Section Awards

Book Award [annual]

The award shall be for the best book or books published with copyright date falling in the two calendar years prior to the year of the award. Nominations for the PEWS section book award should include a brief statement of how the book is relevant to the political economy of the world-system, and the nominator must make arrangements for copies of the book to be sent to all members of the book award committee. Nominations are due March 1st of the award year. The nominator of the book MUST be a current member of the PEWS section at the time of nomination. Authors are invited to self-nominate for the award. For information on where to inquire about nominating a book for the PEWS award send an email to the current Book Award Committee Chair as indicated on the leadership page.

Article Award and Terrence K. Hopkins Award [annual]

Article awards will be offered for both the best professional paper and the best student paper published (including publication in ASA meeting proceeding) with copyright date falling in the two calendar years prior to the year of the award. The student paper award shall be called the Terrence K. Hopkins Award. Nominations for PEWS section article awards should include a brief statement of how the article is relevant to the political economy of the world-system, and the nominator must make arrangements for copies of the article to be sent to all members of the article awards committee. Nominations are due March 1st of the award year. The nominator of the article MUST be a current member of the PEWS section at the time of nomination. Authors are invited to self-nominate for the award. For information on where to inquire about nominating an article for a PEWS article award send an email to the current Article Awards Committee Chair as indicated on the leadership page.

Distinguished Career Award [occasional]

This award is given irregularly to recognize a major lifetime contribution to the scholarly concerns of the PEWS section. The first recipient (in 1997) was Andre Gunder Frank. Janet Abu-Lughod received the award in 1999, Immanuel Wallerstein in 2003, and Giovanni Arrighi in 2009.