Legislative Studies Section Award Recipients
Carl Albert Dissertation Award
The Carl Albert Dissertation Award is given annually for the best dissertation in legislative studies. Topics may be national or subnational in focus-on Congress, parliaments, state legislatures, or other representative bodies.
||Alison W. Craig, University of Texas at Austin
"Crafting a Broad Appeal: Congressional Audiences and Policy Collaboration in the Modern Legislature." Ohio State University.
||Michelle Whyman, Duke University
"The Roots of Legislative Durability: How Information, Deliberation, and Compromise Create Laws that Last." University of Texas at Austin.
||Molly E. Reynolds, Brookings Institution
"Exceptions to the Rule: Majoritarian Procedures and Majority Party Power in the U.S. Senate." University of Michigan, 2015.
||Eitan Tzelgov, Pennsylvania State University
"Words as Weapons: Opposition Rhetoric and Partisan Strategy."
David Willumsen, European University Institute - Florence
"Party, Preferences & Pragmatic Fidelity: Explaining Voting Unity in European Legislatures."
||Nicholas Carnes, Duke University
"By the Upper Class, For the Upper Class? Representational Inequality and Economic Policymaking in the United States"
||James Curry, University of Utah
Information Control: Leadership Power in the U.S. House of Representatives (Completed at University of Maryland; advised by Frances E. Lee)
||Amber Wichowsky, Yale University
"The Competition Cure? The Consequences of Completive Congressional Elections"
||Patrick Egan, New York University
"Issue Ownership and Representation in American Politics"
||Tom Clark, Princeton University
"The Politics of Judicial Independence: Court Curbing and the Separation of Powers"
||Kathryn Pearson, University of California, Berkeley
"Party Discipline in the Contemporary Congress: Rewarding Loyalty in Theory and Practice"
||Robert Van Houweling, Harvard University
"Legislators' Personal Policy Preferences and Partisan Legislative Organization"
||Gail McElroy, Trinity College
"In Pursuit of Party Discipline: Committees and Cohesion in the European Parliament"
||Christian Grose, University of Rochester
"Beyond the Vote: A Theory of Black Representation in Congress" (Supervisor: Harold Stanley)
||Deborah Brooks, Yale University
"When Candidates Attack: The Effects of negative Campaigning on Voter Turnout in Senate Elections"
||Michele Swers, Harvard University
"From the Year of the Woman to the Republican Ascendency: Evaluating the Policy Impact of Women in Congress"