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World Politics Associate Editor Rory Truex Receives 2017 Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rory Truex, World Politics associate editor and assistant professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton, has received the 2017 Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the American Political Science Association for his book, "Making Autocracy Work: Representation and Responsiveness in Modern China." The book integrates qualitative and quantitative evidence to show how the Chinese Communist party and National People’s Congress allow for selective representation on certain issues.

The award recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years that has made outstanding contributions to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties. The selection committee praised Truex’s work for its relevance beyond Chinese politics, since the book offers insight to parties, organizations and representation in authoritarian settings well beyond China.

A formal announcement of the award will be made at the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting on August 31 in San Francisco.

Founded in 1903, APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 12,000 members in more than 80 countries.