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American Political Thought (Section 47)

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The purpose of this section is to facilitate and encourage a uniquely integrative approach to the study of politics that will put scholars of American politics, political theory, American political development, American history, philosophy, American literature, and other related fields in ongoing and fruitful conversation with one another.

Founded: 2016
Yearly membership dues: Students: $25 Print & Electronic Access; $20 Electronic-Only Access*
All other members: $35 Print & Electronic Access; $30 Electronic-Only Access*
*Subscription to American Political Thought included with membership.
Journal: American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture

Section Counts

Section Officers

Chair
Benjamin Kleinerman
Michigan State University
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Vice-Chair
Jeremy Bailey
University of Houston
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Secretary-Treasurer
S. Adam Seagrave
University of Missouri
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Journal Editor
Michael Zuckert
University of Notre Dame
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2018 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Greg Weiner
Assumption College
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Council
George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College
Susan McWilliams, Pomona College
Michael Zuckert, University of Notre Dame
Benjamin Kleinerman, Michigan State University
S. Adam Seagrave, University of Missouri
Jeremy D. Bailey, University of Houston
Greg Weiner, Assumption 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.

Best Book Award

The Best Book in American Political Thought Award will be chosen every year by the section council.

Nomination Instructions: TBA

Deadline for nominations: TBA

Award Committee:
Justin Dyer
University of Missouri
[email protected]

Phillip Munoz
University of Notre Dame
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Natalie Taylor
Skidmore College
[email protected]

Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation in American Political Thought Award will be chosen every two years by the Section Council. The council will select award recipients from among nominations provided by the department chairs (one per department).

Deadline for nominations TBA

Nomination Instructions: TBA

Award Committee:
TBA

Best Article Award

The Best Article in American Political Thought will be chosen every year by the Section Council from among the articles published in the journal American Political Thought.

Nomination Instructions: TBA

Deadline for nominations TBA

Award Committee:
Daniel Klinghard
College of the Holy Cross
[email protected]

Clement Fatovic
Florida International University
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Jim Ceaser
University of Virginia
[email protected]

Best Conference Paper Award

The Best Conference Paper in American Political Thought will be chosen every year by the Section Council from among nominations provided by panel chairs at the APSA Annual Meeting.

Nomination Instructions: TBA

Deadline for nominations: TBA

Award Committee: TBA

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