I have just been awarded the International Research Society for Public Management and Routledge prize for 2012. It is awarded to “someone who has made a substantial contribution to public management research” (see: http://www.irspm.net/about/prizes-and-awards.html).
The citation 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 eighties 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”.
It was presented in Prague on 11th April 2013.
Previous winners include Christopher Hood, Christopher Pollitt, and Fritz Scharpf.