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The University of Southampton

Politics professor honoured with lifetime achievement award

Published: 15 July 2015
Prof Rod Rhodes
Professor Rod Rhodes has been honoured by the European Consortium for Political Research.

Professor of Government at the University of Southampton, Rod Rhodes, has been given the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Professor Rhodes impressed the awards jury with his, “exceptional record in the many areas of the profession: from teaching and publishing, to advising and disseminating.”

The panel went on to say that, “The impact of [his] work on the discipline of political science is easily 'measured' both by the by now conventional bibliographic indicators and, more impressionistically but equally clearly, by the impact on the work of many of us.”

On hearing he had received the award, Professor Rhodes, who is also Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Newcastle, commented, “An unexpected and pleasant surprise. It is particularly pleasing to receive recognition from my professional community, not only in the UK, but in the rest of Europe.”

Professor Rhodes is life Vice-President and former Chair and President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom; a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in both Britain and Australia. He has also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, editor of Public Administration from 1986 to 2011, and Treasurer of the Australian Political Studies Association, 1994–2011.

The Prize will be presented at the ECPR General Conference in Montreal on 27 August 2015.

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