Organized Section 36: Best Dissertation Award

Human Rights Section Award Recipients

Best Dissertation Award
Political Science dissertations that focus on human rights and completed and accepted in the previous two calendar years are eligible for the award competition.


Peter Haschke
, University of North Carolina
"Democracy and the Human Right to the Physical Integrity of the Person" 
2012 Kali Wright-Smith, Purdue University
The Decision to Comply: Patterns of compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
2010 Andreas von Staden, Princeton University
Shaping Human Rights Policy in Liberal Democracies: Assessing and Explaining Compliance with the Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
2009 Hun Joon Kim, University of Minnesota
"Expansion of Transitional Justice Measures: A Comparative Analysis of Its Causes"
2007 Daniel Whelan, University of Denver
Interdependent, Indivisible and Interrelated Human Rights: A Political and Historical Investigation
2006 Matthew Price, Harvard University
"Political Conception of Asylum"
2005  Leslie Wirpsa, University of Southern California and Stanford University
"Oil and Indigenous Rights in Colombia/Andes" 
2004 Emilie Hafner-Burton, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Globalizing Human Rights? How International Trade Agreements Shape Government Repression"
2003 Claudio Fuentes, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Contesting the Iron Fist: Advocacy Networks and Police Violence in Democratic Argentina and Chile"