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LSE Fellow wins award for innovative research

borge_wietzkeDr Frank-Borge Wietzke, Department of International Development, has received the 2014 Weber Award for the best paper in religion and politics presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). The paper was co-awarded with Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University.

The committee was impressed by Dr Wietzke’s use of subnational historical data to demonstrate uneven long-term effects of colonial institutions and missionary work on institutional development in Madagascar.

The Weber Award seeks to encourage innovative research on the interaction between religion and politics, including issues of church and state, law, social justice, and political behaviour.

18 June 2014

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