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2012 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.

  Donald Haider, Northwestern University
When Governments Come to Washington: Governors, Mayors, and Intergovernmental Lobbying (Free Press, 1974)

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.

  Charles Hankla, Georgia State University
Rethinking the Political Economy of Decentralization: How Democracy and Political Parties Shape the Provision of Local Public Goods
  Eunice Heredia-Ortiz, Development Alternatives, Inc.
Rethinking the Political Economy of Decentralization: How Democracy and Political Parties Shape the Provision of Local Public Goods
  Raul Ponce-Rodriguez, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez
Rethinking the Political Economy of Decentralization: How Democracy and Political Parties Shape the Provision of Local Public Goods
  Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Georgia State University
Rethinking the Political Economy of Decentralization: How Democracy and Political Parties Shape the Provision of Local Public Goods

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.

  Barry Weingast, Stanford University
Law and Courts

Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award
The Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award (formerly the American Judicature Society Award) is given annually for the best paper on law and courts presented at the previous year’s annual meetings of the American, International, or regional political science associations. Single- and co-authored papers, written by political scientists, are eligible. Papers may be nominated by any member of the Section.

  Quinn Mulroy, Syracuse University
Enforcing Rights Protections: The Regulatory Power of Private Litigation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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.

  Maya Sen, University of Rochester
Is Justice Really Blind: Race and Appellate Review in U.S. Courts
  Honorable Mention
Richard Price, Syracuse University
Arguing Gunwall: Can a State Supreme Court Force Its Lawyers to Argue State Constitutional Claims?

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).

  Pamela Corley, Southern Methodist University
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)
  Paul Collins Jr., University of North Texas
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)
  Bryan Calvin, Tarrant County College
Lower Court Influence on U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Content (January 2011 issue of The Journal of Politics)

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.

  Matthew Hall, Saint Louis University
The Nature of Supreme Court Power (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

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.

  Robert Kagan, University of California, Berkeley

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).

  R. Melnick, Boston College
Between the Lines: Interpreting Welfare Rights (Brookings Institution Press, 1994)

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.

  Howard Gillman, University of Southern California

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.

  Wendy Martinek, SUNY, Binghamton 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.

  Vineeta Yadav, Pennsylvania State University
Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, 2011)

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.

  James Curry, University of Utah
Information Control: Leadership Power in the U.S. House of Representatives (Completed at University of Maryland; advised by Frances E. Lee)

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

  Michael Brady, Denison University
An Indelible Imprint? Assessing the Evolution of Racial Politics in Shaping Conflict in Congress during the Civil Rights Era
  Daniel Lee, Michigan State University
An Indelible Imprint? Assessing the Evolution of Racial Politics in Shaping Conflict in Congress during the Civil Rights Era
  Eric Gonzalez Juenke, Michigan State University
An Indelible Imprint? Assessing the Evolution of Racial Politics in Shaping Conflict in Congress during the Civil Rights Era

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

  Rene Lindstadt, University of Essex
Balancing Competing Demands: Position Taking and Election Proximity and the European Parliament (Legislative Studies Quarterly 36, February 2011)
  Jonathan Slapin, University of Houston
Balancing Competing Demands: Position Taking and Election Proximity and the European Parliament (Legislative Studies Quarterly 36, February 2011)
  Ryan Vander Wielen, Temple University
Balancing Competing Demands: Position Taking and Election Proximity and the European Parliament (Legislative Studies Quarterly 36, February 2011)

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.

  Lanny Martin, Rice University
Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance (Oxford University Press, 2011)
  Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance (Oxford University Press, 2011)
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.

  Lester Salamon, Johns Hopkins University
Partners in Public Service: Government-Nonprofit Relations in the Modern Welfare State (Johns Hopkins University Press,1995)

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.

  Claire Annesley, University of Manchester
  Isabelle Engeli, University of Ottawa

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.

  Jake Haselswerdt, George Washington University
Death and Tax Breaks: Comparing the Survival Rates of Tax Expenditures and Direct Spending Programs

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.

  Daniel Aldrich, Purdue University
Social, Not Physical, Infrastructure: The Critical Role of Civil Society in Disaster Recovery

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.

  John Witte, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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.

  Peter May, University of Washington
Constructing Homeland Security: An Anemic Policy Regime (Policy Studies Journal 39 (2))
  Ashley Jochim, University of Washington
Constructing Homeland Security: An Anemic Policy Regime (Policy Studies Journal 39 (2))
  Joshua Sapotichne, Michigan State University
Constructing Homeland Security: An Anemic Policy Regime (Policy Studies Journal 39 (2))
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.

  Daniel Galvin, Northwestern 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.

  Geoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
  Thomas Carsey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
  John Green, University of Akron
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
  Richard Herrera, Arizona State University
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
  Rosalyn Cooperman, University of Mary Washington
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))

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.

  Monika Nalepa, Princeton University
Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  Daniel Klinghard, College of Holy Cross
The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896 (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

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.

  William Mayer, Northeastern University
Theory Meets Practice: The Presidential Selection Process in the First Federal Election,1788-89

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.

  Barbara Sinclair, University of California, Los Angeles
Public Administration

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

  Maria Binz-Scharf, CUNY-City College of New York
"Searching for Answers: Networks of Practice Among Public Administrators" (The American Review of Public Administration March 2012 42: 202-225)
  David Lazer, Northeastern University
"Searching for Answers: Networks of Practice Among Public Administrators" (The American Review of Public Administration March 2012 42: 202-225)
  Ines Mergel, Syracuse University
"Searching for Answers: Networks of Practice Among Public Administrators" (The American Review of Public Administration March 2012 42: 202-225)

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.

  Anthony Bertelli, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance
  Dyana Mason, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance
  Jennifer Connolly, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance
  David Gastwirth, University of Southern California
The Statistical Measurement of Accountability Constructs in American Governance

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.

  Donald Moynihan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Dynamics of Performance Management (Georgetown University Press, 2008)

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

  Aroon Manoharan, Kent State University
Determinants of the Stages of County E-Government in the United States
  Robert Durant, American University
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.

  Terrence Chapman, University of Texas, Austin
Securing Approval: Domestic Politics and Multilateral Authorization for War (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
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.

  William Riker, (Deaceased)
Liberalism Against Populism: A Confrontation Between the Theory of Democracy and the Theory of Social Choice (W.H. Freeeman, 1982)

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

  Ernesto Calvo, University of Maryland
Centripetal and Centrifugal Incentives under Different Electoral Systems
  Timothy Hellwig, Indiana University, Bloomington
Centripetal and Centrifugal Incentives under Different Electoral Systems

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. ***

  Russell Dalton, University of California, Irvine
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
  David Farrell, University College Dublin, Belfield
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
  Ian McAllister, Australian National University
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
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.

  William Resh, Indiana University, Bloomington
Rethinking the Administrative Presidency: Trust, Intellectual Capital, and Appointee-Careerist Relations (completed at American University; advised by Robert F. Durant)

Best Undergraduate Paper Award
The Best Undergraduate Paper Award on executive politics recognizes the best undergraduate paper completed in the previous two academic years. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each committee member of the committee.

  Andrew Keene, United States Naval Academy
Exploration of Ticket Splitting: The Battleground State Effect

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 Erwin Hargrove
Brendan Doherty, United States Naval Academy
The President as Party-Builder-in-Chief: Presidential Fund-raising, 1977-2011

Presidential Research Group Career Service Award

  Karen Hult, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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.

  Michael Korzi, Towson University
Presidential Term Limits in American History (Texas A&M University Press, 2011)
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.

  Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley

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.

  Jacob Bowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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.

  Thomas Gschwend, Universität Mannheim
A Common Left-Right Scale for Voters and Parties in Europe
  James Lo, University of Mannheim
A Common Left-Right Scale for Voters and Parties in Europe
  Sven-Oliver Proksch, University of Mannheim
A Common Left-Right Scale for Voters and Parties in Europe

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.

  Adriana Crespo-Tenorio, Washington University in St Louis
Three Papers on the Political Consequences of Oil Price Volatility (completed at Washington University, advised by

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

  Walter Mebane Jr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
genoud: Genetic Optimization using Derivatives
  Jasjeet Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley
genoud: Genetic Optimization using Derivatives

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

  Devin Caughey, University of California, Berkeley
Elections and the Regression-Discontinuity Design: Lessons from Close U.S. House Races, 1942-2008 (Political Analysis. 19 (4))
  Jasjeet Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley
Elections and the Regression-Discontinuity Design: Lessons from Close U.S. House Races, 1942-2008 (Political Analysis. 19 (4))

Award Name Not Specified

  Brenton Kenkel, University of Rochester
Bounds for Logistic Regression Coefficients with Nonignorable Missing Outcomes
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.

  Toby Matthiesen, University of Cambridge
The Shia of Saudi Arabia: Identity Politics, Sectarianism and the Saudi State (Completed at University of London, SOAS; advised by Professor Charles Tripp)

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

  Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Opportunity Junctures as Catalysts: Islam, Secularism and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey
Urban Politics

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

  Daniel Bliss, Illinois Institute of Technology
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.

  Michael Berkman, Pennsylvania State University
Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classrooms (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  Eric Plutzer, Pennsylvania State University
Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America's Classrooms (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

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.

  Michael Kraft, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (MIT Press, 2011)
  Mark Stephan, Washington State University, Vancouver
Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (MIT Press, 2011)
  Troy Abel, Western Washington University
Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (MIT Press, 2011)

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 Hadden, University of Maryland
Contesting Climate Change: Civil Society Networks and Collective Action in the European Union (Completed at Cornell University; advised by Sidney Tarrow)
  Kemi Fuentes-George, Middlebury College
Scientific Knowledge, Epistemic Communities and Environmental Policy in the Developing World (Completed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; advised by Peter Haas)
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.

  Jennifer Piscopo, Salem College
Do Women Represent Women? Gender and Policy in Argentina and Mexico (comnpleted at the University of California, San Diego; advised by Peter H. Smith)
  Honorable Mention
Valerie Hennings, Carrie Chapman Catt Scholar-in-Residence at Iowa State
Civic Selves: Gender, Candidate Training Programs, and Envisioning Political Participation 

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.

  Eléonore Lépinard, University of Montreal
Doing Intersectionality: Varieties of Feminist Practices in France and Canada

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.

  Bonnie Honig, Northwestern University
Ismene's Forced Choice: Sacrifice and Sorority in Sophocles' Antigone (Arethusa. 44(1))
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.

  Jane Gordon, Temple University
Theorizing Contemporary Practices of Slavery

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.

  Bonnie Honig, Northwestern University
Emergency Politics:  Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2011)
  Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley
Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (Zone Books, 2010)

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.

  Stephen Marshall, University of Texas, Austin
The City on the Hill from Below: The Crisis of Prophetic Black Politics (Temple University Press, 2011)
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.

  J.P. Singh, Georgetown University
Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011)

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Disseration Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics.

  Daniel Ross, York University
The Political Economy of Free and Open Source Software (Completed at York University; advised b y George Comninel)

Best Research Software Award
The Best Research Software Award recognizes a work that contributes to the furtherance of research in the field as well as improvement of research.

  Derrick Cogburn, American University
IDPP Cyberinfrastructure
  Micah Altman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DistrictBuilder
  Michael McDonald, George Mason University
DistrictBuilder

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.

  Christopher Mascaro, Drexel University
The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)
  Sean Goggins, Drexel University
The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)
  Alison Novak, Drexel University
"The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook (presented during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season)
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.

  Kathryn Cochran, Duke University
"Strong Horse or Paper Tiger? Assessing the Reputational Effects of War Fighting,"
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.

  Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)
  Allen Hicken, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)
  Daniele Caramani, University of St Gallen
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)
  David Backer, University of Maryland
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)

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.

  Philip Roessler, Duke University
The Enemy Within. Personal Rule, Coups, and Civil War in Africa (World Politics 63 (2))

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.

  Jeffrey Winters, Northwestern University
Oligarchy (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
Governing for the Long Terms: Democracy and the Politics of Investment (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

Powell Graduate Mentoring Award
This prize, introduced in 2012, will be awarded on a bi-annual basis to a political scientist who throughout his or her career has demonstrated a particularly outstanding commitment to the mentoring of graduate students in comparative politics. The prize was named in honor of G. Bingham Powell and was initiated by his students.

  David Collier, University of California, Berkeley

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.

  Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Brown University
What Wins Votes: Why Some Politicians Opt Out of Clientelism
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

  David Stasavage, New York University
States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Politics (Princeton University Press, 2011)

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.

  Jordan Gans-Morse, Northwestern University
Building Property Rights: Capitalists and the Demand for Law in Post-Soviet Russia (Completed at the University of California, Berkeley; advised by John Zysman)

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

  Christilla Roederer-Rynning, Syddansk Universitet
Bringing Co-Decision to Agriculture: A Hard Case of Parliamentarization
  Frank Schimmelfennig, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Bringing Co-Decision to Agriculture: A Hard Case of Parliamentarization
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.

  Loren Collingwood, University of California, Riverside
"The Pursuit of Victory and Incorporation: Elite Strategy, Group Pressure, and Cross Racial Mobilization"
  William Franko, Auburn University
"Income Inequality"

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.

  Seth Masket, University of Denver
"Polarization without Parties: The Rise of Legislative Partisanship in Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature"
  Boris Shor, University of California, Berkeley
"Polarization without Parties: The Rise of Legislative Partisanship in Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature"

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.

  Christopher Mooney, University of Illinois, Springfield

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

  Jason Windett, Saint Louis University (Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Understanding Female Candidates and Campaigns for Governor

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.

  Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University
“Democratic Initiatives in State Supreme Courts: Judicial Behavior in the Terminal Term
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.

  Thomas Leeper, Northwestern University
Learning More from Political Communication Experiments: The Importance of Pretreatment Effects
  James Druckman, Northwestern University
Learning More from Political Communication Experiments: The Importance of Pretreatment Effects

David Swanson Career Achievement Award
The David Swanson Career Achievement Award recognizes distinguished and sustained contributions to the field as planners, editors, and leaders and in roles that require time and energy, innovation, and personal dedication. The award honors David Swanson, one of the founders of Political Communication who gave exemplary service to the ICA Political Communication Division and the APSA Political Communication Section. In his memory, the ICA division presents the award every other year. The joint award committee includes representatives of the ICA division and APSA section. The ICA division chair appoints members with the advice of the APSA chair, and the committee receives nominations and generates additional candidates, deliberates on the pool of potential awardees, and makes a selection. The winner receives the award plaque at the annual business meeting of the ICA Political Communication Division. The award is given in even-numbered years.

  David Paletz, Duke University

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

  Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis
Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
  Paul Johnson, University of California, Davis
Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
  John Sprague, Washington University
Political Disagreement: The Survival of Diverse Opinions within Communication Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2004

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.

  Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
  Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
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.

  Julian Go, Boston University
Patterns of Empire: The British and American Empires, 1688 to Present (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

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

  Diana Dumitru, Moldova State Pedagogical University
Constructing Interethnic Conflict and Cooperation: Why Some People Harmed Jews and Others Helped Them During the Holocaust in Romania (World Politics 63:1)
  Carter Johnson, American Councils, Moscow
Constructing Interethnic Conflict and Cooperation: Why Some People Harmed Jews and Others Helped Them During the Holocaust in Romania (World Politics 63:1)

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

  Gwendoline Alphonso, Fairfield University
"Hearth and Soul: Political Parties, Family Ideologies, and the Development of Social Policy in the 20th Century" (Cornell University 2011)

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.

  Benjamin Barber IV, Duke University
The Behavioral Foundations of Social Politics: Evidence from Surveys and a Laboratory Democracy
  Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Behavioral Foundations of Social Politics: Evidence from Surveys and a Laboratory Democracy
  Erik Wibbels, Duke University
The Behavioral Foundations of Social Politics: Evidence from Surveys and a Laboratory Democracy

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

  David Stasavage, New York University
The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation (International Organization 64 (4))
  Kenneth Scheve, Stanford University
The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation (International Organization 64 (4))
  Honorable Mention
Yotam Margalit, Columbia University
Costly Jobs: Trade-related Layoffs, Government Compensation, and Voting in U.S. Elections (American Political Science Review 105 (1): 169-188)

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.

  Xiaobo Lu, Yale University
"The Political Causes and Consequences of Inequality of Opportunity"

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.

  Tom Clark, Emory University
The Limits of Judicial Independence (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  Honorable Mention
Jonathan Bendor, Stanford University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
  Honorable Mention
Daniel Diermeier, Northwestern University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
  Honorable Mention
David Siegel, Florida State University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
  Honorable Mention
Michael Ting, Columbia University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
  Honorable Mention
David Stasavage, New York University
States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities (Princeton University Press, 2011)
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.

  M. Forrest, University of Minnesota
The Limits of Political Representation: Anti-Foreclosure Activism and Racial Injustice in the Post-Civil Rights Era

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.

  , New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice

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.

  Sanford Schram, Bryn Mawr College

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.

  Joe Soss, University of Minnesota
Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
  Richard Fording, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
  Sanford Schram, Bryn Mawr College
Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race (University of Chicago Press, 2011)

Political Psychology

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

  Christopher Dawes, New York University
An Examination of Potential Causal Mechanisms Linking Genes and Political Behavior (Completed at the University of California, San Diego; advised by James H. Fowler)
  Honorable Mention
Sarah Harrison, London School of Economics
Ideological (Mis)match? Mapping Extreme Right Ideological Discourse and Voter Preferences

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

  Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University
Americanism in the Twenty-First Century (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  James Druckman, Northwestern University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  Donald Green, Columbia University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  James Kuklinski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science
  Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

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.

  Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young Univesity
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"
  Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Do Women Deliberate with a Distinctive Voice? How Decision Rules and Group Gender Composition Affect the Content of Deliberation"

Distinguished Junior Scholars Award
The APSA Political Psychology section will give up to five $400 grants, meant for travel to the APSA, for junior scholars (graduate students or those no more than seven years since receiving their Ph.D.)

  Juan Urbano Jr., University of Kansas
  April Johnson, SUNY, Stony Brook University
  Kristyn Karl, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  Rachel Silbermann, Yale University
  Erica Czaja, Princeton University
  Spencer Piston, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  Ashley Muddiman, University of Texas, Austin
  Mona Kleinberg, Rutgers University
  Jaime Settle, College of William & Mary
  Cengiz Erisen, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
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.

  Rebecca Glazier, University of Arkansas Little Rock
Satire and Efficacy in the Political Science Classroom
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.

  James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Framing and Biased Information Search"
  Jordan Fein, Northwestern University
Framing and Biased Information Search
  Thomas Leeper, Northwestern University
Framing and Biased Information Search

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.

  Thomas Rudolph, University of Illinois
  Kevin Arceneaux, Temple University

Philip E. Converse Book Award
The Philip E. Converse Book Award is given for an outstanding book in the field published at least five years before.

  Edward Carmines, Indiana University, Bloomington
Issue Evolution: Race and the Transformation of American Politics (Princeton University Press, 1989 )
  James Stimson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Issue Evolution: Race and the Transformation of American Politics (Princeton University Press, 1989)

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.

  Donald Kinder, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Race, Ethnicity and Politics

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

  Chris Zepeda-Millan, University of Chicago
Dignity's Revolt: Threat, Identity, and Immigrant Mass Mobilization (Completed at Cornell University; advised by Michael Jones-Correa & Sidney Tarrow)

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.

  Elizabeth Saunders, George Washington University
Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions (Cornell University Press, 2011)
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.

  Carles Boix, Princeton University
Democracy, Development and the International System (November 2011 American Political Science Review)
  Honorable Mention
Susan Hyde, Yale University
Catch Us If You Can: Election Monitoring and International Norm Diffusion (April 2011 American Journal of Political Science)

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.

  Susan Hyde, Yale University
The Pseudo-Democrat's Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm (Cornell University Press, 2011)
  Honorable Mention
Vineeta Yadav, Pennsylvania State University
Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, 2011)

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.

  Simon Chauchard, Dartmouth College
From Political Power To Changing Group Relations? Tracking the Psychological Impact of Political Inclusion in Rural India (Completed at New York University; advised by Kanchan Chandra)
  Honorable Mention
James Long, University of California, San Diego
Ethnic Voting in Kenya and Ghana and Election Fraud in Uganda and Afghanistan

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.

  Susan Stokes, Yale University
What Killed Vote Buying in Britain?

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.

  Noam Lupu, Princeton University
Party Brands in Crisis: Partisanship, Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America (Completed at Princeton University; advised by Deborah J. Yashar)
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.

  Kali Wright-Smith, Purdue University
The Decision to Comply: Patterns of compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
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.

  Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Time Will Tell: Temporality and the Analysis of Causal Mechanisms and Processes

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.

  Colin Elman, Syracuse 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.

  Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

The Qualitative Submission to APSR Award
For the best qualitative manuscript submitted to the American Political Science Review in the calendar year. The award will be offered in 2011 through 2014, and the winner in each year will receive $2,000. To be eligible: ( 1) the manuscript need only be submitted to (not necessarily published in) the journal; (2) the manuscript needs to have been submitted during the calendar year, with the date of submission determined by the acknowledgement email from the APSR; (3) both new and subsequent submissions (e.g., resulting from an invitation to submit de novo or to revise and resubmit) are eligible for the award, but only one version of the manuscript is eligible for the award in any one calendar year; and (4) the manuscript submitted to the APSR must be (a) new research on qualitative methodology per se, i.e., a study that introduces specific methodological innovations or that synthesizes and integrates methodological ideas in a way that is in itself a methodological contribution; and/or (b) substantive work that is an exemplar for the application of qualitative methods, or of multi-methods with a substantial qualitative component.

  Jeremy Menchik, Boston University
The Origins of Intolerance in Islamic Institutions
  Paul Staniland, University of Chicago
States, Insurgents, and Wartime Political Orders

Sage Paper Award
The Sage Paper Award honors Sara and George McCune, who founded and sustained Sage Publications as a leading publisher of social science methodology -- including very centrally qualitative methods. This award will be given to a paper presented at the previous Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.

  Derek Beach, University of Aarhus
What is process tracing actually tracing? The three variants of process tracing methods and their uses and limitations
  Rasmus Pedersen, University of Aarhus
What is process tracing actually tracing? The three variants of process tracing methods and their uses and limitations
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.

  Abouzar Nasirzadeh, University of Toronto
Desire Re-Cast: The Production of Gay Identity in Iran
  Kate Korycki, University of Toronto
Desire Re-Cast: The Production of Gay Identity in Iran
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.

  Peter Russell, University of Toronto

Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award
The Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award is given to honor a significant contemporary contribution to the scholarship on Canadian politics, or Canada in a comparative perspective, or a comparative analysis of Canada with other countries, particularly the United States.

  Janet Ajzenstat, McMaster University
The Canadian Founding: John Locke and Parliament (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2007)
  Stephen Clarkson, University of Toronto
Does North America Exist? Governing the Continent After NAFTA and 9/11 (University of Toronto Press, 2008)
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.

  James Druckman, Northwestern University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, June 2011)
  Donald Green, Columbia University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, June 2011)
  James Kuklinski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, June 2011)

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

  Jennifer Jerit, Florida State University
Comparing Treatment Effects in Parallel Experiments
  Jason Barabas, Florida State University
Comparing Treatment Effects in Parallel Experiments
  Scott Clifford, Florida State University
Comparing Treatment Effects in Parallel Experiments
African Politics Conference Group

Best Article Award
The APCG Best Article Committee seeks nominations for the 2013 award. All articles published in peer-reviewed journals in 2013 are eligible.

  Severine Autesserre, Barnard College, Columbia University
"Dangerous Tales: Dominant Narratives on the Congo and their Unintended Consequences" African Affairs 111, 413 (April 2012)

Best Book Award
The APCG Best Book Award Committee invites nominations for the 2013 award. To be eligible, books must have been published in English in 2013. Books should analyze an issue related to political science or international relations with special reference to Africa. The book should employ methodological techniques regarded as appropriate by any subgroup of contemporary political scientists. Edited volumes are not eligible. Translations of books written in a foreign language qualify if the translation was published in 2013.

  Leonardo Arriola, University of California, Berkeley
Multiethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns (New York: Cambridge University Press)
  Honorable Mention
M. Anne Pitcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa’s Democracies (New York: Cambridge University Press)

Lynne Rienner Award for Best Disseration
The APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award Committee invites submissions for the best dissertation in African politics 2013. The award carries a prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics.

  Janet Lewis, Harvard University
"How Rebellion Begins: Insurgent Group Formation and Viability in Uganda"
   
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