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Heinz I. Eulau Award 



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

Dr. Eulau served as the president of APSA from 1971 to 1972, and this award was established to honor his contributions to the discipline. 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



Year Recipient Title
2020 Katherine Levine Einstein, David M. Glick, and Maxwell Palmer

Who Participates in Local Government? Evidence from Meeting Minutes (Perspectives on Politics)

2020 George Kwaku Ofosu

Do Fairer Elections Increase the Responsiveness of Politicians? (American Political Science Review)

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

2018

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

2018

Katherine J. Cramer and Benjamin Toff 

The Fact of Experience: Rethinking Political Knowledge and Civic Competence

2017

Matthew Kocher and Nuno Monteiro

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

2017 Alisha Holland

Forbearance

2016

Ariel White, Noah Nathan, Julie Faller

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

2016

Rebecca Thorpe

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

2015

Zoltan Hajnal, Jeremy D. Horowitz

Racial Winners and Losers in American Party Politics

2015

Carles Boix, Frances Rosenbluth

Bones of Contention: The Political Economy of Height Inequality

2014

Jacob S. Hacker, Phillip Rehm, Mark Schlesinger

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

2014

Dara Kay Cohen

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

2013

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

2013

Regina Bateson

Crime Victimization and Political Participation

2012

Robert O. Keohane and David G. Victor

The Regime Complex for Climate Change

2012

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

Horizontal Inequalities and Ethnonationalist Civil War: A Global Comparison

2011

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

Who Wants to Deliberate--And Why?

2011

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

The Dark Side of American Liberalism and Felony Disenfranchisement

2010

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

2010

Marijke Breuning and John Ishiyama

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

2009

Roger Myerson

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

2009

Michael L. Ross

Oil, Islam, and Women

2009

Elizabeth J. Perry

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

2008

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

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

2008

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

Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provision?

2007

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

Economic Backwardness in Political Perspective

2007

Jonas Pontusson

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

2006

Jennifer Hochschild

Perspectives Editor's Notes

2006

Susan Stokes

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

2005

Jonathan Bendor and Adam H. Meirowitz

Spatial Models of Delegation

2005

Mala N. Htun

Is Gender Like Ethnicity? The Political Representation of Identity Groups

2004

Mary Hawkesworth

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

2003

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

Equal Votes, Equal Money

2002

Lars-Erik Cederman

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

2001

Beth Simmons

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

2001

Paul Pierson

Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics

2000

Carles Boix

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

1999

John Mark Hansen and Christine Guillory

Individuals, Institutions, and Public Preferences over Public Finance

1998

Christopher Anderson and Christine Guillory

Political Institutions and Satisfaction with Democracy

1998

Piotr Swistak and Jonathan Bendor

The Evolutionary Stability of Cooperation

1997

James D. Fearon and David D. Laitin

Explaining Interethnic Cooperation

1996

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

Dynamic Representation

1995

Andrew Gelman and Gary King

Enhancing Democracy Through Legislative Redistricting

1994

Elisabeth R. Gerber and John E. Jackson

Endogenous Preferences and the Study of Institutions

1993

John D. Huber

Restrictive Legislative Procedures in France and the United States

1992

Stuart Elaine MacDonald, George Rabinowitz, and Ola Listhaug

Issues of Party Support in Multiparty Systems

1991

Kenneth N. Waltz

Nuclear Myths and Political Realities

1990

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

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

1989

James L. Gibson

Political Intolerance and Political Repression during the McCarthy Red Scare

1988

Kenneth Shepsle and Barry Weingast

The Institutional Foundations of Committee Power


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