ICOMM Book Award

The International Communication Book Award is presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting to the book that is nominated and deemed to have made the most substantial impact in the area of International Communication in the context of international studies.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  • The book must be published and have a copyright date that falls within the five year period preceding the year that of the competition. For example, books published in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 are eligible to be nominated for the 2021 Award.
  • Recipient(s) must be a current member of ISA. The award is open to both members and non-members of ISA. However, any non-member recipient must join the Association to receive the award.
  • The book may have more than one author, but edited volumes, textbooks and translations are not eligible.
  • The nomination must be made by a member of the International Communication Section.
  • The publisher or author should be able to provide five examination copies or e-copies to the members of the award committee.
  • In the event that the selection committee finds there is no book worthy of the award, no award will be given.
  • If you have questions concerning the Book Award, please email ISAICOMM@gmail.com.

 

How to Nominate a Book

  • The nomination must be made by a member of the International Communication Section.
  • The publisher or author should be able to provide five examination copies or e-copies to the members of the award committee.
  • In the event that the selection committee finds there is no book worthy of the award, no award will be given.
  • Nominations are due by July 15 of the year preceding the award (for example by July 15, 2020 for the award that will be given at the 2021 annual meeting).
  • To nominate a book, please email ISAICOMM@gmail.com or go to https://forms.gle/Rq9jpd6euo3LBqYY6.
  • The publisher or author should be able to provide five examination copies or e-copies to the members of the award committee upon request.

 

Prize

  • The recipient will receive a plaque.
  • The winner of the award will be recognized at the ISA Awards Ceremony and the International Communication Section Business Meeting and Reception

Selection Process

  • The selection committee will have two members and one chair who will be nominated by the Executive Committee of the International Communication Section at the ISA annual meeting the year prior to the award being given.
  • The selection committee will develop its own rules for evaluating the books.
  • In the event that the selection committee finds there is no book worthy of the award, no award will be given.

Recipients

Congratulations to Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman, co-authors of "Of Privacy and Power: The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security" and recipients of the 2020 ICOMM Best Book Award!

Contact

Henry Farrell | Co-Chair
George Washington University

Abraham L Newman | Co-Chair
Georgetown University

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

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