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The Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize

The Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize is awarded to the best book in legislative studies published in 2013. 

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. 

Nominations must have a 2013 copyright date, and a copy of the book must be sent to each member of the selection committee. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2014.

The committee for this year:

        Lynda Powell (chair), Department of Political Science, Harkness Hall 324, PO Box 270146, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627-0146. Phone: 585-275-3144. Email: [email protected]

        Jonathan Slapin, Department of Political Science, Room 447, Phillip G. Hoffman Hall, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3011. Phone: 713-743-3905. Email: [email protected]

        Daniel Butler, Department of Political Science, Yale University, PO Box 208209, New Haven, CT 06520-8209. Phone: 203-432-6292. Email: [email protected]

     

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Previous Winners of the Fenno Prize

 

2013

Lynda Powell

2012

Lanny Martin and Georg Vanberg

2011

Gregory Koger

2010

Frances Lee

2009

Damon M. Cann

2008

Simon Hix, Abdul Noury, and Gerard Roland

2007

Gregory Wawro and Eric Schickler

2006

Tracy Sulkin

2005

Diana Evans

2004

Sarah Binder

2003  

John Huber and Charles Shipan

2002

Eric Schickler

2001

Charles M. Cameron

2000

David T. Canon

1999

Keith Krehbiel

1998

David C. King

1997

Richard L. Hall

1996

John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse

1995

Chandler Davidson and Bernard Grofman

1994

Gary Cox and Matthew McCubbins

1993

Frank Sorauf

1992

Keith Krehbiel

1991

R. Douglas Arnold

1990

Barbara Sinclair

1989

David Brady

1988

Bruce Cain, John Ferejohn, and Morris Fiorina

1987

No award given

1986

Gerhard Loewenberg, Samuel C. Patterson, Malcolm E. Jewell

 

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2013 Winner

 

The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures, by Lynda Powell, University of Rochester. Published by University of Michigan Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

Lanny Martin Rice University

Michael Minta, University of Missouri

Bruce Oppenheimer, Vanderbilt University


 

2012 Winner

 

Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance by Lanny Martin, Rice University, and Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Published by Oxford University Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

Gregory Koger (chair), University of Miami

Brian F. Crisp, Washington University

Cherie Maestas, Florida State University

 


 

2011 Winner

 

Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate. Written by Gregory Koger, University of Miami. Published by University of Chicago Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

Frances Lee (chair), University of Maryland

Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Lynda Powell, University of Rochester


 

2010 Winner

 

Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate. Written by Frances Lee, University of Maryland, College Park. Published by University of Chicago Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

Damon M. Cann (chair), Utah State University

Linda L. Fowler, Dartmouth College

C. Lawrence Evans, College of William and Mary


2009 Winner

Sharing the Wealth: Member Contributions and the Exchange Theory of Party Influence in the U.S. House of Representatives. Written by Damon M. Cann, Utah State University. Published by SUNY Press.

Selection Committee Members:

Kenneth A. Shepsle (chair), Harvard University

Sarah Binder, George Washington University

Simon Hix, London School of Economics and Political Science


2008 Winner

Democratic Politics in the European Parliament.  Written by Simon Hix, Abdul Noury, and Gerard Roland. Published by Cambridge University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Gregory Wawro (chair),  Columbia University
Bryan D. Jones, University of Washington, Seattle

Barbara Sinclair, University of California, Los Angeles


2007 Winner

Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the U.S. Senate.  Written by Gregory Wawro, Columbia University, and Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley. Published by Princeton University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Tracy Sulkin (chair),  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne
Burdett Loomis, University of Kansas

Thomas Remington, Emory University

 


 2006 Winner

Issue Politics in Congress.  Written by Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne. Published by Cambridge University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Diana Evans (chair),  Yale University
Andrew J. Taylor, North Carolina State University

William T. Bianco, Pennsylvania State University

 


2005 Winner
Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects to Build Majority Coalitions in Congress.  Written by Diana Evans, Trinity College. Published by Cambridge University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Sarah Binder (chair), George Washington University
Scott Adler, University of Colorado
Gary Cox, University of California - San Diego



2004 Winner
Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock.  Written by Sarah Binder, George Washington UniversityPublished by Brookings Institution Press.

Selection Committee Members:

Patricia A. Hurley (chair), Texas A&M University
Charles Shipan, University of Iowa
Christopher J. Deering
, George Washington University


2003 Winner
Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy.  Written by John Huber, Columbia University, and Charles Shipan, University of IowaPublished by Cambridge University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Eric Schickler (chair)
Scott Mainwaring
Katherine Tate


2002 Winner
Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress.  Written by Eric Schickler, University of California - Berkeley.  Published by Princeton University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Charles M. Cameron (chair)
Roger H. Davidson
Elaine K. Swift


 

2001 Winner
Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power.   Written by Charles M. Cameron, Columbia University.  Published by Cambridge University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
David Canon (chair), University of Wisconsin at Madison
Gary Cox, University of California at San Diego
Barbara Sinclair, University of California at Los Angeles



2000 Winner
Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of Black Majority Districts.  Written by David T. Canon, University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Published by University of Chicago Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Keith Krehbiel (chair), Stanford University
Christine DeGregorio, American University
Larry Dodd, University of Florida


1999 Winner
Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking.  Written by Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University.  Published by University of Chicago Press.

Selection Committee Members:
David King (chair), Harvard University
Jon Bond, Texas A&M University
Jim Garand, Louisiana State University


1998 Winner
Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction. Written by David C. King, Harvard University.  Published by University of Chicago Press.

Selection Committee Members:
**Rick Hall (chair), University of Michigan
Jeffrey Talbert, University of Kentucky at Lexington
Garry Young, University of Missouri at Columbia

**recused himself from the selection process


1997 Winner
Participation in Congress.  Written by Richard L. Hall, University of Michigan.  Published by Yale University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Elisabeth Theiss-Morse (chair), University of Nebraska at Lincoln
David Canon, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Wendy J. Schiller, Brown University


1996 Winner
Congress as Public Enemy.  Written by John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  Published by Cambridge University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Bernard Grofman
Susan Hammond
Lawrence Evans


1995 Winner
Quiet Revolution in the South.  Written by Chandler Davidson, Rice University, and Bernard Grofman, University of California-IrvinePublished by Princeton University Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Gary W. Cox
Bruce Oppenheimer
Sue Thomas


1994 Winner
Legislative Leviathan: Party Government in the House.  Written by Gary Cox and Matthew McCubbins, University of California-San DiegoPublished by University of California Press.

Selection Committee Members:
Frank J. Sorauf (chair)
Brian D. Humes
Charles Stewart III


1993 Winner
Inside Campaign Finance, written by Frank Sorauf, University of Minnesota.  Published by Yale University Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

Keith Krehbiel (chair)

Christopher Deering

Burdett A. Loomis


 

1992 Winner
Information and Legislative Organization.  Written by Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University.  Published by University of Michigan Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

R. Douglas Arnold (chair)

Bruce Cain

Peverill Squire


 

1991 Winner
The Logic of Congressional Action.  Written by R. Douglas Arnold, Princeton University.  Published by Yale University Press.

 


 

1990 Winner
The Transformation of the U.S. Senate.  Written by Barbara Sinclair, University of California-RiversidePublished by Johns Hopkins University Press.

 


1989 Winner
Critical Elections and National Policymaking.  Written by David Brady.  Published by Stanford University Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

Nancy Zingale

Demetrios Caraley

Gary King


1988 Winner
The Personal Vote: Constituency Srvice and Electoral IndependenceWritten by Bruce Cain, John Ferejohn, and Morris FiorinaPublished by Harvard University Press.

 

Selection Committee Members:

Morris Fiorina

Gerhard Lowenberg


1987 -- No award given


1986 Winner
The Handbook of Legislative Research.  Written by Gerard Hoewenberg, Samuel C. Patterson, and Malcolm E. Jewell.  Published by Harvard University Press.

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