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This is where the most recent additions to my web site are announced. If you've visited this site before and just want to know what's changed during the last 24 months, take a look here first. 

Date New Additions
Dec 2011 A new book, Democratic Governance and Human Security: The Impact of Regimes on Prosperity, Welfare and Peace will be published by CUP in 2012. All draft chapters are available for comment.
Nov 2011 A 'special recognition' award was given at the 2011 awards dinner by the Political Studies Association of the UK. ‘Pippa Norris has undertaken ground-breaking work on political disengagement, democratic change and gender politics. Throughout her career she has worked relentlessly to improve understanding in this area and for this reason we feel she deserves to receive the 2011 Special Recognition Award.’ 

Details of the BBC Parliament broadcasts of the event are available here. A PDF copy of the Awards brochure may be downloaded here.

Nov 2011 Awarded a Doctor honoris causa by the University of Edinburgh and gave the inaugural annual Chrystal MacMillan lecture on the topic of Gender equality in elected office: Beyond quotas. See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygYmUBNap34
Oct 2011 2011. ‘Women in elected office in Asia-Pacific: Beyond quotas.’ UNDP conference on gender equality, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17-19th October 2011.
Sept 2011 The twitter revolution and the Arab spring’ International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2011), Tallinn, Estonia, 27-29th September 2011. Powerpoint presentation.
Sept 2011 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Understanding Human Security’ University of Uppsala, 24th September, Skytte lecture forthcoming in Scandinavian Political Studies.
Sept 2011

The 2011 Johan Skytte Prize is awarded to Ronald Inglehart, University of Michigan, and Pippa Norris, Harvard University for contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context. The Johan Skytte Prize is among the most prestigious prizes relating to the field of political science and carries an award of SEK 500,000.

The 2011 Johan Skytte Prize in political science is awarded to two researchers who individually but far and foremost in close cooperation have systematically investigated and highlighted the importance of human values and value change for political behavior and societal life. Ronald Inglehart, emeritus professor in sociology at the University of Michigan and Pippa Norris, professor in political science at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, share the prize for "contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context, transcending previous mainstream apporaches of resesarch".

"In three co-authored books and numerous articles they have, through sophisticated analyses and a globally-based material including a majority of the world´s population, shown that a crucial key to continuity and change in political participation, interest and why issues become prioritized is the values, beliefs and attitudes of the citizens themselves. In their joint work, the importance of religion in today´s contemporary world has been in focus, as well as gender equality and the role of global media and information technology in affecting values to converge or become more polarized. The process of value formation and change is intimately related to structural factors such as the shift from industrial to post-industrial production, and furthermore rests on feelings of existential security which are affected by a spread in the equality of well-being.

Characteristic of Norris and Inglehart´s research is that their analyses ties together their own as well as previosuly launced theories with a uniquely rich and subtle material, allowing for systematic empirical testing, development but also refutation. Their focus is consequently on the citizens, the people, and their indirect interplay with elites and political and societal institutions."

Ronald Inglehart and Pippa Norris will accept the prize at a ceremony in Uppsala on 24 September 2011.

Read more about the prize on the Johan Skytte Prize Committee website: http://skytteprize.statsvet.uu.se/

Sept 2011 The Australian Research Council awarded Pippa Norris the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship, for a $2.6m program of research on democratic governance.
Sept 2011 Making Democratic-Governance Work: The Consequences for Prosperity.’ American Political Science Association, Seattle 1-4 Sept.
Aug 2011 East Asia in Comparative Perspective: Objective and Subjective Indicators of Democracy, Governance and Development’ Conference on Democracy in East Asia and Taiwan in Global Perspective. Taiwan, 23-27 August.
May 2011 Launched the new IPSA Research Committee 23 on Elections, Citizens and Parties (IPSA-ECP). Membership is open to all and therewill be a one-day pre IPSA Workshop on Electoral Integrity on 7th July 2012 in Madrid, followed by general panels at the IPSA World Congress 8-12th July 2012. See details at http://www.IPSA-ECP.com
April 2011 'Muslim support for secular democracy.' Paper for the Conference on Spirited Voices from the Muslim World: Islam, Democracy and Gender Rights. The University of Sydney, 29-30th April.
April 2011 'Democracy or governance? The consequences for domestic peace. Paper for the European Consortium Political Research Joint Workshop, St. Gallen, April 2011.
March 2011 Crisis, what crisis? Demand-side explanations for the performance of social democracy’ Chapter in The Crisis of Social Democracy? Edited by Michael Keating and David McCrone.
March 2011 Mecca or oil? Why Arab states lag in gender equality.’ Chapter for Global Cultural Change edited by Russell Dalton and Christian Welzel.
February 2011 New syllabi for classes offered at Sydney University include GOVT4101 Comparative Political Culture and GOVT6150 Comparative Democratic Politics.
January 2011

New contact details. From 1 Jan-31 Dec 2011

Pippa Norris Visiting Professor
Government and International Relations
School of Social and Political Sciences
Room 443, Merewether Building (HO4)
The University of Sydney | NSW | 2006 Australia
P 61 2 9351 2055|  F 61 2 9351 3624 M (US) +1 857 445 9105 |M (Australia) +61 2 045 165 2014 | Skype pippa.norris e pippa_norris@Harvard.edu 

Dec 2010 A new draft report for the OSEC, Gender equality in elected office: A six-point action plan, coauthored with Mona Lena Krook. This has been published by the OSCE in spring 2011. The study suggests a range of alternative reforms which could strengthen gender equality in elected office in the OSCE member states.http://www.osce.org/odihr/78432.
Nov 2010 'To them that hath...News Media and Knowledge Gaps' Paper for the PIREDEU conference, Brussels 18-19 Nov 2010.  The study compares European citizens to investigate whether the size and distribution of any knowledge gaps are affected by the interaction of individual-level education and media use, and also by societal level processes of cosmopolitan communications. The study utilizes the European Parliament Election Study 2009 survey, monitoring individual level news use and civic knowledge.
Nov 2010  
May 2010

May 6th 2010 British General Election Constituency Results. These are available for downloading in both Excel and SPSS/PASW formats, along with a synopsis of results. See under 'data'. A weblog also discusses the outcome and prospects for realignment.

April 2010

'Public disaffection and electoral reform: Pressure from below? Paper for the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Lisbon, 14-19 April 2009, revised version forthcoming in West European Politics.

April 2010 Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart. 'Are high levels of existential security conducive to secularization? A response to our critics.' Paper for the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting Chicago, April 22, 2010. A revised version will be appearing in the 2nd edition of Norris and inglehart, Sacred and Secular (CUP).
April 2010 A new chapter Political Communications for the Oxford textbook Comparative Politics 2nd Edition edited by Daniel Caramani (Forthcoming OUP)
March 2010 'Measuring Governance' New chapter for the Sage Handbook of Governance ed. Mark Bevir. London: Sage 2010.
Feb 2010 A new book Democratic Deficits: Critical Citizens Revisited will be published by Cambridge University Press in spring 2011. All full text draft chapters are now available for downloading and comment.
Dec 2009 New syllabi for Spring 2010 are available for DPI415 Comparative Politics in Global Perspective and also DPI413 Challenges of Democratization.
Nov 2009 New paper "Perhaps Petroleum Perpetuates Patriarchy?"
Oct 2009 Democratic Indicators and Audits. Conference organized by the presidential taskforce of the American Political Science Association, University of California, Berkeley, 29-30th October 2009.
Oct 2009 Comparing political communications: Common frameworks or Babelian confusion? Government and Opposition 44(3): 321-340.
Sept 2009 Revised syllabus for DPI403 Democratic Governance Fall 2009 (renamed from STM103)
Sept 2009 'Why do Arab states lag behind the world in gender equality?' New HKS Faculty research paper.
August 2009 'One of Us: Multilevel models examining the impact of descriptive representation on civic engagement' With Mona Lena Krook. Paper for the American Political Science Assocation annual meeting, Toronto.
Mar 2009 New research paper, 'Public disaffection and electoral reform: Pressure from below?', for ECPR Joint Workshops, Lisbon 14-19 April 2009.
Mar 2009 New research paper, Inglehart and Norris 'Muslim integration into Western Culture: Between origins and destinations.' for the HKS Working Paper series.
Feb 2009 New review article, 'Comparative political communications: Common frameworks or Babelian confusion?' for Government and Opposition.
Jan 2009 Updated version of my Cross-national and Time-Series datasets are now available for downloading (V3.0 Jan 2009) on the Data page.
Jan 2008 Updated and revised syllabus for STM103 Democratic Governance and the new class, API414 Citizen Politics, are both now available for Spring 2009
Jan 2008 New weblog hasbeen added to provide updated reflections and ruminations on contemporary politics in the world. Comments and feedback are welcome.
Dec 2008 New chapter:"Political Activism" for Developments in European Politics 2, eds. Paul Heywood, Erik Jones, Martin Rhodes and Ulrich Sedelmeier. Palgrave MacMillan 2009.
Dec 2008 Final book manuscript for Cosmopolitan Communications is now available (with Ronald Inglehart), Cambridge University Press (Fall 2009)
Dec 2008 Final report The Role of the News Media in the Governance Agenda. Washington DC: The World Bank (spring 2009).
Oct 2008 New chapter: "Going Global: New challenges and opportunities in research on political participation and the civic culture." Feischrift for Sidney Verba. Eds. Henry Brady, Kay Schlozman and Gary King. New York: Routledge
Sept 2008 New chapter 'The globalization of public opinion polls' For the Sage Handbook of Comparative Politics eds. Neil Robinson and Todd Landman London: Sage Publications 2009.
Aug 2008 New paper "Cultural convergence: The impact of the globalization of mass communications on national identities and cosmopolitan orientations." For the APSA annual meeting, Boston, August 2008.
Aug 2008 Updated syllabus for API413 Fall 2008 is now available.
June 2008 Power-point presentation at the Canadian Political Science Association "Are citizens fit for democracy?", plenary session, Vancouver, 7 June 2008.
May 2008 New paper Polling for the Public Good: Mass and Elite Evaluations of the health of Democratic Governance, (with Ronald Inglehart) WAPOR, 14th May 2008, New Orleans.
May 2008 New paper 'The roles of the news media in the governance agenda' for the May Harvard/World Bank conference "The Roles of the News Media".
Feb 2008 Links to citations of my research and also full text published extracts of my publications included in Google Book Search.
Feb 2008 New book manuscript under development for Cambridge University Press,  Cultural Convergence? Global Media and National Diversity coauthored with Ronald Inglehart. Full text draft chapters are available.
Feb 2008 New improved Google search engine added to find content easily and fast on this website.
Feb 2008 Announcement of new conference, 'The role of the news media in the governance agenda: watch-dog, agenda-setter and gate-keeper.' Cosponsored by the World Bank and the Shorenstein Center at Harvard. May 29-31st, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Jan 2008 New draft paper, 'Existential security and the gender gap in religion' (with Ronald Inglehart) for SSRC conference in New York, February 2008
Jan 2007 'Shattering the Marble Ceiling: Cultural barriers to women's leadership.' New paper on the contemporary barriers facing women in elected office, for Shorenstein Conference
Dec 2007 Revised and updated global cross-sectional dataset for indicators of democratic governance.
Dec 2007 New syllabus for STM103 Good Governance and Democratization
Nov 2007 'Getting the Message Out: A two-step model of the role of the Internet in campaign communication flows during the 2005 British General Election.' Pippa Norris and John Curtice. For the Journal of Information Technology and Politics.
Nov 2007 'The globalization of comparative public opinion research.' New chapter  for the Handbook of Comparative Politics ed. Neil Robinson and Todd Landman. London: Sage Publications (forthcoming)
Oct 2007 'Silencing Dissent' New paper drawing on the 5th wave of the WVS to analyze the impact of restrictive media environments on regime support. Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart.
Sept 2007 Transfer back from UNDP in NY to research and teaching at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Sept 2007 Revised syllabi and course notes available for Fall 2007 courses, including API413 Challenges of Democratization and API462Y Advanced research seminar on Law and Public Policy.
August 2007 New edited report, Making Democracy Deliver: Innovative Governance for Human Development  Forthcoming UNDP.
June 2007

1)     Isolates or Socialites? The social ties of internet users.’ John Curtice and Pippa Norris. In British Social Attitudes Ed. Alison Park. London: Sage. Pp59-84.

June 2007 Opening the door: Women leaders and constitution-building in Iraq and Afghanistan.’ In Women Who Lead Ed. Barbara Kellerman. New York: Jossey Bass.
May 2007 New book! Driving Democracy: Do Power-sharing Institutions work? This manuscript is currently in press and all draft chapters are now posted here for comment and suggestions.
March 2007

1)   Sellers or buyers in religious markets?’ (with Ronald Inglehart) In The New Religious Pluralism and Democracy. Ed. Thomas Banchoff New York: Oxford University Press.

Nov 2006

1)   Support for the United Nations: Cosmopolitan versus Parochial orientations.’ Keynote address, World Values Survey meeting, Istanbul 2-5th Nov 2006.

July 2006 'Political Protest in Fragile States' Paper presented at the Presidential Plenary panel International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress in Fukuoka, Japan.
July 2006 'Opening the door: Women leaders and constitution-building in Iraq and Afghanistan.' Paper presented at International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress in Fukuoka, Japan.
May 2006 Transfer on unpaid leave to serve as the Director of the Democratic Governance Group, United Nations Development Program, New York. See http://www.undp.org/governance/

New address: Director, Democratic Governance Group, Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP, 304 East 45th St, Room 1018, NY, NY 10017 Pippa.Norris@UNDP.org (212) 906-5054

April 2006 The impact of electoral reform on women's representation. Article in Acta Politica 2006.
April 2006 The role of the free press in promoting democratization. Paper for UNESCO/World Press Freedom Day, Conference in Sri Lanka.
April 2006 Support for Democratic Governance: Multidimensional Concepts and Survey Methods. Paper for Vanderbilt/UNDP Conference in Nashville, TN.
March 2006 Did the media matter? Agenda setting, persuasion and mobilization effects in the 2005 British general election. Paper in  the journal British Politics 1(2)
March 2006 'Opening the door: Women leaders and constitution-building in Iraq and Afghanistan.' Presentation at the United Nations 50th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the UN Division for the Advancement of Women. New York, March 2006.
February 2006 گزينش نظام هاي انتخاباتي : تناسبي، اکثريتي و نظام هاي .’ (An Iranian translation of ‘Choosing Electoral Systems: Proportional, Majoritarian and Mixed Systems’) published by the Iranian parliament.
January 2006 Developments in party communications. Publications by the National Democratic Institute, Washington DC.
October 2005 Sacred and Secular has won the 2005 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize awarded by the Independent Sector. The prize was given at the 25th Annual Conference, Washington DC 25th October 2005.
September 2005 'The impact of political advertising in the 2001 British general election.' David Sanders and Pippa Norris Political Research Quarterly
September 2005 Revised and updated syllabi for Gov-20 Introduction to Comparative Politics, Fall 2005. The FAS class website for Gov-20 is linked here.
September 2005 Revised and updated syllabi for STM-103 Good Governance and Democratization, Fall 2005. The STM103 Global Indicators Dataset has also been revised and updated.
August 2005 'Did the media matter? Priming, persuasion and mobilization effects in the 2005 British general election.'  Paper for EPOP post-election conference, University of Essex.
August 2005 'Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic: The impact of postal-voting-on-demand in Britain.' Paper for APSA, Washington DC.
July 2005 Britain Votes 2005  edited by Pippa Norris and Christopher Wlezien for Oxford University Press. Introduction and Conclusions.
May 2005 The British Parliamentary Constituency Database, 1992-2005, codebook and dataset, Release 1.2 (12 May). This contains the results of the May 5th 2005 British general election and PA corrections from earlier releases.
April 2005 Series of columns for the Financial Times about the British general election, due on May 5th 2005.

1. On the uphill challenge facing the Conservatives  FT 6 April 2005

2. On the issue of immigration  FT 14 April 2005

3. On prospects for ethnic minority candidates  FT 21 April 2005

4. On turnout FT 25 April 2005

5. On the campaign 5th May 2005

6. On the results FT 7th May 2005

January 2005 As part of Britain Votes 2005, new resources are now online for analyzing British elections in the run-up to the next British general election.
January 2005

'Stable democracy and good governance in divided societies:  Do power-sharing institutions work?' New paper for the International Studies Association annual meeting, Honolulu, March 3-5 2005.

January 2005 Political activism: New challenges, new opportunities. Chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics Eds. Carles Boix and Susan Stokes. Oxford University Press.
December 2004 Building Political Parties. Report for International IDEA, Stockholm.
Nov 2004 Radical Right: Parties and electoral competition.  All draft chapters of the new book for Cambridge University Press are now available for downloading and comment.
Sept 2004 Revised syllabus for Gov-20 Introduction to Comparative Politics, Fall 2004
Sept 2004 Revised syllabus for STM-103 Good Governance and Democratization
Aug 2004 'The ‘new cleavage’ thesis and the social basis of radical right support.' Paper for APSA, Chicago
Aug 2004 'God, guns, and gays: Religion and Politics in the US and Western Europe.' Pippa Norris (Harvard University) and Ronald Inglehart (University of Michigan). Paper for APSA, Chicago
Aug 2004 'If you build a political website, will they come?The supply and demand model of new technology, social capital, and civic engagement in Britain.' By Pippa Norris (Harvard University) and John Curtice (Strathclyde University). Paper for APSA, Chicago
May 2004 'Comment: Does PR promote political extremism, redux.' Short article for Representation 40(3)
May 2004 'From the Civic Culture to the Afro-Barometer: The expansion in cross-national public opinion surveys.' Short article for the APSA-Comparative Politics Newsletter
May 2004 Translated versions of my books are forthcoming. This includes a Chinese version of A Virtuous Circle (Published by Shanghai University Press, Fall 2004), and Korean and Arabic versions of Digital Divide.
May 2004 Announcement of work opportunities for research and teaching posts for 2004-2005.
May 2004 Announcement of new research project: Women's representation in the Middle East: Evaluating positive action strategies. Fall 2004.
April 2004 'Closing the activism gap: Gender perspectives and political participation.’ With Joni Lovenduski and Rosie Campbell. Report for the UK Electoral Commission. See also press release and synopsis of key findings.
Mar 2004 'Its the women., stupid.' Ms Magazine. Spring. With Ron Inglehart.
Feb 2004 The Rise of the Radical Right: Parties and electoral competition. New book under preparation for Cambridge University Press
Jan 2004 ‘Civic engagement and the knowledge society.’ Report for UNESCO World Report ‘Building Knowledge Societies’.  (Link to this paper will be restored after publication in late spring 2005)
Feb 2003 'Implementing women's representation in Afghanistan electoral law: Options for reserved seats.' Report prepared for the Afghanistan Reconstruction Project.
Jan 2003 'Increasing women's representation in Iraq: What strategies would work best?' Report for the NED.
Jan 2003 'The evolution of electoral campaigns: Eroding civic engagement?' Conference paper for Otago University, Dunedin NZ.
Nov 2003 Young People & Political Activism: From the Politics of Loyalties to the Politics of Choice? Conference paper for Council of Europe Symposium, Strasbourg.
Sep 2003 Updated global dataset. New political variables added for the shared class dataset available in different file formats.
Sep 2003 New book: Sacred or secular: Religion and politics worldwide. Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart. The book, based on the fourth wave of the World Values Survey, out with CUP in Aug 2004.
August 2003 Updated syllabus STM103 Good Governance and Democratization Fall 2003
August 2003 'Will new technology boost turnout? Evaluating Experiments in e-voting v. all-postal voting facilities in UK local elections.' APSA paper forthcoming in a report for International IDEA.
August 2003

'How damaging is the transatlantic rift? Bush’s leadership and America’s allies.' For Compass: A Journal of Leadership.

July 2003

'Increasing Women’s Representation in Government: What strategies would work best for Afghanistan?' Report prepared for the Afghanistan Reconstruction Project.

May 2003 'Deepening democracy via e-governance.' Report for the UN World Public Sector Report.
April 2003 Gendering social capital: Bowling in women's leagues?' Paper for the conference on gender and social capiyal, University of Manitoba.
Apr 2003 Updates to data files. On British By-elections 1945 to 2002.  Available in either Acrobat.pdf or as an Excel spreadsheet formats.
Mar 2003 New book: Electoral Engineering: Voting Rules and Political behavior Pippa Norris. All draft chapters are posted here. The new book is out with CUP in Spring 2004.
Feb 2003 Does ethnicity determine support for the governing party? The structural and attitudinal basis of partisan identification in 12 African nations. New paper with Robert Mattes. 
Jan 2003 Framing Terrorism: The News Media, Government and the Public. For Routledge, 2003, edited with Montague Kern and Marion Just.
Dec 2002 Ballot structures and legislative behavior. Paper for the conference on 'Exporting Congress?' Florida International University, Miami.
Oct 2002  Who demonstrates? Anti-state rebels, conventional participants, or everyone? Conference paper with Stefaan Walgrave and Peter Van Aelst forthcoming in Comparative Politics.
Oct 2002 Skeptical Patients: Performance, Social Capital and Culture. New paper for the Harvard School of Public Health conference.
Oct 2002 The global generation: Cohort support for European governance. Conference paper.
Aug 2002 La participación ciudadana: México desde una perspectiva comparativa Paper in Spanish and in English on Mexican civic engagement in comparative perspective.
July 2002 Gov-20 Introduction to Comparative Politics. New course syllabi for Fall 2002.
June 2002 'Still a public service ethos? Work values, experience and job satisfaction among government workers.' Conference paper and book chapter.
June 2002 'Electoral reform and fragmented multipartyism: The mechanical and psychological effects of electoral systems on party systems.' Conference paper on Brazil.
Apr 2002 Islam and the West: Testing the Clash of Civilizations Thesis. Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart. Article in Comparative Sociology.
Apr 2002 E-voting as the Magic Ballot? The impact of Internet voting on turnout in European Parliamentary elections  New conference paper.
Apr 2002 Tuned Out Voters? Media Impact on Campaign Learning. New conference paper.
Feb 2002 The bridging or bonding role of online communities. Pippa Norris. Editorial The Harvard Journal of Press-Politics 7(3) Fall 2002.
Feb 2002 Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change around the World. Book published spring 2003.Inglehart and Norris. 
Jan 2002 Message or Medium? Campaign learning during the 2001 British general election. Pippa Norris and David Sanders. Published in Political Communication.
Jan 2002 Un circolo virtuoso?' Chapter 3. In Il circuito politico-mediale Ed. Angelo Mellone. Rome. Rubbettino editore. [Italian translation]
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