Charles Tilly Best Article Award

The section awards the Charles Tilly Best Article Award every year to the best article in the area of comparative and historical sociology. Nominated publications should have appeared within two years prior to the year in which they are nominated. Articles may be nominated by authors or by other section members.
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2019 Award

Co-winners:

Barış Büyükokutan “Elitist by default? Interaction dynamics and the inclusiveness of secularization in Turkish literary milieus.” American Journal of Sociology 123, no. 5 (2018): 1249-1295.
Muller, Christopher. “Freedom and Convict Leasing in the Postbellum South.” American Journal of Sociology 124, no. 2 (2018): 367-405.

2018 Award

Winner:

Greta Krippner, “Democracy of Credit: Ownership and the Politics of Credit Access in Late Twentieth-Century America.” American Journal of Sociology, 123(1): 1-47

2017 Award

Co-winners:

 Barry Eidlin, 2016, “Why is There No Labor Party in the United States? Political Articulation and the Canadian Comparison, 1932-1948.” American Sociological Review 81(3): 488-516.
Ivan Ermakoff, 2015, “The Structure of Contingency,” American Journal of Sociology 121(1): 64-125.

2016 Award

Winner:

 Josh Pacewicz. 2015. “Playing the Neoliberal Game: Why Community Leaders Left Party Politics to Partisan Activists”, American Journal of Sociology 121(3):826-881.

Honorable Mention:

Damon Mayrl. 2015. “How Does the State Structure Secularization?”, European Journal of Sociology 56(2):207-239.

2015 Award

Winner:

Melissa Wilde and Sabrina Danielsen. 2014. “Fewer and Better Children: Race, Class, Religion, and Birth Control Reform in America.” American Journal of Sociology 119(6): 1710-1760.

Honorable Mention:

Malcolm Fairbrother. 2014. “Economists, Capitalists, and the Making of Globalization: North American Free Trade in Comparative-Historical Perspective.” American Journal of Sociology 119(5): 1324-1379.

2014 Award

Winner:

Robert Fishman and Omar Lizardo. “How Macro-Historical Change Shapes Cultural Taste.” American Sociological Review 78(2): 213-239.

2013 Award

Winner:

Elisabeth Anderson. 2012. “Ideas in Action: The Politics of Prussian Child Labor Reform, 1817-1839”. Theory and Society 42: 81-119.

2009 Award

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 Mentions:

Ho-fung Hung, 2008. “Agricultural Revolution and Elite Reproduction in Qing China: The Transition to Capitalism Debate Revisited.” American Sociological Review 73: 569-88.
Liliana Riga, 2008. “The Ethnic Roots of Class Universalism: Rethinking the ‘Russian’ Revolutionary Elite.” American Journal of Sociology 114: 649-705.