The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Book Award


The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Book Award is given to the author(s) of the book that best advances the theoretical and/or empirical study of diplomacy.

Eligible books should be original works with a focus on the broadly defined discipline of Diplomatic Studies, and with a publication date in the two calendar years preceding the issuance of the Award.

Books should be self-nominated or nominated by others by email. Nominations should include details of the publication and a short (approx. 300-word) justification. One electronic or hard copy of the book must be sent to the Editors-in-Chief before the nomination deadline.

The Selection Committee shall consist of members from the HJD Editorial Board, with an adequate balance in gender, location and seniority.

Committee members shall evaluate the nominated books based on a fixed set of criteria. The Editors-in-Chief will integrate the Committee’s assessments and determine the winner.

  • The successful author(s) shall be awarded a certificate and cash prize of 500 Euros.

Prize Winners

2023 Book Award Winner – Ascending Order: Rising Powers and the Politics of Status in International Institutions, by Rohan Mukherjee.

2021 Book Award Winner - Co-Managing International Crises: Judgements and Justifications, by Markus Kornprobst (Cambridge University Press, 2020).