Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Cunningham for winning the 2015 CRS Book Prize for her new book Inside the Politics of Self-Determination published by Oxford University Press.
The judges on the CRS book prize panel praised Dr. Cunningham’s book for “tackling a very important topic, making a clear contribution to the literature on self-determination whilst offering significant short-term and long-term policy implications.” They also noted the significance of “developing a new database of self-determination groups” as well as the methodological rigour applied in order to “examine how intra-party or factional divisions on the insurgents’ side and on the government side affect the chances of accommodations and civil war.” The judges all agreed that this was a very impressive monograph for a first-time book author consistent with the CRS and Richardson tradition.
Dr Cunningham will be collecting the prize, and offering one of the keynote talks at the 2015 CRS conference in Kent, UK this September.
Congratulations are also extended to those short-listed from a list of 40 excellent monographs, which the judges also praised for their originality, methodological rigour, and academic and policy contribution:
Autesserre, Séverine. Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Colaresi, Michael P. Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security. Oxford University Press, 2014.
Staniland, Paul. Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse. Cornell University Press, 2014.