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.
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.
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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