Call for Nominations ( Deadline 1st August 2021):
Clay Morgan Award for Best Book in Environmental Political Theory
The Environmental Political Theory Section of the Western Political Science
Association (WPSA) invites nominations for the Fifth Annual Clay Morgan
Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory.
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding scholarship, published
in a book-length monograph, which utilizes the resources, literatures,
and approaches of the field of political theory to address intersections
between contemporary or historical environmental challenges on the one
hand and the philosophical and ideological concepts, principles, and debates
animating political life on the other. While the focus of the award is
on political theory, we welcome books that make a contribution to the
field from related disciplines – including, but not limited to,
anthropology, environmental humanities, ethnic studies, geography, indigenous
studies, philosophy, political economy, science and technology studies,
Nominations must have been originally published within the last two calendar
years (2020-2021). A book may be re-nominated in its second year of eligibility.
Books may be co-authored, but edited collections are not eligible. Questions
may be directed to the committee chair, Cara Daggett, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee anticipates announcing the award winner in September 2021.
The book will be honored with a roundtable discussion at the next WPSA
annual meeting, in Portland in March 2022.
Nominations will be accepted from authors, colleagues, and/or publishers.
To be considered, arrangements should be made for the publisher to mail
copies of the nominated book to the three committee members, below, to
arrive by 1st August 2021. Publishers should contact the committee
chair, Cara Daggett, at email@example.com for mailing information (due to
covid-19 protocols, books should not be sent to university addresses).
Cara Daggett, Chair
Department of Political Science
Department of Politics
Institute of Political Science [Instituto de Ciencia Política]
Catholic University of Chile [Pontificia Universidad Católica de
The namesake of the award: Clay Morgan was an acquisitions editor in the
field of environmental studies, first with SUNY Press and then for many
years with MIT Press. He retired in January 2014. Throughout his career,
Clay was uniquely influential in acquiring manuscripts in the field of
environmental political theory, and thereby in helping to cultivate, shape,
and support the development of this scholarly field.
Program in PDF
CC MiniCon 2021
Western, Spring 2019