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Legislative Studies (Section 3)

The purpose of this section is to provide members with an interest in legislative processes, behavior, and representation opportunities to meet and exchange ideas.

Founded: 1983
Yearly membership dues: $33 for Professional members for both hard copy and electronic access to LSQ; $23 for Professional members with electronic-only access to LSQ; $3 for Student members, electronic-only access to LSQ. Subscription to Legislative Studies Quarterly included with membership.
Website: www.legislativestudies.org
Journal: Legislative Studies Quarterly; published 4 times per year with print and online access. Click here for electronic access instructions.
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Section Officers

Chair
Peverill Squire
University of Missouri, 
Columbia
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Secretary
James Curry
University of Utah
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Treasurer
James Curry
University of Utah
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Journal Editor
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Brian Crisp
Washington University in St. Louis 
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2017 Annual Meeting
Program Chairs

José Antonio Cheibub
Texas A&M University
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Alan Wiseman
Vanderbilt University
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Council
Term: 09/2015-08/2017
Michele Swers, Georgetown University
Royce Carroll, Rice University
Cherie Maestas, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Michelle Taylor-Robinson, Texas A&M University

 

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 03. Legislative Studies awards to-date »

Alan Rosenthal Prize

In the spirit of Alan Rosenthal's work, this prize is dedicated to encouraging young scholars to study questions that are of importance to legislators and legislative staff and to conduct research that has the potential application to strengthening the practice of representative democracy.

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Nomination Instructions: Topics may be national or subnational in focus and apply to any country. Preference will be given to comparative legislative research among legislatures in the same country of across countries. The prize is funded by the Trust for Representative Democracy of the National Conference of State Legislature and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation. Deadline for submission is March 1. Nominations for award may be done by anyone, including authors, publishers, departments or practitioners. Please send cover letter and copy of work to each member of prize committee.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee:
James Curry, Chair
University of Utah
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James Battista
SUNY, University at Buffalo
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Eleanor Powell
University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Carl Albert Dissertation Award

The Carl Albert Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in legislative studies. Topics may be national or subnational in focus -- on Congress, parliaments, state legislatures, or other representative bodies. The prize is funded by the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to the cash prize associated with the award, winners are typically invited to guest lecture on the OU campus with travel expenses paid by the Carl Albert Center.

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Nomination Instructions: The deadline for submission is March 1. Dissertations must have a copyright date of one or two years previous to the year in which the award is presented. Terms for submitting dissertation: (1) one copy sent to each member of the committee; (2) no more than one submission per Ph.D.-granting department; (3) letter form the department indicating the selection; and (4) a letter from the dissertation chair, or other appropriate committee member, describing the significance of the work.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee:
Molly Reynolds, Chair
Brookings Institution
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Tiffany Barnes
University of Kentucky
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Jonathan Winburn
University of Mississippi
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CQ Press Award

The CQ Press Award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee
Boris Shor, Chair
University of Houston
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David Hopkins
Boston College
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Elizabeth Oldmixon
University of North Texas
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Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award

Jewell-Loewenberg Prize for the best article in the Legislative Studies Quarterly in the previous year (All articles published in LSQ last year are under consideration):

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Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee:
Anand Sokhey, Chair
University of Colorado at Boulder
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Eric Magar
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
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Valeria Sinclair-Chapman
Purdue University
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Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize

In the tradition of Professor Fenno's work, this prize is designed to honor work that is both theoretically and empirically strong. Moreover, this prize is dedicated to encouraging scholars to pursue new and different avenues of research in order to find answers to previously unexplored questions about the nature of politics.

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Nomination Instructions: Nominations must have a copyright date of the year prior to that in which the award is given, and a copy of the book must be sent to each member of the committee. Deadline for Submission is March 1.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee:
Sven-Oliver Proksch, Chair
Professor for European Politics
Cologne Center for Comparative Politics
University of Cologne
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln
Germany
[email protected]

Charles Finocchiaro
University of South Carolina, Columbia
350 Gambrell Hall
Department of Political Science
Columbia, SC 29208
[email protected]

Nancy Martorano Miller
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
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