Fred W. Riggs

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Fred W Riggs
Born 1917
Kuling, China
Died 2008
Residence Hawaii
Citizenship United States
Nationality US
Fields Political Science, Public Administration
Institutions University of Hawaii
Alma mater University of Columbia
Known for Riggsian Model, Comparative Public Administration

Fred W. Riggs (July 3, 1917 in China – February 9, 2008 in USA)[1] was a political scientist and pioneer in administrative model building and theory formulation. He is known for his works in Comparative Public Administration, especially his Riggsian Model.[2] He was Professor Emeritus at Political Science Department of University of Hawaii


  • Dwight Waldo award for lifetime achievements in Public Administration, American Society for Public Administration, April 1991.
  • Order of White Elephant, conferred by King of Thailand, in Bangkok, 1986.
  • First non-Asian to be honored by Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration, EROPA Conference, Seoul, Korea, 1983.
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, 1966-67.
  • Senior Specialist, East-West Center, University of Hawaii, 1962-1963.
  • Fellow, Committee on Comparative Politics of the Social Science Research Institute, for field research in Thailand, 1957-58.


  1. ^ "Obituary: Prof. Fred W. Riggs - *ISA Blog". Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ a b "RIGGS: Curricuilum Vitae". Retrieved 2012-02-18.