Section awards are presented during the APSA annual meeting awards ceremony. To learn more about any award listed, contact the award committee chair for the award.
All section 35. Democracy and Autocracy awards to-date »
Best Article Award
Solo- or co-authored articles focusing directly on the subject of democracy, autocracy and/or regime change and published in 2022 are eligible. Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged. Copies of the article should be sent by email to each of the committee members. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2023
Best Book Award
Given for the best book in the comparative study of democracy, autocracy and/or regime change published in 2022 (authored, co-authored, or edited). Copies of the nominated book should be sent to each committee member in time to arrive by March 15, 2023. Books received after this deadline will not be considered. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2023.
Best Fieldwork Award
This prize rewards dissertation students who conduct especially innovative and difficult fieldwork in the comparative study of regime change. Scholars who are currently writing their dissertations or who completed their dissertations in 2022 are eligible. Candidates must submit two chapters of their dissertation and a short 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 may be sent electronically or in hard copy directly to each committee member.. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2023
Best Paper Award
Given to the best paper on the comparative study of democracy, autocracy and/or regime change presented at the previous year's APSA Convention. Papers can be nominated by panel chairs or discussants. Self-submissions are also encouraged. Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2023
Juan Linz Best Dissertation Award
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 APSA Annual Meeting where the award will be presented (2021 or 2022 for the 2023 Annual Meeting). The prize can be awarded to analyses of individual country cases as long as they are clearly cast in a comparative perspective. A 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.
Deadline for nominations: March 15, 2023