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Organized Section 8: Leon Weaver Award

Representation and Electoral Systems Section Award Recipients 

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. 


2017  Jana Morgan, University of Tennessee
"Women in Political Parties: Seen But Not Heard." 
2017  Magda Hinojosa, Arizona State University
"Women in Political Parties: Seen But Not Heard." 
2016  Amy Catalinac, New York University
"Positioning Under Alternative Electoral Systems: Evidence From 7,497 Japanese Candidate Election Manifestos." 
2015  Justin Kirkland, University of Houston
"Ideological and Strategic Party Disloyalty in the U.S. Congress" 
2015  Jonathan Slapin, University of Houston
 "Ideological and Strategic Party Disloyalty in the U.S. Congress"
2014 G. Bingham Powell Jr., , University of Rochester
"Party System Polarization and the Ideological Congruence Mechanisms."
2012 Russell Dalton, University of California, Irvine
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
2012 David Farrell, University College Dublin, Belfield
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
2012 Ian McAllister, Australian National University
The Dynamics of Democratic Representation: How Democracy Works
2011 Wendy Cho, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
2011 James Gimpel, University of Maryland, College Park
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
2011 Iris Hui, University of California, Los Angeles
Migration and Party Switching in the American Electorate
2011 Ian McAllister, Australian National University
The Personalization of Election Campaigning within a Compulsory Voting System
2009 Christian Jensen, University of Iowa
The Institutional Effects of Compulsory Voting
2009 Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Iowa
The Institutional Effects of Compulsory Voting
2008 James Adams, University of California, Davis
Moderate Now, Win Votes Later: The Electoral Consequences of Parties’ Policy Shifts in Twenty-Five Postwar Democracies
2008 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, University of California, Davis
Moderate Now, Win Votes Later: The Electoral Consequences of Parties’ Policy Shifts in Twenty-Five Postwar Democracies
2007 Jean-Benoit Pilet, Free University Brussels
Why Do Big Parties Oppose Majority Systems: Satisfaction and Electoral Reform in Belgium
2006 Martin Edwards, Seton Hall University
"Personal Votes and Public Expenditure"
2006 Frank Thames, Texas Tech University
"Personal Votes and Public Expenditure"
2005 Mona Lyne, University of South Carolina
"Endogenous Institutions: Electoral Law and Internal Party Dynamics in Brazil"
2004 Josep Colomer, Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas
"It's Parties that Choose Electoral Systems (or Duverger's Laws Upside Down)"
2003 Ray Christensen, Brigham Young University
"The Drawing of Electoral Lines in Japan"
2002 Aubrey Jewett, University of Central Florida
"Does Voting Method Affect the Level of Ballot Position on Election Outcomes?"
2001 G. Bingham Powell Jr., University of Rochester
"Election Laws and Representation: Beyond Votes and Seats"
2000 Stephen Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
2000 James Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
2000 Jonathan Woon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Undemocratic Democracy, or Why the People of California Voted to Disenfranchise Themselves"
1999 Matthew Shugart, University of California, San Diego
"Efficiency and Reform: A Theory of Electoral System Change in the Context of Economic Liberalization"
1998 Micah Altman, Harvard University
"Do Traditional Districting Principles Matter?"
1997 Anna Cielecka, University of Birmingham
"The Polish Electoral System: An Unrepresentative Outlier?"
1997 John Gibson, University of Birmingham
"The Polish Electoral System: An Unrepresentative Outlier?"
1996 Thomas Cavanagh, Yale University
"Voting Rights in a New Key: Using Seats/Votes Models to Evaluate African American Representation"
1995 Peter Siavelis, Georgetown University
"Electoral Reform and Democratic Stability in Chile"
1994 Burt Monroe, Indiana University
"Fully Proportional Representation"
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