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Sidney Verba

Sidney Verba

2001 Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences

Sidney Verba is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author and coauthor of a number of books on American and comparative politics, including Small Groups and Political Behavior; The Civic Culture; Caste, Race and Politics; Vietnam and the Silent Majority; Participation in America; The Changing American Voter; Injury to Insult; Participation and Political Equality; Equality in America; Elites and the Idea of Equality; Designing Social Inquiry; and Voice and Equality, as well as many articles. In 1993, he won the James Madison Prize of the American Political Science Association for a career contribution to the discipline. 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 Harvard University Library.

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