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Information Technology and Politics Section Award Recipients


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Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book in the area of Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to books published in the previous calendar year.

2016

Eitan Hersch, Yale University 
Hacking the Electorate: How Campaigns Perceive Voters. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

2015

Catie Bailard, George Washington University 
Democracy's Double-Edged Sword: How Internet Use Changes Citizens' Views of their Government. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.

2014

Andrew Chadwick, Royal Holloway, University of London
The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power. Oxford University Press, 2013.

2013

David Karpf, George Washington University
The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy. Oxford University Press, 2012.

2012

J.P. Singh, Georgetown University
Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

2010

Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds
The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy

Jay Blumler, University of Leeds
The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy


Best Dissertation Award
The Best Disseration Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics.

2016

David Benson, Southern Methodist University 
"The Internet Effect: How Authoritarian Governments Use Internet Communication Technologies to Maintain Control of States."

2015

Andreas Jungherr, University of Bamberg
"The Use of Twitter in the Analysis of Political Phenomena."

2014

Jun Liu, University of Copenhagen
"Mobilized by Mobile Media: How Chinese People Use Mobile Phones to Change Politics and Democracy"

2013

Leticia Bode, University of Wisconsin and Georgetown University
"Political Information 2.0: A Study in Political Learning Via Social Media"

2012

Daniel Ross, York University
The Political Economy of Free and Open Source Software (Completed at York University; advised b y George Comninel)


Best Instructional Software Award
The Best Instructional Software Award recognizes a work that enhances the teaching of political science through the use of technology.

2013

George Boynton, University of Iowa
Samuel Best, University of Connecticut
Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island
Jeffrey Ladewig, University of Connecticut
Clifford Vickrey, University of Connecticut
http://www.quickcount.us

2007

Roy Rosenzweig, George Mason University
1998 David Smetters, MicroCase Corporation
"Explorit"

1997

Kent Portney, Tufts University
"Crime and Punishment"
Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
"Crime and Punishment"

1995

G. Garson, North Carolina State University
"American Government Simulations"

1994

Marc Triebwasser, Central Connecticut State University
"The American Government Interactive Videodisc"

1992

Kenneth Janda, Northwestern University
"IDEAlog: A Computer Program for Analyzing Political Values"
Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
"IDEAlog: A Computer Program for Analyzing Political Values"
 Dennis Hartman, Northwestern University
"IDEAlog: A Computer Program for Analyzing Political Values"
Michael Rich, Brown University
"STATMASTER: A Computer Guide to Interpreting SPSS"
Jack Combs, Brown University
"STATMASTER: A Computer Guide to Interpreting SPSS"


Best Research Software Award
The Best Research Software Award recognizes a work that contributes to the furtherance of research in the field as well as improvement of research.

2012

Derrick Cogburn, American University
IDPP Cyberinfrastructure
Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DistrictBuilder
Michael McDonald, George Mason University
DistrictBuilder

1998

D. Scott Bennett, Pennsylvania State University
"EUGene"
Allan Stam, Yale University
"EUGene"

1997

Kenneth Benoit, Harvard University
"Ezl: An (Easy) Program for Ecological Inference"
Gary King, Harvard University
"Ezl: An (Easy) Program for Ecological Inference"

1995

Philip Schrodt, University of Kansas
"KEDS: Kansas Event Data System"

1994

Gary King, Harvard University
"COUNT: A Program for Estimating Event Count and Duration Regression Models"

1992

Andrew Gelman, University of California, Berkeley
"JudgeIt: A Computer Program for Evaluating Electoral Systems and Redistricting"
Gary King, Harvard University
"JudgeIt: A Computer Program for Evaluating Electoral Systems and Redistricting"

1991

Michael Vasu, North Carolina State University
"SocStatSim"
Ellen Vasu, North Carolina State University
"SocStatSim"


Best Website Award
The Best Political Science Website or Software Award recognizes the website or software, which contributes to research and/or teaching in political science.

2010

Chirag Shah, Rutgers, The State University
Context Miner http://contextminer.com/index.php

2006

Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina
Voting Behavior: The 2004 Election
Carmine Scavo, East Carolina University
Voting Behavior: The 2004 Election

2002

John Wilkerson, University of Washington
Legislative Simulator depts.washington.edu
Dirksen Congressional Center
www.dirksencongressionalcenter.org
 LEGSIM
http://depts.washington.edu/

2001 

Teaching Human Rights Online
www.oz.uc.edu/thro

2000

Center for Responsive Politics
www.OpenSecrets.org

1998

Project Vote Smart


Best Conference Paper Award
The Best Conference Paper Award recognizes the best conference paper in the area of information technology and politics.

2016

Yannis Theocharis, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research
A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.”
Pablo Barberá, New York Univeristy
A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.”
Zoltán Fazekas, University of Southern Denmark
A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.”
Sebastian Adrian Popa, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research
A Bad Workman Blames his Tweets.”

2015

Natalie Jomini Stroud, University of Texas at Austin
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?”
Joshua M. Scacco, Purdue University
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?”
Ashley Muddiman, University of Wyoming
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?”
Alexander L. Curry, University of Texas at Austin
“Can News Comment Sections Be More Deliberative?”

2015

Honorable Mention
Kevin Wallsten, California State University
“Persuasion from Below? An Experimental Assessment of the Impact of Anonymous Comments Sections on New Reader Attitudes”
Honorable Mention
Melinda Tarsi, Bridgewater State University
“Persuasion from Below? An Experimental Assessment of the Impact of Anonymous Comments Sections on New Reader Attitudes”

2014

Guy Grossman
"Does IT Flatten Interest Articulation?"
Macartan Humphreys
"Does IT Flatten Interest Articulation?"
Gabriella Sacramone-Lutz
"Does IT Flatten Interest Articulation?"

2012

Christopher Mascaro, Drexel University
The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)
Sean Goggins, Drexel University
The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)
Alison Novak, Drexel University
"The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)

2010

Jessica Feezell, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is...Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation." 
Meredith Conroy, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is...Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation."
Mario Guerrero, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is..Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation."

2007

Kevin Wallsten, University of California, Berkeley


Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award
The Best Published Article Award recognizes the best scholarly article published about Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to articles published in the calendar year. The winner will receive a certificate and a check for the cost of one year’s membership in the APSA and the ITP section.

2016

Pablo Barberá, New York University
"Birds of the Same Feather Tweet Together: Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation Using Twitter Data." Political Analysis. 23(1): 76-91.

2013

Yochai Benkler, Harvard University
A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and Right (American Behavioral Scientist April 2012 vol 56 no 4 pages 459-487)
Aaron Shaw, UC Berkeley and Harvard University
A Tale of Two Blogospheres: Discursive Practices on the Left and Right (American Behavioral Scientist April 2012 vol 56 no 4 pages 459-487)

2007

Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island


Instructional Web Application Award

2007

Bryan Jones, University of Washington
Policy Agendas Project

2000

Warner Institute for Education in Democracy
http://www.unicam.state.ne.us/focus/


Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award
The Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award recognizing excellence in the creation of political science computer software for classroom or research applications.


2014

Pablo Rey Mazon, PageoneX

2007

John Wilkerson, University of Washington
Policy Agendas Project
Frank Baumgartner, Penn State University
Policy Agendas Project

2000

Michael Corbett, Ball State University
"Poli-Tutor"
University of California, Berkeley
"Computer-Assisted Survey Methods Program," http://csa.berkeley.edu/

1991

Bahram Farzanegan, University of North Carolina, Ashville
"ISN4"

1990

Philip Schrodt, University of Kansas
"Crosstabs"


Best Panel, Strategic Narrative in International Politics

2014

Ken Rogerson, Chair
Sarah A. Oates, Discussant
Laura Roselle, Panelist
Ben O'Loughline, Panelist
Robin Christoper Brown, Panelist
Cristina Archetti, Panelist
Allister John Miskimmon, Panelist

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