AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. William S. Livingston, senior vice president at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named the 2006 recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Daniel Elazar Award for his distinguished contributions to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.
The association’s Organized Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations presented the award on Sept. 2, during the 102nd annual meeting of the association in Philadelphia. The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 15,000 members in more than 80 countries.
Livingston, a political scientist, has been a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin since 1949. He was vice president and dean of graduate studies from 1979 to 1995, and in 1982 was named to the Jo Anne Christian Professorship in British Studies. Livingston was named acting president of The University of Texas at Austin from September 1992 through January 1993, while continuing to serve as vice president and dean of graduate studies. In September 1995, he was appointed senior vice president.
Livingston is a former president of the Southern Political Science Association and of the Southwestern Social Science Association. He served twice on the council of the American Political Science Association and for four years was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Politics. He is the author or editor of half a dozen books and about 25 articles on federalism, democracy and education.
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