Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Electoral Integrity Project.
A political scientist and public speaker, her research compares election and public opinion, political communications, and gender politics. She also served as Director of the Democratic Governance Group in United Nations Development Programme, NY and as an expert consultant to many international organizations such as the World Bank, Council of Europe and OSCE.
Honors and awards
Her work has been recognized by the 2016 Brown Medal for Democracy, the 2016 Academic Leadership in Political Science award by the Australian Political Studies Association, the 2014 Karl Deutsch prize awarded by the International Political Science Association to recognize a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research, the 2011 Johan Skytte prize awarded with Professor Ronald Inglehart for contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context, the Kathleen Kitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship awarded in 2011 by the Australian Research Council, a 'special recognition' award by the UK Political Studies Association, a Doctor honoris causa for work 'at the forefront of global political science' by the University of Edinburgh, the Doris Graber award for the best book in political communications at APSA, and the Virginia Hodgkinson book prize from the Independent Sector.
This focuses upon the Electoral Integrity Project, a major 6-year research study, supported by the Australian Research Council and other foundations (2012-2017). The project research team is based at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. It has generated numerous books, articles and reports and the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity dataset (PEI_4.5, August 2016), released via the EIP Dataverse.
Recent and forthcoming publications
Recent books include Contentious elections (co-edited, Routledge, 2015) and Why Elections Fail (CUP, 2015) and Checkbook Elections: Political Finance in Comparative Perspective (coedited, OUP, 2016).
Books in press and forthcoming in 2017 include Election Watchdogs: Transparency & Accountability (co-edited OUP) and Strengthening Electoral Integrity: The Pragmatic Case for Assistance (CUP).