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2010 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.

 

Paul Peterson, Harvard University
The Price of Federalism

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.

  Jennifer Wallner, University of Regina, Canada
Does Diversity Always Lead to Decentralization and Difference?

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.

  Richard Simeon, University of Toronto
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.

 

Sarah Staszak, Princeton University
"Institutions, Rulemaking and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment"

  Honorable Mention
Michael McCann, University of Washington, Seattle
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"
  Honorable Mention
William Haltom, University of Puget Sound
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"
  Honorable Mention
Shauna Fisher, University of Washington, Seattle
"Criminalizing Big Tobacco: Legal Mobilization, Mass Media, and the Politics of Responsibility for Health Risks in the United States"

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
"Bargaining in the Shadow of ‘Shadow Law"

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).

  Steven Teles, Johns Hopkins University
"Transformative Bureaucracy: Reagan’s Lawyers and the Dynamics of Political Investment"

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.

  Eileen Braman, Indiana University
Law, Politics and Perception: How Policy Preferences Influence Legal Reasoning (University of Virginia Press, 2009)
  Gordon Silverstein, University of California, Berkeley
Law's Allure: How Law Shapes, Constrains, Saves and Kills Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

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.

  Sanford Levinson, University of Texas, Austin

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).

  Lee Epstein, Northwestern University
The Choices Justices Make (CQ Press, 1998)
  Jack Knight, Duke University
The Choices Justices Make (CQ Press, 1998)

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.

  Lief Carter, Colorado 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.

 

David Parker, Montana State University
"Making a Good Impression: Resource Allocation, Home Styles and Washington Work."

  Craig Goodman, Texas Tech University
"Making a Good Impression: Resource Allocation, Home Styles and Washington Work"

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.

  Patrick Egan, New York University
"Issue Ownership and Representation in American Politics"

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

  Christian Grose, Vanderbilt University
"Priming Rationality: A Theory and Field Experiment of Participation in Legislatures."

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

  Sebastian Saiegh, University of California, San Diego
"Recovering a Basic Space from Elite Surveys: Evidence from Latin America,"

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.

  Frances Lee, University of Maryland-College Park
Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate
Public Policy

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.

 

Eric Patashnik, University of Virginia
"When Policy Does Not Remake Politics: The Limits of Policy Feedback"

  Julian Zelizer, Princeton University
"When Policy Does Not Remake Politics: The Limits of Policy Feedback."
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.

 

David Karol, American University

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

  Cathie Martin, Boston University
"The Political Origins of Coordinated Capitalism: Business Organizations, Party Systems, and State Structure in the Age of Innocence,"
  Duane Swank, Marquette University
"The Political Origins of Coordinated Capitalism: Business Organizations, Party Systems, and State Structure in the Age of Innocence,"

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.

  Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
  David Kimball, University of Missouri, St Louis
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
  Marie Hojnacki, Pennsylvania State University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
  Beth Leech, Rutgers University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
  Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why

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.

  Seth Masket, University of Denver
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"
  Michael Heaney, University of Michigan
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"
  Joanne Miller, University of Minnesota
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"
  Dara Strolovitch, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
"Networking the Parties: A Comparison of Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegates in 2008"

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.

  David Rohde, Duke University
Public Administration

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

 

Jerrell Coggburn, North Carolina State University
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)

  Paul Battaglio, University of Texas at Dallas
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
  James Bowman, Florida State University
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
  Stephen Condrey, University of Georgia
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
  Jonathan West, University of Miami
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)
  Doug Goodman, University of Texas at Dallas
"From Merit to Employment At Will: A Comparative Analysis of Civil Service Reform in the American States" (American Review of Public Administration, 40(2): 189-208)

Herbert Kaufman Award
The APSA Section on Public Administration is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for its annual Herbert Kaufman Best Paper award. The Herbert Kaufman Committee will select the best paper presented on a panel sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Public Administration section at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The section will follow APSA’s guidance on what constitutes a ’presented paper’-papers that were uploaded to the APSA 2013 conference paper site, hosted by SSRN, or posted/presented in a virtual or alternative form (see PA Division Panels in the 2013 online program for links to such alternative presentations) are eligible for the Kaufman award.

  Jeffrey Brudney, Cleveland State University
Sector Choice: Its Role in Explaining Contracting Performance
  Chung-Lae Cho, Ewha Womans University
Sector Choice: Its Role in Explaining Contracting Performance
  Deil Wright
Sector Choice: Its Role in Explaining Contracting Performance

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.

  Paul Light, New York University
A Government III Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It
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.

 

Dan Reiter, Emory University
How Wars End (Princeton University Press, 2009)

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.

 

Arend Lijphart, University of California, San Diego
Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994)

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.

 

Lyn Ragsdale, Rice University
Vital Statistics on the Presidency

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.

  Presented in honor of Stephen Wayne
Amnon Cavari, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The Presidential Rhetoric and the Economic Policy Image of the Parties,"

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.

  Kevin McMahon, Trinity College
"Richard Nixon, the Supreme Court, and the Politics of Desegregation in the Urban North"

Presidential Research Group Reference Book Award
The Presidential Research Group Reference Book Award is given once every three years for the best reference book on the US presidency published during the past three years.

  Lyn Ragsdale, Rice University
Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Third Edition (Washington, DC: CQ Press 2009)
  George Edwards III, Texas A&M University
The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency
  William Howell, University of Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency

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.

  B. Dan Wood, Texas A&M University
The Myth of Presidential Representation
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.

 

Gary King, Harvard University

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.

  Jong Hee Park, University of Chicago

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.

  Teppei Yamamoto, Princeton University

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

  Jeffrey Dubin, University of California, Los Angeles
  Douglas Rivers, Stanford University

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

  Daniel Corstange, University of Maryland, College Park

Award Name Not Specified

  R. Alvarez, California Institute of Technology
  John Brehm, University of Chicago
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.

 

Karrie Koesel, University of Oregon
Belief in Authoritarianism, Religious Revivials, and the Local State in Russia and China

Urban Politics

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

 

Joshua Sapotichne, Michigan State University
Reconstructing National Urban Policy: Agenda Setting in Complex Policy Areas

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.

  Jamila Michener, University of Chicago
The Politics of Help Seeking in Marginalized Populations

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.

  Jen Nelles, University of Toronto
Cooperation and Capacity: Exploring the Sources and Limits of City-Region Governance Partnership

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

  Susan Clarke
  Susan Clarke, University of Colorado, Boulder

Norton Long Young Scholars
The Norton Long Young Scholars award is given to scholars who are completing or have completed their Ph.D. within the last three years and submitted a paper proposal for the 2014 APSA meetings to the 2014 program chairs.

  Justin Gest, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Alienation among European Muslims: Spanish Moroccans and British Bangladeshis"
  Scott Minkoff, University of Colorado, Boulder
"A Space-Time Analysis of Local Competition and Cooperation"
  Meg Rithmire, Harvard University
"Closed Neighborhoods in Open Cities: The Politics of Socio-Spatial Change in Urban China"
  Paolo Spada, Yale University
"The Effects of Participatory Democracy: Evidence from Brazilian Participatory Budgeting"
  Manuel Teodoro, Colgate University
"Political Institutions and Environmental Policy Choices: Water Conservation in America"
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.

 

Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, National University of Singapore
Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

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.

  Megan Mullin, Temple University
Governing the Tap: Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water

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.

  Jennifer Bussell, University of Louisville
Resisting Reform: Technological Backwardness in Political Perspective
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.

 

Samantha Majic, John Jay College
"Protect By Other Means? Sex Workers, Social Movement Evolution, and the Political Possibilities of Nonprofit Service Provision

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.

  Celia Valiente, Universidad Carlos II de Madrid, Spain
"Political Regimes Matter in 'Abeyance' Times: Feminist Organizing in Franco's Spain (1930-1975)"

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.

  Ann Towns, University of Delaware
"The Status of Women as a Standard of "Civilization"
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.

 

Philip Michelbach, West Virginia University
"Renewing Democratic Authority: Hamlet's Politics with (and against) Carl Schmitt"

  Andrew Poe, University of California, San Diego
"Renewing Democratic Authority: Hamlet's Politics with (and against) Carl Schmitt"

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.

  George Shulman, New York University
American Prophecy: Race and Redemption in American Political Culture

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.

  Jeffrey Green, University of Pennsylvania
The Eyes of the People: Democracy in a Age of Spectatorship
Information Technology and Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book in the area of Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to books published in the previous calendar year.

 

Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds
The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy

  Jay Blumler, University of Leeds
The Internet and Democratic Citizenship: Theory, Practice and Policy

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.

  Chirag Shah, Rutgers, The State University
Context Miner http://contextminer.com/index.php

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.

  Jessica Feezell, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is...Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation."
  Meredith Conroy, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is...Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation."
  Mario Guerrero, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Facebook is..Fostering Political Engagement: a Study of Online Social Networking Groups and Offline Participation."
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.

 

Stephen Krasner, Stanford 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.

 

Mark Tessler, University of Michigan
Arab Barometer

  Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
Arab Barometer

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.

  Shawn Treier, University of Minnesota
"Democracy as a Latent Variable"
  Simon Jackman, Stanford University
"Democracy as a Latent Variable"

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.

  Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011)
  James Habyarimana, Georgetown University
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).
  Daniel Posner, University of California, Los Angeles
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).
  Jeremy Weinstein, Stanford University
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).

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.

  Marcus Kreuzer, Villanova University
"Historical Knowledge and Quantitative Analysis: The Case of the Origins of Proportional Representation"
  Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
Elections, Information and Political Change in the Post -Cold War Era" Is the Runner Up
  Graeme Robertson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Elections, Information and Political Change in the Post -Cold War Era" Is the Runner Up
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

 

Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe

  Mareike Kleine, London School of Economics
All Roads Lead Away From Rome. A Liberal Theory of International Regimes
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.

 

Julianna Pacheco, Pennsylvania State University
"Thermostatic Policy Responsiveness in the Fifty States"

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.

  Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan
"Why State Constitutions Differ in the Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage"
  Yanna Krupnikov, University of Michigan
"Why State Constitutions Differ in the Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage"
  Adam Levine, University of Michigan
"Why State Constitutions Differ in the Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage"
  Spencer Piston, University of Michigan
"Why State Constitutions Differ in the Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage"
  Alexander Von Hagen-Jamar, University of Michigan
"Why State Constitutions Differ in the Treatment of Same-Sex Marriage"

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.

  Kenneth Meier, Texas A&M University

Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award
This award is given for the best dissertation in american state politics and policy completed during the previous calendar year.

  Nicole Kazee, University of Illinois, Chicago (Ph.D. Yale University)
"Wal-Mart Welfare: Business, Fiscal Regimes, and the Politics of Health Policy in the American States,"

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.

  Jeffrey Lax, Columbia University
"Explaining Democratic Performance in the States"
  Justin Phillips, Columbia University
"Explaining Democratic Performance in the States"
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.

 

Dino Christenson, Ohio State University
Learning from Campaigns: Political Information and Context in Presidential Elections

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

  Markus Prior
Post-Broadcast Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
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.

 

Eileen McDonagh, Northeastern University
The Motherless State: Women’s Political Leadership and American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2009)

  Anthony Chen, Northwestern University
The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972 (Princeton University Press, 2009)

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

  Stephen Skowronek, Yale University
"The Conservative Insurgency and Presidential Power: A Developmental Perspective on the Unitary Executive," (Harvard Law Review 122: 8)

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

  Colin Moore, Harvard University
"Institutions of Empire: Information, Delegation, and the Political Control of American Imperialism, 1890-1913" (Harvard University, 2009)
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.

 

Torun Dewan, London School of Economics
"On The Rhetorical Strategies of Leaders: Speaking Clearly, Standing Back, and Stepping Down"

  David Myatt, Oxford University
"On The Rhetorical Strategies of Leaders: Speaking Clearly, Standing Back, and Stepping Down"

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

  Moses Shayo, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"A Model of Social Identity with an Application to Political Economy: Nation, Class and Redistribution,"

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.

  Stephen Kaplan, Princeton University
"From Spendthrifts to Misers: Globalization and Latin American"

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.

  Orit Kedar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Voting for Policy, Not Parties: How Voters Compensate for Power Sharing
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.

 

Brooke Ackerly, Vanderbilt University
"Hearing the Voice of the People: Human Rights as if People Mattered"

  Jose Cruz, Vanderbilt University
"Hearing the Voice of the People: Human Rights as if People Mattered"

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.

  John Berg, Suffolk 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.

  Marshall Ganz, Harvard University
Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement
Political Psychology

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

 

Eric Groenendyk, University of Michigan
The Motivated Partisan: A Dual Motivations Theory of Partisan Change and Stability

  Danielle Shani, Princeton University
On the Origins of Political Interest

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

  Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Who Counts As An American: The Boundaries of Natural Identity
  Robert Shiller, Yale University
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
  George Akerlof, University of California, Berkeley
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism

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.

  James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Framing, Motivated Reasoning, and Opinions about Emergent Technologies"
  Toby Bolsen, Northwestern University
"Framing, Motivated Reasoning, and Opinions about Emergent Technologies"
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.

 

John Ishiyama, University of North Texas
Do Graduate Student Teacher Training Courses Affect Placement Rates?

  Christine Balarezo, University of North Texas
Do Graduate Student Teacher Training Courses Affect Placement Rates?
  Tom Miles, University of North Texas
Do Graduate Student Teacher Training Courses Affect Placement Rates?
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.

 

James Read, College of St Benedict and St John's University
"The Limits of Self-Reliance"

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 Brooks, Dartmouth College
A War of One's Own: Understanding the Gender Gap in Support for War

  Benjamin Valentino, Dartmouth College
A War of One's Own: Understanding the Gender Gap in Support for War

Emerging Scholar Award
The Emerging Scholar Award is awarded to the top scholar in the field who is within 10 years of her or his Ph.D.

  James Fowler, University of California, San Diego

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.

  Elias Dinas, European University Institute
The More You Try the Less It Sticks: Parental Politicization and the Endurance of Partisan Transmission Through the Family

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.

  Robert Erikson, Columbia University
Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States
  Gerald Wright, Indiana University, Bloomington
Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States
  John McIver, University of Colorado, Boulder
Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States

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.

  James Stimson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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.

 

Anthony Chen, Northwestern University
The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972

  Robert Gooding-Williams, University of Chicago
In the Shadow of Dubois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America

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

  Sheryl Lightfoot, University of British Columbia
Indigenous Global Politics

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.

  Susan Eckstein, Boston University
The Immigrant Divide:How Cuban Americans Changed the US and their Homeland
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.

 

Patrick McDonald, University of Texas, Austin
The Invisible Hand of Peace: Capitalism, The War Machine, and International Relations Theory

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
Revolutions, Crackdowns, and Quiescence: Communal Elites and Democratic Mobilization in Southeast Asia

  Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
Shaping Democratic Practice and the Causes of Electoral Fraud: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Germany

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.

  Zachary Elkins, University of Texas, Austin
The Endurance of National Constitutions
  Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
The Endurance of National Constitutions
  James Melton, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies
The Endurance of National Constitutions

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.

  Alejandra Armesto, University of Notre Dame
"Territorial Control and Particularistic Spending on Local Public Goods," University of Notre Dame

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.

  Giovanni Capoccia, Oxford University
"The Historic Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Program and Evidence from Europe"
  Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"The Historic Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Program and Evidence from Europe"

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.

  Agustina Giraudy, UNC Chapel Hill
"Subnational Undemocratic Regime Continuity After Democratization: Argentina and Mexico in Comparative Perspective"
  Evangelos Liaras, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Ballot Box and Tinderbox: Can Electoral Engineering Save Multiethnic Democracy?"
Human Rights

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.

 

Andreas von Staden, Princeton University
Shaping Human Rights Policy in Liberal Democracies: Assessing and Explaining Compliance with the Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

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.

  Amadu Kaba, Purchase College, SUNY
Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

David Collier Mid-Career Achievement Award
The Award honors David Collier’s contributions-through his research, graduate teaching, and institution-building-as a founder of the qualitative and multi-method research movement in contemporary political science. The award will be presented annually to a mid-career political scientist to recognize distinction in methodological publications, innovative application of qualitative and multi-method approaches in substantive research, and/or institutional contributions to this area of methodology.

 

James Mahoney, Northwestern University

  Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

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.

  Edward Schatz, University of Toronto
Political Ethnography: What Immersion Contributes to the Study of Power
  Evan Lieberman, Princeton University
Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics Have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS
Canadian Politics

Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award
The Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes scholarship and leadership in bringing the study of Canadian Politics to the international political science community.

 

Jill Vickers, Carleton University

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