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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.
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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

Awarded annually for the best book published in the field of comparative politics during the previous two years. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email/Address
Dan Posner University of California, Los Angeles [email protected]
Amy Erica Smith Iowa State University [email protected]
Simeon Nichter University of California, San Diego [email protected]
Short Listing Committee    
James Mahoney Northwestern University [email protected]
Rachel Brulé Boston University [email protected]
Noam Lupu Vanderbilt University [email protected]

Luebbert Article Prize

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

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Daniel Willard Gingerich   [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 award committee members. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Marc Helbling   Mannheim [email protected]
Nikhar Gaikwad  Columbia University [email protected]
Jose Cheibub 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 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, 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]

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, 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

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]