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European Politics and Society Section Award Recipients

More on the European Politics and Society section

Best Article Award
Best Book Award
Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award
Best Paper Award
Peter Mair Award


Best Article Award

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

2020 Rahsaan Maxwell, University of North Carolina
Cosmopolitan Immigration Attitudes in Large European Cities: Contextual or Compositional Effects. American Review of Political Science.
2019 Melissa Carlson, University of California, Berkeley
“Rumors and Refugees: How Government-Created Information Vacuums Undermine Effective Crisis Management.” International Studies Quarterly 62(3): 671-685.
2019 Laura Jakli, University of California, Berkeley
“Rumors and Refugees: How Government-Created Information Vacuums Undermine Effective Crisis Management.” International Studies Quarterly 62(3): 671-685.
2019 Katerina Linos, University of California, Berkeley
“Rumors and Refugees: How Government-Created Information Vacuums Undermine Effective Crisis Management.” International Studies Quarterly 62(3): 671-685.
2019 Honorable Mention
Paul Castañeda Dower, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2019 Honorable Mention
Evgeny Finkel, Johns Hopkins University
“Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s Great Reforms.” American Political Science Review 112(1): 125-147.
2019 Honorable Mention
Scott Gehlbach, University of Chicago
“Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s Great Reforms.” American Political Science Review 112(1): 125-147.
2019 Honorable Mention
Steven Nafziger, Williams College
“Collective Action and Representation in Autocracies: Evidence from Russia’s Great Reforms.” American Political Science Review 112(1): 125-147.
2018 Christopher Wratil, Harvard University
“Government Responsiveness in the European Union: Evidence from Council Voting.” Comparative Political Studies 50(6): 850–876.
2018 Sara B. Hobolt, London School of Economics
“Government Responsiveness in the European Union: Evidence from Council Voting.” Comparative Political Studies 50(6): 850–876.
2018 Sara Hagemann, London School of Economics
“Government Responsiveness in the European Union: Evidence from Council Voting.” Comparative Political Studies 50(6): 850–876.
2017  Lisa Blaydes, Stanford University
"The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration, and Political Development in Medieval Europe." International Organization 70(3).
2017  Christopher Paik, NYU Abu Dhabi
"The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration, and Political Development in Medieval Europe." International Organization 70(3). 
2017  Robert Braun, Northwestern University
"Religious Minorities and Resistacne to Genocide: The Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust" American Political Science Review 110(1).
2016  Evgeny Finkel, George Washington University
"Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia’s Emancipation of the Serfs," Comparative Political Studies, 2015, Vol. 48 (8), 984–1019. 
2016  Scott Gehlbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia’s Emancipation of the Serfs," Comparative Political Studies, 2015, Vol. 48 (8), 984–1019. 
2016  Tricia D. Olsen, University of Denver
"Does Reform Prevent Rebellion? Evidence from Russia’s Emancipation of the Serfs," Comparative Political Studies, 2015, Vol. 48 (8), 984–1019.
2015  Lenka Bustikova, Arizona State University
“Revenge of the Radical Right” Comparative Political Studies 47:12 October 2014 pp.1738-1765 
2014 Rafaela Dancygier, Princeton University
Sectorial Economics, Economics Contexts, and Attitudes Toward Immigration (The Journal of Politics 75(1), January 2013, pp.17-35)
2014 Michael Donnelly, European University Institute
Sectorial Economics, Economics Contexts, and Attitudes Toward Immigration (The Journal of Politics 75(1), January 2013, pp.17-35)
2013 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

2020

Co-Winner
Robert Braun, University of California, Berkeley
Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust. Cambridge University Press

2020

Co-Winner
Jelena Subotic, Georgia State University
Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism. Cornell University Press.

2019 Jennifer Fitzgerald, University of Colorado Boulder
Close to Home: Local Ties and Voting Radical Right in Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 
2019 Honorable Mention
Zsofia Barta, The State University of New York at Albany
In the Red: The Politics of Public Debt Accumulation in Developed Countries. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018.
2018 Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
“Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy.” Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2017  Zeynep Bulutgil, Tufts University
The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2016. 
2016  Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan
Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy. Princeton University Press, 2015
2015  Kathleen Thelen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity. Cambridge University Press, 2014 
2015  Sara Goodman, University of California, Irvine
Immigration and Membership Politics in Western Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2014 
2014 Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Democracy and the Politics of Electoral System Choice (Cambridge University Press)
2013 Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Political Geography of Inequality: Regions and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
2012 David Stasavage, New York University
States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Politics (Princeton University Press, 2011)
2010 Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe
2010 Mareike Kleine, London School of Economics
All Roads Lead Away From Rome. A Liberal Theory of International Regimes
2009 Raymond Duch, University of Oxford
The Economic Vote (Cambridge University Press 2008)
2007 Julia Lynch, University of Pennsylvania
Age in the Welfare State: The Origins of Social Spending on Pensioners, Workers, and Children
2007 Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism
2006 Giovanni Capoccia, University of Oxford
Defending Democracy: Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)
2006 Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Capitalism, Democracy, and Welfare (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
2005 Chip Gagnon, Ithaca College
The Myth of Ethnic War: Serbia and Croatia in the 1990s. (Cornell University Press, 2004).
2004 Marc Howard, Georgetown University
The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
2004 Honorable Mention
Isabela Mares, Stanford University
"The Politics of Social Risk" (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
2004 Honorable Mention
Margaret Kohn, University of Florida, Gainesville
"Radical Space" (Cornell University Press, 2003)
2003 Mark Beissinger, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of Soviet State (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
2001 Stefano Bartolini
The Political Mobilization of the European Left, 1860-1980: The Class Cleavage (Cambridge University Press 2000)

 


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.

2020 Maayan Mor, University of Wisconsin
"Rethinking the Origins of Electoral Cleavages: How States Create Cleavages Through Policies?"
2020 Honorable Mention
Tommaso Pavone, Princeton University
"The Ghostwriters: Lawyers and the Politics Behind the Judicial Construction of Europe"
 
2019 Andreas Wiedemann, Princeton University
"Indebted Societies: Modern Labor Markets, Social Policy, and Everyday Borrowing." PhD diss., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
2019 Honorable Mention
Martijn Mos, University of Leiden
"Normative Ties That Bind? Contesting National and Sexual Minority Rights in a Post-Enlargement Europe."
2019 Honorable Mention
Elsa Massoc, Goethe University Frankfurt
"Banking on States? The Divergent Trajectories of European Finance after the Crisis." PhD diss., University of California, Berkeley.
2018 Volha Charnysh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Migration, Diversity and Economic Development: Post-WWII Displacement in Poland.”
2018 Honorable Mention
Marie De Somer, European Policy Center
T“Autonomy from Precedent: A Longitudinal Analysis of the EU Court of Justice’s Case Law on Family Reunification Immigration.”
2017  Robert Braun, Northwestern University
"Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: Christian Protection of Jews In The Low Countries During The Holocaust" Cornell University, 2016.
2017  Honorable Mention
Osman Balkan, Swarthmore College
Death on The Move: Burial, Repatriation, and The Politics of Belonging Among Muslims in Germany" University of Pennsylvania, 2016.
2016  Dawn Langan Teele, University of Pennsylvania 
"The logic of women's enfranchisement: A comparative study of the United States, France, and the United Kingdom" Yale University, 2015
2015  Scott F. Abramson, Princeton University
“The Economic Origins of the Territorial State.” 
2014 Amanda Garrett, Harvard University
"When Cities Fight Back"
2013 MaryBeth Altier, Pennsylvania State University
"Voting for Violence"
2012 Jordan Gans-Morse, Northwestern University
Building Property Rights: Capitalists and the Demand for Law in Post-Soviet Russia (Completed at the University of California, Berkeley; advised by John Zysman)
2011 Quinton Mayne, Princeton University
"The Satisfied Citizen: Participation, Influence, and Public Perception of Democratic Performance"
2009 Timo Weishaupt, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"The Emergence of a New Labor Market Policy Paradigm? Analyzing Continuity and Change in an Integrating Europe"
2006 Deborah Boucoyannis, Harvard University
"Land, Courts, and Parliaments: The Hidden Sinews of Power in the Emergence of Constitutionalism"
2005 Uwe Puetter, Central European University
"The Eurogroup as a Forum for Informal Deliberation Among Ministers," defended at Queens University, Belfast
2004 Conor O'Dwyer, University of California, Berkeley
"Runaway State-Building: How Parties Shape States in Post-Communist Eastern Europe," 2003
2004 Honorable Mention
Riccardo Pelizzo, Johns Hopkins University
"Cartel Parties and Cartel Party Systems"
2004 Honorable Mention
Gail McElroy, University of Rochester
"In Pursuit of Party Discipline: Committees and Cohesion in the European Parliament"
2003   Daniel Ziblatt, University of California, Berkeley
"Constructing a Federal State: Poitical Development, Path Dependence, and the Origins of Federalism in Modern Europe, 1815-1871"

 


Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award is given for the best paper presented at a panel sponsored by the section at the most recent meeting

2020 Isabela Mares, Yale University
"From Religious Violence to Political Compromise: The Historical Origins of Institutional Trust"
2020

Ahmed Ezzeldin Mohamed, Columbia University
"From Religious Violence to Political Compromise: The Historical Origins of Institutional Trust"

2020

Honorable Mention
Albana Shehaj, Harvard University
"Backsliding in a Landslide: How EU’s Fiscal Distributions Empower Corrupt Governments"

2019 Jane Gingrich, University of Oxford
“Integrative Institutions and Mainstream Party Collapse: The Regional Context.”
2019 Julia Lynch, University of Pennsylvania
“Integrative Institutions and Mainstream Party Collapse: The Regional Context.”
2018 Mark Blyth, Brown University
“When Is It Rational to Learn the Wrong Lessons? Technocratic Authority, Social Learning, and Euro Fragility.” Perspectives on Politics 16(1): 110–126.
2018 Matthias Matthijs, Johns Hopkins University 
“When Is It Rational to Learn the Wrong Lessons? Technocratic Authority, Social Learning, and Euro Fragility.” Perspectives on Politics 16(1): 110–126.
2017 Alexander Reisenbichler, George Washington University
"The Politics of Entrenchment: Growth Models and Housing Finance in the United States and Germany."
2016  Stanislav Markus, University of Chicago
“Big Business and the Politics of Wealth Defense: The Case of Ukrainian Oligarchs”
2016  Volha Charnysh, Harvard University
“Big Business and the Politics of Wealth Defense: The Case of Ukrainian Oligarchs”
2016  Daphne Halikiopoulou, University of Reading
“Risks, Costs and Labour Markets: Explaining Cross-National Patterns of Far Right Party Success in European Parliament Elections.”
2016  Tim Vlandas, University of Reading
“Risks, Costs and Labour Markets: Explaining Cross-National Patterns of Far Right Party Success in European Parliament Elections.”
2015  Mary Beth Altier, New York University
"Voting for Violence: Explaining Support for Paramilitary Parties at the Polls" 
2012 Christilla Roederer-Rynning, Syddansk Universitet
Bringing Co-Decision to Agriculture: A Hard Case of Parliamentarization
2012 Frank Schimmelfennig, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Bringing Co-Decision to Agriculture: A Hard Case of Parliamentarization
2009 Peter Hall, Harvard University
"The Social Sources of the gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health"
2009 Lucy Barnes, Harvard University
"The Social Sources of the Gradient: A Cross-National Analysis of the Pathways Linking Social Class to Population Health"
2009 Laura Langer, University of Arizona
"To Join or Not to Join the Chief Justice: Associate Justices and Separate Opinion Behavior"
2009 Gabriel Sanchez, University of New Mexico
"To Join or Not to Join the Chief Justice: Associate Justices and Separate Opinion Behavior"
2007 Mark Kayser, University of Rochester
Performance Pressure: Patterns of Partisanship and the Economic Vote
2007 Christopher Wlezien, Temple University
Performance Pressure: Patterns of Partisanship and the Economic Vote
2006 Milada Vachudova, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Democratization and the Leverage of International Actors: Illiberal Regimes and the European Union"
2004 Anna Grzymala-Busse, Yale University
"Party Competition and the Pace of State Reform"
2004 Honorable Mention
Bonnie Meguid, University of Rochester
"The Critical Role of Non-Proximal Parties in Electoral Competition: Evidence from France"
2003 Bo Rothstein, Goteborg University
" How Political Institutions Create and Destroy Social Capital: An Institutional Theory of Generalized Trust"
2003 Dietlind Stolle, McGill University
" How Political Institutions Create and Destroy Social Capital: An Institutional Theory of Generalized Trust"
2002 Michael Bernhard, Pennsylvania State University
"Democratization in Germany: A Reappraisal"
2001 Tanja Boerzel, European University Institute, Florence
"When Europe Hits Home: Europeanization and Domestic Change"
2001 Thomas Risse, European University Institute, Florence
"When Europe Hits Home: Europeanization and Domestic Change"
 

Peter Mair Award

The Peter Mair Memorial Award will fund the travel of two young scholars to attend the APSA meeting. Named in memory of Professor Peter Mair, one of the foremost scholars of European politics, the award is meant explicitly to enable young scholars of European politics without adequate funding to present a paper in one of the panels organized by the EPS section. 

2019 Adrián del Río, European University Institute
“Office Insecurity and Elite Defections in Electoral Autocracies.”
2019 Yvonni Markaki, University of Oxford
“Fiscal Impacts of Immigration in the EU: Does Reality Shape Perception?”
2018  Dragana Svraka, University of Florida
“Effects of Collective Ethnic Rights in Europe: Accommodation vs. Confrontation.”