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Emerging Scholars Award
The Emerging Scholars Award is given to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. within the last five years and whose career to date demonstrates unusual promise.

2017  Liliana Mason, University of Maryland
2016  Samara Klar, University of Arizona
2015  Tom Louwerse, Trinity College Dublin 
2014 Noam Lupu, University of Wisconsin -Madison
2013 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Vanderbilt University
2013 Timothy Werner, University of Texas at Austin
2012 Daniel Galvin, Northwestern University
2011 Christine Mahoney, University of Virginia
2010 David Karol, American University
2009 Hans Noel, Georgetown University
2008 Scott Desposato, University of California, San Diego
2007 Susan Yackee, University of Wisconsin, Madision
2006 Andrea Campbell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005 Barry Burden, Harvard University
Beth Leech co-winner
2005 Beth Leech, Rutgers University
2004 David Kimball, University of Missouri, St. Louis
2004 Eric Schickler, Harvard University
2003 Daniel Tichenor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
2002 Jacob Hacker, Harvard Society of Fellows
2001 Paul Frymer, University of California-San Diego
2000 Kevin Hula, Loyola University
1998 Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1998 Lonna Atkeson, University of New Mexico
1998 Honorable Mention
David Farrell, University of Manchester
1998 Honorable Mention
John Gerring, Boston University
1997 John Coleman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1996 Anthony Corrado Jr., Colby College
1995 Philip Klinkner, Loyola Marymount University
1995 Scott Ainsworth, University of Georgia
1994 Scott Ainsworth, University of Georgia
1993 Sean Savage, St. Mary's College

Jack Walker Award
The Jack Walker Award recognizes an article published in the last two calendar years that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

2017  Mike Franz, Bowdoin College
"Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies." American Journal of Political Science 
2017  Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University
"Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies." American Journal of Political Science  
2017  Travis Ridout, Washington State University
"Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies." American Journal of Political Science 
2017  Honorable Mention
George Kernell, University of California, Los Angeles
"Party Nomination Rules and Campaign Participation." Comparative Political Studies
2016  Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University
“Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America", World Politics 66, no. 4 (October 2014), 561–602 
2015  Bruce Desmarais, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“The Fates of Challengers in US House Elections: The Role of Extended Party Networks in Supporting Candidates and Shaping Electoral Outcomes.” American Journal of Political Science 59(1): 194-211 (2015) 
2015  Raymond La Raja, University of Massachusetts-Amherst 
“The Fates of Challengers in US House Elections: The Role of Extended Party Networks in Supporting Candidates and Shaping Electoral Outcomes.” American Journal of Political Science 59(1): 194-211 (2015)
2015  Michael Kowal, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“The Fates of Challengers in US House Elections: The Role of Extended Party Networks in Supporting Candidates and Shaping Electoral Outcomes.” American Journal of Political Science 59(1): 194-211 (2015) 
2014 Kathleen Bawn, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
2014 Martin Cohen, James Madison University
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
2014 David Karol, University of Maryland
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
2014 Seth Masket, University of Denver
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics.” Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
2014 Hans Noel, Georgetown University
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
2014 John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics.”"Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
2013 Kathleen Bawn, University of California, Los Angeles
"Government versus Opposition at the Polls: How Governing Status Changes the Impact of Policy Positions." American Journal of Political Science 56(2):433-446
2013 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Vanderbilt University
"Government versus Opposition at the Polls: How Governing Status Changes the Impact of Policy Positions." American Journal of Political Science 56(2):433-446
2012 Geoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 Thomas Carsey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 John Green, University of Akron
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 Richard Herrera, Arizona State University
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 Rosalyn Cooperman, University of Mary Washington
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2011 Guillermo Trejo, Duke University
"Religious Competition and Ethnic Mobilization in Latin America: Why the Catholic Church Promotes Indigenous Movements in Mexico"
2010 Cathie Martin, Boston University
"The Political Origins of Coordinated Capitalism: Business Organizations, Party Systems, and State Structure in the Age of Innocence,"
2010 Duane Swank,Marquette University
"The Political Origins of Coordinated Capitalism: Business Organizations, Party Systems, and State Structure in the Age of Innocence,"
2009 Michael Tomz, Stanford University
"Candidate Positioning and Voter Choice," American Political Science Review, (2008) 102:3, 303-18
2009 Robert Van Houweling, University of California, Berkeley
"Candidate Positioning and Voter Choice," American Political Science Review, (2008) 102:3, 303-18
2008 James Adams, University of California, Davis
"Why Small, Centrist Third Parties Motivate Policy Divergence by Major Parties." American Political Science Review 100 (August 2006)
2008 Samuel Merrill III, Wilkes University
"Why Small, Centrist Third Parties Motivate Policy Divergence by Major Parties." American Political Science Review 100 (August 2006)
2007 Richard Hall, University of Michigan
Lobbying as Legislative Subsidy
2007 Alan Deardorff, University of Michigan
Lobbying as Legislative Subsidy
2006 Michael Laver, New York University
"Policy and the Dynamics of Political Competition," American Political Science Review, May 2005
2005 Alan Ziobrowski, Georgia State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2005 Brigitte Ziobrowski, Augusta State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2005 Ping Cheng, Florida Atlantic University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2005 James Boyd, Kent State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2004 Jack Walker, University of Michigan
"The Origins and Maintenance of Interest Groups in America" (American Political Science Review, 77 (2), 1983)
2004 Gary Miller, Washington University
Co-Authored with Norman J. Schofield, Washington University, St. Louis, "Activists and Partisan Realignment in the United States" (American Political Science Review, 2003)
2004 Norman Schofield, Washington University
Co-Authored with Gary J. Miller, Washington University, St. Louis, "Activists and Partisan Realignment in the United States" (American Political Science Review, 2003)
2003 Daniel Tichenor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
"Organized Interests and American Political Development" (Political Science Quarterly, 117, Winter 2002)
2003 Richard Harris, Rutgers University-Camden
"Organized Interests and American Political Development" (Political Science Quarterly, 117, Winter 2002)
2002 Stephen Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Authored with James M. Snyder, Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Charles Stewart, III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll-Call Voting" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, 36)
2002 James Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Authored with Stephen D. Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Charles Stewart, III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll-Call Voting" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, 36)
2002 Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Authored with Stephen D. Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and James M. Snyder, Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll-Call Voting" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, 36)
2001 Arthur Miller, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2001 Gwyn Erb, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2001 William Reisinger, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2001 Vicki Hesli Claypool, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2000 Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States," American Political Science Review, 92(2)
2000 Pradeep Chhibber, University of California-Berkeley
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States" (American Political Science Review, 92(2))
1999 Peter Bachrach
"Two Faces of Power" (American Political Science Review, 57(3))" and "Decisions and Non-decisions: An Analytical Framework" (APSA 56(4))
1999 Morton Baratz
"Two Faces of Power" (American Political Science Review, 57(3))" and "Decisions and Non-decisions: An Analytical Framework" (APSA 56(4))
1998 Robert Salisbury, Washington University
"Interest Representation: The Dominance of Institutions" (American Political Science Review, March 1984)
1998 Byron Shafer, Oxford University
"Primary Rules, Political Power, and Social Change," (American Political Science Review, March 1976)
1997 James Lengle, Georgetown University
"Primary Rules, Political Power, and Social Change," (American Political Science Review, March 1976)
1996 V. Key Jr.
"Primary Rules, Political Power, and Social Change" (American Political Science Review, March 1976)
1995 Gerald Pomper
"From Confusion to Clarity: Issues and American Voters, 1956-1968" (American Political Science Review, 66 (2), 1972)
1994 Theodore Lowi, Cornell University
"American Business, Public Policy, Case Studies and Political Theory" (World Politics, 16, 1964)
1993 Herbert McClosky
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
1993 Paul Hoffmann
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
1993 Rosemary O'Hara
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
1992 James Wilson, University of California-Los Angeles
"Incentive Systems: A Theory of Organizations" (Administrative Science Quarterly, 1961)
1992 Peter Clark
"Incentive Systems: A Theory of Organizations" (Administrative Science Quarterly, 1961)
1991 Michael Hayes, Colgate University
"The Semi-Sovereign Pressure Groups: A Critique of Current Theory and an Alternative Typology" (Journal of Politics, 44, 1978)
1990 Jack Dennis, University of Wisconsin
"Support for the Party System by the Mass Public" (Midwest Journal of Political Science, February 1989) and "Trends in Support for the American Party System" (British Journal of Political Science, 1976)
1989 Robert Salisbury, Washington University
"An Exchange Theory of Interest Groups" (American Political Science Review, September 1966)
1987 Robert Huckshorn
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1987 James Gibson
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1987 Cornelius Cotter
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1987 John Bibby
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1986 Joseph Schlesinger
"On the Theory of Party Organization" (Journal of Politics, 46 (2), 1984)

Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award
The Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

2017  Rory Treux, Princeton University
Making Autocracy Work: Representation and Responsiveness in Modern China. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 
2016  Fabio Rojas, Indiana University 
Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11. Cambridge University Press, 2015
2016  Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Jonathan B. Slapin, University of Essex 
The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels and Representation. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Sven-Oliver Proksch, McGill University
The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels and Representation. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2015  Tariq Thachil, Yale University
Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India. Cambridge University Press, Studies in Comparative Politics series, 2014 
2014 Hans Noel, Georgetown University
Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America. Cambridge University Press, 2013
2013 Vineeta Yadav, Pennsylvania State University
Political Parties, Business Groups and Corruption in Developing Countries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)
2012 Monika Nalepa, Princeton University
Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
2012 Daniel Klinghard, College of Holy Cross
The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896 (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
2011 David Mayhew, Yale University
Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don't Kill the U.S. Constitutioal System
2010 Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 David Kimball, University of Missouri, St Louis
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 Marie Hojnacki, Pennsylvania State University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 Beth Leech, Rutgers University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2009 Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt University
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. (Princeton University Press, 2008)
2008 Dara Strolovitch, University of Minnesota
Affirmative Advocacy. Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics (Chicago University Press, 2007)
2007 Henry Hale, George Washington University
Why not Parties in Russia? Democracy, Federalism, and the State
2007 Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford University
Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and Its Demise in Mexico
2006 Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2006 Mathew McCubbins, University of California, San Diego
Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2005 Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley
The Formation of National Party Systems
2005 Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Formation of National Party Systems
2004 Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
Written with David F. Arons, formerly Co-Director of Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest: A Voice for Nonprofits (Brookings Institution Press, 2003)
2003 Jo Freeman
A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics (Rowan and Littlefield, 2002)
2002 Scott James, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presidents, Parties, and the Regulatory State (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
2001 Mark Smith, University of Washington
American Business and Political Power: Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2000)
2001 Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame
The Politics of Women's Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change (Princeton Univ Press, 2000)
2000 Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States" (American Political Science Review, 92(2))
1999 James Wilson, University of California-Los Angeles
Political Organization [Princeton Studies in American Politics] (Princeton University Press, 1973)
1998 Giovanni Sartori, Columbia University
Parties and Party Systems: A Framework for Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1976)
1997 David Truman
The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion (Knopf, 1951)
1996 E. Schattschneider
The Semi-Sovereign People (Holt, Rinehard, and Winston, 1975)
1995 James Burns, Williams College
The Deadlock of Democracy (Prentice Hall, 1963)
1994 Mancur Olson, University of Maryland
The Logic of Collective Action (Harvard University Press, 1971)
1993 Maurice Duverger, Sorbonne-University of Paris
Les Parties Politiques (Paris: Colin, 1951)
1992 Walter Burnham, University of Texas-Austin
Critical Elections and the Mainsprings of American Politics (W.W. Norton, 1970)
1991 Gary Jacobson, University of California, San Diego
Money in Congressional Elections (Yale University Press, 1980)
1990 Seymour Lipset, Stanford University
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (Free Press, 1967)
1990 Stein Rokkan, University of Bergen
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (Free Press, 1967)
1989 Anthony Downs, The Brookings Institution
An Economic Theory of Democracy (Harper & Row)
1988 Alexander Heard
The Costs of Democracy (University of North Carolina Press, 1960)
1987 Philip Converse
The American Voter
1987 Philip Converse
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Warren Miller
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Warren Miller
The American Voter
1987 Donald Stokes
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Donald Stokes
The American Voter
1987 Angus Campbell
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Angus Campbell
The American Voter
1986 Leon Epstein, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Political Parties in Western Democracies (Transaction Pub: Reissue edition, January 1993)

POP/Party Politics Award
The POP/Party Politics Award recognizes the best paper delivered on a Political Organizations and Parties-sponsored panel at the preceding APSA annual meeting.

2017  Jesse M. Crosson, University of Michigan
"Constructing Interest Group Coalitions."
2017  Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan
"Constructing Interest Group Coalitions."
2012 William Mayer, Northeastern University
Theory Meets Practice: The Presidential Selection Process in the First Federal Election,1788-89
2011 Lee Drutman, The Progressive Policy Institute
"The Inside View: Using the Enron Email Archive to Understand Business Lobbying,"
2011 Daniel Hopkins, Georgetown University
"The Inside View: Using the Enron Email Archive to Understand Business Lobbying"
2010 Seth Masket, University of Denver
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"
2010 Michael Heaney, University of Michigan
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"
2010 Joanne Miller, University of Minnesota
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"
2010 Dara Strolovitch, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"
2009 Richard Skinner, Bowdoin College
"527 Committees and the Political Party Network"
2009 Seth Masket, University of Denver
"527 Committees and the Political Party Network"
2009 David Dulio, Oakland University
"527 Committees and the Political Party Network"
2008 Brian Feinstein, Harvard University
"State Party Platforms and Civil Rights Policy, 1920-1968"
2008 Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
"State Party Platforms and Civil Rights Policy, 1920-1968"
2007 Georgia Kernell, Columbia University
Candidate Selction and Political Participation
2006 Hans Noel, Princeton University
"Ideology, Party, and the Creation of the Anti-Slavery Coalition"
2005 Michael Heaney, University of Florida
"Reputation and Leadership Inside Interest Group Coalitions"
2004 Eric Heberlig, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Co-Authored with Marc J. Hetherington, Bowdoin College, and Bruce A. Larson, Farleigh Dickenson University, "The Redistribution of Campaign Funds and Institutional Advancement in the U.S. House"
2004 Marc Hetherington, Bowdoin College
Co-Authored with Eric S. Heberlig, UNC Charlotte, and Bruce A. Larson, Farleigh Dickenson University, "The Redistribution of Campaign Funds and Institutional Advancement in the U.S. House"
2004 Bruce Larson, Farleigh Dickenson University
Co-Authored with Eric S. Heberlig, UNC Charlotte, and Marc J. Hetherington, Bowdoin College, "The Redistribution of Campaign Funds and Institutional Advancement in the U.S. House"
2003 Byron Shafer, University of Wisconsin Madison
"Economic Development, Legal Desegregation, and Partisan Change in the Post War South."
2003 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
"Economic Development, Legal Desegregation, and Partisan Change in the Post War South"
2001 Byron Shafer, Oxford University
"The Transformation of Southern Politics, Revisited: The House of Representatives as a Window"
2001 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
"The Transformation of Southern Politics, Revisited: The House of Representatives as a Window"

Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award
The Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field.

2017  Mathew McCubbins, Duke University 
2016  Kay L. Schlozman, Boston College 
2015  Byron E. Shafer, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
2014 Michael Laver, New York University
2013 Gary Cox, Stanford University
2012 Barbara Sinclair, University of California, Los Angeles
2011 Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2010 David Rohde, Duke University
2009 Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
2008 John Aldrich, Duke University
2007 Paul Beck, Ohio State University
2006 Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University
2005 James Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles
2004 David Mayhew, Yale University
2003 Kay Lawson, San Francisco State University
2002 Walter Burnham, University of Texas-Austin
2001 John Bibby, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2000 Kenneth Janda, Northwestern University
1999 Malcolm Jewell, University of Kentucky
1998 Nelson Polsby, University of California-Berkeley
1997 Robert Salisbury, Washington University-St. Louis
1996 Herbert Alexander, University of Southern California
1995 Gerald Pomper, Rutgers University
1994 James Sundquist, The Brookings Institution
1993 Joseph Schlesinger, Michigan State University
1992 Leon Epstein, University of Wisconsin, Madison
1991 William Crotty, Northwestern University
1990 Frank Sorauf, University of Minnesota
1989 Allan Kornberg, Duke University
1988 David Truman
1987 J. Austin Ranney, University of California-Berkeley
1986 Samuel Eldersveld, University of Michigan


 

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