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J. David Greenstone Book Prize
The J. David Greenstone Book Prize recognizes the best book in history and politics in the past two calendar years.


2016
 

Robert Mickey
, University of Michigan
Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America’s Deep South, 1944-1972. Princeton University Press, 2015 
2015  Erik Engstrom, University of California, Davis
Party Ballots, Reform and the Transformation of America’s Electoral System. Cambridge University Press, 2014 
2015  Samuel Kernell, University of California, San Diego
Party Ballots, Reform and the Transformation of America’s Electoral System. Cambridge University Press, 2014 
2015  Adria Lawrence, Yale University
Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2013 
2014 Michele Dauber, Stanford University
The Sympathetic State (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014 Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
Fear Itself (Liveright, 2013)
2012 Julian Go, Boston University
Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
2011 James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
2010 Eileen McDonagh, Northeastern University
The Motherless State: Women’s Political Leadership and American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
2010 Anthony Chen, Northwestern University
The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972 (Princeton University Press, 2009)
2009 Karen Barkey, Columbia University
Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
2008 Keith Whittington, Princeton University
Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy: The Presidency, the Supreme Court, and Constitutional Leadership in U.S. History (Princeton University Press, 2007)
2007 Istvan Hont, University of Cambridge
Jealousy of Trade: International Competition and the Nation State in Historical Perpective (Harvard University Press, 2005)
2007 Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania
The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America (Cambridge University Press)
2006 Ken Kersch, Princeton University
Constructing Civil Liberties: Discontinuities in the Development of American Constitutional Law (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
2006 Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University
Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation (Oxford University Press, 2005)
2005 Richard Valelly, Swarthmore College
The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement (University of Chicago Press 2004)
2005 Honorable Mention
Kathleen Thelen, Northwestern University
How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan(Cambridge University Press, 2004)
2004 Sonja Amadae, Eugene Lange College, The New School
"Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism" (University of Chicago Press, 2003)
2004 Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
"Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life" (University of Oklahoma Press, 2003)
2003 Mounira Charrad, University of Texas, Austin
States and Women's Rights: The Making of Post-Colonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco (University of California Press, 2001)
2003 Taeku Lee, University of California, Berkeley
Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era (Chicago University Press, 2002)
2002 Richard Bensel, Cornell University
Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900 (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
2001 Uday Mehta, University of Pennsylvania
Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth Century British Liberal Thought (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
2000 Elizabeth Sanders, Cornell University
Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers, and the American State 1877-1917 (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
1999 Peter Trubowitz, University of Texas
Defining the National Interest: Conflict and Change in American Foreign Policy (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
1998 Rogers Smith, Yale University
Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (Yale University Press, 1997)
1998 Mabel Berezin, University of California, Los Angeles
Making the Fascist Self: The Political Culture of Interwar History (Cornell University Press, 1997)
1997 Stathis Kalyvas, New York University
The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996)
1996 Hendrik Spruyt, Columbia University
The Sovereign State and Its Competitors (Princeton University Press, 1994)
1995 Ian Lustick, University of Pennsylvania
Unsettled States, Disputed Lands: Britain and Ireland, France and Algeria, Israel and the West Bank-Gaza (Cornell University Press, 1993)
1995 Gerald Berk, University of Oregon
Alternative Tracks: The Constitution of the American Industrial Order 1854-1917, (Johns Hopkins University Press)
1994 Stephen Skowronek, Yale University
The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to George Bush (Harvard University Press, 1993)
1993 Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992)
1993 Karen Orren, University of California, Los Angeles
Belated Feudalism: Labor, the Law, and Liberal Development in the United States (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991)

Mary Parker Follett Prize
The Mary Parker Follett Prize recognizes the best article on Politics and History published in the previous year.


2016  Prerna Singh, Brown University
Subnationalism and Social Development: A Comparative Analysis of Indian States.” World Politics, Vol. 67, No. 3(2015), pp. 506-562 
2015  Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University
"When Canvassers Become Activists: Antislavery Petitioning and the Political Mobilization of American Women” APSR 2014 
2015  Colin D. Moore, University of Hawaii, Manoa
"When Canvassers Become Activists: Antislavery Petitioning and the Political Mobilization of American Women” APSR 2014 
2014 Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"The Feudal Revolution and Europe's Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World Before 1500 CE." (American Political Science Review, 107(1), February 2013)
2014 Eric Chaney, Harvard University
"The Feudal Revolution and Europe's Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World Before 1500 CE." (American Political Science Review, 107(1), February 2013)
2012 Diana Dumitru, Moldova State Pedagogical University
Constructing Interethnic Conflict and Cooperation: Why Some People Harmed Jews and Others Helped Them During the Holocaust in Romania (World Politics 63:1)
2012 Carter Johnson, American Councils, Moscow
Constructing Interethnic Conflict and Cooperation: Why Some People Harmed Jews and Others Helped Them During the Holocaust in Romania (World Politics 63:1)
2011 Giovanni Capoccia, Oxford Universitiy
"The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond," (Comparative Political Studies 43: 8-9)
2011 Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond," (Comparative Political Studies 43: 8-9)
2010 Stephen Skowronek, Yale University
"The Conservative Insurgency and Presidential Power: A Developmental Perspective on the Unitary Executive," (Harvard Law Review 122: 8)
2009 Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
The Politics of When: Redistribution, Investment and Policy Making for the Long Term in the British (Journal of Political Science, 38:2)
2008 Justin Crowe, Williams College
The Forging of Judicial Autonomy: Political Entrepreneurship and the Reforms of William Howard Taft (Journal of Politics, 69:1)
2007 Fredrick Harris, Columbia University
"It Takes a Tragedy to Arouse Them: Collective Memory and Collective Action During the Civil Rights Movement," (Social Movement Studies 5 May 2006)
2007 Cora Goldstein, California State University, Long Beach
"Before the CIA: American Actions in the German Fine Arts (1946-1949)," (Diplomatic History 29, November 2005)
2006 David Robertson, University of Missouri, St. Louis
"Madison's Opponents and Constitutional Design," American Political Science Review, vol. 99, no. 2 (May 2005)
2005 Peter Swenson, Yale University
"Varieties of Capitalist Interests: Power, Institutions, and the Regulatory Welfare State in the United States and Sweden," (Studies in American Political Development 18, Spring 2004)
2004 Paul Frymer, Princeton University
"Acting When Elected Officials Won't: Federal Courts and Civil Rights Enforcement in U.S. Labor Unions, 1935-85," (American Political Science Review August 2003)
2003 Daniel Tichenor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
"Organized Interests and American Political Development" (Political Science Quarterly 117:4)
2003 Richard Harris, Rutgers University, Camden
"Organized Interests and American Political Development" (Political Science Quarterly 117:4)
2002 Evan Lieberman, Princeton University
"Causal Inference in Historical Institutional Analysis: A Specification of Periodization Strategies" (Comparative Political Studies 34:9)
2001 Jeffery Jenkins, Michigan State University
"Examining the Robustness of Ideological Voting: Evidence from the Confederate House of Representatives" (American Journal of Political Science 44:8)
2000 Eileen McDonagh, Northeastern University
Race, Class, and Gender in the Progressive Era: Restructing State and Society," Progressivism and the New Democracy (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999)
2000 Frank Dobbin, Harvard University
"Civil Rights Law at Work: Sex Discrimination and the Rise of Maternity Leave Policies" (American Journal of Sociology 105(2): 455-492)
2000 Erin Kelly, Princeton University
"Civil Rights Law at Work: Sex Discrimination and the Rise of Maternity Leave Policies" (American Journal of Sociology 105(2): 455-492)
1999 Barry Weingast, Stanford University
"Political Stability and Civil War: Institutions, Commitment, and Democracy," Analytic Narratives (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998)
1998 Sarah Hanley, University of Iowa
"Social Sites of Political Practice in France: Lawsuits, Civil Rights, and the Separation of Powers in Domestic and State Government, 1500-1800" (American Historical Review 102:1)
1997 Hugh Heclo, George Mason University
"The Sixties' False Dawn: Awakenings, Movements, and Postmodern Policy-making, (Journal of Policy History 8:1)
1996 Daniel Deudney
"The Philadelphia System; Sovereignty, Arms Control, and Balance of Power in the American States-Union, 1787-1861," (International Organization, Spring 1995)
1995 David Laitin, University of Chicago
"Language and the Construction of States: the Case of Catalonia in Spain" (Politics and Society, March 1994)
1995 Carlotta Sole, Universitat Automoma of Barcelona and Stathis N. Kalyvas
"Language and the Construction of States: the Case of Catalonia in Spain" (Politics and Society, March 1994)
1995 Stathis Kalyvas, Ohio State University
"Language and the Construction of States: the Case of Catalonia in Spain" (Politics and Society, March 1994)
1994 Richard Valelly, Swarthmore College
"Party, Coercion, and Inclusion: Party, Coercion, and Inclusion: The Two Reconstructions of the South's Electoral Politics, (Politics and Society 21:1)
1994 Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Stacking the Senate, Changing the Nation: Republican Rotten Boroughs, Statehood Politics, and American Political Development" (American Political Development 6:2)
1994 Barry Weingast, Stanford University
"Stacking the Senate, Changing the Nation: Republican Rotten Boroughs, Statehood Politics, and American Political Development" (American Political Development 6:2)

Walter Dean Burnham Disseration Award
The Walter Dean Burnham Award is given for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History.


2016  Sarah Johnson, University of Chicago
The Ages We Live By: Historical Periodization in Social and Political Thought” 
2015  Jonathan Obert, University of Chicago
"Six Guns and State Formation: The Co-Evolution of Public and Private Violence in American Political Development.” University of Chicago, 2014 
2015  Honorable Mention
Jeffrey D. Broxmeyer, City University of New York
"Politics as a Sphere of Wealth Accumulation: Cases of Gilded Age New York, 1855-1888.” City University of New York, 2014 
2014 Devin Caughey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Congress, Public Opinion, and Representation in the One Party South, 1930s-1960s" (UC Berkeley)
2014 Sheena Greitens, Harvard University
"Coercive Institutions and State Violence under Authoritarianism" (Harvard University)
2013 Deondra Rose, Cornell University/University of Notre Dame
"The Development of U.S. Higher Education Policy and Its Impact on the Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship" (Cornell University 2012)
2013 Honorable Mention
Jennifer Dixon, Villanova University
2012 Gwendoline Alphonso, Fairfield University
"Hearth and Soul: Political Parties, Family Ideologies, and the Development of Social Policy in the 20th Century" (Cornell University 2011)
2011 Emily Zackin, CUNY Hunter College
"Positive Constitutional Rights in the United States" (Princeton University 2010)
2010 Colin Moore, Harvard University
"Institutions of Empire: Information, Delegation, and the Political Control of American Imperialism, 1890-1913" (Harvard University, 2009)
2009 Iza Hussin, University of Washington
"The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of Islamic Law" (University of Washington, 2008)
2008 Tomas Larsson, Cornell University
"Capitalizing Thailand: Colonialism, Communism, and the Political Economy of Rural Land Rights" (Cornell University, 2007)

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