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State Politics and Policy, Section 22

The purpose to this section is to further our understanding of the American states including their institutions, political actors, policies, and local, national, and international influence.

Founded: 1989
Yearly membership dues: $27.00 for students and $27.00 for other members.
Website: http://politicalscience.olemiss.edu/state-politics-and-policy/
Journal: State Politics and Policy Quarterly
Newsletter: State Politics and Policy 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
Charles Barrilleaux
Florida State University
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Treasurer
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz
University of Rhode Island
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Secretary
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz
University of Rhode Island
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Webmaster
Jonathan Winburn
University of Mississippi
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Journal Editors
Kristin Kanthak
University of Pittsburgh
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Chris Bonneau
University of Pittsburgh
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2017 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
James Monogan
University of Georgia
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Council
Term: 09/2015-08/17 Justin Kirkland, University of Houston
Boris Shor, Georgetown University

Term: 09/2016-08/2017 Craig Burnett, Hofstra University

Term: 09/2016-08/2018 Jamila Michener, Cornell University
Jennifer Wolak, University of Colorado

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 22. State Politics and Policy awards to-date »

Best Journal Article Award

The award recognizes the best journal article on U.S. state politics or policy published during the previous calendar year in any peer-reviewed journal (book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible).

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Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2017

Nomination Instructions: Nominations must come from a section member. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and a plaque recognizing the author(s).

Award Committee

Fred Boehmke, Chair
University of Iowa
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Elizabeth Rigby
George Washington University
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Carlisle Rainey
Texas A&M University
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Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award given every biennium to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and public policies in the American states.

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Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2017

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations to Award Committee members by February 1, 2017. The winner receives a plaque and hearty congratulations.

Award Committee

Thad Kousser, Chair
University of California, San Diego
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Nelson Dometrius
Texas Tech University
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Caroline Tolbert
University of Iowa
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Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award

This award is given for the best dissertation in american state politics and policy completed during the previous calendar year. The winner receives a plaque and $1000.

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Deadline for nominations: January 15, 2017

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations, with electronic copies of dissertations defended between January 1 and December 31, 2016 to the Award Committee members by January 15, 2017.

Award Committee

Belinda Davis, Chair
Louisiana State University
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Damon Cann
Utah State University
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Alexandra Filindra
University of Illinois-Chicago
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Mac Jewell Enduring Contribution Book Award

To be awarded every three years to a political science book on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy published at least 10 years prior to the award being bestowed that stands as an enduring contribution to the literature. Such books would be those classic works frequently assigned in graduate seminars, typically found on the bookshelves of state politics scholars, and that have been crucial in setting the direction of scholarship the field since their publication.

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Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2017

Nomination Instructions: The goal of the award is to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in political science scholarship on state politics and policy. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the award and a $750 prize.

Award Committee

John McIver, Chair
University of Texas at Austin
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William Berry
Florida State University
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Ann O'M. Bowman
Texas A&M University
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State Politics and Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) Best Paper Award

The State Politics and Policy Award is given for the best paper on state politics and policy presented at any professional meeting in the previous calendar year.

The Committee may designate separate awards for papers presented by graduate students with no faculty authorships and for papers with solely faculty or faculty and graduate student participation. Graduate student winners will receive a plaque and $100 and faculty winners will receive a plaque. Please send nominations to the Award Committee members by the posted deadline.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2017

Award Committee

Neal Woods, Chair
University of South Carolina
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Robert McGrath
George Mason University
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Carl Klarner
University of Florida
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Virginia Gray Book Award

To be awarded annually to the best political science book published on the subject of U.S. state politics or policy in the preceding three calendar years. Thus, books would be eligible to be considered for the award for three years. E.g., for the 2017 award, books with a copyright of 2014, 2015, and 2016 would be eligible for nomination.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: The goal of the award is to recognize, reward, and encourage excellence in political science scholarship on state politics and policy. The award consists of a plaque commemorating the award. Please send nominations to the Award Committee members by February 1, 2017.

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2017

Award Committee

Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, Chair
Wayne State University
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Sarah Anzia
University of California, Berkeley
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Todd Makse
Florida International University
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