Call for Nominations for Theory Section Book and Paper Awards to be presented at ISA 2018

The Theory Section Paper Awards recognize superlative work in International Theory presented at the previous year’s ISA Annual Conference (2017 in Baltimore). All papers with a strong theoretical focus are eligible. Two awards are made: one for a paper presented by a graduate student or other non-PhD holder, and another for a paper by a post-PhD scholar. The pre-PhD paper award includes a $500 prize. Nominations may be made by anyone in the profession. We encourage discussants and chairs on Theory panels to let us know about outstanding papers you encountered. Self-nominations are also welcome. Nominations should include contact information of the nominee, in the case of self-nominations, also a copy of the relevant paper. They should be submitted electronically to Louise Wise (l.wise@qmul.ac.uk) by July 1st, 2017.

The ISA Theory Section Book Award recognizes the best book published in the two calendar years prior to the conference at which the award will be given, which contributes to the theorization of world politics. The date of publication is normally determined by copyright date for the first edition of a work, and books published in 2016 and 2017 are eligible in this round. The award is open to all forms and styles of theorization. Criteria include such considerations as innovativeness, quality of argumentation, and significance for the broad discipline of international studies. Nominations should be emailed to the committee chair (Alexander D. Barder, abarder@fiu.edu) accompanied by a brief letter explaining why the work deserves consideration for the award. Nominations are due July 1st, 2017 and books must be received by July 15th, 2017.

The ISA Theory Section Edited Volume, Special Issue, or Symposium Award recognizes the best edited volume, special issue, or symposium published in the two calendar years prior to the conference at which the award will be given, which contributes to the theorization of world politics. The date of publication is normally determined by copyright date for the first edition of a work, and pieces published in 2016 and 2017 are eligible in this round. The award is open to all forms and styles of theorization. Criteria include such considerations as innovativeness, quality of argumentation, and significance for the broad discipline of international studies. Nominations should be emailed to the committee chair (Mark Salter, email: Mark.Salter@uottawa.ca) accompanied by a brief letter explaining why the work deserves consideration for the award. Nominations are due July 1st, 2017 and the texts must be received by July 15th, 2017.

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