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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
Hahrie Han
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Chair- Elect
Eric Patashnik
Brown University
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Secretary/Treasurer
Laura Evans
University of Washington
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2017 Annual Meeting
Program Chair

Eric Patashnik
Brown University
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Council
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

Term: 09/2014-08/2017
Jennifer Clark, University of Houston
Christopher Howard, College of William & Mary
Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia

 

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.

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

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee:
Kristin Goss, Chair
Duke University
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Philippe Zittoun
University of Lyon
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Mark Peterson
University of California, Los Angeles
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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.

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Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee:
Julia Lynch, Chair
University of Pennsylvania
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Karen Jusko
Stanford University
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Jose Luis Mendez
El Colegio de Mexico
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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: September 15, 2016

Award Committee:
Alice Sardell, Chair
CUNY-Queens College
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Miriam Laugesen
Columbia University
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Cynthia Kaplan
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Juliet Gainsborough
Bentley 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.

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Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee:
Patricia Strach, Chair
SUNY-Albany
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Domingo Morel
Rutgers University
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Alexander Hertel-Fernandez
Columbia University
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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, 2017

Award Committee:
Don Moynihan, Chair
University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Christopher Howard
College of William & Mary
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Carolyn Barnes
Duke University
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Harold Lasswell Award

The Harold D. Lasswell prize is awarded annually by the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the field of public policy. It is co-sponsored by the Policy Studies Association and the APSA Public Policy Section. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

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Nomination Instructions: Departments are requested to submit a letter of nomination and a copy of the dissertation to each award committee member, and a letter of nomination only to the APSA office by deadline date. Copies of the dissertation are not to be submitted to the APSA office.

Deadline for nominations: January 15, 2017

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 letter of nomination to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2017

Award Committee:
Steven Teles, Chair
Johns Hopkins University
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Kathryn Webb-Farley
Appalachian State University
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Anthony Bertelli
New York University
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