Distributive Politics, Academic Association Stylee

Political scientists who study state politics and public policy “distribute the praise” much better than do those who study conflict processes.  Perhaps something for us conflict types to emulate?

The 2014 Award Winners for the State Politics & Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

Best Paper Award

Gerald Gamm and Thad Kousser, “Contingent Partisanship: When Party Labels Matter-and When They Don’t-in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislatures”

Best Paper Award (SPP Conference):

James E. Monogan III, David M. Konishky, and Neal D. Woods, “Gone with the Wind: Federalism and the Strategic Placement of Air Polluters”

Best Article Award:

Elizabeth Rigby and Gerald Wright, “Political Parties and Representation of the Poor in the American States,” American Journal of Political Science, 57 (2013): 552-65.

Christopher Mooney Dissertation Award(s):

Julianna M. Koch (Cornell University), “States of Inequality: Government Partisanship, Public Policies, and Income Disparity in the American States, 1970-2005.”


Steven M. Rogers (Princeton University), “Accountability in a Federal System.”

Virginia Gray Best Book Award(s):

Thad Kousser and Justin Philips, The Power of American Governors: Winning on Budget and Losing on Policy. New York: University of Cambridge Press, 2012.


Lynda Powell, The Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures: The Effects of Institutions and Politics. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2012.

Mac Jewell Enduring Contribution Book Award:

Robert S. Erikson, Gerald C. Wright, and John P. McIver, Statehouse Democracy: Public Opinion and Policy in the American States. Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Career Achievement Award:

Richard F. Winters, Dartmouth College


About Will H. Moore

I am a political science professor who also contributes to Political Violence @ a Glance and sometimes to Mobilizing Ideas . Twitter: @WilHMoo
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