA member);
  • The monograph may be single- or jointly-authored, however edited books are not eligible.
  • The book must have been published by a university or commercial publisher in the preceding two years. (e.g. The prize awarded in 2021 will be for a book published in 2020 or 2019, year of publication being the year stated in the book)
  • A book may only be submitted once for the prize.
  • Authors can self-nominate or be nominated by another person.
  • APSA reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year.

The winner of the prize will be announced in the relevant year, and invited to the APSA Annual Conference dinner, where the prize of A$1000 and a trophy will be awarded.

Call for Nominations 2021: TBA (Nominations should only be submitted in response to the announcement of the Call for Nominations )

Past Winners:

2019: Laura J. Shepherd, University of Sydney, Gender, UN Peacebuilding and the Politics of Space: Locating Legitimacy (Oxford University Press)

2017: Louise Chappell, University of NSW, The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy (Oxford University Press)

2015: Jacqui True, Monash University, The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (Oxford University Press)