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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
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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.

Nominations should include a CV of the nominee and a letter commenting on the nominee's work and making the case why they should get the award."

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Luebbert Book Prize

This year the section is experimenting with a new two-tier selection process of selection for the Luebbert book prize. Books with a copyright date of 2020 and 2021 are eligible.  Physical copies of nominated books should be sent to each member of the shortlisting committee by March 15. We will be in touch with authors whose books have been shortlisted. They will need to coordinate with their presses to make additional copies of their shortlisted books available to each of the three members of the selection committee. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Name Affiliation Email Address Addresses
Short Listing Committee      
James Mahoney (Chair) Northwestern University [email protected]

James Mahoney

Department of Political Science

Northwestern University

601 University Place

Scott Hall, Second Floor

Evanston, IL 60208

Rachel Brulé Boston University [email protected]

Rachel Brulé

Pardee School of Global Studies

Boston University

121 Bay State Road

Boston, MA

02215

Noam Lupu Vanderbilt University [email protected]

Noam Lupu

Vanderbilt University

230 Appleton Place

Commons Center, PMB 0505

Nashville, TN 37203

Award Committee      
Dan Posner (Chair) University of California, Los Angeles [email protected]  
Amy Erica Smith Iowa State University [email protected]  
Simeon Nichter University of California, San Diego [email protected]  

Luebbert Article Prize

Awarded annually for the best article published in the field of comparative politics during the previous two years. Nominations should be sent to the chair. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Daniel Willard Gingerich (Chair)   [email protected]
Tulia Faletti University of Pennsylvania [email protected]
Noah Nathan University of Michigan [email protected]

Sage Paper Prize

Awarded to the best paper in comparative politics presented at the 2021 meeting of the American Political Science Association. Nominations should be submitted directly to the chair. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Marc Helbling   Mannheim [email protected]
Nikhar Gaikwad  Columbia University [email protected]
Jose Cheibub (Chair) Texas A&M University [email protected]

Lijphart/Przeworksi/Verba Dataset Award

Awarded annually to a publicly-available dataset in the field of comparative politics. Nominations (including self-nominations) should be submitted directly to the chair. 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, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Dan Slater (Chair) University of Michigan [email protected]
Jacob Nyrup University of Oslo [email protected]
Nirvikar Jassal Stanford University [email protected]nford.edu

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. Nominations should be sent to the chair and include a CV of the nominee and a letter commenting on the nominee's work and making the case why they should get the award. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Kathy Thelen (Chair) Massachusetts Institute of Technology [email protected]
Tariq Thachil University of Pennsylvania [email protected]
Yoshiko Herrera University of Wisconsin-Madison [email protected]

Bingham Powell 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. Nomination letters for the G. Bingham Powell graduate mentoring award should include but go beyond the academic achievements of the nominee, and provide information about the role the nominee has played in advancing the intellectual development and research careers of their mentees. Testimonials from a few former mentees can be included in the nomination letter, which should not exceed five pages. Nomination letters should be sent to the three committee members. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
David Laitin (Chair) Stanford University [email protected]
Suzanne Berger Massachusetts Institute of Technology [email protected]
Alexandra Scacco WZB, Berlin [email protected]