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August 20, 2012

Jen Nelles and Chris Alcantara

named co-recipients of J.E. Hodgetts Award

St John’s, August 20, 2012 – The Institute of Public Administration of Canada is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 J.E. Hodgetts Award for best English article published in the Canadian Public Administration journal. Jen Nelles of Hunter College at the City University of New York, and Christopher Alcantara of Wilfrid Laurier University, were awarded the prize for their article “Strengthening the Ties that Bind: An Analysis of Aboriginal-Municipal Inter-Governmental Agreements in British Columbia” (CPA Vol. 54, No. 3).

The Award was created in 1992 in honour of one of the preeminent deans of public administration scholarship, J.E. “Ted” Hodgetts. It is the companion award to the Prix Roland Parenteau, also created in 1992, which recognizes the finest French article published in the Canadian Public Administration journal. Winners are presented with Inukshuk trophies at IPAC’s Annual Conference.

Nelles and Alcantara’s article examines a series of agreements between aboriginal and municipal governments in British Columbia, and constructs a typology of aboriginal-municipal inter-governmental partnerships. It is a significant contribution to understanding the evolution of aboriginal-settler relations and multilevel governance in Canada.

Professor Denis Saint-Martin, Chair of the selection jury and Associate Editor of CPA, said the article “charts a new course for research and theory on inter-governmentalism in Canada.” The jury hailed the paper as a “groundbreaking” study in the fields of local and aboriginal government, and public administration.

Founded in 1947, IPAC is a dynamic association of public servants, academics, and individuals dedicated to excellence in public administration. IPAC is a member based organization, with 18 regional groups across Canada, which creates effective knowledge networks and leading public administration research in Canada. IPAC is also a major player in exporting successful Canadian public sector expertise around the world.

For more information, please contact:

The Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Wendy Feldman, Director of Research
416 924 8787, ex. 228
wfeldman@ipac.ca
www.ipac.ca

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