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Public Policy (Section 4)

The Organized Section on Public Policy is committed to producing rigorous empirical and theoretical knowledge of the processes and products of governing and the application of that knowledge to critical policy issues.

Founded: 1983
Yearly membership dues: $15.00 for students and $15.00 for other members. Subscription to Policy Studies Journal included with membership.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s4/
Journal:
Policy Studies Journal
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Organized sections provide opportunities for APSA members who share a common interest in a particular subfield to organize meetings and coordinate communications under Association auspices.

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Section Officers

Chair
Christopher Howard

College of William & Mary

Chair- Elect
Jennifer Hayes Clark
University of Houston

Secretary/Treasurer
Clayton Nall
University of California-Santa Barbara

2020 Annual Meeting
Program Chair

Jennifer Hayes Clark
University of Houston
[email protected]

Council
Term: 9/2019-8/2022
Marc Meredith, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Moffitt, Brown University
Peter Mortensen, Aarhus University
Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University

Term: 09/2018-08/2021
Daniel Galvin, Northwestern University
Jamila Michener, Cornell University
Jane Gingrich, University of Oxford
Alex Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University

Term: 09/2017-08/2020
Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
Lina Newton, CUNY Hunter College
Tim LaPira, James Madison University
Alexandra Filindra, University of Illinois, Chicago

 

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 04. Public Policy awards to-date »

Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award

The Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Contribution Award is given for the best book or article published in the general area of public policy during the past twenty to thirty years. The book or article should have had a major impact on the field. This award carries a $500 prize.     

Nomination Instructions: Please send a brief paragraph nominating a book or article and describing its merits to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Hank Jenkins-Smith, University of Oklahoma
[email protected]

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University
[email protected]

Carolyn Tuohy, University of Toronto
[email protected]

 


 

Best Comparative Policy Paper Award

The Best Comparative Policy Paper Award recognizes a paper presented at the APSA Annual Conference which is of particular distinction in the area of comparative public policy. It is granted in collaboration with and sponsored by the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. Following nomination or self-nomination the paper is reviewed by a joint APSA/JCPA adjudication committee. The winning author(s) are awarded the JCPA Best Comparative Paper Award. This award carries a prize of $500. The author is invited to submit the paper for publication consideration in the JCPA.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
[email protected]

Ursula Hackett, Royal Holloway, University of London
[email protected]

Kirsten Rodine-Hardy, Northeastern University
[email protected]
 

 

 

Best Poster on Public Policy Award

The Best Poster on Public Policy Award is given for the best paper or poster presented at the poster session at the previous APSA meeting. This award carries a prize of $500.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Elizabeth Sharrow, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
[email protected]

Matthew Nowlin, College of Charleston
[email protected]

Ling Zhu, University of Houston
[email protected]
 

Best Paper on Public Policy Award

The Best Paper on Public Policy Award recognizes the best paper on Public Policy given at the previous APSA Annual Meeting. This award carries a $500 prize.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Nathan Kelly, University of Tennessee
[email protected]

Chloe Thurston, Northwestern University
[email protected]

Rachel VanSickle-War, Pitzer College
[email protected]


 

Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Mentoring Award has been established to recognize sustained efforts by a senior scholars to encourage and facilitate the career of emerging political scientists in the field of Public Policy. This award carries a $500 prize.

Nomination Instructions: Please send a letter of nomination to committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Susan Moffitt, Brown University
[email protected]

Colleen Grogan, University of Chicago
[email protected]

Marc Meredith, University of Pennsylvania
[email protected]
 

Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article Award

The Theodore J. Lowi Policy Studies Journal Best Article Award is given to recognize an article of particular distinction published at any time in Policy Studies Journal. This award carries a prize of $500.

Nomination Instructions: Please send a copy of the paper to the committee chair.

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Saba Siddiki, Syracuse University
[email protected]

Bianca Easterly, Lamar University
[email protected]

Craig Volden, University of Virginia
[email protected]


 
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