Congratulations to Professor William Julius Wilson who has been awarded the 2017 SAGE-CASBS Award of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues.
Michèle Lamont received an honorary degree from the University of Amsterdam. She was honored for her contribution to social science, in particular cultural sociology, and its linking role between the US and the European social sciences. Photo: Monique Kooijmans
Conventional wisdom imagines political life in authoritarian contexts to be bleak and suffocating, and popular understandings of China are no exception. Nonetheless, since the mid-2000s, a nationwide contentious public sphere has developed in China—providing an unprecedented forum for Chinese citizens to influence the public agenda and demand government accountability.