APSA Announces 2011 Awards

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American Political Science Association announces 2011 awards

Washington, DC-The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce its 2011 awards for excellence in the study, teaching, and practice of politics. The awards will be presented at the 2011 APSA Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Thursday, September 1 at 12:45 p.m. in the Washington State Convention Center, room 6C.

Career Awards

Hal Rainey (University of Georgia) will receive the John Gaus Award and Lectureship to honor a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration, and to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration. 

Michael Doyle (Columbia University) will receive the Hubert H. Humphrey Award in recognition of notable public service by a political scientist.

Alasdair MacIntyre (University of Notre Dame) will receive the Benjamin E. Lippincott Award for After Virtue (University of Notre Dame Press, 1981). The Lippincott Award honors a work of exceptional quality by a living political theorist that is still considered significant after a time span of at least 15 years since the original publication. The award is supported by the University of Minnesota.

Robert Fisk (The Independent) will receive the Carey McWilliams Award to honor a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.

Jane Mansbridge (Harvard University) will receive the James Madison Award and Lectureship, which recognizes an American political scientist who has made a distinguished scholarly contribution to political science.

Robert Axelrod (University of Michigan) will receive the Charles Merriam Award, which recognizes a person whose published work and career represent a significant contribution to the art of government through the application of social science research.

Book Awards

Cristina Beltrán (Haverford College) will receive the Ralph J. Bunche Award for The Trouble with Unity: Latino Politics and the Creation of Identity (Oxford University Press). The Bunche Award recognizes the best scholarly work in political science published in the previous calendar year that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.

Sean Farhang (University of California, Berkeley) will receive the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for The Litigation State: Public Regulation and Private Lawsuits in the U.S. (Princeton University Press). The Kammerer Award recognizes the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy published in the previous calendar year. 

Torben Iversen (Harvard University) and Frances Rosenbluth (Yale University) will receive the Victoria Schuck Award for Women, Work & Politics: The Political Economy of Gender Inequality (Yale University Press). The Schuck Award recognizes the best book published in the previous calendar year on women and politics.

Robert D. Putnam (Harvard University) and David E. Campbell (University of Notre Dame) will receive the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (Simon and Schuster). The Wilson Award recognizes the best book published in the U.S. during the previous calendar year on government, politics, or international affairs. The award is supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Paper and Journal Article Awards

Dennis Chong (Northwestern University) and James N. Druckman (Northwestern University) will receive the Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award for "Dynamic Public Opinion: Communication Effects Over Time." The Burdette Award recognizes the best paper presented at the previous year's annual meeting.

Michael A. Neblo (Ohio State University), Kevin M. Esterling (University of California, Riverside), Ryan P. Kennedy (University of Houston), David M.J. Lazer (Northeastern University), and Anand E. Sokhey (University of Colorado, Boulder) will receive the Heinz I. Eulau Award for the best journal article published in American Political Science Review during the previous calendar year for their article, "Who Wants to Deliberate--And Why?" (APSR, Volume 104, Issue 03).

Mary Fainsod Katzenstein (Cornell University), Leila Mohsen Ibrahim (Cornell University), and Katherine Rubin (The Bronx Defenders) will receive the Heinz I. Eulau Award for the best journal article published in Perspectives on Politics during the previous calendar year for their article, "The Dark Side of American Liberalism and Felony Disenfranchisement"  (Perspectives on Politics, Volume 8, Issue 04). 

Dissertation Awards

Brian Min (University of Michigan) will receive the Gabriel A. Almond Award for "Democracy and Light: Public Service Provision in the Developing World" (University of California, Los Angeles). The Almond Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of comparative politics.

Michael Callaghan Pisapia (Elizabethtown College) will receive the William Anderson Award for "Public Education and the Role of Women in American Political Development, 1852-1979" (University of Wisconsin, Madison). The Anderson Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations.

Emily Zackin (CUNY-Hunter College) will receive the Edward S. Corwin Award for "Positive Constitutional Rights in the United States" (Princeton University). The Corwin Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public law.

Jennifer Kavanagh (RAND Corporation) will receive the Harold D. Lasswell Award for "The Dynamics of Protracted Terror Campaigns: Domestic Politics, Terrorist Violence, and Counterterror Responses" (University of Michigan). The Lasswell Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of policy studies. This award is supported by the Policy Studies Organization.

Daniel Levine (Colgate University) will receive the Helen Dwight Reid Award for "Critical Wrestlings: The Problem of Sustainable Critique in International Theory" (Johns Hopkins University). The Reid Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of international relations, law and politics.

Adam Seth Levine (Cornell University) will receive the E. E. Schattschneider Award for "Strategic Solicitation: Explaining When Requests for Political Donations Are Persuasive" (University of Michigan). The Schattschneider Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government.

Daniel Lee (University of Toronto) will receive the Leo Strauss Award for the "Popular Sovereignty, Roman Law and the Civilian Foundations of the Constitutional State in Early Modern Political Thought" (Princeton University). The Strauss Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy.

Amanda M. Girth (Ohio State University) will receive the Leonard D. White Award for "Accountability and Discretion in the Age of Contracting: When and Why Do Public Managers Implement Sanctions for Unsatisfactory Contract Performance?" (American University). The White Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public administration. The award is supported by the University of Chicago.

Goodnow Award

Tony Affigne (Providence College) and Robert J-P. Hauck (American Political Science Association) will each receive the Frank J. Goodnow Award to honor contributions to the development of the political science profession and the building of the American Political Science Association.

CQ Press Award

APSA also wishes to recognize Marjorie Randon Hershey (Indiana University), the recipient of the CQ Press Award for Teaching Innovation in Political Science, which will be presented at the APSA Reception Honoring Teaching on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in The Conference Center, room 102. 

Organized Section Awards 

More than 100 organized section awards are given annually to honor dissertations, papers, articles, books and career achievement. The list of the 2011 award winners will be available after the 2011 APSA Annual Meeting.

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The American Political Science Association (est. 1903) is the leading professional organization for the study of politics and has over 15,000 members in 80 countries. For more news and information about political science research visit the APSA media website, www.politicalsciencenews.org.

 

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