Centre member Prof. Rod Rhodes has been awarded the International Research Association for Public Management and Routledge Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Public Management Research. The prize is awarded to “someone who has made a substantial contribution to public management research” (see for the link: http://www.irspm.net/about/
The commendation reads:
Rod Rhodes is no doubt not only one of the most well known public administration scholars but also someone who has renewed his research and research topics throughout his life. A prominent scholar in network theory in the 80ies and nineties, but also an interesting observant of the changes in administrative life after that (see for instance: his work with Mark Bevir) and always good for an interesting provocative debate at conferences and seminars. Truly a remarkable and significant scholar in the field.