Prof Ted Hopf, from the Department of Political Science, received the Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award for his book, Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958. Presented by the American Political Science Association (APSA), the Jervis-Schroeder Award recognises outstanding contributions to the study of international relations and history.
The pool of nominations for the 2013 award was unusually large (75 titles) and exceptionally strong. The award judges (Michael Barnett [chair], Karen Alter, and Andrew Yeo) were unanimous in their praise for Reconstructing the Cold War, noting that “The committee is especially impressed by Hopf’s deep knowledge of time and place, thoughtful employment of cultural analysis, and extensive use of archives and primary materials. A consequence of this deep cultural and historical reading is that Hopf is able to speak to the specifics of Soviet history at this moment, and use that moment to speak to broader debates in international relations theory.”
Prof Hopf has been a professor of Political Science at Ohio State University, Ohio University and the University of Michigan. His main fields of interest are international relations theory, qualitative research methods, and identity, with special reference to the Soviet Union and the former Soviet space. In addition to articles published in the American Political Science Review, European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Studies, International Organization, and International Security, and numerous book chapters, he is the author or editor of five books, including Social Construction of International Politics: Identities and Foreign Policies, Moscow, 1955 and 1999 (Cornell University Press, 2002), which won the 2003 Marshall D. Shulman Award, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for the best book published that year on the international politics of the former Soviet Union and Central Europe.
Congratulations Prof Hopf!