Governance invites nominations for the 2014 Levine Book Prize. Nominations should be made by 31 March 2014. Please send a copy of the book to all three members of the committee. The winner will be announced in the October 2014 issue of Governance. Learn more about the Prize, and obtain addresses for the 2014 Prize Committee members.
Wilson and Rockman
At the January meeting of the IPSA Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government in Jerusalem, Graham Wilson of Boston University and Bert Rockman of Purdue University received the Ulrich Kloeti Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Study of Public Policy, Administration and Institutions. The award is presented annual to scholars who have made exceptional contributions to research in the field throughout their career. The Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee is the academic sponsor ofGovernance. Wilson and Rockman are both former editors of the journal.
Charles H. Levine was an outstanding scholar in the fields of public policy and administration. He played a major role in the creation and early life of both this journal and its owner, the Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (SOG). After his untimely death in 1988, the Editorial Board of Governance and the Executive Committee of SOG established an annual book prize in his memory.
The book selected should meet the following criteria:
- It makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance in the field of public policy and administration.
- It takes an explicitly comparative perspective or produces findings the implications of which are highly significant for comparative research.
- It is written in an accessible style and form so that it is of value both to scholars and practitioners.
The Levine Prize will be awarded to the book published in 2013 that best meets these criteria. Nominations should be made by 31 March 2014 and sent to the committee. Please send a copy of the book to all three members of the committee. The winner will be announced in the October 2013 issue of Governance.
The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration has published a special issue comprised of articles written by Bidhya Boworwathana of Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University. Professor Bowornwathana passed away in August 2013.Governance has also published a note remembering Professor Bowornwathana, who was actively involved in the IPSA Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee, the academic sponsor of Governance. The special issue includes an article originally written for Governance.
Colin CampbellBidhya Bowornwathana of Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University, who passed away in August 2013. Bowornwathana was a “deeply committed and much loved member” of the IPSA Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee, which is the academic sponsor of Governance. Campbell says that he also “exemplified dedication to the principle” that scholarly research should be closely connected to the actual practice of governance. Free access to the note.
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