Political Science Department

Prerna Singh Wins Five Prizes for her Research

 

 

 

 


Singh's World Politics article, "Subnationalism and Social Development: A Comparative Analysis of Indian States" was recently awarded the Leubbert prize for the best article published in comparative politics in the last two years and the Mary Parker Follett Prize for the best article in the field of politics and history from the American Political Science Association (APSA). It was also awarded the best article prize in the Sociology of Development by the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Additionally, Singh's first book, How Solidarity Works for Welfare, won two prizes. The Woodrow Wilson Foundation Prize for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs from APSA, and the Barrington Moore Prize for the Best book in the area of comparitive and historical sociology from ASA. 


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