IETHICS Section Book Award

Each year, the INTERNATIONAL ETHICS SECTION will award one prize of $200 for the best book published in the field of international ethics at the International Ethics section business meeting at the ISA Convention. The award recognizes a book that excels in originality, significance and rigor in the broadly defined field of international ethics. The subject matter of the book can be, but is not limited to, international descriptive ethics, international normative ethics, metaethics, comparative ethics, international religious ethics, international political theory, and international legal theory.

General Information

Recipients must meet the Following Criteria

  1. Recipients must be a current member of ISA
  2. Books eligible for the award must fall into the broadly defined category of international ethics. This includes, but is not limited to, books on international descriptive ethics, international normative ethics, metaethics, comparative ethics, international religious ethics, international political theory, and international legal theory.
  3. Eligibility: Eligible books can be either single or multi-authored. Edited collections will not be eligible. Textbooks, translations and memoirs are not eligible.
  4. Nominations: Authors can self nominate if they so wish. To be considered for the 2021 prize, books must be published in either 2019 or 2020.
  5. Books nominated will not be returned. Books to be considered must be published within a two year period preceding the year of the competition: For instance, to be considered for the 2021 prize, books must be published in either 2019 or 2020. ‘Published’ means that the year listed in the book itself must be one of these two.
  6. Only printed copies of the books (no ebooks) will be accepted.

Prize

  • Prize A $200.00 (USD) cash prize is awarded to the recipient along with a plaque.

Selection Process

Apply for the International Ethics Section Book Award

  • If you (or for publishers, your press) have published a book that falls within the time frame and the relevant subject matter category and you would like it considered for the prize, please send a copy of the book to each member of the committee. 
  • Detailed regulations for the award shall be posted on the Section webpage and Facebook page.
  • Books nominated for the 2021 Book Award should be submitted to all members of the Selection Committee by October 1st.
  • All books must be in print by October 1, 2020, and past nominations will not be reconsidered.

Recipients

Congratulations to Murad Idris of the University of Virginia, recipient of the 2020 IETHICS Book Award for War for Peace: Genealogies of a Violent Ideal in Western and Islamic Thought.

Past Recipients

Contact

Neil Renic | Chair
Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy

Meet the Committee

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates