Publius: The Journal of Federalism Distinguished Scholar Award
Supported by the Center for the Study of Federalism, this biennial award is given to living, recognised scholars whose publications continue to make significant and major contributions to our understanding and appreciation of the history, theory, and/or practice of federalism in single or multiple countries and/or transnational arrangements, such as the European Union. The award shall be for distinguished work done specifically on federalism and federations. The award is presented at the RC28 business meeting held during each IPSA World Congress. The award is made by the RC28 Executive Board upon nominations by RC28 members. Nomination instructions are circulated to members by email.
2018 Arthur Benz
Arthur Benz is Professor of Political Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He was previously affiliated with the University of Hagen, the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, the University of Konstanz, and the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer. He has held visiting appointments at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, Tongij University of Shanghai, China, and the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz. In 2003-04 he was a member of the Joint Bundestag-Bundesrat Commission on the Reform of the German Federation. In 2007 he received the John G. Diefenbaker Award. Among his numerous publications are Constitutional Politics in Multilevel Government (2016), Federal Dynamics (ed. with J. Broschek, 2013), Politik in Mehrebenensystemen (2009), Kooperative Verwaltung (1994), Horizontale Politikverflechtung (with F. W. Scharpf and R. Zintl, 1992), Modernisierung der Staatsorganisation (with J. J. Hesse, 1990), Föderalismus als dynamisches System (1985), and articles in European Political Science Review, Journal of European Public Policy, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, West European Politics, German Politics, and Regional and Federal Studies.
2016 John Kincaid
John Kincaid is the Robert B. & Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College, PA, USA. He is an elected fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration, was editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and the Executive Director of the US Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. He has recently co-authored articles in Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Public Administration Review, and PS: Political Science and Politics and co-edited Courts in Federal Countries (University of Toronto Press, 2017), Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Systems (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Juan Linz Prize
The purpose of the Juan Linz Prize is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the Decentralization, Multinational and Multiethnic Integration and Federalism comparative research of which Juan Linz was a master. The recipient presents the Juan Linz lecture or leads a special session at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards. It is supported by the Juan Linz fund. RC28 makes nominations for this prize in co-operation with other IPSA research committees.
2018 Adam Przeworski
2016 Fritz W. Scharpf
2014 Brendan O’Leary