2012 Award Winners

Career Awards

Denise L. Scheberle (University of Colorado-Denver) is the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Award to honor outstanding contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching of political science at two- and four-year institutions.

Beryl A. Radin (Georgetown University) is the recipient of the John Gaus Award and Lectureship to honor a lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration, and to recognize achievement and encourage scholarship in public administration.

Louis Fisher (The Constitution Project (retired)) is the recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Award in recognition of notable public service by a political scientist.

Dana Priest (The Washington Post) is the recipient of the Carey McWilliams Award to honor a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.

Book Awards

Charlton D. McIlwain (New York University) and Stephen M. Caliendo (North Central College) are the recipients of the Ralph J. Bunche Award for Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns (Temple University Press). The Bunche Award recognizes the best scholarly work in political science published in the previous calendar year that explores the phenomenon of ethnic and cultural pluralism.

Sean D. Ehrlich (Florida State University) is the recipient of the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for Access Points (Oxford University Press). The Kammerer Award recognizes the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy published in the previous calendar year.

S. Laurel Weldon (Purdue University) is the recipient of the Victoria Schuck Award for When Protest Makes Policy: How Social Movements Represent Disadvantaged Groups (University of Michigan Press). The Schuck Award recognizes the best book published in the previous calendar year on women and politics.

Erica Chenoweth
(University of Denver) and Maria J. Stephan (U.S. State Department) is the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press). The Wilson Award recognizes the best book published in the U.S. during the previous calendar year on government, politics, or international affairs. The award is supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Paper and Journal Article Awards

Lars-Erik Cederman (ETH Zurich), Nils B. Weidmann (Peace Research Institute Oslo), and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (University of Essex) are the recipients of the Heinz I. Eulau Award for the best journal article published in American Political Science Review during the previous calendar year for their article, "Horizontal Inequalities and Ethnonationalist Civil War: A Global Comparison" (APSR, Vol. 105, No. 3).

Robert O. Keohane (Princeton University) and David G. Victor (University of California, San Diego) are the recipients of the Heinz I. Eulau Award for the best journal article published in Perspectives on Politics during the previous calendar year for their article, "The Regime Complex for Climate Change" (Perspectives on Politics, Volume 9, Issue 01). The award is supported by Cambridge University Press.

Dissertation Awards

Noam Lupu (Juan March Institute) is the recipient of the Gabriel A. Almond Award for "Party Brands in Crisis: Partisanship, Brand Dilutions and the Breakdown of Political Parties in Latin America" (Princeton University). The Almond Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of comparative politics.

Paul Nolette (Marquette University) is the recipient of the William Anderson Award for "Advancing National Policy in the Courts: The Use of Multistate Litigation by State Attorneys General" (Boston College). The Anderson Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of state and local politics, federalism, or intergovernmental relations.

Lauren McCarthy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the recipient of the Edward S. Corwin Award for ""Trafficking (In)justice: Law Enforcement's Response to Human Trafficking in Russia" (University of Wisconsin, Madison). The Corwin Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public law.

Christopher G. Faricy (Washington State University) is the recipient of the Harold D. Lasswell Award for "The Politics of Public Versus Private Social Welfare" (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). The Lasswell Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of policy studies. This award is supported by the Policy Studies Organization.

Margaret E. Peters (University of Wisconsin, Madison) is the recipient of the Helen Dwight Reid Award for "Open Trade, Closed Borders: Immigration Policy in the Era of Globalization" (Stanford University). The Reid Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of international relations, law and politics.

James M. Curry (University of Utah) is the recipient of the E. E. Schattschneider Award for "Information Control: Leadership Power in the U.S House of Representatives" (University of Maryland, College Park). The Schattschneider Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government.

Alison McQueen (Stanford University) is the recipient of the Leo Strauss Award for "Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times" (Cornell University). The Strauss Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of political philosophy.

Quinn W. Mulroy (Syracuse University) is the recipient of the Leonard D. White Award for "Public Regulation through Private Litigation: The Regulatory Power of Private Lawsuits and the American Bureaucracy" (Columbia University). The White Award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public administration. The award is supported by the University of Chicago.

Goodnow Award

John H. Aldrich (Duke University) is the recipient of the Frank J. Goodnow Award to honor contributions to the development of the political science profession and the building of the American Political Science Association.

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