About Me

Robert J. Hume is a Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and is currently serving as the Chair of the Political Science Department. Dr. Hume has degrees from the College of the Holy Cross (B.A.) and the University of Virginia (M.A., Ph.D.). He is the author of three books on law and policy: How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior (Routledge 2009, winner of the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in Professional Studies), Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States (Oxford University Press 2013), and Ethics and Accountability on the U.S. Supreme Court: An Analysis of Recusal Practices (Fall 2017, SUNY Press). He has published in American Politics Research, the Law & Society Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Justice System Journal, and Publius. His textbook, Judicial Behavior and Policymaking: An Introduction (Rowman & Littlefield), is expected in January 2018.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award

I was very pleased to learn that my book, How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior, is a recipient of a 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in "Professional Studies."

Click here for the official announcement from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities:

"The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society proudly announce the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award winners in the category of "Professional Studies." Forty-two entries from sixteen Jesuit institutions were submitted. The category of “Professional Studies” awards prizes to the top four books."

"The Alpha Sigma Nu Book Awards are open to all faculty and administrators, including emeritus faculty and administrators, who have published a book in the three years immediately prior to the year of the designated academic discipline. The books are judged by volunteer faculty members on the basis of scholarship, significance of topic to scholars across several disciplines, authority in interpretation, objectivity, presentation, and style."

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