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2000 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.

  David Walker, University of Connecticut
Toward a Functioning Federalism (Winthrop Publishers, 1981)

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.

  Alexandra Filindra, Rutgers University
"Fiscal Federalism and the Politics of Intergovernmental Grants: Lessons for the European Union"

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.

  Thomas Anton, Boston 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.

  Laura Langer, University of Arizona
"Does the Chief Justice on State Courts of Last Resort Shape Judicial Review? The Case of Workers' Compensation"

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.

  Michael Ebeid, Yale University
"Do Presidents Shape Supreme Court Ideology? An Analysis of Judicial Agreement Tendencies"

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.

  Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University
Majority Rule or Minority Will: Adherence to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
Majority Rule or Minority Will: Adherence to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press, 1999)

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.

  Beverly Cook, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lifetime Achievement Award

Law and Courts Lasting Contribution Award
The Last Contribution Award is given annually for work that stands the test of time, work that inspires long after the issue that gave rise to that work is a true mark of distinction. Each year a book or journal article, 10 years old or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts. (From 2001 to 2007 this was titled the Wadsworth Publishing Award).

  Robert Dahl, Yale University
"Decision-Making in a Democracy: The Supreme Court as a National Policy Maker" Journal of Public Law, 1958
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.

  David Brady, Stanford University
"Strong Parties Revisited, 1870-1930"
  Kara Buckley, Stanford University
"Strong Parties Revisited, 1870-1930"
  Douglas Rivers, Stanford University
"Strong Parties Revisited, 1870-1930"

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 Canon, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of Black Majority Districts (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
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.

  Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University
Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
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.

  Kevin Hula, Loyola University
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.

  Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States," American Political Science Review, 92(2)
  Pradeep Chhibber, University of California-Berkeley
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States" (American Political Science Review, 92(2))

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.

  Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States" (American Political Science Review, 92(2))

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.

  Kenneth Janda, Northwestern University
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.

  Jeffrey Brudney, University of Georgia
"From Organizational Values to Organizational Roles: Examining Representative Bureaucracy in State Administration"
  Deil Wright, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"From Organizational Values to Organizational Roles: Examining Representative Bureaucracy in State Administration"
  F. Hebert, University of Utah
"From Organizational Values to Organizational Roles: Examining Representative Bureaucracy in State Administration"
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.

  Robert Powell, University of California-Berkeley
In the Shadow of Power (Princeton University Press, 1999)
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.

  G. Bingham Powell Jr., University of Rochester
Contemporary Democracies: Participation, Stability and Violence (Harvard University Press, 1982)

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. ***

  Stephen Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
  James Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
  Jonathan Woon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
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.

  Kevin Price, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"The Partisan Legacies of Preemptive Leadership: Assessing the Eisenhower Cohorts in the U.S. House"

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.

  Keith Whittington, Princeton University
"Institutional Development in a System Separation of Powers"
  Daniel Carpenter, University of Michigan
"Institutional Development in a System Separation of Powers"

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.

  David Yalof, University of Connecticut
Pursuit of Justices: Presidential Politics and the Selection of Supreme Court Nominees (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
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.

  Peter VonDoepp, Pepperdine University
"Presbyterians, Catholics, and Grassroots Politics: Local Churches in Malawi's Post-Authoritarian Era"

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

  Anthony Gill, University of Washington
"Religious Values, Social Change, and Democracy in Latin America"
Urban Politics

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

  Jeffrey Henig, The George Washington University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
  Richard Hula, Michigan State University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
  Desiree Pedescleaux, Spelman College
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education
  Marion Orr, Brown University
The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics, and the Challenge of Urban Education

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

  Patrick Joyce, Harvard University

Byran Jackson Dissertation Research on Minority Politics Award
The Byran Jackson Award recognizes the outstanding scholarship by a graduate student in the area of race and urban politics.

  Joshua Behr, University of New Orleans
"An Explanation for the Presence of Minority-Opportunity Districts and the Election of Hispanics and Blacks to the City Council within Single Member District Election Systems"
  Mara Sidney, University of Colorado
"Social Constructions of Race and Class in Fair Housing Policy"
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.

  Mala Htun, Harvard University
"Private Lives, Public Policies: Divorce, Abortion, and Family Equality in Latin America."

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.

  Margaret Moore, University of Waterloo
"The Ethics of Care and Justice," in Women and Politics 20(2): 1-16 (April 1999)
Foundations of Political Thought

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.

  Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University
Facing the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation (Princeton University Press, 1999)

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.

  Alan Patten, McGill University
Hegel's Idea of Freedom (Oxford University Press, 1999)
Information Technology and Politics

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.

  , Center for Responsive Politics
www.OpenSecrets.org

Instructional Web Application Award

  , Warner Institute for Education in Democracy
http://www.unicam.state.ne.us/focus/

Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award
The Outstanding Political Science Computer Software Award recognizing excellence in the creation of political science computer software for classroom or research applications.

  Michael Corbett, Ball State University
"Poli-Tutor"
  , University of California, Berkeley
"Computer-Assisted Survey Methods Program," http://csa.berkeley.edu/
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.

  Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
"Wanton and Senseless? The Logic of Massacres in Algeria" (Rationality and Society 11(3): 243-285)
  Douglas Dion, University of Iowa
"Evidence and Inference in the Comparative Case Study," Comparative Politics 30:2 (January 1998)
  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

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.

  Alexander Hicks, Emory University
Social Democracy and Welfare Capitalism: A Century of Income Security Policies (Cornell, 1999)
  Daniel Treisman, University of Michigan
After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia (University of Michigan 1999)
  Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Contested Economic Institutions: The Politics of Macroeconomics and Wage Bargaining in Advanced Democracies (Cambridge University Press 1999)

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?" Presented at 1999 APSA Meeting
  Thomas Cusack, Wissenschafzentrum Berlin
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?" Presented at 1999 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.

  Paul Brace, Rice University
"Public Opinion in the American States"
  Craig Arceneaux, Rice University
"Public Opinion in the American States"
  Martin Johnson, Rice University
"Public Opinion in the American States"
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.

  Roderick Hart, University of Texas

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.

  Milton Lodge Dr., Stony Brook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
  Charles Tabor, Stonybrook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
  Aron Galonsky, Stonybrook University
"The Political Consequences of Motivated Reasoning: Partisan Bias in Information Processing"
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.

  Elizabeth Sanders, Cornell University
Roots of Reform: Farmers, Workers, and the American State 1877-1917 (University of Chicago Press, 1999)

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

  Eileen McDonagh, Northeastern University
Race, Class, and Gender in the Progressive Era: Restructing State and Society," Progressivism and the New Democracy (University of Massachusetts Press, 1999)
  Frank Dobbin, Harvard University
"Civil Rights Law at Work: Sex Discrimination and the Rise of Maternity Leave Policies" (American Journal of Sociology 105(2): 455-492)
  Erin Kelly, Princeton University
"Civil Rights Law at Work: Sex Discrimination and the Rise of Maternity Leave Policies" (American Journal of Sociology 105(2): 455-492)
Political Economy

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.

  Robert Powell, University of California at Berkley
In the Shadow of Power (Princeton University Press, 1999)
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.

  Carl Swidorski, The College of Saint Rose
"Political Science and the First Amendment: Ignoring Labor's Role in the Struggle for Freedom of Expression"

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.

  John Ehrenberg, Illinois State University
Globalization: the New Market Ideology (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001)
Political Psychology

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

  Martin Gilens, University of California, Los Angeles
Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
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.

  Matthew Reed, DeVry Institute
"Back to Square One; Reinventing Political Science as a Humanistic Pursuit with Career-Minded Students"
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.

  Robert Huckfeldt, Indiania University
"Political Environments, Micro-environments, and the Dynamics of Political Preference"
  John Sprague, Washington University
"Political Environments, Micro-environments, and the Dynamics of Political Preference"

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.

  Christopher Anderson, Binghamton University- SUNY

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.

  John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles
The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinions (Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Warren E. Miller Award
The Warren E. Miller Prize is awarded every two or three years for an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in the Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior field.

  Sidney Verba, Harvard University
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.

  Robert Lee, Marians Baptist Academy
Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture (Temple University Press, 1999)
  Mary Waters, Institute for Initative and Referendum
Black Identities: West Indian Immigrant Dreams and American Realities ( Harvard University Press, 1999)

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

  Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Yale University
"Fluid Borders: Latino Identity Community and Politics in Los Angeles"
  Kristen Maher, University of California, Irvine
"A Stranger in the House: American Ambivalence About Immigrant Labor"
  Diane-Michele Prindeville, University of Mexico
"On the Streets and in the State House: American Indian and Hispanic Women and Environmental Policymaking in New Mexico."

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.

  Yasmeen Abu-Laban, University of Alberta
"Reconstructing an Inclusive Citizenship: Globalization, Migration, and Difference"
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