Today, I have just received confirmation that I have been accepted into the Academy of Social Sciences. The announcement is here. The Academy's website notes here the following:
The Academy is delighted to announce the award of Academician status to 64 senior social scientists. The award is for making a significant contribution to the social sciences and is by nomination and peer group review. Speaking about the conferment, the Chair of Council, Professor Cary Cooper CBE AcSS, said:
“I am delighted that we are able to confer the award on such a significant number of distinguished new Academicians. The social sciences have a vital contribution to make towards some of the big issues facing society today, such as sustainability, crime, communities and individual fulfilment and well-being. Conferment of the award will give confidence that the contributions made by Academicians to knowledge production and transfer are well founded, because that are based on rigorous peer group review of the available evidence."
I was nominated by Political Studies Association. Those sharing the honour with me include Vernon Bogdanor CBE (Oxford), Diana Coole (Birkbeck), John Dunn (Cambridge), Colin Hay (Sheffield), Michael Moran (Manchester), Gerry Stoker (Southampton), and Paul Whiteley (Essex) amongst many others.