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Miller and Whitford win Levine Prize

Each year, the International Political Science Association’s Research Committee on the Structure of Governance sponsors the Levine Prize. It is named in honour of Charles H. Levine, who was a distinguished member of the Research Committee and served on the editorial board of its official journal, Governance. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of a distinguished committee. This year’s committee was composed of Professors Tobias Bach (University of Oslo), Caspar van den Berg (Leiden University), and Ting Gong (City University of Hong Kong).

9781107008755The Award Committee has selected Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment by Gary J. Miller and Andrew B. Whitford as the 2017 recipient of the Levine Award. This interesting book turns much of the conventional wisdom about opportunistic and self-interested bureaucrats as the main problem of democratic governance upside down. Through a series of insightful vignettes and case studies, the authors powerfully argue that the moral hazard faced by politicians is a more serious problem than the proverbial runaway bureaucracy. They emphasize the benefits of a professionalized bureaucracy as a key element of checks and balances in the US system of separated powers and highlight the problematic effects of politicization on policy effectiveness. Written in an accessible style, the book will be useful as a reading for courses in different fields. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 12, 2017 at 11:30 am

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Call for nominations: 2017 Levine Book Prize

The Levine Book Prize Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 Levine Prize.  More details here.  The committee is composed of Professor Tobias Bach (University of Oslo), Professor Caspar van den Berg (Leiden University), and Professor Ting Gong (City University of Hong Kong).   Information about previous winners is available here.

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November 20, 2016 at 7:52 pm

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Call for nominations: 2017 Levine Book Prize

The Levine Book Prize Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 Levine Prize.  More details here.  The committee is composed of Professor Tobias Bach (University of Oslo), Professor Caspar van den Berg (Leiden University), and Professor Ting Gong (City University of Hong Kong).   Information about previous winners is available here.

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August 10, 2016 at 10:59 am

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Hadden wins Levine Book Prize

The Levine Book Prize for books published in 2015 has been awarded to Jennifer Hadden for her book Networks in Contention: The Divisive Politics of Climate Change.  The prize committee says that the book “makes a contribution of great academic and policy significance” about civil society organizations’ choice of mobilization strategies on climate change.  Read more about the committee’s decision.  Hadden is an assistant professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.

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August 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm

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Levine Book Prize 2016: Call for nominations

Nominations for the 2016 Levine Book Prize are now being sought.  More information on the prize committee and how to nominate a book here.    You can see more information about previous winners on our Levine Book Prize page.

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February 15, 2016 at 9:28 am

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Green wins Levine Book Prize

Professor Jessica Green of New York University has won the 2015 Levine Book Prize for Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance, published by Princeton University Press. The prize committee says “This fascinating book is a decisive contribution to the governance debate as it investigates the emergence, growth, and influence of private actors in global environmental and climate governance.” Read more about the Levine Prize.

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July 22, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Call for nominations: 2015 Levine Prize

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March 14, 2015 at 9:04 am

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