Honors for Unheavenly Chorus

unheavenlyCongratulations to J. Joseph Moakley Professor of Political Science Kay Schlozman and co-authors Sidney Verba and Henry Brady who won two PROSE Awards for their book, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy. PROSE awards are presented by the Association of American Publishers and recognize excellence in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians and academics. The authors and their publisher, Princeton Press, were honored for the best scholarly book in the field of Government & Politics. They also were named winners of the Award for Excellence in Social Sciences. According to the publisher, Unheavenly Chorus is “the first book to look at the political participation of individual citizens alongside the political advocacy of thousands of organized interests–membership associations such as unions, professional associations, trade associations, and citizens groups, as well as organizations like corporations, hospitals, and universities. Drawing on numerous in-depth surveys of members of the public as well as the largest database of interest organizations ever created–representing more than thirty-five thousand organizations over a twenty-five-year period–this book conclusively demonstrates that American democracy is marred by deeply ingrained and persistent class-based political inequality.”
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