Beginning in 2017, International Peacekeeping will award the Michael W. Doyle Prize annually to the author of an outstanding article published by a research student* in the journal across the previous year (2016). The prize is £200 worth of Routledge books.
The award is named for Professor Michael W. Doyle of Columbia University, New York. Professor Doyle was one of the founding editors of International Peacekeeping when the journal was established in 1994. His work has significantly impacted the theorising of war and peace (Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism and Socialism, 1996). Professor Doyle helped pioneer the study of democratic peace theory (‘Kant, Liberal Legacies and Foreign Affairs’, 1983) and the systematic evaluation of peacekeeping operations (Making War and Building Peace, 2006, with Nicholas Sambanis). Professor Doyle served as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Advisor to former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He was appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to act as chair as of the United Nations Democracy Fund from 2007 to 2013.