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Organized Section 9: Founders Best Paper Award

Presidents and Executive Politics Section Award Recipients 

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.

2017  Larry Rothenberg, University of Rochester
"Analyzing Agency Choice with Text Analysis: The Case of the NLRB." 
2017  Matthew Sweeten, University of Rochester
"Analyzing Agency Choice with Text Analysis: The Case of the NLRB." 
2016  Jasmine Farrier, University of Louisville
"Judicial Restraint and the New War Powers." 
2015  Magna Ignacio, Universidade Federal de Minas
"The Institutional Presidency in Latin America: A Comparative Analysis" 
2015  Mariana Llanos, GIGA Institut fur Lateinamerika-Studien
"The Institutional Presidency in Latin America: A Comparative Analysis" 
2014 Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin College
"Bargaining with the Bureaucracy: Executive Orders and the Transaction Costs of Unilateral Action."
2013 Stephen Weatherford, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Obama and the Economy:The Financial Crisis, the Fed, and the Inequality Agenda"
2012 Presented in honor of Erwin Hargrove
Brendan Doherty, United States Naval Academy
The President as Party-Builder-in-Chief: Presidential Fund-raising, 1977-2011
2011 Presented in honor of Fred Greenstein
Matthew Beckmann, University of California, Irvine
"Opportunism in Polarization: Presidential Success in Senate Key Votes, 1953 - 2008
2011 Presented in honor of Fred Greenstein
Vimal Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
"Opportunism in Polarization: Presidential Success in Senate Key Votes, 1953 - 2008
2010 Kevin McMahon, Trinity College
"Richard Nixon, the Supreme Court, and the Politics of Desegregation in the Urban North"
2009 Jeffrey Cohen, Fordham University
The Congressional Roots of Presidental Approval
2008 B. Dan Wood, Texas A&M University
"Presidential Saber Rattling and the Economy"
2007 Jeffrey Cohen, Fordham University
Change and Stability in the President's Legislative Policy Agenda, 1789-2002
2007 Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, University of North Texas
Change and Stability in the President's Legislative Policy Agenda, 1789-2002
2006 Andrew Rudalevige, Dickinson College
"Parsing the Politicized Presidency: Centralization and Politicization as Presidential Strategies for Bureaucratic Control"
2006 David Lewis, Princeton University
"Parsing the Politicized Presidency: Centralization and Politicization as Presidential Strategies for Bureaucratic Control"
2005 Lawrence Jacobs, University of Minnesota
"Lumpers and Splitters: The Public Opinion Information that Politicians Collect and Use"
2005 James Druckman, University of Minnesota
"Lumpers and Splitters: The Public Opinion Information that Politicians Collect and Use"
2004 Martin Cohen, UCLA
Co-Authored with Hans Noel, and John Zaller, "Constant Rules, Changing Game: A General Model of Presidential Primaries, 1972-2000"
2004 Hans Noel, UCLA
Co-Authored with Marty Cohen and John Zaller, "Constant Rules, Changing Game: A General Model of Presidential Primaries, 1972-2000"
2004 John Zaller, UCLA
"Constant Rules, Changing Game: A General Model of Presidential Primaries, 1972-2000"
2003 Andrew Rudalevige, Dickenson College
"The Structure of Leadership: Information, Organization, and Presidential Decision Making"
2002 B. Dan Wood, University of California-Los Angeles
"The Politics of Administrative Design"
2002 John Bohte, Oakland University
"The Politics of Administrative Design"
2001 Matthew Baum, University of California, Los Angeles
"Who Rallies? The Constituent Foundations of the Rally-Round-the-Flag Phenomena"
2000 Keith Whittington, Princeton University
"Institutional Development in a System Separation of Powers"
2000 Daniel Carpenter, University of Michigan
"Institutional Development in a System Separation of Powers"
1999 John Frendreis, Loyola University of Chicago
"Predicting Legislative Output in the First '100 Days,' 1897-1995"
1999 Raymond Tatalovich, Loyola University of Chicago
1999 Jon Schaff, Loyola University of Chicago
"Predicting Legislative Output in the First '100 Days,' 1897-1995"
1998 Bruce Buchanan, University of Texas, Austin
"Presidential Campaign Quality: What the Variance Implies"
1996 Robert Spitzer, SUNY-Cortland
"'It's My Constitution and I'll Cry if I Want to: Veto Dispute"
1995 Richard Forshee, University of Michigan
"Presidential Activism and Obstruction in Committee and on the Floor"
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