Awards

Call for Nominations: 2019 Comparative Democratization Section Awards

The Comparative Democratization Section will present five awards for scholarly work at the 2019 APSA annual meeting: the Linz Prize for Best Dissertation, and the Best Book, Best Article, Best Field Work, and Best Paper prizes. Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations (self-nominations are allowed for some of the awards, see below) to the appropriate committees listed below. Please forward this information to colleagues and graduate students. Please note the eligibility criteria, deadlines for submissions, and materials that must accompany nominations; direct queries to the committee chairs.

 

Award Title: Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy

Award Description: Given for the best dissertation on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism completed and accepted in the two calendar years immediately prior to the 2019 APSA Annual Meeting (i.e., 2017 or 2018). The prize can be awarded to analyses of individual country cases as long as they are clearly cast in a comparative perspective. An emailed copy of the dissertation, accompanied by a letter of support from a member of the dissertation committee, should be sent to each member of the prize selection committee by March 22, 2019.

Committee Chair:

Soleded Prillaman

Research Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College at the University of Oxford.

soledad.prillaman@nuffield.ox.ac.uk

Committee Members:

Elizabeth R. Nugent

Department of Political Science, Yale University

elizabeth.nugent@yale.edu.

Noam Lupu

Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

noam.lupu@vanderbilt.edu

  

Award Title: Best Article Award

Single-authored or co-authored articles focusing on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism, published in print in 2018 are eligible. Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. Copies of the article should be sent by email to each of the committee members by March 22, 2019.

Committee Chair:

Michael Albertus

Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

albertus@uchicago.edu

Committee Members:

Bryn Rosenfeld

Department of Political Science, University of Southern California

brosenfe@usc.edu

Jason Wittenberg

Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

witty@berkeley.edu

 

Award Title: Best Book Award

Given for the best book focusing on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism, published in print in 2018. Copies of the nominated book should be sent to each committee member by March 22, 2019.

Committee Chair:

Jan Teorell

Department of Political Science, Lund University

Box 52

SE-22100 Lund, Sweden

jan.teorell@svet.lu.se

Committee Members:

Maya Tudor

Mellon Fellow, Center for Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

CASBS, 75 Alta Road, Stanford, CA 94305

mjtudor@gmail.com

(Associate Professor, Blavatnik School of Government, Fellow, St. Hilda’s College Oxford University)

Seva Gunitsky

Dept of Political Science, University of Toronto

100 St. George Street, #3018

Toronto ON M5S 3G3, Canada

s.gunitsky@utoronto.ca

 

Award Title: Best Field Work Award

This prize rewards dissertation students who conduct innovative and difficult fieldwork on the topics of democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism. Scholars who are currently writing their dissertations or who completed their dissertations in 2018 are eligible. Candidates must submit two chapters of their dissertation and a letter of nomination from the chair of their dissertation committee describing the field work. The material submitted must describe the field work in detail and should provide one or two key insights from the evidence collected in the field. The chapters should be sent electronically to each committee member by March 22, 2019.

Committee Chair:

Egor Lazarev

Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

egor.lazarev@utoronto.ca,

Committee Members:

Sule Yaylaci

Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

suleyaylaci@alumni.ubc.ca,

H. Zeynep Bulutgil

Department of Political Science, University College London

z.bulutgil@ucl.ac.uk

 

Award Title: Best Paper Award

Given to the best paper on democratization and/or the development and dynamics of democracy and authoritarianism presented at the 2018 APSA Convention. Papers can be nominated by panel chairs or discussants. Self-submissions are allowed. Please send electronic copies of the papers to the committee members by March 22, 2019.

Committee Chair:

Daniel Treisman

Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles

treisman@polisci.ucla.edu

Committee Members:

Imke Harbers

Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

i.harbers@uva.nl

Agustina Giraudy 

School of International Service, American University

giraudy@american.edu

 

To view award winners from past years, please visit our archive.