Professor Gordon, along with co-author Dr Nicola Perugini, were named runners up for their book “Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire”.
The award is run by the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association. It recognises books that excel in originality, significance and rigor in the broadly defined field of international ethics.
The first book of its kind, “Human Shields: A History of People in the Line of Fire” describes the use of human shields in key historical and contemporary moments across the globe. Professor Neve Gordon and Dr Nicola Perugini demonstrate how the increasing weaponization of human beings has made the position of civilians trapped in theaters of violence more precarious and their lives more expendable. The book is published by the University of California Press.