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Gregory Kavka/University of California, Irvine Prize in Political Philosophy
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The Gregory Kavka/UCI Prize in Political Philosophy is awarded every other year in odd years to the author of a paper in a refereed journal, an original book chapter or an original essay published in a collection with a multiplicity of contributors, from any area of political philosophy and political theory.

Award

The winner receives $500. In addition, a symposium in honor of the recipient of the Kavka Prize is held at the APA Pacific Division meeting in the year of the award, to include panelists commenting upon the ideas of the selected paper, followed by a response from the award winner.

Frequency: Every other year in odd years

Award Amount: $500 plus a symposium at the Pacific Division meeting

Last Award: 2015

Next Award: 2017 for publications between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015

Next Deadline: May 31, 2016

Eligibility and Criteria

The author must be a member of the APA.

The Kavka Prize is awarded for the best paper in a refereed journal, or an original book chapter or original essay published in a collection with a multiplicity of contributors, in the field of political philosophy, broadly understood. Papers from any area of political philosophy and political theory are welcome, including, but not limited to, the history of political philosophy, rational choice theory with implications drawn for political philosophy, and moral theory/applied ethics in which direct links are made to political philosophy or public policy.

Questions may be directed to [email protected].

Nominations

Nominations of papers for the Kavka Prize are encouraged from journal editors, authors, and colleagues. 

To submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.

Previous Awardees

2015

Carol Hay (University of Massachusetts at Lowell), "The Obligation to Resist Oppression"

2013

Thomas Pogge (Yale University), "Are We Violating the Human Rights of the World's Poor?"

2011

Christopher H. Wellman (Washington University), "Immigration and Freedom of Association"

2009

Gerald Gaus (University of Arizona), "On Justifying the Moral Rights of the Moderns: a Case of Old Wine in New Bottles"

2003

Loren Lomasky (Bowling Green State University) and Geoffrey Brennan (Australian National University), "Is There a Duty to Vote?"

2001

Scott Shapiro (Benjamin Cordozo School of Law), "On Hart's Way Out"

Mariam Thalos (SUNY Buffalo), "Degrees of Freedom in the Social World"

1999

Elijah Millgram (Vanderbilt University), "Incommensurability and Practical Reasoning"

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