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1998 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.

 

Timothy Conlan, George Mason University
New Federalism: Intergovernmental Reform and Political Change from Nixon to Reagan (Brookings Institution, 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.

 

Richard Elling, Wayne State University
"Let Them Eat Marblecake: Michigan Citizens' Preferences on Intergovernmental Structure"

 

Lyke Thompson, Wayne State University
"Let Them Eat Marblecake: Michigan Citizens' Preferences on Intergovernmental Structure"

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.

 

Paul Peterson, 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.

 

Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
Co-Authored with Jack Wright, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Sophisticated Judicial Behavior: Agenda Setting Via the Discuss List"

 

Jack Wright, Ohio State University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Christopher Zorn, Emory University "Sophisticated Judicial Behavior: Agenda Setting Via the Discuss List"

 

Christopher Zorn, Emory University
Co-Authored with Gregory A. Caldeira, Ohio State University and Jack Wright, Ohio State University "Sophisticated Judicial Behavior: Agenda Setting Via the Discuss List"

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.

 

Laura Langer, Florida State University
"State Supreme Courts and Countermajoritarian Behavior"

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.

 

Lee Epstein, Washington University
The Choices Justices Make (Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998)

 

Charles Epp, University of Kansas
The Rights Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 1998)

 

Jack Knight, Washington University
The Choices Justices Make (Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998)

 

Honorable Mention
Sheldon Goldman, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Picking Federal Judges: Lower Court Selection From Roosevelt Through Reagan" (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997)

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.

 

Samuel Krislov, University of Minnesota
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.

 

Eric Lawrence, Tulane University
"Participation in American Politics: The Dynamics of Agenda Building" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)

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.

 

David King, Harvard University
Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction (University of Chicago Press, 1997)

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.

 

Roger Cobb, Brown University
Participation in American Politics: The Dynamics of Agenda Building (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)

 

Charles Elder, Wayne State University
Participation in American Politics: The Dynamics of Agenda Building (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)

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.

 

Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Emerging Scholars Award

 

Lonna Atkeson, University of New Mexico
Emerging Scholars Award

 

Honorable Mention
David Farrell, University of Manchester

 

Honorable Mention
John Gerring, Boston University

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.

 

Robert Salisbury, Washington University
"Interest Representation: The Dominance of Institutions" (American Political Science Review, March 1984)

 

Byron Shafer, Oxford 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.

 

Giovanni Sartori, Columbia University
Parties and Party Systems: A Framework for Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1976)

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.

 

Nelson Polsby, University of California-Berkeley
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.

 

Lael Keiser, University of Missouri-Columbia
"State Bureaucratic Discretion and the Administration of Social Welfare Programs: The Incentive to Shift Costs to the Federal Government in the Granting of Disability Claims"

 

Jeffrey Brudney, University of Georgia
"Reinventing Government in the American States: Measuring and Explaining Administrative Reform"

 

Deil Wright, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Reinventing Government in the American States: Measuring and Explaining Administrative Reform"

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.

 

Richard Katz, Johns Hopkins University
A Theory of Parties and Electoral Systems (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980)

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. ***

 

Micah Altman, Harvard University
"Do Traditional Districting Principles Matter?"

Presidents and Executive Politics

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.

 

Bruce Buchanan, University of Texas, Austin
"Presidential Campaign Quality: What the Variance Implies"

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.

 

Jeffrey Cohen, University of Kansas
Presidential Responsiveness and Public Policy-Making: The Public and the Policies That Presidents Choose (University of Michigan Press, 1997)

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.

 

Dean Lacy, Ohio State University
"A Theory of Nonseparable Preferences in Survey Responses"

Warren Miller Article Award
The Warren Miller Article Award is given for the best article in Political Analysis.

 

Adam Berinsky, University of Michigan
"The Two Faces of Public Opinion"

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.

 

Andrew Murphy, University of Wisconsin
"Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Dissent in Early Modern England and America"

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

 

Timothy Shah, Harvard University
"Making the World Safe for Liberalism: The Moralization of Christianity and the Roots of Liberal Public Reason in Hugo Gratius (1583-1645)"

Urban Politics

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

 

Amy Bridges, University of California, San Diego
Morning Glories: Municipal Reform in the Southwest (Princeton University Press, 1997)

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

 

Timothy Krebs, University Of Chicago
"The Politics of Chicago City Council Elections, 1979-1995"

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.

 

Sheila Jasanoff, Harvard University
Science at the Bar: Law, Science, and Technology in America (Harvard University Press, 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.

 

Sheldon Kamieniecki, University of Southern California
Flashpoints in Environmental Policymaking: Controversies in Achieving Sustainability (SUNY Press, 1997)

 

George Gonzalez, University of Miami

 

Robert Vos, University of Southern California
Flashpoints in Environmental Policymaking: Controversies in Achieving Sustainability (SUNY Press, 1997)

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.

 

Gretchen Ritter, University of Texas, Austin
"Regendering Citizenship after the Second World War."

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.

 

Kennan Ferguson, University of Hawaii
"Communities of Meaning: Toward a Kantian Non-Universal Judgment"

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.

 

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

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.

 

James Bailey, Princeton University
Utilitarianism, Institutions, and Justice (Oxford University Press, 1997)

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.

 

David Smetters, MicroCase Corporation
"Explorit"

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.

 

D. Scott Bennett, Pennsylvania State University
"EUGene"

 

Allan Stam, Yale University
"EUGene"

Best Website Award
The Best Political Science Website or Software Award recognizes the website or software, which contributes to research and/or teaching in political science.

 

, Project Vote Smart

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.

 

Adam Przeworski, New York University
"Modernization: Theories and Facts" (World Politics 49, No. 2, January 1997, 155-183)

 

Fernando Limongi, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
"Modernization: Theories and Facts" (World Politics 49, No. 2, January 1997, 155-183)

 

Thomas Cook, Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?"

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.

 

Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's Electoral Systems (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

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.

 

Joel Hellman, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
"Winners Take All: The Politics of Partial Reform."

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.

 

William Berry, Florida State University
"Reassessing the 'Race to the Bottom' Thesis: A Spatial Dependence Model of State Welfare Policy"

 

Richard Fording, University of Kentucky
"Reassessing the 'Race to the Bottom' Thesis: A Spatial Dependence Model of State Welfare Policy"

 

Russell Hanson, Indiana University, Bloomington
"Reassessing the 'Race to the Bottom' Thesis: A Spatial Dependence Model of State Welfare Policy"

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.

 

Shanto Iyengar, University of California, Los Angeles

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.

 

Marion Just, Wellesley College
"Emotional Interactions With the Campaign: A Constructionalist Approach to Campaign Effects."

 

Ann Crigler, University of Southern California
"Emotional Interactions With the Campaign: A Constructionalist Approach to Campaign Effects."

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.

 

Rogers Smith, Yale University
Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (Yale University Press, 1997)

 

Mabel Berezin, University of California, Los Angeles
Making the Fascist Self: The Political Culture of Interwar History (Cornell University Press, 1997)

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

 

Sarah Hanley, University of Iowa
"Social Sites of Political Practice in France: Lawsuits, Civil Rights, and the Separation of Powers in Domestic and State Government, 1500-1800" (American Historical Review 102:1)

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.

 

Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Duke University
"Political Responses to Regional Inequality: Taxation and Distribution in Mexico"

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.

 

Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's Electoral Systems (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

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.

 

Timothy Luke, Virginia Tech
"The Discipline as Disciplinary Normalization: Networks of Research"

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.

 

George Katsiaficas, Wentworth Inst of Tech
The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life

 

Steven Best
The Postmodern Turn (Guilford Press, 1997)

 

Douglas Kellner, Univ of California-Los Angeles
The Postmodern Turn (Guilford Press, 1997)

Political Psychology

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

 

Eric Dean Jr.
Shook Over Hell: Post-Traumatic Stress, Vietnam, and the Civil War and Robert Jervis, for System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life

Foreign Policy

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper on foreign policy presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Miriam Elman, Arizona State University
"Unpacking Democracy: Presidentialism, Parliamentarianism, and the Democratic Peace Theory"

 

Richard Herrmann, Ohio State University
"Mass Public Decisions on Going to War: A Cognitive-Interactionist Framework"

 

Philip Tetlock, Ohio State University
"Mass Public Decisions on Going to War: A Cognitive-Interactionist Framework"

 

Penny Visser, Ohio State University
"Mass Public Decisions on Going to War: A Cognitive-Interactionist Framework"

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award is given for the best book in the field of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

 

Matthew Jacobson, Yale University
Whiteness of a Different Color: European Immigrants and the Alchemy of Race

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best American dissertation on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics accepted in the previous year.

 

Claire Kim, University of California, Irvine
"Cracks in the ‘Gorgeous Mosaic': Black-Korean Conflict and Racial Mobilization in New York City."

Best Comparative Dissertation Award
The Best Comparative Dissertation Award is given for the best comparative dissertation on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics of the previous year.

 

Allaine Cerwonka, University of California, Irvine
"Space and Nation in a Global Era: In Search of Australia."

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Clare Sheridan, University of Texas, Austin
"A Genealogy of Citizenship: Mexican Americans, Race, and National Identity."

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