Since 2011 the Pete Hay Environmental Politics Prize has been awarded annually to the best APSA conference paper on the topic of Environmental Politics or Policy. The papers are blind reviewed by an independent selection panel, which may be chaired by the previous winner or by Pete Hay himself. The winner is announced during the annual meeting of the Environmental Politics and Policy Standing Group at the APSA conference, where the winner is presented with a cheque for $500. An Honourable Mention may be awarded by the Panel. The Environmental Politics and Policy Group appreciates the time and effort contributed each year by the volunteer Selection Panels.
The prize is named after Dr Pete Hay, a trailblazer in the research and scholarship of environmental politics and policy in Australia and the Founding Convenor of the Ecopolitics Association of Australasia.
This prize is decided by and arranged by the Environmental Politics and Policy Standing Group.
2018 - Brisbane
Winner: Jonathan Pickering (University of Canberra), 'Deliberative Ecologies: Engaging Complexity Theory to Understand How Deliberative Systems Emerge and Change'
Special Mention: Roger Davis (Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Commonwealth Government, & University of Canberra), 'Aboriginal Water Governance as a Deliberative System in the Murray Darling Basin'
Selection Panel: Rebecca Pearse (chair), Pedro Fidelman and Melissa Nursey-Bray
2016 - Sydney
Winner: Pedro Fidelman (University of the Sunshine Coast), Truong Van Tuyen (Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam), Kim Nong (Ministry of Environment, Cambodia), Melissa Nursey-Bray (University of Adelaide)
‘Institutional Adaptive Capacity of Coastal Resources Co-Management in Cambodia and Vietnam’
Selection Panel: Michael Howes (chair), Kate Crowley, Brian Coffey
2015 – Canberra
Winner: Alex Lo (University of Hong Kong) and Michael Howes (Griffith University), ‘The storyline of power: Environmental discourse and the politics of carbon trading in China’
Selection Panel: Adam Simpson (chair), Robyn Eckersley, David Schlosberg
2014 – Sydney
Winner: Adam Simpson, University of South Australia, ‘Identity, ethnicity and natural resources in Myanmar’
Honourable Mention: Chris Riedy and Jennifer Kent ‘Australian climate action groups in the deliberative system’
Selection Panel: Matt McDonald (chair), Peter Christoff, Hayley Stevenson
2013 – Murdoch
Winner: Matt McDonald, University of Queensland, ‘Climate change and security: Towards an ecological security discourse’
Selection Panel: John Dryzek (chair), Verity Burgmann, Cassandra Star
2012 – Tasmania
Winner: Verity Burgmann, University of Melbourne, ‘Imagining the end of capitalism: ‘the practical-political value of utopian thinking’ for the climate movement’
Honourable Mention: Melanie Gale, University of South Australia, ‘The adaptive capacity of communities affected by policy-making: a case study of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’
Selection Panel: Pete Hay (chair), Tim Doyle, Ros Taplin
2011 – ANU
Winner: Delphine Rabet, University of Sydney, ‘The interplay of foreign multinational corporations and the state in environmental governance’
Honourable Mention: Andy Scerri, RMIT, ‘Greening citizenship, after dualism’
Selection Panel: Pete Hay (chair), Susan Park