“Sailing the Water’s Edge” Receives 2016 Gladys M. Kammerer Award

Jun 01 2016
By B. Rose Kelly
Source Woodrow Wilson School

A book written by Professors Helen Milner of Princeton University and Dustin Tingley of Harvard University received the 2016 Gladys M. Kammerer Award. Presented by the American Political Science Association (APSA), this award annually recognizes the best book published in the field of U.S. national policy during the previous calendar year.

Sailing the Water’s Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy” focuses on how domestic U.S. politics – in particular the interactions between the president, Congress, interest groups, bureaucratic institutions and the public – have influenced foreign policy choices since World War II and shows why presidents have more control over some policy instruments than others. Presidential power matters, and it varies systematically across policy instruments.

Milner, B.C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, studies the political economy of trade policy, the interaction of domestic and international politics, globalization, foreign aid and international trade and environmental policy.

Tingley, professor of government at Harvard, studies international relations, international political economy, experimental approaches to political science and statistical methodology.

Founded in 1903, APSA is the leading professional organization for the study of political science and serves more than 13,000 members in more than 80 countries.