The 2016 Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN) — Richard Higgott Journal Article Prize
Following the inaugural award of The Australian International Political Economy Network (AIPEN) — Richard Higgott Journal Article Prize, won by Ainsley Elbra in 2015, it is with great pleasure that the shortlist of articles can now be circulated for the 2016 competition.
To recap, the Prize will be awarded to the best article published in political economy as deemed by a selection committee of scholars (consisting of Penny Griffin, Shahar Hameiri, Adam Morton, Jason Sharman, and Jacqui True) with the award given to any article in political economy, understood in a pluralist sense to include the political economy of security, geography, literature, sociology, anthropology, post-coloniality, gender, finance, trade, regional studies or economic theory.
Those on the listserv of AIPEN have already voted for their top three articles from the longlist and the votes have been collated and calculated. The voting was extremely close. Towards the cut-off deadline, there were six articles that kept shifting positions up to the final day of voting.
That said, three articles did emerge as clearly leading the voting process with the following squeezing on to the shortlist. The final three are as follows:
- Gareth Bryant, ‘“Fixing” the Climate Crisis: Capital, States, and Carbon Offsetting in India’, Environment and Planning A, 47:10 (2015): 2047-2063 (with Siddhartha Dabhi and Steffen Böhm).
- Tim Di Muzio, ‘The Plutonomy of the 1%: Dominant Ownership and Conspicuous Consumption in the New Gilded Age’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 43:2 (2015): 492-510.
- Jeffrey D. Wilson, ‘Multilateral Organisations and the Limits to International Energy Cooperation’, New Political Economy, 20:1 (2015): 85-106.
The prize committee are now looking forward to collectively reading these articles and announcing the outcome toward the end of the year. In addition to the award itself, the winner will also receive a cheque for $250.
2015 – Ainsley Elbra, ‘Interests Need Not be Pursued if They Can be Created: Private Governance in African Gold Mining’, Business and Politics, 16:2 (2014).