Every year, IPSA’s Research Committee 27 - Structure and Organization of Government (SOG), sponsor of the journal Governance, awards the Levine Prize. The Prize is awarded to a book that makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance in the field of public policy and administration, takes an explicitly comparative perspective, and is written in an accessible style. It is named in honor of Charles H. Levine, who was an accomplished member of the Research Committee and served on the editorial board of Governance. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of a distinguished committee.
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 ware 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 the previous year that that best meets these criteria.
Jessica F. Green
Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance (Princeton University Press, 2014)
Bankers, Bureaucrats, and Central Bank Politics: The Myth of Neutrality (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2012)
Alan M. Jacobs
Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
Jonathan G.S. Koppell
World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance (University of Chicago Press, 2010)
Bringing in the Future: Strategies for Farsightedness and Sustainability in Developing Countries (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
Mitchell A. Orenstein
Privatizing Pensions: The Transnational Campaign for Social Security Reform (Princeton University Press, 2008)
Internationalisation and Economic Institutions: Comparing the European Experiences (Oxford University Press, 2007)
Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
Herrington J. Bryce
Players in the Public Policy Process: Nonprofits as Social Capital and Agents (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005)
State-Directed Development: Political Power and Industrialization in the Global Periphery (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Between Colliding Worlds: The Ambiguous Existence of Government Agencies for Aboriginal and Women’s Policy (University of Toronto Press, 2003)