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1999 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.

 

Vincent Ostrom, Indiana University
The Political Theory of the Compound Republic (Public Choice, 1971)

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.

  Troy Smith, Brigham Young University
"When States Lobby: Welfare Reform, 1993-1997"

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.

  Joseph Zimmerman, 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.

 

Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
"Competition in Judicial Elections, 1980-1985"

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.

  Joshua Clinton, Stanford University
"An Independent Judiciary? Determining the Influence of Congressional and Presidential Preferences on the Supreme Court's Interpretation of Federal Statutes: 1953-1995"
  Gretchen Helmke, University of Chicago
"Toward a Formal Theory of an Informal Institution: Insecure Tenure and Judicial Independence in Argentina, 1976-1995"

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.

  Glendon Schubert, University of Hawaii, Manoa
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.

 

Sarah Binder, The Brookings Institution
"Dynamics of Legislative Gridlock"

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.

  Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University
Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking (University of Chicago 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.

 

Michael Lipsky, Ford Foundation
Street-Level Bureaucracy (Russell Sage, 1980)

Political Organizations and Parties

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.

 

Peter Bachrach
"Two Faces of Power" (American Political Science Review, 57(3))" and "Decisions and Non-decisions: An Analytical Framework" (APSA 56(4))

  Morton Baratz
"Two Faces of Power" (American Political Science Review, 57(3))" and "Decisions and Non-decisions: An Analytical Framework" (APSA 56(4))

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.

  James Wilson, University of California-Los Angeles
Political Organization [Princeton Studies in American Politics] (Princeton University Press, 1973)

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.

  Malcolm Jewell, University of Kentucky
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.

 

Denis Saint-Martin, Carleton University
"How the Reinventing Government Movement in Public Administration was Exported from the U.S. to Other Countries"

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.

 

Ole Holsti, Duke 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.

 

Matthew Shugart, University of California, San Diego
Seats and Votes: The Effects and Determinants of Electoral Systems (Yale University Press, 1989)

  Rein Taagepera, University of California-Irvine
Seats and Votes: The Effects and Determinants of Electoral Systems (Yale University Press, 1989)

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. ***

  Matthew Shugart, University of California, San Diego
"Efficiency and Reform: A Theory of Electoral System Change in the Context of Economic Liberalization"
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 Lewis, Stanford University
"The Presidential Advantage in the Design of Bureaucratic Agencies"

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.

  John Frendreis, Loyola University of Chicago
"Predicting Legislative Output in the First '100 Days,' 1897-1995"
  Raymond Tatalovich, Loyola University of Chicago
  Jon Schaff, Loyola University of Chicago
"Predicting Legislative Output in the First '100 Days,' 1897-1995"

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.

  Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University
Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
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
"Improving Quantitative Studies of International Conflict: A Conjecture"

  Gary King, Harvard University
"Improving Quantitative Studies of International Conflict: A Conjecture"
  Langche Zeng, Harvard University
"Improving Quantitative Studies of International Conflict: A Conjecture"

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

  Kevin Clarke, University of Michigan
"Testing Nonnested Models of the Democratic Peace"
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.

 

Nathalie Gagnere, University of Oklahoma
"The Catholic Church and the Rebirth of Civil Society: Elite Convergence, Mobilization, and Civil Society"

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

  Tristan Borer, Connecticut College
"Political Context and Religious Identities: The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in South Africa."
Urban Politics

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

 

Bruce Wallin, Northeastern University
From Revenue Sharing to Deficit Sharing: General Revenue Sharing and Cities

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.

 

Michele Berger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"Workable Sisterhood: A Study of the Political Participation of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS"

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.

  Leonie Huddy, University at Stony Brook
"The Social Nature of Political Identity: Feminist Image and Feminist Identity"
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.

 

Albert Dzur, Univerity of Utah
"Comprehensive Liberal Politics and the Fact of Pluralism"

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.

  David Laitin, Stanford University
Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Cornell University Press, 1998)

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.

  C. Thompson, Ashland University
John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty (University of Kansas Press, 1998)
  Melissa Williams, University of Toronto
Voice, Trust, and Memory (Princeton University Press, 1998)
Comparative Politics

Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award
The Data Set Award recognizes a publicly available data set that has made an important contribution to the field of comparative politics.

 

Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame
"Data Sets on Polyarchy and Latin American Political Parties"

  Gabriel Almond, Stanford University
"Civic Culture Data Set"
  Sidney Verba, Harvard University
"Civic Culture Data Set"

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.

  Peter Hall, Harvard University
"Mixed Signals: Central Bank Independence, Coordinated Wage-Bargaining, and European Monetary Union" (International Organization 52, No. 3, Summer 1998, 505-535
  Robert Franzese Jr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Mixed Signals: Central Bank Independence, Coordinated Wage-Bargaining, and European Monetary Union" (International Organization 52, No. 3, Summer 1998, 505-535)

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.

  David Laitin, Stanford University
Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Cornell University Press, 1998)

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.

  Torben Iversen, Harvard University
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?"
  Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
"Authoritarian Breakdown: Empirical Test of a Game Theoretic Argument." Presented at 1998 APSA Meeting
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.

 

Michael Mintrom, Michigan University
"Local Organization as Sites for Deliberative Democracy--Learning from Charter Schools"

Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award given every biennium to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and public policies in the American states.

  Thomas Dye, Florida State University
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.

 

Bernard Cohen, University of Wisconsin

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.

  Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Who Are We on Election Day? Crime News and the Priming of Group Identities during Candidate Evaluation"
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.

 

Peter Trubowitz, University of Texas
Defining the National Interest: Conflict and Change in American Foreign Policy (University of Chicago Press, 1998)

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

  Barry Weingast, Stanford University
"Political Stability and Civil War: Institutions, Commitment, and Democracy," Analytic Narratives (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998)
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.

 

Andrew Martin, Washington University
"Strategic Decision Making and the Separation of Powers"

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.

  Carles Boix, Ohio State University
Political Parties, Growth, and Equality: Conservative and Social Democratic Economic Strategies in the World Economy (Cambridge University Press, 1998)
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.

 

Stephen Woolpert, St. Mary's College of California
Transformational Politics: Theory, Study and Practice (State University of New York Press, 1998)

  Christa Slaton, Auburn University
Transformational Politics: Theory, Study and Practice (State University of New York Press, 1998)
  Edward Schwerin, Florida Atlantic University, Davie
Transformational Politics: Theory, Study and Practice (State University of New York Press, 1998)

Best Dissertation Award
Best Dissertation Award is awarded to an outstanding dissertation concerned with the topics of ecological and transformational politics.

  Craig Warkentin, University of Kentucky
"Framing a Global Civil Society: NGO's and the Politics of Transnational Activity"

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.

  William Caspary, Washington University
"From 'Great Society' to 'Great Community': John Dewey's Theory of Democratic Community"
New Political Science

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.

 

Michael Forman, University of Washington, Tacoma
Nationalism and the International Labor Movement: The Idea of the Nation in Socialist and Anarchist Theory (Penn State Press, 1998)

  Teodros Kiros, Suffolk University
Self Contradiction and the Formation of Human Values: Truth, Language and Desire (Greenwood Press, 1988)
Political Psychology

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

 

Diana Mutz, Ohio State University
Impersonal Influence: How Perceptions of Mass Collectives Affect Political Attitudes (Cambridge Univesity Press, 1998)

Political Science Education

Best Paper Presentation Award
The Best Paper Presentation Award is given for the best presentation on undergraduate education at the past year's APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Lynne Ford, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"

  John Creed, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"
  Phil Jones, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"
  Frank Petrusak, College of Charleston
"Providing a Reason for Students to Care: Creating Learning Communities through A Simulation Exercise"
Politics, Literature, and Film

Wilson Carey McWilliams Best Paper Award
The Wilson Carey McWilliams Best Paper Award is given for the best paper presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Paul Cantor, University of Virginia
"The Simpsons: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family"

Foreign Policy

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

 

Richard Sinnott, University College Dublin
"Knowledge and the Position of Attitudes to a European Foreign and Security Policy on the Real-to-Random Continuum"

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.

 

Stan Humphries, University of Virginia
"The Impact of Economic Structure on Social Capital and Civic Engagement"

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.

  Wendy Rahn, University of Minnesota

Philip E. Converse Book Award
The Philip E. Converse Book Award is given for an outstanding book in the field published at least five years before.

  Anthony Downs, The Brookings Institution
An Economic Theory of Democracy (Harper and Row, 1957)

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.

 

Audra Simpson, University of Washington
The Tie that Binds: Identity and Political Attitudes in the Post-Civil Rights Generation (New York University Press, 1998)

  Luana Ross, University of California, Davis
Inventing the Savage: The Social Construction of Native American Criminality (University of Taxas Press, 1998)
  Michael Jones-Correa, Micheal Jones-Correa
Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (Cornell University Press, 1998)
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