Barrington Moore Book Award

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The section awards the Barrington Moore Book Award every year to the best book in the areas of comparative and historical sociology. Nominated publications should have appeared in the two years prior to the year in which they are nominated. Books may be nominated by authors or by other section members.

2019 Award


Andreas Wimmer. 2018. Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together While Others Fall Apart, Princeton University Press.
Stephanie L. Mudge. 2018. Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism, Harvard University Press.

2018 Award


Krishan Kumar, Visions of Empire:  How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World.  Princeton: 2017.
  Angel Adams Parham, American Routes:  Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race. Oxford 2017
  Daniel Ziblatt, Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy.  Cambridge 2017.

2017 Award


  Heather A. Haveman. 2015. Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860. Princeton University Press.
  Tianna S. Paschel. 2016. Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil. Princeton University Press.

Honorable Mention:

  Rebecca Jean Emigh, Dylan Riley & Patricia Ahmed. 2016. How Societies and States Count (2-volume work: Antecedents of Censuses from Medieval to Nation States and Changes in Censuses from Imperialist to Welfare States) . Palgrave MacMillan.

2016 Award


Prerna Singh. 2016. How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India. Cambridge University Press.
Fatma Müge Göçek. 2014. Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians 1789-2009. Oxford University Press.

2015 Award


Kathleen Thelen. 2014. Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

2014 Award


Wenkai He. 2013. Paths toward the Modern Fiscal State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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.

2013 Award


Michael Mann. 2012. The Sources of Social Power, volume 3: Global Empires and Revolution 1890-1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
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.