Laverne Burchfield Award
Presented to the author of the best PAR book review (Jill Tao, Chair; Morgen Johansen; Claudia Avellaneda).
Winner: Alex Ingrams, review of Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness by Nathaniel Tkacz, “Varieties of Open Governance: How Openness Projects Organize and Make Decisions,” November/December 2016, pp. 982-985.
William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award
Presented to the authors of the best PAR article by an academic (Melena Neshkova, Chair; Trevor Brown; Norma Riccucci; Steven Van de Walle).
Winner: Joannie Tremblay-Boire, Aseem Prakash, and Mary Kay Gugerty, “Regulation by Reputation: Monitoring and Sanctioning in Nonprofit Accountability,” September/October 2016, pp. 712-722.
Louis Brownlow Award
Presented to the authors of the best PAR article by a practitioner (Gary VanLandingham, Chair; John Kamensky; Kirk Jonas).
Winner: Fiona Buick, Deborah Blackman, Janine O’Flynn, Michael O’Donnell, and Damian West, “Effective Practitioner-Scholar Relationships: Lessons from a Coproduction Partnership,” January/February 2016, pp. 35-47.
Chester A. Newland Award
Presented to the author of the best PAR commentary (Tad McGalliard, Chair; Michael Fitzgerald; Clifford Kirsch).
Winner: Joyce Wilson, “Citizen Attributions of Blame in Third-Party Governance: A Practitioner’s Perspective,” January/February 2016, pp. 109-110.