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2006 Award Recipients

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Jennifer Bussell, University of California, Berkeley
"International Norms on ICTs for Development: New Data, Initial Findings, and Opportunities for Analysis"

  Marc Howard, Georgetown University
"Liberalizing Electoral Outcomes in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes"
  Matthew Hindman, Arizona State University
"The Real Lessons of Howard Dean: Reflections on the First Digital Campaign," Prespectives on Political Science, 3:1 (March 2005)
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.

 

Martha Derthick, University of Virginia
New Towns, In Town: Why a Federal Program Failed (Urban Institute, 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.

  Pietro Nivola, The Brookings Institution
"Making Sense of Subsidiarity: Why Federalism Matters"

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.

  Peter Koehn, University of Colorado, Boulder
  William Livingston, University of Texas, Austin
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.

 

Kevin McGuire, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Mapping the Policies of the U.S. Supreme Court: Data, Opinions, and Constitutional Law"

  Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Mapping the Policies of the U.S. Supreme Court: Data, Opinions, and Constitutional Law"

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.

  Honorable Mention
Matthew Ingram, University of New Mexico
"Judicial Efficiency in 17 Mexico States, 1993-2000"

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).

  Lee Epstein, Northwestern University School of Law
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"
  Daniel Ho, Harvard University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"
  Jeffrey Segal, Stony Brook University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis"

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.

  Peter Russell, University of Toronto
Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonies (University of Toronto Press, 2005)

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.

  Sheldon Goldman, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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).

  Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

McGraw Hill Award
The Best Journal Article Award recognizes the best journal article on law and courts written by a political scientist and published during the previous calendar year.

  Gary King, Harvard University
"The Supreme Court During Crisis," New York University Law Review, 80, 1 (April 2005): 1-116

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.

  Ronald Kahn, Oberlin College
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.

 

Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Issue Politics in Congress (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

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.

  Kathryn Pearson, University of California, Berkeley
"Party Discipline in the Contemporary Congress: Rewarding Loyalty in Theory and Practice"

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

  R. Brian Law, University of California, Los Angeles
"Declining Fortunes: Institutional Change and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-2002"
  Linda Fowler, Dartmouth College
"Declining Fortunes: Institutional Change and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-2002"

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

  James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Influence Without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation," Legislative Studies Quarterly 30 (4): 529-48
  Lanny Martin, Rice University
"Influence Without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation," Legislative Studies Quarterly 30 (4): 529-48
  Michael Thies, University of California, Los Angeles
"Influence Without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation," Legislative Studies Quarterly 30 (4): 529-48

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.

  Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Issue Politics in Congress (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
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.

 

Charles Lindblom, Yale University
Politics and Markets: The World's Political Economic Systems (Basic Books, 1977)

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.

  Richard Fording, University of Kentucky
"The Color of Devolution: The Politics of Local Punishment in the New World of Welfare"
  Sanford Schram, Bryn Mawr College
"The Color of Devolution: The Politics of Local Punishment in the New World of Welfare"
  Joe Soss, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The Color of Devolution: The Politics of Local Punishment in the New World of Welfare"

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.

  Kenneth Meier, Texas A&M 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.

 

Andrea Campbell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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.

  Michael Laver, New York University
"Policy and the Dynamics of Political Competition," American Political Science Review, May 2005

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.

  Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
  Mathew McCubbins, University of California, San Diego
Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

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.

  Hans Noel, Princeton University
"Ideology, Party, and the Creation of the Anti-Slavery Coalition"

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.

  Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University
Public Administration

Best Article Award
The Best Article Award recognizes the best article published in the American Review of Public Administration.

 

Suzanne Piotrowski, Rutgers University, Newark
"Outsourcing the Constitution and Administrative Law Norms"

  David Rosenbloom, American University
"Outsourcing the Constitution and Administrative Law Norms"

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 Wenger, University of Georgia
"Employment, Privatization, and Managerial Choice: Does Contracting Out Reduce Public Sector Employment?"
  Sergio Fernandez, Indiana University
"Employment, Privatization, and Managerial Choice: Does Contracting Out Reduce Public Sector Employment?"
  Craig Smith, University of Georgia
"Employment, Privatization, and Managerial Choice: Does Contracting Out Reduce Public Sector Employment?"

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.

  Henry Richardson, Georgetown University
Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford University Press, 2003)
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.

 

Andrew Kydd, University of Pennsylvania
Trust and Mistrust in International Relations (Princeton University Press, 2005)

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.

 

Seymour Lipset
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (New York: Free Press, 1967)

  Stein Rokkan
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (New York: Free Press, 1967)

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

  Erik Engstrom, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Manufactured Responsiveness: The Impact of State Electoral Laws on the Unified Party Control of the Presidency and House of Representatives, 1840-1940." American Journal of Political Science 49: 531-49.
  Samuel Kernell, University of California, San Diego
"Manufactured Responsiveness: The Impact of State Electoral Laws on the Unified Party Control of the Presidency and House of Representatives, 1840-1940." American Journal of Political Science 49: 531-49.

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. ***

  Martin Edwards, Seton Hall University
"Personal Votes and Public Expenditure"
  Frank Thames, Texas Tech University
"Personal Votes and Public Expenditure"
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.

 

Andrew Kaufman, Carleton College
"Historical Continuities in the 2004 Presidential Debates"

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.

  Michael Cutrone, Princeton University
"Parties, Pivots, and the Patients' Bill of Rights"

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.

  Andrew Rudalevige, Dickinson College
"Parsing the Politicized Presidency: Centralization and Politicization as Presidential Strategies for Bureaucratic Control"
  David Lewis, Princeton University
"Parsing the Politicized Presidency: Centralization and Politicization as Presidential Strategies for Bureaucratic Control"

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.

  Louis Fisher, Library of Congress, Law Division
Military Tribunals and Presidential Power: American Revolution to the War on Terrorism (University Press of Kansas, 2005)
  Joel Aberbach, University of California, Los Angeles
The Executive Branch (Oxford University Press, 2005)
  Mark Peterson, University of California, Los Angeles
The Executive Branch (Oxford University Press, 2005)
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.

 

Kevin Quinn, Harvard University
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"

  Burt Monroe, Michigan State University
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
  Michael Colaresi, Michigan State University
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
  Michael Crespin, University of Georgia
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
  Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"

John T. Williams Dissertation Prize
In recognition of the John T. Williams' contribution to graduate training, the John T. Williams Award has been established for the best dissertation proposal in the area of political methodology. Proposals using quantitative or qualitative methods are welcomed. Proposals are due March 1st and should follow National Science Foundation format guidelines.

  Roman Ivanchenko, Ohio State University
"Interactions Between the Supreme Court and Congress: A Different Look at the Decision-Making Process"

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

  Robert Franzese Jr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Empirical Strategies for Various Manifestations of Multilevel Data," Political Analysis 13:4 (Fall 2005): 430-446

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  Betsy Sinclair, California Institute of Technology
"Is It Better to Be First or Last? The Ballot Order Effect"
  Michael Kellermann, Harvard University
"Bayesian Estimation of Ideal Points in the British House of Commons Using Early Day Motions"
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.

 

Andrew March, University of Oxford
"Islamic Doctrines of Citizenship in Liberal Democracies: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus"

  Gregory Smith, University of Virginia
"Political Parishes: The Influence of Priests on the Voting Behavior and Political Attitudes of American Catholics"

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

  David Campbell, University of Notre Dame
"The Religion Card: Evangelicals, Catholics, and Gay Marriage in the 2004 Presidential Election"
  Quin Monson, Brigham Young University
"The Religion Card: Evangelicals, Catholics, and Gay Marriage in the 2004 Presidential Election"
Urban Politics

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

 

Richardson Dilworth, Drexel University
The Urban Origins of Suburban Autonomy (Harvard University Press, 2005)

  Romain Garbaye, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
Getting into Local Power: The Politics of Ethnic Minorities in British and French Cities (Blackwell Publishing, 2005)

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.

  Angela Hagan PhD, University of Louisville
Race, Consolidation, and Regionalism

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.

  Dorothy Shipps, Teachers College, Columbia University
"'Sticky' School Reform: A Path Dependent Argument about Corporate Influence and Union Weakness in 20th Century Chicago"
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.

 

Darrell West, Brown University
Digital Government: Technology and Public Sector Performance (Princeton University Press, 2005)

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.

  Christopher Bosso, Northeastern University
Environment, Inc.: From Grassroots to Beltway (University Press of Kansas, 2005)
  Eric Montpetit, Université de Montréal
Misplaced Distrust: Policy Networks and the Environment in France, the United States, and Canada (UBC Press, 2003)

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.

  Sangbum Shin, University of Oregon
"From Red to Green: Economic Globalization and Environmental Protection in China"
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.

 

Kate Bedford, Rutgers University
"The World Bank's Employment Programs in Ecudor and Beyond: Empowering Women, Domesticating Men, and Resolving the Social Reproduction Dilemma"

  Honorable Mention
Mona Lena Krook, Columbia University
"Politicizing Representation: Campaigns for Candidate Gender Quotas Worldwide"

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.

  Laura Sjoberg, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"Gendering the Power of Immunity: Empathetic War-Fighting and Jus in Bellow"
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.

 

Patchen Markell, University of Chicago
"The Insufficiency of Non-Domniation"

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.

  Henry Richardson, Georgetown University
Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford 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.

  Elisabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University
Kant's Politics: Provisional Theory for an Uncertain World (Yale University Press, 2005)
  Jennifer Pitts, Princeton University
A Turn to Empire: Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France (Princeton University Press, 2005)
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.

 

Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina
Voting Behavior: The 2004 Election

  Carmine Scavo, East Carolina University
Voting Behavior: The 2004 Election
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.

 

David Cingranelli, SUNY, Binghamton
CIRI Human Rights dataset

  David Richards, University of Memphis
CIRI Human Rights dataset

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.

  Tulia Falleti, University of Pennsylvania
"A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective," American Political Science Review 99:3 (August 2005)

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.

  Daniel Posner, University of California, Los Angeles
Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

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.

  Margarita Estevez-Abe, Harvard University
"Labor Markets, Public Policies, and Gender Equality: The Varieties of Capitalism Perspective and Beyond"
  Honorable Mention
James Gibson, Washington University
"Land Inequality and Squatting in South Africa: Judging Historical Injustice"
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

 

Giovanni Capoccia, University of Oxford
Defending Democracy: Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)

  Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

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.

  Deborah Boucoyannis, Harvard University
"Land, Courts, and Parliaments: The Hidden Sinews of Power in the Emergence of Constitutionalism"

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper presented at a panel sponsored by the section at the most recent meeting

  Milada Vachudova, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Democratization and the Leverage of International Actors: Illiberal Regimes and the European Union"
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.

 

Daniel Smith, University of Florida
"Do State-Level Ballot Measures Affect Presidential Elections? Gay Marriage and the 2004 Election"

  Caroline Tolbert, Kent State University
"Do State-Level Ballot Measures Affect Presidential Elections? Gay Marriage and the 2004 Election"
  Todd Donovan, Western Washington University
"Do State-Level Ballot Measures Affect Presidential Elections? Gay Marriage and the 2004 Election"

State Politics and Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) Best Paper Award
The State Politics and Policy Award is given for the best paper on state politics and policy presented at any professional meeting in the previous calendar year.

  Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
"What Polarizes Parties? Preferences and Agenda Control in American State Legislatures"
  Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
"What Polarizes Parties? Preferences and Agenda Control in American State Legislatures"
  Mathew McCubbins, University of California, San Diego
"What Polarizes Parties? Preferences and Agenda Control in American State Legislatures"
Political Communication

Timothy Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award
The Cook Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented by a graduate student at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Michael Parkin, University of Minnesota
"Engaging with Late Night Comedy's Serious Message: How Late Night Candidate Apperances Affect Young People's Political Decisions"

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.

  Robert Entman, George Washington University

Doris Graber Award
The Doris Graber Award recognizes the best book published on political communication in the last ten years.

  Pippa Norris, Harvard University
A Virtuous Circle (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

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.

  Jennifer Jerit, Florida State University
"Reform, Rescue, or Run Out of Money? Problem Definitions in the Social Security Reform Debate"
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.

 

Ken Kersch, Princeton University
Constructing Civil Liberties: Discontinuities in the Development of American Constitutional Law (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

  Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University
Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation (Oxford University Press, 2005)

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

  David Robertson, University of Missouri, St. Louis
"Madison's Opponents and Constitutional Design," American Political Science Review, vol. 99, no. 2 (May 2005)
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.

 

Marcus Kurtz, Ohio State University
"The Politics of Time Horizons: Strategic Dynamics of Capital Account and Trade Liberalization in Contemporary Latin America"

Michael Wallerstein Award
The Michael Wallerstein Award is given for the best published article in Political Economy in the previous calendar year.

  Abhijit Banerjee, University of Delaware
"History, Institutions, and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India," American Economic Review 95(4), September 2005
  Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard University
"History, Institutions, and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India," American Economic Review 95(4), September 2005

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.

  Guillermo Trejo, Duke University
"Indigenous Insurgency: Protest, Rebellion, and the Politicization of Ethnicity in 20th Century Mexico"

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.

  Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, Bloomington
Understanding Institutional Diversity (Princeton University Press, 2005)
Ecological and Transformational Politics

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.

 

Sarah Brooks, Ohio State University
"The Politics of Time Horizons: Strategic Dynamics of Capital Account and Trade Liberalization in Contemporary Latin America"

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.

 

Immanuel Ness, Brooklyn College / CUNY
"Temporary Labor Migration and the Labor Movement: Globalization and Worker Resistance to Restructuring Information Technology"

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.

   

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.

  Carl Boggs, National 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.

  Odd Westad, London School of Economics and Political Science
The Global Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
Political Psychology

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in political psychology filed during the previous year.

 

David Nickerson, University of Notre Dame
"Measuring Interpersonal Influence"

  Darren Schreiber, University of California, San Diego
"Evaluating Politics: A Search for the Neural Substrates of Political Thought"

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

  Philip Tetlock, University of California, Berkeley
Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? (Princeton University Press, 2005)

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given to the most outstanding paper in political psychology delivered at the previous year’s Annual Meeting.

  Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
"Competitive Framing"
  James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Competitive Framing"
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.

 

David Rankin, SUNY, Fredonia
"U.K.-U.S. Identity, Political Knowledge, and the War in Iraq"

Foreign Policy

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

 

Lori Gronich, Georgetown University
"The Cognitive Miser Theory of Decision Making and U.S. Responses to Nuclear Threats and Terrorist Attacks"

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.

 

Larry Bartels, Princeton University
"What's the Matter with What's the Matter with Kansas?: Class, Culture, and Presidential Voting, 1952-2004"

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.

  Stephen Nicholson, University of California, Merced
  Joshua Tucker, Princeton University

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.

  James Piereson, Manhattan Institute
Political Tolerance and American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 1982)
  George Marcus, Williams College
Political Tolerance and American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 1982)
  John Sullivan, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
Political Tolerance and American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 1982)

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.

  Morris Fiorina, Stanford 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.

 

Donna Van Cott, University of Tennessee
From Movements to Parties in Latin America: The Evolution of Ethnic Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

  Robert Lieberman, Columbia University
Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective (Princeton University Press, 2005)
  Lisa Garcia Bedolla, University of California, Irvine
Fluid Borders: Latino Power, Identity and Politics in Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2005)
  Ange-Marie Hancock, Yale University
The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the 'Welfare Queen' (NYU Press, 2005)

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

  Khalilah Brown-Dean, Ohio State University
"One Lens, Multiple Views: Felon Disenfranchisement Laws and American Political Inequality"
  Naomi Murakawa, Yale University
"Electing to Punish: Congress, Race, and the American Criminal Justice State"
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.

 

Victoria Tin-bor Hui, University of Notre Dame
War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

  Honorable Mention
Daryl Press, University of Pennsylvania
Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Evaluate Military Threats (Cornell University Press, 2005)
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.

 

Lucan Way, University of Toronto
"Authoritarian Statebuilding and the Sources of Regime Competitiveness in the Fourth Wave World Politics," World Politics 57, 2 (January 2005): 231-61

  Philip Roessler, University of Maryland
"Liberalizing Electoral Outcomes in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes"

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.

  M. Fish, University of California, Berkeley
Democracy Derailed in Russia: The Failure of Open Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

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.

  Manal Jamal, McGill University
"After the Peace Processes: Foreign Donor Assistance and the Political Economy of Marginalization in Palestine and El Salvador"
  Anupma Kulkarni, Stanford University
"Demons and Demos: Violence, Memory, and Citizenship in Post-Conflict States"

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.

  Mieczyslaw Boduszynski, University of California, Berkeley
"Explaining Post-Communist Diversity: Regime Change in the Yugoslav Successor States, 1990-2004"
Human Rights

Best Book Award
The competition is open to all books on human rights that were written by a political scientist and published in the previous two years.

 

Eric Stover, University of California, Berkeley
The Witnesses: War Crimes and the Promise of Justice in the Hague (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005)

Best Dissertation Award
Political Science dissertations that focus on human rights and completed and accepted in the previous two calendar years are eligible for the award competition.

  Matthew Price, Harvard University
"Political Conception of Asylum"
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.

 

George Thomas, Williams College
"What Dataset: The Qualitative Foundations of Law and Courts Scholarship," Law and Courts 16 (1): 5-12

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.

  Alexander George, Stanford University
Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (MIT Press, 2005)
  Andrew Bennett, Georgetown University
Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (MIT Press, 2005)

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.

  Giovanni Capoccia, University of Oxford
"The Study of Critical Junctures: Theory, Narrative, and Counterfactuals in Institutional Theory"
  R. Kelemen, Oxford University
"The Study of Critical Junctures: Theory, Narrative, and Counterfactuals in Institutional Theory"
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