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Representation and Electoral Systems (Section 8)

The purpose of this section is to promote teaching and research in the areas of representation and electoral systems, and to encourage communication among persons interested in these fields within the Association and with related disciplines.

Founded: 1984
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Newsletter: December 2014; Archives
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Section Officers

Melody E. Valdini
Portland State University
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Erik Herron
West Virginia University
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2018 Annual Meeting
Program Chair
Miki Kittilson
Arizona State University
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Term: 09/2016-08/2018
José Antonio Cheibub, Texas A&M University
Karen Jusko, Stanford University
Bonnie Meguid, University of Rochester

Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Jessica Trounstine, University of California, Merced
Zeynep Somer-Topcu, University of Texas at Austin
Todd Donovan, Western Washington 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 08. Representation and Electoral Systems awards to-date »

George H. Hallett Award

The George H. Hallett Award is presented annually to the author of a book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems.

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Lawrence Longley Award

The Lawrence Longley Award is given for the best article on representation and electoral systems published in the previous year.

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Leon Weaver Award

Leon Weaver Award for the best paper presented at a conference panel sponsored by the Representation and Electoral Systems Section.

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