Barrington Moore Book Award
Charles Tilly Best Article Award
Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award
Reinhard Bendix Student Paper Award
The section presents the Barrington Moore Award every year to the best book in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Nominated publications should have been published during the two years prior to the year of the award (i.e., for the 2015 award only books published in 2013 or 2014 will be considered). Books may be nominated only once for this prize. Thus, books nominated last year cannot be considered again for the 2015 award.
Books may be nominated by authors or by other scholars, but not by publishing houses. Letters of nomination are not required. To nominate a book, please send an email to each member of the prize committee indicating that you are doing so, and please make arrangements for each member of the committee to receive a copy of the book by the deadline. Both the book and the email must be received by [deadline] for the book to be considered. Winners of the award are expected to be members of the comparative historical sociology section at the time the award is presented. Nominations must be received by February 15, 2015 to be considered.
The committee members and their mailing addresses are:
Rebecca Emigh, chair
264 Haines Hall
Department of Sociology
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551
410 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1980
Division of Social Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
526 N. 14th St., Milwaukee, WI
Past Barrington Moore Book Award Winners
Co-Winner: Wenkai He. 2013. Paths toward the Modern Fiscal State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Co-Winner: Cybelle Fox. 2012. Three Worlds of Welfare Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Co-Winner: Michael Mann. 2012. The Sources of Social Power, volume 3: Global Empires and Revolution 1890-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Co-Winner: Monica Prasad. 2012. The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Honorable Mention: Andreas Wimmer. 2012. Waves of War: Nationalism, State Formation, and Ethnic Exclusion in the Modern World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Winner: Yang Su, 2011. Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolution. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Honorable Mention: Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery, 2011. Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Honorable Mention: James Mahoney, 2010. Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Winner: David Garland, 2010. Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Honorable Mention: Dan Slater, 2010. Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Winner: Andrew G. Walder, 2009. Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Honorable Mention: Marion Fourcade, 2009. Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Honorable Mention: Chad Alan Goldberg, 2008. Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Co-Winner: Karen Barkey, 2008. Empire of Difference: The Ottomans in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Co-Winner: Ivan Ermakoff, 2008. Ruling Oneself Out: A Theory of Collective Abdications. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
George Steinmetz, 2007. The Devil's Handwriting: Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Monica Prasad, 2006. The Politics of Free Markets: The Rise of Neoliberal Economic Policies in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Winner: Michael Mann, 2005. The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing Cambridge, UK, and New York: Cambridge University Press.
Honorable Mention: Eiko Ikegami, 2005. Bonds of Civility: Aesthetic Networks and the Political Origins of Japanese Culture Cambridge, UK, and New York: Cambridge University Press.
Winner: Vivek Chibber, 2003. Locked in Place: State-Building and Late Industrialization in India Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
Honorable Mention: Wood, Elisabeth Jean. 2003. Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press.
Winner: Gorski, Philip S. 2003. The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Honorable Mention: Drori, Gili S., John W. Meyer, Francisco O. Ramirez, and Evan Schofer, 2003. Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization. Palo Alto, Calif.: Stanford University Press.
Winner: Mahoney, James. 2001. The Legacies of Liberalism: Path Dependence and Political Regimes in Central America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Honorable Mention: Lachmann, Richard. 2000. Capitalists in Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and European Transitions in Early Modern Europe. Oxford, UK; New York: Oxford University Press.
The section awards this prize every year to the best article in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Nominated publications should have appeared during the two years prior to the year of the award (i.e., for the 2015 award only articles published in 2013 or 2014 will be considered).
Authors or other members of the section may nominate an article by sending an email to each member of this prize committee along with a PDF copy of the article. The letter and copy of the article must be received by each member of the committee by February 15, 2015 to be considered.
The committee members and their email addresses are
Sarah Babb, chair
Past Charles Tilly Article Award Winners
Winner: Robert Fishman and Omar Lizardo. "How Macro-Historical Change Shapes Cultural Taste." American Sociological Review 78(2): 213-239.
Elisabeth Anderson (Northwestern). 2012. "Ideas in Action: The Politics of Prussian Child Labor Reform, 1817-1839". Theory and Society 42: 81-119.
Winner: Nicolas Hoover Wilson, 2011. "From Reflection to Refraction: State Administration in British India, circa 1770-1855." American Journal of Sociology 116(5):1437-77.
Honorable Mention: Hazem Kandil, 2011. "Islamizing Egypt? Testing the limits of Gramscian Counterhegemonic Strategies." Theory and Society 40(1):37-62.
Co-Winner: Danielle Kane and Jung Mee Park, 2009. "The Puzzle of Korean Christianity: Geopolitical Networks and Religious Conversion in Early Twentieth-Century East Asia." American Journal of Sociology 115(2):365-404.
Co-Winner: Andreas Wimmer and Yuval Feinstein, 2010. "The Rise of the Nation-State across the World, 1816 to 2001." American Sociological Review 75(5):764-790.
Winner: Dan Slater, 2009. "Revolutions, Crackdowns, and Quiescence: Communal Elites and Democratic Mobilization in Southeast Asia." American Journal of Sociology 115(1):203-254.
Winner: Cedric de Leon, 2008. "'No Bourgeois Mass Party, No Democracy': The Missing Link in Barrington Moore's American Civil War." Political Power and Social Theory 19: 39-82.
Honorable Mention: Ho-fung Hung, 2008. "Agricultural Revolution and Elite Reproduction in Qing China: The Transition to Capitalism Debate Revisited." American Sociological Review 73: 569-88.
Honorable Mention: Liliana Riga, 2008. "The Ethnic Roots of Class Universalism: Rethinking the 'Russian' Revolutionary Elite." American Journal of Sociology 114: 649-705.
John F. Padgett and Paul D. McLean, "Organizational Invention and Elite Transformation: The Birth of Partnership Systems in Renaissance Florence," American Journal of Sociology, 111(5) (March 2006): 1463-568.
Wimmer, Andreas and Brian Min, 2006. "From Empire to Nation-State: Explaining Wars in the Modern World, 1816-2001." American Sociological Review 71:867-897.
Winner: Prasad, Monica. 2005. "Why is France so French? Culture, Institutions and Neoliberalism, 1974-1981." American Journal of Sociology 111(2): 357-407.
Honorable Mention: Ari Adut, 2005. "A Theory of Scandal: Victorians, Homosexuality, and the Fall of Oscar Wilde." American Journal of Sociology 111(1): 213-248.
Steinberg, Marc. 2003. "Capitalist Development, the Labor Process, and the Law." American Journal of Sociology 109: 445-495.
The section presents the Theda Skocpol Award every year to the best doctoral dissertation in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Eligible dissertations must have been defended and filed between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.
Dissertations may be nominated by dissertation chairs, advisors or current department chairs. We ask that each nomination letter include a brief discussion of the specific strengths and contributions of the dissertation. Self-nominations are not allowed for this award. Dissertations may be nominated by sending a letter or email to each member of this prize committee. Authors are then responsible for providing each member of the committee with a printed copy of the dissertation. Both the nominating letter and the dissertation must be received by each member of the committee by February 15, 2015 to be considered.
The committee members and their email and mailing addresses are:
Erik Larson, chair, email@example.com
Department of Sociology
1600 Grand Avenue
St Paul MN 55105
Marc Steinberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc W. Steinberg
205 Wright Hall
Northampton, MA 01063
Sahan Savas Karatasli, email@example.com
533 Mergenthaler Hall
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
Past Skocpol Award Winners
Winner: Sahan Savas Karatasli. "Financial Expansions, Hegemonic Transitions, and Nationalism: A Longue Durée Analysis of State-Seeking Nationalist Movements." John Hopkins University (primary advisors: Giovanni Arrighi and Beverly Silver).
Winner: Jaeeun Kim (Stanford), "Colonial Migration and Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea"
Honorable Mention: Kevan Harris (Princeton), "The Martyrs Welfare State: Politics of Social Policy in the Islamic Republic of Iran"
Winner: Stephan Bargheer, 2011. "Moral Entanglements: the Emergence and Transformation of Bird Conservation in Great Britain and Germany, 1790-2010." Ph.D. Dissertation, Sociology, University of Chicago. (Dissertation Chair: Andrew Abbott.)
Honorable Mention: Damon Maryl, 2011. "Secular Conversions: Politics, Institutions, and Religious Education in the United States and Australia, 1800-2000." Ph.D. Dissertation, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley. (Dissertation Chair: Margaret Weir.)
Winner: Robert S. Jansen, 2009. "Populist Mobilization: Peru in Historical and Comparative Perspective." Ph.D. Dissertation, Sociology, UCLA. (Dissertation Chair: Rogers Brubaker.)
Honorable Mention: Besnik Pula, 2011. "State, Law and Revolution: Agrarian Power and the National State in Albania, 1850-1945." Ph.D. Dissertation, Sociology, University of Michigan. (Dissertation Chair: George P. Steinmetz.)
Dan Lainer-Vos, 2009. "Nationalism in Action: The Construction of Irish and Zionist Transatlantic National Networks." Ph.D. Dissertation, Sociology, Columbia University. (Dissertation Chair: Gil Eyal.)
The section presents the Reinhard Bendix Award every year to the best graduate student paper in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Submissions are solicited for papers written by students enrolled in graduate programs at the time the paper was written. Both published and unpublished papers will be considered.
Students may self-nominate their finest work or it may be nominated by their mentors. Authors and mentors may nominate a paper by sending an email to each member of this prize committee along with a PDF copy of the article. The letter and copy of the article must be received by each member of the committee by February 15, 2015 to be considered.
The members of the committee are:
Josh Pacewicz, chair
A. Joseph West
Past Bendix Award Winners
Co-Winner: Eric W. Schoon and A. Joseph West. "From Prophecyto Practice: Mutual Selection Cycles in the Routinization of Charismatic Authority." University of Arizona.
Co-Winner: Emily A. Marshall. "Great Expectations? Population Projections and Politics in Twentieth Century France and Great Britain." Princeton, and University of Michigan.
Winner: Yael Berda (Princeton), “The Peculiar Persistence of Colonial Legacies: Why New Nations Reproduce State Practices against which their Founders Struggled."
Honorable Mention: Deirdre Bloome and Christopher Muller (Harvard), "Slavery and African-American Marriage in the Postbellum South, 1860-1880."
Co-Winner: Carly Knight (Harvard). "A Voice but Not a Vote: The Case of Surrogate Representation and Social Welfare For Legal Noncitizens Since 1996."
Co-Winner: Diana Rodriguez-Francoz (Northwestern). "Internal Wars, Taxation, and State Building."
Winner: Joshua Bloom (UCLA). "Insurgent Influence on Truman's Civil Rights Policy: A Theoretically Informed Event Structure Analysis."
Honorable Mention: Josh Pacewicz (University of Chicago). "Old Factions, New Partnerships: How the Changing Integration of Economic and Civil Institutions Produces Avoidance of Partisan Politics in Local Life."
Winner: Anoulak Kittikhoun (CUNY Graduate Center, Political Science), 2009. "Small State, Big Revolution: Geography and the Revolution in Laos." Theory and Society 38(1).
Honorable Mention: Bart Bonikowski (Princeton), "Shared Representations of the Nation-State in Thirty Countries: An Inductive Approach to Cross-National Attitudinal Research."
Winner: Ates Altinordu (Yale), "The Politicization of Religion: Political Catholicism and Political Islam in Comparison."
Honorable Mention: Wesley Hiers (UCLA), "The Colonial Roots of Racialized Polities."
Besnik Pula (Michigan), "The Informal Road to State Power: State Building in the Albanian Highlands, 1919-1939."
Anna Paretskaya (The New School), ?Middle Class without Capitalism? Socialist Ideology and Post-Collectivist Discourse in Late Soviet Union.?
Amy Kate Bailey (University of Washington), "Fertility and Revolution: When Does Political Change Influence Reproductive Behavior?"
Winner: Tammy Smith (Columbia University), "Narrative Networks and the Dynamics of Ethnic Conflict and Conciliation"
Honorable Mention: Martin Kreidl (University of California-Los Angeles), "Politics and Secondary School Tracking in Socialist Czechoslovakia, 1948-1989" European Sociological Review (2004) 20: 123-139.
Winner: Scott Leon Washington (Princeton University), "Principles of Racial Taxonomy."
Honorable Mention: Jason W. Moore (Berkeley, Geography), "The Modern World System as Environmental History? Ecology and the Rise of Capitalism." Theory and Society (June 2003) 32, pp. 307-377.
Ho-fung Hung. 2003. ?Orientalist Knowledge and Social Theories: China and the European Conceptions of East-West Differences from 1600 to 1900.? Sociological Theory. Vol. 21, No. 3. 254-79.