The Leonard D. White prize is awarded annually for the best dissertation successfully defended during the previous two years in the field of public administration. The award is supported by the University of Chicago. It carries a prize of $750. This award will be presented at the APSA Annual Meeting.
Nominations must be received by Monday, February 12, 2018. Submit a nomination here!
About the 2017 Award Recipient
Alan Zarychta is an Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. His research focuses on the politics of social services in Central and South America, especially in the areas of public health and environmental policy. Most broadly, he investigates the sources and effects of institutional reforms aiming to improve local service delivery—how public sector reforms are targeted, the contextual conditions that shape their effectiveness, and whether such reforms can fundamentally alter local governance systems. [ … ]