Leonard D. White Award Winners Leonard D. White Award Winners

For the best doctoral dissertation completed in that year or the previous year in the general field of public administration, including broadly related problems of policy formation and administrative theory.

Year Author Dissertation Submitted by
1959 Dean E. Mann The Administration of Water Resources in the State of Arizona University of California, Berkeley
1960 Daniel J. Elazar Intergovernmental Relations in Nineteenth Century American Federalism University of Chicago
1961 Laurin Henry Presidential Transitions University of Chicago
1962 Simon D. Perry The Conflict of Expectations and Roles in Policy Science Behavior Michigan State University
1963 Karl A. Hochschwender The Politics of Civil Service Reform in West Germany Yale University
No award given
No award given
No award given
1967 John P. Crecine A Computer Simulation Model of Municipal Resource Allocation Carnegie Institute of Technology
1968 Clyde D. McKee, Jr. The Politics of Council-Manager Forms Having and Not Having the Partisan Election University of Connecticut
1969 Russell Murphy Policy Innovation and Political Strategy in an American City: The Formative Years of New Haven, Connecticut's Anti-Poverty Project Yale University
1970 Gary W. Wynia Policy and Bureaucracy in Center America: A Comparative Study University of Wisconsin, Madison
1971 Larry B. Hill The International Transfer of Political Institutions: A Behavioral Analysis of the New Zealand Ombudsman Tulane University
1972 Ezra N. Suleiman Administration, Politics and the Higher Civil Service in France Columbia University

Jessica Wolf Toward a Model of Inter-organizational Behavior: Two Case Studies in France Yale University
1973 Douglas T. Yates, Jr. Neighborhood Democracy: The Politics and Impacts of Decentralization Yale University
1974 James Norris Danziger Budget-Making and Expenditure Variations in English County Boroughs Stanford University
1975 Arnold Kanter The Organizational Politics of National Security Policy: A Budgetary Perspective Yale University

Harry Kranz A More Representative Bureaucracy: The Adequacy and Disability of Minority and Female Population Parity in Public Employment American University
1976 Robert Rich An Investigation of Information Gathering and Handling in Seven Federal Bureaucracies: A Case Study of the Continuous National Survey University of Chicago
1977 George Woodrow Downs, Jr. Bureaucracy, Innovation and Public Policy University of Michigan
1978 Frederic Allan Bergerson The Army Gets an Air Force: The Tactics and Process of Insurgent Bureaucratic Politics Vanderbilt University
1979 Daniel S. Metlay Error Correction in Bureaucracy University of California, Berkeley
1980 John Edward Chubb Interest Groups and the Bureaucracy: The Politics of Energy University of Minnesota
1981 J. Serge Taylor Environmentalists in the Bureaucracy: Environmental Impact Analysis in the Forest Service and the Army Corps of Engineers University of California, Berkeley
1982 Judith Gruber Democracy versus Bureaucracy: The Problem of Democratic Control Yale University
1983 John Swain An Evaluation of the Public Choice Approach to Structuring Local Government in Metropolitan Areas Northern Illinois University
1984 Rondal B. Hoskins Within-Year Appropriations Changes in Georgia State Government: The Implications for Budget Theory University of Georgia
1985 Donald W. Chisholm Informal Organization and the Problem of Coordination University of California, Berkeley
1986 Elisabeth Hollister Sims Rural Development and Public Policy: Agricultural Institutions and Technological Change in the Indian and Pakistani Punjab University of California, Berkeley
1987 John DiIulio, Jr. Governing Prisons: A Comparative Study of Correctional Management Harvard University
1988 Chris C. Demchak War, Technological Complexity, and the U.S. Army University of California, Berkeley
1989 Roy T. Meyers Microbudgetary Strategies and Outcomes University of Michigan
1990 Shui Yan Tang Institutions and Collective Action in Irrigation Systems Indiana University
1991 Alan Abramson Responsive Budgeting: The Accommodation of Federal Budgeting to Different Programs and Spending Regimes Yale University
1992 Bartholomew H. Sparrow From the Outside In: The Effects of World War II on the American State University of Chicago
1993 James Anthony Falk Explaining Infant Mortality: An Assessment of County Governments in Georgia University of Georgia
1994 Marissa Martino Golden Bureaucratic Behavior in a Political Setting: Reactions to the Reagan Administration in Four Federal Agencies University of California, Berkeley
1995 Robert Charles Lieberman Race and the Development of the American Welfare State from the New Deal to the Great Society Harvard University
1996 Sally Coleman Selden Representative Bureaucracy: Examining the Potential for Administrative Responsiveness University of Georgia
1997 Amy Beth Zegart In Whose Interest? The Making of American National Security Agencies Stanford University
1998 Craig W. Thomas Bureaucratic Landscapes: Interagency Cooperation and the Preservation of Biodiversity University of California, Berkeley
1999 Mark Cassell Public Agencies in a Private World: A Comparison of the Federal Republic of Germany's Treuhandanstalt and the United States' Resolution Trust Corporation University of Wisconsin, Madison
2000 William W. Newmann The Pattern of Foreign Policy Decision Making: Developing an Evolutionary Model University of Pittsburgh
2001 Jered Carr The Political Economy of Local Government Boundary Change: State Laws, Local Actors and Collective Action Florida State University
2002 Gregory Huber Interests & Influence: Explaining Patterns of Enforcement in Government Regulation of Occupational Safety Princeton University
No award given

2004 Neal D. Woods Rethinking Regulation: Institutions and Interests in State Regulatory Enforcement University of Kentucky
  Young Han Chun Goal Ambiguity in Public Organizations: Dimensions, Antecedents, and Comparisons University of Georgia
Sergio Fernandez
Explaining Contracting Effectiveness: An Empirical Analysis of Contracting for Services among Local Governments
University of Georgia
David Pitts
Diversity, Representation and Performance: Evidence about Ethnicity in Public Organizations
University of Georgia