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1993 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.

  Martha Derthick, University of Virginia-Charlottesville
Law and Courts

Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award
The Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award (formerly the American Judicature Society Award) is given annually for the best paper on law and courts presented at the previous year’s annual meetings of the American, International, or regional political science associations. Single- and co-authored papers, written by political scientists, are eligible. Papers may be nominated by any member of the Section.

  Mark Graber, University of Maryland
"The Non-Majoritarian Difficulty: Legislative Deference to the Judiciary"
  Honorable Mention
Elliot Slotnick, Ohio State University
"Television News and the Supreme Court"
  Honorable Mention
Jennifer Segal Diascro, Ohio State University
"Television News and the Supreme Court"

Law and Courts Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Formerly the CQ Press Award, the Best Graduate Student Paper Award is given annually for the best paper in the field of law and courts written by a graduate student. To be eligible, the nominated paper must have been written by a full-time graduate student. Both single- and co-authored papers are eligible. In the case of co-authored papers, each author must have been a full-time graduate student at the time the paper was written. Submitted papers may have been written for any purpose (including papers written for seminar, scholarly meetings, and for potential publication in academic journals). This is NOT, however, a dissertation or thesis prize.

  Julie Novkov, University of Michigan
"Toward a Racist Theory of the State: Post-Civil War Anti-Mescegination Prosecutions"

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.

  H.W. Perry Jr., Harvard University
Deciding to Decide: Agenda Setting in the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991)
  Herbert Kritzer, University of Wisconsin
Let's Make a Deal: Understanding the Negotiation Process in Ordinary Litigation (Madison University of Wisconsin Press, 1991)

Law and Courts Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is an award for a lifetime of significant scholarship, teaching and service to the Law and Courts field.

  Henry Abraham, University of Virginia
Lifetime Achievement Award
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.

  Elisabeth Gerber, California Institute of Technology
"Preference Aggregation and the Effects of Institutions: Comparing Legislative and Direct Ballot Outcomes"

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.

  Frank Sorauf, University of Minnesota
Inside Campaign Finance (Yale University Press, 1992)
Public Policy

Award for Distinguished Contribution
The Award for Distinguished Contribution recognizes creative policy analysis that has had a significant influence on the course of American public policy.

  Mollie Orshansky, Social Security Administration
Political Organizations and Parties

Emerging Scholars Award
The Emerging Scholars Award is given to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. within the last five years and whose career to date demonstrates unusual promise.

  Sean Savage, St. Mary's College
Emerging Scholars Award

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.

  Herbert McClosky
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
  Paul Hoffmann
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
  Rosemary O'Hara
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)

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.

  Maurice Duverger, Sorbonne-University of Paris
Les Parties Politiques (Paris: Colin, 1951)

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.

  Joseph Schlesinger, Michigan State 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.

  Irene Rubin, Northern Illinois University
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.

  Robert North, Stanford University
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.

  Enid Lakeman
How Democracies Vote: A Study of Electoral Systems (London: Faber & Faber, 1974)
Urban Politics

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

  Richard DeLeon, San Francisco State University
Left Coast City: Progressive Politics in San Francisco, 1975-1991 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1992)

Best Book in Urban Politics within Five Years

  Stephen Elkin

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

  Frederick Wirt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Women and Politics Research

Best Dissertation Prize
The Best Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation on women and politics completed and accepted in the previous year.

  Beth Reingold, Emory University
"Representing Women Gender Difference among Arizona and California State Legislators" (University of California, Berkeley)

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.

  Paul Burstein, University of Washington
"Paid Work, Family and the State: Congressional Proposals to Regulate the Relationship Between Home and Work, 1945-1990"
  Rachel Einwohner, University of Washington
Paid Work, Family and the State: Congressional Proposals to Regulate the Relationship Between Home and Work, 1945-1990
  Aili Tripp, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Gender, Political Participation, and the Transformation of Associational Life in Uganda and Tanzania"
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.

  Richard Sinopoli, University of California, Davis
The Foundations of American Citizenship and Civic Virtue (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992)
Comparative Politics

Luebbert Best Book Award
The Luebbert Book Award is given for the best book in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

  Gregory Luebbert, University of California, San Diego
Liberalism, Fascism or Social Democracy (Oxford University Press, 1991)
  Ruth Collier, University of California, Berkeley
Shaping the Political Arena (Princeton University Press, 1991)
  David Collier, University of California, Berkeley
Shaping the Political Arena (Princeton University Press, 1991)
State Politics and Policy

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on state politics given at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

  Robert Brown, University of Mississippi
Political Communication

Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award
The Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the study of Political Communication. The award is now given only in odd-numbered years.

  Elihu Katz, Guttman Institute of Applied Social Research, Jerusalem, Israel

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.

  Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
"Character, Issues, and Performance: The Discourses of Voters, Candidates, and Media in the 1992 Presidential Campaign"
Politics and History

J. David Greenstone Book Prize
The J. David Greenstone Book Prize recognizes the best book in history and politics in the past two calendar years.

  Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992)
  Karen Orren, University of California, Los Angeles
Belated Feudalism: Labor, the Law, and Liberal Development in the United States (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991)
Political Economy

Mancur Olson Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award, named for Mancur Olson, is given for the best dissertation in political economy completed in the previous two years.

  Arun Agrawal, Duke University
"Risks, Resources and Politics: Studies of Institution and Resource Use from Village India"

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.

  Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
Collective Action and the Civil Rights Movement (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1991)
New Political Science

Christian Bay Award
The Christian Bay Award recognizes the best paper presented on a new political science panel at the previous year’s annual meeting.

  Carl Boggs, National University

Michael Harrington Book Award
The Michael Harrington Book Award recognizes an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.

  H. Mark Roelofs, New York University
Poverty of American Politics: A Theoretical Interpretation (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992)
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