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Representation and Electoral Systems Section Award Recipients


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George H. Hallett Award
The George H. Hallett Award is presented annually to the author of a book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems.

2017  Anne Phillips, London School of Economics
The Politics of Presence. Oxford University Press
2016  Susan Stokes, Yale Univesity
Mandates and Democracy: Neoliberalism by Surprise in Latin America.Cambridge University Press, 2001 
2015  G. Bingham Powell, University of Rochester
Elections as Instruments of Democracy. Yale University Press, 2000. 
2014 Matthew Shugart, University of California, Davis
Presidents and Assemblies: Constitutional Design and Electoral Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 1992
2014 John Carey, Dartmouth College
Presidents and Assemblies: Constitutional Design and Electoral Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 1992
2013 Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University
Social Choice and Individual Values (Yale University Press 1951)
2012 William Riker, (Deaceased)
Liberalism Against Populism: A Confrontation Between the Theory of Democracy and the Theory of Social Choice (W.H. Freeeman, 1982)
2010 Arend Lijphart, University of California, San Diego
Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994)
2009 Sidney Verba, Harvard University
Participation and Political Equality: A Seven Nation Comparison (New York: Cambridge University Press)
2009 Norman Nie, Stanford University
Participation and Political Equality: A Seven Nation Comparison (New York: Cambridge University Press)
2008 H. Young, Johns Hopkins University
Fair Representation: Meeting the Ideal of One-Man One-Vote (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982)
2007 Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's Electoral System
2006 Seymour Lipset
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (New York: Free Press, 1967)
2006 Stein Rokkan
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (New York: Free Press, 1967)
2005 V. Key Jr., late of Harvard University
"Southern Politics"
2004 Douglas Amy, Mount Holyoke College
Real Choices/New Voices (Columbia University Press, 2002)
2003 Gary Cox, University of Calrifornia-San Diego
The Efficient Secret: The Cabinet and the Development of Political Parities in Victorian England (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987)
2002 David Butler, Oxford University
Political Change in Britain (St. Martin's Press, 1971)
2002 Donald Stokes, Princeton University
Political Change in Britain (St. Martin's Press, 1971)
2001 Bernard Grofman, University of California-Irvine
Choosing an Electoral System (Praeger, 1984) and Electoral Laws and Their Political Consequences (Agathon, 1986)
2001 Arend Lijphart, University of California-San Diego
Choosing an Electoral System (Praeger, 1984) and Electoral Laws and Their Political Consequences (Agathon, 1986)
2000 G. Bingham Powell Jr., University of Rochester
Contemporary Democracies: Participation, Stability and Violence (Harvard University Press, 1982)
1999 Matthew Shugart, University of California, San Diego
Seats and Votes: The Effects and Determinants of Electoral Systems (Yale University Press, 1989)
1999 Rein Taagepera, University of California-Irvine
Seats and Votes: The Effects and Determinants of Electoral Systems (Yale University Press, 1989)
1998 Richard Katz, Johns Hopkins University
A Theory of Parties and Electoral Systems (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980)
1997 Harold Gosnell
Why Europe Votes? (University of Chicago, 1930)
1996 Roy Pierce, University of Michigan
Political Representation in France (Belknap Press, 1986)
1996 Philip Converse, University of Michigan
Political Representation in France Belknap Press, 1986)
1995 Arend Lijphart, University of California-San Diego
Democracies (Yale University Press, 1984)
1994 W. Mackenzie
Free Elections
1993 Enid Lakeman
How Democracies Vote: A Study of Electoral Systems (London: Faber & Faber, 1974)
1992 Robert Dixon
Demarhi Representation
1991 Hanna Pitkin, University of California-Berkeley
The Concept of Representation (University of California Press, 1967)
1990 Maurice Duverger, Sorbonne-University of Paris
Political Parties (John Wiley) - originally published as Les Partis Politiques (Armand Coplin)
1989 Douglas Rae, Yale University
The Political Consequences of Electoral Laws (Yale University Press, 1967; 2nd revised edition, 1971)

Lawrence Longley Award
The Lawrence Longley Award is given for the best article published in the previous year.


2017  Tarik Abou-Cadi, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
"Moderate as Necessary: The Role of Electoral Competitiveness and Party Size in Explaining Parties' Policy Shifts." The Journal of Politics, 78 (3):868-881. 
2017  Matthias Orlowski, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
"Moderate as Necessary: The Role of Electoral Competitiveness and Party Size in Explaining Parties' Policy Shifts." The Journal of Politics, 78 (3):868-881.  
2017  Orit Kedar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Are Voters Equal under the Proportional Representation." American Journal of Political Science, 60 (3):676-691. 
2017  Liran Harsgor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Are Voters Equal under the Proportional Representation." American Journal of Political Science, 60 (3):676-691. 
2017  Raz Sheinerman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"Are Voters Equal under the Proportional Representation." American Journal of Political Science, 60 (3):676-691. 
2016  Rafaela M. Dancygier, Princeton University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden." American Political Science Review, 2015 
2016  Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden." American Political Science Review, 2015 
2016  Sven Oskarsson, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden." American Political Science Review, 2015 
2016  Kåre Vernby, Stockholm University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden." American Political Science Review, 2015 
2015  Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
“Do Selection Rules Affect Leader Responsiveness? Evidence from Uganda.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 
2015  Lucas Leeman, University College London
“The Adoption of Proportional Representation.” Journal of Politics 
2015  Isabela Mares, Columbia University
“The Adoption of Proportional Representation.” Journal of Politics 
2013 Scott Clifford, Florida State University
Reconsidering the Unequal Representation of Latinos and African Americans (Journal of Politics 74 pages 903-916)
2013 David Broockman, Berkeley
"Black Politicians Are More Intrinsically Motivated to Advance Blacks Interests: A Field Experiment Manipulating Political Incentives." American Journal of Political Science 57(3): 521-536
2012 Ernesto Calvo, University of Maryland
Centripetal and Centrifugal Incentives under Different Electoral Systems
2012 Timothy Hellwig, Indiana University, Bloomington
Centripetal and Centrifugal Incentives under Different Electoral Systems
2011 David Stasavage, New York University
When Distance Mattered: Geographic Scale and the Development of European Representative Assemblies American Political Science Review 104 (4):625-643.2010
2011 Adam Przeworski, New York University
Conquered or Granted: A History of Suffrage Extensions; British Journal of Political Science. 39 (2):291-321
2009 Christopher Carman, University of Strathclyde
The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design; The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007; Electoral Studies 27: 442-459
2009 James Mitchell, University of Strathclyde
The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design; The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007; Electoral Studies 27: 442-459
2009 Robert Johns, University of Strathclyde
The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design; The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007; Electoral Studies 27: 442-459
2008  Miriam Golden, University of California-Los Angeles
Electoral Systems, District Magnitude and Corruption; British Journal of Political Science 37
2008  Eric Chang, Michigan State University
Electoral Systems, District Magnitude and Corruption; British Journal of Political Science 37
2007 Jeffrey Karp, University of Exeter
Why Politicians Like Electora Institutions: Self-Interest, Values, or Ideology?
2007 Todd Donovan, Western Washington University
Why Politicians Like Electoral Institutions: Self-Interest, Values, or Ideology?
2007 Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside
Why Politicians Like Electoral Institutions: Self-Interest, Values, or Ideology?
2006 Erik Engstrom, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Manufactured Responsiveness: The Impact of State Electoral Laws on the Unified Party Control of the Presidency and House of Representatives, 1840-1940." American Journal of Political Science 49: 531-49.
2006 Samuel Kernell, University of California, San Diego
"Manufactured Responsiveness: The Impact of State Electoral Laws on the Unified Party Control of the Presidency and House of Representatives, 1840-1940." American Journal of Political Science 49: 531-49.
2005 Simon Hix, London School of Economics
"Electoral Institutions and Legislative Behavior: Explaining Voting Defection in the European Parliament" (World Politics, vol. 56, No. 2, Jan 2004, pp. 194-223).
2004 Grigorii Golosov
"Electoral Systems and Party Formation in Russia: A Cross Regional Analysis" (Comparative Political Studies, October 2003)
2003 Rein Taagepera, University of California- Irvine
"Nationwide Threshold of Representation" (Electoral Studies, 21, 2002)

Leon Weaver Award
The Leon Weaver Award given for the best paper presented at the previous year’s annual meeting at a panel sponsored by the Representation and Electoral Systems Division. 


2017  Jana Morgan, University of Tennessee
"Women in Political Parties: Seen But Not Heard." 
2017  Magda Hinojosa, Arizona State University
"Women in Political Parties: Seen But Not Heard." 
2016  Amy Catalinac, New York University
"Positioning Under Alternative Electoral Systems: Evidence From 7,497 Japanese Candidate Election Manifestos." 
2015  Justin Kirkland, University of Houston
“Ideological and Strategic Party Disloyalty in the U.S. Congress.” 
2015  Jonathan Slapin, University of Houston
“Ideological and Strategic Party Disloyalty in the U.S. Congress.” 
2014 G. Bingham Powell Jr., University of Rochester
"Party System Polarization and the Ideological Congruence Mechanisms."
2012 Russell Dalton, University of California, Irvine
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
2012 David Farrell, University College Dublin, Belfield
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
2012 Ian McAllister, Australian National University
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
2011 Wendy Cho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
2011 James Gimpel, University of Maryland, College Park
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
2011 Iris Hui, University of California, Los Angeles
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
2011 Ian McAllister, Australian National University
The Personalization of Election Campaigning within a Compulsory Voting System
2009 Christian Jensen, University of Iowa
The Institutional Effects of Compulsory Voting
2009 Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Iowa
The Institutional Effects of Compulsory Voting
2008 James Adams, University of California, Davis
Moderate Now, Win Votes Later: The Electoral Consequences of Parties’ Policy Shifts in Twenty-Five Postwar Democracies
2008 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, University of California, Davis
Moderate Now, Win Votes Later: The Electoral Consequences of Parties’ Policy Shifts in Twenty-Five Postwar Democracies
2007 Jean-Benoit Pilet, Free University Brussels
Why Do Big Parties Oppose Majority Systems: Satisfaction and Electoral Reform in Belgium
2006 Martin Edwards, Seton Hall University
"Personal Votes and Public Expenditure"
2006 Frank Thames, Texas Tech University
"Personal Votes and Public Expenditure"
2005 Mona Lyne, University of South Carolina
"Endogenous Institutions: Electoral Law and Internal Party Dynamics in Brazil"
2004 Josep Colomer, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas
"It's Parties that Choose Electoral Systems (or Duverger's Laws Upside Down)"
2003 Ray Christensen, Brigham Young University
"The Drawing of Electoral Lines in Japan"
2002 Aubrey Jewett, University of Central Florida
"Does Voting Method Affect the Level of Ballot Position on Election Outcomes?"
2001 G. Bingham Powell Jr., University of Rochester
"Election Laws and Representation: Beyond Votes and Seats"
2000 Stephen Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
2000 James Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
2000 Jonathan Woon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
1999 Matthew Shugart, University of California, San Diego
"Efficiency and Reform: A Theory of Electoral System Change in the Context of Economic Liberalization"
1998 Micah Altman, Harvard University
"Do Traditional Districting Principles Matter?"
1997 Anna Cielecka, University of Birmingham
"The Polish Electoral System: An Unrepresentative Outlier?"
1997 John Gibson, University of Birmingham
"The Polish Electoral System: An Unrepresentative Outlier?"
1996 Thomas Cavanagh, Yale University
"Voting Rights in a New Key: Using Seats/Votes Models to Evaluate African American Representation"
1995 Peter Siavelis, Georgetown University
"Electoral Reform and Democratic Stability in Chile"
1994 Burt Monroe, Indiana University
"Fully Proportional Representation"
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