LAST DAYS: Nominations are closing on January 24, 2020 for SASE’s 2nd annual Alice Amsden Book Award

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) invites nominations for its Alice Amsden Book Award for an outstanding scholarly book that breaks new ground in the study of socio-economics. Eligible books must have a 2018 or 2019 first edition publication date and cannot be edited volumes.

Only current SASE members are invited to nominate a book for the prize, and authors are welcome to nominate their own work. To nominate a book, please send a hard copy to all three (3) committee members listed below by January 24, 2020.

SASE members who wish to submit a book for consideration must include a brief nomination letter that states how the book contributes to SASE’s intellectual mission. All books/submissions must be in English. Please direct any inquiries to Chair Alya Guseva,

2019-2020 Committee Members:

Alya Guseva, Chair
Boston University, Dept. of Sociology
100 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215 

Cheris Sung-ching Chan
906 Jockey Club Tower
Department of Sociology, Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR

Neil Fligstein
Department of Sociology
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

About Alice Amsden

A prolific scholar, Alice Amsden wrote extensively about the process of industrialization in emerging economies, particularly in Asia. Her work frequently emphasized the importance of the state as a creator of economic growth, and challenged the idea that globalization had produced generally uniform conditions in which emerging economies could find a one-size-fits-all path to prosperity. Amsden wrote or co-authored seven books, and dozens of journal articles, essays and chapters in edited volumes. She also wrote frequently for general-interest publications; her work appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Dissent, Boston Review, Technology Review and others.

2019 Alice Amsden Book Award winner: “The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment in Africa” by Ching Kwan Lee. Interview with Ching Kwan Lee.

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