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Organized Section 20: Sage Best Paper Award

Comparative Politics Section Award Recipients

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.


2016  Daniel Treisman, University of California, Los Angeles
"Misperceiving Inequality."  
2016  Vladimir Gimpelson, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
"Misperceiving Inequality."  
2015  Rafaela Dancygier, Princeton University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting 
2015  Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting 
2015  Sven Oskarsson, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting 
2015  Kåre Vernby, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting 
2014 Alberto Simpser, University of Chicago
"The Intergenerational Persistence of Attitudes Towards Corruption." Paper presented at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting
2014 Honorable Mention
Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University
"Mobilization by the Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa"
2014 Honorable Mention
Devra Moehler, University of Pennsylvania
"Mobilization by the Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa"
2013 Noam Lupu, Juan March Institute and University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America"
2013 Nicholas Carnes, Duke University
"Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America"
2013 Honorable Mention
Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
"Casual Effects of Leader Selection Rules on Leader Responsiveness and Cooperation: Evidence from Ugandan Community Organizations"
2012 Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Brown University
What Wins Votes: Why Some Politicians Opt Out of Clientelism
2011 Giovanni Capoccia, Oxford University
Normative frameworks, electoral interests, and the boundaries of legitimate participation in post-Fascist democracies. The case of Italy
2011 Honorable Mention
Noam Lupu, Princeton University
"The Structure of Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution." Presented at 2010 APSA meeting and American Political Science Review, 105
2011 Honorable Mention
Jonas Pontusson, University of Geneva
"The Structure of Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution." Presented at 2010 APSA meeting and American Political Science Review, 105
2010 Marcus Kreuzer, Villanova University
"Historical Knowledge and Quantitative Analysis: The Case of the Origins of Proportional Representation"
2010 Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
Elections, Information and Political Change in the Post -Cold War Era" Is the Runner Up
2010 Graeme Robertson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Elections, Information and Political Change in the Post -Cold War Era" Is the Runner Up
2009 Dan Slater, University of Chicago
"Economic Origins of Democratic Breakdown? Contrary Evidence from Southeast Asia and Beyond"
2009 Benjamin Smith, University of Florida
"Economic Origins of Democratic Breakdown? Contrary Evidence from Southeast Asia and Beyond." Presented at 2008 APSA Meeting
2008 Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"Rural Inequality and Electoral Authoritarianism." Presented at 2007 APSA Meeting
2007 Lily Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Informal Institutions, Accountability, and Public Goods Provision in Rural China
2006 Margarita Estevez-Abe, Harvard University
"Labor Markets, Public Policies, and Gender Equality: The Varieties of Capitalism Perspective and Beyond"
2006 Honorable Mention
James Gibson, Washington University
"Land Inequality and Squatting in South Africa: Judging Historical Injustice"
2005 Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
"Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War: Determinants of the Strategies of Warring Factions"
2005 Jeremy Weinstein, Stanford University
"Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War: Determinants of the Strategies of Warring Factions"
2005 Kevin O'Brien, University of California, Berkeley
"Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China"
2005 Lianjiang Li, Hong Kong Baptist University
"Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China"
2004 Daniel Posner, UCLA
"The Political Salience of Cultural Difference: Why Chewas and Tumbukas are Allies in Zambia and Adversaries in Malawi" (Presented at the 2003 meeting of the American Political Science Association)
2003 Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University
"The Politics of Low Fertility: Global Markets, Women's Employment and Birth Rates in Four Industrialized Democracies"
2003 Matthew Light, Yale University
"The Politics of Low Fertility: Global Markets, Women's Employment and Birth Rates in Four Industrialized Democracies"
2003 Honorable Mention
Anne Wren, Stanford University
"Government Formation in Corporatist Countries: An Application of the Portfolio Allocation Model to the Dutch Case."
2002 James Gibson, Wahington University
"Does Truth Lead to Reconciliation? Testing the Causal Assumptions of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Process"
2001 Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, University of California San Diego
"Federalism and Democratization in Mexico." Presented at the 2000 APSA Meeting
2001 Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford University
"Federalism and Democratization in Mexico." Presented at the 2000 APSA Meeting
2001 Barry Weingast, Stanford University
"Federalism and Democratization in Mexico." Presented at the 2000 APSA Meeting
2000 Torben Iversen, Harvard University
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?" Presented at 1999 APSA Meeting
2000 Thomas Cusack, Wissenschafzentrum Berlin
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?" Presented at 1999 APSA Meeting
1999 Torben Iversen, Harvard University
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?"
1999 Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
"Authoritarian Breakdown: Empirical Test of a Game Theoretic Argument." Presented at 1998 APSA Meeting
1998 Joel Hellman, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
"Winners Take All: The Politics of Partial Reform."
1997 Duane Swank, Marquette University
Funding the Welfare State”
1997 Isabela Mares, Harvard University
“Negotiating Risks: Employers and Development of Unemployment Insurance"
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