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1991 Award Recipients

Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations

Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award
The Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award recognizes distinguished scholarly contributions to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.

  Vincent Ostrom, Indiana University
Special Achievement Award
Law and Courts

C. Herman Pritchett Award
The C. Herman Pritchett award is given annually for the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist and published the previous year.

  Susan Lawrence, Rutgers University
The Poor in Court: The Legal Services Program and Supreme Court Decision Making (Princeton University Press)
Legislative Studies

CQ Press Award
The CQ Press Award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

  Gary Jacobson, University of California, San Diego
"The Persistence of House Democratic Majorities: Structure or Politics?"

Richard F. Fenno Prize
In the tradition of Professor Fenno's work, this prize is designed to honor work that is both theoretically and empirically strong. Moreover, this prize is dedicated to encouraging scholars to pursue new and different avenues of research in order to find answers to previously unexplored questions about the nature of politics.

  R. Arnold, Princeton University
The Logic of Congressional Action (Yale Univ Press, 1992)
Political Organizations and Parties

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.

  Michael Hayes, Colgate University
"The Semi-Sovereign Pressure Groups: A Critique of Current Theory and an Alternative Typology" (Journal of Politics, 44, 1978)

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.

  Gary Jacobson, University of California, San Diego
Money in Congressional Elections (Yale University Press, 1980)

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.

  William Crotty, Northwestern University
Samuel J. Eldersveld Career Achievement Award
Public Administration

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 2013 APSA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The section will follow APSA’s guidance on what constitutes a ’presented paper’-papers that were uploaded to the APSA 2013 conference paper site, hosted by SSRN, or posted/presented in a virtual or alternative form (see PA Division Panels in the 2013 online program for links to such alternative presentations) are eligible for the Kaufman award.

  Herman Boschken, San Jose State University
"Structuring the Analysis of Public Agency Performance: The Case of Urban Mass Transit"
Conflict Processes

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement award is given every other year in recognition of scholarly contributions that have fundamentally improved the study of conflict processes.

  Ted Gurr, University of Maryland-College Park
Lifetime Achievement Award
  J.David Singer, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Lifetime Achievement Award
Representation and Electoral Systems

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.

  Hanna Pitkin, University of California-Berkeley
The Concept of Representation (University of California Press, 1967)
Presidents and Executive Politics

Founders Best Graduate Student Paper Award
The Founders Award honoring Francis Rourke is given for the best paper on executive politics presented by a Graduate Student at either the preceding year’s APSA Annual Meeting or at any of the regional meetings in the two year’s preceding the APSA Annual Meeting. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

  Bartholomew Sparrow, University of Texas-Austin
"Raising Taxes and Going into Debt: A Resource Dependence Model of U.S. Public Finance in the 1940s"

Richard E. Neustadt Best Book Award
The Richard E. Neustadt Award given for the best book on executive politics published during the year. One copy of each book should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

  Harold Koh, Yale University
The National Security Constitution (Yale Univ Press, 1990)
Urban Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book on urban politics published in the previous year.

  Michael Davis, Sarah Lawrence College
City of Quartz (Verso)

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation on urban politics accepted in the previous year.

  Nancy Burns, Harvard University
"Making Politics Permanent: The Formation of American Local Governments"

Norton Long Career Achievement Award
The Norton Long Career Achievement Award is presented annually to a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career through scholarly publication, the mentoring of students, and public service

  Robert Dahl, Yale University

Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy
Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy for the best book on a special topic within the field of urban politics.

  Robert Stein, Rice University
Urban Alternatives: Public and Private Markets in the Provision of Local Services, (University Press)
Women and Politics Research

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award presented for the best paper presented at the previous year’s annual meeting in the field of women and politics.

  Christine Di Stefano, University of Washington
"Rethinking Autonomy"
Foundations of Political Thought

First Book Award
The First Book Award is given for a first book by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career in the area of political theory or political philosophy.

  Stephen Leonard, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Political Theory in Political Practice (Princeton University Press, 1990)
Information Technology and Politics

Best Research Software Award
The Best Research Software Award recognizes a work that contributes to the furtherance of research in the field as well as improvement of research.

  Michael Vasu, North Carolina State University
"SocStatSim"
  Ellen Vasu, North Carolina State University
"SocStatSim"

Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award
The Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award recognizing excellence in the creation of political science computer software for classroom or research applications.

  Bahram Farzanegan, University of North Carolina, Ashville
"ISN4"
Political Communication

Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award
The Paul Lazarsfeld Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented at the previous year’s APSA annual meeting.

  Diana Mutz, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Information and the Politicization of Personal Experience"
Political Economy

William H. Riker Book Award
The Best Book Award, named for William H. Riker, is given for the best book on political economy published during the past three calendar years.

  Ronald Rogowski, University of California at Los Angeles
Commerce and Coalitions: How Trade Affects Domestic Political Alignments (Princeton University Press, 1990)
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