Awards and Award Committees

Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, please contact the award committee chair.

 Christian Bay Award

The Christian Bay Award recognizes the best paper presented on a new political science panel at the previous year’s annual meeting.

The Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven Award recognizes an activist group, in the region of the annual meeting, that puts the ideals of the New Political Science Section, ’to make the study of politics relevant to the struggle for a better world,’ into practice.

The Charles A. McCoy Career Achievement Award recognizes a progressive political scientist who has had a long, successful career as a writer, teacher and activist.

The Michael Harrington Book Award recognizes an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.

For an outstanding Political Science dissertation finished within the previous year of the APSA Meeting which exemplifies the commitment to use scholarship in the struggle for a better world.