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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:
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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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2018 Annual Meeting
Program Chairs

Dan Shea
Colby College
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David Kimball
University of Missouri, St. Louis
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Council
Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University
Michael Heaney, University of Michigan
Heath Brown, CUNY John Jay College
Diana Dwyre, California State University - Chico

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: April 30, 2018

Award Committee

Michael Heaney, Chair
University of Michigan
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L
illiana H. Mason
University of Maryland, College Park
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Janet Box-Steffensmeier
Ohio State University
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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: April 30, 2018

Award Committee

Heath Brown, Chair
CUNY Graduate Center
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Michael Franz
Bowdoin College
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Diana Dwyre
California State University, Chico
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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: April 30, 2018

Award Committee

Karen Beckwith, Chair
Case Western Reserve University
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Rory Truex
Princeton University
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Thomas Holyoke
California State University, Fresno
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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: April 30, 2018

Award Committee

Timothy Werner, Chair
University of Texas at Austin
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Jesse Crosson
University of Michigan
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Noam Lupu
Vanderbilt University
[email protected]

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: April 30, 2018

Award Committee

Christina Wolbrecht, Chair
University of Notre Dame
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Mathew D. McCubbins
Duke University
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Eleanor Powell
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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