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 2019 prize, books must be published in either 2017 or 2018.
  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 2019 prize, books must be published in either 2018 or 2019. ‘Published’ means that the year listed in the book itself must be one of these two.

Prize

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

Selection Process

  • The recipient will be announced at the International Ethics business meeting held during each ISA Annual Convention.
  • Books not clearly falling into one of the above categories may be considered if all three members of the Selection Committee agree that it is worthy of consideration.
  • Please visit the International Ethics Section Annual Book Award Regulations (2019) for more information.

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 2020 Book Award should be submitted to all members of the Selection Committee by October 1st.
  • All books must be in print by September 1, 2019, and past nominations will not be reconsidered.

Recipients

Congratulations to Catherine Lu  of McGill University, recipient of the 2019 IETHICS Book Award for Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Past Recipients

Contact

Rory Cox | Chair
University of St Andrew

Meet the Committee

Award Chairs please review dates to ensure deadlines are met.

Key Dates

The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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