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Urban Politics Section Award Recipients


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Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book on urban politics published in the previous year.


2014 Traci Burch, Northwestern University
Trading Democracy for Justice. University of Chicago Press
2014 Clarissa Hayward, Washington University in St. Louis
How Americans Make Race. Cambridge Press
2013 J. Eric Oliver, University of Chicago
Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy. (Princeton University Press, 2012)
2012 Steven Erie, Vladimir Kogan, Scott MacKenzie
Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego (Stanford University Press)
2011 Zoltan Hajnal, University of California San Diego
America's Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout and Representation in City Politics
2011 Peter Eisenstadt
Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment Integrated Housing
2007 Reuel Rogers, Northwestern University
Afro-Caribbean Immigrants and the Politics of Incorporation: Ethnicity, Exception or Exit
2006 Richardson Dilworth, Drexel University
The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy (Harvard University Press, 2005)
2006 Romain Garbaye, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Getting into Local Power: The Politics of Ethnic Minorities in British and French Cities (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)
2005 James DeFilippis, CUNY, Baruch College
Unmaking Goliath: Community Control in the Face of Global Capital
2004 Alan Altshuler, Harvard University
Co-Authored with David Luberoff, Harvard University, Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment (Brookings Institution, 2003)
2004 David Luberoff, Harvard University
Co-Authored with Alan Altshuler, Harvard University, Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment (Brookings Institution, 2003)
2003 Hank Savitch, University of Louisville
Cities in the International Marketplace (Princeton)
2003 Paul Kantor, Fordham University
Cities in the International Marketplace (Princeton)
2002 Susan Welch, Pennsylvania State University
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2002 Lee Sigelman, George Washington University
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2002 Timothy Bledsoe, Waye State University
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2002 Michael Combs, University of Nebraska
Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City
2000 Jeffrey Henig, The George Washington University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
2000 Richard Hula, Michigan State University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
2000 Desiree Pedescleaux, Spelman College
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
2000 Marion Orr, Brown University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
1999 Bruce Wallin, Northeastern University
From Revenue Sharing to Deficit Sharing: General Revenue Sharing and Cities
1998 Amy Bridges, University of California, San Diego
Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest (Princeton University Press, 1997)
1997 Rodger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angeles
Still the Promised City?: African-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York (Harvard University Press, 1996)
1996 Eric Monkkonen, University of California, Los Angeles
The Local State: Public Money and American Cities (Stanford University Press)
1994 Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)
1994 Kent Portney, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)
1994 Kenneth Thomson, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)
1993 Richard DeLeon, San Francisco State University
Left Coast City: Progressive Politics in San Francisco, 1975-1991 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992)
1992 Jonathan Kozol
Savage Inequalities
1991 Michael Davis, Sarah Lawrence College
City of Quartz (Verso)
1990 Clarence Stone, University of Maryland, College Park
Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta 1946-1988 (University Press of Kansas)
1989 Steven Erie, University of California, San Diego
Rainbow's End: Irish-Americans and the Dilemmas of Urban Machine Politics 1840-1985
1988 Martin Shefter, Cornell University
Political Crisis, Fiscal Crisis: The Collapse and Revival of New York City (Basic Books, 1985)

Best Book in Urban Politics within Five Years


1993 Stephen Elkin
1988 Todd Swanstrom, State University of New York at Albany
The Crisis of Growth Politics: Cleveland Kucinich, and the Challenge of Urban Populism (Temple University Press, 1985)

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation on urban politics accepted in the previous year.


2014 Adam Auerbach, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Demanding Development: Democracy, Community Governance, and Public Goods Provision in India's Urban Slums."
2013 Eleanor Gao, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Diverse but Not Divisive: Tribal Diversity and Public Goods Provision in Jordan"
2012 Daniel Bliss, Illinois Institute of Technology
"Defining the Path to Growth: Small Town Governance and Economic Development in an Age of Globalization"
2011 Quinton Mayne, Harvard University
The Satisfied Citzen: Participation, Influence, and Public Perceptions of Democratic Performance
2010 Joshua Sapotichne, Michigan State University
Reconstructing National Urban Policy: Agenda Setting in Complex Policy Areas
2009 James Ingram III, University of California, San Diego
"The Rules of the Ruling: Charter Reforn in Los Angeles, 1850-2008"
2007 Paru Shah, Macalester College
The Politics and Policy Implications of Latino Representation in Education
2005 Christine Palus, University of Michigan-Dearborn
2004 Lynette Rawlings, George Washington University
"The Determinants of Cooperation among Local Governments in Metropolitan Areas" (Supervisor: Hal Wolman)
2003 Steven Johnson, Portland State University
"The Transformation of Civic Institutions and Practices in Portland, Oregon, 1960-1999
2001 Mara Sidney, Rutgers University
"Linking National Policy Designs and Local Action: A Comparison of Fair Housing and Community Reinvestment Policies"
2000 Patrick Joyce, Harvard University
1998 Timothy Krebs, University Of Chicago
"The Politics of Chicago City Council Elections, 1979-1995"
1995 Gerald Gamm, Howard University
"Neighborhood Roots: Exodus and Stability in Boston, 1870-1990"
1995 Guy Stuart, University of Chicago
"Neighborhood Roots: Exodus and Stability in Boston, 1870-1990"
1991 Nancy Burns, Harvard University
"Making Politics Permanent: The Formation of American Local Governments"
1990 Carol Pierannunzi, University of Georgia
"The Role of Local Government in Land-Use Politics: Testing and Developing Models of Local Decision Making On Zoning Issues"

Byran Jackson Dissertation Research on Minority Politics Award
The Byran Jackson Award recognizes the outstanding scholarship by a graduate student in the area of race and urban politics.


2014 Zinga Fraser, Northwestern University
"Catalysts for Change: A Comparative Study of Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm."
2013 Marquita Bowers-Brown, University of Missouri, Saint Louis
"The St. Louis Desegregation Transfer Program: Does Participation Lessen the Educational Disparity between the City of St. Louis County Students?"
2011 Emily Farris, Brown University
"Pathways to Power: An Examination of Latino Local Elected Officials"
2010 Jamila Michener, University of Chicago
The Politics of Help Seeking in Marginalized Populations
2009 Carlos Cuellar, Rice University
"The Latino Empowerment Process: An Examination of the Causes and Consequences of Latino Representation in Local Politics"
2006 Angela Hagan PhD, University of Louisville
Race, Consolidation, and Regionalism
2005 Paru Shah, Rice University
2004 Kristin Good, University of Toronto
"Multiculturalism in the City: A Comparative Analysis of Municipal Responsiveness to Immigration in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Greater Vancouver Regional District"
2003 Michelle Camou, University of Colorado
"Managing Conflict without Contracts: Achieving Economic Justice in the Informal Economy"
2000 Joshua Behr, University of New Orleans
"An Explanation for the Presence of Minority-Opportunity Districts and the Election of Hispanics and Blacks to the City Council within Single Member District Election Systems"
2000 Mara Sidney, University of Colorado
"Social Constructions of Race and Class in Fair Housing Policy"

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper given at an Urban Politics Section panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.


2014 Veronica Herrera, University of Connecticut
"From Participatory Promises to Partisan Capture: Local Democratic Transitions and Citizen Water Boards in Urban Mexico."
2012   Todd Swanstrom
"Divorcing Power and Responsibility: How National Policies Have Shaped Local Policy Responses to Foreclosures"
2011 Vladimir Kogan, University of California San Diego
"Who Benefits from Jurisdictional Competition?"
2011 Scott Minkoff, Barnard College
"The Proximate Polity: The Spatial Context of Local Develpmental Goods Provision"
2010 Jen Nelles, University of Toronto
Cooperation and Capacity: Exploring the Sources and Limits of City-Region Governance Partnership
2009 Margaret Reid, University of Arkansas
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino Municipal Employment Patterns"
2009 William Schreckhise, University of Arkansas
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino Municipal Employment Patterns"
2007 Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University
Electoral Representation of New Actors in Suburbia
2006 Dorothy Shipps, Teachers College, Columbia University
"'Sticky' School Reform: A Path Dependent Argument about Corporate Influence and Union Weakness in 20th Century Chicago"
2005 Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University
2004 Megan Mullin, University of California, Berkeley
"Specialization and Responsiveness in Local Policy Making: The Case of Water Districts"
2003 Jessica Trounstine, University of California, San Diego
" Why Turnout Does Matter: The Effects of a Skewed Electorate on Minority Representation in Local Politics"
2002 Loren King, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Democratic Hopes in the Polycentric City
2001 Vojislava Filipcevic, Columbia University
"Reclaiming the Urban Trenches"

Norton Long Career Achievement Award
The Norton Long Career Achievement Award is presented annually to a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career through scholarly publication, the mentoring of students, and public service


2014 Richard Stren, University of Toronto
2013 Bryan Jones, University of Texas, Austin
2012   Hal Wolman, George Washington University
2011 Rodney Hero, University of California Berkeley
2010 Susan Clarke
2010 Susan Clarke, University of Colorado, Boulder
2009 Wilbur Rich, Wellesley College
2007 Elaine Sharp, University of Kansas
2005 Martin Shefter, Cornell University
2004 Norton Long, University of Missouri, Saint Louis
2003 Michael Preston, University of California
2001 Marilyn Gittell, CUNY Graduate Center
2001 Dennis Judd, University of Missouri, St. Louis
1995 Paul Peterson, Harvard University
1994 Clarence Stone, University of Maryland, College Park
1993 Frederick Wirt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1992 Donna Shalala, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1991 Robert Dahl, Yale University
1990 Oliver Williams, University of Pennsylvania

Susan Clarke Young Scholars' Award
The Susan Clarke Young Scholars award is given to scholars who are completing or have completed their Ph.D. within the last three years and submitted a paper proposal for the 2014 APSA meetings to the 2014 program chairs.


2013 Mark Davis, University of Colorado, Denver
2013 Zachary Spicer, University of Western Ontario
2013 Veronica Herrera, University of Connecticut
2013 Sara Hughes, National Center Atmospheric Research
2010 Justin Gest, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Alienation among European Muslims: Spanish Moroccans and British Bangladeshis"
2010 Scott Minkoff, University of Colorado, Boulder
"A Space-Time Analysis of Local Competition and Cooperation"
2010 Meg Rithmire, Harvard University
"Closed Neighborhoods in Open Cities: The Politics of Socio-Spatial Change in Urban China"
2010 Paolo Spada, Yale University
"The Effects of Participatory Democracy: Evidence from Brazilian Participatory Budgeting"
2010 Manuel Teodoro, Colgate University
"Political Institutions and Environmental Policy Choices: Water Conservation in America"
2004 Brian Adams, San Diego State University
Norton Long Young Scholar
2004 Joshua Behr, Old Dominion University
Norton Long Young Scholar
2004 Michael Owens, Emory University
Norton Long Young Scholar
2004 Deborah Ward, Seton Hall University
Norton Long Young Scholar
2002 Carol Conaway, Wellesley College
"Covering Mayors: Race, Riots, and Responsibility"
2002 Mara Sidney, Rutgers University, Newark
2002 Brady Baybeck, University of Missouri, St. Louis
2002 Gustavo Cano, University of San Diego
2001 Peter Burns, Trinity College
"Electoral Politics Is Not Enough: The Ongoing Struggle of African Americans and Latinos for Full Representation in Urban Politics"
2001 Anirudh Ruhil, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Beyond Lipservice: Unpacking the Roots and Fruits of Municipal Institutions"

Clarence Stone Young Scholars
The Clarence Stone Young Scholars award for scholars who are ABD or completed their Ph.D. within the last three years and submitted a paper proposal to the 2012 APSA Meetings.

2012 Rachel L. Moskowitz, Northwestern University
2012 Jungah Bae, Florida State University
2012 Thomas K. Ogorzalek, Columbia University
2012 Shanthi, Karuppusamy, University of Northern Illinois
2012 Christopher Hawkins, University of Central Florida
2012  Eric Zeemering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2012  Alison Post, University of California-Berkeley
2012  Els de Graauw, Baruch College, City University of New York 

Special Award
The Special Award if given for contributions to urban political theory.


1988

Edward Banfield
Special Award

Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy
Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy for the best book on a special topic within the field of urban politics.


2009 Jessica Trounstine, Princeton University
Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rose and Fall of Bosses and Reformers (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
2002 Clarence Stone, The George Washington University
Building Civic Capacity: The Politics of Reforming Urban Schools
2002 Bryan Jones, University of Washington
Building Civic Capacity: The Politics of Reforming Urban Schools
2002 Carol Pierannunzi, Kennesaw State University
Building Civic Capacity
1995 Evan McKenzie, University of Illinois, Chicago
Privatopia: Homeowner Associations and the Rise of Residential Private Government (Yale University Press)
1992 Michael Keating, University of Western Ontario
Comparative Urban Politics: Power and the City in the United States, Canada, Britain and France, (Edward Elgar)
1991 Robert Stein, Rice University
Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provision of Local Services, (University Press)

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