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Political Organizations and Parties (Section 5)

The organized section on Political Organizations and Parties works to further scholarship on American political parties, comparative political parties, and interest groups. We do this in a number of different ways. Through our meetings, workshops, newsletter, and website, we provide a means of interaction and communication for like-minded scholars. At our annual workshop at the American Political Science Association conference we work to train scholars in the use of various methods or databases, or to promote new research in a particular area. Our participation through the sections mechanism of the American Political Science Association allows us to be a voice for our members’ interests within APSA. We also organize the panels in our subfields for the annual APSA conference. Finally we recognize excellence in scholarship with our awards for best book, best article, best APSA paper, career achievement, and emerging scholar. We are governed by the volunteer efforts of our officers and board. We’re eager to reach out in new directions so let us hear your ideas!

Founded: 1983
Yearly membership dues: $5.00 for students and $15.00 for other members. 
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s5
Newsletter:
VOX/POP
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
Amy McKay
University of Exeter
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Secretary
Hans Noel
Georgetown University
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Treasurer
Bruce Larson
Gettysburg College
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2017 Annual Meeting
Program Chairs

Diana Dwyre
California State University, Chico
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Beth Leech
Rutgers University
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Council
Term: 09/2015-08/2017
Jane Green, University of Manchester
Christine Mahoney, University of Virginia
Lee Ann Banaszak, Pennsylvania State University
Eric Heberlig, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Term: 09/2016-08/2018
Anika Gauja, University of Sydney
Katie Marchetti, Dickinson College
Christina Wolbrecht, University of Notre Dame
Seth Masket, University of Denver

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 05. Political Organizations and Parties awards to-date »

Emerging Scholars Award

The Emerging Scholars Award is given to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. within the last five years and whose career to date demonstrates unusual promise.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2017

Award Committee

Eric Heberlig, Chair
UNC Charlotte
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Tom Louwerse
Leiden University
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Samara Klar
The University of Arizona
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Jack Walker Article Award

The Jack Walker Award recognizes an article published in the last two calendar years that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2017

Award Committee

Michael Kowal, Chair
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Vineeta Yadav
Penn State
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Michael Heaney
University of Michigan
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Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award

The Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2017

Award Committee

Professor Jonathan Slapin, Chair
Department of Government
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom
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Sven-Oliver Proksch
Professor for European Politics
Cologne Center for Comparative Politics
University of Cologne
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln
Germany
[email protected]

Fabio Rojas
Indiana University Bloomington
Department of Sociology
761 Ballantine Hall
1020 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
[email protected]

POP Best APSA Paper Award

The POP/Party Politics Award recognizes the best paper delivered on a Political Organizations and Parties-sponsored panel at the preceding APSA annual meeting.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2017

Award Committee

Bruce Desmarais, Chair
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Anika Gauja
The University of Sydney
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Katie Marchetti
Dickinson College
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Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award

The Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 31, 2017

Award Committee

Kay L. Schlozman, Chair
Boston College
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Michael Laver
NYU
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Tim LaPira
James Madison University
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