Organized Section Awards

2013 Award Recipients

Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations

Martha Derthick Book Award
The Martha Derthick Book Award conferred for the best book on federalism and intergovernmental relations published at least 10 years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.

 Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University
Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy (Cornell University Press, 1998)

Deil S. Wright Best Paper Award
The Deil S. Wright Best Paper Award conferred for the best paper in the field of federalism and intergovernmental relations presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

 Timothy Conlan, George Mason University
"Implementation Networks and Shared Governance in the U.S. Intergovernmental System"
 Priscilla Regan, George Mason University
"Implementation Networks and Shared Governance in the U.S. Intergovernmental System"
 Paul Posner, George Mason University
"Implementation Networks and Shared Governance in the U.S. Intergovernmental System"

Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award
The Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award recognizes distinguished scholarly contributions to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.

 Wallace Oates, University of Maryland

Law and Courts

Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award
The Law and Courts Best Conference Paper Award (formerly the American Judicature Society Award) is given annually for the best paper on law and courts presented at the previous year’s annual meetings of the American, International, or regional political science associations. Single- and co-authored papers, written by political scientists, are eligible. Papers may be nominated by any member of the Section.

 Deborah Beim, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
 Alexander Hirsch, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association
 Jonathan Kastellec, Princeton University
"Whistleblowing and Compliance in the Federal Judiciary" paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

Law and Courts Best Graduate Student Paper Award
Formerly the CQ Press Award, the Best Graduate Student Paper Award is given annually for the best paper in the field of law and courts written by a graduate student. To be eligible, the nominated paper must have been written by a full-time graduate student. Both single- and co-authored papers are eligible. In the case of co-authored papers, each author must have been a full-time graduate student at the time the paper was written. Submitted papers may have been written for any purpose (including papers written for seminar, scholarly meetings, and for potential publication in academic journals). This is NOT, however, a dissertation or thesis prize.

 Doug Rice, Pennsylvania State University
"Measuring the Issue Content of Supreme Court Opinions through Probabilistic Topic Models"
 Honorable Mention
Deborah Beim, Princeton University
"Learning in the Judicial Hierarchy"
 Honorable Mention
Blake Emerson, Yale University
"The Empowerment of CriticismThe Freedmen’s Bureau, Howard University, and the Origins and Demise of Segregated Schooling in the South"
 Honorable Mention
Patrick Luff, University of Oxford
"Captured Legislators and Public-Interested Courts"

Law and Courts Best Journal Article Award
This award recognizes the best journal article in the field of law and courts written by a political scientist and published during the previous calendar year (for this award cycle, this means articles published during the 2013 calendar year). Articles published in all refereed journals and in law reviews are eligible, but book reviews, review essays, and chapters published in edited volumes are not eligible. Journal editors and members of the section may nominate articles. (This award was previously known as McGraw Hill Award and as the Houghton-Mifflin Award for the Best Journal Article in the Field of Law and Courts).

 Benjamin Lauderdale, London School of Economics
The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices (American Political Science Review, volume 106, number 4 November 2012)
 Tom Clark, Emory University
The Supreme Court’s Many Median Justices (American Political Science Review, volume 106, number 4 November 2012)

C. Herman Pritchett Award
The C. Herman Pritchett award is given annually for the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist and published the previous year.

 Diana Kapiszewski, University of California, Irvine
High Courts and Economic Governance in Argentina and Brazil (Cambridge, 2012)

Law and Courts Lasting Contribution Award
The Last Contribution Award is given annually for work that stands the test of time, work that inspires long after the issue that gave rise to that work is a true mark of distinction. Each year a book or journal article, 10 years old or older, that has made a lasting impression on the field of law and courts. (From 2001 to 2007 this was titled the Wadsworth Publishing Award).

 Gregory Caldeira, Ohio State University
"Organized Interests and Agenda Setting in the U.S. Supreme Court" American Political Science Review, volume 82, number 4 (December 1988)
 Jack Wright, Ohio State University
"Organized Interests and Agenda Setting in the U.S. Supreme Court" American Political Science Review, volume 82, number 4 (December 1988)

Law and Courts Service Award
The Law and Courts Service Award recognizes service to the section in the literal sense, as in service on committees and in leadership positions, as well as service within the Section, as in service to the profession within the field of law and courts in the form of archiving data, promoting infrastructure, representing the profession in the media, etc.

 Lee Epstein, University of Southern California

Law and Courts Teaching and Mentoring Award
The Teaching and Mentoring Award recognizes innovative teaching and instructional methods and materials in law and courts. Examples of innovations that might be recognized by this award include (but are not limited to) outstanding textbooks, websites, classroom exercises, syllabi, or other devices designed to enhance the transmission of knowledge about law and courts to undergraduate or graduate students. The Teaching and Mentoring Award is supported by a generous contribution from the Division for Public Education of the American Bar Association. The Teaching and Mentoring Award Committee also advises the Organized Section on matters related to teaching and mentoring of students and colleagues.

 Howard Gillman, University of California, Irvine
 Mark Graber, University of Maryland
 Keith Whittington, Princeton University

Legislative Studies

Alan Rosenthal Prize
In the spirit of Alan Rosenthal's work, this prize is dedicated to encouraging young scholars to study questions that are of importance to legislators and legislative staff and to conduct research that has the potential application to strengthening the practice of representative democracy.

 Kristin Kanthak, University of Pittsburgh
The Diversity Paradox: Political Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America (Oxford University Press)
 George Krause, University of Pittsburgh
The Diversity Paradox: Political Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America (Oxford University Press)

Carl Albert Dissertation Award
The Carl Albert Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in legislative studies. Topics may be national or subnational in focus-on Congress, parliaments, state legislatures, or other representative bodies.

 Nicholas Carnes, Duke University
"By the Upper Class, For the Upper Class? Representational Inequality and Economic Policymaking in the United States"

CQ Press Award
The CQ Press Award for the best paper on legislative studies presented at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

 Charles Finocchiaro, University of South Carolina
"From Wild Horses to Work Horses: Electoral System Reform and Legislative Entrepreneurship in the House of Representatives."
 Scott MacKenzie, University of California, Davis
"From Wild Horses to Work Horses: Electoral System Reform and Legislative Entrepreneurship in the House of Representatives."

Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award
The Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award for the best article in the Legislative Studies Quarterly in the previous year.

 Regina Branton, University of North Texas
"Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations" (November 2012 issue)
 Erin Cassese, West Virginia University
"Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations" (November 2012 issue)
 Bradford Jones, University of California, Davis
"Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations" (November 2012 issue)

Richard F. Fenno Prize
In the tradition of Professor Fenno's work, this prize is designed to honor work that is both theoretically and empirically strong. Moreover, this prize is dedicated to encouraging scholars to pursue new and different avenues of research in order to find answers to previously unexplored questions about the nature of politics.

 Lynda Powell, University of Rochester
The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures (University of Michigan Press)

Public Policy

Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award
The Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award is given for the best book or article published in the general area of public policy during the past twenty (20) plus years. The book or article should have had a major impact on the field. This award carries a $500 prize.

 Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1992)

Best Comparative Policy Paper Award
The Best Comparative Policy Paper Award recognizes an article of particular distinction published in the area of comparative public policy, awarded in collaboration with the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum. This award carries a prize of $500.

 Matthias Orlowski, Humboldt-University Berlin
The Dynamics of Electoral Incentives. Electoral Systems and Agricultural Support in OECD countries paper prepared for the 2012 APSA Annual Meeting

Best Poster on Public Policy Award
The Best Poster on Public Policy Award is given for the best paper or poster presented at the poster session at the previous APSA meeting. This award carries a prize of $500.

 Nathan Mitchell, Prairie View A&M University
"U.S. State Soveringn Debt Restrictions in the 50 States"

Harold Lasswell Award
The Harold D. Lasswell prize is awarded annually by the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in the field of public policy. It is co-sponsored by the Policy Studies Association and the APSA Public Policy Section. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

 Nicholas Carnes, Duke University
"By the Upper Class, For the Upper Class? Representational Inequality and Economic Policymaking in the United States"

Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article
The Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article Award is given to recognize an article of particular distinction published at any time in Policy Studies Journal. This award carries a prize of $500.

 Christian Breunig, University of Konstanz
The Tortoise or the Hare? Incrementalism, Punctuations, and Their Consequences (Policy Studies Journal 40 (1) 2012 pages 45-67)
 Chris Koski, Reed College
The Tortoise or the Hare? Incrementalism, Punctuations, and Their Consequences (Policy Studies Journal 40 (1) 2012 pages 45-67)

Political Organizations and Parties

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.

 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Vanderbilt University
 Timothy Werner, University of Texas at Austin

Jack Walker 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.

 Kathleen Bawn, University of California, Los Angeles
"Government versus Opposition at the Polls: How Governing Status Changes the Impact of Policy Positions." American Journal of Political Science 56(2):433-446
 Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Vanderbilt University
"Government versus Opposition at the Polls: How Governing Status Changes the Impact of Policy Positions." American Journal of Political Science 56(2):433-446

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.

 Vineeta Yadav, Pennsylvania State University
Political Parties, Business Groups and Corruption in Developing Countries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011)

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.

 Gary Cox, Stanford University

Public Administration

Herbert Kaufman Award
The APSA Section on Public Administration is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for its annual Herbert Kaufman Best Paper award. The Herbert Kaufman Committee will select the best paper presented on a panel sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Public Administration section at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The section will follow APSA’s guidance on what constitutes a ’presented paper’-papers that were uploaded to the APSA 2013 conference paper site, hosted by SSRN, or posted/presented in a virtual or alternative form (see PA Division Panels in the 2013 online program for links to such alternative presentations) are eligible for the Kaufman award.

 Tucker Staley, University of Minnesota Duluth
"Compounding the Loop: Fiscal Constraints, Economic Volatility, and Policy"

Herbert A. Simon Book Award
The APSA Section on Public Administration is accepting for its annual book award, the Herbert A. Simon Book Award, for significant contributions to public administration scholarship. Books with publication dates of 2008, 2009, and 2010 are eligible for the 2014 award. The book’s orientation may be qualitative, quantitative, empirical, interpretive, ethnographic, historical, archival, normative, or theoretical. However, textbooks, revised editions of previously published books, and edited volumes are not eligible.

 Barry Bozeman, Arizona State University
Public Values and Public Interest: Counterbalancing Economic Individualism (Georgetown University Press, 2007)

Volcker Junior Scholar Research Grant
The APSA Organized Section for Public Administration invites applications and research proposals from junior scholars researching public administration issues affecting governance in the United States and abroad. Proposals will be judged on their potential to shed new light on important public administration questions, their scholarly and methodological rigor, and their promise for advancing practice and theory development. Individual grants are not renewable.

 Benedict Jimenez, Northeastern University
Fiscal Retrenchment and Recovery in Municipal Governments

Conflict Processes

J. David Singer Data Innovation Award
The J. David Singer Data Innovation Award is given for the best data contribution to the study of any and all forms of political conflict, either within or between nation-states. Nominations must be made by a member of the Conflict Processes section; self-nominations are encouraged. This is a biennial award.

 , Uppsala Conflict Data Program
UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Data Set
 , International Peace Research Institute
UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Data Set

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement award is given every other year in recognition of scholarly contributions that have fundamentally improved the study of conflict processes.

 Robert Axelrod, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Representation and Electoral Systems

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.

 Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University
Social Choice and Individual Values (Yale University Press 1951)

Lawrence Longley Award
The Lawrence Longley Award is given for the best article published in the previous year.

 Scott Clifford, Florida State University
Reconsidering the Unequal Representation of Latinos and African Americans (Journal of Politics 74 pages 903-916)
 David Broockman, Berkeley
"Black Politicians Are More Intrinsically Motivated to Advance Blacks Interests: A Field Experiment Manipulating Political Incentives." American Journal of Political Science 57(3): 521-536

Presidents and Executive Politics

George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award
The George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the calendar year prior to the Annual Meeting. The recipient will receive a $250 award.

 John Hudak, University of Vanderbilt
"The Politics of Federal Grants: Presidential Influence Over the Distribution of Federal Funds"

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.

 Lisa McAlister, University of North Texas
"Roles of the White House Chief of Staff"

Founders Best Graduate Student Paper Award
The Founders Award honoring David Naveh is 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 the two year’s preceding the APSA Annual Meeting. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each member of the committee.

 Rachel Potter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Strategic Transparency in Agency Rulemaking"

Founders Best Paper Award
The Founders Award honoring Martha Joynt Kumar is given for the best paper on executive politics authored by a PhD holding scholar presented at the previous year’s annual meeting. One copy of each essay should be sent directly to each committee member.

 Stephen Weatherford, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Obama and the Economy:The Financial Crisis, the Fed, and the Inequality Agenda"

Richard E. Neustadt Best Book Award
The Richard E. Neustadt 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.

 Jean Yarbrough, Bowdoin College
Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition (University Press of Kansas, 2012)

Political Methodology

Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award honors an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in the Political Metholdology field.

 Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University

Emerging Scholar Award
The Emerging Scholar Award honors a young researcher, within ten years of their degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of Political Methodology.

 Luke Keele, Pennsylvania State University

Harold F. Gosnell Prize
The Harold Gosnell Prize recognizes the best work of Political Methodology presented at a political science conference in the previous year.

 Adam Glynn, Harvard University
Front door Versus Back door Adjustment with Unmeasured Confounding: Bias Formulas for Front door and Hybrid Adjustments
 Konstantin Kashin, Harvard University
Front door Versus Back door Adjustment with Unmeasured Confounding: Bias Formulas for Front door and Hybrid Adjustments

John T. Williams Dissertation Prize
In recognition of the John T. Williams' contribution to graduate training, the John T. Williams Award has been established for the best dissertation proposal in the area of political methodology. Proposals using quantitative or qualitative methods are welcomed. Proposals are due March 1st and should follow National Science Foundation format guidelines.

 Scott Cook, University of Pittsburgh
"The Contagion of Crises: Estimating Models of Endogenous and Interdependent Rare Events"

Society for Political Methodology Poster Award
The Society for Political Methodology Poster Award recognizes the best political methodology poster given at any political science conference in the preceeding year.

 Scott Abramson, Princeton University
Production, Predation and the European State 1152-1789

Statistical Software Award
The Statistical Software Award recognizing statistical software that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of political analysis.

 Andrew Martin, Washington University, St Louis
MCMCpack
 Kevin Quinn, University of California, Berkeley
MCMCpack
 Jong Hee Park, Seoul National University
MCMCpack

Warren Miller Article Award
The Warren Miller Article Award is given for the best article in Political Analysis.

 Jens Hainmueller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Entropy Balancing for Casual Effects: A Multivariate Reweighting Method to Produce Balanced Samples in Observational Studies"

Religion and Politics

Aaron Wildavsky Dissertation Award
The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation on religion and politics successfully defended within the last two years.

 Michael Robbins, University of Michigan
Bound by Brand: Opposition Party Support under Electoral Authoritarianism
 Honorable Mention
Jeremy Menchik, Boston University
Tolerance Without Liberalism: Islamic Institutions and Political Violence in Twentieth Century Indonesia

Best Publication Award
The Hubert Morken Award is given for the best publication dealing with religion and politics published during the last two years.

 Jonathan Laurence, Boston College
The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: the State's Role in Minority Integration (Princeton Press 2012)

Urban Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book on urban politics published in the previous year.

 J. Eric Oliver, University of Chicago
Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy. (Princeton University Press, 2012)

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation on urban politics accepted in the previous year.

 Eleanor Gao, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Diverse but Not Divisive: Tribal Diversity and Public Goods Provision in Jordan"

Byran Jackson Dissertation Research on Minority Politics Award
The Byran Jackson Award recognizes the outstanding scholarship by a graduate student in the area of race and urban politics.

 Marquita Bowers-Brown, University of Missouri, Saint Louis
"The St. Louis Desegregation Transfer Program: Does Participation Lessen the Educational Disparity between the City of St. Louis County Students?"

Norton Long Career Achievement Award
The Norton Long Career Achievement Award is presented annually to a scholar who has made distinguished contributions to the study of urban politics over the course of a career through scholarly publication, the mentoring of students, and public service

 Bryan Jones, University of Texas, Austin

Norton Long Young Scholars
The Norton Long Young Scholars award is given to scholars who are completing or have completed their Ph.D. within the last three years and submitted a paper proposal for the 2014 APSA meetings to the 2014 program chairs.

 Mark Davis, University of Colorado, Denver
 Zachary Spicer, University of Western Ontario
 Veronica Herrera, University of Connecticut
 Sara Hughes, National Center Atmospheric Research

Science, Technology & Environmental Politics

Don K. Price Award
The Don K. Price Award recognizes the best book on science, technology, and environmental politics published in the last year.

 Jacques Hymans, University of Southern California
Achieving Nuclear Ambitions: Scientists, Politicians and Proliferation (Cambrige University Press 2012)

Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize
The Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize is given for the best book on environmental politics and policy published in the past three years.

 Judith Layzer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Open for Business: Conservatives' Opposition to Environmental Regulation (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press 2012)

Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award
The Virginia Walsh Dissertation Award is named in honor of a young scholar who tragically passed away last year, is given for the best dissertations in the field of science, technology and environmental politics.

 Steven Samford, University of Notre Dame
"High Road Development in a Low-Tech Industry: Policymakers, Producer Networks, and the Co-Production of Innovation in the Mexican Ceramics Sector."

Women and Politics Research

Best Dissertation Prize
The Best Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation on women and politics completed and accepted in the previous year.

 Diana O'Brien, University of Southern California
"When Women Matter: The Relationship Between Women's Numeric and Policy Representation in Western European States"

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award presented for the best paper presented at the previous year’s annual meeting in the field of women and politics.

 Beth Reingold, Emory University
Representing Women's Interests and Intersections of Gender, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. State Legislatures
 Kerry Haynie, Duke University
"Representing Women's Interests and Intersections of Gender, Race and Ethnicity in U.S. State Legislatures"
 Honorable Mention
Rainbow Murray, Queen Mary, University of London
Quotas for Men? Reframing Gender Quotas as a Means of Quality Control

The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory
The Okin-Young Award in Feminist Political Theory, co-sponsored by Women and Politics, Foundations of Political Theory, and the Women’s Caucus for Political Science, commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to the development of the field of feminist political theory. This annual award recognizes the best paper on feminist political theory published in an English language academic journal during the previous calendar year.

 Lori Marso, Union College
"Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt: Judgments in Dark Times" Political Theory 40(2): 165-193

Information Technology and Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book in the area of Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to books published in the previous calendar year.

 David Karpf, George Washington University
The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy (Oxford University Press 2012)

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Disseration Award recognizes the best dissertation in the area of Information Technology and Politics.

 Leticia Bode, University of Wisconsin and Georgetown University
"Political Information 2.0: A Study in Political Learning Via Social Media"

Best Instructional Software Award
The Best Instructional Software Award recognizes a work that enhances the teaching of political science through the use of technology.

 George Boynton, University of Iowa
http://www.quickcount.us
 Samuel Best, University of Connecticut
 Brian Krueger, University of Rhode Island
 Jeffrey Ladewig, University of Connecticut
 Clifford Vickrey, University of Connecticut

Best Information Technology & Politics Article Award
The Best Published Article Award recognizes the best scholarly article published about Information Technology and Politics. The contest is limited to articles published in the calendar year. The winner will receive a certificate and a check for the cost of one year’s membership in the APSA and the ITP section.

 Yochai Benkler, Harvard University
A Tale of two Blogospheres Discursive Practices on the Left and Right (American Behavioral Scientist April 2012 vol 56 no 4 pages 459-487)
 Aaron Shaw, UC Berkeley and Harvard University
A Tale of two Blogospheres Discursive Practices on the Left and Right (American Behavioral Scientist April 2012 vol 56 no 4 pages 459-487)

International Security and Arms Control

Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award
Kenneth N. Waltz Dissertation Award is awarded to a successfully defended doctoral dissertation on any aspect of security studies, which has been submitted in final, library copy in previous calendar year. The committee welcomes nominations for dissertations employing any approach (historical, quantitative, theoretical, policy analysis, etc.) to any topic in the field of security studies. Manuscripts are judged according to (1) originality in substance and approach; (2) significance for scholarly or policy debate; (3) rigor in approach and analysis; and (4) power of expression.

 Kyle Lascurettes, University of Virginia
"Orders of Exclusion: The Strategic Sources of Order in International Relations,"

Comparative Politics

Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award
The Data Set Award recognizes a publicly available data set that has made an important contribution to the field of comparative politics.

 Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
Comparative Constitutions Project
 Zachary Elkins, University of Texas, Austin
Comparative Constitutions Project
 James Melton, IMT Institute for Advanced Study
Comparative Constitutions Project

Luebbert Best Article Award
The Luebbert Article Award is given for the best article in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

 Robert Woodberry, National University of Singapore
The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review 106(2): 244-74)

Luebbert Best Book Award
The Luebbert Book Award is given for the best book in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

 Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alliance Formation in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press 2012)

Sage Best Paper Award
The Sage Best Paper Award is given to the best paper in the field of comparative politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 Noam Lupu, Juan March Institute and University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America"
 Nicholas Carnes, Duke University
"Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America"

European Politics and Society

Best Article Award
This award is given for the best article dealing with European Politics & Society published in the last year.

 Sara Goodman, University of California, Irvine
Fortifying Citizenship: Policy Strategies for Civic Integration in Western Europe (World Politics, 64(4), 2012, pp. 659-698)

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award is given for the best book on European Politics and society published in the previous year

 Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Political Geography of Inequality: Regions and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award
The Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation on European Politics and Society filed during the previous year.

 MaryBeth Altier, Pennsylvania State University
"Voting for Violence"

State Politics and Policy

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on state politics given at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 Michael Herron, Dartmouth College
"Getting Your Souls to the Polls: The Racial Impact of Reducing Early In-Person Voting in Florida"
 Daniel Smith, University of Florida
"Getting Your Souls to the Polls: The Racial Impact of Reducing Early In-Person Voting in Florida."

Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award given every biennium to a political scientist who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the study of politics and public policies in the American states.

 David Lowery, Pennsylvania State University

Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award
This award is given for the best dissertation in american state politics and policy completed during the previous calendar year.

 Daniel Biggers, Yale University
 Jeffrey Harden, University of Colorado Boulder

State Politics and Policy Quarterly (SPPQ) Best Paper Award
The State Politics and Policy Award is given for the best paper on state politics and policy presented at any professional meeting in the previous calendar year.

 Christopher Mooney, University of Illinois
"Legislative Thinking: Responsibility, Motivation, and Cognitive Complexity in U.S.Statehouses"

Political Communication

Timothy Cook Best Graduate Student Paper Award
The Cook Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented by a graduate student at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 Brian Harrison, PhD Northwestern University
"Bully Partisan or Partisan Bully? Partisanship, Elite Polarization, and U.S. Presidential Communication"

Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award
The Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award recognizes a lifetime contribution to the study of Political Communication. The award is now given only in odd-numbered years.

 Denis McQuail, University of Amsterdam

Doris Graber Award
The Doris Graber Award recognizes the best book published on political communication in the last ten years.

 Susan Herbst, University of Connecticut
Rude Democracy: Civility and Incivility in American Politics (Temple University Press 2010)

Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award
The Paul Lazarsfeld Award recognizes the best paper on political communication presented at the previous year’s APSA annual meeting.

 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
 Erik Peterson, Oregon Institute of Technology
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
 Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"

Politics and History

Walter Dean Burnham Disseration Award
The Walter Dean Burnham Award is given for the best dissertation in the field of Politics and History.

 Deondra Rose, Cornell University/University of Notre Dame
"The Development of U.S. Higher Education Policy and Its Impact on the Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship" (Cornell University 2012)
 Honorable Mention
Jennifer Dixon, Villanova University

Political Economy

McGillivray Best Paper Award
The McGillivray Best Paper Award is given for the best paper in Political Economy presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 Michael Findley, University of Texas, Austin
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
 Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
 Jason Sharman, Griffith University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"

Michael Wallerstein Award
The Michael Wallerstein Award is given for the best published article in Political Economy in the previous calendar year.

 Dennis Quinn, Georgetown University
The Economic Origins of Democracy Reconsidered (American Political Science Review 106 (1) February 2012, pp. 58-80)
 John Freeman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Economic Origins of Democracy Reconsidered (American Political Science Review 106 (1) February 2012, pp. 58-80)
 Honorable Mention
Robert Woodberry, National University of Singapore
The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review 106(2): 244-74)

Mancur Olson Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award, named for Mancur Olson, is given for the best dissertation in political economy completed in the previous two years.

 Rachel Wellhausen, University of Texas
"When Governments Break Contracts: Foreign Firms in Emerging Economies"

William H. Riker Book Award
The Best Book Award, named for William H. Riker, is given for the best book on political economy published during the past three calendar years.

 Sean Gailmard, University of California, Berkeley
Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
 John Patty, Washington University
Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch (University of Chicago Press, 2012)

New Political Science

Charles A. McCoy Career Achievement Award
The Charles A. McCoy Career Achievement Award recognizes a progressive political scientist who has had a long, successful career as a writer, teacher and activist.

 Deborah Stone, Dartmouth College

Michael Harrington Book Award
The Michael Harrington Book Award recognizes an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.

 Meira Levinson, Harvard University
No Citizen Left Behind (Harvard University Press 2012)

Political Psychology

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in political psychology filed during the previous year.

 Gwyneth McClendon, Harvard University
"The Politics of Envy and Esteem in Two Democracies"
 Honorable Mention
Nathan Kalmoe, George Washington University
"Mobilizing Aggression in Mass Politics"

Robert E. Lane Award
The Robert E. Lane Award for the best book in political psychology published in the past year.

 Howard Lavine, University of Minnesota
The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press)
 Christopher Johnston, Duke University
The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press 2012)
 Marco Steenbergen, University of Zurich
The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy (Oxford University Press 2012)

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given to the most outstanding paper in political psychology delivered at the previous year’s Annual Meeting.

 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"  
 Erik Peterson, Stanford University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"
 Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University
"How Elite Partisan Polarization Affects Public Opinion Formation"

Distinguished Junior Scholars Award
The APSA Political Psychology section will give up to five $400 grants, meant for travel to the APSA, for junior scholars (graduate students or those no more than seven years since receiving their Ph.D.)

 Monica Schneider, Miami University of Ohio
 Julie Wronski, SUNY, Stony Brook University

Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper delivered at the previous year's APSA Annual Meeting.

 Jens Hainmueller, Massachusetts Institure of Technology
"The Hidden American Immigration Consensus: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes toward Immigrants"
 Daniel Hopkins, Georgetown University
"The Hidden American Immigration Consensus: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes toward Immigrants"

Emerging Scholar Award
The Emerging Scholar Award is awarded to the top scholar in the field who is within 10 years of her or his Ph.D.

 Gabriel Lenz, University of California, Berkeley
 Betsy Sinclair, University of Chicago

John Sullivan Award
The John Sullivan Award for the best paper by a graduate student on a panel sponsored by the APSA Organized Section on Elections, Public Opinion, and Voting Behavior at the previous APSA Annual Meeting.

 Alexander Theodoridis, University of California, Merced
"It’s My Party: Partisan Intensity through the Lens of Implicit Identity"

Philip E. Converse Book Award
The Philip E. Converse Book Award is given for an outstanding book in the field published at least five years before.

 John Mueller, Ohio State University
War, Presidents and Public Opinion (New York: Wiley, 1973)

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award is given for the best book in the field of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

 Lisa Garcia Bedolla, University of California, Berkeley
Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the Vote Campaigns (Yale University Press 2012)
 Melissa Michelson, Menlo College
Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the Vote Campaigns (Yale University Press, 2012)

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award is given for the best American dissertation on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics accepted in the previous year.

 Candis Smith, Texas A&M University
Black Mosaic: Expanding Contours of Black Identity and Black Politics

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

 Joshua Zingher, SUNY, Binghamton University
"The Spatial and Demographic Determinants of Racial Threat: A Demonstartion from Louisiana"
 Michael Thomas, SUNY, Binghamton University
"The Spatial and Demographic Determinants of Racial Threat: A Demonstartion from Louisiana"

International History and Politics

Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award
The Robert L. Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award for the best book on International History and Politics. This award may be granted to a single-authored or multi-authored book, or to an edited volume. The award will be given to works published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented. The copyright date of a book will establish the relevant year. Hence, books with a 2013 copyright date will be eligible for the award presented at the 2014 APSA meeting. To be considered for the award, nominations must be received by January 31, 2014.

 Ted Hopf, National University of Singapore
Reconstructing the Cold War: The Early Years, 1945-1958 (Oxford University Press 2012)
 Honorable Mention
Kristen Monroe, University of California, Irvine
Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice (Princeton University Press, 2012)

Comparative Democratization

Best Article Award
Single-authored or co-authored articles focusing directly on the subject of democratization and published in 2013 are eligible. Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. Copies of the article should be sent by email to each of the committee members.

 Robert Woodberry, National University of Singapore
The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review 106, 2)

Best Book Award
Given for the best book in the field of Comparative Democratization published in 2013 (authored, co-authored or edited). Copies of the nominated book should be sent to each committee member in time to arrive by March 14, 2014. Books received after this deadline cannot be considered.

 Milan Svolik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
 Honorable Mention
Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame
Democratization and Research Methods (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Best Field Work Award
This prize rewards dissertation students who conduct especially innovative and difficult fieldwork. Scholars who are currently writing their dissertations or who complete their dissertations in 2013 are eligible. Candidates must submit two chapters of their dissertation and a letter of nomination from the chair of their dissertation committee describing the field work. The material submitted must describe the field work in detail and should provide one or two key insights from the evidence collected in the field. The chapters may be sent electronically or in hard copy directly to each committee member.

 Adam Auerbach, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Cooperation in Uncertainty: Migration, Ethnicity, and Community Governance in India’s Urban Slums."
 Honorable Mention
Sarah Parkinson, University of Chicago
"Reinventing the Resistance: Order and Violence Among Palestinians in Lebanon."

Best Paper Award
Given to the best paper on Comparative Democratization presented at the previous year’s APSA Convention. Papers must be nominated by panel chairs or discussants.

 Kunle Owolabi, Villanova University
"Literacy and Democracy after Slavery? The Long-Term Consequences of Forced Settlement and Colonial Occupation in the Developing World"

Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award
Given for the best dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy completed and accepted in the two calendar years immediately prior to the APSA Annual Meeting where the award will be presented (2012 or 2013 for the 2014 Annual Meeting). The prize can be awarded to analyses of individual country cases as long as they are clearly cast in a comparative perspective. A hard copy of the dissertation, accompanied by a letter of support from a member of the dissertation committee should be sent to each member of the prize selection committee.

 Gwyneth McClendon, Yale University
"The Politics of Envy and Esteem in Two Democracies"

Human Rights

Best Book Award
The competition is open to all books on human rights that were written by a political scientist and published in the previous two years.

 Jacqui True, University of Auckland
The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Qualitative and Multi-Method Research

Alexander L. George Article Award
Honors Alexander George’s contributions to the comparative case-study method, including his work linking that method to a systematic concern with research design, and his contribution of developing the idea and the practice of process tracing. This award may be granted to a journal article or to a chapter in an edited volume that stands on its own as an article. The award will be given to an article or book chapter published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented, with the date of publication being established by the journal issue for articles and the copyright date of the book for chapters. Articles or chapters published in 2013 will be eligible for the 2014 award.

 Hillel Soifer, Temple University
"The Causal Logic of Critical Junctures (Comparative Political Studies 45:12 December 2012)

Giovanni Sartori Book Award
The Giovanni Sartori Book Award honors Giovanni Sartori’s work on qualitative methods and concept formation, and especially his contribution to helping scholars think about problems of context as they refine concepts and apply them to new spatial and temporal settings. The award is intended to encompass two types of contributions: new research on methodology per se, i.e., studies that introduce specific methodological innovations or that synthesize and integrate methodological ideas in a way that is in itself a methodological contribution; and substantive work that is an exemplar for the application of qualitative methods. This award may be granted to a single-authored or multi-authored book, or to an edited volume. The award will be given to works published in the calendar year prior to the year of the APSA meeting at which the award is presented. The copyright date of a book will establish the relevant year. Hence, books with a 2013 copyright date will be eligible for the award presented at the 2014 APSA meeting.

 Kristen Monroe, University of California, Irvine
Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice (Princeton University Press, 2012)

The Qualitative Submission to APSR Award
For the best qualitative manuscript submitted to the American Political Science Review in the calendar year. The award will be offered in 2011 through 2014, and the winner in each year will receive $2,000. To be eligible: ( 1) the manuscript need only be submitted to (not necessarily published in) the journal; (2) the manuscript needs to have been submitted during the calendar year, with the date of submission determined by the acknowledgement email from the APSR; (3) both new and subsequent submissions (e.g., resulting from an invitation to submit de novo or to revise and resubmit) are eligible for the award, but only one version of the manuscript is eligible for the award in any one calendar year; and (4) the manuscript submitted to the APSR must be (a) new research on qualitative methodology per se, i.e., a study that introduces specific methodological innovations or that synthesizes and integrates methodological ideas in a way that is in itself a methodological contribution; and/or (b) substantive work that is an exemplar for the application of qualitative methods, or of multi-methods with a substantial qualitative component.

 Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Putting Inequality in Its Place: Rural Consciousness and the Power of Perspective

Sage Paper Award
The Sage Paper Award honors Sara and George McCune, who founded and sustained Sage Publications as a leading publisher of social science methodology -- including very centrally qualitative methods. This award will be given to a paper presented at the previous Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.

 Carolyn Warner, Arizona State University
"Religion and Public Goods Provision: Experimental and Interview-based Evidence"
 Ramazan Kilinc, University of Nebraska-Omaha
"Religion and Public Goods Provision: Experimental and Interview-based Evidence"
 Christopher Hale, Arizona State University
"Religion and Public Goods Provision: Experimental and Interview-based Evidence"

Canadian Politics

Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award
The Mildred A. Schwartz Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes scholarship and leadership in bringing the study of Canadian Politics to the international political science community.

 R. Kenneth Carty, University of British Columbia

Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award
The Seymour Martin Lipset Best Book Award is given to honor a significant contemporary contribution to the scholarship on Canadian politics, or Canada in a comparative perspective, or a comparative analysis of Canada with other countries, particularly the United States.

 Stuart Soroka, McGill University
Degrees of Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
 Christopher Wlezien, University of Texas, Austin
Degrees of Democracy: Politics, Public Opinion and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Experimental Research

Best Book Award
The Best Book Award recognizes the best book published in 2013 that either uses or is about experimental research methods in the study of politics. A copy of the book should be sent to each member of the selection committee at the addresses provided below no later than April 1, 2014.

 Thad Dunning, Yale University
Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences(Cambridge University Press, October 2012)
 Alan Gerber, Yale University
Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation (W.W. Norton & Company, May 2012)
 Donald Green, Columbia University
Field Experiment: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation (W.W. Norton & Company, May 2012)

Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation completed in calendar year 2013 that utilizes experimental methods on substantive questions about politics or makes a fundamental contribution to experimental methods.

 Meghan Condon, Loyola University, Chicago
"Practice Makes Participants: How Communication Skills Acquired in School Affect Political Engagement"
 Gwyneth McClendon, Harvard University
"The Politics of Envy and Esteem in Two Democracies"

Best Paper Award
The Best Paper Award recognizes a paper that was scheduled to be presented at APSA and features experimental research.

 Michael Findley, University of Texas, Austin
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
 Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
 Jason Sharman, Griffith University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"

Migration and Citizenship

Best Article Award
Award for best article on migration and/or citizenship published (i.e., printed) in the previous calendar year.

 Matthew Wright, American University
Is There a Trade-off between Multiculturalism and Socio-Political Integration? Policy Regimes and Immigrant Incorporation in Comparative Perspective (2012: Perspectives on Politics 10(1): 77-95)
 Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley
Is There a Trade-off between Multiculturalism and Socio-Political Integration? Policy Regimes and Immigrant Incorporation in Comparative Perspective (2012:Perspectives on Politics 10(1): 77-95)
 Honorable Mention
Sara Goodman, University of California, Irvine
Fortifying Citizenship: Policy Strategies for Civic Integration in Western Europe (2012: World Politics 64(4): 659-698)
 Honorable Mention
Rebecca Hamlin, Grinnell College
International Law and Administrative Insulation: A Comparison of Refugee Status Determination Regimes in the United States, Canada, and Australia (2012: Law and Social Inquiry 37(4): 933-968)

Best Book Award
Best Book Award for the best book on Migration and/or Citizenship published in the previous year.

 Jonathan Laurence, Boston College
"The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims" (Princeton University Press 2012)
 Diane Sainsbury, Stockholm University
Welfare States and Immigrant Rights: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012)

Best Chapter Award
Award for best chapter on migration and/or citizenship published (i.e., printed) in the previous calendar year.

 Ayelet Shachar, University of Toronto
"Citizenship" pp. 1002-1019 in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law, edited by Michel Rosenfeld and András Sajó. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Best Dissertation Award
Award for best dissertation on migration and/or citizenship accepted in the previous calendar year.

 John O'Keefe, George Washington University
"From Legal Rights to Citizens' Rights and Non-Citizen Penalties: Migrant Influence, Naturalization, and the Growth of National Power over Foreign Migrants in the Early American Republic" Submitted to the History Department at the George Washington University
 Honorable Mention
Luicy Pedroza, Freie Universität Berlin
"Citizenship before Nationality: How Democracies Redefine Citizenship by Debating the Extension of Voting Rights to Settled Migrants" Submitted to the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences at Bremen University

African Politics Conference Group

Best Graduate Student Paper
The APCG-African Affairs Best Graduate Student Paper Award Committee seeks nominations for the 2013/14 award. The award carries a cash prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics.

 Amanda Robinson, Stanford University
"Nationalism and Inter-Ethnic Trust: Evidence from an African Border Region"
 Honorable Mention
Manuela Travaglianti, New York University
"Violent Out-Bidding: Violence against Co-Ethnics in Burundi’s 2010 Elections"
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