This award recognizes a book that excels in originality, significance and rigor in the broadly defined field of Religion and IR.
Recipients must be a current member of ISA. Eligible books can be single- or multi-authored, or edited. Eligible books must have been published within the two-year period preceding the year of the competition (2020 or 2021), as stated in the book itself. Self-nominations are welcome.
Past recipients: Mikhail A. Alexseev and Sufian Zhemukhov (Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance: The Muslim Pilgrims' Paradox, 2019), Dmitry Adamsky (Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics, and Strategy, 2020), Daniel Philpott (Religious Freedom in Islam: The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today, 2020), and Cecelia Lynch (Wrestling with God: Ethical Precarity in Christianity and International Relations, 2021).
Award: Recognition and Award Plaque.
Deadline: August 30, 2021
Committee Chair: Anita Weiss