In the context of the Estoril Conferences a prize of 15.000 Euros is awarded every two years to the best book on globalization.

The Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize honours books which have contributed to new and original thought and which set out clear and topical policy recommendations in this area.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of The Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2015 is Francis Fukuyama with Political Order Political Decay – From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy.

This is volume two of Francis Fukuyama magisterial work on the origins, evolution and decay of political institituions, following on from The Origins of Political Order.

How do societies develop strong, impersonal and accountable political institutions? Francis Fukuyama takes us from the French Revolution to the Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of of contemporary American politics in search of the answer, plotting the development of the state and the rise of democracy. 

Francis Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. He is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford.

More about Francis Fukuyama.

 

 

The submissions to the ESTORIL GLOBAL ISSUES DISTINGUISHED BOOK PRIZE ended last October 31st. It have been submitted 25 books, from 15 renowned Portuguese and International publishers:

Portugal - A Economia de Uma Nação Rebelde, José Manuel Félix Ribeiro - Guerra & Paz

Globalization and the Distribution of Wealth: The Latin American Experience, Arie M. Kacowicz - Cambridge University Press

Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy, Deepak Nayyar - Oxford University Press

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State, John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge – Penguin

Every Nation for Itself, Ian Bremmer – Penguin

The Death of Money, James Rickards – Penguin

I Spend Therefore I Am, Philip Roscoe - Penguin

The Edge of the World, Michael Pye – Penguin

The Butterfly Defect:  How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It, Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan – Princeton

The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy, Michael Pettis – Princeton

Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy's 'Last Frontier' Can Prosper And Matter, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu - Penguin Random House UK

Exodus: Immigration And Multiculturalism In The 21st Century, Paul Collier - Penguin Random House UK

World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History, Henry Kissinger - Penguin Random House UK

This Changes Everything: Capitalism VS The Climate, Naomi Klein - Penguin Random House UK

The Ethics of Immigration, Joseph Carens - Oxford University Press

How the West Won, Rodney Stark - Guerra & Paz

The Endtimes of Human Rights, Stephen Hopgood - Cornell University Press

Survival Migration, Alexander Betts - Cornell University Press

The End of Cheap Labour, Florian Butollo - Campus Verlag

The End of Power, Moisés Naim - Basic Books

The Global Economy in 2030, Daniel Gros & Cinzia Alcidi - Centre for European Policy Studies

Capital: The Eruption of Delhi, Rana Dasgupta - Canongate Books

Political Order Political Decay – From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, Francis Fukuyama - Publicações Dom Quixote/Grupo Leya

O Mundo em Transição, Luís Queirós - Âncora Editora

Epistemologies of the South - Justice Against Epistemicide, Boaventura de Sousa Santos - Paradigm Publishers

 

The international jury looked for books that offer rigorous and well - defended conclusions and are written in a clear and accessible language aimed at wider audiences.

The jury is composed by eight members, as follows:

Dirk van Dierendonck, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Eusebio Mujal-Leon, Georgetown University
Gili Drori, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
João Carlos Espada, Universidade Católica
John Luiz, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business
Carlos Osmar Bertero, Fundação Getúlio Varga
Michael Böss, Aahrus University
Milton Sousa, Estoril Conferences Academic Director

 

2015 FINALISTS:

The international jury has selected five books finalists of Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book:

(with any order)

This Changes Everything: Capitalism VS The Climate, Naomi Klein

World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History, Henry Kissinger

The Butterfly Defect:  How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It, Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan

The End of Cheap Labour, Florian Butollo

Political Order Political Decay – From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, Francis Fukuyama

 

Rules for Eligibility here

Deadline for submissions – 31st October 2014

(Applicable for books published in 2013 and 2014)

 

The winners of previous editions were:

2013 - Civilization - The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson

2011 - The Idea of Human Rights by Charles Beitz

2009 - Creating a World without Poverty by Muhammad Yunus and The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier (ex-aqueo)

 

Further information available at: prizemanager@conferenciasdoestoril.org