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Senator Elizabeth Warren is One of Seven Distinguished Scholars Named Fellows of the AAPSS

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The American Academy of Political and Social Science has elected seven eminent scholars as 2014 Fellows of the Academy. Among them are U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the founder and president of the well-regarded Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

The AAPSS inducts a handful of Fellows each year in recognition of their contributions to the improvement of society through research and influence over public policy.  Since the founding of its Fellows program in 2000, AAPSS has inducted 93 distinguished…

AAPSS Awards 2014 Moynihan Prize to Joseph Stiglitz

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Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University and 2001 Nobel Prize winner, has been named the 2014 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize Winner, by AAPSS. The Moynihan Prize honors individuals who use sound analysis and social science research to inform public policy, while also contributing to the public discourse on society’s most pressing issues, much like the prize’s namesake, the late Senator Moynihan, did. Stiglitz has contributed greatly to our understanding of the sources and dire ramifications of economic inequality…

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The Annals

Strengthening Governance in South Africa: Building on Mandela's Legacy

    • 652, March 2014

Special Editor: Robert I. Rotberg


With Nelson Mandela at the helm, South Africa overcame apartheid and entered a transitional era, brimming with optimism for sustainable transformation. But two decades and two post-Mandela leaders later, the country’s progress has stalled. The monopoly of the African National Congress and its focus on fulfilling its own self-interest and power plague the country,…

Detaining Democracy? Criminal Justice and American Civic Life

    • ANNALS Volume 651

Special Editors: Christopher Wildeman, Jacob S. Hacker, and Vesla M. Weaver


The United States’ government’s role and power in punishing its citizens has swelled considerably since the 1970s. The prison population is now five times what it was 35 years ago, and other government interventions, such as the use of stop-and-frisk, are expanding. Such changes in the criminal justice…

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