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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: Free ($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
Andrew Rudalevige
Bowdoin College
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Chair Elect
George Krause
University of Pittsburgh
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Vice Chair
George Krause
University of Pittsburgh
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Secretary
Diane Heith
St. John's University
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Treasurer
Diane Heith
St. John's University
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Journal Editor
Ian Ostrander
Texas Tech University
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Mark Major
Pennsylvania State Universityo
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Anne Pluta
Rowan University
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2017 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Douglas Kriner
Boston University
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Council
Term: 09/2014-08/2017
Victoria Farrar-Myers
University of Texas at Arlington

Lilly Goren
Carroll University

Karen Hult
Virginia Tech

Sharece Thrower
Vanderbilt University

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 In´cio
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Scott Mainwairing
Harvard University

Rachel Potter
University of Virginia

Jon Rogowski
Harvard University

Graduate Student Representative
Term: 09/2014-08/2017

Yu Ouyang
Purdue University Northwest

Outgoing PEP President
Term: 09/2016-08/2017

Brandice Canes-Wrone
Princeton 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 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, 2015 – December 31, 2016). 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: March 1, 2017

Award Committee
Shirley Anne Warshaw (Chair)
Gettysburg College
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Susan M. Miller
University of South Carolina
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Daniel E. Ponder
Drury University
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Martin Lodge
London School of Economics
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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.

Previous recipients »

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 2015-16.

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

Deadline for Nominations: April 15, 2017

Award Committee
Gary E. Hollibaugh, Jr., Chair
Notre Dame University
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Anne M. Ciznar
Eastern Kentucky University
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Lara M. Brown
George Washington University
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Jose Luis Mendez
El Colegio de Mexico
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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 (2016) APSA annual meeting.

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

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee Gisela Sin, Chair
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Kenneth Lowande
Washington University in St. Louis
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Kiki Caruson
University of South Florida
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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 2015. 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: March 1, 2017

Award Committee Kenneth R. Mayer, Chair
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Political Science
110 North Hall
1050 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
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Lilly Goren
Carroll University
Political Science
100 North East Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
[email protected]

Sharece D. Thrower
Vanderbilt University
Political Science
329 Commons Center
Nashville, TN 37203
[email protected]

Ian Ostrander
Michigan State University
Political Science
345 S. Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI 48823
[email protected]

Presidential Research Group Reference Book Award

The Presidential Research Group Reference Book Award given for the best book on executive politics published during the year. One copy of each book should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: TBA

Presidential Group Career Service Award

The Presidential Research Group Career Service Award will be given to an individual who has made important professional service contributions to the Presidents and Executive Politics section during their career.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee Jose D. Villalobos, Chair
University of Texas, El Paso
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Adam L. Warber
Clemson University
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MaryAnne Borrelli
Connecticut College
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Paul J. Quirk
University of British Columbia
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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.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2017

Award Committee Karen M. Hult, Chair
Virginia Tech University
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Mary E. Stuckey
Georgia State University
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Alexander D. Bolton
Emory University
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Jose Antonio Cheibub
Texas A&M University
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