European Politics and Society (Section 21)

The purpose of the section is to promote comparative discussion, research and debate about the changing sociology of politics, the state and social structures in modern Western Europe.

Founded: 1989
Journal: European Politics and Society Syllabus Bank
Newsletter: European Politics and Society Newsletter

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Social: @ApsaEuro

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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.

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Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award


The Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation on European politics and society completed in 2023. 
Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Christopher Wratil University of Vienna christopher.wratil@univie.ac.at
Joe Jupille University of Colorado  Joseph.Jupille@colorado.edu
Zeynep Somer-Topcu University of Texas zsomer@utexas.edu

Best Book Award

Best book published on European politics in 2023. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Tommaso Pavone University of Toronto  t.pavone@utoronto.ca
Robert Thomson  Monash University  robert.thomson@monash.edu
Kathleen Thelen Massachusetts Institute of Technology  kthelen@mit.edu

Best Paper Award

Best paper on European politics presented at APSA 2023. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Petia Kostadinova University of Illinois  pkostad@uic.edu
Ines Wagner  Harvard University  iwagner@fas.harvard.edu
Miguel Pereira London School of Economics M.M.Pereira@lse.ac.uk

Best Article Award

The Best Article Award is given for the best article dealing with European politics and society published in 2023. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2024

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Natascha Zaun Leuphana Universität Lüneberg natascha.zaun@leuphana.de
Sara Hobolt  London School of Economics  s.hobolt@lse.ac.uk
Andreas Wiedemann Princeton University  awiedemann@princeton.edu

Peter Mair Travel Award

Awards up to two travel funds annually to enable young scholars to attend the APSA meeting. Named in memory of Professor Peter Mair, one of the foremost scholars of European politics, the award is meant explicitly to enable young scholars of European politics without alternative funding to present a paper in one of the panels organized by the EPS section. First-time APSA attendants who are graduate students or junior professors from underfunded European universities (notably in the East and South) are prioritized, but senior scholars from such institutions as well as junior scholars from underfunded non-European universities (including the US) are also considered. Applicants are expected to also apply to all other travel funds they are eligible for, including their department/university, national science foundations, and the APSA Travel Fund. The awards are set at a maximum of $1,000 each, but partial/matching funding is possible too.
Deadline for nominations: 3 weeks after Annual Meeting acceptances go out

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Cas Mudde University of Georgia  mudde@uga.edu
Brigid Laffan European University Institute  Brigid.laffan@eui.eu
Gail McElroy Trinity College Dublin  mcelroy@tcd.ie