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Human Rights Section Award Recipients


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Best Book Award
The competition is open to all books on human rights that were written by a political scientist and published in the previous two years.

2015

Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth College
Defying Convention: US Resistance to the UN Treaty on Women's Rights, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

2014

  Jo Becker
Campaigning for Justice: Human Rights and Advocacy in Practice, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013.

  Jeffrey Hilgert
Hazard of Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013.

2013

Jacqui True, University of Auckland
The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)

2012

  Richard Price
  Rainforest Warriors: Human Rights on Trial, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.

2011

Karen Engle, University of Texas Austin
The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture and Strategy

2010

  Richard P. Hiskes
  The Human Rights to a Green Future: Environmental Rights and Intergenerational Justice, New York: Cambridge University   Press, 2009.

  Shadi Mokhtari
  After Abu Ghraib: Exploring Human Rights in the Americas and the Middle East, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

2009

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate (Princeton University Press, 2008)

2007

Stephen Hopgood, University of London
Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International

2006

Eric Stover, University of California, Berkeley
The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in the Hague (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)

2004

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann FRSC, Wilfrid Laurier University
Compassionate Canadians: Civic Leaders Discuss Human Rights (University of Toronto Press, 2003)

2003

Richard Claude, University of Maryland
Science in the Service of Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002)


Best Dissertation Award
Political Science dissertations that focus on human rights and completed and accepted in the previous two calendar years are eligible for the award competition.

2012

Kali Wright-Smith, Purdue University
The Decision to Comply: Patterns of compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

2010

Andreas von Staden, Princeton University
Shaping Human Rights Policy in Liberal Democracies: Assessing and Explaining Compliance with the Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

2009

Hun Joon Kim, University of Minnesota
"Expansion of Transitional Justice Measures: A Comparative Analysis of Its Causes"

2007

Daniel Whelan, University of Denver
Interdependent, Indivisible and Interrelated Human Rights: A Political and Historical Investigation

2006

Matthew Price, Harvard University
"Political Conception of Asylum"

2005

  Leslie Wirpsa, University of Southern California and Stanford University
  "Oil and Indigenous Rights in Colombia/Andes."

2004

Emilie Hafner-Burton, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Globalizing Human Rights? How International Trade Agreements Shape Government Repression"

2003

Claudio Fuentes, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile"


Best Paper Award
The APSA Best Paper Award recognizes the "best paper" presented on a Human Rights Section Panel at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting

2009

Manoj Mate, University of California, Berkeley
"State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Ant-Terrorist Legislation in India"
Adnan Naseemullah, University of California, Berkeley
"State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Anti-Terrorist Legislation in India


Distinguished Scholar Award
This Award recognizes an individual who has worked in the field of Human Rights and made an exceptional contribution to the field through research, teaching and mentorship.

2014

Claude Welch, University of Buffalo

2011

Mark Gibney, University of North Carolina-Asheville

2010

Zehra F. Kabaskal Arat, Purchase College, SUNY

2009

Rhoda Howard-Hassmann FRSC, Wilfrid Laurier University
Jack Donnelly, University of Denver


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