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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.
Newsletter: Comparative Politics Section Newsletter

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Comparative Politics (Section 20)

 

Chair Scott Mainwaring, University of Notre Dame
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Prerna Singh, Brown University
Secretary/Treasurer Seth Jolly, Syracuse University
2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chairs
Javier Corrales, Amherst College
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Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, University of Essex, UK
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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.

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

Awarded annually for the best book published in the field of comparative politics during the previous two years. Books published in 2019 and 2020 are eligible for the 2021 award. Presses should send a copy of each nominated book to each of the members of the award committee. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Dawn Teele (chair) University of Pennsylvania [email protected]
Jason Brownlee University of Texas at Austin [email protected]
Jana Morgan University of Tennessee [email protected]
Lucan Way University of Toronto [email protected]

Luebbert Article Prize

Awarded annually for the best article published in the field of comparative politics during the previous two years. Articles published in 2019 and 2020 are eligible for the 2021 award. 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. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner (chair) University of Virginia [email protected]
Carl Henrik Knutsen University of Oslo [email protected]
David Doyle University of Oxford [email protected]

Sage Paper Prize

Awarded to the best paper in comparative politics presented at the 2020 meeting of the American Political Science Association Nominations should be submitted directly to the award committee members. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
John Gerring (chair) University of Texas at Austin [email protected]
Junyan Jiang Columbia University [email protected]
Milada Vachudova University of North Carolina [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 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, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
George Tsebelis (chair) University of Michigan [email protected]
Jennifer Bussell University of California, Berkeley [email protected]
Ryan Carlin Georgia State University [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. 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. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2021

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Evelyne Huber (Chair) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [email protected]
Peter Hall Harvard University [email protected]
Yuen Yuen Ang University of Michigan [email protected]