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Political Organizations and Parties (Section 5)

The organized section on Political Organizations and Parties works to further scholarship on American political parties, comparative political parties, and interest groups. We do this in a number of different ways. Through our meetings, workshops, newsletter, and website, we provide a means of interaction and communication for like-minded scholars. At our annual workshop at the American Political Science Association conference we work to train scholars in the use of various methods or databases, or to promote new research in a particular area. Our participation through the sections mechanism of the American Political Science Association allows us to be a voice for our members’ interests within APSA. We also organize the panels in our subfields for the annual APSA conference. Finally we recognize excellence in scholarship with our awards for best book, best article, best APSA paper, career achievement, and emerging scholar. We are governed by the volunteer efforts of our officers and board. We’re eager to reach out in new directions so let us hear your ideas!

Founded: 1983
Yearly membership dues: $5.00 for students and $15.00 for other members. 
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s5
Newsletter:
VOX/POP
Twitter: @APSA_POP

Section Counts

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
Beth L. Leech
Rutgers University

Secretary
Hans Noel
Georgetown University

Treasurer
Katie Marchetti
Dickinson College

2019 Annual Meeting
Program Chairs

Tim LaPira
James Madison University

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Kristin Wylie
James Madison University

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Council
Term: 09/2018-08/2020
Bruce Larson, Gettysburg College
Ann-Kristin Kolln, Aarhus University
Michael J. Malbin, University at Albany, SUNY
Robin Kolodny, Temple University

Term: 09/2017-08/2019
Noam Lupu, Vanderbilt University
Michael Heaney, University of Michigan
Heath Brown, CUNY John Jay College
Diana Dwyre, California State University - Chico

 

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 05. Political Organizations and Parties awards to-date »

Emerging Scholars Award

The Emerging Scholar Award is given to a scholar who has received his or her Ph.D. within the last five years (2014-18) and whose career to date demonstrates unusual promise..

Deadline for nominations: March 20, 2019

Award Committee:

Chair: Stephen Medvic
Franklin and Marshall College
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Kay Lehman Schlozman
Boston College
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Ann-Kristin Koelln
Aarhus University
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Jack Walker Article Award

The Jack Walker Award recognizes an article published in the last two calendar years (2017, 2018) that makes an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.

Deadline for nominations: March 20, 2019

Award Committee:

Chair: Jennifer Victor
George Mason University 
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Matt Grossman
Michigan State University
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David Hopkins
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Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award

The Leon Epstein Outstanding Book Award recognizes a book published in the last two calendar years (2017, 2018) that made an outstanding contribution to research and scholarship on political organizations and parties.
To nominate a book, please email the committee chair for a list of committee members’ addresses and send a copy of the book to each committee member.

Deadline for nominations: March 20, 2019

Award Committee:
Chair: Michael Franz
Bowdoin College
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Scott Ainsworth
University of Georgia
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Bruce Larson
Gettysburg College
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POP Best APSA Paper Award

The POP/Party Politics Award recognizes the best paper delivered on a Political Organizations and Parties-sponsored panel at the preceding APSA annual meeting.

Deadline for nominations: March 20, 2019

Award Committee

Chair: Heath Brown
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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Marie Hojnacki
Penn State University
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Robin Kolodny
Temple University
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Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award

The Samuel Eldersveld Career Achievement Award recognizes a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field.

Deadline for nominations: March 20, 2019

Award Committee

Chair: Frank Baumgartner
University of North Carolina
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Patrick Bernhagen
University of Stuttgart
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Gregory Koger
University of Miami
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