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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: $10.00 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
Christopher Z. Mooney
University of Illinois-Springfield
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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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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Jennifer H. Clark
University of Houston
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Council

Term: 09/2016-08/2018 Jamila Michener, Cornell University
Jennifer Wolak, University of Colorado
Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Michael Nelson, Pennsylvania State University
Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, Wayne State University
Jason Windett, University of North Carolina-Charlotte




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 Published Paper 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).

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2018

Award Committee

Christopher Warshaw
George Washington University
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Rebecca Kreitzer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Lynda Powell
Rochester University
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Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award given annually 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, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations to Award Committee members by February 1, 2018. The winner receives a plaque and hearty congratulations.

Award Committee

Melinda Gann Hall
Michigan State University
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Gerald Wright
Indiana University
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Cherie Maestas
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
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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, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Please send nominations, with electronic copies of dissertations defended between January 1 and December 31, 2017 to the Award Committee members by January 15, 2018.

Award Committee

Julianna Pacheco, Chair
University of Iowa
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Vladimir Kogan
The Ohio State University
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Robert Erikson
Columbia University
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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: This award will next be awarded in 2020.

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.

 

 

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, 2018

Award Committee
Justin Phillips, Chair
Columbia University
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Danielle Thomsen
Syracuse University
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Ngoc Phan
Hawai'i Pacific University
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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 2018 award, books with a copyright of 2015, 2016, and 2017 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, 2018.

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2018

Award Committee
Janine Parry
University of Arkansas
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Meghan Leonard
Illinois State University
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Kevin Banda
Texas Tech University
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