3QD Politics & Social Science Prize Semifinalists 2011


The voting round of our politics & social science prize (details here) is over. A total of 1,281 votes were cast for the 56 nominees (click here for full list of nominees). Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating.

Carla Goller has designed a “trophy” logo that our top twenty vote-getters may choose to display on their own blogs. So here they are, in descending order from the most voted-for:

  1. Semi_2011_Politic-scieneAndy Worthington: Mocking the Law, Judges Rule that Evidence Is Not Necessary to Hold Insignificant Guantánamo Prisoners for the Rest of Their Lives
  2. Corey Robin: Revolutionaries of the Right: The Deep Roots of Conservative Radicalism
  3. 3 Quarks Daily: The Pao of Love
  4. Muhammad Cohen: Overheard at Ali’s Diner on Arab Street
  5. Peter Frase: Anti-Star Trek: A Theory of Posterity
  6. Zunguzungu: “The Grass Is Closed”: What I Have Learned About Power from the Police, Chancellor Birgeneau, and Occupy Cal
  7. The Awl: The Livestream Ended: How I Got Off My Computer And Onto The Street At Occupy Oakland
  8. Pandaemonium: Rethinking the Idea of “Christian Europe”
  9. Jadaliyya: Palestine in Scare Quotes: From the NYT Grammar Book
  10. The Primate Diaries: Freedom to Riot: On the Evolution of Collective Violence
  11. Crikey: Theorising Darwin: US may stockpile and transit cluster munitions
  12. Accidental Blogger: The mideast uprisings: a lesson for strong men, mad men and counterfactual historians
  13. 3 Quarks Daily: There’s Something about the Teeth of Tyrants
  14. Hopeless but not serious: Pokémon gets political
  15. Jadaliyya: The Marriage of Sexism and Islamophobia; Re-Making the News on Egypt
  16. U.S. Intellectual History: “When the Zulus Produce a Tolstoy We Will Read Him”: Charles Taylor and the Politics of Recognition
  17. Tang Dynasty Times: The Persian Prince Pirooz
  18. PH2.1: Polarization?
  19. 3 Quarks Daily: Pakistan: The Narratives Come Home to Roost
  20. David B. Sparks: Isarithmic History of the Two-Party Vote

The editors of 3 Quarks Daily will now pick the top six entries from these, and after possibly adding up to three “wildcard” entries, will send that list of finalists to Stephen M. Walt for final judging. We will post the shortlist of finalists here in the next day or two.

Good luck!