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Science, Technology & Environmental Politics (Section 15)

The purpose of this section is to stimulate fundamental inquiry on science, technology, and environmental issues as political phenomena.

Founded: 1986
Website: http://stepsection.wordpress.com
Yearly membership dues: $0 for students and $10.00 for other members. Subscription to Review of Policy Research included with membership.
Journal: Review of Policy Research; published 6 times per year with electronic-only access.
Newsletter: STEP Ahead
Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Deserai Crow
University of Colorado, Denver
Deserai.Crow@ucdenver.edu

Secretary
David Shafie
Chapman University
shafie@chapman.edu

Treasurer
David Shafie
Chapman University
shafie@chapman.edu

Journal Editor
Review of Policy Research 
Christopher Gore
Ryerson University
chris.gore@politics.ryerson.ca

Newsletter Editor
Patricia Stapleton
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
pastapleton@wpi.edu

2017 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Sara Rinfret
University of Montana
sara.rinfret@umontana.edu

Council
Term: 09/2017-08/2020
Aseem Prakash, University of Washington-Seattle
Anne Clunan, Naval Postgraduate School

Term: 09/2016-08/2019
Graeme Auld, Carleton University
Chris Koski, Reed College
Kirsten Rodine Hardy, Northeastern University

Term: 09/2015-08/2018
Megan Mullin, Duke University
David Konisky, Indiana University

 

Section Awards

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 15. Science, Technology & Environmental Politics awards to-date »

Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper published in a relevant journal in the last two years. Relevant journals include political science, public administration, public policy, interdisciplinary environmental science, and science and technology studies journals.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Previous recipients »

Award Committee:
TBD



Don K. Price Award

The Don K. Price Award is given for the best book on science, technology, and politics published in the past three years.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Nominations should be sent to the members of the awards committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
TBD

Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize

The Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize is given for the best book on environmental politics and policy published in the past three years.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
TBD

Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award

The Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award is named in honor of a young scholar who tragically passed away last year, is given for the best dissertations in the field of science, technology and environmental politics.

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Nomination Instructions: Dissertations defended in the three years prior to the year in which the award is given are eligible. Please send your nomination with the full dissertation to the Chair and committee members of the awards committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
TBD



The Paul A. Sabatier Best Conference Paper Award

The Paul A. Sabatier Best Conference Paper Award is given for the best paper on science, technology, and environmental politics presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
TBD



Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award

The Elinor Ostrom Career Achievement Award is given to an individual in recognition of their lifetime contribution to the study of science, technology, and environmental politics. Nominees must be at least 15 years from completing their PhD degree to be eligible.

Nomination Instructions: Send nominations to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
TBD



Emerging Young Scholar Award

The Emerging Young Scholar Award is given in recognition of a researcher, within ten years of their PhD degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of science, technology, and environmental politics.

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
TBD


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