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Presidents and Executive Politics (Section 9)

Presidents & Executive Politics (PEP) of APSA is the premier association of scholars devoted to the study of the presidency and executives (formerly known as the Presidency Research Group). To that end, it welcomes diverse theoretical perspectives, analytical techniques, and data sources as they contribute to the advancement of scholarship and teaching. It also invites the contributions and perspectives of other disciplines. PEP values the establishment and enhancement of non-partisan links between scholarship, the real world of presidential and executive politics, and public policy.

Founded: 1985
Yearly membership dues: $0.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s9
Newsletter: PEP Report
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
George Krause
University of Pittsburgh
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Vice-Chair
Diane Heith
St. John's University
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Secretary/Treasurer
Daniel Ponder
Drury University
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Nicole Mellow
Williams College
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Council

Term: 09/2015-08/2018
William Howell,University of Chicago
Matthew N. Beckman,University of California, Irvine

Term: 09/2016-08/2019
Julia Azari,Marquette University
Dan Gillion,University of Pennsylvania
Magna Inacio,Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Scott Mainwairing, Harvard University
Rachel Potter, University of Virginia
Jon Rogowski,Harvard University

Outgoing PEP President
Term: 09/2017-08/2018

Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin College

Section Award

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 09. Presidents and Executive Politics awards to-date »

George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award

The George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the previous two calendar years (January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2017). The recipient will receive a $250 award.

Nomination Instructions: To be considered for the award, nominees must submit the following documents to each member of the Award Committee: (1) a hard copy of the dissertation, (2) an electronic version of the dissertation (preferably in pdf), and (3) a letter of nomination (from, e.g., the dissertation chair, the department chair).

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2018

Award Committee
Donna Hoffman, Chair
University of Northern Iowa
Department of Political Science
335 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0404
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Zak Taylor
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
781 Marietta Street 
Atlanta, GA 30332-0610
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Yu Ouyang
Perdue University Northwest
Department of Political Science
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
[email protected]

Andrew Reeves
Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Political Science
Washington University in St. Louis 
Campus Box 1063 
One Brooking Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
[email protected]

Best Undergraduate Paper Award

The Best Undergraduate Paper Award on executive politics recognizes the best undergraduate paper completed in the previous two academic years. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each committee member of the committee.

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This award is no longer offered.

Founders Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Founders Award honoring Stephen Wayne will be given for the best paper on executive politics presented by a Graduate Student at either the preceding year’s APSA annual meeting or at any of the regional meetings in 2016 or 2017.

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Nomination Instructions: Nominations should be emailed to the committee members.

Deadline for Nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee
Mark Major, Chair
Penn State University
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Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha
University of North Texas
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Janna Rezaee
University of Southern California
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Kevin Evans 
Florida International University
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Founders Best Paper Award

The Founders Award honoring Lester Seligman will be given for the best paper on executive politics authored by a PhD – holding scholar at the previous year’s (2017) APSA annual meeting.

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Nomination Instructions: Nominations should be emailed to the committee members.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee
Richard Waterman, Chair
University of Kentucky
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Scott James
University of California, Los Angeles
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Nancy Kassop
SUNY, New Paltz
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Meena Bose
Hofstra University
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Richard E. Neustadt Award

The Richard E. Neustadt Award will be given for the best book on executive politics published during 2017. The Neustadt Committee will also consider nominations when submitted for a separate, typically less frequent, Richard E. Neustadt Award for the Best Reference Work on the Presidency and Executive Politics published in the previous calendar year.

Nomination Instructions: One copy of each book should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2018

Award Committee 
Terri Bimes, Chair
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Political Science
210 Barrows Hall, MC 1950
Berkeley, CA 94720-1950
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Graham Dodds
Department of Political Science
Concordia University
H 1225-22
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3G 1M8
[email protected]

Bat Sparrow
University of Texas, Austin
Department of Government
1 University Station, A1800
Austin, Texas 78712-0119
[email protected]

Lori Cox Han
Chapman University
Department of Political Science
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
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The Legacy Award

The Legacy Award will be given to a living author for a book, essay, or article, published at least 10 years prior to the award year that has made a continuing contribution to the intellectual development of the fields of presidency and executive politics. Letters of nominations should provide a rationale for the work receiving the award.

Nomination instructions: Nominations should be emailed to the committee members. Letters of nominations should provide a rationale for the work receiving the award.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2018

Award Committee:
Chuck Walcott, Chair
Virginia Tech University
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Randall Adkins
University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Julia Azari
Marquette University
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Brandon Rottinghaus
University of Houston
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Richard Ellis
Williamette University
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