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Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award Recipients

Year Author Paper Affiliation
2017 Kenneth Greene Why Vote Buying Fails: Campaign Effects and the Elusive Swing Voter University of Texas at Austin
2016  Pablo Barbera How Social Media Reduces Mass Political Polarization: Evidence from Germany, Spain, and the U.S. New York University
2016 John Voorheis, Nolan McCarty, Boris Shor
Unequal Incomes, Ideology and Gridlock: How Rising Inequality Increases Political Polarization
University of Oregon, Princeton University, Georgetown University
2015 Alexander Kuo, Cecilia Hyunjung Mo, Neil Malhotra Why Do Asian Americans Identify as Democrats? Testing Theories of Social Exclusion and Intergroup Solidarity Cornell University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Vanderbilt University
2014 Chad P. Kiewiet
de Jonge
Political Learning and Democratic Commitment in New Democracies Center for Economic Research and Teaching
2013 Toby Bolsen, James Druckman, Fay Lomax Cook
When and How Partisan Identification Works Georgia State University, Northwestern University
2012 No award given
2011 Dennis Chong and James N. Druckman
Dynamic Public Opinion: Communication Effects Over Time Northwestern University
2010 Thomas B. Pepinsky, R. William Liddle, and Saiful Mujani Testing Islam's Political Advantage: Evidence from Indonesia Cornell University, Ohio State University, and Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University
2010 Ben B. Hansen and Jake Bowers Attributing Effects to a Cluster Randomized Get-Out-The-Vote Campaign University of Michigan and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2009 No award given
2008 Alastair Smith and Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Political Survival and Institutional Change New York University and New York University/Stanford University
2007 Dennis Chong and James Druckman 
Democratic Competition and Public Opinion Northwestern University
2006 Dawn Brancati Decentralization: Fueling the Fire or Dampening the Flames of Ethnic Conflict and Secessionism
Harvard University


William T. Bernhard and David Leblang

When Markets Party: Stocks, Bonds, and Cabinet Formations

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and University of Colorado, Boulder


David Woodruff

Boom, Gloom, Doom: Balance Sheets, Monetary Fragmentation, and Financial Crisis in Argentina and Russia

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Larry W. Chappell and Bernard L. Bray

Civic Theatre for Civic Education

Mississippi Valley State University and Talladega College


Larry M. Bartels

Economic Inequality and Political Representation

Princeton University


No award given




No award given




Herbert Kitschelt

Accounting for Outcomes of Post-Communist Regime Change: Casual Depth or Shallowness in Rival Explanations

Duke University


Charles Stewart III

Architect or Tactician? Henry Clay and the Institutional Development of the U.S. House of Representatives

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Karen Orren

Machine Constitutionalism: The Court, the Republican Party and the Eleventh Amendment in the Gilded Age

University of California, Los Angeles


Richard A. Brisbin

The U.S. Supreme Court and the Rationality of Labor Violence: The Impact of the Mackay Radio Doctrine and 'Violence' during the Coal Strike of 1989-90

West Virginia University


Jeffrey A. Segal

Marksist (and Neo-Marksist) Models of Supreme Court Decision Making: Separation-of-Powers in the Positive Theory of Law and Courts

SUNY Stony Brook


Kenneth Schultz and Barry Weingast

The Democratic Advantage: The Institutional Sources of State Power in International Competition

Stanford University


Paul Sniderman, Edward Carmines, Philip Tetlock, and Anthony Tyler

The Asymmetry of Race as a Political Issue: Prejudice, Political Ideology, and the Structure of Conflict of American Politics

Stanford University, Indiana University, and University of California, Berkeley


George Tsebelis

The Power of the European Parliament as a Conditional Agenda-Setter

University of California, Los Angeles


Edgar Kiser

Markets and Hierarchies in Early Modern Fiscal Systems: A Principal-Agent Analysis of the Choice Between Tax Farming and State Bureaucracy

University of Washington


Bartholomew H. Sparrow

Raising Taxes and Going into Debt: A Resource Dependence Model of U.S. Public Finance in the 1940s

University of Texas at Austin


Byron E. Shafer

The Notion of an Electoral Order: The Structure of Electoral Politics at the Accession of George Bush

Nuffield College


George Rabinowitz, Stuart Elaine Macdonald, and Ola Listhaug

New Players in an Old Game

University of North Carolina


Ronald Rogowski

Changing Exposure to Trade and the Development of Political Cleavages

University of California, Los Angeles


James L. Gibson

The Policy Consequences of Political Tolerance

University of Houston


Robert Axelrod

Modeling the Evolution of Norms

University of Michigan


Jack L. Walker

Three Modes of Political Mobilization



Michael Wallerstein

The Micro-Foundations of Corporatism: Formal Theory and Comparative Analysis

University of California, Los Angeles


Gary Miller and Terry Moe

The Positive Theory of Hierarchies

Michigan State University and Stanford University


Jennifer Hochschild

Incrementalism, Pluralism and the Failure of School Desegregation

Princeton University


Kaare Strom

Minority Government and Majority Rule

Stanford University 


Sylvia Snowiss

From Fundamental Law to the Supreme Law of the Land: A Reinterpretation of the Origin of Judicial Law Review in the U.S.

California State University, Northridge


Trudi C. Miller

Toward a Normative Dynamic Model of Educational Equity

National Science Foundation


Bert A. Rockman

Constants, Cycles, Trends and Persons in Presidential Governance: Carter's Troubles Reviewed

University of Pittsburgh


Mancur Olson

Pluralism and National Decline

University of Maryland


Raymond E. Wolfinger and Steven J. Rosenstone

Who Votes?

University of California, Berkeley


Mary Cornelia Porter

Rodriguez, the "Poor" and the Burger Court: A Prudent Prognosis

Barat College


Richard F. Fenno

Congressmen in Their Constituencies: An Exploration

University of Rochester


Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph

Authority and Power in Bureaucratic and Patrimonial Administration

University of Chicago


William Zimmerman

National-International Linkages in Yugoslavia: The Political Consequences of Openness

University of Michigan


No award given




Alexander George

Multiple Advocacy in Making Foreign Policy

Stanford University


Daniel Ellsberg

Escalating in a Quagmire

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Brian Fry and Richard Winters

The Politics of Redistribution

Stanford University and Dartmouth College


Gerald H. Kramer

Short-Term Fluctuations in U.S. Voting Behavior, 1896-1964

Yale University


Sidney Tarrow

Catch-all Political Parties in a Polarized Political System: An Empirical Analysis and Theoretical Critique

Yale University


Frederick Frey

Socialization to National Identification: Turkish Peasants

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Robert C. Tucker

The Deradicalization of Marxist Movements

Princeton University


Samuel Huntington

Political Modernization: America vs. Europe

Harvard University


James B. Christoph

British Political Ideology Today: Consensus and Cleavage

Ohio State University


James G. March

An Individualistic Theory of Political Process

Universityof California, Irvine

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