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Presidents and Executive Politics (Section 9)

Presidents & Executive Politics (PEP) of APSA is the premier association of scholars devoted to the study of the presidency and executives (formerly known as the Presidency Research Group). To that end, it welcomes diverse theoretical perspectives, analytical techniques, and data sources as they contribute to the advancement of scholarship and teaching. It also invites the contributions and perspectives of other disciplines. PEP values the establishment and enhancement of non-partisan links between scholarship, the real world of presidential and executive politics, and public policy.

Founded: 1985
Yearly membership dues: $0.00 for students and $10.00 for other members.
Website: connect.apsanet.org/s9
Newsletter: PEP Report
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
Daniel Ponder
Drury University

Vice-Chair
Meena Bose
Hofstra University

Secretary/Treasurer
Brandon Rottinghaus
University of Houston





 

 

2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Lilly Goren
Carroll University
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Council
Term: 9/2017-8/2020
Shareece Thrower, Vanderbilit University

Term: 9/2018-8/2020
Christina Kinane, Yale University

Term: 9/2018-8/2021
William Howell, University of Chicago
Matthew Beckmann, University of California, Irvine

Term: 9/2019-8/2022
Rachel Potter, University of Virginia
Jon Rogowski, Harvard University
Magna Inacio, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dan Gillion, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Zak Taylor, Georgia Tech
Nicole Mellow, Williams College
 

Section Award

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 09. Presidents and Executive Politics awards to-date »

George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award

The George C. Edwards III Dissertation Award is given for the best dissertation in presidency research completed and accepted during the previous two calendar years (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019). The recipient will receive a $250 award.

Nomination Instructions: To be considered for the award, nominees must submit the following documents to each member of the Award Committee: (1) a hard copy of the dissertation, (2) an electronic version of the dissertation (preferably in pdf), and (3) a letter of nomination (from, e.g., the dissertation chair, the department chair).

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2020

Award Committee
Chair
Mark Zak Taylor
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Julia Azari
Marquette University
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Brendan Doherty
United States Naval Academy
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Andrew Rudalevige
Bowdoin College
[email protected] 

Founders Best Graduate Student Paper Award

The Founders Award honoring Stephen Wayne will be given for the best paper on executive politics presented by a Graduate Student at either the preceding year’s APSA annual meeting or at any of the regional meetings in 2017 or 2018.

Nomination Instructions: Nominations should be emailed to the committee members.

Deadline for Nominations: February 1, 2020

Award Committee
Chair
Mel Laracey
University of Texas at San Antonio
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Christina Kinane
Yale University
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Rachel Potter
University of Virginia
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Adam Warber
Clemson University
[email protected] 

 

Founders Best Paper Award

The Founders Award honoring Lester Seligman will be given for the best paper on executive politics authored by a PhD – holding scholar at the previous year’s APSA annual meeting.

Nomination Instructions: Nominations should be emailed to the committee members.

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2020

Award Committee
Chair
Yu Ouyang
Purdue University Northwest
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Amnon Cavari
IDC Herzliya

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Shannon Bow O'Brien
University of Texas at Austin
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Verlan Lewis
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
[email protected]

 

Richard E. Neustadt Award

The Richard E. Neustadt Award will be given for the best book on executive politics published during 2018. The Neustadt Committee will also consider nominations when submitted for a separate, typically less frequent, Richard E. Neustadt Award for the Best Reference Work on the Presidency and Executive Politics published in the previous calendar year.

Nomination Instructions: One copy of each book should be sent electronically to each member of the committee.

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2020

Award Committee 
Chair
Karen Hult
Virginia Tech
[email protected]

David Cohen
University of Akron
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Sharece Thrower 
Vanderbilt University
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Richard Waterman
University of Kentucky
[email protected]

 

 

The Legacy Award

The Legacy Award will be given to a living author for a book, essay, or article, published at least 10 years prior to the award year that has made a continuing contribution to the intellectual development of the fields of presidency and executive politics. Letters of nominations should provide a rationale for the work receiving the award.

Nomination instructions: Nominations should be emailed to the committee members. Letters of nominations should provide a rationale for the work receiving the award.

Deadline for nominations: February 1, 2020

Award Committee:
Chair
Graham Dodds
Concordia University
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Randy Adkins
University of Nebraska - Omaha
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Lara Brown
George Washington University
[email protected] 

Jon Rogowski
Harvard University
[email protected]

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