Vincent Lemieux Prize
The Vincent Lemieux Prize has been established in honour of eminent political scientist Professor Vincent Lemieux of the Université Laval. The prize is awarded every two years.
- The prize will be awarded to the author of the best PhD thesis submitted at a Canadian institution, in English or in French, in any subfield of political science, judged eminently worthy of publication in the form of a book or articles.
- The prize is made possible thanks to the financial support of Les Presses de l’Université Laval.
- Units of political science, public policy, international affairs or related fields at Canadian institutions are eligible to submit theses (digital format) provided that they hold a CPSA institutional membership. In the case of interdisciplinary units, only political science theses defended in the two-year period may count toward a unit’s total nomination allotment.
- A thesis is eligible only after nomination by the unit in which it was defended.
- A unit in which five or fewer theses were defended in the two-year period may nominate one candidate. If six to ten were defended in the same period, two may be nominated. For those units with more than ten completed PhDs, three thesis may be nominated.
- Article-length theses are welcome.
- For the 2023 award, a thesis must have been defended in 2021 or 2022.
- The deadline for submission of the e-copies of the theses is January 16, 2023.
- Unit Chairpersons must email digital versions of the theses to each member of the Prize Jury (click on their names below to access their e-mail addresses), and to the CPSA Prize Team. Subject line: VINCENT LEMIEUX PRIZE – “THESIS TITLE”
- The winner will be announced at the 2023 CPSA Conference.
- The winner will receive a commemorative certificate and a cheque in the amount of $1000.
2021 Vincent Lemieux Prize
This thesis is a great example of innovative research in political economy. It looks at formal and mostly informal…Read More
2019 Vincent Lemieux Prize
This cogent explanation of why some religious leaders use radicalization and vigilante mobilization is based . . .Read More
2017 Vincent Lemieux Prize
From the first line of the introduction – where the author recalls meeting a lawyer and his refugee claimant . . .Read More
2015 Vincent Lemieux Prize
This thesis reflects an approach that is both philosophical and sociological. In the first section, after a broad . . .Read More
2013 Vincent Lemieux Prize
This is a dissertation of urban politics on the development of Toronto’s waterfront. The thesis is a fine case . . .Read More
2011 Vincent Lemieux Prize
Natina Clara Tan asks the question why Singapore’s People’s Action Party has been successful in maintaining . . .Read More
2009 Vincent Lemieux Prize
Vincent Pouliot’s dissertation is impressive on multiple levels. It draws on a broad range of theories in fields . . .Read More
2007 Vincent Lemieux Prize
Gutterman’s thesis provides a compelling analysis of why states choose to comply or not comply with important . . .Read More
2005 Vincent Lemieux Prize
Lecce’s thesis attempts to rescue liberal pluralism, and thereby liberal democracy, from “perfectionists” who . . .Read More