1st IPPA Best Book Award in public policy – 2017


IPPA launched its first-ever Book Award for Public Policy. This award celebrated the best original research effort in a volume-format contribution to the field of public policy published in English between 1 Jan 2015 and 31 December 2016. The award-winning volume took place at the Gala Diner in the Gardens by the Bay at ICPP3 - Singapore 2017. 


The jury for this award is made up of:


  • Claudio Radaelli (Chair, University of Exeter, UK)
  • Laura Chaqués-Bonafont (University of Barcelona and IBEI)
  • Chris Weible (University of Denver, USA)


Opted for:


For the 1st IPPA Best Book Award in public policy – 2017

Laura Chaqués-Bonafont - University of Barcelona and Institut d’Estudis Internacionals de Barcelona, Spain
"The book award committee took the classic gold standard that an intentionally excellent research monograph should be: field-defining, grounded in novel theory, empirically rich, and relevant for its findings. Taking into account this factors we found that Frank Baumgartner and Bryan Jones book the Politics of Information comes of top of these criteria. B&J center their analysis on the US / their data span decades, the comparison is across policy topics, the results are very strong. One member of our committee defined this work “simply mindboggling”. This book is hard to ignore: it will be a classic of this time period. I present the award tonight [to Frank Baumgartner and Bryan Jones] with the congratulations of the jury."





The Jury is composed by:

  • Claudio Radaelli  - Chair, University of Exeter, UK
  • Susana Borras - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Bryan D. Jones - University of Texas, USA
  • Brian Head - University of Queensland, Australia

Opted for:



Adrienne Héritier

Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the European University Institute - Florence, Italy 

Doctor Honoris causa at the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve - Belgium

Member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Member of the Academia Europea.  


For the Career Award 2017

Susana Borras - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


"Professor Heritier has made an extensive and outstanding contribution to the discipline of public policy studies, particularly through the combination of traditional aspects of policy analysis (like decision-making & implementation) with questions of new modes of governance and regulatory analysis. Her theoretical insights about new modes of governance have inspired an entire generation.  Her extensive studies show a wide empirical coverage of policy areas, most particularly in regulatory areas. During her long stay at the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy she supervised a large number of young researchers, who are now spread worldwide and are highly acknowledge researchers themselves”