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ISA International Ethics Book Award

May 15, 2013

The International Ethics section of the International Studies Association announces its annual book award competition for 2014. The award is given every year at the International Ethics section business meeting at the ISA Convention. Next year, the convention is in Toronto, March 26-29.

The prize will be an award of $200 along with a plaque to honor the author’s work.

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. Books not clearly falling into one of the above categories may be considered if members of the Selection Committee agree that it is worthy of consideration. Eligible books can be either single- or multi-authored. Edited collections will not be eligible. Textbooks, translations and memoirs are not eligible.  (Please see a list of past winners below.)

Authors can self-nominate if they so wish. Books must be received by the judges listed below by September 1, 2013. Books nominated will not be returned. Books to be considered must be published within a two year period preceding the year of the competition. This means that, to be considered for the 2014 prize, books must be published in either 2012 or 2013. ‘Published’ means that the year listed in the book itself must be one of these two. (Detailed regulations for the award shall be posted on the Section webpage and Facebook page.)

If you (or for publishers, your press) has 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, at the addresses listed below.

Kimberly Hutchings, Chair
Department of International Relations
Houghton St
London WC2A 2AE

Luis Cabrera, Member
71 Watford Road
B30 1NP

Harry D. Gould, Member
Department of Politics and IR
Florida International University
SIPA 423
11200 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33199

Past International Ethics Section Book Award Winners

2013. Alex J. Bellamy, Massacres and Morality: Mass Atrocities in an Age of Civilian Immunity. Oxford University Press, 2012.

2012. Bronwyn Leebaw, Judging State-Sponsored Violence, Imagining Political Change. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

2011. Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett, Global Democracy and Sustainable Jurisprudence: Deliberative Environmental Law. MIT Press, 2009.

2010. Tarik Kochi, The Other’s War: Recognition and the Violence of Ethics. Birkbeck Law Press, 2009.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.