NEPS medal

NEPS manages an annual award for the best publication in Peace Science published by members of NEPS. It is named
"NEPS MEDAL for the best publication in Peace Science".

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 award-winners publication is:

Raul Caruso, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and CESPIC, Ilaria Petrarca, Veneto Banca, and Roberto Ricciuti, University of Verona, CESifo and GDI "Climate change, rice crops, and violence: Evidence from Indonesia", 2016, Journal of Peace Research, 53 (1) 66–83.

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Vincenzo Bove, University of Warwick and Tobias Böhmelt University of Essex and ETH Zürich
Publication awarded:
Does Immigration Induce Terrorism, 2016, Journal of Politics, Volume 78, number 2, pp. 572-587.

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Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania, Dan Miodownik, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Devorah Manekin,Arizona State University
Publication awarded:
The Political Legacies of Combat: Attitudes Toward War and Peace Among Israeli Ex-Combatants, 2015, International Organization, Volume 69, number 4, pp, 981-1009.

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Petros G. Sekeris, Portsmouth University.
Publication awarded:
The Tragedy of the Commons in a Violent World, 2014,RAND Journal of Economics, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp. 521-532.

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Lars-Erik Cederman, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zürich, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, University of Essex, and Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute Oslo.
Publication awarded:
Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War , Cambridge University Press, New York.

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Marijke Verpoorten, Institute for Development Policy and Management IOB and University of Antwerp Political Geography.
Publication awarded:
Detecting hidden violence: The spatial distribution of excess mortality in Rwanda , vol. 31, n.1, pp. 44-56.

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Rules governing the NEPS medal are enlisted below:

  1. Eligible authors for the NEPS medal must be NEPS members at the time of application.

  2. Applicant authors are entitled to submit only one publication for the NEPS medal.

  3. Publications can be 1) articles ; 2) books. The publication must have been published between January and December of the previous year.

  4. The NEPS Medal is awarded by means of a poll among all members of NEPS. Once the candidate publications are disclosed, each NEPS member can rank the publications proposed according to a decreasing point scale.

  5. The final ranking will be the sum of the overall points by publication.

  6. Submissions have to be sent to the email address:

  7. The publication rewarded with the NEPS medal will be announced at the Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, annual meeting of NEPS. The author of the winning publication must attend the Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference to accept publicly the prize.

  8. Eventually, on the NEPS website will be provided a link to the publication. This has to follow the guidelines provided by the copyright holder of the rewarded publication.