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William Anderson Award Recipients

Year Author Dissertation Submitted by
2017 Bai Linh Hoang Democratic Listening? Race and Representation in Local Politics University of Michigan
2016 Philip Rocco Reorganizing the Activist State: Conservatives, Commissions, and the Politics of Federalism, 1947-1996 University of California, Berkeley

Alexis Walker Solidarity’s Wedge: How America’s Federalized Labor Law Divides and Diminishes Organized Labor in the United States
Cornell University
2014 Steven Rogers Accountability in a Federal System Princeton University
2013 Clayton Nall The Road to Conflict: How the American Highway System Divides Communities and Polarizes Politics Harvard University
2012 Paul Nolette Advancing National Policy I the Courts: The Use of Multistate Litigation by State Attorneys General
Boston College
2011 Michael Callaghan  Pisapia Public Education and the Role of Women in American Political Development, 1852-1979 University of Wisconsin, Madison
2010 Zachary Callen The Seams of the State:  Infrastructure and Intergovernmental Relations in American State Building
University of Chicago
2009 Alison Post Liquid Assets and Fluid Contracts: Explaining the Uneven Effects of Water and Sanitation

Harvard University
2008 Traci Renee Burch Punishment and Participation Harvard University
2007 Ronald S. Smith Discerning Differences in Social Capital: The Significance of Interpersonal Network and Neighborhood Association Structure on Citizen Participation
University of California, Davis
2006 Joon Suk Kim Making States Federatively: Alternative Routes of State Formation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
University of Chicago
2005 Michael C. Craw Bringing the City Back In: Municipal Governments in U.S. Redistributive Policy Michigan State University
2004 Christopher Berry Imperfect Union: Fiscal Externalities in Multi-Level Governments University of Chicago
2003 Thad Kousser How Term Limits and Professionalization Reshape America's State Legislatures University of California, Berkeley
2002 David Stuligross A Piece of Land to Call One's Own University of California, Berkeley


Pieter J. van Houten

Regional Assertiveness in Western Europe: Political Constraints and the Role of Party Competition

University of Chicago


Pamela W. Winston

The Devil in Devolution: Welfare, the Nation, and the States

Johns Hopkins University


David Buchholz

Competition and Corporate Incentives: Dilemmas in Economic Development

Duke University


Greg M. Shaw

Public Opinion and Welfare in the United States

Columbia University


Kirk Emerson

The Emergence of State Property Rights Legislation: A Comparative State Policy Analysis

Indiana University


Dale Mason

Interest Group Federalism: Indian Gaming and the Status of Indian Tribe in the American Political System

University of Oklahoma


Thomas M. Carsey

Election Dynamics: Candidate Strategy and Electoral Cleavages in United States Gubernatorial Elections

Indiana University


David A. Pizza

Structure and Cooperation in Party Politics: The Development of Urban Party Organizations in the United States, 1896-1930

University of Chicago


Dewitt John

States at the Center of Environmental Politics

University of Chicago


Grant D. Reeher

Narratives of Justice: Legislators' Beliefs About Distributive Justice

Yale University


Nancy Elizabeth Burns

Making Politics Permanent: The Formation of American Local Governments

Harvard University


Michael B. Berkman

The State Roots of National Politics: Regional Economic Disparities and the Congressional Tax Agenda, 1978-1986

Indiana University


Jeffrey J. Anderson

Territorial Networks of Interest in Britain and Germany: Regions and the Politics of Economic Decline

Yale University


John C. Drew

Child Labor and Child Welfare: The Origins and Uneven Development of the American Welfare State

Cornell University


No award given




Barry Rabe

Functional Federalism and the Management of Federal Programs in Health Care and Education

University of Chicago


Gregory R. Weiher

Theory of Urban Political Boundaries

Washington University


No award given




Stephen C. Godek

Determinants of Public Interest Cable Communication Policies

University of Illinois at Chicago


No award given




Andrew B. Dunham

Health and Politics: Cost Control and State Certificate of Need Regulation

University of Chicago


No award given




Bruce Jacobs

The Political Economy of Organizational Change

Harvard University


Donald Kettl

Managing Community Development in the New Federalism

Yale University


No award given




Alfred R. Light

Intergovernmental Relations and Program Innovation: The Institutionalized Perspectives of State Administrator

University of North Carolina

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