Senior Associate Dean Judith Kelley received an Albie Award for her book Scorecard Diplomacy: Grading State to Influence Their Reputation and Behavior. The book lays out the case that nations care about their reputations and that rankings on issues such as human trafficking can motivate them to make policy and legal changes. Named for economist Albert O. Hirschman, the award recognizes the best writing on the global political economy for the year.
Honorees are chosen by Washington Post blogger Daniel W. Drezner, a professor of international politics at Tufts University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Kelley's book was one of 10 winners for 2017, for work that “forces the reader to think about the past, present or future politics of the global economy in a way that can’t be un-thought.”
Kelley had received a previous Albie in 2015 for her article co-authored with Beth Simmons, Politics by Number: Indicators as Social Pressure in International Relations, in the American Journal of Political Science. The article was a forerunner to her book.