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Faculty members recognized by political science organization

Four Princeton faculty members have been presented awards by the American Political Science Association.

Fred Greenstein , professor of politics emeritus, received the Frank Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service. Named for the association's first president, the award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to both the development of the political science profession and the building of the APSA.

Gene Grossman , the Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics and professor of economics and international affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, professor of economics and international affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School, received the best book award from the Political Economy Section of the APSA. The award was presented for "Special Interest Politics" as "the best book in political economy published in 2001." Grossman wrote the book with Elhanan Helpman, the Galen Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University. Published by MIT Press, the book is about the mechanisms by which special interest groups affect policy in modern democracies.

Evan Lieberman, assistant professor of politics , won the Gabriel Almond Prize for the best dissertation in comparative politics. His dissertation was titled "Payment for Privilege? Race and Space in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa." He also was the winner of the Mary Parker Follett Award, given by the APSA's Politics and History Section, for his article, "Causal Inference in Historical Institutional Analysis: A Specification of Periodization Strategies," which was published in Comparative Political Studies 34 (November 2001). The award is given to the best article or book chapter for the year.

Tali Mendelberg , associate professor of politics, received the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, which honors "the best book published in the United States during the prior year on government, politics or international affairs." It was presented to Mendelberg for her 2001 book, "The Race Card: Campaign Strategy, Implicit Messages and the Norm of Equality." Published by Princeton University Press, the book traces the evolution of political rhetoric about race from the Civil War to the present, analyzing the causes, dynamics and consequences of racially loaded political communication.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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