Representation and Electoral Systems (Section 8)

The purpose of this section is to promote teaching and research in the areas of representation and electoral systems, and to encourage communication among persons interested in these fields within the Association and with related disciplines.

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Section Officers

Magda Hinojosa
Arizona State University

Amanda Driscoll
Florida State University

2020 Annual Meeting
Program Chairs

Jason Casellas, University of Houston
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Ruth Dassonneville, Universite de Montreal
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Term: 09/2018-08/2020
Ko Maeda, University of North Texas
Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, Arizona State University
Kristin-Wylie, James Madison University

Term: 9/2019-8/2021
Melody Ellis Valdini, Portland State University
Matthew Hayes, Rice University
Daniel Smith, Harvard University

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.

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George H. Hallett Award

The George H. Hallett Award is presented annually to the author of a book published at least ten years ago that has made a lasting contribution to the literature on representation and electoral systems.

Deadline for nominations: April 19, 2020

Award Committee:
Mona Lena Krook, Rutgers University
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Mitchell Brown, Auburn University
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Thomas Winzen, University of Essex
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Lawrence Longley Award

The Lawrence Longley Award is given for the best article on representation and electoral systems published in the previous year.

Deadline for nominations: April 19, 2020

Award Committee:
Nasos Roussias, University of Sheffield
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Ruben Ruiz Rufino, King's College London
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Erika Moreno, Creighton University
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Leon Weaver Award

Leon Weaver Award for the best paper presented at a conference panel sponsored by the Representation and Electoral Systems Section.

Deadline for nominations: April 19, 2020

Award Committee:

Annabella Espana-Najera, California State University, Fresno
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Jennifer Garcia, Oberlin College
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Katelyn Stauffer, University of South Carolina
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