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2014 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.

  Robert Agranoff, Indiana University, Bloomington
Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Government. Georgetown University Press, 2004
  Michael McGuire, Indiana University
Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Government. Georgetown University Press, 2004

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.

  George Tsebelis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Suspending Vetoes: How the Euro Countries Achieved Unanimity in the Fiscal Compact."
  Hyeonho Hahm, University of Michigan
"Suspending Vetoes: How the Euro Countries Achieved Unanimity in the Fiscal Compact."

Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award
The Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award recognizes distinguished scholarly contributions to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.

  Richard Feiock, Florida State 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.

  Katerina Linos, University of California, Berkeley
"The Supreme Court, the Media and Public Opinion: Comparing Experimental and Observational Methods." Paper Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
  Kimberly Twist, University of California, Berkeley
"The Supreme Court, the Media and Public Opinion: Comparing Experimental and Observational Methods." Paper Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

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.

  Alicia Uribe, Washington University in St. Louis
"Binders Full of Judges: A Model for the Interdependency of Appointments to the U.S. Federal Judiciary."

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).

  Veronica Michel, John Jay College-CUNY
"Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America." 47 Law and Society Review 873 (2013)
  Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard University
"Human Rights Prosecutions and the Participation Rights of Victims in Latin America." 47 Law and Society Review 873 (2013
  Tamir Moustafa, Simon Fraser University
"Islamic Law, Women's Rights, and Popular Legal Consciousness in Malaysia." 38 Law and Social Inquiry 168 (2013)

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.

  Traci Burch, Northwestern University
Trading Democracy for Justice: Criminal Convictions and the Decline of Neighborhood Political Participation. University of Chicago Press
  Honorable Mention
Mark Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz
Law's Fragile State: Colonial, Authoritarian, and Humanitarian Legacies in Sudan. Cambridge 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.

  Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University

Law and Courts Lasting Contribution Award
The Last Contribution Award is given annually for work that stands the test of time, work that inspires long after the issue that gave rise to that work is a true mark of distinction. Each year a book or journal article, 10 years old or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts. (From 2001 to 2007 this was titled the Wadsworth Publishing Award).

  Lynn Mather, Buffalo University
Language, Audience and the Transformation of Disputes. 15 Law & Society Review 3-4 (1980-81)
  Barbara Yngvesson, Hampshire College
Language, Audience and the Transformation of Disputes. 15 Law & Society Review 3-4 (1980-81)

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.

  Gerald Rosenberg, The University of Chicago
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.

  Nicholas Carnes, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making. University of Chicago Press, 2013

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.

  Eitan Tzelgov, Pennsylvania State University
"Words as Weapons: Opposition Rhetoric and Partisan Strategy."
  Honorable Mention
David Willumsen, European University Institute - Florence
"Party, Preferences & Pragmatic Fidelity: Explaining Voting Unity in European Legislatures."

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

  Jeffery Jenkins, University of Virginia
"On Measuring Legislative Agenda Setting Power"
  Nathan Monroe, University of California, Merced
"On Measuring Legislative Agenda Setting Power"

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

  William Bernhard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Commitment and Consequences: Reneging on Cosponsorship Pledges in the U.S. House."
  Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Commitment and Consequences: Reneging on Cosponsorship Pledges in the U.S. House."

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.

  Justin Grimmer, Stanford University
Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters. Cambridge University Press, 2013
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.

  Noam Lupu, University of Wisconsin -Madison

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.

  Kathleen Bawn, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
  Martin Cohen, James Madison University
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
  David Karol, University of Maryland
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
  Seth Masket, University of Denver
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics.” Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
  Hans Noel, Georgetown University
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
  John Zaller, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics.”"Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597

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.

  Hans Noel, Georgetown University
Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America. Cambridge University Press, 2013

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.

  Michael Laver, New York University
Public Administration

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

  Amy Erica Smith PhD, University of Massachusetts-Boston
"Some Ceilings Have More Cracks: Representative Bureaucracy in Federal Regulatory Agencies." ARPA 43, January 2013, 26-49
  Karen Monaghan, University of Massachusetts-Boston
"Some Ceilings Have More Cracks: Representative Bureaucracy in Federal Regulatory Agencies." ARPA 43, January, 2013, 26-49

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.

  Scott Robinson, University of Oklahoma
"Organizational Trust and Risk Communication: Trust in the EPA and Opposition to Fracking."
  Arnold Vedlitz, Texas A&M University
"Organizational Trust and Risk Communication: Trust in the EPA and Opposition to Fracking."

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.

  Jonathan Koppell, Arizona State University
World Rule: Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Design of Global Governance. University of Chicago Press, 2010

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.

  Cullen Merritt, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
"Multi-Dimensional Publicness and Publicity Valuable Outcomes: An Analysis of Behavioral Health Organizations"
  Amanda Rutherford, Texas A&M University
"Rational Action or Trial and Error?: Identifying the Determinants and Implications of Strategic Management"
  Randall Davis, Southern Illinois University
Examining the Mixed Effects of Goal Ambiguity Using a New Multidimensional Goal Scale
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.

  Lars-Erik Cederman, ETH - Zurich
Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War. Cambridge University Press, 2013
  Kristian Gleditsch, University of Essex
Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War. Cambridge University Press, 2013
  Halvard Buhaug, Peace Research Institute Oslo
Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War. Cambridge University Press, 2013

Best Paper Award
This award is given annually for the best paper written by one or more untenured scholars (graduate students, post-docs, or faculty) and presented as part of a conflict processes sponsored panel or poster session at the previous annual meeting. Papers are eligible only if all authors are untenured at the time the paper is presented. Nominations must be made by a member of the Conflict Processes section; self-nominations are encouraged.

  David Carter, Princeton University
"Provocation and the Strategy of Terrorist and Guerilla Attacks."
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.

  Matthew Shugart, University of California, Davis
Presidents and Assemblies: Constitutional Design and Electoral Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 1992
  John Carey, Dartmouth College
Presidents and Assemblies: Constitutional Design and Electoral Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 1992

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. ***

  G. Bingham Powell Jr., , University of Rochester
"Party System Polarization and the Ideological Congruence Mechanisms."
Presidents and Executive Politics

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

  Aaron Goodman, Dartmouth College
"Presidential Delegation of Foreign Policy Powers."

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.

  Janna Rezaee, University of California, Berkeley
"OIRA: The Other Edge of the Sword."

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.

  Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin College
"Bargaining with the Bureaucracy: Executive Orders and the Transaction Costs of Unilateral Action."

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.

  Mariah Zeisberg, University of Michigan
War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority. Princeton University Press, 2013
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.

  John Freeman, University of Minnesota

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.

  Jens Hainmueller, Stanford 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.

  Margaret Roberts, University of California, San Diego
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
  Brandon Stewart, Harvard University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
  Dustin Tingley, Harvard University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
  Christopher Lucas, Harvard University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
  Shana Gadarian, Syracuse University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
  Bethany Albertson, University of Texas at Austin
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
  Jetson Leder-Luis, California Institute of Technology
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
  David Rand, Yale University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."

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.

  Yiqing Xu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Casual Inference with Time-Series Cross-Section Data with Applications to Chinese Political Economy."

Society for Political Methodology Poster Award
The Society for Political Methodology Poster Award recognizes the best political methodology poster given at any political science conference in the preceeding year.

  Felipe Nunes, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Bayesian Two-part Latent Class Model for Longitudinal Government Expenditure Data: Assessing the Impact of Vertical Political Alliances and Vote Support."
  Honorable Mention
Peter Foley, California Institute of Technology
"Introducing Salience to a Spatial Model of Voter Ideology."

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

  James Honaker, Harvard University
Amelia II
  Gary King, Harvard University
Amelia II
  Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University
Amelia II

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

  Mark Fredrickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Reasoning about Interference in Randomized Studies." Political Analysis. 2013. 21(1):97-124
  Costas Panagopoulos, Fordham University
"Reasoning about Interference in Randomized Studies.” Political Analysis. 2013. 21(1):97-124
  Jacob Bowers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Reasoning about Interference in Randomized Studies." Political Analysis. 2013. 21(1):97-124
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.

  Christopher Hale, Northern Arizona University
"Religion and Political Activism."

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

  Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Northwestern University
"The Religious Offensive’: The Politics of Religious Engagement."
  Frank-Borge Wietzke, London School of Economics
"One Nation, Two Histories: Long-Term Consequences of Colonial Institutions and Missionary Work in Madagaskar."

Award Name Not Specified

  Corwin Smidt, Calvin College
Urban Politics

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

  Traci Burch, Northwestern University
Trading Democracy for Justice. University of Chicago Press
  Clarissa Hayward, Washington University in St. Louis
How Americans Make Race. Cambridge Press

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

  Adam Auerbach, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Demanding Development: Democracy, Community Governance, and Public Goods Provision in India's Urban Slums."

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.

  Zinga Fraser, Northwestern University
"Catalysts for Change: A Comparative Study of Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm."

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.

  Veronica Herrera, University of Connecticut
"From Participatory Promises to Partisan Capture: Local Democratic Transitions and Citizen Water Boards in Urban Mexico."

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

  Richard Stren, University of Toronto
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.

  Ethan Kapstein, Arizona State University
AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations. Cambridge University Press, 2013
  Joshua Busby, University of Texas at Austin
AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations. Cambridge University Press, 2013

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.

  David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley
The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States. Princeton University Press, 2012

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.

  Alexander Ovodenko, Princeton University
"Pathways of Cooperation: Integrated and Unintegrated International Environmental Governance." 2013
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.

  Cheryl O'Brien, Purdue University
"Beyond the National: Transnational Influences on (Subnational) State Policy Responsiveness to an International Norm on Violence Against Women"

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.

  Monica Schneider, Miami University
"Power, Conflict, and Community: How Gendered Views of Political Power Influence Women’s Political Ambition."
  Mirya Holman, Florida Atlantic University
"Power, Conflict, and Community: How Gendered Views of Political Power Influence Women’s Political Ambition."
  Amanda Diekman, Miami University
"Power, Conflict, and Community: How Gendered Views of Political Power Influence Women’s Political Ambition."
  Thomas McAndrew, Miami University
"Power, Conflict, and Community: How Gendered Views of Political Power Influence Women’s Political Ambition."
  Karen Celis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
"Determining the Quality of Women’s Substantive Representation: A Study of Muslem Women’s Voice and Influence in the Belgian Headscarf Debate."
  Petra Meier, University of Antwerp
"Determining the Quality of Women’s Substantive Representation: A Study of Muslem Women’s Voice and Influence in the Belgian Headscarf Debate."

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.

  Eileen Botting, University of Notre Dame
"Making an American Feminist Icon: Mary Wollstonecraft's Reception in U.S. Newspapers, 1800-1869" (History of Political Thought, 2013)
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.

  Brandon Terry, Yale University
"Rawls, Race, and Critique: Engaging with Charles Mills' The Racial Contract"
  Eline Severs, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
"Determining the Quality of Women’s Substantive Representation: A Study of Muslem Women’s Voice and Influence in the Belgian Headscarf Debate."

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 Carens, University of Toronto
The Ethics of Immigration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
  Honorable Mention
Philip Petit, Princeton University
On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2012

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.

  Christopher Lebron, Yale University
The Color of Our Shame: Race and Justice in Our Time (Oxford University Press)
International Security and Arms Control

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

  Joshua Kertzer
"Resolve in International Politics," The Ohio State University, August 2013
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.

  Henk Goemans, University of Rochester
Archigos: A Data Set on Leaders 1875-2004
  Giacomo Chiozza, Vanderbilt University
Archigos: A Data Set on Leaders 1875-2004
  Kristian Gleditsch, University of Essex
Archigos: A Data Set on Leaders 1875-2004

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.

  Stanislav Markus, University of Chicago
"Secure Property as a Bottom-Up Process: Firms, Stakeholders, and Predators in Weak States." (World Politics 64 (2) April 2012, 242-77)

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.

  Susan Stokes, Yale University
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  Thad Dunning, University of California, Berkeley
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  Marcelo Nazareno, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  Valeria Brusco, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  Honorable Mention
Leonardo Arriola, University of California, Berkeley
Multi-ethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  Honorable Mention
Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Political Geography of Inequality: Regions and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

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.

  Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
  Karen Remmer, Duke University

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.

  Alberto Simpser, University of Chicago
"The Intergenerational Persistence of Attitudes Towards Corruption." Paper presented at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting
  Honorable Mention
Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University
"Mobilization by the Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa"
  Honorable Mention
Devra Moehler, University of Pennsylvania
"Mobilization by the Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa"
European Politics and Society

Best Article Award
This award is given for the best article dealing with European Politics & Society published in the last year.

  Rafaela Dancygier, Princeton University
Sectorial Economics, Economics Contexts, and Attitudes Toward Immigration (The Journal of Politics 75(1), January 2013, pp.17-35)
  Michael Donnelly, European University Institute
Sectorial Economics, Economics Contexts, and Attitudes Toward Immigration (The Journal of Politics 75(1), January 2013, pp.17-35)

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award is given for the best book on European Politics and society published in the previous year

  Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice (Cambridge University Press)

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.

  Amanda Garrett, Harvard University
"When Cities Fight Back"
State Politics and Policy

Best Journal Article Award
The award recognizes the best journal article on U.S. state politics or policy published during the previous calendar year in any peer-reviewed journal (book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible).

  Elizabeth Rigby, George Washington University
"Political Parties and Representation of the Poor in the American States." (American Journal of Political Science, 57 (2013), 552-54)
  Gerald Wright, Indiana University, Bloomington
"Political Parties and Representation of the Poor in the American States." (American Journal of Political Science, 57 (2013), 552-54)

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.

  Gerald Gamm, University of Rochester
"Contingent Partisanship: When Party Labels Matter- and When They Don't- in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislators"
  Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
"Contingent Partisanship: When Party Labels Matter- and When They Don't- in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislators"
  Gerald Gamm, University of Rochester
"Contigent Partisanship: When party Labels Matter - and When They Don’t't - in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislators"
  Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
"Contigent Partisanship: When party Labels Matter - and When They Don’t't - in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislators"

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.

  Richard Winters, Dartmouth College

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 Koch, Cornell University
"States of Inequality: Government Partisanship, Public Policies, and Income Disparity in the American States, 1970-2005"
  Steven Rogers, Princeton University
"Accountability in a Federal System"

Mac Jewell Enduring Contribution Book Award
To be awarded every three years to a political science book on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy published at least 10 years prior to the award being bestowed that stands as an enduring contribution to the literature. Such books would be those classic works frequently assigned in graduate seminars, typically found on the bookshelves of state politics scholars, and that have been crucial in setting the direction of scholarship the field since their publication.

  Robert Erikson, Columbia University
Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States (Cambridge University Press, 1993)
  Gerald Wright, Indiana University, Bloomington
Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States (Cambridge University Press, 1993)
  John McIver, University of Colorado, Boulder
Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States (Cambridge University Press, 1993)

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.

  James Monogan III, University of Georgia
"Gone with the Wind: Federalism and the Strategic Placement of Air Polluters." Presented at the 2013 State Politics and Policy Conference
  Neal Woods, University of South Carolina
"Gone with the Wind: Federalism and the Strategic Placement of Air Polluters." Presented at the 2013 State Politics and Policy Conference
  David Konisky, Georgetown University
"Gone with the Wind: Federalism and the Strategic Placement of Air Polluters." Presented at the 2013 State Politics and Policy Conference

Virginia Gray Best Book Award
To be awarded annually to the best political science book published on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy in the preceding three calendar years. Thus, books would be eligible to be considered for the award for three years. E.g., for the 2014 award, books published in 2011-13 would be eligible for nomination.

  Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
The Power of American Governors: Winning on Budget and Losing on Policy (University of Cambridge Press, 2012)
  Justin Phillips, Columbia University
The Power of American Governors: Winning on Budget and Losing on Policy (University of Cambridge Press, 2012)
  Lynda Powell, Dartmouth College
The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislators: The Effects of Institutions and Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2012)
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.

  Brian Weeks, Ohio State University
"Feeling is Believing: The Influence of Emotions on Citizens' False Political Beliefs"

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.

  Patricia Moy, University of Washington

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

  Rasmus Nielsen, Roskilde University
Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2012)

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
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
  Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
  John Oliphant, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
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.

  Michele Dauber, Stanford University
The Sympathetic State (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
Fear Itself (Liveright, 2013)

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

  Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"The Feudal Revolution and Europe's Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World Before 1500 CE." (American Political Science Review, 107(1), February 2013)
  Eric Chaney, Harvard University
"The Feudal Revolution and Europe's Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World Before 1500 CE." (American Political Science Review, 107(1), February 2013)

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

  Devin Caughey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Congress, Public Opinion, and Representation in the One Party South, 1930s-1960s" (UC Berkeley)
  Sheena Greitens, Harvard University
"Coercive Institutions and State Violence under Authoritarianism" (Harvard University)
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.

  Alexandra Guisinger, University of Notre Dame
"Racial Diversity and Redistribution: Explaining (White) Americans Continued Support for Trade Protection"
  Edmund Malesky, Duke University
"The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam"
  Anh Tran, Indiana University, Bloomington
"The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam"
  Cuong Viet Nguyen, National Economics University of Vietnam
"The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam"

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

  Saumitra Jha, Stanford University
"Trade, Institutions, and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia" (American Political Science Review 107 (4), November 2013)

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.

  Jan Pierskalla, Ohio State University
"Urban-Rural Bias and the Political Geography of Distributive Conflicts"

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.

  William Howell, University of Chicago
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  Saul Jackman, Stanford University
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  Jon Rogowski, Washington University in St. Louis
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  Honorable Mention
Daniel Gingerich, University of Virginia
"Political Institutions and Party-Directed Corruption in South America: Stealing for the Team."
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.

  Alix Olson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Queer(y)ing Permanent Partnership"

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.

  , Empower DC

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.

  Timothy Luke, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Michael Harrington Book Award
The Michael Harrington Book Award recognizes an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.

  Craig Wilder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities (New York Bloomsbury Press, 2013)
Political Psychology

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

  Samara Klar, University of Arizona
"The Influence of Identity on Political Preferences"

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

  Charles Taber, SUNY, Stony Brook University
The Rationalizing Voter
  Milton Lodge Dr., SUNY, Stony Brook University
The Rationalizing Voter
  Honorable Mention
Eric Groenendyk, University of Memphis
Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind: How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Partisan Identity and Democracy

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.

  Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
  Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"
  John Oliphant, Princeton University
"Gender Inequality in Deliberation: Unpacking the Black Box of Interaction"

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.)

  Monica Schneider, Miami University of Ohio
  Scott Clifford, Duke University and University of Houston
  Samara Klar, University of Arizona
  Thomas Leeper, Aarhus University
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.

  Ellen Claes, Catholic University, Belgium
"The Effect of Direct and Indirect Forms of Citizenship Education Results From a Three Wave Longitudinal Panel Survey in Belgium" (2013
  Marc Hooghe, Catholic University, Belgium
"The Effect of Direct and Indirect Forms of Citizenship Education Results From a Three Wave Longitudinal Panel Survey in Belgium" (2013
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.

  Joshua Dienstag, University of California, Los Angeles
"When a Man Loves a Robot: Blade Runner's Humanism and the Questions of Cinema and Representation."
Foreign Policy

Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Panel chairs from any division are invited to nominate outstanding graduate student papers presented at the APSA annual meeting that are relevant to the study of foreign policy. Nominations should be sent to the Foreign Policy Section Chair.

  Chin-Hao Huang, University of Southern California
Status, Security, and Socialization: Conditions for China’s Cautious Compliance in International Security Institutions.

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

  Aila Matanock, University of California, Berkeley
Shared Sovereignty in State-Building: Explaining "Invited Interventions."
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.

  Thomas Wood, University of Chicago
County Line and Prime Time: A Presidential Campaign as a Lab for Advertising Effects.

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.

  Catherine De Vries, University of Oxford
  Daniel Hopkins, Georgetown 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.

  Martin Gilens, Princeton University
Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Antipoverty Policy. University of Chicago Press, 2009
Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award is given for the best book in the field of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

  Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy. Cambridge University Press
  Christopher Parker, University of Washington
Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton University Press
  Matt Barreto, University of Washington
Change They Can't BelieveIn: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America. Princeton University Press.
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.

  Adria Lawrence, Yale University
Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2013
  Honorable Mention
Jennifer Mitzen, Ohio State University
Power in Concert: The Nineteenth Century Origins of Global Governance. University of Chicago Press, 2013

Award Name Not Specified

  Keren Yarhi-Milo, Princeton University
"In the Eye of the Beholder: How Leaders and Intelligence Communities Assess the Intentions of Adversaries," International Security 38 (1), 2013:7-51
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.

  Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"The Feudal Revolution and Europe’s Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World before 1500 CE." American Political Science Review, February 2013
  Eric Chaney, Harvard University
"The Feudal Revolution and Europe’s Rise: Political Divergence of the Christian West and the Muslim World before 1500 CE." American Political Science Review, February 2013

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.

  Milli Lake, University of Washington
  Honorable Mention
Calvert Jones, Yale University

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.

  Christian Houle, Michigan State University
"Ethnic Inequality and the Dismantling of Democracy: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa."

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.

  Paula Munoz, University of Texas at Austin
Campaign Clientelism in Peru: An Informal Theory.
  Leonid Peisakhin, Yale University
Long Shadow of the Past: Identity, Norms, and Political Behavior.
Human Rights

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

  Claude Welch, University of Buffalo
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.

  Jonathan Mercer, University of Washington
"Emotion and Strategy in the Korean War." April 2013 International Organization, 67 (2): 221-252

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.

  Evan Lieberman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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.

  Katerina Linos, University of California, Berkeley
The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion: How Health, Family and Employment Laws Spread Across Countries Oxford University Press, 2013
  Honorable Mention
Rebecca Abers, University of Brasilia
"Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics." Oxford University Press, 2013.
  Honorable Mention
Margaret Keck, Johns Hopkins University
"Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics. Oxford University Press, 2013.

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.

  Sarah Parkinson, University of Minnesota
"Organizing Rebellion: Rethinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War." American Political Science Review, 107(3) August 2013: 418-432

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.

  Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
"Mixing Methods: A Bayesian Unification of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches."
  Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
"Mixing Methods: A Bayesian Unification of Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches."
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.

  R. Steven Daniels, California State University, Bakersfield
"The Tipping Point: Attitudes on Same-Sex Marriage in the United States, 1998-2012."

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.

  Phillip Ayoub, Cornell University
"When States 'Come Out': The Politics of Visibility and the Diffusion of Sexual Minority Rights in Europe"
Health Politics and Policy

Len Robins Best Paper on Health Politics and Policy Award
The Len Robins Best Paper on Health Politics and Policy Award, which was approved at the Section’s business meeting during the 2011 APSA annual meeting in Seattle, honors the late Len Robins, who through his presence and gentle questioning at virtually every health politics panel graciously nurtured the scholarship of both junior and senior scholars.

  Miriam Laugesen, Columbia University
"Policy Complexity and Professional Capture in Federal Rulemaking."

Award Name Not Specified

  Judith Feder
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.

  Sylvia Bashevkin, University of Toronto
  Charles Doran Sr., Johns Hopkins University

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.

  Royce Koop Koop, University of Manitoba
"Grassroots Liberals: Organizing for Local and National Politics." UBC Press
Political Networks

The Political Ties Award
This award is given on a biennial basis to the best article published on political networks. This award was given in fall 2012 and in all even-numbered years following.

  Sarah Parkinson, University of Chicago
"Organizing Rebellion: Rethinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War," American Political Science Review, 107: 418-432

Best Conference Paper Award
This award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a faculty person delivered at a political science conference in the previous year.

  Casey Klofstad, University of Miami
"Exposure to Political Discussion is Associated with Higher Rates of Political Participation Over Time." Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the APSA Political Networks Section, Bloomington, IN

John Sprague Award
This award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a graduate student delivered at a political science conference in the previous year. There is a fund that supports this award and the award includes a cash award that comes from the fund.

  Franziska Keller, New York University
"Networks of Power: A Social Network Analysis of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, 1982-2006." Presented at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting
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.

  Milton Lodge Dr., SUNY, Stony Brook University
The Rationalizing Voter. Cambridge University Press

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.

  Samara Klar, Northwestern University
"The Influence of Identity on Political Preferences."

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

  Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University
"Mobilization of Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa."
  Devra Moehler, University of Pennsylvania
"Mobilization of Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa."
Migration and Citizenship

Best Article Award
Award for best article on migration and/or citizenship published (i.e., printed) in the previous calendar year.

  Antje Ellermann, University of British Columbia
"When Can Liberal States Avoid Unwanted Immigration? Self-Limited Sovereignty and Guest Worker Recruitment in Switzerland and Germany." World Politics 65: July 13, 2013, 491-538.

Best Book Award
Best Book Award for the best book on Migration and/or Citizenship published in the previous year.

  Charles Taber, SUNY, Stony Brook University
The Rationalizing Voter. Cambridge University Press
  Martin Ruhs, Oxford University
The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration. Princeton University Press
  Honorable Mention
Natalie Masuoka, Tufts University
The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration. University of Chicago Press
  Honorable Mention
Jane Junn, University of Southern California
The Politics of Belonging: Race, Public Opinion, and Immigration. University of Chicago Press
  Honorable Mention
Andrea Voyer, Pace University
Strangers and Neighbors: Multiculturalism, Conflict, and Community in America. Cambridge University Press

Best Chapter Award
Award for best chapter on migration and/or citizenship published (i.e., printed) in the previous calendar year.

  Luis Plascencia, Arizona State University, West Campus
"Attrition through Enforcement and the Elimination of a ‘Dangerous Class." Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB1070, ed. Lisa Magaña and Erik Lee. New York: Springer
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