Vote Now for the 2015 (The Duckies) IR Blogging Awards

19 January 2015, 2204 EST

It’s time to vote! We are asking readers to vote for the finalists in each category. ONce we have finalists for each category, a panel of judges that includes previous years’ winners and permanent contributors at Duck of Minerva will select this year’s award winners in each category. The winners will be announced at the OAIS Blogging Awards and Reception at the ISA annual convention in New Orleans on Thursday, February 20, 2015.

Here’s what you need to do. Send us an email at duckofminerva2015 at and we will send you a ballot. Simply fill out the ballot and submit it. Voting ends on Friday, January 30. Complete rules can be found here.

Here is the list of nominees for this year’s OAIS Blogging Awards.

Best Blog (Individual)
(vote for five)

1. Dart Throwing Chimp
2. Suffragio
3. Running Chicken
4. Chris Blattman
5. Tom Pepinsky’s Blog
6. Rachel Strohm
7. Paul Pillar
8. Ottomans and Zionists
9. For the Desk Drawer
10. Understanding Society

Best Blog (Group)
(vote for three)

1. War on the Rocks
2. The Monkey Cage
3. Two Views Beyond the Hill
4. Human Trafficking Center Blog
5. The Disorder of Things
6. Political Violence at a Glance
7. Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa (CIHA) Blog
8. Americas South and North
9. Progress in Political Economy

Best New Blogger
(vote for three)

1. Allison Beth Hodgkins
2. Vera Mironova
3. Nicole Janz of the Political Science Replication Blog
4. Leslie Vinjamuri at Points of Order
5. Kai Arzheimer
6. Brandon Valeriano

Best Blog Post:
(vote for five)

1. Oliver Kaplan, “Garcia Marquez’ Magical Realism: It’s Real.” at Political Violence at a Glance
2. Jeff Colgan, “OPEC, the Phantom Menace” at the Monkey Cage (Washington Post):
3. Cecelia Lynch, “Educating the West about Nonviolence across Africa” CIHA Blog
4. Adam David Morton, The Alter Images of the Piketty Digests at From the Desk Drawer Blog
5. Srdjan, The Causes of the Great War: An Autobiographic Take at The Disorder of Things.
6. Erica Chenoweth, “Nonviolent Conflicts in 2014 That You May Have Missed Because They Were Nonviolent,” at Political Violence at a Glance.
7 Megan Price and Anita Gohdes, “Searching for Trends: Analyzing Patterns in Conflict Violence Data,” at Political Violence at a Glance
8. Merouan Mekouar, “What Really Made the Arab Spring Contageous,” at The Monkey Cage.
9. Daniel Treisman, “Lessons from 25 Years of post-communism: The Importance of Reform, Democracy, and Geography” at the Monkey Cage.
10. Laura Seay and Kim Yi Dionne, “The Long and Ugly Tradition of Treating Africa as a Diry, Diseased Place,” at The Monkey Cage.
11. Marc Lynch, “Reflections on the Arab Uprisings,” at The Monkey Cage.
12. Jay Ulfelder, “The Worst World EVER…in the past 5 or 10 years,” at Dart Throwing Chimp
13. Tom Pepinsky, “What if We’re Measuring Policy Relevance all Wrong?” at Tom Pepinsky’s Blog.
14. Cemal Burak Tansel, “For a Marxist Critique of Eurocentrism, or Refusing to Throw out the Baby with the Bath Water,” at Progress in Political Economy.