ASA Honors Public Policy Professor

Posted: July 14, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Seymour Martin Lipset, Hazel Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy, is one of eight scholars to be honored at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in August. According to an announcement from ASA, Lipset will receive the Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award for his “outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology.”

Lipset, an award-winning author of many books and articles, including American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword (1996), Jews and the New American Scene (1995), Continental Divide: Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada (1989), and The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor, and Government in the Public Mind (1983), is considered by many to be the most-cited living political scientist. He is past president of the American Sociological Association.

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