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Public Policy (Section 4)

The Organized Section on Public Policy is committed to producing rigorous empirical and theoretical knowledge of the processes and products of governing and the application of that knowledge to critical policy issues.

Founded: 1983
Yearly membership dues: $15.00 for students and $15.00 for other members. Subscription to Policy Studies Journal included with membership.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s4/
Journal:
Policy Studies Journal
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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
Eric Patashnik
Brown University
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Chair- Elect
Sarah Anzia
University of California, Berkeley
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Secretary/Treasurer
Edward Miller
University of Massachusetts Boston
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2018 Annual Meeting
Program Chair

Sarah Anzia
University of California, Berkeley
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Council
Term: 09/2017-08/2020
Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
Lina Newton, CUNY Hunter College
Tim LaPira, James Madison University
Alexandra Filindra, University of Illinois, Chicago

Term: 09/2016-08/2019
Kristin Goss, Duke University
Joe Soss, University of Minnesota
Dara Strolovitch, Princeton University
Rick Valelly, Swarthmore College

Term: 09/2015-08/2018
Karen Jusko, Stanford University
Kenneth Wong, Brown 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 04. Public Policy awards to-date »

Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award

The Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award is given for the best book or article published in the general area of public policy during the past twenty (20) plus years. The book or article should have had a major impact on the field. This award carries a $500 prize.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Please send a brief paragraph nominating a book or article and describing its merits to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2018

Award Committee:
Kenneth Wong, Chair
Brown University
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Joseph White
Case Western University
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John Wilkerson
University of Washington
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Best Comparative Policy Paper Award

The Best Comparative Policy Paper Award recognizes a paper presented at the APSA Annual Conference which is of particular distinction in the area of comparative public policy. It is granted in collaboration with and sponsored by the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. Following nomination or self-nomination the paper is reviewed by a joint APSA/JCPA adjudication committee. The winning author(s) are awarded the JCPA Best Comparative Paper Award. This award carries a prize of $500. The author is invited to submit the paper for publication consideration in the JCPA.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2018

Award Committee:
Lindsay Flynn, Chair
Wheaton College
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Pavithra Suryanarayan
Johns Hopkins University
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Sofia Perez
Boston University
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Best Poster on Public Policy Award

The Best Poster on Public Policy Award is given for the best paper or poster presented at the poster session at the previous APSA meeting. This award carries a prize of $500.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: December 15, 2017

Award Committee:
Brenda Bushouse, Chair
University of Massachusetts
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Paul Testa
Brown University
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Christopher Warshaw
George Washington University
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Best Paper on Public Policy Award

The Best Paper on Public Policy Award recognizes the best paper on Public Policy given at the previous APSA Annual Meeting. This award carries a $500 prize.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2018

Award Committee:
Paul Quirk
University of British Columbia
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Molly Reynolds
Brookings Institution
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Jennifer Clark
University of Houston
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Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Mentoring Award has been established to recognize sustained efforts by a senior scholars to encourage and facilitate the career of emerging political scientists in the field of Public Policy. This award carries a $500 prize.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Please send a letter of nomination to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2018

Award Committee:
Alan Jacobs, Chair
University of British Columbia
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Karen Jusko
Stanford University
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James Savage
University of Virginia
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Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article Award

The Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article Award is given to recognize an article of particular distinction published at any time in Policy Studies Journal. This award carries a prize of $500.

Previous recipients »

Nomination Instructions: Please send a copy of the paper to the committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2018

Award Committee:
Craig Thomas, Chair
University of Washington
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Lilliard Richardson
Indiana University
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Mona Vakilifathi
New York University
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