Three CPSA Prizes for Political Science, U of T

June 14, 2021

Great news from the Canadian Political Science Association, which held its annual awards ceremony (online) over the weekend of June 12 & 13:

  • Professor Stefan Rencken’s book “Private Governance and Public Authority: Regulating Sustainability in a Global Economy,” (Cambridge University Press) won the 2021 CPSA Prize in International Relations. The Canadian Political Science Association website describes the book as follows: “The volume explores the conditions under which governments intervene in the regulation of private governance systems in the European Union. In two case studies, organic agriculture and biofuels, public authorities intervened to establish standards and in two cases, Fair Trade and fisheries, they did not. The study develops a theoretical model to account for these differences. The analysis makes a contribution to the literature in International Relations on private authority by focusing specifically on the agency and interests of private actors in private-public regulatory arrangements. The volume is amply documented.”
  • Graduate student Erica Petkov placed second in the Three Minutes Thesis Prize.
  • Alumna Vanessa van den Boogaard won the Vincent Lemieux Prize, awarded to the author of the best PhD thesis submitted at a Canadian institution, in English or in French, in any sub-field of political science, judged eminently worthy of publication in the form of a book or articles.

Congratulations to all! The CPSA website will be updated to reflect this news in the coming days.

Photo: Stefan Renckens