Alexander George Book Award
The Alexander L. George Book Award is given for the best book published in the field of political psychology during the previous calendar year. Befitting the extraordinary and far-reaching contributions to scholarship of Alexander George, the award winning work should be one that demonstrates the highest quality of thought and makes a major substantive book-length contribution to the field of political psychology, broadly defined.
The award winner will be determined by an interdisciplinary committee. As judged by the award committee, the book should increase substantially our understanding of an issue (or issues) that is central to the concerns of political psychology and the world in which we live.
The award recipient will be strongly encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting and Awards Reception.
Published books carrying a 2013 copyright may be nominated for the award by individuals or publishers.
2014 Award Committee Chair:
Please include a copy of the books being nominated.
The nomination process for 2014 is now CLOSED.
Winners will be notified by early May 2014. Please check this page in late 2014 for information on the 2015 nominations process.
First awarded in 2004.
- 2013 Ned Lebow (The Politics and Ethics of Identity)
- 2012 Ervin Staub (Overcoming Evil: Genocide, Violent Conflict and Terrorism)
- 2011 Claude M. Steele (Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do About It)
- 2010 Maria Rost Rublee (Nonproliferation norms: Why states choose nuclear restraint)
- 2009 Sharon R. Krause (Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic Deliberation)
- 2008 Alan S. Zuckerman, Josip Dasovic, and Jennifer Fitzgerald (Partisan Families: The Social Logic of Bounded Partisanship in Germany and Britain)
- 2007 Jacques E.C. Hymans (The Psychology of Nuclear Proliferation) Richard R. Lau and David P. Redlawsk (How Voters Decide)
- 2006 Daniel Bar-Tal and Yona Teichman (Stereotypes and Prejudice in Conflict)
- 2005 Ned Lebow (Ethnics, Interest and Order: The Tragic Vision of Politics)
- 2004 James Gibson and Amanda Gouws (Overcoming Intolerance in South Africa: Experiments in Democratic Persuasions)