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For Applications Received in 2014

Shifting Tides: Examining Changing Oceans Governance in Bermuda and the Sargasso Sea

Leslie Acton
Duke University
Department of Marine Science and Conservation



The Economic and Behavioral Effects of a Value-Added Tax (VAT): Evidence from French Firm-level Data

Bibek Adhikari
Tulane University
Department of Economics


How Green Became Good: Urban Greening as Social Improvement in Germany’s Ruhr Valley

Hillary Angelo
New York University
Department of Sociology



History, Memory and Resistance in Northeastern Nigeria: The Transformation of Boko Haram since 1995

Athanasius Atta Barkindo
University of London
School of Oriental and African Studies



Race and Consumption: Consumer Markets and the Production of Racial Inequality

Raphaël Charron-Chénier
Duke University
Department of Sociology



Constraining Government Regulatory Authority: Transnational Tobacco Companies Usage of Trade Agreements to Undermine Cigarette Package Health Warning Labels

 Special Recognition: John L. Stanley Award

Eric Crosbie
University of California – Santa Cruz
Department of Politics



Police and the Citizen-State Relationship: Accountability Mechanisms, Democratic Control, and Equal Access to Law in the United States

Special Recognition: Donald R. Cressey Award

Laurel Eckhouse
University of California – Berkeley
Department of Political Science

Integration beyond Numbers: Getting Along and Working Together in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

Denia Garcia
Princeton University
Department of Sociology



Conceptualizing “Productive Use”: Dominant Narratives and Alternative Visions of Land Use in Detroit

Catherine Gillis
Loyola University Chicago
Department of Sociology



The Spatial Dynamics of Vigilante Violence in South African Townships

Mark Gross
University of Maryland – College Park
Department of Sociology



Laboratories of Inequality: The Politics of Economic Development Subsidies and the Distribution of Resources in America

Special Recognition: Robert K. Merton Award

Joshua Jansa
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Political Science



Development Projects, Relative Deprivation, and Insurgent Violence: The Cases of Peru (1980-1992), Colombia (1964-Present), Iraq (2003-2011), and Afghanistan (2001-2011)

 Special Recognition Harold D. Lasswell Award

Barnett Koven
The George Washington University
Department of Political Science



“Ebola is the Only Work in Sierra Leone Right now”: An Ethnographic Study of Informal Work, Care, and Family Life in Freetown.

Jonah Lipton
London School of Economics
Department of Anthropology



If You Build It, Will They Export? A Framework for the Allocation of Welfare-maximizing Domestic Transport Infrastructure

Bárbara Oliveira Ramos
Tufts University
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy



Behind Closed Doors: Inequality, Diversity, and the Rise of Occupational Licensure

Beth Red Bird
Stanford University
Department of Sociology



Going Underground: Tax Credit Housing, Financial Innovation and the Politics of Stealth in Targeted Social Policy

 Special Recognition: Irving Louis Horowitz Award

John Robinson
Northwestern University
Department of Sociology



Stemming the Gap: The Puzzle of Missing Female Scientists and Engineers

 Special Recognition: Martinus Nijhoff Award

Ying Shi
Duke University
Sanford School of Public Policy



The Effect of Health Information Technology on Hospital Efficiency and Quality of Care

 Special Recognition: Eli Ginzberg Award

Ruirui Sun
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Department of Economics




Digital Media Activism and the Movement for Democracy in Hong Kong

 Special Recognition Joshua Feigenbaum Award

Tin-Yuet Ting
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Sociology



287(g) Local Immigration Enforcement Policy and Health of Mexican Immigrant Families in the US

Julia Shu-Huah Wang
Columbia University
School of Social work

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