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SPAR Best Book Award: Call for Nominations

Thursday, September 5, 2019  
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Section on Public Administration Research (SPAR)

Best Book Award


The ASPA Section on Public Administration Research (SPAR) invites your nominations for the SPAR Best Book Award.

We welcome nominations for books on public administration published in 2018 and 2019. The criterion for the award is a book that significantly contributes to research in public administration.  All research methods are welcomed, as are books across the wide range of public administration research.


This recognition will be awarded at the annual ASPA National Conference in March 2020 in Anaheim CA. A nominating committee comprised of SPAR members and previous award winners will review each of the nominations and choose the award winner. 


The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 3, 2020. Nominations should list the book title, author, and publisher, and include a one-page summary outlining the unique contributions of the book.


The nomination and a copy of the book should be sent to each member of the nominating committee (see below).

Alisa Moldavanova (SPAR Treasurer), Chair, SPAR Book Award Committee 2020

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Wayne State University
656 W Kirby Street
2025 Faculty Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202


Steven Maynard-Moody

Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration
University of Kansas
4060 Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-3177


Jen Nelles

Visiting Associate Professor
Department of Urban Public Policy
Hunter College
City University of New York
60 S 8th Street
Brooklyn NY 11249


Please feel free to also forward this note to anyone potentially interested in making a nomination (self-nominations are welcome). 

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