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Organized Section 36: Best Book Award

Human Rights Section Award Recipients

Best Book Award
The competition is open to all books on human rights that were written by a political scientist and published in the previous two years.


2015  Lisa Baldez
Defying Convention: US Resistance to the UN Treaty on Women's Rights (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 
2014  Jeffrey Hilgert
Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013) 
2014  Jo Becker
Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights and Advocacy in Practice (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013)
2013 Jacqui True, University of Auckland
The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)
2012  Richard Price
Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) 
2011 Karen Engle, University of Texas Austin
The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture and Strategy
2010  Richard P. Hiskes
The Human Rights to a Green Future: Environmental Rights and Intergenerational Justice (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009) 
2010  Shadi Mokhtari
After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Human Rights in the Americas and the Middle East (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009) 
2009 Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate (Princeton University Press, 2008)
2007 Stephen Hopgood, University of London
Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International
2006 Eric Stover, University of California, Berkeley
The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in the Hague (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)
2004 Rhoda Howard-Hassmann FRSC, Wilfrid Laurier University
Compassionate Canadians: Civic Leaders Discuss Human Rights (University of Toronto Press, 2003)
2003 Richard Claude, University of Maryland
Science in the Service of Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002)