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Organized Section 5: Jack Walker Award

Political Organizations and Parties Section Award Recipients

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.


2017 Mike Franz, Bowdoin College
"Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies."
American Journal of Political Science 
2017 Erika Franklin Fowler, Wesleyan University
"Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies." American Journal of Political Science  
2017 Travis Ridout, Washington State University
"Loose Cannons or Loyal Foot Soldiers? Toward a More Complex Theory of Interest Group Advertising Strategies." American Journal of Political Science  
2017 Honorable Mention
George Kernell, University of California, Los Angeles
"Party Nomination Rules and Campaign Participation." Comparative Political Science 
2016  Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University
“Brand Dilution and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America", World Politics 66, no. 4 (October 2014), 561–602 
2015  Michael Kowal, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“The Fates of Challengers in US House Elections: The Role of Extended Party Networks in Supporting Candidates and Shaping Electoral Outcomes.” American Journal of Political Science 59(1): 194-211 (2015) 
2015  Raymond La Raja, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“The Fates of Challengers in US House Elections: The Role of Extended Party Networks in Supporting Candidates and Shaping Electoral Outcomes.” American Journal of Political Science 59(1): 194-211 (2015) 
2015  Bruce Desmarais, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
“The Fates of Challengers in US House Elections: The Role of Extended Party Networks in Supporting Candidates and Shaping Electoral Outcomes.” American Journal of Political Science 59(1): 194-211 (2015) 
2014 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
2014 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
2014 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
2014 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
2014 Hans Noel, Georgetown University
"A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics." Perspectives on Politics 10 (03): 571-597
2014 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
2013 Kathleen Bawn, University of California, Los Angeles
"Government versus Opposition at the Polls: How Governing Status Changes the Impact of Policy Positions." American Journal of Political Science 56(2):433-446
2013 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Vanderbilt University
"Government versus Opposition at the Polls: How Governing Status Changes the Impact of Policy Positions." American Journal of Political Science 56(2):433-446
2012 Geoffrey Layman, University of Notre Dame
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 Thomas Carsey, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 John Green, University of Akron
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 Richard Herrera, Arizona State University
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2012 Rosalyn Cooperman, University of Mary Washington
Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics (American Political Science Review 104 (2))
2011 Guillermo Trejo, Duke University
"Religious Competition and Ethnic Mobilization in Latin America: Why the Catholic Church Promotes Indigenous Movements in Mexico"
2010 Cathie Martin, Boston University
"The Political Origins of Coordinated Capitalism: Business Organizations, Party Systems, and State Structure in the Age of Innocence,"
2010 Duane Swank, Marquette University
"The Political Origins of Coordinated Capitalism: Business Organizations, Party Systems, and State Structure in the Age of Innocence,"
2009 Michael Tomz, Stanford University
"Candidate Positioning and Voter Choice," American Political Science Review, (2008) 102:3, 303-18
2009 Robert Van Houweling, University of California, Berkeley
"Candidate Positioning and Voter Choice," American Political Science Review, (2008) 102:3, 303-18
2008 James Adams, University of California, Davis
"Why Small, Centrist Third Parties Motivate Policy Divergence by Major Parties." American Political Science Review 100 (August 2006)
2008 Samuel Merrill III, Wilkes University
"Why Small, Centrist Third Parties Motivate Policy Divergence by Major Parties." American Political Science Review 100 (August 2006)
2007 Richard Hall, University of Michigan
Lobbying as Legislative Subsidy
2007 Alan Deardorff, University of Michigan
Lobbying as Legislative Subsidy
2006 Michael Laver, New York University
"Policy and the Dynamics of Political Competition," American Political Science Review, May 2005
2005 Alan Ziobrowski, Georgia State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2005 Brigitte Ziobrowski, Augusta State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2005 Ping Cheng, Florida Atlantic University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2005 James Boyd, Kent State University
"Abnormal Returns from the Common Stock Investments of the United States Senate"
2004 Jack Walker, University of Michigan
"The Origins and Maintenance of Interest Groups in America" (American Political Science Review, 77 (2), 1983)
2004 Gary Miller, Washington University
Co-Authored with Norman J. Schofield, Washington University, St. Louis, "Activists and Partisan Realignment in the United States" (American Political Science Review, 2003)
2004 Norman Schofield, Washington University
Co-Authored with Gary J. Miller, Washington University, St. Louis, "Activists and Partisan Realignment in the United States" (American Political Science Review, 2003)
2003 Daniel Tichenor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
"Organized Interests and American Political Development" (Political Science Quarterly, 117, Winter 2002)
2003 Richard Harris, Rutgers University-Camden
"Organized Interests and American Political Development" (Political Science Quarterly, 117, Winter 2002)
2002 Stephen Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Authored with James M. Snyder, Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Charles Stewart, III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll-Call Voting" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, 36)
2002 James Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Authored with Stephen D. Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Charles Stewart, III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll-Call Voting" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, 36)
2002 Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Authored with Stephen D. Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and James M. Snyder, Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll-Call Voting" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, 36)
2001 Arthur Miller, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2001 Gwyn Erb, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2001 William Reisinger, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2001 Vicki Hesli Claypool, University of Iowa
"Emerging Party Systems in Post-Soviet Societies" (Journal of Politics, 62)
2000 Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States," American Political Science Review, 92(2)
2000 Pradeep Chhibber, University of California-Berkeley
"Party Aggregation and the Number of Parties in India and the United States" (American Political Science Review, 92(2))
1999 Peter Bachrach
"Two Faces of Power" (American Political Science Review, 57(3))" and "Decisions and Non-decisions: An Analytical Framework" (APSA 56(4))
1999 Morton Baratz
"Two Faces of Power" (American Political Science Review, 57(3))" and "Decisions and Non-decisions: An Analytical Framework" (APSA 56(4))
1998 Robert Salisbury, Washington University
"Interest Representation: The Dominance of Institutions" (American Political Science Review, March 1984)
1998 Byron Shafer, Oxford University
"Primary Rules, Political Power, and Social Change," (American Political Science Review, March 1976)
1997 James Lengle, Georgetown University
"Primary Rules, Political Power, and Social Change," (American Political Science Review, March 1976)
1996 V. Key Jr.
"Primary Rules, Political Power, and Social Change" (American Political Science Review, March 1976)
1995 Gerald Pomper
"From Confusion to Clarity: Issues and American Voters, 1956-1968" (American Political Science Review, 66 (2), 1972)
1994 Theodore Lowi, Cornell University
"American Business, Public Policy, Case Studies and Political Theory" (World Politics, 16, 1964)
1993 Herbert McClosky
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
1993 Paul Hoffmann
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
1993 Rosemary O'Hara
"Issue Conflict and Consensus among Party Leaders and Followers" (American Political Science Review, 1964)
1992 James Wilson, University of California-Los Angeles
"Incentive Systems: A Theory of Organizations" (Administrative Science Quarterly, 1961)
1992 Peter Clark
"Incentive Systems: A Theory of Organizations" (Administrative Science Quarterly, 1961)
1991 Michael Hayes, Colgate University
"The Semi-Sovereign Pressure Groups: A Critique of Current Theory and an Alternative Typology" (Journal of Politics, 44, 1978)
1990 Jack Dennis, University of Wisconsin
"Support for the Party System by the Mass Public" (Midwest Journal of Political Science, February 1989) and "Trends in Support for the American Party System" (British Journal of Political Science, 1976)
1989 Robert Salisbury, Washington University
"An Exchange Theory of Interest Groups" (American Political Science Review, September 1966)
1987 Robert Huckshorn
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1987 James Gibson
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1987 Cornelius Cotter
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1987 John Bibby
"Party Integration and Party Organizational Strength" (Journal of Politics, 48 (4). 1986)
1986 Joseph Schlesinger
"On the Theory of Party Organization" (Journal of Politics, 46 (2), 1984)
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