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Gabriel A. Almond Award Recipients

Year Author Dissertation Submitted by
2018 David Szakonyi Renting Elected Office: Why Businesspeople Become Politicians in Russia Columbia University
2017 Jeremy Ferwerda The Politics of Proximity: Local Redistribution in Developed Democracies Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2016 Dawn Teele The Logic of Women's Enfranchisement: A Comparative Study of the United States, France and the United Kingdom Yale University
2015 Adam Auerbach Demanding Development: Democracy, Community Governance, and Public Goods Provision in India’s Urban Slums University of Wisconsin-Madison
2014 Regina Bateson Order and Violence in Postwar Guatemala Princeton University
2013 Evgeny Finkel Victims’ Politics: Jewish Behavior during the Holocaust University of Wisconsin, Madison
2013 Gwyneth McClendon The Politics of Envy and Esteem in Two Democracies Princeton University
2012 Noam Lupu Party Brands in Crisis:  Partisanship, Brand Dilutions and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America Princeton University
2011 Brian Min Democracy and Light: Public Service Provision in the Developing World University of California, Los Angeles
2010 Tariq Thachil The Saffron Wave Meets the Silent Revolution: Why the Poor Vote for Hindu Nationalism in India Cornell University
2010 Maya Tudor Twin Births, Divergent Democracies: the Social and Institutional Origins of Regime Outcomes in India and Pakistan, 1920-1958 Princeton University
2009 Lisa A. Blaydes Competition Without Democracy: Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak’s Egypt University of California, Los Angeles
2008 Rafaela Mirjam Dancygier Immigration and Conflict Yale University
2007 Emmanuel J. Teitelbaum Mobilizing Restraint:  Unions and the Politics of Economic Development in South Asia Cornell University
2006 Matthew Adam Kocher Human Ecology and Civil War University of Chicago
2005 Edmund James Malesky At Provincial Gates: The Impact of Locally Concentrated Foreign Direct Investment on Provincial Autonomy and Economic Reform University of California, San Diego
2004 Daniel F. Ziblatt Constructing a Federal State: Political Development, Path Dependence, and the Origins of Federalism, 1815-1871 University of California, Berkeley
2003 Julia Lynch The Age of Welfare: Citizens, Clients, and Generations in the Development of the Welfare State University of California, Berkeley  
2002 Evan S. Lieberman Payment for Privilege? Race and Space in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa University of California, Berkeley  
2001 Jonathan Hiskey Does Democracy Matter? Electoral Competition and Local Development in Mexico University of Pittsburgh
2000 Anna M. Grzymala-Busse Redeeming the Past: The Regeneration of the Communist Successor Parties in East and Central Europe after 1989 Harvard University
1999 Daniel Posner The Institutional Origins of Ethnic Politics in Zambia Harvard University
1998 Beatriz Magaloni The Dynamics of Dominant Party Decline: The Mexican Transition to Multipartyism Duke University
1998 James Mahoney Radical, Reformist, and Aborted Liberalism: Origins of National Regimes in Central America University of California, Berkeley  
1997 Michael Orenstein Out of the Red: Building Capitalism and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe Yale University
1996 Torben Iverson Contested Economic Institutions: The Politics of Macro-Economics and Wage Bargaining in Organized Capitalism Duke University
1995 Jonah Levy Tocqueville's Revenge: Dilemmas of Institutional Reform in Post-Dirigiste France Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
1994 Daniel Goldhagen The Nazi Executioners: A Study of Their Behavior and the Causation of Genocide Harvard University
1993 Daniel M. Green Structural Study of PNDC Ghana and the District Assembly Decentralization Policy Indiana University
1992 Felipe Aguero The Assertion of Civil Supremacy in Post-Authoritarian Contexts: Spain in Comparative Perspectives Duke University
1991 Michael Barnett War Preparation and the Restructuring of the State-Society Relations: Israel and Egypt in Comparative Perspective University of Minnesota
1990 Brian M. Downing The Military Revolution and Political Change in Early Modern Europe University of Chicago  
1989 Jeffrey Herbst Policy Formulation and Implementation in Zimbabwe: Understanding State Autonomy and the Focus of Decision-Making Yale University
1989 Sven Steinmo Taxes, Institutions and the Mobilization of Bias: The Political Economy of Taxation in Britain, Sweden and the United States University of California, Berkeley
1988 David Friedman The Misunderstood Miracle: Politics and the Development of a Hybrid Economy in Japan Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1987 Frances Hagopian The Politics of Oligarchy: The Persistence of Traditional Elites in Contemporary Brazil Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1986 James Tong Collective Violence in a Pre-modern Society: Rebellions and Banditry in the Ming Dynasty (1364-1644) University of Michigan
1986 Michael Loriaux International Change and Political Adaptation: The French Overdraft Economy in the Seventies Princeton University
1985 David Pion-Berlin Ideas as Predictors: A Comparative Study of Coercion in Peru and Argentina University of Denver  
1984 Kaare Strom Minority Government and Majority Rule Stanford University  
1983 Miriam A. Golden Austerity and Its Opposition: Italian Working Class Politics in the 1970s Cornell University
1982 David G. Becker The New Bourgeoisie and the Limits of Dependency: The Social and Political Impact of the Industry in Peru since 1968 University of California, Los Angeles  
1981 Thomas M. Callaghy State Formation and Absolutism in Comparative Perspective: Seventeenth-Century France and Mobutu Sese Seko's Zaire University of California, Berkeley
1980 Steven Jay Kelman Regulating Job Safety and Health: A Comparison of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Swedish Worker Protection Board Harvard University
1979 Anne Louise Potter Political Institutions, Political Decay and the Argentine Crisis of 1930 Stanford University  
1979 John T. S. Keeler The Politics of Official Unionism in French Agriculture, 1958-1976 Harvard University
1978  Peter H. Lemieux  The Liberal Party and British Political Change, 1955-74  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1977 Kenneth Wald Patterns of English Voter Alignment since 1885 Washington University
1972 Paul M. Sniderman Personality and Democratic Politics: Correlates of Self-Esteem University of California, Berkeley
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