The British Politics Group is a nonpartisan research organization interested in improving the development, communication, and dissemination of knowledge about British politics. It has existed for over 30 years and consists primarily, but not exclusively, of academic political scientists in the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries, notably Canada and Australia. The membership is over 200 faculty, other professionals, and graduate students. Many of the leading scholars of British politics worldwide are members. The BPG was founded in 1975 specifically to encourage the study of British politics in North America
Awards and Fellowships
Samuel H. Beer Prize: awarded for the Best Ph.D. Dissertation on British Politics by a North American scholar. The prize is named in honor of Samuel Beer, a longstanding member of BPG and eminent scholar of politics. Professor Beer died in 2009; among his published obituaries were those of the New York Times, The Economist, and The Times.
Stokes Dissertation Fellowship: awarded to help finance doctoral research.
James B. Christoph Prize: awarded for the Best Paper on British Politics by a junior faculty member. Below are details of the awards made: