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Organized Section 35: Best Paper Award

Comparative Democratization Section Award Recipients

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.


2016  Anne Meng, University of California, Berkeley
“Ruling Parties in Authoritarian Regimes: A Theory of Endogenous Institutional Change” 
2015  Kenneth Greene, University of Texas at Austin
"Ousting Autocrats: The Political Economy of Hybrid Autocracy”  
2014 Christian Houle, Michigan State University
"Ethnic Inequality and the Dismantling of Democracy: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa."
2013 Kunle Owolabi, Villanova University
"Literacy and Democracy after Slavery? The Long-Term Consequences of Forced Settlement and Colonial Occupation in the Developing World"
2012 Susan Stokes, Yale University
What Killed Vote Buying in Britain?
2011 Robert Woodberry, University of Texas Austin
Weber Through the Back Door: Protestant Competition, Elite Power Dispersion, and the Global Spread of Democracy
2010 Giovanni Capoccia, Oxford University
"The Historic Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Program and Evidence from Europe"
2010 Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"The Historic Turn in Democratization Studies: A New Research Program and Evidence from Europe"
2009 Judith Kelley, Duke University
"D-Minus Elections: How Conflicting Norms and Interests Influence Whether International Election Observers Endorse Elections"
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