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Gabriel A. Almond Award Recipients

Year Author Dissertation Submitted by
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


Julia Lynch

The Age of Welfare: Citizens, Clients, and Generations in the Development of the Welfare State

University of California, Berkeley



Evan S. Lieberman

Payment for Privilege? Race and Space in the Politics of Taxation in Brazil and South Africa

University of California, Berkeley



Jonathan Hiskey

Does Democracy Matter? Electoral Competition and Local Development in Mexico

University of Pittsburgh


Anna M. Grzymala-Busse

Redeeming the Past: The Regeneration of the Communist Successor Parties in East and Central Europe after 1989

Harvard University


Daniel Posner

The Institutional Origins of Ethnic Politics in Zambia

Harvard University


Beatriz Magaloni

The Dynamics of Dominant Party Decline: The Mexican Transition to Multipartyism

Duke University


James Mahoney

Radical, Reformist, and Aborted Liberalism: Origins of National Regimes in Central America

University of California, Berkeley



Michael Orenstein

Out of the Red: Building Capitalism and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe

Yale University


Torben Iverson

Contested Economic Institutions: The Politics of Macro-Economics and Wage Bargaining in Organized Capitalism

Duke University


Jonah Levy

Tocqueville's Revenge: Dilemmas of Institutional Reform in Post-Dirigiste France

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Daniel Goldhagen

The Nazi Executioners: A Study of Their Behavior and the Causation of Genocide

Harvard University


Daniel M. Green

Structural Study of PNDC Ghana and the District Assembly Decentralization Policy

Indiana University


Felipe Aguero

The Assertion of Civil Supremacy in Post-Authoritarian Contexts: Spain in Comparative Perspectives

Duke University


Michael Barnett

War Preparation and the Restructuring of the State-Society Relations: Israel and Egypt in Comparative Perspective

University of Minnesota


Brian M. Downing

The Military Revolution and Political Change in Early Modern Europe

University of Chicago



Jeffrey Herbst

Policy Formulation and Implementation in Zimbabwe: Understanding State Autonomy and the Focus of Decision-Making

Yale University


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


David Friedman

The Misunderstood Miracle: Politics and the Development of a Hybrid Economy in Japan

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Frances Hagopian

The Politics of Oligarchy: The Persistence of Traditional Elites in Contemporary Brazil

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


James Tong

Collective Violence in a Pre-modern Society: Rebellions and Banditry in the Ming Dynasty (1364-1644)

University of Michigan


Michael Loriaux

International Change and Political Adaptation: The French Overdraft Economy in the Seventies

Princeton University


David Pion-Berlin

Ideas as Predictors: A Comparative Study of Coercion in Peru and Argentina

University of Denver



Kaare Strom

Minority Government and Majority Rule

Stanford University



Miriam A. Golden

Austerity and Its Opposition: Italian Working Class Politics in the 1970s

Cornell University


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



Thomas M. Callaghy

State Formation and Absolutism in Comparative Perspective: Seventeenth-Century France and Mobutu Sese Seko's Zaire

University of California, Berkeley


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


Anne Louise Potter

Political Institutions, Political Decay and the Argentine Crisis of 1930

Stanford University



John T. S. Keeler

The Politics of Official Unionism in French Agriculture, 1958-1976

Harvard University


 Peter H. Lemieux

 The Liberal Party and British Political Change, 1955-74

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Kenneth Wald

Patterns of English Voter Alignment since 1885

Washington University


Paul M. Sniderman

Personality and Democratic Politics: Correlates of Self-Esteem

University of California, Berkeley

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