World-leading political scientist wins Berlin Prize

8 December 2017

Professor Norris with the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize.
Professor Norris with the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize.

A University of Sydney academic who is amongst the world's most cited and influential political scientists has received a major international honour for her lifetime contributions to the discipline of political studies.

Professor Pippa Norris, ARC Laureate Fellow and founder and director of the Electoral Integrity Project, was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize by the Political Studies Association (PSA) at a recent ceremony in London.

"Professor Norris has been awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for the significant contribution she has made as a major political thinker and in helping to shape academic research on democracy, electoral integrity, and populism- all issues that are relevant now more than ever," said the PSA Awards jury.

Professor Norris's research compares public opinion and elections, political institutions and cultures, gender politics, and political communications in many countries worldwide. She is the fourth most cited political scientist worldwide, according to Google Scholar, and is the second most downloaded political scientist in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

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