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Democracy and Autocracy (Section 35)

The Democracy and Autocracy 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.

Founded: 2000
Website: https://connect.apsanet.org/s35/
Newsletter: https://connect.apsanet.org/s35/newsletter/

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Section Membership Dues

Student Regular
$0 $12

Section Officers
Chair Susan Stokes, University of Chicago
Vice-Chair Benjamin Smith, University of Florida
Secretary Terence Teo, Seton Hall University
Treasurer Erik Kuhonta, McGill University
Publication Editors

Dan Slater, University of Michigan
[email protected]
Robert Mickey, University of Michigan
[email protected]

2021 Annual Meeting
Division Chair
Henry Thomson, Arizona State University
[email protected]
Council

Mona Vakilifathi, New York University
Paul Nolette, Marquette University
Srinivas Parinandi, University of Colorado
Maria Escobar-Lemmon, Texas A&M University
Philip Rocco, Marwuette University
Carol Weissert, Florida State University
Jennifer Jensen, Lehigh University
Katrina Kosec, International Food Policy Institute
Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, Arizona State 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.

All section 35. Democracy and Autocracy awards to-date »

 

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 2020 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 14, 2021. Deadline for nominations: March 14, 2021

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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 2020. Copies of the nominated book should be sent to each committee member by mail by March 14, 2021. Deadline for nominations: March 14, 2021

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Best Fieldwork 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 2020 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 14, 2021. Deadline for nominations: March 14, 2021

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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 2020 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 14, 2021. Deadline for nominations: March 14, 2021

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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 2021 APSA Annual Meeting (i.e., 2019 or 2020). 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 14, 2021.. Deadline for nominations: March 14, 2021

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