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Comparative Politics (Section 20)

The purpose of this section is to promote the comparative, especially cross-national, study of politics and to integrate work of comparativists, area studies specialists, and those interested in American politics.

Founded: 1988
Yearly membership dues: $5.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s20
Newsletter: Comparative Politics Section Newsletter
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Section Officers

Chair
Scott Mainwaring
University of Notre Dame

Vice Chair
Prerna Singh
Brown University

Secretary/Treasurer
Seth Jolly
Syracuse University
 

 

Newsletter Editor
Eugene Finkel, Johns Hopkins University

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Sofia Perez, Boston University
Merike Blofield, University of Miami

Council

Term 09/2018-08/2020
Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pablo Beramendi, Duke University

Term 9/2019-8/2021
Nahomi Ichino, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Benjamin Lessing, University of Chicago

 

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.

All section 20. Comparative Politics awards to-date »

Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award

Awarded annually to a publicly-available dataset in the field of comparative politics. Nominations (including self-nominations) can be submitted directly to the committee. Please include a nomination letter, instructions on accessing the data set, and any publications or documents describing the data set.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Nomination Instructions: Nominations can be submitted directly to the award committee members.

Award Committee

Chair
Bryan D. Jones, University of Texas, Austin
[email protected]

Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame
[email protected]

Pippa Norris, Harvard University
[email protected]

Luebbert Article Prize

The Luebbert Article Award is given for the best article in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Nomination Instructions: Nominations (including self-nominations) can be submitted directly to the committee. Please include “Luebbert Best Article Award” on the subject line of an email and attach a pdf file copy of the nominated article.

Award Committee
Ellen Lust, University of Gothenburg
[email protected]

Anthony Messina, Trinity College
[email protected]

Joel Simmons, Georgetown University
[email protected]

Luebbert Book Prize

The Luebbert Book Award is given for the best book in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Nomination Instructions: Presses should be alerted to send a copy of each nominated book to each of the members of the award committee.

Award Committee
Chair
Jason Wittenberg, University of California, Berkeley

Jason Wittenberg
Department of Political Science
210 Barrows Hall, MC 1950
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1950

Daniela Campello, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration

Daniela Campello
Rua Presidente Carlos de Campos, 115 - Bloco 1 apt 201
Laranjeiras
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
CEP 22 231-080
Brazil

Monika Nalepa, University of Chicago

Monika Nalepa
324A, 5838 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Maya Tudor, University of Oxford

Blavatnik School of Government
Radcliffe Observatory Quater,
University of Oxford
Oxford OX2 6GG
United Kingdom
 

Powell Graduate Mentoring Award

This prize, introduced in 2012, will be awarded on a bi-annual basis to a political scientist who throughout his or her career has demonstrated a particularly outstanding commitment to the mentoring of graduate students in comparative politics. The prize was named in honor of G. Bingham Powell and was initiated by his students.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Nomination Instructions: The winner will be selected by a committee appointed by the Comparative Politics Section president. The committee will be composed of three individuals who have had extensive experience in graduate education and graduate student mentoring. The section will solicit nominations from the APSA membership. The committee may, in addition, also solicit nominations from the chairs of PhD-granting political science programmes. Nominations will consist of: 1) a letter of nomination (typically from a colleague or peer), which ideally would also include a list of the nominee’s current and former graduate students; 2) four to (maximum) eight additional letters of support -- typically though not necessarily exclusively from former or current graduate students -- that highlight the mentoring activities of the nominee; 3) the nominee’s curriculum vita. Nominations should be sent to the committee members. The bi-annual prize comes with a cash component of $1,500.

Award Committee

Chair
John Huber
Columbia University
[email protected]

Jaimie Bleck
University of Notre Dame
[email protected]

James Mahoney
Northwestern University
[email protected]

Sage Paper Prize

The Sage Best Paper Award is given to the best paper in the field of comparative politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Nomination Instructions: Nominations can be submitted directly to the award committee members.

Award Committee
Margit Tavits, Washington University
[email protected]

Alisha Holland, Harvard University
[email protected]

Allen Hicken, University of Michigan
[email protected]

Theda Skocpol Prize for Emerging Scholars

Awarded to a scholar up to ten years post-PhD whose work has made impactful empirical, theoretical and/or methodological contributions to the study of comparative politics.

The section will award this prize annually if we can raise funds to do so; otherwise, we will do so every two years. We plan to award a prize at the 2020 APSA.  

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Award Committee
David Samuels, University of Minnesota
[email protected]

Mala Htun, University of New Mexico
[email protected]

Jennifer Pan, Stanford University
[email protected]

 
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