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1997 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.

  Deil Wright, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Understanding Intergovernmental Relations (Harcourt, 1988)

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.

  Robert Lieberman, Columbia University
"State Welfare Policies and the Shifting Ground of American Federalism"
  Greg Shaw, Columbia University
"State Welfare Policies and the Shifting Ground of American Federalism"

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.

  Ronald Watts, Queens 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.

  Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
Co-Authored with Jack Wright, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court"
  Christopher Zorn, Emory University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Jack Wright, Ohio State University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in the Supreme Court"
  Jack Wright, George Washington University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Strategic Voting and Gate Keeping in 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.

  Nancy Scherer, University of Chicago
"Reexamining the Politics of Crime in the Federal Courts: Are Bill Clinton’s Judicial Appointees ‘New’ Democrats or ‘Old’ Democrats?"

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.

  Wayne Moore, Virginia Tech
Constitutional Rights and the Powers of the People (Princeton University Press)

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.

  Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University
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.

  Gary Cox, University of California-San Diego
  Jonathan Katz, California Institute of Technology
"Incumbency Advantage in U.S. Senate Elections"

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.

  Richard Hall, University of Michigan
Participation in Congress (Yale University Press, 1998)
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.

  Daniel Mazmanian, University of Michigan
Implementation and Public Policy (Rowman & Littlefield, 1989)
  Paul Sabatier, University of California-Davis
Implementation and Public Policy (Rowman & Littlefield, 1989)
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.

  John Coleman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.

  James Lengle, Georgetown University
"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.

  David Truman
The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion (Knopf, 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.

  Robert Salisbury, Washington University-St. Louis
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.

  F. Hebert, University of Utah
"Reinventing Government in the American States: Measuring and Explaining Administrative Reform"
  Ann Lin, University of Michigan
"Seeing all the Action: Implementation as Cooperation between Policy Maker, Worker and Client"
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.

  Mark Lichbach, University of California-Riverside
The Rebel's Dilemma (University of Michigan Press, 1995)

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.

  Bruce Russett, Yale 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.

  Harold Gosnell
Why Europe Votes? (University of Chicago, 1930)

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. ***

  Anna Cielecka, University of Birmingham
"The Polish Electoral System: An Unrepresentative Outlier?"
  John Gibson, University of Birmingham
"The Polish Electoral System: An Unrepresentative Outlier?"
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.

  Richard Powell, Northwestern University
"Taking the Show on the Road: The Politics of Presidential Travel in the Modern Era"

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.

  Stanley Renshon, CUNY-Graduate Center
High Hopes: The Clinton Presidency and the Politics of Ambition (New York University Press, 1996)
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.

  Gary King, Harvard University
"A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior From Aggregate 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.

  Carrie Wickham, Princeton University
"Political Mobilization under Authoritarian Rule: Explaining Islamic Activity in Mubarek's Egypt"
Urban Politics

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

  Rodger Waldinger, University of California, Los Angeles
Still the Promised City?: African-Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York (Harvard University Press, 1996)
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.

  Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Whitman College
"Heroes, Martyrs, and Mothers: Maternity Identity Politics in Revolutionary Nicaragua"

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.

  Elisabeth Friedman, Stanford University
"Paradoxes of Party Politics: The Impact of Gendered Institutions on Women’s Incorporation in Latin American Democratization"
Foundations of Political Thought

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper presented on a foundations panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

  Elizabeth Wingrove, University of Michigan
"Republican Romance"

David Easton Award
The David Easton Award is given for a book that broadens the horizons of contemporary political science by engaging issues of philosophical significance in political life through any of a variety of approaches in the social sciences and humanities.

  Jürgen Habermas
Between Facts and Norms (MIT Press 1996)

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.

  Simone Chambers, University of Toronto
Reasonable Democracy (Cornell University Press, 1996)
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.

  Kent Portney, Tufts University
"Crime and Punishment"
  Jerry Goldman, Northwestern University
"Crime and Punishment"

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.

  Kenneth Benoit, Harvard University
"Ezl: An (Easy) Program for Ecological Inference"
  Gary King, Harvard University
"Ezl: An (Easy) Program for Ecological Inference"
International Security and Arms Control

Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Public Service
The Joseph J.Kruzel Memorial Award for Distinguished Public Service is awarded to a scholar with a distinguished career in national security affairs both as an academic and a public servant. It is given to memorialize Joseph Kruzel, a security studies scholar and Department of Defense policy official who was killed while on a diplomatic mission to Bosnia.

  Joseph Nye Jr., Harvard University
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.

  James Fearon, Stanford University
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" (]ournal of Political Science, 25, No. 3, July 1995, 289-325)
  David Laitin, Stanford University
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" (]ournal of Political Science, 25, No. 3, July 1995, 289-325)

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.

  Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University
The Politics of Oligarchy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  Mark Ramseyer, University of Chicago
The Politics of Oligarchy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)

Sage Best Paper Award
The Sage Best Paper Award is given to the best paper in the field of comparative politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

  Duane Swank, Marquette University
Funding the Welfare State”
  Isabela Mares, Harvard University
“Negotiating Risks: Employers and Development of Unemployment Insurance"
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.

  Randall Partin, University of Colorado
"Campaign Intensity and Voter Information: A Look at Gubernatorial Contests"
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.

  Ellen Mickiewicz, Duke University

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.

  Larry Bartels, Princeton University
"Politicians and the Press: Who Leads Who Follows?"
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.

  Stathis Kalyvas, New York University
The Rise of Christian Democracy in Europe (Cornell University Press, 1996)

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

  Hugh Heclo, George Mason University
"The Sixties' False Dawn: Awakenings, Movements, and Postmodern Policy-making, (Journal of Policy History 8:1)
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.

  William Bernhard, Duke University
“Legislatures, Governments, and Bureaucratic Structure: Explaining Central Bank Independence”

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.

  Kenneth Shepsle, Harvard University
Making and Breaking Governments (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  Michael Laver, Trinity College, Dublin
Making and Breaking Governments (Cambridge University 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.

  Jerry Mander, Public Media Center
The Case against the Global Economy (Sierra Club Books, 1996)
  Edward Goldsmith, Voter/Consumer Research
The Case against the Global Economy (Sierra Club Books, 1996)

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.

  Anthony Robinson, University of Colorado at Denver
"Denver's LoDo, Denver's NoDo, and San Francisco's Tenderloin: The Possibilities and Limitations of Inner-City Rejuvenation"

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

  Lester Milbrath, SUNY, Buffalo
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.

  Thomas De Luca Jr., Fordham University
“The Future of Democratic Politics"
  John Buell, Fordham University
"The Future of Democratic Politics"

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.

  Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
Liberalism’s Crooked Circle: Letters to Adam Michnik (Princeton University Press, 1996)
Political Psychology

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

  Kristen Monroe, University of California-Irvine
The Heart of Altruism (Princeton Univesity Press, 1996)
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.

  Richard Johnston, University of British Colombia
"The 1993 Canadian Election: Realignment, Dealignment or Something Else?"
  André Blais, University of Montreal
"The 1993 Canadian Election: Realignment, Dealignment or Something Else?"
  Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
"The 1993 Canadian Election: Realignment, Dealignment or Something Else?"
  Elisabeth Gidengil, McGill University
"The 1993 Canadian Election: Realignment, Dealignment or Something Else?"
  Neil Nevitte, University of Toronto
"The 1993 Canadian Election: Realignment, Dealignment or Something Else?"
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