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Organized Section 20: Luebbert Best Article Award

Comparative Politics Section Award Recipients

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.

2016  Perna Singh, Brown University
"Subnationalism and Social Development in India:  A Comparative Analysis of Indian States." World Politics, June 2015. 
2015  Dominika Koter, Colgate University
"King Makers: Local Leaders and Ethnic Politics in West Africa,” World Politics Vol. 65 No. 2  
2014 Stanislav Markus, University of Chicago
"Secure Property as a Bottom-Up Process: Firms, Stakeholders, and Predators in Weak States." (World Politics 64 (2) April 2012, 242-77)
2013 Robert Woodberry, National University of Singapore
The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review 106(2): 244-74)
2012 Philip Roessler, Duke University
The Enemy Within. Personal Rule, Coups, and Civil War in Africa (World Politics 63 (2))
2011 Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict
2011 Laia Balcells, Institute for Economic Analysis, CSIC
International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict
2010 Shawn Treier, University of Minnesota
"Democracy as a Latent Variable"
2010 Simon Jackman, Stanford University
"Democracy as a Latent Variable"
2009 Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
"How Free is Free Riding in Civil Wars?"World Politics 59 (2) January 2007
2009 Matthew Kocher, Yale University
"How Free is Free Riding in Civil Wars?" World Politics 59 (2) January 2007
2009 Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"Does Landholding Inequality Block Democratization?" World Politics 60 (4) July 2008
2008 Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan
The Great Divide, World Politics (October 2006)
2008 Honorable Mention
Keith Darden, Yale University
The Great Divide, World Politics (October 2006)
2007 Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100, (August 2006)
2007 Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Electoral Institutions and the Policies of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Distribute More than Others, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100 (May 2006)
2007 David Soskice, Duke University
Electoral Institutions and the Policies of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Distribute More than Others, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100 (May 2006)
2006 Tulia Falleti, University of Pennsylvania
"A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective," American Political Science Review 99:3 (August 2005)
2005 Ernesto Calvo, University of Houston
"Who Delivers? Partisan Clients in the Argentine Electoral Market." American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 48, No. 4, October 2004. pp. 742-757.
2005 Maria Murillo, Columbia University
"Who Delivers? Partisan Clients in the Argentine Electoral Market." American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 48, No. 4, October 2004. pp. 742-757.
2005 Scott Basinger, Stony Brook University, SUNY
"Remodeling the Competition for Capital: How Domestic Politics Erases the Race to the Bottom." American Political Science Review, Vol. 98, No. 2, May 2004.
2005 Mark Hallerberg, Emory University
"Remodeling the Competition for Capital: How Domestic Politics Erases the Race to the Bottom." American Political Science Review, Vol. 98, No. 2, May 2004.
2004 Isabela Mares, Stanford University
"The Sources of Business Interest in Social Insurance: Sectoral versus National Differences," World Politics, 55: 2 (2003), 229- 258.
2003 Pamela Conover, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
"The Deliberative Potential of Political Discussion" (British Journal of Political Science January 2001)
2003 Donald Searing, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"The Deliberative Potential of Political Discussion" (British Journal of Political Science January 2001)
2003 Ivor Crewe, University of Essex
"The Deliberative Potential of Political Discussion" (British Journal of Political Science January 2001)
2002 Guillermo O'Donnell, University of Notre Dame
"Democracy, Law, and Comparative Politics" Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 36 (Spring 2001)
2001 David Rueda, State University of New York
"Wage Inequalities and the Varieties of Capitalism," World Politics, 52:3 (April 2000)
2001 Nicholas Sambanis, Yale University
"Partition as a Solution to Ethnic War: An Empirical Critique of the Theoretical Literature," World Politics 52 (4)
2001 Honorable Mention
Torsten Persson, Institute for International Economic Studies
The Size and Scope of Government: Comparative Politics with Rational Politicians," European Economic Review, 43: 4-6 (April 1999)
2001 Honorable Mention
Jonas Pontusson, Princeton University
"Wage Inequalities and the Varieties of Capitalism," World Politics, 52:3 (April 2000)
2001 Honorable Mention
Michael Wallerstein, Harvard University
Wage-Setting Institutions and Pay Inequality in Advanced Industrial Societies. American Journal of Political Science, 43:3 (2000)
2000 Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
"Wanton and Senseless? The Logic of Massacres in Algeria" (Rationality and Society 11(3): 243-285)
2000 Douglas Dion, University of Iowa
"Evidence and Inference in the Comparative Case Study," Comparative Politics 30:2 (January 1998)
2000 George Tsebelis, University of Michigan
"Veto Players and Law Production in Parliamentary Democracies: An Empirical Analysis." American Political Science Review, 93:3 (September 1999): 591-608
1999 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
1999 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)
1998 Adam Przeworski, New York University
"Modernization: Theories and Facts" (World Politics 49, No. 2, January 1997, 155-183)
1998 Fernando Limongi, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
"Modernization: Theories and Facts" (World Politics 49, No. 2, January 1997, 155-183)
1998 Thomas Cook, Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?"
1997 James Fearon, Stanford University
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" (]ournal of Political Science, 25, No. 3, July 1995, 289-325)
1997 David Laitin, Stanford University
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" (]ournal of Political Science, 25, No. 3, July 1995, 289-325)
1996 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
1996 Sylvia Maxfield
"Financial Incentives and Central Bank Authority in Industrializing Nations," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 556-589
1996 Nicolas van de Walle
"Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africa," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 453-489
1996 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
1996 Honorable Mention
Michael Bratton
"Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africa," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 453-489
1995 David Laitin, University of Chicago
"The Tower of Babel as a Coordination Game: Political Linguistics in Ghana" (American Political Science Review 88, No. 3, September 1994, 622-634)
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