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Foundations of Political Theory Section Award Recipients


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Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper presented on a foundations panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

2014

Brandon Terry, Yale University
"Rawls, Race, and Critique: Engaging with Charles Mills' The Racial Contract"

 Eline Severs, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
"Determining the Quality of Women’s Substantive Representation: A Study of Muslem Women’s Voice and Influence in the Belgian Headscarf Debate."

2012

Jane Gordon, Temple University
Theorizing Contemporary Practices of Slavery

2011

Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"How Does Islamist Local Governance Affect the Lives of Women?: A Comparative Study of Two Cairo Neighborhoods"

Farah Godrej, University of California, Riverside
"Gandhi's Body: Asceticism, Pain and Suffering in Environmental Political Discourse"

2010

Philip Michelbach, West Virginia University
"Renewing Democratic Authority: Hamlet's Politics with (and against) Carl Schmitt"

Andrew Poe, University of California, San Diego
"Renewing Democratic Authority: Hamlet's Politics with (and against) Carl Schmitt"

2006

Patchen Markell, University of Chicago
"The Insufficiency of Non-Domniation"

2005

Samuel Chambers, University of Wales Swansea
"The Alterirty of the Present: Reading Sexuality in Six Feet Under"

2003

Leigh Jenco, University of Chicago
"Representing a Noble Heart: Thoreau's Critique of Democracy"

2002

Lawrie Balfour, University of Virginia
"The Argument of John Brown"

Roy Tsao, Georgetown University
"Arendt Against Athens: Rereading the Human Condition"

2001

Jennifer Pitts, Yale University
"Legislator of the World? A Rereading of Bentham on India."

1999

Albert Dzur, Univerity of Utah
"Comprehensive Liberal Politics and the Fact of Pluralism"

1998

Kennan Ferguson, University of Hawaii
"Communities of Meaning: Toward a Kantian Non-Universal Judgment"

1997

Elizabeth Wingrove, University of Michigan
"Republican Romance"


David Easton Award
The David Easton Award is given for a book that broadens the horizons of contemporary political science by engaging issues of philosophical significance in political life through any of a variety of approaches in the social sciences and humanities.

2014

Joseph Carens, University of Toronto
The Ethics of Immigration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013

2014 Honorable Mention
Philip Petit, Princeton University
On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2012

2012

Bonnie Honig, Northwestern University
Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2011)

Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley
Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (Zone Books, 2010)

2011

Joseph Schwartz, Temple University
The Future of Democratic Equality: Rebuilding Social Solidarity in a Fragmented America

2010

George Shulman, New York University
American Prophecy: Race and Redemption in American Political Culture

2009

Carol Gould, George Mason University
Globalizing Democracy (Cambridge University Press)

2007

Quentin Skinner
Visions of Politics (Three Volumes), Cambridge University Press, 2002

2006

Henry Richardson, Georgetown University
Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford University Press, 2003)

2005

Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
"Desolation and Enlightenment. Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism and the Holocaust" (Columbia University Press, 2003)

2004

Scott Althaus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Collective Preferences in Democratic Politics: Opinion Surveys and the Will of the People (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

2003

Sheldon Wolin
Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of Political and Theoretical Life. (Princeton University Press 2001)

2002

Nancy Rosenblum, Harvard University
Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America

2001

Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History

2000

Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University
Facing the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation (Princeton University Press, 1999)

1999

David Laitin, Stanford University
Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Cornell University Press, 1998)

1998

Robert Putnam, Harvard University
Making Democracy Work (Princeton University Press, 1993)

1997

Jürgen Habermas
Between Facts and Norms (MIT Press 1996)


First Book Award
The First Book Award is given for a first book by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career in the area of political theory or political philosophy.

2014

Christopher Lebron, Yale University
The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time (Oxford University Press)

2012

Stephen Marshall, University of Texas, Austin
The City on the Hill from Below: The Crisis of Prophetic Black Politics (Temple University Press, 2011)

2010

Jeffrey Green, University of Pennsylvania
The Eyes of the People: Democracy in a Age of Spectatorship

2009

Samantha Frost, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Lessons from a Materialist Thinker (Stanford University Press)

2007

Bryan Garsten, Yale Univesrity
Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment, Harvard University Press, 2006

2006

Elisabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University
Kant's Politics: Provisional Theory for an Uncertain World (Yale University Press, 2005)

2006

Jennifer Pitts, Princeton University
A Turn to Empire: Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France (Princeton University Press, 2005)

2005

Corey Robin, CUNY Brooklyn
Fear: The History of a Political Idea (Oxford University Press, 2004).

2004

Alan Keenan, Bryn Mawr College
Democracy in Question: Democratic Openness in a Time of Political Closure (Stanford University Press, 2003)

Patchen Markell, University of Chicago
Bound by Recognition (Princeton University Press, 2003)

2003

Laura Janara, University of British Columbia
Democracy Growing Up: Authority, Autonomy and Passion in Tocqueville's Democracy in America (SUNY Press)

2002

Ayelet Shachar, University of Toronto
Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women's Rights

2002 Honorable Mention
Dan Engster, University of Texas, San Antonio
Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women's Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

2001

Sara Monoson, Northwestern University
Plato's Democratic Entanglements

2000

Alan Patten, McGill University
Hegel's Idea of Freedom (Oxford University Press, 1999)

1999

C. Thompson, Ashland University
John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty (University of Kansas Press, 1998)

Melissa Williams, University of Toronto
Voice, Trust, and Memory (Princeton University Press, 1998)

1998

James Bailey, Princeton University
Utilitarianism, Institutions, and Justice (Oxford University Press, 1997)

1997

Simone Chambers, University of Toronto
Reasonable Democracy (Cornell University Press, 1996)

1994

Bonnie Honig, Harvard University
Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Cornell University Press, 1993)

1993

Richard Sinopoli, University of California, Davis
The Foundations of American Citizenship and Civic Virtue (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992)

1992

Alan Houston, University of California, San Diego
Algernon Sydney and the Republican Heritage in England and America (Princeton University Press, 1991)

1991

Stephen Leonard, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Political Theory in Political Practice (Princeton University Press, 1990)

1990

William Corlett, Bates College
Community Without Unity: A Politics of Deridian Extravagance (Duke University Press)

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