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Organized Section 5: Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award

Political Organizations and Parties Section Award Recipients

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.


2016  Fabio Rojas, Indiana University
Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Party in the Street: The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Jonathan B. Slapin, University of Essex
The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels and Representation. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Sven-Oliver Proksch, McGill University
The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels and Representation. Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2015  Tariq Thachil, Yale University
Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India. Cambridge University Press, Studies in Comparative Politics series, 2014 
2014 Hans Noel, Georgetown University
Political Ideologies and Political Parties in America. Cambridge University Press, 2013
2013 Vineeta Yadav, Pennsylvania State University
Political Parties, Business Groups and Corruption in Developing Countries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)
2012 Monika Nalepa, Princeton University
Skeletons in the Closet: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
2012 Daniel Klinghard, College of Holy Cross
The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896 (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
2011 David Mayhew, Yale University
Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don't Kill the U.S. Constitutioal System
2010 Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 David Kimball, University of Missouri, St Louis
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 Marie Hojnacki, Pennsylvania State University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 Beth Leech, Rutgers University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2010 Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why
2009 Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt University
Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age. (Princeton University Press, 2008)
2008 Dara Strolovitch, University of Minnesota
Affirmative Advocacy. Race, Class, and Gender in Interest Group Politics (Chicago University Press, 2007)
2007 Henry Hale, George Washington University
Why not Parties in Russia? Democracy, Federalism, and the State
2007 Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford University
Voting for Autocracy: Hegemonic Party Survival and Its Demise in Mexico
2006 Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2006 Mathew McCubbins, University of California, San Diego
Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the U.S. House of Representatives (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2005 Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley
The Formation of National Party Systems
2005 Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Formation of National Party Systems
2004 Jeffrey Berry, Tufts University
Written with David F. Arons, formerly Co-Director of Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest: A Voice for Nonprofits (Brookings Institution Press, 2003)
2003 Jo Freeman
A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics (Rowan and Littlefield, 2002)
2002 Scott James, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presidents, Parties, and the Regulatory State (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
2001 Mark Smith, University of Washington
American Business and Political Power: Public Opinion, Elections, and Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 2000)
2001 Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame
The Politics of Women's Rights: Parties, Positions, and Change (Princeton Univ Press, 2000)
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))
1999 James Wilson, University of California-Los Angeles
Political Organization [Princeton Studies in American Politics] (Princeton University Press, 1973)
1998 Giovanni Sartori, Columbia University
Parties and Party Systems: A Framework for Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 1976)
1997 David Truman
The Governmental Process: Political Interests and Public Opinion (Knopf, 1951)
1996 E. Schattschneider
The Semi-Sovereign People (Holt, Rinehard, and Winston, 1975)
1995 James Burns, Williams College
The Deadlock of Democracy (Prentice Hall, 1963)
1994 Mancur Olson, University of Maryland
The Logic of Collective Action (Harvard University Press, 1971)
1993 Maurice Duverger, Sorbonne-University of Paris
Les Parties Politiques (Paris: Colin, 1951)
1992 Walter Burnham, University of Texas-Austin
Critical Elections and the Mainsprings of American Politics (W.W. Norton, 1970)
1991 Gary Jacobson, University of California, San Diego
Money in Congressional Elections (Yale University Press, 1980)
1990 Seymour Lipset, Stanford University
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (Free Press, 1967)
1990 Stein Rokkan, University of Bergen
Party Systems and Voter Alignments (Free Press, 1967)
1989 Anthony Downs, The Brookings Institution
An Economic Theory of Democracy (Harper & Row)
1988 Alexander Heard
The Costs of Democracy (University of North Carolina Press, 1960)
1987 Philip Converse
The American Voter
1987 Philip Converse
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Warren Miller
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Warren Miller
The American Voter
1987 Donald Stokes
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Donald Stokes
The American Voter
1987 Angus Campbell
Elections and the Political Order
1987 Angus Campbell
The American Voter
1986 Leon Epstein, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Political Parties in Western Democracies (Transaction Pub: Reissue edition, January 1993)
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