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2007 Award Recipients

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  Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan
Election Night's All Right for Fighting
  Jong Hee Park, Washington University in St. Louis
Best Poster
  Arthur Spirling, University of Rochester
John T. Williams Dissertation Prize
  Kevin Kruse, Princeton University
Urban Politics Section- Best Book Award
  Kenneth Greene, University of Texas, Austin
Best Paper: A Resource Theory of Single-Party Dominance
Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations

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.

  David Forsythe, University of Nebraska
Distinguished Scholar Award
  Barry Rabe, University of Michigan
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.

  J. Pickerill, Washington State University
The Supreme Court and the Political Regime: The New Right Regime and Religious Freedom
  Cornell Clayton, Washington State University
The Supreme Court and the Political Regime: The New Right Regime and Religious Freedom

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.

  Shauhin Talesh, University of California, Berkeley
How Manufacturers Force Consumers to 'Holster' Consumer Warranty Protection Law 'Weapons'
  Douglas Kriner
Hail to the Chief? Two Mechanisms of Congressional Influence over Presidential War-Making

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).

  Sara Benesh, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Understanding Public Confidence in American Courts"

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.

  Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University
Judges and Their Audiences: A Perspective on Judicial Behavior

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.

  Saul Brenner, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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).

  H.W. Perry Jr., University of Texas, Austin
Deciding to Decide (Harvard University Press, 1994)

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.

  Susette Talarico, University of Georgia
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.

  Nancy Martorano Miller, University of Dayton
Balancing Power: Committee System Autonomy and Legislative Organization

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

  John Griffin, University of Notre Dame
Senate Apportionment as a Source of Political Inequality

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.

  Gregory Wawro, Columbia University
Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the U.S. Senate
  Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the U.S. Senate
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.

  Susan Yackee, University of Wisconsin, Madision

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.

  Richard Hall, University of Michigan
Lobbying as Legislative Subsidy
  Alan Deardorff, University of Michigan
Lobbying as Legislative Subsidy

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.

  Henry Hale, George Washington University
Why not Parties in Russia? Democracy, Federalism, and the State
  Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford University
Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and Its Demise in Mexico

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.

  Georgia Kernell, Columbia University
Candidate Selction and Political Participation

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.

  Paul Beck, Ohio State University
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.

  Kenneth Meier, Texas A&M University
Management Theory and Occam's Razor: How Public Organizations Buffer the Environment
  Laurence O'Toole, University of Georgia
Management Theory and Occam's Razor: How Public Organizations Buffer the Environment

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.

  Arjen Boin, Leiden University
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
  Eric Stern, Uppsala Universistet
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
  Bengt Sundelius, Uppsala Universitet
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
  Dvora Yanow, Cal State University, East Bay
Constructing "Race" and "Ethnicity" in America: Category-Making in Public Policy and Administration
  Paul 't Hart
The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure
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.

  Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, New York University
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.

  Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's Electoral System

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

  Jeffrey Karp, University of Exeter
Why Politicians Like Electora Institutions: Self-Interest, Values, or Ideology?
  Todd Donovan, Western Washington University
Why Politicians Like Electoral Institutions: Self-Interest, Values, or Ideology?
  Shaun Bowler, University of California, Riverside
Why Politicians Like Electoral Institutions: Self-Interest, Values, or Ideology?

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. ***

  Jean-Benoit Pilet, Free University Brussels
Why Do Big Parties Oppose Majority Systems: Satisfaction and Electoral Reform in Belgium

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.

  Carrie Roush, Dickinson College
Best Undergraduate Paper Award for " 'Great Writ,' Great Power: Habeas Corpus and Prerogative in the Lincoln and Bush II Presidencies"

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 Parsneau, University of Minnesota
Politicizing Priority Departments: Presidential Policy Priorities and Subcabinet Nominations

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.

  Jeffrey Cohen, Fordham University
Change and Stability in the President's Legislative Policy Agenda, 1789-2002
  Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, University of North Texas
Change and Stability in the President's Legislative Policy Agenda, 1789-2002

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.

  Brandice Canes-Wrone, Princeton University
Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy, and the Public (University of Chicago 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.

  Alberto Abadie, Harvard University
Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program
  Alexis Diamond, Harvard University
Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program
  Jens Hainmueller, Harvard University
Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program

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

  Frederick Boehmke, University of Iowa
The Influence of Unobserved Factors on Position Timing and Content in the NAFTA Vote

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  Christopher Achen, Princeton University
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.

  Ahmet Kuru, San Diego State University
Dynamics of Secularism: State-Religion Relations in the United States, France, and Turkey

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

  Elizabeth Oldmixon, University of North Texas
When Church Teachings and Republican Ideology Collide: The Perspectives of Catholic Republicans in the House of Representatives

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

  Melissa Deckman
School Board Battles: The Christian Right in Local Politics
Urban Politics

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

  Reuel Rogers, Northwestern University
Afro-Caribbean Immigrants and the Politics of Incorporation: Ethnicity, Exception or Exit

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

  Paru Shah, Macalester College
The Politics and Policy Implications of Latino Representation in Education

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
Electoral Representation of New Actors in Suburbia

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

  Elaine Sharp, University of Kansas
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.

  Yochai Benkler, Yale Law School
The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (Yale University Press, 2006)

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.

  Sheldon Kamieniecki, University of California, Santa Cruz
Corporate America and Environmental Policy: How Often Does Business Get Its Way?
Women and Politics Research

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.

  Mala Htun, New School for Social Research
"When and Why Do Governments Promote Women's Rights?: Toward a Comparative Politics of States and Sex Equality"
  S. Laurel Weldon, Purdue University
"When and Why Do Governments Promote Women's Rights?: Toward a Comparative Politics of States and Sex Equality"

The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory
The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory, co-sponsored by Women and Politics, Foundations of Political Theory, and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science, commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year.

  Stephen Leonard, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Genders of Citizenship" (American Political Science Review)
  Joan Tronto, CUNY, Hunter College
"The Genders of Citizenship" (American Political Science Review)
  Tamara Metz, Reed College
"The Liberal Case for Disestablishing Marriage" (Contemporary Political Theory)
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.

  Quentin Skinner
Visions of Politics (Three Volumes), Cambridge University Press, 2002

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.

  Bryan Garsten, Yale Univesrity
Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment, Harvard University Press, 2006
Information Technology and Politics

Best Instructional Software Award
The Best Instructional Software Award recognizes a work that enhances the teaching of political science through the use of technology.

  Roy Rosenzweig, George Mason University

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
The Best Graduate Student Paper Award recognizes the best, sole-authored, conference paper written by a political science graduate student working in the area of information technology and politics.

  Kevin Wallsten, University of California, Berkeley

Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award
The Best Published Article Award recognizes the best scholarly article published about Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to articles published in the calendar year. The winner will receive a certificate and a check for the cost of one year’s membership in the APSA and the ITP section.

  Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island

Instructional Web Application Award

  Bryan Jones, University of Washington
Policy Agendas Project

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.

  John Wilkerson, University of Washington
Policy Agendas Project
  Frank Baumgartner, Penn State University
Policy Agendas Project
International Security and Arms Control

Joseph J. Kruzel Memorial Award for Public Service
The Joseph J.Kruzel Memorial Award for Distinguished Public Service is awarded to a scholar with a distinguished career in national security affairs both as an academic and a public servant. It is given to memorialize Joseph Kruzel, a security studies scholar and Department of Defense policy official who was killed while on a diplomatic mission to Bosnia.

  Catherine Kelleher, Brown University
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.

  Ronald Francisco, University of Kansas
dataset on European protest and corcion

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.

  Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100, (August 2006)
  Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Electoral Institutions and the Policies of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Distribute More than Others, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100 (May 2006)
  David Soskice, Duke University
Electoral Institutions and the Policies of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Distribute More than Others, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100 (May 2006)

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.

  Jonathan Rodden, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
Hamilton's Paradox: The Promise and Perils of Fiscal Federalism

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.

  Lily Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Informal Institutions, Accountability, and Public Goods Provision 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

  Julia Lynch, University of Pennsylvania
Age in the Welfare State: The Origins of Social Spending on Pensioners, Workers, and Children
  Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism

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

  Mark Kayser, University of Rochester
Performance Pressure: Patterns of Partisanship and the Economic Vote
  Christopher Wlezien, Temple University
Performance Pressure: Patterns of Partisanship and the Economic Vote
State Politics and Policy

Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award given every biennium to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and public policies in the American states.

  Virginia Gray, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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.

  Daniela Stockmann, Leiden University
The New Chinese Media and Public Opinion: Adaptation of a Propaganda Machine or Instrument for Political Change?

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.

  Marion Just, Wellsley College
  W. Neuman, University of Michigan

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

  Joseph Cappella, University of Pennsylvania
The Press and the Public Good
  Kathleen Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania
The Press and the Public Good

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.

  T.K. Ahn, Florida State University
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
  Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
  John Ryan, University of California, Davis
Information Costs, Information Sources, and the Implications for Democratic Politics
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.

  Istvan Hont, University of Cambridge
Jealousy of Trade: International Competition and the Nation State in Historical Perpective (Harvard University Press, 2005)
  Marie Gottschalk, University of Pennsylvania
The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America (Cambridge University Press)

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

  Fredrick Harris, Columbia University
"It Takes a Tragedy to Arouse Them: Collective Memory and Collective Action During the Civil Rights Movement," (Social Movement Studies 5 May 2006)
  Cora Goldstein, California State University, Long Beach
"Before the CIA: American Actions in the German Fine Arts (1946-1949)," (Diplomatic History 29, November 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.

  Raymond Duch, University of Oxford
The Global Economy, Competency, and the Economic Vote
  Randolph Stevenson, Rice University
The Global Economy, Competency, and the Economic Vote

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

  Catherine Hafer, New York University
On the Origins of Property Rights: Conflict and Production in the State of Nature

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.

  Meredith Rolfe, University of Oxford
"A Social Theory of Voter Turnout"

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.

  James Robinson, Harvard University
Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
  Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
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.

  Angelica Bernal, Yale
Power, Powerlessness, and Petroleum: Indigenous Environmental Claims and the Limits of International Law

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.

  , Chicago Living Wage Campaign

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.

  H. Mark Roelofs, New York 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.

  Daniyal Zuberi, University of British Columbia
Differences that Matter: Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada
Political Psychology

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

  Natalie Stroud, University of Pennsylvania
Selective Exposure to Partisan Information

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

  Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania
Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative versus Participatory Democracy
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.

  Jeffrey Bernstein, Eastern Michigan University
How Citizens Learn Political Skills
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 Lombardini III, Princeton University
The Comedy of the Philosopher-Kings: Aristophanes' Birds and Plato's Republic
Foreign Policy

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

  Mark Haas, Duquesne University
Neo-classical Realism and the Importance of Ideological Consensus in International Relations
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.

  Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
"Democratic Competition and Public Opinion"
  James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Democratic Competition and Public Opinion"

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.

  Adam Berinsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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.

  Sidney Verba, Harvard University
Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism and American Politics
  Kay Schlozman, Boston College
Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism and American Politics
  Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
Voice and Equality: Civic Voluntarism and American Politics
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.

  Reuel Rogers, Northwestern University
Afro Caribbean Immigrants and the Politics of Imcorporation: Ethnicity, Exception, or Exit
  Sudhir Venkatesh, Columbia University
Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor
  Byron Shafer
The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South
  Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia
The End of Southern Exceptionalism: Class, Race, and Partisan Change in the Postwar South

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.

  William Hudson, Providence College
When Church Teachings and Republican Ideology Collide: The Perspectives of Catholic Republicans in the House of Representatives
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.

  Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago
Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages
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.

  Richard Snyder, Brown University
Does Lootable Wealth Breed Disorder?
  Honorable Mention
Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame
  Honorable Mention
Daniel Brinks, University of Texas, Austin

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.

  Jillian Schwedler, University of Maryland
Faith in Moderation: Islamist Parties in Jordan and Yemen

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.

  Marc Berenson, Princeton University
Dissertation Title: "Re-Creating the State: Governance and Power in Poland and Russia"

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.

  Susan Hyde, University of California, San Diego
Observing Norms: Explaining the Causes and Consequences of Internationally Monitored Elections
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.

  Stephen Hopgood, University of London
Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International

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.

  Daniel Whelan, University of Denver
Interdependent, Indivisible and Interrelated Human Rights: A Political and Historical Investigation
Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

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.

  Gary Goertz, University of Arizona
Social Science Concepts: A User's Guide
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(202) 483-2512 • Fax: +1 (202) 483-2657

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