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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
Section Counts

Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Cathie Jo Martin
Boston University

Vice Chair
Scott Mainwaring
Harvard University

Secretary
Guillermo Rosas
Washington University in St. Louis

Treasurer
Guillermo Rosas
Washington University in St. Louis

Newsletter Editor
Matt Golder
Pennsylvania State University

Sona Golder
Pennsylvania State University

2019 Annual Meeting Program Chairs
Karen Anderson
University of College Dublin

Sam Handlin
University of Utah

Council

Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Melani Cammett, Harvard University

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

Pablo Beramendi, Duke University

Karen Anderson, University College Dublin

Sam Handlin, Swarthmore College

 

Section Awards

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, 2019

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

Award Committee

Chair
Elizabeth Zechmeister
Vanderbilt University
[email protected]

Mihaly Fazekas
University of Cambridge
[email protected]

Arthur Spirling
New York 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, 2019

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
Chair
Noam Lupu
Vanderbilt

Dominika Koter
Colgate University

Kaija Schilde
Boston University

 

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, 2019

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
Thad Dunning
UC Berkeley
[email protected]

Mailing Address
Thad Dunning
Department of Political Science

University of California, Berkeley 
210 Barrows Hall #1950
Berkeley, CA 94720-1950

Anna Grzymala-Busse
Stanford University
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Mailing Address
Anna Grzymala-Busse
Dept of Political Science, Stanford University
616 Serra Dr
Stanford, CA 94305

Diana Fu
University of Toronto
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Mailing Address
Diana Fu 
Dept. of Political Science
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street Sidney Smith Hall
Toronto ON M5S 3G3

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 16, 2018

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

Tasha Fairfield, Chair
London School of Economics
[email protected]

Torben Iversen
Harvard University
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Melina Platas Izama
New York University Abu Dhabi
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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, 2019

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

Award Committee
Chair
Rafaela Dancygier
Princeton

Tim Longman
Boston University

Daniel Treisman
UCLA

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