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2021 Spitz Prize Call for Nominations

Did you read an outstanding book of political theory published in 2019? Did you write one? Nominate it for the Spitz Prize!

The David and Elaine Spitz Prize is awarded every year for the best book in democratic and/or liberal theory published two years earlier. The 2021 Prize will be given to a book published in 2019 (copyright date). Books that are jointly authored are eligible, but textbooks and edited collections are not. 

Publishers and individuals are invited to nominate books by sending copies marked “Regarding Spitz Prize” directly to all three of the Prize Committee members listed below (please send physical copies only). The (postmark) deadline for the submission of candidate books is December 1, 2021. 

2021 Spitz Prize Committee

Duncan Bell (chair)

Christ's College,



United Kingdom


Lori Jo Marso

Union College

Dept of Political science

Union college

807 Union street

Schenectady NY 12308


Yves Winter

School of Social Science

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive

Princeton, NJ 08540

See past Spitz Prize winners here

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