Organized Section 1: Martha Derthick Book Award

Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations Organized Section Award Recipients

Martha Derthick Book Award
The Martha Derthick Book Award conferred for the best book on federalism and intergovernmental relations published at least 10 years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the study of federalism and intergovernmental relations.


2018 Wallace Oats, University of Maryland
Fiscal Federalism. Harcourt Brace, 1972.
2017  Barry G. Rabe, University of Michigan
Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy. Brookings Institution Press, 2004.
2016  Joseph F. Zimmerman, University at Albany, SUNY
Interstate Relations: The Neglected Dimension of Federalism. Praeger, 1996. 
2015 Nancy Burns, University of Michigan
The Formation of American Local Governments: Private Values in Public Institutions. Oxford University Press, 1994.
2014 Robert Agranoff, Indiana University, Bloomington
Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Government. Georgetown University Press, 2004
2014 Michael McGuire, Indiana University
Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Government. Georgetown University Press, 2004
2013 Suzanne Mettler, Cornell University
Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy (Cornell University Press, 1998)
2012 Donald Haider, Northwestern University
When Governments Come to Washington: Governors, Mayors, and Intergovernmental Lobbying (Free Press, 1974)
2011 Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution
Reviving the American Dream: The Economy, the States, and the Federal Government
2010 Paul Peterson, Harvard University
The Price of Federalism
2009 Ronald Watts, Queen's University
Comparing Federal Systems (McGill-Queen's University Press 1997)
2006 Martha Derthick, University of Virginia
New Towns, In Town: Why a Federal Program Failed (Urban Institute, 1972)
2005 Richard Simeon, University of Toronto
Federal-Provincial Diplomacy (University of Toronto Press, 1972)
2004 William Riker, University of Rochester
Federalism: Origin, Operation, Significance (Little, Brown & Co., 1964)
2003 Thomas Anton, Brown University
American Federalism and Public Policy: How the System Works (1989)
2002 Samuel Beer, Harvard University
To Make a Nation: The Rediscovery of Federalism (Belnap Press of Harvard University, 1993)
2001 Ivo Duchacek, City College of New York
Comparative Federalism: The Territorial Dimension of Politics (Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1970)
2000 David Walker, University of Connecticut
Toward a Functioning Federalism (Winthrop Publishers, 1981)
1999 Vincent Ostrom, Indiana University
The Political Theory of the Compound Republic (Public Choice, 1971)
1998 Timothy Conlan, George Mason University
New Federalism: Intergovernmental Reform and Political Change from Nixon to Reagan (Brookings Institution, 1988)
1997 Deil Wright, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Understanding Intergovernmental Relations (Harcourt, 1988)
1996 Morton Grodzins, University of Chicago
The American System
1995 Daniel Elazar, Temple University and Bar Ilan University
American Federalism: A View from the States (Harpercollins, 1984)