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.
Research Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College at the University of Oxford.
Elizabeth R. Nugent
Department of Political Science, Yale University
Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
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.
Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Department of Political Science, University of Southern California
Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
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.
Department of Political Science, Lund University
SE-22100 Lund, Sweden
Mellon Fellow, Center for Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
CASBS, 75 Alta Road, Stanford, CA 94305
(Associate Professor, Blavatnik School of Government, Fellow, St. Hilda’s College Oxford University)
Dept of Political Science, University of Toronto
100 St. George Street, #3018
Toronto ON M5S 3G3, Canada
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.
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia
H. Zeynep Bulutgil
Department of Political Science, University College London
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.
Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam
School of International Service, American University
To view award winners from past years, please visit our archive.