C.B. Macpherson Prize

Canadian Political Science Association
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The C.B. Macpherson Prize has been established to honour the life and work of the late, distinguished, Canadian political scientist, Crawford Brough Macpherson. The prize is awarded every two years.

Rules 2020

  • The prize will be awarded to the author of the best book published in English or in French in the field of political theory.
  • To be eligible, a book may be single-authored or multi-authored. Textbooks, edited books, collections of essays, translations and memoirs will not be considered.
  • A book can be submitted by the author, the publisher or a member of the jury.
  • A book that has been submitted to the C.B. Macpherson Prize cannot be submitted to another CPSA book prize in the same year or in a subsequent year.
  • In the case of a single-authored book, the author must be a member of the CPSA in the year the book is considered for the prize. In the case of a multi-authored book, at least one of the authors must be a member of the CPSA in the year the book is considered for the prize. The membership fee, in either of the above cases, must be received at the CPSA Secretariat before the prize submission deadline.
  • For the 2020 award, a book must have a copyright date of 2018 or 2019.
  • The deadline for submission of books is December 10, 2019. Books published between December 11th and December 31srt are eligible, provided that members of the jury are informed of the date of mailing.
  • The winner will be announced at the 2020 CPSA Conference at Western University.
  • The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and the set of books submitted to the CPSA for the 2020 prize.
  • To nominate a book, a copy must be sent directly to each member of the Prize Jury at the addresses/e-addresses provided; a copy/e-copy must also be sent directly to the CPSA Secretariat. Submissions must be clearly marked C.B. MACPHERSON PRIZE ENTRY.

C.B. Macpherson Prize Jury (paper or electronic copy)
Canadian Political Science Association
Suite 204, 260 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa ON K1N 7E4

Avigail Eisenberg (paper copy)
Department of Political Science
University of Victoria
David Turpin Building A316
3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

Jakeet Singh (paper or electronic copy)
Department of Politics
York University
S637 Ross Building
4700 Keele St.
Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Daniel Weinstock (paper copy)
Faculty of Law
McGill University
Chancellor Day Hall
3644 Peel Street
Montreal QC H3A 1W9