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1994 Award Recipients

Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations

Deil S. Wright Best Paper Award
The Deil S. Wright Best Paper Award conferred for the best paper in the field of federalism and intergovernmental relations presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Rey Koslowski, University of Pennsylvania
"Immigration and the Union of Democratic States"

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.

  Samuel Beer, Harvard University
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.

 

Christine Harrington, New York University
"Rethinking Litigation: The Role of Courts in Producing Litigation"

  Daniel Ward, Rice University
"Rethinking Litigation: The Role of Courts in Producing Litigation"
  Honorable Mention
Kevin McGuire, University of Minnesota
"The Supreme Court Bar: Legal Elites in the Washington Community" (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993)

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.

  Nancy Crowe, University of Chicago
"Gender and Asset Settlements in Divorce Proceedings"

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.

  Howard Gillman, University of Southern California
The Constitution Besieged: The Rise and Demise of Lochner Era Police Powers Jurisprudence (Durham: Duke University Press, 1993)
  Honorable Mention
Kevin McGuire, University of Minnesota
The Supreme Court Bar: Legal Elites in the Washington Community (University Press of Virginia)
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.

 

Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Public Enemy: People's Perception of Congress"

  John Hibbing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Public Enemy: People's Perception of Congress"

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.

  Gary Cox, University of California-San Diego
Legislative Leviathan: Party Government in the House (University of California Press, 1993)
  Mathew McCubbins, University of California-San Diego
Legislative Leviathan: Party Government in the House (University of California Press, 1993)
Public Policy

Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award
The Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award is given for the best book or article published in the general area of public policy during the past twenty (20) plus years. The book or article should have had a major impact on the field. This award carries a $500 prize.

 

John Kingdon, University of Michigan
Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policy (Addison-Wesley Pub Co, 1997; 2nd Edition)

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.

 

Scott Ainsworth, University of Georgia
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.

  Theodore Lowi, Cornell University
"American Business, Public Policy, Case Studies and Political Theory" (World Politics, 16, 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.

  Mancur Olson, University of Maryland
The Logic of Collective Action (Harvard University Press, 1971)

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.

  James Sundquist, The Brookings Institution
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.

 

Delmer Dunn, University of Georgia
"Accountability and Responsibility in Modern Democratic Governments"

  Daniel Carpenter, University of Chicago
"The Structural and Institutional Foundations of BureaucraticCorporate Attachment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1900-1932"

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.

 

Dina Zinnes, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
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.

 

W. Mackenzie
Free Elections

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. ** This award will not be given this year. ***

  Burt Monroe, Indiana University
"Fully Proportional Representation"
Presidents and Executive Politics

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.

 

Stephen Skowronek, Yale University
The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to George Bush (Harvard University Press, 1993)

Religion and Politics

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award recognizes the best paper dealing with religion and politics presented at the previous years APSA Annual Meeting

 

David Leege, University of Notre Dame
"The Decomposition of the Religious Vote"

  Stephen Monsma, Pepperdine University
"Justice Potter Stewart on Church and State"
Urban Politics

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

 

Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)

  Kent Portney, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)
  Kenneth Thomson, Tufts University
The Rebirth of Urban Democracy (Brookings Institution, 1993)

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

  Clarence Stone, University of Maryland, College Park

Science, Technology & Environmental Politics

Don K. Price Award
The Don K. Price Award recognizes the best book on science, technology, and environmental politics published in the last year.

 

Scott Sagan, Stanford University
The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents and Nuclear Weapons (Princeton University Press, 1993)

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.

 

Joanna Goven, University of California, Berkeley
"The Gendered Foundations of Hungarian Socialism: State, Society and the Anti-Politics of Anti-Feminism, 1948-1990" (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.

  Eileen McDonagh, Northeastern University
"Abortion Rights Alchemy and the U.S. Supreme Court"
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.

 

Bonnie Honig, Harvard University
Political Theory and the Displacement of Politics (Cornell University Press, 1993)

Information Technology and Politics

Best Instructional Software Award
The Best Instructional Software Award recognizes a work that enhances the teaching of political science through the use of technology.

 

Marc Triebwasser, Central Connecticut State University
"The American Government Interactive Videodisc"

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.

  Gary King, Harvard University
"COUNT: A Program for Estimating Event Count and Duration Regression Models"

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.

 

Robert Putnam, Harvard University
Making Democracy Work (Princeton University Press, 1993)

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.

 

Kim Hill, Texas A&M University
"Lower Class Mobilization and Redistributive Policy: A Longitudinal Analysis"

  Jan Leighley, Texas A&M University
"Lower Class Mobilization and Redistributive Policy: A Longitudinal Analysis"
  Angela Andersson, Texas A&M University
"Lower Class Mobilization and Redistributive Policy: A Longitudinal Analysis"
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.

 

Gladys Lang, University of Washington

  Kurt Lang, University of Washington

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.

  Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
  Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
  Neil Neveitte, Calgary University
"The Dynamics of Referendum Preferences: Canada 1992"
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.

 

Stephen Skowronek, Yale University
The Politics Presidents Make: Leadership from John Adams to George Bush (Harvard University Press, 1993)

Mary Parker Follett Prize
The Mary Parker Follett Prize recognizes the best article on Politics and History published in the previous year.

  Richard Valelly, Swarthmore College
"Party, Coercion, and Inclusion: Party, Coercion, and Inclusion: The Two Reconstructions of the South's Electoral Politics, (Politics and Society 21:1)
  Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Stacking the Senate, Changing the Nation: Republican Rotten Boroughs, Statehood Politics, and American Political Development" (American Political Development 6:2)
  Barry Weingast, Stanford University
"Stacking the Senate, Changing the Nation: Republican Rotten Boroughs, Statehood Politics, and American Political Development" (American Political Development 6:2)
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.

 

Charles Shipan, Stanford University
"Judicial Review as a Political Variable: Interest Groups, Congress, and Communications Policy"

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.

  Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado
Taxation and Democracy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993)
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.

 

C. Hilisi, Indiana University-Bloomington
"From Liberalism to Citizenship in Black South African Political Thought"

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.

  Stephen Bronner, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Moments of Decisions (New York and London, Routledge, 1992)
Political Psychology

Robert E. Lane Award
The Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology published in the past year.

 

John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles
The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinion (New York: Cambridge Univesity Press, 1992)

  Yuen Khong, Nuffield College
Analogies at War: Korea, Munich, Dien Bien Phu and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965 (Princeton: Princeton Univesity Press, 1992)
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