2017 Award Recipient
is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and an Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. A specialist in health and social policy, she is the author of numerous articles and four books. Policy Paradox: The Art of Political Decision Making
won the American Political Science Association’s Wildavsky Award for an Enduring Contribution to Policy Studies; it is now in its fourth edition and has been translated into five languages. Her other books include The Disabled State
, about the origins and implementation of disability as a policy category; The Limits of Professional Power
, a study of the German national health insurance system; and The Samaritan’s Dilemma
, a call for harnessing altruism, rather than self-interest, as the moral engine of political life.