IPSA is pleased to announce the two recipients of the Francesco Kjellberg Award for outstanding papers presented by new scholars in 2016. They are Hanno Jentzsch (German Institute for Japanese Studies, Japan) and Maroine Bendaoud (McMaster University, Canada).
The Francesco Kjellberg Award is intended to encourage young scholars to write and present papers at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. It is presented on the recommendation of the Committee on Organization, Procedure, and Awards, on the basis of nominations by convenors and chairs who attended the 24th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Poznan, Poland. Each recipient receives a cash prize to support the travel costs associated with attending the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Brisbane, July 21 to 26, 2018), along with a complimentary two-year IPSA membership.
Maroine Bendaoud, McMaster University (Canada)
Paper: Are Governments Smarter Than We Think? The Welfare State in Canadian Provinces
Maroine Bendaoud is a postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University, Canada. Before joining the political science department at McMaster, he completed a Ph.D. at University of Montreal in 2016. His thesis focused on the low-income housing sector in Canada.
Hanno Jentzsch, German Institute for Japanese Studies (Japan)
Paper: Tracing the Local Origins of Farmland Policies in Japan - Local-National Policy Transfers and Endogenous Institutional Change
Hanno Jentzsch studied East Asian Politics at the Ruhr-University Bochum. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Duisburg-Essen in March 2016. The dissertation analyzed the role of the “local” in processes of endogenous institutional change, based on evidence from Japan’s gradually changing agricultural support and protection regime. Since October 2016, he is a senior research fellow at the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo, where he continues to work on the changing political economy of regional Japan. Main research interests include capitalist variety, the politics of liberalization, and urban-rural relations in advanced political economies.