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Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research

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Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research
Awarded forA very substantial and original contribution in comparative social science research
Presented byInternational Science Council, University of Bergen and European Consortium for Political Research
First awarded1981

The Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is an academic honour awarded by the International Science Council, the University of Bergen and the European Consortium for Political Research, in memory of the political scientist and sociologist Stein Rokkan. It is awarded to scholars making "a very substantial and original contribution in comparative social science research".[1][2]

These contributions can be in the form of book-length, unpublished manuscripts, published books, or collections of works published no more than two years prior to the award year. The prize is awarded annually and is worth $5000.[1][2][3]

According to a reputation survey conducted in 2013 and 2014, the Stein Rokkan Prize is the second most prestigious international academic award in political science, after the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science.[4][5] A reputation survey conducted in 2018 found the Stein Rokkan Prize to be the most prestigious interdisciplinary award in the social sciences (jointly with the Holberg Prize).[6]



Sources: The European Consortium for Political Research,[7] the European University Institute[8] and the International Social Science Council[9]

Year Prizewinner Country Work
1981 Manfred G. Schmidt  Germany Wohlfahrtsstaatliche Politik unter bürgerlichen und sozialdemokratischen Regierungen: Ein internationaler Vergleich
1983 Jens Alber  Germany Vom Armenhaus zum Wohlfahrtsstaat: Analysen zur Entwicklung der Sozialversicherung in Westeuropa (From the Poor House to the Welfare State: Analysis of the Development of Social Insurance in Western Europe),
"Einige Grundlagen und Begleiterscheinungen der Entwicklung der Sozialausgaben in Westeuropa, 1949-1977" ("Some Causes and Consequences of Social Security Expenditure Development in Western Europe, 1949-1977")
1986 Louis M. Imbeau [fr]  Canada Donor Aid: The Determinants of Development Allocations to Third World Countries
1988 Charles Ragin Charles C. Ragin  United States The Comparative Method: Moving beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies
1990 Stefano Bartolini Stefano Bartolini  Italy Identity, Competition and Electoral Availability: The Stabilisation of European Electorates 1885-1985
Peter Mair  Ireland
1992 Kaare Strøm  Norway Minority Government and Majority Rule
1996 Kees van Kersbergen  Netherlands Social Capitalism: A Study of Christian Democracy and the Welfare State
1998 Robert Rohrschneider  Germany
 United States
Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany
2000 Eva Anduiza-Perea  Spain Individual and Systemic Determinants of Electoral Abstention in Western Europe
2002 Patrick Le Galès Patrick Le Galès  France European Cities: Social Conflicts and Governance
2004 Daniele Caramani Daniele Caramani  Italy
The Nationalization of Politics: The Formation of National Electorates and Party Systems in Western Europe
2006 Milada Anna Vachudova  United States Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration after Communism
2008 Cas Mudde Cas Mudde  Belgium
Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe
2009 Robert E. Goodin Robert E. Goodin  Australia
 United States
Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom
James Mahmud Rice James Mahmud Rice  Australia
 United States
Antti Parpo Antti Parpo  Finland
Lina Eriksson Lina Eriksson  Australia
2010 Beth A. Simmons Beth A. Simmons  United States Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics
2011 James W. McGuire  United States Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America
2012 Pepper D. Culpepper  Italy
 United States
Quiet Politics and Business Power: Corporate Control in Europe and Japan
2013 Dorothee Bohle  Germany
Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery
Béla Greskovits  Hungary
2014 Christian Welzel Christian Welzel  Germany Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation
2015 Marius Busemeyer  Germany Skills and Inequality: Partisan Politics and the Political Economy of Education Reforms in Western Welfare States
2016 Stanislav Markus  United States Property, Predation, and Protection: Piranha Capitalism in Russia and Ukraine
2017 Abel Escribà-Folch  Spain Foreign Pressure and the Politics of Autocratic Survival
Joseph Wright  United States
2018 Rafaela M. Dancygier Rafaela M. Dancygier  United States Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics
2019 Andreas Wimmer   Switzerland
 United States
Nation Building: Why Some Countries Come Together while Others Fall Apart
2020 Jeffrey M. Chwieroth  United Kingdom
 United States
The Wealth Effect: How the Great Expectations of the Middle Class Have Changed the Politics of Banking Crises
Andrew Walter  Australia
2021 Ran Hirschl  Canada City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity
2022 Vineeta Yadav Vineeta Yadav  India
 United States
Religious Parties and the Politics of Civil Liberties
2023 Elisabeth Anderson Elisabeth Anderson  Germany
 United Arab Emirates
 United States
Agents of Reform: Child Labor and the Origins of the Welfare State

See also



  1. ^ a b "Call for Nominations: Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research". International Science Council. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Stein Rokkan Prize". European Consortium for Political Research. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Stein Rokkan Prize Nomination Procedure". European Consortium for Political Research. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  4. ^ IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. IREG List of International Academic Awards (PDF). Brussels: IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  5. ^ Zheng, Juntao; Liu, Niancai (2015). "Mapping of important international academic awards". Scientometrics. 104 (3): 763–791. doi:10.1007/s11192-015-1613-7. S2CID 255009397.
  6. ^ Jiang, Fan; Liu, Niancai (2018). "The hierarchical status of international academic awards in social sciences". Scientometrics. 117 (3): 2091–2115. doi:10.1007/s11192-018-2928-y. S2CID 255010896.
  7. ^ "Stein Rokkan Prize Winners". European Consortium for Political Research. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Pepper Culpepper Receives the XVIIth Stein Rokkan Prize". European University Institute. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Stein Rokkan". International Social Science Council. Retrieved 18 August 2019.