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1996 Award Recipients

Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations

Martha Derthick Book Award
The Martha Derthick Book Award conferred for the best book on federalism and intergovernmental relations published at least 10 years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.

  Morton Grodzins, University of Chicago
The American System

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.

  Daniel Treisman, Harvard University
"A Ranking of Key Intergovernmental Relations, Events, Issues and Trends: 1980-1995"
  Richard Cole, Univ of Texas-Arlington
"A Ranking of Key Intergovernmental Relations, Events, Issues and Trends: 1980-1995"
  Carl Stenberg III, University of Baltimore
"A Ranking of Key Intergovernmental Relations, Events, Issues and Trends: 1980-1995"
  Carol Weissert, Michigan State University
"A Ranking of Key Intergovernmental Relations, Events, Issues and Trends: 1980-1995"

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.

  Richard Nathan, SUNY-Albany
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.

  Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
"Marxist (and Neo-Marxist) Models of Supreme Court Decision Making: Separation of Powers Games in the Positive Theory of Law and Courts"

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.

  Melissa Marschall, SUNY Stony Brook
"A NeoMarksist Model of Supreme Court/Congress/President Interaction: The Civil Rights Cases, 1953-1992"
  Andreas Broscheid, SUNY Stony Brook
"A NeoMarksist Model of Supreme Court/Congress/President Interaction: The Civil Rights Cases, 1953-1992"

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.

  John Maltese, University of Georgia
The Selling of Supreme Court Nominees (Johns Hopkins 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.

  John Hibbing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Congress as Public Enemy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)

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.

  Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Congress as Public Enemy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
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.

  James Wilson, University of California-Los Angeles
The Politics of Regulation (Basic Books, 1980)
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.

  Anthony Corrado Jr., Colby 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.

  V. Key Jr.
"Primary Rules, Political Power, and Social Change" (American Political Science Review, March 1976)

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.

  E. Schattschneider
The Semi-Sovereign People (Holt, Rinehard, and Winston, 1975)

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.

  Herbert Alexander, University of Southern California
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.

  Rebecca Hendrick, University of Wisconsin
"The Impact of Federal Grants and Other Funds on General Fund Expenditure Decisions: A Detailed Analysis of One City"
Conflict Processes

Best Book Award
Given annually for the best book in conflict processes that was published in the two calendar years prior to the year in which the award is given. Edited volumes and textbooks are not eligible for the award. Nominations must be made by a member of the Conflict Processes section; self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations should be submitted to the committee chair, and a copy of the book should be sent to each member of the award committee.

  T. Clifton Morgan, Rice University
Untying the Knot of War: A Bargaining Theory of International Crises (University of Michigan Press, 1994)
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.

  Roy Pierce, University of Michigan
Political Representation in France (Belknap Press, 1986)
  Philip Converse, University of Michigan
Political Representation in France Belknap Press, 1986)

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. ***

  Thomas Cavanagh, Yale University
"Voting Rights in a New Key: Using Seats/Votes Models to Evaluate African American Representation"
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.

  David Cohen, University of South Carolina
"President Bush's Chiefs of Staff: Sununu and Skinner in the White House"

Founders Best Paper Award
The Founders Award honoring Bert Rourke is given for the best paper on executive politics authored by a PhD holding scholar presented at the previous year’s annual meeting. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each committee member.

  Robert Spitzer, SUNY-Cortland
"'It's My Constitution and I'll Cry if I Want to: Veto Dispute"

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.

  Karen Hult, Virginia Tech University
Governing the White House: From Hoover through LBJ (University of Kansas, 1995)
  Charles Walcott, Virginia Tech University
Governing the White House: From Hoover through LBJ (University of Kansas, 1995)
Political Methodology

Harold F. Gosnell Prize
The Harold Gosnell Prize recognizes the best work of Political Methodology presented at a political science conference in the previous year.

  Nathaniel Beck, University of California-San Diego
"Conflicts in Time and Space"
  Richard Tucker, Indiana University-Bloomington
"Conflicts in Time and Space"
  Walter Mebane Jr., Cornell University
"Markov Chain Models for Rolling Cross-Section Data"
  Jonathan Wand, Cornell University
"Markov Chain Models for Rolling Cross-Section Data"
Religion and Politics

Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award
The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation on religion and politics successfully defended within the last two years.

  Geoffrey Layman, Vanderbilt University
"Parties and Culture Wars: Conflict in the American Party System"

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

  Elizabeth Donnelly, Harvard University
"Catholic Church Activism on Issues of International Ethics: The Case of Third World Debt"

Urban Politics

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

  Eric Monkkonen, University of California, Los Angeles
The Local State: Public Money and American Cities (Stanford University Press)
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.

  Richard Sclove, The Loka Institute
Democracy and Technology (Guilford, 1995)

Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize
The Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize is given for the best book on environmental politics and policy published in the past three years.

  Bruce Williams, University of Kentucky
Democracy, Dialogue, and Environmental Disputes: The Contested Languages of Social Regulation (Yale University Press, 1995)

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.

  Anna Harvey, Princeton University
"The Legacy of Disenfranchisement: Women in Electoral Politics, 1917 - 1932"
  Cindy Rosenthal, University of Oklahoma
"Women's Ways of Political Leadership: A Cross-Jurisdictional Study of State Legislative Committee Chairs"

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.

  Anna Harvey, New York University

"Women, Party and Policy: A Rational Choice Approach"

Comparative Politics

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

  George Tsebelis, University of Michigan
"DecisionMaking in Political Systems: Veto Players in Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, Multicameralism, and Multipartism," British Journal of Political Science 25, 3 (July 1995): 289-325
  Sylvia Maxfield
"Financial Incentives and Central Bank Authority in Industrializing Nations," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 556-589
  Nicolas van de Walle
"Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africa," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 453-489
  Honorable Mention
Jonas Pontusson, Princeton University
"Explaining the Decline of European Social Democracy: The Role of Structural Economic Change," World Politics 47 (4) (July 1995): 495-533
  Honorable Mention
Michael Bratton
"Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africa," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 453-489

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.

  Stephan Haggard, University of Calfornia, San Diego
The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)
  Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University
The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)
  Honorable Mention
Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
Politicians Dilemma: Building State Capacity in Latin America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994)
  Honorable Mention
Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University
Power in Movement: Social Movements, Collective Action, and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1994)

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.

  Keith Hamm, Rice University
"The Development of Committee Specialization in State Legislatures"
  Ronald Hedlund, University of Rhode Island
"The Development of Committee Specialization in State Legislatures"

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.

  Maxwell McCombs, University of Texas-Austin
  Donald Shaw, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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.

  Thomas Patterson, Syracuse University
"News Decisions: Journalists as Partisan Actors"

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.

  Hendrik Spruyt, Columbia University
The Sovereign State and Its Competitors (Princeton University Press, 1994)

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

  Daniel Deudney
"The Philadelphia System; Sovereignty, Arms Control, and Balance of Power in the American States-Union, 1787-1861," (International Organization, Spring 1995)

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.

  Clark Gibson, Indiana University
“Politicians, Peasants and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Zambia, 1964-1991”

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.

  Donald Wittman, University of California, Santa Cruz
The Myth of Democratic Failure: Why Political Institutions Are Efficient (University of Chicago Press, 1996)
Ecological and Transformational Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes a book of extraordinary merit in the field of transformational politics, in particular the politics and processes of deliberate efforts for change on behalf of ideals that are democratic, ecological, and humanistic, published in the preceding two calendar years.

  Mary Hinsdale, College of the Holy Cross
It Comes from the People: Community Development and Local Theology (Philadelphia: Temple University Press)
  Maxine Waller, Ivanhoe Civic League (Virginia)
It Comes fron the People: Community Development and Local Theology (Philadelphia: Temple University Press)
  Helen Lewis, Highlander Research and Education Center
It Comes from the People: Community Development and Local Theology (Philadelphia: Temple University Press)
  Edward Schwerin, Florida Atlantic University
Meditation, Citizen Empowerment, and Transformational Politics (Westport, CT: Praeger)

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award recognizes a paper of outstanding merit given on a panel on ecological and transformational politics at the APSA Annual Meeting in the preceding year.

  Barbara Epstein, University of California, Santa Cruz
"Grassroots Environmentalism: The Politics of Race and Gender"

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished achievement in scholarship, teaching, and advancing the field of ecological and transformational politics

  Christa Slaton, Auburn University
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.

  Ho-Won Jeong, Ohio State University
"Discourse of Political Economy in Africa"

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.

  Sanford Schram, Macalester College
Words of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty (University of Minnesota Press)
Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper delivered at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

  Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
"Prospecting for Participants: Rational Expectations and the Recruitment of Political Activists"
  Kay Schlozman, Boston College
"Prospecting for Participants: Rational Expectations and the Recruitment of Political Activists"
  Sidney Verba, Harvard University
"Prospecting for Participants: Rational Expectations and the Recruitment of Political Activists"

Emerging Scholar Award
The Emerging Scholar Award is awarded to the top scholar in the field who is within 10 years of her or his Ph.D.

  Jeffery Mondak, University of Pittsburgh
  Arthur Lupia, University of California, San Diego
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