The Washington Post has selected “Rank has its Privileges,” an essay by SIWPS members Jack Snyder and Alexander Cooley published in the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs, as one of the recipients of its seventh annual “Albies” for the best writing on political economy of 2015.

The award is designated by Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In Drezner’s words, “[t]he important thing about an Albie-winning piece of work is that it forces the reader to think about the global economy in a way that can’t be un-thought.” This quality certainly applies to Snyder and Cooley’s essay, which Drezner praises as “a trenchant counterpoint to the rise of ranking systems.”

Read the list of the 2015 Albie winners on the Washington Post website.