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Best Article Award
The Best Article Award recognizes the best article published in the American Review of Public Administration.

2014 Amy Erica Smith PhD, University of Massachusetts-Boston
"Some Ceilings Have More Cracks: Representative Bureaucracy in Federal Regulatory Agencies." ARPA 43, January 2013, 26-49
2014 Karen Monaghan, University of Massachusetts-Boston
"Some Ceilings Have More Cracks: Representative Bureaucracy in Federal Regulatory Agencies." ARPA 43, January, 2013, 26-49
2012 Maria Binz-Scharf, CUNY-City College of New York
"Searching for Answers: Networks of Practice Among Public Administrators" (The American Review of Public Administration March 2012 42: 202-225)
2012 David Lazer, Northeastern University
"Searching for Answers: Networks of Practice Among Public Administrators" (The American Review of Public Administration March 2012 42: 202-225)
2012 Ines Mergel, Syracuse University
"Searching for Answers: Networks of Practice Among Public Administrators" (The American Review of Public Administration March 2012 42: 202-225)
2011 Terry Cooper, University of Southern California
"Building Ethical Community" (The American Review of Public Administration, 41(1), p. 3-22)
2011 Eva Sorensen, Roskilde University
"Emerging Theoretical Understanding of Pluricentric Coordination in Public Governance" (The American Review of Public Administration, 41(4), p. 375-394)
2010 Jerrell Coggburn, North Carolina State University
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
2010 Paul Battaglio, University of Texas at Dallas
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
2010 James Bowman, Florida State University
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
2010 Stephen Condrey, University of Georgia
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
2010 Jonathan West, University of Miami
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
2010 Doug Goodman, University of Texas at Dallas
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
2006 Suzanne Piotrowski, Rutgers University, Newark
"Outsourcing the Constitution and Administrative Law Norms"
2006 David Rosenbloom, American University
"Outsourcing the Constitution and Administrative Law Norms"
2003 Gregory Saxton, SUNY-Brockport
"Fiscal Constraints and the Loss of Home-Rule"
2003 Chris Haney
"Fiscal Constraints and the Loss of Home-Rule"
2003 Steven Erie, University of California-San Diego
"Fiscal Constraints and the Loss of Home-Rule"

Herbert Kaufman Award
The APSA Section on Public Administration is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for its annual Herbert Kaufman Best Paper award. The Herbert Kaufman Committee will select the best paper presented on a panel sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Public Administration section at the APSA Annual Meeting. The section will follow APSA’s guidance on what constitutes a ’presented paper’-papers that were uploaded to the APSA conference paper site, hosted by SSRN, or posted/presented in a virtual or alternative form are eligible for the Kaufman award.

2016  Asmus Leth Olsen, University of Copenhagen
“Negative Performance Information Causes Asymmetrical Evaluations and Elicits Strong Responsibility Attributions.” 
2014 Scott Robinson, University of Oklahoma
"Organizational Trust and Risk Communication: Trust in the EPA and Opposition to Fracking."
2014 Arnold Vedlitz, Texas A&M University
"Organizational Trust and Risk Communication: Trust in the EPA and Opposition to Fracking."
2013 Tucker Staley, University of Minnesota Duluth
"Compounding the Loop: Fiscal Constraints, Economic Volatility, and Policy"
2012 Anthony Bertelli, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance
2012 Dyana Mason, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance
2012 Jennifer Connolly, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance
2012 David Gastwirth, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance
2011 Kenneth Meier, Texas A&M University
Organizational Performance: Measurement Theory and an Application Or, Common Source Bias, the Achilles Heel of Public Management Research
2011 Laurence O'Toole, University of Georgia
Organizational Performance: Measurement Theory and an Application Or, Common Source Bias, the Achilles Heel of Public Management Research
2010 Jeffrey Brudney, Cleveland State University
Sector Choice: Its Role in Explaining Contracting Performance
2010 Chung-Lae Cho, Ewha Womans University
Sector Choice: Its Role in Explaining Contracting Performance
2010 Deil Wright
Sector Choice: Its Role in Explaining Contracting Performance
2009 Lael Keiser, University of Missouri, Columbia
Politics and the Management of Social Welfare Eligibility Programs
2007 Kenneth Meier, Texas A&M University
Management Theory and Occam's Razor: How Public Organizations Buffer the Environment
2007 Laurence O'Toole, University of Georgia
Management Theory and Occam's Razor: How Public Organizations Buffer the Environment
2006 Jeffrey Wenger, University of Georgia
"Employment, Privatization, and Managerial Choice: Does Contracting Out Reduce Public Sector Employment?"
2006 Sergio Fernandez, Indiana University
"Employment, Privatization, and Managerial Choice: Does Contracting Out Reduce Public Sector Employment?"
2006 Craig Smith, University of Georgia
"Employment, Privatization, and Managerial Choice: Does Contracting Out Reduce Public Sector Employment?"
2005 Scott Lamothe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Verticle Integration in Municipal Service Provision: In-House Production of Previously Outsourced Services"
2005 Meeyoung Lamothe, University of Nebraska-Omaha
"Verticle Integration in Municipal Service Provision: In-House Production of Previously Outsourced Services"
2005 Richard Feiock, Florida State University
"Verticle Integration in Municipal Service Provision: In-House Production of Previously Outsourced Services"
2004 Jeffrey Brudney, University of Georgia
Co-Authored with Sergio Fernandez, University of Georgia, Jay E. Ryu, Ohio University, and Deil S. Wright, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Exploring and Explaining Contracting Out: Patterns Among the American States"
2004 Jay Ryu, Ohio University
Co-Authored with Jeffrey L. Brudney, University of Georgia, Sergio Fernandez, University of Georgia, and Deil S. Wright, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Exploring and Explaining Contracting Out: Patterns Among the American States"
2004 Deil Wright, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Co-Authored with Jeffrey L. Brudney, University of Georgia, Sergio Fernandez, University of Georgia, and Jay E. Ryu, Ohio University, "Exploring and Explaining Contracting Out: Patterns Among the American States"
2004 Sergio Fernandez, University of Georgia
Co-Authored with Jeffrey L. Brudney, University of Georgia, Jay E. Ryu, Ohio University, and Deil S. Wright, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Exploring and Explaining Contracting Out: Patterns Among the American States"
2003 Evelyn Brodkin, University of Chicago
"Contracting Welfare Reform: Uncertainties of Capacity Building within Disjointed Federalism"
2003 Katarina Thoren, University of Chicago
"Contracting Welfare Reform: Uncertainties of Capacity Building within Disjointed Federalism"
2003 Carolyn Fuqua, University of Chicago
"Contracting Welfare Reform: Uncertanties of Capacity Building within Disjointed Federalism"
2002 Charles Hinnant, University of Georgia
"Managerial Perceptions of Technology Acceptance"
2002 Barbara Romzek, University of Kansas
"State Contracting, Social Service Networks, and Effective Accountability"
2002 Jocelyn Johnston, University of Kansas
"State Contracting, Social Service Networks, and Effective Accountability"
2001 Sanford Gordon, Ohio State University
"The Allocation of Bureaucratic Resources: A Stochastic Process Model of Regulatory Targeting"
2001 Lael Keiser, University of Missouri at Columbia
"Gender, Identity, and Representative Bureaucracy: A Neoinstitutional Approach."
2001 Vicky Wilkins, University of Missouri at Columbia
"Gender, Identity, and Representative Bureaucracy: A Neoinstitutional Approach."
2001 Catherine Holland, University of Missouri at Columbia
"Gender, Identity, and Representative Bureaucracy: A Neoinstitutional Approach."
2001 Kenneth Meier, Texas A&M University
"Gender, Identity, and Representative Bureaucracy: A Neoinstitutional Approach."
2000 Jeffrey Brudney, University of Georgia
"From Organizational Values to Organizational Roles: Examining Representative Bureaucracy in State Administration"
2000 Deil Wright, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"From Organizational Values to Organizational Roles: Examining Representative Bureaucracy in State Administration"
2000 F. Hebert, University of Utah
"From Organizational Values to Organizational Roles: Examining Representative Bureaucracy in State Administration"
1999 Denis Saint-Martin, Carleton University
"How the Reinventing Government Movement in Public Administration was Exported from the U.S. to Other Countries"
1998 Lael Keiser, University of Missouri-Columbia
"State Bureaucratic Discretion and the Administration of Social Welfare Programs: The Incentive to Shift Costs to the Federal Government in the Granting of Disability Claims"
1998 Jeffrey Brudney, University of Georgia
"Reinventing Government in the American States: Measuring and Explaining Administrative Reform"
1998 Deil Wright, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Reinventing Government in the American States: Measuring and Explaining Administrative Reform"
1997 F. Hebert, University of Utah
"Reinventing Government in the American States: Measuring and Explaining Administrative Reform"
1997 Ann Lin, University of Michigan
"Seeing all the Action: Implementation as Cooperation between Policy Maker, Worker and Client"
1996 Rebecca Hendrick, University of Wisconsin
"The Impact of Federal Grants and Other Funds on General Fund Expenditure Decisions: A Detailed Analysis of One City"
1994 Delmer Dunn, University of Georgia
"Accountability and Responsibility in Modern Democratic Governments"
1994 Daniel Carpenter, University of Chicago
"The Structural and Institutional Foundations of BureaucraticCorporate Attachment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1900-1932"
1993 Irene Rubin, Northern Illinois University
1992 Kenneth Meier, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Active Representation in Educational Bureaucracies: Policy Impacts"
1992 Joseph Stewart Jr., University of Texas-Dallas
"Active Representation in Educational Bureaucracies: Policy Impacts"
1992 Donald Kettl, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Who's Minding the Store? The Decline of Competence in American Administration"
1991 Herman Boschken, San Jose State University
"Structuring the Analysis of Public Agency Performance: The Case of Urban Mass Transit"
1990 Alan Abramson, Urban Institute
"Budgeting for Entitlement Programs in Periods of Expansion and Consolidation"
1989 Jameson Doig, Princeton University
"Entrepreneurship in Government"

Herbert A. Simon Book Award
The APSA Section on Public Administration is accepting for its annual book award, the Herbert A. Simon Book Award, for significant contributions to public administration scholarship. The book’s orientation may be qualitative, quantitative, empirical, interpretive, ethnographic, historical, archival, normative, or theoretical. However, textbooks, revised editions of previously published books, and edited volumes are not eligible.

2016  Manuel Teodoro, Texas A&M University
Bureaucratic Ambition: Careers, Motives, and the Innovative Administrator. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 
2015  Joe Soss, University of Minnesota
Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race. University of Chicago, 2011 
2015  Sanford Schram, Hunter College, CUNY
Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race. University of Chicago, 2011 
2015  Richard Fording, University of Alabama
Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race. University of Chicago, 2011 
2014 Jonathan Koppell, Arizona State University
World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance. University of Chicago Press, 2010
2013 Barry Bozeman, Arizona State University
Public Values and Public Interest: Counterbalancing Economic Individualism (Georgetown University Press, 2007)
2012 Donald Moynihan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Dynamics of Performance Management (Georgetown University Press, 2008)
2010 Paul Light, New York University
A Government III Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It
2009 Norma M. Riccucci, Rutgers University
How Managmenet Matters: Street-Level Bureaucrats and Welfare Reform (Georgetown University press, 2005)
2007 Arjen Boin, Leiden University
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
2007 Eric Stern, Uppsala Universistet
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
2007 Bengt Sundelius, Uppsala Universitet
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
2007 Dvora Yanow, Cal State University, East Bay
Constructing "Race" and "Ethnicity" in America: Category-Making in Public Policy and Administration
2007 Paul 't Hart
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
2006 Henry Richardson, Georgetown University
Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford University Press, 2003)
2005 John Rohr
Civil Servants and Their Constitutions (University of Kansas Press)
2005 Steven Maynard-Moody, University of Kansas
Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front-Lines of Public Service (University of Michigan Press)
2005 Michael Musheno, Arizona State University
Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front-Lines of Public Service (University of Michigan Press)

Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant
The APSA Organized Section for Public Administration invites applications and research proposals from junior scholars researching public administration issues affecting governance in the United States and abroad. Proposals will be judged on their potential to shed new light on important public administration questions, their scholarly and methodological rigor, and their promise for advancing practice and theory development. Individual grants are not renewable.

2016  Jennifer Dodge, University at Albany, State University of New York
“Technological controversies and emerging governance: The case of “fracking” in New York and Pennsylvania.” 
2016  Sanghee Park, Boise State University
“Cutback or Collaboration? Finding a tipping point for saving without damaging performance.” 
2016  Agustin Leon-Moreta, University of New Mexico
“Inequality and the Quality of Local Government in the United States.” 
2015  Alisa Moldavanova, Wayne State University
“The Public Purpose of the Arts: Social Connectedness, Survival, and Sustainability of Arts Organizations” 
2015  Eunju Rho, University of Akron
Contracting for Government Services: Toward a Comprehensive Model” 
2014 Cullen Merritt, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
"Multi-Dimensional Publicness and Publicity Valuable Outcomes: An Analysis of Behavioral Health Organizations"
2014 Amanda Rutherford, Texas A&M University
"Rational Action or Trial and Error?: Identifying the Determinants and Implications of Strategic Management"
2014 Randall Davis, Southern Illinois University
Examining the Mixed Effects of Goal Ambiguity Using a New Multidimensional Goal Scale
2013 Benedict Jimenez, Northeastern University
Fiscal Retrenchment and Recovery in Municipal Governments
2012 Aroon Manoharan, Kent State University
Determinants of the Stages of County E-Government in the United States
2012 Robert Durant, American University
2009 Yuen Yuen Ang, Stanford University
Local Budget Allocation in One-Party Regimes: Analyzing New Data from Oniva, 1979-2005

Best Poster Award
The Best Poster on Public Administration Award recognizes the best poster presented during the previous year's annual meeting.

2016  Simon Haeder, University of Wisconsin
"Coalition Drift? Congressional accountability and government regulation, 1950-1987."
2016  Susan Webb Yackee, University of Wisconsin
"Coalition Drift? Congressional accountability and government regulation, 1950-1987." 
2016  Jason Webb Yackee, University of Wisconsin
"Coalition Drift? Congressional accountability and government regulation, 1950-1987." 
2015  Shirley Adelstein, Georgetown University
Help or Hindrance? Work-Life Supports, Gender and Career Advancement in Federal Agencies 
2015  Beatrice Reaud, American University
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Experimental Approaches to Capturing Municipal Performance in Mozambique. 
2014 Anders Sundell, University of Gothenburg
"Under Which Conditions do Formal Examinations Improve Meritocracy in Recruitment of Civil Servants"
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