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Comparative Politics (Section 20)

The purpose of this section is to promote the comparative, especially cross-national, study of politics and to integrate work of comparativists, area studies specialists, and those interested in American politics.

Founded: 1988
Yearly membership dues: $5.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s20
Newsletter: Comparative Politics Section Newsletter
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
Cathie Jo Martin
Boston University
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Vice Chair
Scott Mainwaring
Harvard University
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Secretary
Guillermo Rosas
Washington University in St. Louis
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Treasurer
Guillermo Rosas
Washington University in St. Louis
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Newsletter Editor
Matt Golder
Pennsylvania State University
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Sona Golder
Pennsylvania State University
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Jennifer Gandhi
Emory University
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Council

Term: 09/2016-08/2018
Kimuli Kasara, Columbia University
Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Brown University

Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Melani Cammett, Harvard University

Term: 09/2017-09/2018
Jennifer Gandhi, Emory 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 20. Comparative Politics awards to-date »

Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award

Awarded annually to a publicly-available dataset in the field of comparative politics. Nominations (including self-nominations) can be submitted directly to the committee. Please include a nomination letter, instructions on accessing the data set, and any publications or documents describing the data set.

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Deadline for nominations: March 16, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Nominations can be submitted directly to the award committee members.

Award Committee

Taylor Boas, Chair
Boston University
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Pablo Beramendi
Duke University
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Frederick Solt
University of Iowa
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Luebbert Best Article Award

The Luebbert Article Award is given for the best article in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

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Deadline for nominations: March 16, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Nominations (including self-nominations) can be submitted directly to the committee. Please include “Luebbert Best Article Award” on the subject line of an email and attach a pdf file copy of the nominated article.

Award Committee

Beatriz Magaloni, Chair
Stanford University
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Danny hidalgo
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Rachel Beatty Riedl
Northwestern University
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Luebbert Best Book Award

The Luebbert Book Award is given for the best book in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

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Deadline for nominations: March 16, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Presses should be alerted to send a copy of each nominated book to each of the members of the award committee.

Award Committee

Karen Anderson, Chair
University of Southampton
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Michael Albertus
University of Chicago
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Prerna Singh
Brown University
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Powell Graduate Mentoring Award

This prize, introduced in 2012, will be awarded on a bi-annual basis to a political scientist who throughout his or her career has demonstrated a particularly outstanding commitment to the mentoring of graduate students in comparative politics. The prize was named in honor of G. Bingham Powell and was initiated by his students.

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Deadline for nominations: March 16, 2018

Nomination Instructions: The winner will be selected by a committee appointed by the Comparative Politics Section president. The committee will be composed of three individuals who have had extensive experience in graduate education and graduate student mentoring. The section will solicit nominations from the APSA membership. The committee may, in addition, also solicit nominations from the chairs of PhD-granting political science programmes. Nominations will consist of: 1) a letter of nomination (typically from a colleague or peer), which ideally would also include a list of the nominee’s current and former graduate students; 2) four to (maximum) eight additional letters of support -- typically though not necessarily exclusively from former or current graduate students -- that highlight the mentoring activities of the nominee; 3) the nominee’s curriculum vita. Nominations should be sent to the committee members. The bi-annual prize comes with a cash component of $1,500.

Award Committee

Tasha Fairfield, Chair
London School of Economics
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Torben Iversen
Harvard University
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Melina Platas Izama
New York University Abu Dhabi
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Sage Best Paper Award

The Sage Best Paper Award is given to the best paper in the field of comparative politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

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Deadline for nominations: March 16, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Nominations can be submitted directly to the award committee members.

Award Committee

Kenneth Greene, Chair
University of Texas Austin
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Robert Braun
Northwestern University
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Jessica Gottlieb
Texas A&M University
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