How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India

Prerna Singh’s book...presents a radically new and original argument....It provides powerful and novel ideas about how to think about policy and promises to have the same sort of impact on political science that Robert Putnam’s book, Making Democracy Work, has had.”

Woodrow Wilson Award
Best Book on Government, Politics, or International Affairs in 2015
American Political Science Association

Singh’s book struck us as an example of wonderful comparative-historical analysis that directly challenges our core ideas about where variations in national welfare state-efforts come from. She starts with a compelling empirical puzzle and develops a plausible theory, tested both through deep case-based analysis and an appropriately modestly interpreted quantitative analysis.

Barrington Moore Prize
Best Book Published in Comparative Historical Sociology in 2015
American Sociological Association

Handbook of Indian Politics

Routledge (2013)
Co-edited with Atul Kohli

Subnationalism and Social Development: A Comparative Analysis of Indian States

World Politics
Vol. 67, No. 3 , July 2015

The committee for the Luebbert Article Award had our work cut out for us because we had a very large number of nominations. There were 36 submissions in all. After much discussion and deliberation—as we assessed the articles according to a range of criteria including originality, innovativeness, importance for the field, quality of argument, sophistication of theory and quality empirics—we made our choice.

Luebbert Award
Best Article published in Comparative Politics in the last two years
American Political Science Association

Special Issue: Ethnic Diversity and Public Goods Provision

Comparative Political Studies
September 2016; 49 (10) and September 2016; 49 (11)
Co-edited with Matthias vom Hau