Heinz I. Eulau Award 

The Heinz I. Eulau Award honors the best article published in American Political Science Review and for the best article published in Perspectives on Politics in the calendar year.

The award is presented at the APSA Annual Meeting and carries a cash prize of $750. The award for the best article published in Perspectives on Politics is supported by Cambridge University Press.

Nomination Information

Nominations are not accepted for the Eulau Award; all articles published within the past year are automatically eligible.

Heinz Eulau Award Committee

Chair: Vera Eva Troeger
University of Warwick
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Kathleen Bawn
University of California, Los Angeles
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Dr. Samara Klar
University of Arizona
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Yonatan Lupu
George Washington University
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Professor Jorgen Moller
University of Aarhus
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2019 Award Recipient 

Perspectives on Politics


Mark E. Button
(Rutgers University PhD, 2001) was recently appointed as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to assuming the position of Dean of Arts and Sciences at UNL, Button was a member of the Political Science faculty at the University of Utah from 2001-2019, serving as Department Chair from 2014-2019.

American Political Science Review

eulau apsaAdam Michael Auerbach is an assistant professor in the School of International Service, American University. His research focuses on local governance, urban politics, and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on South Asia and India in particular. Tariq Thachil is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. He works on political parties, political behavior, distributive politics, ethnic politics, and migration and urbanization.

Year Recipient Title
2019   Mark E. Button

Bounded Rationality without Bounded Democracy: Nudges, Democratic Citizenship, and Pathways for Building Civic Capacity

2019 Adam Michael Auerbach and Tariq Thacil

How Clients Select Brokers: Competition and Choice in India's Slums


Matthew T. Pietryka and Donald A. DeBats

It’s Not Just What You Have, but Whom You Know: Networks, Social Proximity to Elites, and Voting in State and Local Elections


Katherine J. Cramer and Benjamin Toff 

The Fact of Experience: Rethinking Political Knowledge and Civic Competence


Matthew Kocher and Nuno Monteiro

Lines of Demarcation: Causation, Design-Based Inference, and Historical Research

2017 Alisha Holland



Ariel White, Noah Nathan, Julie Faller

What Do I Need to Vote? Bureaucratic Discretion and Discrimination by Local Election Officials


Rebecca Thorpe

Perverse Politics: The Persistence of Mass Imprisonment in the Twenty-first Century


Zoltan Hajnal, Jeremy D. Horowitz

Racial Winners and Losers in American Party Politics


Carles Boix, Frances Rosenbluth

Bones of Contention: The Political Economy of Height Inequality


Jacob S. Hacker, Phillip Rehm, Mark Schlesinger

The Insecure American: Economic Experiences, Financial Worries, and Policy Attitudes


Dara Kay Cohen

Explaining Rape during Civil War: Cross-National Evidence (1980-2009)


Kathleen Bawn, Martin Cohen, David Karol, Seth Masket, Hans Noel, John Zaller

A Theory of Political Parties: Groups, Policy Demands and Nominations in American Politics


Regina Bateson

Crime Victimization and Political Participation


Robert O. Keohane and David G. Victor

The Regime Complex for Climate Change


Lars-Erik Cederman, Nils B. Weidmann, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch

Horizontal Inequalities and Ethnonationalist Civil War: A Global Comparison


Michael A. Neblo, Kevin M. Esterling, Ryan P. Kennedy, David M.J. Lazer, and Anand E. Sokhey

Who Wants to Deliberate--And Why?


Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Leila Mohsen Ibrahim, and Katherine D. Rubin

The Dark Side of American Liberalism and Felony Disenfranchisement


Elizabeth Levy Paluck and Donald

P. Green

Deference, Dissent, and Dispute Resolution: An Experimental Intervention Using Mass Media to Change Norms and Behavior in Rwanda


Marijke Breuning and John Ishiyama

The Politics of Intercountry Adoption: Explaining Variation in the Legal Requirements of Sub-Saharan African Countries


Roger Myerson

The Autocrat’s Credibility Problem and Foundations of the Constitutional State


Michael L. Ross

Oil, Islam, and Women


Elizabeth J. Perry

Chinese Concepts of Rights: From Mencius to Mao – and Now


Jack Citrin, Amy Lerman, Michael Murakami, and Kathryn Pearson

Testing Huntington: Is Hispanic Immigration a Threat to American Identity?


James Habyarimana, Macartan Humphreys, Daniel N. Posner, Jeremy Weinstein

Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provision?


Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective


Jonas Pontusson

The American Welfare State in Comparative Perspective: Reflections on Alberto Alesina and Edward L.


Jennifer Hochschild

Perspectives Editor's Notes


Susan Stokes

Perverse Accountability: A Formal Model of Machine Politics with Evidence from Argentina


Jonathan Bendor and Adam H. Meirowitz

Spatial Models of Delegation


Mala N. Htun

Is Gender Like Ethnicity? The Political Representation of Identity Groups


Mary Hawkesworth

Congressional Enactments of Race-Gender: Toward a Theory of Raced-Gendered Institutions


Stephen D. Ansolabehere, James M. Snyder, and Alan Gerber

Equal Votes, Equal Money


Lars-Erik Cederman

Back to Kant: Reinterpreting the Democratic Peace as a Macrohistorical Learning Process


Beth Simmons

International Law and State Behavior: Commitment and Compliance in International Monetary Affairs


Paul Pierson

Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics


Carles Boix

Setting the Rules of the Game: The Choice of Electoral Systems in Advanced Democracies


John Mark Hansen and Christine Guillory

Individuals, Institutions, and Public Preferences over Public Finance


Christopher Anderson and Christine Guillory

Political Institutions and Satisfaction with Democracy


Piotr Swistak and Jonathan Bendor

The Evolutionary Stability of Cooperation


James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin

Explaining Interethnic Cooperation


Robert S. Erikson, James A. Stimson, and Michael B. MacKuen

Dynamic Representation


Andrew Gelman and Gary King

Enhancing Democracy Through Legislative Redistricting


Elisabeth R. Gerber and John E. Jackson

Endogenous Preferences and the Study of Institutions


John D. Huber

Restrictive Legislative Procedures in France and the United States


Stuart Elaine MacDonald, George Rabinowitz, and Ola Listhaug

Issues of Party Support in Multiparty Systems


Kenneth N. Waltz

Nuclear Myths and Political Realities


John H. Aldrich, Eugene Borgida, and John L.Sullivan

Foreign Affairs and Issue Voting: Do Presidential Candidates 'Waltz before a Blind Audience?'


James L. Gibson

Political Intolerance and Political Repression during the McCarthy Red Scare


Kenneth Shepsle and Barry Weingast

The Institutional Foundations of Committee Power

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