Susskind wins Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize

Susskind wins Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize

James Susskind will receive the €15,000 (£13,000) Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize later this month for his debut Future Politics (Oxford University Press).

Susskind, whose book examines how technology is transforming society and politics, will pick up his prize on 27th May and give a keynote speech at this year’s Estoril Conferences at Carcavelos, Portugal.

The prize is handed out to authors of books that best deals with significant global issues. This year’s contest was judged by a panel including Matthew Kaminski, global editor of Politico.

His award sees Susskind join the ranks of previous prize winners including Joseph Stiglitz, Francis Fukuyama and Niall Ferguson.

He saw off competition from others on the shortlist including fellow Oxford University Press title Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World by Alexander Betts & Paul Collier.

Branko Milanovic’s Global Inequality:  A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Harvard University Press), The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties by Paul Collier  (Penguin Allen Lane) and Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt’s How Democracy Dies (Penguin Random House) also appeared on the shortlist, whittled down from a record 51 submissions.