We are pleased to invite nominations for the 2024/2025 W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize

Now entering its 38th year, the prestigious PSA Mackenzie Prize is awarded annually to the best book published in political science. We are now accepting nominations for books published in the 2023 calendar year.

Last year’s winner was Making Bureaucracy Work by Doctor Akshay Mangla. (Find the book here)

Nominations may be made by publishers, PSA Specialist Groups, heads of department and by self-nomination from PSA members (supported by three additional PSA members).

Nominations should be submitted digitally in the first instance using the nomination form provided and accompanied by a one-page supporting statement. Applicants, or their representatives, will be required to submit one physical copy further to the digital version of their nominated title once nominations close (we may ask for more copies depending on the judges requirement).

Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in our discipline is a key strategic priority for the PSA. Therefore, we would particularly welcome nominations from women, and from black and minority ethnic authors.

The winner will be announced during the PSA’s Annual International Conference, taking place in Birmingham from 14 to 16 April 2025, in partnership with the University of Birmingham and Aston University.

For further details, the rules for submission, and to submit your nomination, please click here.

The deadline for digital nominations is Friday 6 September 2024 (17:00 BST).


If you have any queries, please email: prizes@psa.ac.uk