ICON·S Book Prize

The 2019 Call for Nominations is now closed. Please check this page again after September 2019 for the 2020 Call for Nominations.

ICON•S created an annual Book Prize to recognize an outstanding book or books in the field of public law. Books can be nominated by members of the Society’s Executive Committee and Council, groups of at least three ICON•S members, book review editors of academic journals, and publishers. Following an open Call for Nomination, the Book Prize Committee engages in a rigorous review of all nominated books and ultimately arrives at a decision under the leadership of a Committee Chair.

The first Book Prize was awarded at the 2018 Annual Conference of ICON•S and shared by two co-laureates for their outstanding books in public law. The winners are listed below. The list will grow with time as ICON•S continues to award this Book Prize on an annual basis.


Tom Ginsburg and Aziz Huq, How to Save Constitutional Democracy (Chicago University Press, 2018)


Yaniv Roznai, Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments: The Limits of Amendment Powers (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Nimer Sultany, Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism after the Arab Spring (Oxford University Press, 2018)