American Sociological Association

Section on Development

Section on the Sociology of Development's Samuel Cohn Distinguished Service Award

2014: Samuel Cohn, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University


Section on the Sociology of Development Faculty Book Award

2016: Swider, Sarah Building China: Informal Work and the New Precariat. Cornell University/ILR Press, 2015.

2015: Sanyal, Paromita. Credit to Capabilities: A Sociological Study of Microcredit Groups in India. Cambridge University Press

2014: Rina Agarwala, Johns Hopkins University, Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Development in India (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

2013: Huber, Evelyne and John D Stephens. 2012. Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

2012 Co. Barron, Patrick (University of Oxford), Rachel Diprose (University of Oxford), and Michael Woolcock (World Bank) 2011. Contesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia. Yale University Press.

2012 Co: Mahoney, James (Northwestern University) 2010. Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge University Press.


Section on the Sociology of Development Faculty Article Award

2016: Singh, Prerna. “Subnationalism and Social Development: A Comparative Analysis of Indian States.”  World Politics 67(3): 1-57.

2015: Gabriel Hetland. “The Crooked Line: From Popular Mobilization to Participatory Democracy in Chavez-Era Venezuela,” Qualitative Sociology.

2014: Lant Pritchett, Michael Woolcock, and Matt Andrews, all of Harvard Kennedy School, (2013) “Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation.” The Journal of Development Studies. 49(1): 1-18.

2013: Lee, Cheol-Sung. 2012. “Associational Networks and Welfare States in Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, and Taiwan.” World Politics 64(3): 507-554.


Section on the Sociology of Development Graduate Student Paper Award

2016: Pandan, Roshan. "Does Manufacturing Matter for Economic Growth in the Era of Globalization?"

2015 Co-Winner: Julia Behrmanand Abigail Weitzman. “The Effect of Severe Natural Disaster on Fertility: Evidence from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.”

2015 Co-Winner: Gowri Vijayakumar “I’ll be like Water:” Gender, Class and Flexible Aspirations at
the Edge of India’s Knowledge Economy.”

2014: Diana Rodríguez-Franco, Northwestern University, (2014) “Internal Wars, Taxation, and State Building.”

2013: Levien, Michael and Marcel Paret. 2012. “A Second Double Movement? Polanyi and Shifting Global Opinions on Neoliberalism.” International Sociology 27(6) 724– 744.

2012: Andrews, Abigail (University of California, Berkeley) ‘The Quiet Insubordination of Staying Home: Rethinking Women who “Stay Behind”’


Section on the Sociology of Development Lifetime Achievement Award

2012: Peter Evans, University of California- Berkeley

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