The Richard E. Neustadt Book Prize


The APG awards the Richard E. Neustadt Book Prize to the best book in the field of US government and politics (including political history and foreign policy) published in each calendar year and authored by an academic permanently employed at a UK university. The prize winner is announced at the APG Annual Colloquium held at the Eccles Centre each November. Previous winners include: 

2017: Mark Shanahan Eisenhower at the Dawn of the Space Age: Sputniks, Rockets and Helping Hands (Lexington Books, 2017).

2016: Donald Ratcliffe, The One-Party Presidential Contest: Adams, Jackson, and 1824's Five-Horse Race (University Press of Kansas).

2015: Steven Casey, When Soldiers Fall: How Americans Have Confronted Combat Losses from World War I to Afghanistan (Oxford University Press, 2014).

2014: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900 (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

2013: Andrew Preston, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of the Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy (Anchor Books, 2012).

2012: Alan Ware, Political Conflict in America (Palgrave Macmillan: 2011).

2011: Stephen Tuck, We Ain't What We Ought to Be (Harvard UP, 2010).

2010: Iwan Morgan, Age of Deficits (UP of Kansas, 2009).

2009: Robert Singh and Timothy Lynch, After Bush (Cambridge UP, 2008).

Stephen Casey, Selling the Korean War (OUP, 2008)

2008: Gareth Davies, See Government Grow: Education Politics from Johnson to Reagan (University Press of Kansas, 2007).

2007: Hugh Brogan, Alexis de Toqueville (Profile Books, 2006).

2006: Nigel Bowles, Nixon's Business (Texas A&M UP, 2005).


The Richard E. Neustadt Paper Prize

The APG awards the Richard E. Neustadt Paper Prize to the best paper in the field of US government and politics presented by a postgraduate student at the annual APG conference. The prize is worth 100 pounds and is open to postgraduate students registered at UK universities and to papers authored singularly and jointly by postgraduates. Papers co-authored with established academic staff are not eligible. Papers authored by postgraduates who have a permanent academic post or are in a tenure-track post are not eligible. The prize is awarded at the annual APG Conference in January.

Previous winners

2017: Tom Robinson (St Anne's College, University of Oxford), 'Cannabis Coalitions: Cooperation Across Institutional Borders.' 

2016: Louisa Hotson (Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford), 'Professional pessimism: the growth and fragmentation of American Political Science in the 1960s.'