Starr is PROSE Award Winner

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012

Paul Starr, CSDP faculty affiliate and the Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs and Wilson School professor of sociology and public affairs, was recently named the 2011 PROSE Award winner in Government and Politics by the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Starr was recognized for his book, Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar Struggle Over Health Care Reform (Yale University Press, 2011). The book, a political history of health care in the past century, explores why in the United States, unlike other democracies, health care remains a persistent flashpoint of ideological conflict.

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is the national trade association representing 300 U.S. publishers of entertainment, education, professional and scholarly content. The AAP’s PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in over 40 categories.

Starr is also the recipient of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and Bancroft Prize in American History for The Social Transformation of American Medicine and the 2005 Goldsmith Book Prize for The Creation of the Media.