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How many dissertations will be accepted each year per school or political science department? APSA will accept up to two nominations from each PhD-granting department for the William Anderson, Edward S. Corwin, Harold D. Lasswell, and Leonard D. White dissertation awards.
Nicolas Miller recieved the 2015 Kenneth Waltz Dissertation Prize, awarded annually by the International Security and Arms Control Section of the American Political Science Association. Noel Anderson and Alec Worsnop have each been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
The dissertation was advised by Yuri Zhukov (chair), Nick Valentino, Jim Morrow, Ted Brader, and John Ciorciari. Carly was also an honorable mention for the ultra-competitive Rackham ProQuest prize this year. Carly Wayne is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research and.
The award is given annually by the American Political Science Association for “the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public policy.” Using a wide array of data, techniques, and research designs, Shen’s work explains how environmental change influences and is shaped by politics and policy.
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Peter Haschke, PhD '14, is receiving the 2015 Best Dissertation Prize from the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association, to be awarded at the APSA annual meeting in San Francisco. Miguel R. Rueda, PhD '14, receives the University of Rochester's 2015 award for the outstanding dissertation in the social sciences.
The Robert Noxon Toppan prize for the best dissertation upon a subject of political science is awarded to Adam Lebovitz for his dissertation, “Colossus: Constitutional Theory in American and France, 1776-1799”.
The James Vance Elliott Award is awarded in the senior year to students majoring in Political Science whose achievements best combine academic excellence with active participation and effective leadership in campus and civic affairs. The award recognizes the distinguished career of, former Chair (1956) and Professor of Political Science, James Vance Elliott.
The Political Science department at Berkeley admits students only for the Ph.D. degree. The Ph.D. program has two major phases: coursework and examinations, and dissertation research and writing. The two phases typically take approximately five or six years (three years to candidacy and two or three for dissertation research and writing).
Capstone research projects will be expected to include basic features of research in political science, such as defining a research question in terms of a “variation to be explained”, an assessment of previous scholarship, the elaboration of an explanation, an empirical test, and the drawing of conclusions from the project.
Mayne, the Ash Center’s inaugural Democracy Fellow, has won two awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA) for his dissertation, entitled The Satisfied Citizen: Participation, Influence, and Public Perceptions of Democratic Performance.
Political sociology is a hybrid, that is, it lies on the interdisciplinary territory of political science and sociology (see: Sartori (1969); Dogan (2003) p. 117). Thus, political sociology combines explanations for the dimensions of social and political structures. 2.2. Structure of the dissertation.
William Bernhard Award. Named in honor of Dr. William Bernhard, former Head of the Department of Political Science, this award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation prospectus defended in the prior two calendar years.(The 2017 and 2018 awards were awarded for best prospectus from the prior calendar year.).
Latin Honors is awarded based on a student’s cumulative GPA and the grade awarded to the thesis by the department The Political Science Program dissertation research improvement grants are awarded to support high quality doctoral dissertation research in political science.
Professor Larry Baum Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Lawrence Baum received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association for a lifetime of significant scholarship, teaching and service. Baum was cited for his path-breaking work on judicial behavior, substantive policy and court reform.
In the Political Science and International Relations Department, you must write a Senior Thesis to receive departmental honors. The Senior Thesis is a process that begins in your junior year. In the spring semester of your junior year, you apply to write a thesis (see instructions below).