2022 ICON·S Book Prize

Call for Nominations

ICON·S | The International Society for Public Law is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its fifth annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the prize will be awarded to an outstanding book in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the national and the international as well as between administrative and constitutional Law. Preference will be given to scholarship which, in dealing with the challenges of public life and governance, combines elements from all of the above with a good dose of political theory and social science.

The Book Prize will be awarded at the Society’s next global meeting to the author(s) of a book or books published in 2020 or 2021. The winner(s) will be selected by the Society’s Book Prize Committee.

Eligibility criteria

Monographs on public law as defined above written in any language are eligible for nomination. Only books published in 2020 and 2021 are eligible for nomination. The relevant criterion is the official publication year as stated in the book’s front matter. Books nominated for the 2020 and 2021 Book Prize as well as repeated nominations in consecutive years are not permitted. Books written by members of the Society’s Executive Committee are not eligible. Nominated books must moreover be the first original edition.

Nomination procedure

Members of the Society’s Executive Committee and Council, groups of at least three ICON·S members, book review editors of academic journals, as well as scholarly publishers are invited to nominate books, up to a maximum of 5 (five) each. The Book Prize Committee is authorized to consider books that have not been nominated and that it considers particularly worthy of consideration. Please note that authors are not eligible to nominate their own books. Furthermore, edited books are not eligible for consideration. The Society especially welcomes nominations of scholarly works focused on Global South public law issues and perspectives.

Nominations must be submitted by sending the nomination form to bookprize@icon-society.org with the following subject line: “Book Prize Nomination”.

Please submit one form for every book you intend to nominate, should you plan to nominate more than one.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is February 28, 2022.

Please note that the nominators must send (or make arrangements with the publisher to send) one hardcopy for each member of the Book Prize Committee no later than March 31, 2022 directly to each of the members of the committee. Addresses will be provided after nomination. E-books or scans can substitute hardcopies with the approval of the Chair. Failure to deliver the required number of hardcopies or substitutes will lead to non-consideration of the proposal.