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Politics and History (Section 24)

The purpose of this section is to bring together political scientists interested in historical issues and problems drawing from almost every traditional disciplinary subfield.

Founded: 1989
Yearly membership dues: $10.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Journal: CLIO Newsletter of Politics and History

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

Kimberley S. Johnson
New York University
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Nancy Bermeo
Princeton University
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Robert Mickey
University of Michigan
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Megan Ming Francis
University of Washington
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Colin Moore
University of Hawaii
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CLIO Newsletter Editor
Shamira Gelbman
Wabash College
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Term: 09/2017-08/2020
Mala Htun, University of New Mexico
Debra Thompson, University of Oregon
Daniel Wirls, University of Minnesota
David E. Wilkins, University of Minnesota 

Term: 09/2016-08/2018
Fredrick Harris, Columbia University
Ken Roberts, Cornell University
Claire Kim, University of California, Irvine
Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford 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 24. Politics and History awards to-date »

J. David Greenstone Book Prize

The J. David Greenstone Book Prize recognizes the best book in history and politics in the past two calendar years.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Nomination Instructions: Authors should arrange for a copy of their book to be sent to each member of the committee by March 1, 2018. Only books published in 2016 and 2017 will be considered.

Award Committee


Mary Parker Follett Prize

The Mary Parker Follett Prize recognizes the best article on Politics and History published in the previous year.

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Nomination Instructions: To nominate an article for this award, send to each member of the committee an electronic copy of the article.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee


Walter Dean Burnham Disseration Award

The Walter Dean Burnham Award is given for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History.

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Nomination Instructions: The committee welcomes nominations of outstanding dissertation from Ph.D.s awarded in the previous two calendar years. To nominate a dissertation for this award, send the committee an electronic copy of the dissertation and arrange for a supportive letter from the advisor or other faculty member of the dissertation committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee


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