School of Social Science

Albert Hirschman Award Ceremony and Program

featuring Peter Lange, Duke University; Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Study; and Ira Katznelson, Social Science Research Council
Albert O. Hirschman Prize Ceremony and Program Please join the Social Science Research Council and the Institute for Advanced Study for the Albert O. Hirschman Prize Ceremony and Program honoring Amartya Sen. featuring Peter Lange, Duke University...

Politics is not merely a series of policy battles, but an ongoing struggle for the primacy of our favored understandings about both how the world is and how it ought to be. For a social movement to be successful, it must win discrete policy battles, but, more importantly, re-write the political field in its own favor. Social movements achieve lasting success not primarily through pursuing political changes, but by changing politics itself.