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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
Sarah Anzia
University of California, Berkeley
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Chair- Elect
Christopher Howard
William & Mary
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Secretary/Treasurer
Edward Miller
University of Massachusetts Boston
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2019 Annual Meeting
Program Chair

Christopher Howard
William & Mary
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Council
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

Term: 09/2016-08/2019
Kristin Goss, Duke University
Joe Soss, University of Minnesota
Dara Strolovitch, Princeton University
Rick Valelly, Swarthmore College

 

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.     

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

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Chair
Jeff Milyo
University of Missouri
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Leah Stokes
UC Santa Barbara
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Jonathan Mummolo
Princeton University
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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.

Previous recipients »

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Chair
Jane Gingrich
University of Oxford
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Ling Zhu
University of Houston
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Tiffany Barnes
University of Kentucky
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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.

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Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Brenda Bushouse, Chair
University of Massachusetts
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Kenneth Lowande
University of Michigan
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Delphia Shanks-Booth
Hendrix College
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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.

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Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Chris Witko
Penn State
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Tabitha Bonilla
Northwestern University
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Clare Brock
Texas Woman's University
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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.

Previous recipients »

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

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Chair
Jamila Michener
Cornell University
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Rachel Augustine Potter
University of Virginia
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Derek Epp
University of Texas, Austin
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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.

Previous recipients »

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

Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2019

Award Committee:
Chair
Candis Watts Smith
University of North Carolina
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Amy McKay
University of Exeter
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Mallory SoRelle
Lafayette College
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