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2009 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.

 

Ronald Watts, Queen's University
Comparing Federal Systems (McGill-Queen's University Press 1997)

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.

  Daniel Hopkins, Harvard University
"The Origins of the Urban Political Agenda"

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.

  Elinor Ostrom, 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.

 

Tom Clark, Emory University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"

  Benjamin Lauderdale, Princeton University
"Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space"

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.

  Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University
"Hierarchical and Collegial Politics on the U.S. Courts of Appeals"

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).

  Michael Bailey, Georgetown University
Does Legal Doctrine Matter? Unpacking Law and Policy Preferences on the US Supreme Court
  Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University
Does Legal Doctrine Matter? Unpacking Law and Policy Preferences on the US Supreme Court

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.

  Paul Collins Jr., University of North Texas
Friends of the Supreme Court: Interest Groups and Judicial Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2008)

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.

  David Danelski, Stanford 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).

  Charles Franklin, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Republican Schoolmaster: The US Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and Abortion," American Political Science Review, vol 83, no 3 (1989)
  Liane Kosaki, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Republican Schoolmaster: The US Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and Abortion," American Political Science Review, vol 83, no 3 (1989)

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.

  Robert Kagan, University of California, Berkeley
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.

 

Christopher Berry, University of Chicago
"Piling On: Multilevel Government and the Fiscal Common Pool,"’ American Journal of Political Science, October 2008

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.

  Tom Clark, Princeton University
"The Politics of Judicial Independence: Court Curbing and the Separation of Powers"

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

  Alexander Hirsch, Stanford University
Policy R&D and Legislative Organization
  Kenneth Shotts, Stanford University
Policy R&D 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.

  Neil Malhotra, Stanford University
"Disentangling the Relationship between Legislative Professionalism and Government Spending" Legislative Studies Quarterly, August 2008

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.

  Damon Cann, Utah State University
Sharing the Wealth: Member Contributions and the Exchange Theory fo Party Influence in the US House of Representatives (SUNY Press, 2008)
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.

 

Peter Hall, University of Washington
Governing the Economy: The Politics of State Intervention in Britain and France (Oxford University, 1986)

  Jennifer Hochschild, University of Washington
The Shifting Politics of Multiracialism in the United States

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.

  Vesla Weaver, University of Virginia
The Shifting Politics of Multiracialism in the United States
  Paul Sabatier, University of California, Davis
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.

 

Hans Noel, Georgetown University
Emerging Scholars Award

Jack Walker Award
The Jack Walker Award recognizes an article published in the last two calendar years that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

  Michael Tomz, Stanford University
"Candidate Positioning and Voter Choice," American Political Science Review, (2008) 102:3, 303-18
  Robert Van Houweling, University of California, Berkeley
"Candidate Positioning and Voter Choice," American Political Science Review, (2008) 102:3, 303-18

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.

  Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt University
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. (Princeton University Press, 2008)

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.

  Richard Skinner, Bowdoin College
"527 Committees and the Political Party Network"
  Seth Masket, University of Denver
"527 Committees and the Political Party Network"
  David Dulio, Oakland University
"527 Committees and the Political Party Network"

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.

  Jeffrey Berry, Tufts 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.

 

Lael Keiser, University of Missouri, Columbia


Politics and the Management of Social Welfare Eligibility Programs

Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant
The APSA Organized Section for Public Administration invites applications and research proposals from junior scholars researching public administration issues affecting governance in the United States and abroad. Proposals will be judged on their potential to shed new light on important public administration questions, their scholarly and methodological rigor, and their promise for advancing practice and theory development. Individual grants are not renewable.

  Yuen Yuen Ang, Stanford University
Local Budget Allocation in One-Party Regimes: Analyzing New Data from Oniva, 1979-2005
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.

 

Michael Brecher, McGill 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.

 

Sidney Verba, Harvard University
Participation and Political Equality: A Seven Nation Comparison (New York: Cambridge University Press)

  Norman Nie, Stanford University
Participation and Political Equality: A Seven Nation Comparison (New York: Cambridge University Press)

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

  Christopher Carman, University of Strathclyde
The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design; The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007; Electoral Studies 27: 442-459
  James Mitchell, University of Strathclyde
The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design; The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007; Electoral Studies 27: 442-459
  Robert Johns, University of Strathclyde
The Unfortunate Natural Experiment in Ballot Design; The Scottish Parliamentary Elections of 2007; Electoral Studies 27: 442-459

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. ***

  Christian Jensen, University of Iowa
The Institutional Effects of Compulsory Voting
  Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Iowa
The Institutional Effects of Compulsory Voting
Presidents and Executive Politics

George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award
The George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the calendar year prior to the Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive a $250 award.

 

Jose Villalobos, Texas A & M University

Presidential Bureaucratic Management an dPolicy Making Success in Congress

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.

  Adam Aliano, United States Naval Academy
From the New Frontier to Change You Can Believe In: The Issues of Person and the Cmpaigns of 1960 and 2008

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.

  Cari Hennessy, Northwestern University
The Effect of Public Opinion on Policy Outcomes in Sequential Veto Bargaining

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
The Congressional Roots of Presidental Approval

Richard E. Neustadt Best Book Award
The Richard E. Neustadt Award given for the best book on executive politics published during the year. One copy of each book should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

  David Lewis, Vanderbilt University
The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance (Princeton University Press, 2008)
Political Methodology

Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award honors an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in the Political Metholdology field.

 

James Stimson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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.

  John Freeman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Dynamic Elicited Priors for Updating Covert Networks
  Jeff Gill, Washington University, St Louis
Dynamic Elicited Priors fro Updating Covert Networks

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.

  Xun Pang, Washington University, St Louis
A Bayesian Probit Hierarchical Model with AR9p) Errors and Non-nested Clustering: Studying Sovereign Creditworthiness and Political Institutions

Statistical Software Award
The Statistical Software Award recognizing statistical software that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of political analysis.

  Keith Poole, University of California, San Diego
"Nominate"
  Howard Rosenthal, New York University
"Nominate"

Award Name Not Specified

  Xun Pang, Washington University, St Louis
Binary and Ordinal Time Series with AR9p) Errors: Bayesian Model Determination for Latent High-Order Markovian Processes
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.

 

Tarek Masoud, Harvard University
Why Islam Wins: Electoral Ecologies and Economies of Political Islam in Contemporary Egypt

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

  Kerem Kalkan, University of Maryland
Will Americans Vote for Muslims? The Impact of Religious and Ethnic Identifiers on Support for Political Candidates
  Geoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame
Will Americans Vote for Muslims? The Impact of Religious and Ethnic Identifiers on Support for Political Candidates
  John Green, University of Akron
Willl Americans Vote for Muslims? The Impact of Religious and Ethnic Identifiers on Support for Political Candidates
  Brinck Kerr, University of Arkansas
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino municipal Employment Patterns"
  William Miller, University of Illinois, Springfield
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino Muncipal Employment Patterns"

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

  Jason Wittenberg, University of California, Berkeley
Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Urban Politics

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

 

James Ingram III, University of California, San Diego
"The Rules of the Ruling: Charter Reforn in Los Angeles, 1850-2008"

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.

  Carlos Cuellar, Rice University
"The Latino Empowerment Process: An Examination of the Causes and Consequences of Latino Representation in Local Politics"

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.

  Margaret Reid, University of Arkansas
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino Municipal Employment Patterns"
  William Schreckhise, University of Arkansas
"When Does Politics Matter? A Reexamination of the Determinants of African American and Latino Municipal Employment Patterns"

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

  Wilbur Rich, Wellesley College

Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy
Special Award for Best Book on Urban Policy for the best book on a special topic within the field of urban politics.

  Jessica Trounstine, Princeton University
Political Monopolies in American Cities: The Rose and Fall of Bosses and Reformers (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
Science, Technology & Environmental Politics

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper in the field of Science, Technology and Environmental Politics.

 

Jonneke Koomen, University of Minnesota
"The Global Governance of Culture: Compaigns against Female Circumcision in East Africa"

Don K. Price Award
The Don K. Price Award recognizes the best book on science, technology, and environmental politics published in the last year.

  Steven Epstein, Northwestern University
Inclusion: The Politics of Differnce in Medical Research (University of Chicago Press, 2007)

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.

  Kathryn Hochstetler, University of New Mexico
Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society (Duke Univeristy Press, 2007)
  Margaret Keck, Johns Hopkins University
Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society (Duke University, 2007)

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.

  Ngeta Kabiri, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Global Environmental Governance and Community Based Conservation in Kenya and Tanzania"
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.

 

Melanie Hughes, University of Pittsburgh
"Politics at the Intersection: A Cross-National Analysis of Minority Women's Legislative Representation"

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.

  Kathy Ferguson, University of Hawaii
"Discourses of Danger: Locating Emma Goldman" Political Theory 36 (5) 735-761"
  C. Heike Schotten, University of Massachusetts, Boston
"Nietzche/Pentheus: The Last Disciple of Dionysus and Queer Fear o the Feminine." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 19 (3) 90-125
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.

 

Carol Gould, George Mason University
Globalizing Democracy (Cambridge University Press)

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.

  Samantha Frost, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Lessons from a Materialist Thinker (Stanford University Press)
International Security and Arms Control

Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award
Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award is awarded to a successfully defended doctoral dissertation on any aspect of security studies, which has been submitted in final, library copy in previous calendar year. The committee welcomes nominations for dissertations employing any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.) to any topic in the field of security studies. Manuscripts are judged according to (1) originality in substance and approach; (2) significance for scholarly or policy debate; (3) rigor in approach and analysis; and (4) power of expression.

 

Vaidya Gundlupet, University of Chicago
Big Sticks and Contested Carrots: A Power-Centric Theory of International Security

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.

 

Jan Teorell, Lunds Universitet
The Quality of Government Dataset

  Soren Holmberg, University of Gothenburg
The Quality of Government Dataset
  Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg
The Quality of Government 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.

  Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
"How Free is Free Riding in Civil Wars?"World Politics 59 (2) January 2007
  Matthew Kocher, Yale University
"How Free is Free Riding in Civil Wars?" World Politics 59 (2) January 2007
  Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"Does Landholding Inequality Block Democratization?" World Politics 60 (4) July 2008

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.

  Raymond Duch, University of Oxford
The Economic Vote (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  Randolph Stevenson, Rice University
The Economic Vote (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

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.

  Dan Slater, University of Chicago
"Economic Origins of Democratic Breakdown? Contrary Evidence from Southeast Asia and Beyond"
  Benjamin Smith, University of Florida
"Economic Origins of Democratic Breakdown? Contrary Evidence from Southeast Asia and Beyond." Presented at 2008 APSA Meeting
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

 

Raymond Duch, University of Oxford
The Economic Vote (Cambridge University Press 2008)

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.

  Timo Weishaupt, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The Emergence of a New Labor Market Policy Paradigm? Analyzing Continuity and Change in an Integrating Europe"

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

  Peter Hall, Harvard University
"The Social Sources of the gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health"
  Lucy Barnes, Harvard University
"The Social Sources of the Gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health"
  Laura Langer, University of Arizona
"To Join or Not to Join the Chief Justice: Associate Justices and Separate Opinion Behavior"
  Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico
"To Join or Not to Join the Chief Justice: Associate Justices and Separate Opinion Behavior"
State Politics and Policy

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award for the best paper on state politics and policy presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Todd Makse, Ohio State University
"Winning's Half the Battle: How Parties Finanace State Legislative Candidates in Post Redistricting Election"

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.

  Rosemary Taylor, Tufts University
"The Social Sources of The Gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health"
  Teena Wilhelm, Unversity of Georgia
"To Join or Not to Join the Chief Justice: Associate Justices and Separate Opinion Behavior"

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.

  Ronald Weber
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.

 

Blake Andrew, McGill University
"Making Broadcast News Headlines: Heuristiv Signals in Television and Public Radio Campaign Coverage"

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.

  Daniel Hallin, University of California, San Diego

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

  Roderick Hart, University of Texas
Campaign Talk: Why Elections are Good for Us (Princeton University Press)

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.

  Scott Althaus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
  Christopher Tiwald, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing Casulties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
  Svitlana Chernykh, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing Casulaties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
  David Hendry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
  Sergio Wals, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newspaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
  Nathaniel Swigger, Ohio State University
"Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights: Newpaper Framing of Casualties from World War One to Gulf War Two"
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.

 

Karen Barkey, Columbia University
Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2008)

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

  Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
The Politics of When: Redistribution, Investment and Policy Making for the Long Term in the British (Journal of Political Science, 38:2)

Walter Dean Burnham Disseration Award
The Walter Dean Burnham Award is given for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History.

  Iza Hussin, University of Washington
"The Politics of Islamic Law: Local Elites, Colonial Authority and the Making of Islamic Law" (University of Washington, 2008)
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.

 

Nathan Jensen, Washington University
"Where Do U.S. Multinationals Pay Taxes?"

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

  Marco Battaglini, Princeton University
"A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation, and Debt," American Political Science Review, vo. 98. no. 1 (2008) 201-36
  Stephen Coate, Cornell University
"A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation, and Debt'" American Political Science Review, vol. 09 no. 1 (2008): 201-36

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.

  John Ahlquist, University of Washington
"Building and Using Strategic Capacity: Labor Union Federation and Economic Policy"
  Sonal Pandya, Harvard University
"Trading Spaces: The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment Regulation"

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.

  Bonnie Meguid, University of Rochester
Party Competition Between Unequals (Cambridge University Press)
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.

 

Elisabeth Chaves, Virginia Tech
"The Internet as Global Platform? Grounding the Magically Levitating Public Sphere"

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.

  Laura Olson, Lehigh 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.

  Stephen Pimpare, Yeshiva University
A People's History of Poverty in America (The New Press, 2008)
Political Psychology

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

 

Dona-Gene Mitchell, University of Nebraska
"It's About Time: The Dynamics of Information Processing in Political Campaigns"

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

  Sunshine Hillygus, Harvard University
The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008)
  Todd Shields, University of Arkansas
The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Predidential Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008)

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.

  Eric Groenendyk, University of Michigan
"Justifying Party Identification: A Case of Identifying with the Lesser of Two Evils"
Political Science Education

McGraw-Hill Award
The McGraw-Hill Award recognizes political scientists who advance civic engagement through the study of engagement and participation. The award seeks to honor a wide range of unique and new approaches to the scholarship and teaching of civic engagement, but in particular scholars who raise political awareness, involvement, and participation of undergraduate students.

 

Daniel Shea, Allegheny College

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.

 

Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University
"Immigrant Resentment: When The Work Ethnic Backfires"

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.

  Ted Brader, University of Michigan

John Sullivan Award
The John Sullivan Award for the best paper by a graduate student on a panel sponsored by the APSA Organized Section on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior at the previous APSA Annual Meeting.

  Christopher Stout, University of California, Irvine
"Ashamed Not to Vote for an African American; Ashamed to Vote for a Woman: An Analysis of the Bradley Effect from 1982-2006"
  Reuben Kline, University of California, Irvine
"Ashamed Not to Vote for an African American; Ashamed to Vote for a Woman: An Analysis of the Bradley Effect from 1982-2006"

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.

  Steven Rosenstone, University of Minnesota
Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in American (New York: MacMillan)
  John Hansen, University of Chicago
Mobilization, Participation, and Democracy in American (New York: MacMillan)
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.

 

Michelle Boyd, University of Illinois, Chicago
Jim Crow Nostalgia: Reconstructing Race in Bronzeville (University of Minnesota Press, 2008)

  Paul Frymer, Princeton University
Black and Blue: Aftican Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party (Princeton University Press, 2008)
  Ariela Gross, University of Southern California
What Blood Won't Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (Harvard University Press, 2008)

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

  Sarah Chartock, Princeton University
"Ethnodevelopment in Latin America: Political Competition and the Making of Ethnically-Targeted Participatory Policy in Ecuador, Peru and Guatemale: 1985-2005"
  Sarah Chartock, Princeton University
"Ethnodevelopment in Latin America: Political Competition and the Making of Ethnically-Targeted Participatory Policy in Ecuador, Peru and Guatemala: 1985-2005"

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.

  Matt Barreto, University of Washington
"Is Islam Compatible With the West? Muslim American Political Participation In America." (2008 REP Program)
  Karam Dana, University of Washington
"Is Islam Compatible With the West? Muslim American Political Participation In America." (2008 REP Program)
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.

 

Richard Lebow, Dartmouth College
A Cultural Theory of International Relations (Cambridge University Press)

  Honorable Mention
George Gavrilis, University of Texas, Austin
The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries (Cambridge University Press)
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.

 

Dan Slater, University of Chicago
"Can Leviathan Be Democratic?:Competitive Electins, Robust Mass Politics, and State Infrastructural Power," Studies in Comparative International Development (December 2008)

  Honorable Mention
Ellis Goldberg, University of Washington, Seattle
"Lessons from Strange Cases: Democracy, Development, and the Resource Curse in the U.S. States", Comparative Political Studies (2008)
  Honorable Mention
Erik Wibbels, Duke University
"Lessons from Strange Cases: Democracy, Development, and the Resource Curse in the U.S. States", Comparative Political Studies (2008)
  Honorable Mention
Eric Mvukiyehe, Columbia University
"Lessons from Strange Cases: Democracy, Development, and the Resource Curse in the U.S. States", Comparative Political Studies (2008)

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.

  Thad Dunning, Yale University
Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)

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.

  Alexandra Scacco, Columbia University
"Who Riots?Explaining Individual Participation in Ethnic Violence in Nigeria"

Best Paper Award
Given to the best paper on Comparative Democratization presented at the previous year’s APSA Convention. Papers must be nominated by panel chairs or discussants.

  Judith Kelley, Duke University
"D-Minus Elections: How Conflicting Norms and Interests Influence Whether International Election Observers Endorse Elections"

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.

  Lisa Blaydes, University of California, Los Angeles
"Competition without Democracy: Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak's Egypt"
  Honorable Mention
Rachel Riedl, Princeton University
"Institutions in New Democracies: Variations in African Political Party Systems"
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.

 

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate (Princeton University Press, 2008)

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.

  Hun Joon Kim, University of Minnesota
"Expansion of Transitional Justice Measures: A Comparative Analysis of Its Causes"

Best Paper Award
The APSA Best Paper Award recognizes the "best paper" presented on a Human Rights Section Panel at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting

  Manoj Mate, University of California, Berkeley
"State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Ant-Terrorist Legislation in India"
  Adnan Naseemullah, University of California, Berkeley
"State Security and Elite Capture: The Implementation of Anti-Terrorist Legislation in India

Distinguished Scholar Award
This Award recognizes an individual who has worked in the field of Human Rights and made an exceptional contribution to the field through research, teaching and mentorship.

  Rhoda Howard-Hassmann FRSC, Wilfrid Laurier University
  Jack Donnelly, University of Denver
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.

 

James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Toward a Unified Theory of Causality, Comparative Political Studies 41:412-36 (April/May 2008)

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.

  Margaret Somers, University of Michigan
Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to have Rights (Cambridge University Press)

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.

  Robert Adcock, George Washington University
The Curious Career of the "Comparative Methood'; The Case of Mill's Methods"
  Payam Mohseni, Georgetown University
"Contested Concepts: Mapping the Boundaries of Hybrid Regimes"
  Leah Gilbert, Georgetown University
"Contested Concepts: Mapping the Boundaries of Hybrid Regimes"
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