ISSS Book Award

The ISSS Annual Best Book Award recognizes a book on any aspect of security studies that excels in originality, significance, and rigor, published in the prior calendar year.

Details

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  1. The book must have been published in 2021 on any aspect of security studies.
  2. The author must be a member of ISA.
  3. Books must be nominated according to the application process described below.
  • The recipient of this award will receive a plaque and a $500 prize, which will be distributed at a reception of the ISA Annual Convention in Montréal 2023.
  • The selection will be made by the ISSS Best Book Award Committee.
  • To nominate a book, complete the online nomination form: https://forms.gle/y68XSupqzLJ3a8je8.
  • To be eligible for the award, the book must have the publication year 2021 on the copyright page.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the committee to mail copies of their books to each of the committee members.
  • Self-nominations are welcome.
  • The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2022.

 

Recipients

Congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the ISSS Book Award, Barbara Elias, for Why Allies Rebel: Defiant Local Partners in Counterinsurgency Wars! See the previous recipients below.

 

Year Recipient Title
2021 Lise Morjé Howard Power in Peacekeeping
2020 Lindsey O'Rourke Covert Regime Change: America’s Secret Cold War
2019 Ahsan Butt Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy against Separatists
2018

Dara Kay Cohen

Philip Roessler

Rape During Civil War

Ethnice Politics and State Power in Africa

2017

Stuart Kaufamn

Caitlin Talmadge

nastionalist Passions

The Dictator's Army: Battlefield Effectiveness in Authoritarian Regimes

2016 Vipin Narang Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict
2015 Jennifer Mitzen Power in Concert: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance
2014 Ja Ian Chong External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation: China, Indonesia and Thailand, 1893-1952
2013 Joshua Rovner Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence
2012 Michael C. Horowitz The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics
2011 Daniel H. Nexon The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change
2010 C. William Waldorf Just Politics: Human Rights and the Foreign Policy of Great Powers
2009 David A. Welch Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change
2008 Jonathan Kirshner Appeasing Bankers: Financial Caution on the Road to War
2007 David A. Welch Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change

 

Committee Members

Dara Kay Cohen | Chair
Harvard Kennedy School

Bridget Coggins | Member
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rupal Mehta | Member
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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