Sidney Verba

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Sidney Verba "is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor. He is the author and co-author of a number of books on American and comparative politics, including Small Groups and Political Behavior (1961), The Civic Culture (1963), Caste, Race and Politics (1969), Vietnam and the Silent Majority (1970), Participation in America (1972), The Changing American Voter (1976), Injury to Insult (1979), Participation and Political Equality (1979), Equality in America (1985), Elites and the Idea of Equality (1989), Designing Social Inquiry (1994), Voice and Equality (1995), and The Private Roots Of Public Action (2001); as well as many articles on those subjects. Participation in America won the Kammerer Prize of the American Political Science Association for the best book on American politics, and The Changing American Voter won its Woodrow Wilson Prize for the best book in political science. In 1993, he won the James Madison Prize of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for a career contribution to the discipline; and in 2002, he was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize, an international prize for distinguished contribution to political science. In 1994, he was elected president of the APSA. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Guggenheim Fellow. He has chaired the Policy Committee of the Social Science Research Council and the Committee on International Conflict and Cooperation of the National Academy of Sciences. His current research interests involve the relationship of political to economic equality, mass and elite political ideologies, and mass political participation. Verba is also Director of the University Library." [1]

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  1. Sidney Verba, harvard University, accessed September 20, 2007.
  2. The Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, Uppsala University, accessed September 20, 2007.