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2005 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.

  Richard Simeon, University of Toronto
Federal-Provincial Diplomacy (University of Toronto Press, 1972)

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.

  Megan Mullin, University of California, Berkeley
"Fighting Over Land and Water; Venues in Local Growth Disputes"

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.

  Robert Agranoff, Indiana 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.

  David Glick, Princeton University
"Strategic Retreat and the 1935 Gold Clause Cases: Upholding the New Deal to Challenge the New Deal"
  Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"
  Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"
  Charles Smith Jr., University of Mississippi
"A Spatial Model of Supreme Court Voting"

Law and Courts Best Journal Article Award
This award recognizes the best journal article in the field of law and courts written by a political scientist and published during the previous calendar year (for this award cycle, this means articles published during the 2013 calendar year). Articles published in all refereed journals and in law reviews are eligible, but book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible. Journal editors and members of the section may nominate articles. (This award was previously known as McGraw Hill Award and as the Houghton-Mifflin Award for the Best Journal Article in the Field of Law and Courts).

  Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Least Dangerous Branch Revisited: New Evidence on Supreme Court Responsiveness to Public Preferences." Journal of Politics 66(4):1018-1035.
  James Stimson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Least Dangerous Branch Revisited: New Evidence on Supreme Court Responsiveness to Public Preferences." Journal of Politics 66(4):1018-1035.

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.

  William Haltom, University of Puget Sound
Distorting The Law: Politics, Media, And The Litigation Crisis. Chicago: (University of Chicago Press)
  Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
Distorting The Law: Politics, Media, And The Litigation Crisis. (University of Chicago Press)

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.

  Joel Grossman, Johns Hopkins University

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).

  Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model. New York: Cambridge University Press. (1993)
  Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University
The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model. New York: Cambridge University Press. (1993)

Law and Courts Teaching and Mentoring Award
The Teaching and Mentoring Award recognizes innovative teaching and instructional methods and materials in law and courts. Examples of innovations that might be recognized by this award include (but are not limited to) outstanding textbooks, websites, classroom exercises, syllabi, or other devices designed to enhance the transmission of knowledge about law and courts to undergraduate or graduate students. The Teaching and Mentoring Award is supported by a generous contribution from the Division for Public Education of the American Bar Association. The Teaching and Mentoring Award Committee also advises the Organized Section on matters related to teaching and mentoring of students and colleagues.

  Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University
Legislative Studies

Alan Rosenthal Prize
In the spirit of Alan Rosenthal's work, this prize is dedicated to encouraging young scholars to study questions that are of importance to legislators and legislative staff and to conduct research that has the potential application to strengthening the practice of representative democracy.

  Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism (Cambridge University Press)

Carl Albert Dissertation Award
The Carl Albert Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in legislative studies. Topics may be national or subnational in focus-on Congress, parliaments, state legislatures, or other representative bodies.

  Robert Van Houweling, Harvard University
"Legislators' Personal Policy Preferences and Partisan Legislative Organization"
  Gail McElroy, Trinity College
"In Pursuit of Party Discipline: Committees and Cohesion in the European Parliament"

CQ Press Award
The CQ Press Award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

  Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
"Legislative Responsiveness to Campaign Challenges"

Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award
The Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award for the best article in the Legislative Studies Quarterly in the previous year.

  Sarah Binder, George Washington University
"The Limits of Senatorial Courtesy"
  Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University
"The Limits of Senatorial Courtesy"

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.

  Diana Evans, Trinity College
Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects To Build Majority Coalitions in Congress (Cambridge University Press).
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.

  Gosta Esping-Anderson, European University Institute
The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 1990).

Best Paper on Public Policy Award
The Best Paper on Public Policy Award recognizes the best paper on Public Policy given at the previous APSA Annual Meeting. This award carries a $500 prize.

  Karen Mossberger, Kent State University
"Race, Place, and Information Technology"
  Caroline Tolbert, Kent State University
"Race, Place, and Information Technology"
  Michele Gilbert, Kent State University
"Race, Place, and Information Technology"

Excellence in Mentoring Award
The Excellence in Mentoring Award has been established to recognize sustained efforts by a senior scholars to encourage and facilitate the career of emerging political scientists in the field of Public Policy. This award carries a $500 prize.

  Frank Baumgartner, Pennsylvania State University
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.

  Barry Burden, Harvard University
Beth Leech co-winner
  Beth Leech, Rutgers 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.

  Alan Ziobrowski, Georgia State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
  Brigitte Ziobrowski, Augusta State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
  Ping Cheng, Florida Atlantic University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
  James Boyd, Kent State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"

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.

  Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley
The Formation of National Party Systems
  Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Formation of National Party Systems

POP/Party Politics Award
The POP/Party Politics Award recognizes the best paper delivered on a Political Organizations and Parties-sponsored panel at the preceding APSA annual meeting.

  Michael Heaney, University of Florida
"Reputation and Leadership Inside Interest Group Coalitions"

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.

  James Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles
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.

  Scott Lamothe, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Verticle Integration in Municipal Service Provision: In-House Production of Previously Outsourced Services"
  Meeyoung Lamothe, University of Nebraska-Omaha
"Verticle Integration in Municipal Service Provision: In-House Production of Previously Outsourced Services"
  Richard Feiock, Florida State University
"Verticle Integration in Municipal Service Provision: In-House Production of Previously Outsourced Services"

Herbert A. Simon Book Award
The APSA Section on Public Administration is accepting for its annual book award, the Herbert A. Simon Book Award, for significant contributions to public administration scholarship. Books with publication dates of 2008, 2009, and 2010 are eligible for the 2014 award. The book’s orientation may be qualitative, quantitative, empirical, interpretive, ethnographic, historical, archival, normative, or theoretical. However, textbooks, revised editions of previously published books, and edited volumes are not eligible.

  John Rohr
Civil Servants and Their Constitutions (University of Kansas Press)
  Steven Maynard-Moody, University of Kansas
Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front-Lines of Public Service (University of Michigan Press)
  Michael Musheno, Arizona State University
Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front-Lines of Public Service (University of Michigan Press)
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.

  Anatol Rapoport, University of Toronto
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.

  V. Key Jr., late of Harvard University
"Southern Politics"

Lawrence Longley Award
The Lawrence Longley Award is given for the best article published in the previous year.

  Simon Hix, London School of Economics
"Electoral Institutions and Legislative Behavior: Explaining Voting Defection in the European Parliament" (World Politics, vol. 56, No. 2, Jan 2004, pp. 194-223).

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. ***

  Mona Lyne, University of South Carolina
"Endogenous Institutions: Electoral Law and Internal Party Dynamics in Brazil"
Presidents and Executive Politics

Best Undergraduate Paper Award
The Best Undergraduate Paper Award on executive politics recognizes the best undergraduate paper completed in the previous two academic years. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each committee member of the committee.

  Rebecca Stark, Carleton College
"The Influence of Foreign Affairs in Presidential Elections: 1992-2004"

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.

  Lawrence Jacobs, University of Minnesota
"Lumpers and Splitters: The Public Opinion Information that Politicians Collect and Use"
  James Druckman, University of Minnesota
"Lumpers and Splitters: The Public Opinion Information that Politicians Collect and Use"

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.

  Kevin McMahon, Trinity College
Reconsidering Roosevelt on Race: How the Presidency Paved the Road to Brown (University of Chicago Press).
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.

  Alexis Diamond, Harvard University
Genetic Matching for Estimating Causal Effects: A General Multivariate Matching Method for Achieving Balance in Observational Studies
  Jasjeet Sekhon, UC Berkeley
Genetic Matching for Estimating Causal Effects: A General Multivariate Matching Method for Achieving Balance in Observational Studies

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

  David Nickerson, University of Notre Dame
Scalable Protocols Offer Efficient Design for Field Experiments

Award Name Not Specified

  Michael Kellermann, Harvard University
"Bayesian estimation of ideal points in the British House of Commons using Early Day Motions"
  Betsy Sinclair, CalTech
"Is It Better to Be First or Last? The Ballot Order Effect"
Religion and Politics

Best Publication Award
The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best publication dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years.

  David Leege, University of Notre Dame
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period
  Kenneth Wald, University of Florida
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period
  Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period
  Paul Mueller, University of Notre Dame
The Politics of Cultural Difference: Social Change and Voter Mobilization Strategies in the Post-New Deal Period
Urban Politics

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

  James DeFilippis, CUNY, Baruch College
Unmaking Goliath: Community Control in the Face of Global Capital

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

  Christine Palus, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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.

  Paru Shah, Rice University

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper given at an Urban Politics Section panel at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

  Michael Jones-Correa, Cornell University

Norton Long Career Achievement Award
The Norton Long Career Achievement Award is presented annually to a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career through scholarly publication, the mentoring of students, and public service

  Martin Shefter, Cornell University
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.

  Thomas Bernauer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Genes, Trade, and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology (Princeton University Press, 2004).

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.

  Barry Rabe, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy (Brookings, 2004)

Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award
The Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award is named in honor of a young scholar who tragically passed away last year, is given for the best dissertations in the field of science, technology and environmental politics.

  Daniel Sherman, University of Puget Sound
Not Here, Not There: The Federal, State, and Local Politics of Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal in the United States (Cornell, August 2004).
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.

  Carisa Showden, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
"Mythologies of Choice: The Politics of Domestic Violence and Alternative Reproduction"

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.

  S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue University
Inclusion, Solidarity and Transnational Social Movements: The Global Movement Against Gender Violence
  Liesl Haas, California State University, Long Beach
Intergovernmental relations and feminist policy makings: A case study of domestic violence in Chile
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.

  Samuel Chambers, University of Wales Swansea
"The Alterirty of the Present: Reading Sexuality in Six Feet Under"

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.

  Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
"Desolation and Enlightenment. Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism and the Holocaust" (Columbia University Press, 2003)

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.

  Corey Robin, CUNY Brooklyn
Fear: The History of a Political Idea (Oxford University Press, 2004).
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.

  Timothy Smeeding, Syracuse University
Luxembourg Income Study

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.

  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.

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.

  Elisabeth Wood, Yale University
Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador (Cambridge University Press)
  Kathleen Thelen, Northwestern University
How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
  Honorable Mention
Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley
The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2004)
  Honorable Mention
Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2004)

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.

  Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
"Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War: Determinants of the Strategies of Warring Factions"
  Jeremy Weinstein, Stanford University
"Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War: Determinants of the Strategies of Warring Factions"
  Kevin O'Brien, University of California, Berkeley
"Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China"
  Lianjiang Li, Hong Kong Baptist University
"Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China"
European Politics and Society

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award is given for the best book on European Politics and society published in the previous year

  Chip Gagnon, Ithaca College
The Myth of Ethnic War: Serbia and Croatia in the 1990s. (Cornell University Press, 2004).

Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award
The Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation on European Politics and Society filed during the previous year.

  Uwe Puetter, Central European University
"The Eurogroup as a Forum for Informal Deliberation Among Ministers," defended at Queens University, Belfast
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.

  Richard Valelly, Swarthmore College
The Two Reconstructions: The Struggle for Black Enfranchisement (University of Chicago Press 2004)
  Honorable Mention
Kathleen Thelen, Northwestern University
How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan(Cambridge University Press, 2004)

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

  Peter Swenson, Yale University
"Varieties of Capitalist Interests: Power, Institutions, and the Regulatory Welfare State in the United States and Sweden," (Studies in American Political Development 18, Spring 2004)
Political Economy

McGillivray Best Paper Award
The McGillivray Best Paper Award is given for the best paper in Political Economy presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

  William Bernhard, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"When Markets Party: Stocks, Bonds and Cabinet Formations"
  David Leblang, University of Colorado, Boulder
"When Markets Party: Stocks, Bonds and Cabinet Formations"

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.

  Christopher Adolph, Harvard University
"The Dilemma of Disretion: Career Ambitions and the Politics of Central Banking"

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.

  Fiona McGillivray, New York University
Privileging Industry: The Comparative Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy (Princeton University Press, 2004)
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.

  Hamideh Sedghi, Columbia University
"Islamization, Globalization, and Gender in Iran: Compatible or Not?"

Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven Award
The Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven Award recognizes an activist group, in the region of the annual meeting, that puts the ideals of the New Political Science Section, ’to make the study of politics relevant to the struggle for a better world,’ into practice.

  , Institute for Policy Studies

Charles A. McCoy Career Achievement Award
The Charles A. McCoy Career Achievement Award recognizes a progressive political scientist who has had a long, successful career as a writer, teacher and activist.

  Stephen Bronner, Rutgers University

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.

  Katherine Stone, UCLA
"From Widgets to Digits: Employment Regulation for the Changing Workplace" (Cambridge UP, 2004)
Political Psychology

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

  Kristen Monroe, University of California, Irvine
The Hand of Compassion (Princeton University Press, 2004).
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.

  Philip Pollock III, University of Central Florida
"Teaching and Learning Online: Assessing the Effect of Gender Context on Active Learning"
  Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida
"Teaching and Learning Online: Assessing the Effect of Gender Context on Active Learning"
  Bruce Wilson, University of Central Florida
"Teaching and Learning Online: Assessing the Effect of Gender Context on Active Learning"
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.

  John Uhr, Australian National University
"Inequality and Inequity in Political Leadership: Henry Fielding's Satire in Jonathan Wild"
Foreign Policy

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

  George Shambaugh, Georgetown University
"Public Prudence and its Support for Counter-Terrorism Initiatives"
  William Josiger, Georgetown University
"Public Prudence and its Support for Counter-Terrorism Initiatives"
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.

  David Campbell, University of Notre Dame
"Community Heterogeneity and Participation"

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.

  James Druckman, 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.

  Stanley Presser, University of Maryland
Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys: Experiments on Question Form, Wording, and Context. NY: Academic Press, 1981.
  Howard Schumann, University of Michigan
Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys: Experiments on Question Form, Wording, and Context. NY: Academic Press, 1981
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.

  Sherene Razack, University of Toronot
Dark Threats and White Knights: The Somalia Affair, Peacekeeping and the New Imperialism
  Michele Berger, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Workable Sisterhood: The Political Journey of Stigmatized Women with HIV/AIDS
  Melissa Harris-Perry, University of Chicago
Barbershops, Bibles and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought
  Albert Samuels, Southern University
Is Separate Unequal? Black Colleges and the Challenge to Desegregation
International History and Politics

Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award
The Robert L. Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award for the best book on International History and Politics. This award may be granted to a single-authored or multi-authored book, or to an edited volume. The award will be given to works published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented. The copyright date of a book will establish the relevant year. Hence, books with a 2013 copyright date will be eligible for the award presented at the 2014 APSA meeting. To be considered for the award, nominations must be received by January 31, 2015.

  Jeffrey Taliaferro, Tufts University
Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery (Cornell University Press, 2004).
Comparative Democratization

Best Article Award
Single-authored or co-authored articles focusing directly on the subject of democratization and published in 2013 are eligible. Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. Copies of the article should be sent by email to each of the committee members.

  Lisa Baldez, Dartmouth College
"Elected Bodies: The Gender Quota Law for Legislative Candidates in Mexico," Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 2. (May 2004), pp. 231-258

Best Book Award
Given for the best book in the field of Comparative Democratization published in 2013 (authored, co-authored or edited). Copies of the nominated book should be sent to each committee member in time to arrive by March 14, 2014. Books received after this deadline cannot be considered.

  Kurt Schock, Rutgers University, Newark
Unarmed Insurrections: People Power Movements in Nondemocracies (University of Minnesota Press)
  Charles Tilly, Columbia University
Contention and Democracy in Europe, 1650-2000 (Cambridge University Press)

Best Field Work Award
This prize rewards dissertation students who conduct especially innovative and difficult fieldwork. Scholars who are currently writing their dissertations or who complete their dissertations in 2013 are eligible. Candidates must submit two chapters of their dissertation and a letter of nomination from the chair of their dissertation committee describing the field work. The material submitted must describe the field work in detail and should provide one or two key insights from the evidence collected in the field. The chapters may be sent electronically or in hard copy directly to each committee member.

  Lily Tsai, Harvard University
"The Informal State: Governance, Accountability, and Public Goods Provision in Rural China," PhD dissertation at Harvard University

Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award
Given for the best dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy completed and accepted in the two calendar years immediately prior to the APSA Annual Meeting where the award will be presented (2012 or 2013 for the 2014 Annual Meeting). The prize can be awarded to analyses of individual country cases as long as they are clearly cast in a comparative perspective. A hard copy of the dissertation, accompanied by a letter of support from a member of the dissertation committee should be sent to each member of the prize selection committee.

  Staffan Lindberg, Lund University
"The Power of Elections: Democratic Participation, Competition, and Legitimacy in Africa"
Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

Alexander L. George Article Award
Honors Alexander George’s contributions to the comparative case-study method, including his work linking that method to a systematic concern with research design, and his contribution of developing the idea and the practice of process tracing. This award may be granted to a journal article or to a chapter in an edited volume that stands on its own as an article. The award will be given to an article or book chapter published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented, with the date of publication being established by the journal issue for articles and the copyright date of the book for chapters. Articles or chapters published in 2013 will be eligible for the 2014 award.

  Gary Goertz, University of Arizona
"The Possibility Principle: Choosing Negative Cases in Comparative Research." American Political Science Review 98, no. 4 (November 2004): 653-669
  Henry Hale, Indiana University
"Divided We Stand: Institutional Sources of Ethnofederal State Survival and Collapse." World Politics 56, no. 2 (January 2004): 165-193.
  James Mahoney, Northwestern University
"The Possibility Principle: Choosing Negative Cases in Comparative Research." American Political Science Review 98, no. 4 (November 2004): 653-669

Giovanni Sartori Book Award
The Giovanni Sartori Book Award honors Giovanni Sartori’s work on qualitative methods and concept formation, and especially his contribution to helping scholars think about problems of context as they refine concepts and apply them to new spatial and temporal settings. The award is intended to encompass two types of contributions: new research on methodology per se, i.e., studies that introduce specific methodological innovations or that synthesize and integrate methodological ideas in a way that is in itself a methodological contribution; and substantive work that is an exemplar for the application of qualitative methods. This award may be granted to a single-authored or multi-authored book, or to an edited volume. The award will be given to works published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented. The copyright date of a book will establish the relevant year. Hence, books with a 2013 copyright date will be eligible for the award presented at the 2014 APSA meeting.

  Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards. (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
  David Collier, University of California, Berkeley
Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards. (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

Sage Paper Award
The Sage Paper Award honors Sara and George McCune, who founded and sustained Sage Publications as a leading publisher of social science methodology -- including very centrally qualitative methods. This award will be given to a paper presented at the previous Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.

  Colin Elman, Arizona State University
"Theoretical Typologies in the Qualitative Study of International Politics."
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