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African Politics Conference Group Section Award Recipients

African Politics Conference Group Award Recipients

More on the African Politics Conference Group section

Best Article Award
Best Book Award
Lynne Rienner Award for Best Disseration
Best Graduate Student Paper


Best Article Award

 

2021 Anne Meng, University of Virginia
“Winning the Game of Thrones: Leadership Succession in Modern Autocracies.” Journal of Conflict Resolution.
2020 Amanda Lea Robinson
“How to close the gender gap in politicalparticipation: Lessons from matrilineal societies in Africa.” Journal of Modern African Studies 52(4): 571-595.
2020 Jessica Gottlieb
“How to close the gender gap in politicalparticipation: Lessons from matrilineal societies in Africa.” Journal of Modern African Studies 52(4): 571-595.
2019 Tom O’Mealia
“Networks of Violence and Becoming: Youth and the Politics of Patronage in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Delta.” Journal of Modern African Studies 52(4): 571-595.
2019 Mai Hassan
“Networks of Violence and Becoming: Youth and the Politics of Patronage in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Delta.” Journal of Modern African Studies 52(4): 571-595.
2018 Claire Adida
“Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12: 437-477.
2018 Jessica Gottlieb
“Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12: 437-477.
2018 Eric Kramon
“Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12: 437-477.
2018 Gwyneth McClendon
“Reducing or Reinforcing In-Group Preferences? An Experiment on Information and Ethnic Voting.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science 12: 437-477.
2014 Akin Iwilade
“Networks of Violence and Becoming: Youth and the Politics of Patronage in Nigeria’s Oil-Rich Delta.” Journal of Modern African Studies 52(4): 571-595.
2013     Dominika Koter, Colgate University
"Kingmakers: Local Leaders and Ethnic Politics in Africa" World Politics 65 (2): 187-232).
2012 Severine Autesserre, Barnard College, Columbia University  "Dangerous Tales: Dominant Narratives on the Congo and their Unintended Consequences" African Affairs 111, 413 (April 2012)
2011 Claire Adida
“Too Close for Comfort? Immigrant Exclusion in Africa.” Comparative Political Studies 44 (2011): 1370–1396.
2010 Mireille Razafindrakoto
“Are International Databases on Corruption Reliable? A Comparison of Expert Opinion Surveys and Household Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa,” World Development, 38 (8): 1057–1069.
2010 François Roubaud
“Are International Databases on Corruption Reliable? A Comparison of Expert Opinion Surveys and Household Surveys in Sub-Saharan Africa,” World Development, 38 (8): 1057–1069.
2009 Leonardo R. Arriola
“Patronage and Political Stability in Africa,” Comparative Political Studies 42 (10).
2008 Susanne D. Mueller
“The Political Economy of Kenya’s Crisis,” Journal of Eastern African Studies 2 (2): 185–210.
2007 Lahra Smith
“Voting for an Ethnic Identity: Procedural and Institutional Responses to Ethnic Conflict in Ethiopia,” Journal of Modern African Studies 45, no. 4: 565–594.
2006 Jeremy Weinstein
“Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War,” American Political Science Review 100 (3): 429–448.
2006 Macartan Humphreys
“Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War,” American Political Science Review 100 (3): 429–448.
2004 Eghosa E. Osaghae
“Political Transitions and Ethnic Conflict in Africa.” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XXI, No. 1 (2004), pp. 221-240.e

Best Book Award

Books analyze an issue related to political science or international relations with special reference to Africa. The book should employ methodological techniques regarded as appropriate by any subgroup of contemporary political scientists. Edited volumes are not eligible.
 

2021

Janet Lewis, George Washington University
How Insurgency Begins. Cambridge UP, 2020)

2020 Ken Ochieng' Opalo
Legislative Development in Africa: Politics and Postcolonial Legacies. Cambridge University Press.
2020 Nicholas Smith
Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Oxford University Press.
2019 Eric Kramon
Money for Votes: The Causes and Consequences of Electoral Clientelism in Africa. Cambridge University Press.
2018 Timothy Longman
Memory and Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Cambridge University Press.
2015 Catherine Boone
Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Rights and Structure of Politics. Cambridge University Press.
2013     Rachel Beatty Riedl
Authoritarian Origins of Democratic Party Systems in Africa Cambridge University Press
2012 Leonardo Arriola, University of California, Berkeley
Multiethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns New York: Cambridge University Press
2012   M. Anne Pitcher, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa’s Democracies New York: Cambridge University Press
2011 Adrienne LeBas
From Protest to Parties. Party-Building and Democratization in Africa. Oxford University Press
2010 Charles Piot
Nostalgia for the Future: West Africa after the Cold War. University of Chicago Press
2009 Pierre Englebert
Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow. Lynne Rienner Publishers
2008 Susan D. Wing
Constructing Democracy in Transitioning Societies of Africa: Constitutionalism and Deliberation in Mali. Palgrave-MacMillan.
2007 Elizabeth Schmidt
Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 1946-1958. Ohio University Press
2006 Joshua B. Rubongoya
Regime Hegemony in Museveni’s Uganda. Palgrave-Macmillan
2005 Dan Posner
Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa. Cambridge University Press
2004 Dennis Galvan
The State Must Be Our Master of Fire: How Peasants Craft Culturally Sustainable Development in Senegal. University of California Press.

 


Lynne Rienner Award for Best Disseration

The award carries a prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics.

2021 David Ngendo-Tshimba, Makerere University
“Transgressing Buyira: An historical inquiry into violence astride a Congo-Uganda border
2020 Amanda Edgell, University of Florida
“Crowing Hens or Party Pawns? The Causes and Consequences of Gender Quotas in Authoritarian Regimes” 
2020 Beth Wellman, Yale Univeristy
“Citizenship Beyond Borders: The Politics of Emigrant Enfranchisement in Africa”
2018 Modupe Oshikoya, UMass Boston
"Exploring the Impact of Insurgencies on Gender-Based Violence and the Nigerian Armed Forces: The Boko Haram Case"
2017 Sobukwe Odinga, CUNY
"Looking For Leverage: Hard Bargaining and US-Africa Security Partnerships"
2015 Jeffery Paller, University of Wisconsin
"African Slums: Constructing Democracy in Unlikely Places"
2014 Matthew Mitchell, Queen’s University 
2013       Matthew I. Mitchell, Queen’s University, Ph.D. 
Dissertation: Rethinking the Migration-Conflict Nexus: Insights from the Cocoa Regions in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana”
2012 Janet Lewis, Harvard University
"How Rebellion Begins: Insurgent Group Formation and Viability in Uganda"
2011 Jaimie Bleck, Cornell University
"Schooling Citizens: Education, Citizenship, and Democracy in Mali"
2010 Jenifer Brass, University of California, Berkeley
"Surrogates for Government? NGOs and the State in Kenya"

 


Best Graduate Student Paper

The award carries a cash prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics.

2021 Anna Wilke, University of California, Berkeley
2020 Nicolai Schulz, LondonSchool of Economics and Political Science
“The Politics of Export Restrictions: A panel data analysis of African commodity processing industries”
2018 Justine M. Davis
“Wartime Experiences of Civil Leaders: Legacies of Civil War in Cote D'Ivoire"
2017 Sarah Brierley
“Unprincipled Principals: Co-opted Bureaucrats and Corruption in Local Governments in Ghana."
2015 Martha Wilfahrt, Cornell University 
2013   Milli Lake, Ph.D. (2014), University of Washington
“Organized Hypocrisy: External Actors and Building the Rule of Law in Fragile States.” 
2013 Amanda Robinson, Stanford University
"Nationalism and Inter-Ethnic Trust: Evidence from an African Border Region"
2013 Honorable Mention
Manuela Travaglianti, New York University
"Violent Out-Bidding: Violence against Co-Ethnics in Burundi’s 2010 Elections"
2012 Amanda Robinson
“Nationalism and Inter-Ethnic Trust: Evidence from an African Border Region”
2011 Robin Harding
“One for the Road: Voting for Public Goods in Ghana”
2010 Peace Medie
“Theorizing Policy Implementation: Enforcing Gender-Based Violence Laws in Post-Conflict Liberia.”
2009

Kim Yi Dionne
“Local Demand for a Global Intervention: Policy Priorities in the Time of AIDS”