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Comparative Democratization (Section 35)

The Comparative Democratization Section exists to promote the analysis of the origins, processes, and outcomes of democratization among nations, spur communication among political scientists whose scholarship focuses on particular world regions, and stimulate greater involvement within APSA of political scientists working in various areas like Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Far East, Europe, and the countries of the former Soviet Union.

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Section Officers

Chair
Rachel Beatty Riedl
Northwestern University
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Vice Chair
Sheri Berman
Barnard College
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Secretary
Anne Meng
University of Virginia
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Gothenburg University
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Treasurer
Kelly McMann
Case Western Reserve University
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2019 Program Chair
Michael Miller
George Washington University
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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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Best Article Award

Single-authored or co-authored articles focusing on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism, published in print in 2018 are eligible. Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. Copies of the article should be sent by email to each of the committee members by March 22, 2019.

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Deadline for nominations: March 22, 2019

Award Committee:

Michael Albertus (Chair)

University of Chicago

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Bryn Rosenfeld

University of Southern California

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Jason Wittenberg

University of California Berkeley

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Best Book Award

Given for the best book focusing on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism, published in print in 2018.  Copies of the nominated book should be sent to each committee member by mail by March 22, 2019 .

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Deadline for nominations: March 22, 2019

Award Committee: 

Jan Teorell (Chair)

Department of Political Science, Lund University

Box 52

SE-22100 Lund, Sweden

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Maya Tudor

Mellon Fellow, Center for Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

CASBS, 75 Alta Road, Stanford, CA 94305

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Seva Gunitsky

Dept of Political Science, University of Toronto

100 St. George Street, #3018

Toronto ON M5S 3G3, Canada

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Best Field Work Award

This prize rewards dissertation students who conduct innovative and difficult fieldwork on the topics of democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism. Scholars who are currently writing their dissertations or who completed their dissertations in 2018 are eligible. Candidates must submit two chapters of their dissertation and a letter of nomination from the chair of their dissertation committee describing the field work. The material submitted must describe the field work in detail and should provide one or two key insights from the evidence collected in the field. The chapters should be sent electronically to each committee member by March 22, 2019.

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Deadline for nominations: March 22, 2019

Award Committee: 

Egor Lazarev

University of Toronto

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Sule Yaylaci

University of British Columbia

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H. Zeynep Bulutgil

University College London

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Best Paper Award

Given to the best paper on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism presented at the 2018 APSA Convention. Papers can be nominated by panel chairs or discussants. Self-submissions are allowed.  Please send electronic copies of the papers to the committee members by March 22, 2019.

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Nomination Instructions: Nominated papers must be sent by email to each committee member listed below.

Deadline for nominations: March 22, 2019

Award Committee:

Dan Treisman (Chair)

UCLA

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Imke Harbers

University of Amsterdam

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Agustina Giraudy

American University

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Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award

Given for the best dissertation on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism completed and accepted in the two calendar years immediately prior to the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting (i.e., 2017 or 2018). The prize can be awarded to analyses of individual country cases as long as they are clearly cast in a comparative perspective. An emailed copy of the dissertation, accompanied by a letter of support from a member of the dissertation committee, should be sent to each member of the prize selection committee by March 22, 2019.

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Deadline for nominations: March 22, 2019

Award Committee:

Soledad Prillaman (Chair)

University of Oxford

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Elizabeth Nugent

Yale University

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Noam Lupu

Vanderbilt University

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