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Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section Award Recipients


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Alexander L. George Article Award
Honors Alexander George’s contributions to the comparative case-study method, including his work linking that method to a systematic concern with research design, and his contribution of developing the idea and the practice of process tracing. This award may be granted to a journal article or to a chapter in an edited volume that stands on its own as an article. The award will be given to an article or book chapter published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented, with the date of publication being established by the journal issue for articles and the copyright date of the book for chapters. 


2016  Thomas Rixen, University of Bamberg 
"Putting path dependence in its place: toward a Taxonomy of institutional change." Journal of Theoretical Politics 27(2) (April 2015): 301-323
2016  Lora Anne Viola, Free University of Berlin 
"Putting path dependence in its place: toward a Taxonomy of institutional change." Journal of Theoretical Politics 27(2) (April 2015): 301-323
2015  Noam Lupu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America." World Politics, 66(4) (October 2014): 561-602. 
2014 Jonathan Mercer, University of Washington
"Emotion and Strategy in the Korean War." April 2013 International Organization, 67 (2): 221-252
2013 Hillel Soifer, Temple University
"The Causal Logic of Critical Junctures (Comparative Political Studies 45:12 December 2012)
2012 Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Time Will Tell: Temporality and the Analysis of Causal Mechanisms and Processes
2011 Melani Cammett, Brown University
Bricks and Mortar Clientelism: Sectarianism and the Logics of Welfare Allocation in Lebanon
2011 Sukriti Issar, Brown University
Bricks and Mortar Clientelism: Sectarianism and the Logics of Welfare Allocation in Lebanon
2009 James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Toward a Unified Theory of Causality, Comparative Political Studies 41:412-36 (April/May 2008)
2006 George Thomas, Williams College
"What Dataset: The Qualitative Foundations of Law and Courts Scholarship," Law and Courts 16 (1): 5-12
2005 Gary Goertz, University of Arizona
"The Possibility Principle: Choosing Negative Cases in Comparative Research." American Political Science Review 98, no. 4 (November 2004): 653-669
2005 Henry Hale, Indiana University
"Divided We Stand: Institutional Sources of Ethnofederal State Survival and Collapse." World Politics 56, no. 2 (January 2004): 165-193.
2005 James Mahoney, Northwestern University
"The Possibility Principle: Choosing Negative Cases in Comparative Research." American Political Science Review 98, no. 4 (November 2004): 653-669
2004 Peter Hall, Harvard University
"Aligning Ontology and Methodology in Comparative Research" in James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, eds., Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

David Collier Mid-Career Achievement Award
The Award honors David Collier’s contributions-through his research, graduate teaching, and institution-building-as a founder of the qualitative and multi-method research movement in contemporary political science. The award will be presented annually to a mid-career political scientist to recognize distinction in methodological publications, innovative application of qualitative and multi-method approaches in substantive research, and/or institutional contributions to this area of methodology.


2016  Lauren Mathews Morris MacLean, Indiana University 
2015  Thad Dunning, University of California, Berkeley 
2014 Evan Lieberman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012 Colin Elman, Syracuse University
2011 Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University
2010 James Mahoney, Northwestern University
2010 Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

Giovanni Sartori Book Award
The Giovanni Sartori Book Award honors Giovanni Sartori’s work on qualitative methods and concept formation, and especially his contribution to helping scholars think about problems of context as they refine concepts and apply them to new spatial and temporal settings. The award is intended to encompass two types of contributions: new research on methodology per se, i.e., studies that introduce specific methodological innovations or that synthesize and integrate methodological ideas in a way that is in itself a methodological contribution; and substantive work that is an exemplar for the application of qualitative methods. This award may be granted to a single-authored or multi-authored book, or to an edited volume. The award will be given to works published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented. The copyright date of a book will establish the relevant year. 


2016
 

Ronald R. Krebs, University of Minnesota
Narrative and the Making of US National Security. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Honorable Mention
Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan 
Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy. Princeton University Press, 2015
2015 Melani Cammett, Harvard University
Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon. Cornell University Press, 2014. 
2014 Katerina Linos, University of California, Berkeley
The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion: How Health, Family and Employment Laws Spread Across Countries Oxford University Press, 2013
2014 Honorable Mention
Rebecca Abers, University of Brasilia
"Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics." Oxford University Press, 2013.
2014 Honorable Mention
Margaret Keck, Johns Hopkins University
"Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics. Oxford University Press, 2013.
2013 Kristen Monroe, University of California, Irvine
Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice (Princeton University Press, 2012)
2012 Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
2011 Lauren MacLean, Indiana University
Informal Institutions and Citizenship in Rural Africa: Risk and Reciprocity in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
2010 Edward Schatz, University of Toronto
Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power
2010 Evan Lieberman, Princeton University
Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics Have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS
2009 Margaret Somers, University of Michigan
Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to have Rights (Cambridge University Press)
2007 Gary Goertz, University of Arizona
Social Science Concepts: A User's Guide
2006 Alexander George, Stanford University
Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (MIT Press, 2005)
2006 Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University
Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (MIT Press, 2005)
2005 Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards. (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
2005 David Collier, University of California, Berkeley
Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards. (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
2004 James Mahoney, Brown University
Co-Edited with Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Brown University, Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
2004 Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Brown University
Co-Edited with James Mahoney, Brown University, Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

The Qualitative Submission to APSR Award
For the best qualitative manuscript submitted to the American Political Science Review in the calendar year. The award will be offered in 2011 through 2014, and the winner in each year will receive $2,000. To be eligible: ( 1) the manuscript need only be submitted to (not necessarily published in) the journal; (2) the manuscript needs to have been submitted during the calendar year, with the date of submission determined by the acknowledgement email from the APSR; (3) both new and subsequent submissions (e.g., resulting from an invitation to submit de novo or to revise and resubmit) are eligible for the award, but only one version of the manuscript is eligible for the award in any one calendar year; and (4) the manuscript submitted to the APSR must be (a) new research on qualitative methodology per se, i.e., a study that introduces specific methodological innovations or that synthesizes and integrates methodological ideas in a way that is in itself a methodological contribution; and/or (b) substantive work that is an exemplar for the application of qualitative methods, or of multi-methods with a substantial qualitative component.


2014  Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
"Mixing Methods: A Bayesian Unification of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches." 
2014 Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
"Mixing Methods: A Bayesian Unification of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches."
2013 Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Putting Inequality in Its Place: Rural Consciousness and the Power of Perspective
2012 Jeremy Menchik, Boston University
The Origins of Intolerance in Islamic Institutions
2012 Paul Staniland, University of Chicago
States, Insurgents, and Wartime Political Orders

Sage Paper Award
The Sage Paper Award honors Sara and George McCune, who founded and sustained Sage Publications as a leading publisher of social science methodology -- including very centrally qualitative methods. This award will be given to a paper presented at the previous Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.


2016
 

Erica S. Simmons, University of Wisconsin–Madison 
Comparison and Ethnography: What Each Can Learn from the Other.”
2016  Nicholas Rush Smith, City University of New York - City College 
Comparison and Ethnography: What Each Can Learn from the Other.”
2015  Markus Kreuzer, Villanova University
"The Structure of Description: Elements of Analyzing and Criteria for Evaluating Historical Evidence." 
2015  Honorable Mention
Chris Krogslund, University of California, Berkeley
"Can QCA Do Causal Inference? An Assessment and Proposed Alternative." 
2015  Honorable Mention
Katherine Michel, University of California, Berkeley
"Can QCA Do Causal Inference? An Assessment and Proposed Alternative." 
2014  Sarah Parkinson, University of Minnesota
"Organizing Rebellion: Rethinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War." American Political Science Review, 107(3) August 2013: 418-432 
2013 Carolyn Warner, Arizona State University
"Religion and Public Goods Provision: Experimental and Interview-based Evidence"
2013 Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska-Omaha
"Religion and Public Goods Provision: Experimental and Interview-based Evidence"
2013 Christopher Hale, Arizona State University
"Religion and Public Goods Provision: Experimental and Interview-based Evidence"
2012 Derek Beach, University of Aarhus
What is process tracing actually tracing? The three variants of process tracing methods and their uses and limitations
2012 Rasmus Pedersen, University of Aarhus
What is process tracing actually tracing? The three variants of process tracing methods and their uses and limitations
2009 Robert Adcock, George Washington University
The Curious Career of the "Comparative Methood'; The Case of Mill's Methods"
2009 Payam Mohseni, Georgetown University
"Contested Concepts: Mapping the Boundaries of Hybrid Regimes"
2009 Leah Gilbert, Georgetown University
"Contested Concepts: Mapping the Boundaries of Hybrid Regimes"
2006 Giovanni Capoccia, University of Oxford
"The Study of Critical Junctures: Theory, Narrative, and Counterfactuals in Institutional Theory"
2006 R. Kelemen, Oxford University
"The Study of Critical Junctures: Theory, Narrative, and Counterfactuals in Institutional Theory"
2005 Colin Elman, Arizona State University
"Theoretical Typologies in the Qualitative Study of International Politics."
2004 John Gerring, Boston University
"Causation: A Unified Framework for the Social Sciences"

Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
"Mixing Methods: A Bayesian Unification of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches."
Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
"Mixing Methods: A Bayesian Unification of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches."
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