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2011 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.

 

Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution
Reviving the American Dream: The Economy, the States, and the Federal Government

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.

  Timothy Conlan, George Mason University
Inflection Point? Federalism and the Obama Administration
  Paul Posner, George Mason University
Inflection Point? Federalism and the Obama Administration

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.

  Michael Pagano, University of Illinois at Chicago
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.

 

Stefanie Lindquist, University of Texas, Austin
State Courts, State Legislatures, and United States Supreme Court Review

  Pamela Corley, Vanderbilt University
State Courts, State Legislatures, and United States Supreme Court Review
  Honorable Mention
Cliff Carrubba, Emory University
"Rule Creation in a Political Hierarchy"
  Honorable Mention
Tom Clark, Emory University
"Rule Creation in a Political Hierarchy"

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.

  Doug Rice, Pennsylvania State University
The Impact of Supreme Court Activity on the Judicial Agenda: Calling to Action or Settling the 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).

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

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.

  Sean Farhang, University of California, Berkeley
The Litigation State, (Princeton University Press)
  Honorable Mention
Michael Paris, CUNY-College of Staten Island
Framing Educational Opportunity: Law and the Politics of School Finance Reform (Stanford University Press)

Law and Courts Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is an award for a lifetime of significant scholarship, teaching and service to the Law and Courts field.

  James Gibson, Washington University in St Louis

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).

  William Felstiner, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming" 15 Law & Society Review, 631 (1981)
  Austin Sarat, Amherst College
"The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming" 15 Law & Society Review, 631 (1981)
  Richard Abel, University of California, Los Angeles
"The Emergence and Transformation of Disputes: Naming, Blaming, Claiming" 15 Law & Society Review, 631 (1981)

Law and Courts Service Award
The Law and Courts Service Award recognizes service to the section in the literal sense, as in service on committees and in leadership positions, as well as service within the Section, as in service to the profession within the field of law and courts in the form of archiving data, promoting infrastructure, representing the profession in the media, etc.

  Wayne McIntosh, University of Maryland, College Park

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.

  Milton Heumann, Rutgers University
Legislative Studies

 

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

 

Kristina Miler, University of Maryland, College Park
Constituency Representation in Congress

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.

  Amber Wichowsky, Yale University
"The Competition Cure? The Consequences of Completive Congressional Elections"

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

  Sean Theriault, University of Texas, Austin
"The Gingrich Senators and Their Effect on the U.S. Senate"
  David Rohde, Duke University
"The Gingrich Senators and Their Effect on the U.S. Senate"

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

  Matthew Levendusky, University of Pennsylvania
"Measuring Aggregate-Level Ideological Heterogeneity"
  Jeremy Pope, Brigham Young University
"Measuring Aggregate-Level Ideological Heterogeneity"

Richard F. Fenno Prize
In the tradition of Professor Fenno's work, this prize is designed to honor work that is both theoretically and empirically strong. Moreover, this prize is dedicated to encouraging scholars to pursue new and different avenues of research in order to find answers to previously unexplored questions about the nature of politics.

  Gregory Koger, University of Miami
Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate
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.

 

Paul Pierson, University of California, Berkeley
"Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics,"

Best Comparative Policy Paper Award
The Best Comparative Policy Paper Award recognizes an article of particular distinction published in the area of comparative public policy, awarded in collaboration with the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum. This award carries a prize of $500.

  Shaun Bevan, Pennsylvania State University
"Opinion-Responsiveness of Governing Agendas in the US and the UK: Institutional Filtering of Issue Priorities of the Public"
  Will Jennings, University of Manchester
"Opinion-Responsiveness of Governing Agendas in the US and the UK: Institutional Filtering of Issue Priorities of the Public"

Best Poster on Public Policy Award
The Best Poster on Public Policy Award is given for the best paper or poster presented at the poster session at the previous APSA meeting. This award carries a prize of $500.

  Lindsay Flynn, University of Virginia
"The Work-Family Tradeoff: How Some Countries are Managing Better than Others"

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.

  Susan Moffitt, Brown University
"The Politics of Bad News: Politics, Policy and Practice in K-12 Education"
  David Cohen, University of Michigan
"The Politics of Bad News: Politics, Policy and Practice in K-12 Education"

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.

  Bryan Jones, University of Texas Austin

Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article
The Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article Award is given to recognize an article of particular distinction published at any time in Policy Studies Journal. This award carries a prize of $500.

  Deborah Phillips, Georgetown University
"Head Start's Comparative Advantage: Myth or Reality"?
  William Gormley Jr., Georgetown University
"Head Start's Comparative Advantage: Myth or Reality"?
  Shirley Adelstein, Georgetown University
"Head Start's Comparative Advantage: Myth or Reality"?
  Catherine Snow, Federal Bureau of Investigation
"Head Start's Comparative Advantage: Myth or Reality"?
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.

 

Christine Mahoney, University of Virginia

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.

  Guillermo Trejo, Duke University
"Religious Competition and Ethnic Mobilization in Latin America: Why the Catholic Church Promotes Indigenous Movements in Mexico"

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.

  David Mayhew, Yale University
Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don't Kill the U.S. Constitutioal System

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.

  Lee Drutman, The Progressive Policy Institute
"The Inside View: Using the Enron Email Archive to Understand Business Lobbying,"
  Daniel Hopkins, Georgetown University
"The Inside View: Using the Enron Email Archive to Understand Business Lobbying"

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.

  Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Public Administration

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

 

Terry Cooper, University of Southern California
"Building Ethical Community" (The American Review of Public Administration, 41(1), p. 3-22)

  Eva Sorensen, Roskilde University
"Emerging Theoretical Understanding of Pluricentric Coordination in Public Governance" (The American Review of Public Administration, 41(4), p. 375-394)

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

  Kenneth Meier, Texas A&M University
Organizational Performance: Measurement Theory and an Application Or, Common Source Bias, the Achilles Heel of Public Management Research
  Laurence O'Toole, University of Georgia
Organizational Performance: Measurement Theory and an Application Or, Common Source Bias, the Achilles Heel of Public Management Research
Conflict Processes

J. David Singer Data Innovation Award
The J. David Singer Data Innovation Award is given for the best data contribution to the study of any and all forms of political conflict, either within or between nation-states. Nominations must be made by a member of the Conflict Processes section; self-nominations are encouraged. This is a biennial award.

 

D. Scott Bennett, Pennsylvania State University
EUGene: Expected Utility Generation and Data Management Program

  Allan Stam, University of Michigan
EUGene: Expected Utility Generation and Data Management Program

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.

  Nils Gleditsch, International Peace Research Institute
Representation and Electoral Systems

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

 

David Stasavage, New York University
When Distance Mattered: Geographic Scale and the Development of European Representative Assemblies American Political Science Review 104 (4):625-643.2010

  Adam Przeworski, New York University
Conquered or Granted: A History of Suffrage Extensions; British Journal of Political Science. 39 (2):291-321

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. ***

  Wendy Cho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
  James Gimpel, University of Maryland, College Park
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
  Iris Hui, University of California, Los Angeles
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
  Ian McAllister, Australian National University
The Personalization of Election Campaigning within a Compulsory Voting System
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.

 

Amnon Cavari, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The Party Politics of Presidential Rhetoric"

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.

  Alexander Gibbons, University of Maryland College Park
"Keeping Time for Skowronek: A Quantification of Secular and Political Time"

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 Martha Joynt Kumar
John Hudak, Vanderbilt University
The Politics of Federal Grants: Presidential Influence Over the Distribution of Federal Funds

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.

  Presented in honor of Fred Greenstein
Matthew Beckmann, University of California, Irvine
"Opportunism in Polarization: Presidential Success in Senate Key Votes, 1953 - 2008
  Presented in honor of Fred Greenstein
Vimal Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
"Opportunism in Polarization: Presidential Success in Senate Key Votes, 1953 - 2008

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.

  Jeffrey Cohen, Fordham University
Going Local: Presidential Leadership in the Post-Broadcast Age
Political Methodology

Emerging Scholar Award
The Emerging Scholar Award honors a young researcher, within ten years of their degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of Political Methodology.

 

Kosuke Imai, Princeton 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.

  Robert Franzese Jr., University of Michigan Ann Arbor
"Modeling History-Dependent Network Convolution"
  Jude Hays
"Modeling History-Dependent Network Convolution"
  Aya Kachi, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
"Modeling History-Dependent Network Convolution"

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.

  Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University
"Essays in Political Methodology and American Politics"

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

  Norman Nie, Stanford University
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
  Dale Bent
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences

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

  Justin Grimmer, Stanford Unversity
"A Bayesian Hierarchical Topic Model for Political Texts: Measuring Expressed Agendas in Senate Press Releases"

Award Name Not Specified

  F. Daniel Hidalgo, University of California, Berkely
"Digital Democracy: The Consequences of Electronic Voting Technology in Brazil"
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.

 

Brandon Kendhammer, Ohio University
"Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam and Democracy in Northern Nigeria"

  Samuel Goldman, Harvard University
"The Shadow of God: Strauss, Jacobi, and the theology-Political Problem"

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

  Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"How Does Islamist Local Governance Affect the Lives of Women?: A Comparative Study of Two Cairo Neighborhoods"

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

  Elizabeth Hurd, Northwestern University
The Politics of Secularism in International Relations
  Phillip Munoz, Notre Dame University
God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson
Urban Politics

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

 

Zoltan Hajnal, University of California San Diego
America's Uneven Democracy: Race, Turnout and Representation in City Politics

  Peter Eisenstadt
Rochdale Village: Robert Moses, 6,000 Families, and New York City's Great Experiment Integrated Housing

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

  Quinton Mayne, Harvard University
The Satisfied Citzen: Participation, Influence, and Public Perceptions of Democratic Performance

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.

  Emily Farris, Brown University
"Pathways to Power: An Examination of Latino Local Elected Officials"

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.

  Vladimir Kogan, University of California San Diego
"Who Benefits from Jurisdictional Competition?"
  Scott Minkoff, Barnard College
"The Proximate Polity: The Spatial Context of Local Develpmental Goods Provision"

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

  Rodney Hero, University of California Berkeley
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.

 
Ann Keller, University of California, Berkeley
 
Science in Environmental Policy
 

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.

  William Munro, Illinois Wesleyan University
Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over Biotechnology
  Rachel Schurman, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Fighting for the Future of Food: Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over Biotechnology

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.

  Jessica Green, Case Western Reserve University
Private Actors, Public Goods: Private Authority in Global Environmental Politics
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.

 

Dara Cohen, University of Minnesota
"Explaining Sexual Violence During Civil War"

  Rosanne Kennedy, Union Institute and University of Cincinnati Ohio
"Rousseau and the Perversion of Gender"

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.

  Jennifer Einspahr, Kalamazoo College
"Structural Domination and Structural Freedom: A Feminist Perspective,"
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.

 

Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"How Does Islamist Local Governance Affect the Lives of Women?: A Comparative Study of Two Cairo Neighborhoods"

  Farah Godrej, University of California, Riverside
"Gandhi's Body: Asceticism, Pain and Suffering in Environmental Political Discourse"

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.

  Joseph Schwartz, Temple University
The Future of Democratic Equality: Rebuilding Social Solidarity in a Fragmented America
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.

 

Paul Staniland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Explaining Cohesion, Fragmentation and Control in Insurgent Groups

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.

  Andrew Marshall, Net Assessment, Department of Defense
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.

 

Peter Wallensteen, Uppsala University
Uppsala Conflict Data Program

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
International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict
  Laia Balcells, Institute for Economic Analysis, CSIC
International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict

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.

  James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective

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.

  Giovanni Capoccia, Oxford University
Normative frameworks, electoral interests, and the boundaries of legitimate participation in post-Fascist democracies. The case of Italy
  Honorable Mention
Noam Lupu, Princeton University
"The Structure of Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution." Presented at 2010 APSA meeting and American Political Science Review, 105
  Honorable Mention
Jonas Pontusson, University of Geneva
"The Structure of Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution." Presented at 2010 APSA meeting and American Political Science Review, 105
European Politics and Society

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.

 

Quinton Mayne, Princeton University
"The Satisfied Citizen: Participation, Influence, and Public Perception of Democratic Performance"

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.

 

Heather Creek, University of Maryland
"With a Little Help from Our Feds: Understanding State/Federal Cooperation on Immigration Enforcement"

  Stephen Yoder, University of Maryland
"With a Little Help from Our Feds: Understanding State/Federal Cooperation on Immigration Enforcement"

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.

  Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
"The Roots of Executive Power"
  Justin Phillips, Columbia University
"The Roots of Executive Power"

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.

  Gerald Wright, Indiana University, Bloomington

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

  Julianna Pacheco, Pennsylvania State University Iowa (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University)
Dynamic Public Opinion and Policy Responsiveness 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.

  Michael Berkman, Pennsylvania State University
"Multi-Level Policy Responsiveness to Public Opinion: From Statehouse to Street-Level"
  Eric Plutzer, Pennsylvania State University
"Multi-Level Policy Responsiveness to Public Opinion: From Statehouse to Street-Level"
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.

 

Sarah Esralew, Ohio State University
"The Influence of Parodies on Mental Models: Exploring the Tina Fey-Sarah Palin Phenomenon"

  Dannagal Young, University of Delaware
"The Influence of Parodies on Mental Models: Exploring the Tina Fey-Sarah Palin Phenomenon"

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.

  Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania

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

  Robert Entman, George Washington University
Projections of Power: Framing News, Public Opinion, and U.S. Foreign Policy

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.

  Kevin Arceneaux, Temple University
"Does Media Fragmentation Produce Mass Polarization? Selective Exposure and a New Era of Minimal Effects
  Martin Johnson, University of California, Riverside
"Does Media Fragmentation Produce Mass Polarization? Selective Exposure and a New Era of Minimal Effects"
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.

 

James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

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

  Giovanni Capoccia, Oxford Universitiy
"The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond," (Comparative Political Studies 43: 8-9)
  Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Agenda for Europe and Beyond," (Comparative Political Studies 43: 8-9)

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

  Emily Zackin, CUNY Hunter College
"Positive Constitutional Rights in the United States" (Princeton University 2010)
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.

 

Milan Svolik, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
"Learning to Love Democracy: A Theory of Democratic Consolidation and Breakdown"

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

  John Ahlquist, University of Wisconsin Madison
"Building Strategic Capacity: The Political Underpinnings of Coordinated Wage Bargaining

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.

  Tiberiu Dragu, Stanford University
"Essays on Executive Power"

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.

  Ben Ansell, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
"From The Ballot to the Blackboard: The Redistributive Political Economy of Education"
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.

 

Brian Waddell, University of Connecticut Stamford
That Time Again? Revisiting the Debates Over the Wagner Act

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

  , South Seattle Community College

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.

  George Katsiaficas, Wentworth Institute of Technology

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.

  Michelle Alexander, Ohio State University
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Political Psychology

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

 

Toby Bolsen, Georgia State University
"Private Behaviors for the Public Good: Citizens' Actions and U.S. Energy Conservation,"

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

  Mark Peffley, University of Kentucky
Justice in America
  Jon Hurwitz, University of Pittsburgh
Justice in America

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.

  Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Election Night's All Right for Fighting"
  Krysha Gregorowicz, University of Michigan
Election Night's All Right for Fighting
  Eric Groenendyk, University of Michigan
Election Night's All Right for Fighting
  Ted Brader, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Election Night’s Alright for Fighting"
  Vincent Hutchings, University of Michigan
"Election Night's All Right for Fighting"
  Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
"Dynamic Public Opinion"
  James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Dynamic Public Opinion"
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.

 

Joe Gershtenson, Eastern Kentucky University
Attitudes about Voter Registration: The Influence of Teaching

  Dennis Plane, Juniata College
Attitudes about Voter Registration: The Influence of Teaching
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.

 

Charles Rubin, Duquesne University
To Life: Golems, Monsters and th Biotechnology Future

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.

 

Michael Tomz, Stanford University
Candidate Repositioning

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.

  Cindy Kam, Vanderbilt University
  Sara Hobolt, University of Oxford

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.

  Paul Sniderman, Stanford University
Reasoning and Choice: Explorations in Political Psychology
  Richard Brody, Stanford University
Reasoning and Choice: Explorations in Political Psychology
  Philip Tetlock, University of Pennylvania
Reasoning and Choice: Explorations in Political Psychology
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.

 

James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective

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.

 

Ben Ansell, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Inequality and Democratization: A Contractarian Approach

  David Samuels, University of Minnesota
Inequality and Democratization: A Contractarian Approach

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.

  Timothy Frye, Columbia University
Building States and Markets after Communism: The Perils of Polarized Democracy
  Monika Nalepa, Princeton University
Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Systems

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.

  Claire Adida, University of California San Diego
Immigrant Exclusion and Insecurity in Africa

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.

  Robert Woodberry, University of Texas Austin
Weber Through the Back Door: Protestant Competition, Elite Power Dispersion, and the Global Spread of Democracy

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.

  Ekrem Karakoc, Pennsylvania State University
A Theory of Redistribution in New Democracies: How Democracy Has Increased Income Disparity in Southern and Postcommunist Europe
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.

 

Karen Engle, University of Texas Austin
The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture and Strategy

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.

  Mark Gibney, University of North Carolina-Asheville
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.

 

Melani Cammett, Brown University
Bricks and Mortar Clientelism: Sectarianism and the Logics of Welfare Allocation in Lebanon

  Sukriti Issar, Brown University
Bricks and Mortar Clientelism: Sectarianism and the Logics of Welfare Allocation in Lebanon

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.

  Daniel Carpenter, Harvard University

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.

  Lauren MacLean, Indiana University
Informal Institutions and Citizenship in Rural Africa: Risk and Reciprocity in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire
Sexuality and Politics

Best Conference Paper Award
The Best Conference Paper Award recognizes the best paper exploring sexuality and politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 

Beth Jamieson, Princeton University
Fixing Gender: Gender Classifications, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Prisoners, and the Politics of Law

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation on sexuality and politics completed and successfully defended in the previous two calendar years. The award is open to all scholarship that falls under the broad rubric of sexuality and politics, including studies concerning the regulation of sexuality, political responses to the regulation of sexuality, the uses of sexuality as a political construct, the intersections of sexuality with gender, race, and class, or LGBT politics and mobilizations.

  Jeremiah Garretson, Vanderbilt University
Changing Media, Changing Minds: The Lesbian and Gay Movement, Television and Public Opinion
  Sami Zeidan, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Navigating International Rights and Local Politics: Sexuality Governance in a Post-Colonial Setting
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.

 

Allan Kornberg, Duke University

  John Courtney, University of Saskatchewan
Experimental Research

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book published in 2013 that either uses or is about experimental research methods in the study of politics. A copy of the book should be sent to each member of the selection committee at the addresses provided below no later than April 1, 2014.

 

Rebecca Morton, New York University
Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab

  Kenneth Williams, Michigan State University
Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation completed in calendar year 2013 that utilizes experimental methods on substantive questions about politics or makes a fundamental contribution to experimental methods.

  Andrew Owen, University of British Columbia
The Negativity Effect in Retrospective Voting

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award recognizes a paper that was scheduled to be presented at APSA and features experimental research.

  Michael Tomz, Stanford University
Candidate Repositioning
  Robert Van Houweling, University of California Berkeley
Candidate Repositioning
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