CES Research Network: 2013 Paper prize

The CES Research Network, European Integration and the Global Political Economy: new directions, and the journal Comparative European Politics announce their 2013 Paper prize for scholars in early stages of their academic career.

The organizers announce the second round of our annual journal article prize competition, in collaboration with Comparative European Politics (CEP). This is an opportunity developed specifically for scholars in early stages of their career, to support publication of excellent work. The 2012 paper prize has been awarded to Mathis Heinrich (Lancaster University) for his paper European Crisis Management. Meaning-Making and Decision-Making in EU Crisis Governance. We now invite papers that speak to the remit of the network and the journal. The mission of this network is to illuminate contemporary developments in European integration as related to the global political economy. Hence, the network focuses on the period since the passage of the Lisbon Treaty and the onset of the economic crisis, which has been characterized by intensified pressures from globalization. Comparative European Politics is an international forum for research, theory and debate on the comparative politics and political economy of contemporary Europe within and beyond the European Union, the processes of European integration and enlargement and the place of Europe and European states within international/global political and economic dynamics.

Papers presented at the annual CES conference, the network’s annual doctoral workshop or other events associated are typically eligible for the competition, but we also welcome other submissions.

Paper submissions for consideration of the prize have to be original, English-language, unpublished work. Submissions are welcome from early career scholars, that is either at PhD level or up until three years following completion of the PhD. Papers should not exceed a length of 8,000 words, including notes and references, and should follow the Instructions for Authors specified by the journal.

The prize jury consists of two members of the network board, as well as two members of the CEP editorial board. Please submit your papers to Laura Horn by 1 December 2013 at the very latest. All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed and the outcome of the competition will be announced in the spring of 2014. The winning paper will also be announced at the CES conference in Washington in March 2014, and will be published in 2014 in CEP, pending required amendments.

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