Organized Section 17: David Easton Award

Foundations of Political Thought Section Award Recipients

David Easton Award
The David Easton Award is given for a book that broadens the horizons of contemporary political science by engaging issues of philosophical significance in political life through any of a variety of approaches in the social sciences and humanities.

2017  Margaret Kohn, The Death and Life of the Urban Commonwealth (New York: Oxford
University Press, 2016
2016  Patrick Wolfe, past university affiliations include: University of Melbourne, Victoria University and La Trobe University
Traces of History:  Elementary Structures of Race. Verso 2015 
2015  Michael Shapiro, University of Hawaii at Mānoa

War Crimes, Atrocity, and Justice. Polity Press, 2015.

2015  Joan Cocks, Mount Holyoke College 
On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions. Bloomsbury, 2014
2014 Joseph Carens, University of Toronto
The Ethics of Immigration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
2014 Honorable Mention
Philip Petit, Princeton University
On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2012
2013 Tracy B Strong, UCSD Distinguished Professor emeritus / Professor. University of Southampton (UK)
Politics without Vision: ‘Thinking without a Banister’ in the Twentieth Century (Chicago)

2012 Bonnie Honig, Northwestern University
Emergency Politics:  Paradox, Law, Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2011)
2012 Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley
Walled States, Waning Sovereignty (Zone Books, 2010)
2011 Joseph Schwartz, Temple University
The Future of Democratic Equality: Rebuilding Social Solidarity in a Fragmented America
2010 George Shulman, New York University
American Prophecy: Race and Redemption in American Political Culture
2009 Carol Gould, George Mason University
Globalizing Democracy (Cambridge University Press)
2007 Quentin Skinner
Visions of Politics (Three Volumes), Cambridge University Press, 2002
2006 Henry Richardson, Georgetown University
Democratic Autonomy: Public Reasoning about the Ends of Policy (Oxford University Press, 2003)
2005 Ira Katznelson, Columbia University
"Desolation and Enlightenment. Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism and the Holocaust" (Columbia University Press, 2003)
2004 Scott Althaus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Collective Preferences in Democratic Politics: Opinion Surveys and the Will of the People (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
2003 Sheldon Wolin
Tocqueville Between Two Worlds: The Making of Political and Theoretical Life. (Princeton University Press 2001)
2002 Nancy Rosenblum, Harvard University
Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America
2001 Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History
2000 Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University
Facing the American Dream: Race, Class, and the Soul of the Nation (Princeton University Press, 1999)
1999 David Laitin, Stanford University
Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Cornell University Press, 1998)
1998 Robert Putnam, Harvard University
Making Democracy Work (Princeton University Press, 1993)
1997 Jürgen Habermas
Between Facts and Norms (MIT Press 1996)