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BIGSSS Best Paper Award 2017

Dear BIGSSS fellows,

Our Director of Studies Mandy Boehnke is pleased to inform you that the BIGSSS Best Paper Award is going into its fifth round this year!

The award honors the author(s) of an exceptional paper combining cutting-edge research, relevance and originality.  It is endowed with a prize money of €500.

Last years' winners were:

  • 2016: Emanuel Deutschmann with his paper "The Spatial Structure of Transnational Human Activity"  (published in Social Science Research)
  • 2015: Benjamin Brast with his paper "Regional Dimensions of Statebuilding Interventions"  (published in International Peacekeeping)
  • 2014: Rose Keller with her paper "Urban Growth in the Fragmented Landscape: Estimating the Relationship between Landscape Pattern and Urban Land Use Change in Germany, 2000-2006"
  • 2013: Evgenia Bystrov with her paper "Testing the Second Demographic Transition Theory with Seemingly Unrelated Regression: Marital Postponement and Human Empowerment" (published in European Sociological Review).

The BIGSSS Best Paper Award has been established to recognize fellows' hard work.

Please feel invited to hand in your papers until December 31st, 2016. Details (eligibility, composition of the selection committee, etc.) are outlined in the Call for Papers.

The winner(s) will be announced at our next BIGSSS Meeting of Members in spring 2017.

We are looking forward to your papers!