Category: General Message
Subject: 2020 Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award
APSA Canadian Politics Section Lipset Best Book Award 2020 Goes To Carolyn Hughes Tuohy; Barry Eidlin, Megan Gaucher Named Honourable Mention
The American Political Science Association’s Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award for 2020 goes to Carolyn Hughes Tuohy’s book Remaking Policy: Scale, Pace, and Political Strategy in Health Care Reform (2018, University of Toronto Press). Professor Tuohy is a professor emeritus of political science and founding fellow in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.
Professor Tuohy’s book examines how political leaders in Canada, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US have advanced health care policy change based upon the relative environments for policy change and the proposed magnitude of those changes. This magisterial book is a landmark in its field, and provides a treasure trove of empirical insights across the four countries with clearly drawn lessons for policy change.
Honourable Mention distinctions go Barry Eidlin for his book Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada (2018, Cambridge University Press), and to Megan Gaucher for her book A Family Matter: Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy (2018, UBC Press).
Professor Eidlin is an assistant professor of sociology at McGill University. Professor Eidlin’s book traces the evolution of labour policy in Canada and the US and accounts for the higher labour union density in Canada versus the US, in a comparison that evokes the style of Seymour Martin Lipset himself, yet with a surprising result running counter to Lipset’s conclusions.
Professor Gaucher is an assistant professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. Professor Gaucher’s book presents in an innovative and thoughtful manner Canadian immigration policy from the perspective of the family, including how the family is defined in a restrictive manner for immigration purposes, with consequential results.
The honorees will receive special recognition at the annual Business Meeting of the Award’s sponsoring organization, the Canadian Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, held during the Association’s annual virtual conference.