|Nationality Anglo-American||Name Pippa Norris|
|Born July 10, 1953
London (1953-07-10) |
Institutions Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government, University of Sydney, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy)
Alma mater University of Warwick London School of Economics and Political Science
Known for comparative political science
Notable awards Johan Skytte Award, Doris Graber Award, Australian Laureate and Kathleen Kitzpatrick Fellowships, National Science Foundation Economic and Social Research Council
Education University of Warwick, London School of Economics and Political Science
Fields Political Science, Comparative politics, Political sociology
Edited works Comparing Democracies: Elections and Voting in a Changing World
Books Sacred and Secular: Religion, Rising Tide: Gender E, A Virtuous Circle, Electoral Engineering, Critical Citizens
Similar People Ronald Inglehart, Joni Lovenduski, Doris A Graber, Denis McQuail, Mark Bauerlein
Pippa norris why elections fail 07 april 2015
Pippa Norris (born 10 July 1953) is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Australian Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Electoral Integrity Project.
- Pippa norris why elections fail 07 april 2015
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Prof pippa norris gender equality in elected office beyond quotas
Norris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy from Warwick University, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to joining Harvard in 1992, she taught at the University of Edinburgh.
Her research compares public opinion and elections, democratic institutions and cultures, gender politics, and political communications in many countries worldwide. One of the most cited political scientists in the world, ranked 4th most cited in political science by Google Scholar, she has published more than forty books and numerous articles. Her approach is essentially large-N problem-oriented evidence-based comparative political science which attempts to raise large theoretical ideas tackling theoretically interesting debates and addressing pressing real-world policy concerns around the world.
Her research started in the field of gender politics, seeking to compare the barriers to women in elected office (in her books on Politics and Sexual Equality and Rising Tide). This developed into the broader study of elections, public opinion, and voting behavior, especially in Britain and Europe (such as her co-authored book On Message) and the edited book on Critical Citizens. This, in turn, led naturally to her work on campaign communications and the impact of the traditional news media (A Virtuous Circle) and internet (Digital Divide). Interest in culture created research with Ron Inglehart using the World Values Survey, including comparative studies of religion (Sacred and Secular) and global flows of information (Cosmopolitan Communications). A period heading democratic governance in the UNDP spurred books analyzing the underlying institutions most effective for development (including Driving Democracy and Making Democratic governance Work). Most recently, her interests have come together under the umbrella of the Electoral Integrity Project, generating a series of authored and edited books (such as Why Electoral Integrity Matters).
In 2014, she was awarded the Karl Deutsch Prize for her contribution to interdisciplinary research by the International Political Science Association. In 2011 Norris and Ronald Inglehart were awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for "contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context, transcending previous mainstream approaches of research". Other honors include a Doctor Honoris Causa awarded by the University of Edinburgh, an Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship, and the Political Studies Association of the UK 'special recognition' award.
Her work has been published in more than a dozen languages (French, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian, Pashtu, Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, and Japanese).
Journals articles include those published in the British Journal for Political Science, Political Studies, Political Communication, the European Journal of Political Research, the International Political Science Review, Electoral Studies and Legislative Studies, amongst others, and she co-founded and edited The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics.