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Alan Rosenthal Prize
Carl Albert Dissertation Award
CQ Press Award
Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award
Richard F. Fenno Prize
Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award
Emerging Scholar Award


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.

2018 Ruth Bloch Rubin, University of Chicago
Building the Bloc: Intrapraty Organization in the US Congress. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2017  Tiffany D. Barnes, University of Kentucky
Gendering Legislative Behavior. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
2016  James M. Curry, University of Utah
Legislating in the Dark. University of Chicago Press, 2015.
2014 Nicholas Carnes, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making. University of Chicago Press, 2013
2013 Kristin Kanthak, University of Pittsburgh
The Diversity Paradox: Political Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America (Oxford University Press)
2013 George Krause, University of Pittsburgh
The Diversity Paradox: Political Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America (Oxford University Press)
2012 Vineeta Yadav, Pennsylvania State University
Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries (Oxford University Press, 2011)
2011 Kristina Miler, University of Maryland, College Park
Constituency Representation in Congress
2010 David Parker, Montana State University
"Making a Good Impression: Resource Allocation, Home Styles and Washington Work."
2010 Craig Goodman, Texas Tech University
"Making a Good Impression: Resource Allocation, Home Styles and Washington Work"
2009 Christopher Berry, University of Chicago
"Piling On: Multilevel Government and the Fiscal Common Pool,"’ American Journal of Political Science, October 2008
2008 David Primo, University of Rochester
Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions, University of Chicago Press.
2007 Nancy Martorano Miller, University of Dayton
Balancing Power: Committee System Autonomy and Legislative Organization
2006 Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Issue Politics in Congress (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2005 Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
Term Limits and the Dismantling of State Legislative Professionalism (Cambridge University Press)
2004 Yusaku Horiuchi, The Australian National University
"Reapportionment and Redistribution: Consequences of Electoral Reform in Japan" (American Journal of Political Science, October 2003)
2004 Jun Saito, Yale University
The Australian National University, "Reapportionment and Redistribution: Consequences of Electoral Reform in Japan" (American Journal of Political Science, October 2003)
2003 Scott Adler, University of Colorado-Boulder
"Why Congressional Reforms Fall: Reelection and the House Committee System" (University of Chicago Press, 2002)

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.

2018 Alison W. Craig, University of Texas at Austin
"Crafting a Broad Appeal: Congressional Audiences and Policy Collaboration in the Modern Legislature." Ohio State University.
2017  Michelle Whyman, Duke University
"The Roots of Legislative Durability: How Information, Deliberation, and Compromise Create Laws that Last." University of Texas at Austin.
2016  Molly E. Reynolds, Brookings Institution
"Exceptions to the Rule: Majoritarian Procedures and Majority Party Power in the U.S. Senate." University of Michigan, 2015. 
2014 Eitan Tzelgov, Pennsylvania State University
"Words as Weapons: Opposition Rhetoric and Partisan Strategy."
2014 Honorable Mention
David Willumsen, European University Institute - Florence
"Party, Preferences & Pragmatic Fidelity: Explaining Voting Unity in European Legislatures."
2013 Nicholas Carnes, Duke University
"By the Upper Class, For the Upper Class? Representational Inequality and Economic Policymaking in the United States"
2012 James Curry, University of Utah
Information Control: Leadership Power in the U.S. House of Representatives (Completed at University of Maryland; advised by Frances E. Lee)
2011 Amber Wichowsky, Yale University
"The Competition Cure? The Consequences of Completive Congressional Elections"
2010 Patrick Egan, New York University
"Issue Ownership and Representation in American Politics"
2009 Tom Clark, Princeton University
"The Politics of Judicial Independence: Court Curbing and the Separation of Powers"
2006 Kathryn Pearson, University of California, Berkeley
"Party Discipline in the Contemporary Congress: Rewarding Loyalty in Theory and Practice"
2005 Robert Van Houweling, Harvard University
"Legislators' Personal Policy Preferences and Partisan Legislative Organization"
2005 Gail McElroy, Trinity College
"In Pursuit of Party Discipline: Committees and Cohesion in the European Parliament"
2004 Christian Grose, University of Rochester
"Beyond the Vote: A Theory of Black Representation in Congress" (Supervisor: Harold Stanley)
2002 Deborah Brooks, Yale University
"When Candidates Attack: The Effects of negative Campaigning on Voter Turnout in Senate Elections"
2001 Michele Swers, Harvard University
"From the Year of the Woman to the Republican Ascendency: Evaluating the Policy Impact of Women in Congress"

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

2018 Olle Folke, Uppsala University
"The ballot rank hierarchy and the irrelevance if marginal seats: Party nomination strategies in closed and flexible PR."
2018 Johanna Rickne, Stockholm University
"The ballot rank hierarchy and the irrelevance if marginal seats: Party nomination strategies in closed and flexible PR."
2016  Boris Shor, Georgetown University
"Unequal Incomes, Ideology and Gridlock: How Rising Inequality Increases Political Polarization."
2016  Nolan McCarty, Princeton University
"Unequal Incomes, Ideology and Gridlock: How Rising Inequality Increases Political Polarization."
2016 John Voorheis, University of Oregon
"Unequal Incomes, Ideology and Gridlock: How Rising Inequality Increases Political Polarization."
2014 Jeffery Jenkins, University of Virginia
"On Measuring Legislative Agenda Setting Power"
2014 Nathan Monroe, University of California, Merced
"On Measuring Legislative Agenda Setting Power"
2013 Charles Finocchiaro, University of South Carolina
"From Wild Horses to Work Horses: Electoral System Reform and Legislative Entrepreneurship in the House of Representatives."
2013 Scott MacKenzie, University of California, Davis
"From Wild Horses to Work Horses: Electoral System Reform and Legislative Entrepreneurship in the House of Representatives."
2012 Michael Brady, Denison University
An Indelible Imprint? Assessing the Evolution of Racial Politics in Shaping Conflict in Congress during the Civil Rights Era
2012 Daniel Lee, Michigan State University
An Indelible Imprint? Assessing the Evolution of Racial Politics in Shaping Conflict in Congress during the Civil Rights Era
2012 Eric Gonzalez Juenke, Michigan State University
An Indelible Imprint? Assessing the Evolution of Racial Politics in Shaping Conflict in Congress during the Civil Rights Era
2011 Sean Theriault, University of Texas, Austin
"The Gingrich Senators and Their Effect on the U.S. Senate"
2011 David Rohde, Duke University
"The Gingrich Senators and Their Effect on the U.S. Senate"
2010 Christian Grose, Vanderbilt University
"Priming Rationality: A Theory and Field Experiment of Participation in Legislatures."
2009 Alexander Hirsch, Stanford University
Policy R&D and Legislative Organization
2009 Kenneth Shotts, Stanford University
Policy R&D and Legislative Organization
2006 R. Brian Law, University of California, Los Angeles
"Declining Fortunes: Institutional Change and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-2002"
2006 Linda Fowler, Dartmouth College
"Declining Fortunes: Institutional Change and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1947-2002"
2005 Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
"Legislative Responsiveness to Campaign Challenges"
2004 Samuel Kernell, University of California, San Diego
"To Stay, To Quit, or To Move Up: Explaining the Growth of Careerism in the House of Representatives, 1878-1940"
2003 Eric Schickler, University of California at Berkeley
"Where's the Pivot? Obstruction and Lawmaking in the Pre-Cloture Senate"
2003 Gregory Wawro, Columbia University
"Where's the Pivot? Obstruction and Lawmaking in the Pre- Cloture Senate"
2002 Kathryn Pearson, University of California-Berkeley
Legislating in Women's Interests? Congresswomen in the 106th Congress
2001 C. Lawrence Evans, College of William and Mary
"Message Politics: Party Campaigning and Legislative Strategy in Congress"
2000 David Brady, Stanford University
"Strong Parties Revisited, 1870-1930"
2000 Kara Buckley, Stanford University
"Strong Parties Revisited, 1870-1930"
2000 Douglas Rivers, Stanford University
"Strong Parties Revisited, 1870-1930"
1999 Sarah Binder, The Brookings Institution
"Dynamics of Legislative Gridlock"
1998 Eric Lawrence, Tulane University
"Participation in American Politics: The Dynamics of Agenda Building" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983)
1997 Gary Cox, University of California-San Diego
1997 Jonathan Katz, California Institute of Technology
"Incumbency Advantage in U.S. Senate Elections"
1996 John Hibbing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Congress as Public Enemy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
1995 David Brady, Stanford University
Co-Authored with Kara Z. Buckley, Stanford University and Douglas Rivers, Stanford University "The Roots of Careerism in the House of Representatives"
1995 Kara Buckley, Stanford University
"The Roots of Careerism in the House of Representatives"
1995 Douglas Rivers, Stanford University
"The Roots of Careerism in the House of Representatives"
1994 Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Public Enemy: People's Perception of Congress"
1994 John Hibbing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Public Enemy: People's Perception of Congress"
1993 Elisabeth Gerber, California Institute of Technology
"Preference Aggregation and the Effects of Institutions: Comparing Legislative and Direct Ballot Outcomes"
1992 Barbara Sinclair, University of California, Riverside
"The Emergence of Strong Leadership in the 1980's House of Representatives"
1991 Gary Jacobson, University of California, San Diego
"The Persistence of House Democratic Majorities: Structure or Politics?"
1990 Richard Smith, Carnegie-Mellon University
"Interpretation, Pressure and the Stability of Interest Group Influence in the U.S. Congress"
1988 John Hibbing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"Responsiveness in the Senate"
1988 John Alford, Rice University
"Responsiveness in the Senate"

Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award
The Jewell-Loewenberg Paper Award for the best article in the Legislative Studies Quarterly in the previous year.
 
2018 Sarah Anzia, University of California
"Polarization and Policy: The Politics of Public-Sector Pensions." Legislative Studies Quarterly
2018 Terry Moe, Stanford University
"Polarization and Policy: The Politics of Public-Sector Pensions." Legislative Studies Quarterly
2017 Gabriel Lenz, University of California, Berkeley
"Do Open Primaries Improve Representation? An Experimental Test of California's 2012 Top-Two Primary." Legislative Studies Quarterly
2017  Jack Citrin, University of California, Berkeley
"Do Open Primaries Improve Representation? An Experimental Test of California's 2012 Top-Two Primary." Legislative Studies Quarterly
2017  Douglas Ahler, University of California, Berkeley
"Do Open Primaries Improve Representation? An Experimental Test of California's 2012 Top-Two Primary." Legislative Studies Quarterly
2016  Anand Edward Sokhey, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Examining Legislative Cue-Taking in the US Senate." Legislative Studies Quarterly 40(2015):13-53.  
2016  Josh M. Ryan, Utah State University
"Examining Legislative Cue-Taking in the US Senate." Legislative Studies Quarterly 40(2015):13-53. 
2016  Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University
"Examining Legislative Cue-Taking in the US Senate." Legislative Studies Quarterly 40(2015):13-53. 
2014 William Bernhard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Commitment and Consequences: Reneging on Cosponsorship Pledges in the U.S. House."
2014 Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Commitment and Consequences: Reneging on Cosponsorship Pledges in the U.S. House."
2013 Regina Branton, University of North Texas
"Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations" (November 2012 issue)
2013 Erin Cassese, West Virginia University
"Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations" (November 2012 issue)
2013 Bradford Jones, University of California, Davis
"Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations" (November 2012 issue)
2012 Rene Lindstadt, University of Essex
Balancing Competing Demands: Position Taking and Election Proximity and the European Parliament (Legislative Studies Quarterly 36, February 2011)
2012 Jonathan Slapin, University of Houston
Balancing Competing Demands: Position Taking and Election Proximity and the European Parliament (Legislative Studies Quarterly 36, February 2011)
2012 Ryan Vander Wielen, Temple University
Balancing Competing Demands: Position Taking and Election Proximity and the European Parliament (Legislative Studies Quarterly 36, February 2011)
2011 Matthew Levendusky, University of Pennsylvania
"Measuring Aggregate-Level Ideological Heterogeneity"
2011 Jeremy Pope, Brigham Young University
"Measuring Aggregate-Level Ideological Heterogeneity"
2010 Sebastian Saiegh, University of California, San Diego
"Recovering a Basic Space from Elite Surveys: Evidence from Latin America,"
2009 Neil Malhotra, Stanford University
"Disentangling the Relationship between Legislative Professionalism and Government Spending" Legislative Studies Quarterly, August 2008
2007 John Griffin, University of Notre Dame
Senate Apportionment as a Source of Political Inequality
2006 James Druckman, Northwestern University
"Influence Without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation," Legislative Studies Quarterly 30 (4): 529-48
2006 Lanny Martin, Rice University
"Influence Without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation," Legislative Studies Quarterly 30 (4): 529-48
2006 Michael Thies, University of California, Los Angeles
"Influence Without Confidence: Upper Chambers and Government Formation," Legislative Studies Quarterly 30 (4): 529-48
2005 Sarah Binder, George Washington University
"The Limits of Senatorial Courtesy"
2005 Forrest Maltzman, George Washington University
"The Limits of Senatorial Courtesy"
2004 Octavio Amorim Neto, Getulio Vargas Foundation
"The Inefficient Secret Revisited: The Legislative Input and Output of Brazilian Deputies" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, November 2003)
2004 Fabiano Santos, Rio de Janeiro Graduate Research Institute
"The Inefficient Secret Revisited: The Legislative Input and Output of Brazilian Deputies" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, November 2003)
2003 Rory Austin, George Washington University
"Seats That May Not Matter: Testing for Racial Polarization in U.S. City Councils" (Legislative Studies Quarterly, 27, 2002)
2002 Stephen Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll Call Voting" (2001)
2002 James Snyder Jr., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll Call Voting" (2001)
2002 Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"The Effects of Party and Preferences on Congressional Roll Call Voting" (2001)
2001 Benjamin Bishin, University of Miami
"Constituency Influence in Congress: Does Subconstituency Matter?"

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.

2018 Sarah A. Binder, George Washington University/Brookings Institute
"The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve." Princeton University Press, 2017.
2018 Mark Spindel, Potomac River Capital, LLC
"The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve." Princeton University Press, 2017.
2017  Douglas L. Kriner, Brown University
Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power. Princeton University Press, 2016.
2017  Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power. Princeton University Press, 2016.
2016  Sven-Oliver Proksch, McGill University
The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels and Representation.
Cambridge University Press, 2015 
2016  Jonathan B. Slapin, University of Essex
The Politics of Parliamentary Debate: Parties, Rebels and Representation.
Cambridge University Press, 2015
2015  Craig Volden, University of Virginia
Legislative Effectiveness in the US CongressCambridge University Press, 2014 
2015  Alan E. Wiseman, Vanderbilt University
Legislative Effectiveness in the US Congress. Cambridge University Press, 2014 
2014 Justin Grimmer, Stanford University
Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters. Cambridge University Press, 2013
2013 Lynda Powell, University of Rochester
The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures (University of Michigan Press)
2012 Lanny Martin, Rice University
Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance (Oxford University Press, 2011)
2012 Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance (Oxford University Press, 2011)
2011 Gregory Koger, University of Miami
Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate
2010 Frances Lee, University of Maryland-College Park
Beyond Ideology: Politics, Principles, and Partisanship in the U.S. Senate
2009 Damon Cann, Utah State University
Sharing the Wealth: Member Contributions and the Exchange Theory fo Party Influence in the US House of Representatives (SUNY Press, 2008)
2007 Gregory Wawro, Columbia University
Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the U.S. Senate
2007 Eric Schickler, University of California, Berkeley
Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the U.S. Senate
2006 Tracy Sulkin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Issue Politics in Congress (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2005 Diana Evans, Trinity College
Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects To Build Majority Coalitions in Congress (Cambridge University Press).
2004 David Brady, Stanford University
Critical Elections and National Policymaking (Stanford University Press)
2004 Sarah Binder, George Washington University
Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock (Brookings Institution Press, 2003)
2003 John Huber, Columbia University
Co-Authored with Charles R. Shipan, University of Iowa Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
2003 Charles Shipan, University of Iowa
Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
2002 Eric Schickler, University of California at Berkeley
Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and Developmentof the U.S. Congress (Princeton University Press, 2001)
2001 Charles Cameron, Columbia University
Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
2000 David Canon, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Race, Redistricting, and Representation: The Unintended Consequences of Black Majority Districts (University of Chicago Press, 1999)
1999 Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University
Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
1998 David King, Harvard University
Turf Wars: How Congressional Committees Claim Jurisdiction (University of Chicago Press, 1997)
1997 Richard Hall, University of Michigan
Participation in Congress (Yale University Press, 1998)
1996 Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Congress as Public Enemy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
1995 Bernard Grofman, University of California-Irvine
Quiet Revolution in the South (Princeton Univ Press, 1994)
1995 Chandler Davidson, Rice University
Quiet Revolution in the South (Princeton Univ Press, 1994)
1994 Gary Cox, University of California-San Diego
Legislative Leviathan: Party Government in the House (University of California Press, 1993)
1994 Mathew McCubbins, University of California-San Diego
Legislative Leviathan: Party Government in the House (University of California Press, 1993)
1993 Frank Sorauf, University of Minnesota
Inside Campaign Finance (Yale University Press, 1992)
1992 Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University
Information and Legislative Organization (University of Michigan Press, 1991)
1991 R. Arnold, Princeton University
The Logic of Congressional Action (Yale Univ Press, 1992)
1990 Barbara Sinclair, University of California-Riverside
The Transformation of the U.S. Senate (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990)
1988 Bruce Cain
The Personal Vote: Constituency Service and Electoral Independence (Harvard University Press, 1987)
1988 John Ferejohn
The Personal Vote: Constituency Service and Electoral Independence (Harvard University Press, 1987)
1988 Morris Fiorina
The Personal Vote: Constituency Service and Electoral Independence (Harvard University Press, 1987)

 


Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award

The Barbara Sinclair Legacy Award is designed to honor the work of a scholar or set of scholars who have contributed a lifetime of significant scholarship to the study of legislative politics. In the tradition of Professor Sinclair's body of work, recipients of this award will have focused on individual legislative behavior, institutional rules, or the role of party in shaping legislative politics. This award is also intended to recognize scholars who employ a range of methods in their research.

2018  David R. Mayhew, Yale University

 


Emerging Scholar Award

The Emerging Scholar award is designed to recognize a scholar who is no more than 6 years from the year of their PhD who has informed the study of legislative politics through innovative and rigorous scholarship. The recipient of this award will be an individual who has a strong early career publication trajectory, and has presented their work actively at conferences and other public venues.

2018  Tiffany D. Barnes, University of Kentucky
2018 Justin H. Kirkland, University of Houston

 

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