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Political Networks Section Award Recipients

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The Political Ties Award
Best Book Award
Best Conference Paper Award
John Sprague Award
Best Poster Award
Career Achievement Award in Political Networks


The Political Ties Award

This award is given to the best article published on political networks. 

2018 Donald DeBats, Flinders University
“It’s Not Just What You Have, but Who You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections.” American Political Science Review.
2018 Matthew T. Pietryka, Florida State University
“It’s Not Just What You Have, but Who You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections.” American Political Science Review.
2017 Gregory Koger, University of Miami
“Financing Friends: How Lobbyists Create a Web of Relationships among Members of Congress.” Interest Groups & Advocacy 5 (3): 224–62.
2017 Jennifer Nicoll Victor, George Mason University
“Financing Friends: How Lobbyists Create a Web of Relationships among Members of Congress.” Interest Groups & Advocacy 5 (3): 224–62.
2016  Skyler J. Cranmer, The Ohio State University
"Kantian fractionalization predicts the conflict propensity of the international system,"Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Vol. 112, No. 38). 
2016  Elizabeth J. Menninga, University of Iowa
"Kantian fractionalization predicts the conflict propensity of the international system,"Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Vol. 112, No. 38). 
2016  Peter J. Mucha, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Kantian fractionalization predicts the conflict propensity of the international system,"Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Vol. 112, No. 38). 
2015  Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth University
"Connecting the Candidates: Consultant Networks and the Diffusion of Campaign Strategy in American Congressional Elections.” American Journal of Political Science Volume 59, Issue 2, 292-308 
2015  Jacob Montgomery, Washington University in St. Louis
"Connecting the Candidates: Consultant Networks and the Diffusion of Campaign Strategy in American Congressional Elections.” American Journal of Political Science Volume 59, Issue 2, 292-308 
2014 Sarah Parkinson, University of Chicago
"Organizing Rebellion: Rethinking High-Risk Mobilization and Social Networks in War," American Political Science Review, 107: 418-432

 


Best Book Award

Awarded on a biennial basis to the best book published on political networks in a two year period 

2017  Navid Hassanpour, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Leading from the Periphery and Network Collective Action. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2017  Honorable Mention
Mario Diani, Universityof Trento
The Cement of Civil Society: Studying Networks in Localities. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
2017 Honorable Mention
Philip Leifeld, University of Glasgow
Policy Debates as Dynamic Networks. Campus Verlag and University of Chicago Press, 2016.
2015 Jennifer Hadden, University of Maryland, College Park
Networks in Contention: The Divisive Politics of Climate Change. Cambridge University Press

 


Best Conference Paper Award

This award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a faculty person delivered at a political science conference in the previous year.

2018 Anand E. Sokhey, University of Colorado at Boulder
“Social Dominance Orientations, Gender, and the Engagement Gap in American Politics.”
2018 Amanda Friesen, Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis
“Social Dominance Orientations, Gender, and the Engagement Gap in American Politics.”
2018 Paul Djupe, Denison University
“Social Dominance Orientations, Gender, and the Engagement Gap in American Politics.”
2017 Pablo Querubin, New York University
“Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition."
2017 Julien Labonne, University of Oxford
“Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition."
2017 Cesi Cruz, University of British Columbia
“Village Social Network Structures and Electoral Competition."
2016  Jennifer M. Larson, New York University
"Ethnic Networks." APSA Annual Meeting 2015 
2016  Janet I. Lewis, U.S. Naval Academy
"Ethnic Networks." APSA Annual Meeting 2015 
2015  Philip Leifeld, University of Konstanz
"A Theoretical and Performance-Based Comparison of the Temporal Exponential Random Graph Model (TERGM) and the Stochastic Actor-Oriented Model (SAOM).” Presented at the 2014 Political Networks Conference 
2015  Skyler J. Cranmer, The Ohio State University
"A Theoretical and Performance-Based Comparison of the Temporal Exponential Random Graph Model (TERGM) and the Stochastic Actor-Oriented Model (SAOM).” Presented at the 2014 Political Networks Conference 
2014 Casey Klofstad, University of Miami
"Exposure to Political Discussion is Associated with Higher Rates of Political Participation Over Time." Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the APSA Political Networks Section, Bloomington, IN

 


John Sprague Award

This award is given annually to the best paper on political networks presented by a graduate student delivered at a political science conference in the previous year. There is a fund that supports this award and the award includes a cash award that comes from the fund.

2018 Joshua McCrain, Emory University
“Revolving Door Lobbyists and the Value of Congressional Staff Connections.” Journal of Politics.
2017 Sijia Yang, University of Pennsylvania
“Candidates News Coverage and Electoral Success: A Semantic Networks Perspective.”
2017 Dror Walter, University of Pennsylvania
“Candidates News Coverage and Electoral Success: A Semantic Networks Perspective.”
2016  Mia Costa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sharing Constituencies: Polarization and Representation in the Extended Party Network." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2016 
2015  Jungmoo Woo, University of Kentucky
"The Oil Trade Network and Democratization.” Presented at the MPSA 2014 and ISA 2014 
2014 Franziska Keller, New York University
"Networks of Power: A Social Network Analysis of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, 1982-2006." Presented at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting

 


Best Poster Award

This award is given annually at the Political Networks Conference and is awarded to the best posters on political networks.

2018 Best Methodological Poster Award
Benjamin Campbell,
Ohio State University
“Detecting Heterogeneity and Inferring Latent Roles in Longitudinal Networks using the Ego-TERGM.”
2018 Best Substantive Poster Award
Andrew Fox,
University of Oklahoma
Strings of Traitors: Networks and the Contagion of Violence in Khmer Rouge Era Cambodia.”

 


Career Achievement Award in Political Networks

The Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association calls for nominations for the inaugural presentation of The Career Achievement Award in Political Networks.  This award is given to a scholar who has made major contributions that have had a long-term impact on the study of political networks.  

2018 Mike Ward, Duke University
2018  Robert Huckfeldt, University of California, Davis
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