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2012 Sussex International Theory Prize winner announced
The Centre for Advanced International Theory is pleased to announce that the inaugural Sussex International Theory Prize has been awarded to Helen M. Kinsella (University of Madison-Wisconsin) for her book, (Cornell University Press, 2011).
The Sussex International Theory Prize is awarded annually each autumn for the best piece of innovative theoretical research in International Relations published in book or article form in the previous year and aims to value outstanding innovative theoretical research in International Relations. This is the first year of the Prize and marks the creation, in 2011, of the new (CAIT) by the Department of International Relations, within the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
The prize is judged by the CAIT Prize Committee and sponsored by Cambridge University Press.
The judges said: “Kinsella explores the diverse political and social implications of the principle of distinction between combatant and civilian in international political and legal thought and practice. Across a number of domains - international law, the history and theory of warfare, gender, and imperialism - The Image Before the Weapon demonstrates enormous originality, quality and rigor. The book is outstanding in its theoretical, historical, and empirical ambition and achievements as well as in its significance for current international politics. It provides a brilliant demonstration of the kind of fundamental research CAIT wishes to value and showcase.”
CAIT is delighted that Professor Kinsella has accepted this award and will deliver the Prize Lecture at Sussex in the coming academic year.
The Centre for Advanced International Theory was officially launched in May 2012 and its core mission is to support and disseminate innovative fundamental research in international theory. It is directed by Professor Beate Jahn.