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Political Studies Association of Ireland


Elizabeth Meehan prize

Each year, a prize is awarded for the best paper presented at the previous PSAI Annual Conference. The award will take the form of a cheque for €200.

The paper must be original, unpublished and presented by the candidate(s) at the conference.

The paper must be outstanding and worthy of publication in a leading political science journal.  Panel conveners, chairs and paper givers can nominate outstanding papers for this prize.

The 2018 Elizabeth Meehan Prize was awarded to Dr. Thomas Chadefaux (TCD), for his paper “The Price is Right: Market Anticipations of the Cost of War”

Dr Thomas Chadefaux being presented with the 2018 Elizabeth Meehan Prize by Dr. Peter Stone.



















The 2017 Best Conference paper prize was awarded to Dr. Liam Weeks, UCC, and Dr. Mícheál O Fathartaigh (Dublin Business School)  for their paper ‘A quantitative analysis of the Dáil Debates on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty’, presented at the 2016 conference.

Liam Weeks receives the 2017 prize for Best Conference Paper from former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and PSAI president Muiris MacCarthaigh