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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.

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Founded: 1983
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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 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. Deadline for nominations: TBA

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Terry Moe, Chair Stanford University [email protected]
Andrea Campbell        Massachusetts Institute of Technology  [email protected]
Craig Volden     University of Virginia     [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: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Scott Greer University of Michigan [email protected]
Isabel Perera, Chair            Cornell University [email protected]
Ana Weeks University of Bath [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: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Kogan Vladimir, Chair  Ohio State University [email protected]
Natalia Salgado Bueno         Emory University [email protected]
Simon Haeder Pennsylvania State University [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. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Tanu Kumar     College of William and Mary     [email protected]
Paasha Mahdavi      University of California, Santa Barbara [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. Deadline for nominations: April 15, 2022

Award Committee

Name Affiliation Email
Sarah Reckhow, Chair Michigan State University [email protected]
Meghan Condon        Loyola University Chicago  [email protected]
Michael Henderson         Louisiana State 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: Not awarded in 2022

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