Prof Ted Hopf wins Washington Post Albie award

Professor Ted Hopf, Provost Chair Professor from the Department of Political Science at NUS Arts and Social Sciences, has won the Albie award in 2018 from The Washington Post for his journal article titled “The Distribution of Identity and the Future of International Order: China’s Hegemonic Prospects”, jointly written with Bentley B Allan and Srdjan Vucetic.


The Albie award, named after the late political economist Albert O Hirschman, recognises the best work on political economy. The winning works are curated by Daniel W Drezner, a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a regular contributor at The Washington Post.


Prof Drezner said about the article, “There has been so much written about the liberal international order this past year. Its critics are piling on, and even its most enthusiastic cheerleaders have doubts. This article, however, suggests that the current hegemonic order is likely to be far more resilient than the pessimists believe. This is because the core ideas animating the current order – democracy and free markets – have far more popular support across the globe than elites tend to assume. Any Chinese effort to challenge or supplant the current order is therefore unlikely to gain many adherents.”