Friday, October 31, 2014

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David Collier winner of the Johan Skytte Prize 2014

David Collier is the 2014 recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He receives the prizefor “his contribution to the conceptual development and the re-thinking of qualitative methods in Political Science”. The ceremony takes place on September 27, 2014 in Uppsala. The prize winner's lecture is open to the public. 

David Collier's thorough empirical research on Latin-American political pathways, his theoretical development of theories on critical junctures and legacies, in combination with his energetic re-thinking of the position of qualitative methods in the discipline, makes him a political scientist of great importance to contemporary political science.

The most distinguished expression of David Collier's comparative political science research is his work Shaping the Political Arena. Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement and Regime Dynamic in Latin America, which he wrote together with his wife Ruth Berins Collier, she too professor of Political Science at Berkeley. The study revolves around paired comaprisons of eight Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. It was their interest in how certain periods in the history of a state become so-called critical junctures, in the meaning that choices that are made during these periods also pave the way for future developments, that got the couple to write the book. A more recent work that expresses Collier's methodological thinking is Rethinking Social Inquiry. Diverse Tools, Shared Standards (co-edited with Henry Brady).  

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet
(in Swedish)
Mot en mänskligare statskunskap

Uppsala University's Press Release (in English)

        

 

David Collier winner of the Johan Skytte Prize 2014

David Collier is the 2014 recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He receives the prizefor “his contribution to the conceptual development and the re-thinking of qualitative methods in Political Science”. The ceremony takes place on September 27, 2014 in Uppsala. The prize winner's lecture is open to the public. 

David Collier's thorough empirical research on Latin-American political pathways, his theoretical development of theories on critical junctures and legacies, in combination with his energetic re-thinking of the position of qualitative methods in the discipline, makes him a political scientist of great importance to contemporary political science.

The most distinguished expression of David Collier's comparative political science research is his work Shaping the Political Arena. Critical Junctures, the Labor Movement and Regime Dynamic in Latin America, which he wrote together with his wife Ruth Berins Collier, she too professor of Political Science at Berkeley. The study revolves around paired comaprisons of eight Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. It was their interest in how certain periods in the history of a state become so-called critical junctures, in the meaning that choices that are made during these periods also pave the way for future developments, that got the couple to write the book. A more recent work that expresses Collier's methodological thinking is Rethinking Social Inquiry. Diverse Tools, Shared Standards (co-edited with Henry Brady).  

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet
(in Swedish)
Mot en mänskligare statskunskap

Uppsala University's Press Release (in English)

        

 

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Professor Robert Axelrod winner of the Johan Skytte Prize 2013

Professor Robert Axelrod at Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, is the winner of the 2013 Johan Skytte Prize in political science. He is awarded the prize for “profoundly having changed our presumptions about the preconditions for human cooperation”. The Johan Skytte Prize is one of the finest and most prestigious prizes in political science.

The Johan Skytte Prize is awarded for the 19th year by the Johan Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University in a ceremony taking place in Uppsala on the 28th of September 2013.
Robert Axelrod’s most cited and famous book “The Evolution of Cooperation” came out in 1984, preceded by a prize-winning article in Science 1981 co-authored together with biologist William D. Hamilton. The fundamental question of under which conditions cooperation and not conflict could become a beneficial strategy when self-interest is the individually driving force is at the centre of Robert Axelrod’s works. He shows that for reciprocity to develop, durable and long-term relations of an infinite nature are determinant.

Robert Axelrod has opened new research frontiers through his work and contributed to form political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, biology and computer science. His conclusions are decisive for improving our understanding of international relations, negotiations, complex organisations, and political decision-making bodies.

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet
(in Swedish)

Godhet är en lönsam strategi

(in English)

Extend a hand, but do not turn the other cheek 

        

 

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2012 Caroline Pateman

Caroline Pateman, political philosopher at the University of California (UCLA) won the prize "in a though-provoking way challenging established ideas about participation, sex and euality". 

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet 
(in Swedish)

Politisk filosof visar oss dolda strukturer 

(in English)

See the lecture

 

 

 

 

2011 Ronald Inglehart & Pippa Norris

Ronald Inglehart, professor in sociology at the University of Michigan and Pippa Norris, professor in political science at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, "for contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and  roots of political culture in a global context, transcending previous mainstream approaches of research".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet
(in Swedish)

Medborgarnas engagemang ger ljus framtid

(in English)
Optimists about the future of civic spirit

 

 

 

 

 

  
   
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2010 Adam Przeworski

Adam Przeworski Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor in New York University’s Wilf Family Department of Politics, for essentially raising the scientific standards regarding the analysis of the relations between democracy, capitalism and economic development".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet
(in Swedish)
Välfärd leder inte automatiskt till demokrati

(in English)
A lunch in Warsaw was the beginning of a brilliant career

 

           Adam Przewroski

 

2010 Adam Przeworski

Adam Przeworski Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor in New York University’s Wilf Family Department of Politics, for essentially raising the scientific standards regarding the analysis of the relations between democracy, capitalism and economic development".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet
(in Swedish)
Välfärd leder inte automatiskt till demokrati

(in English)
A lunch in Warsaw was the beginning of a brilliant career

 

           Adam Przewroski

  
   
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2009 Philippe C. Schmitter

Philippe C. Schmitter, emeritus professor at European University Institute (EUI), Firenze, Italy,
"for his path-breaking work on the role of corporatism in modern democracies, and for his stimulating and innovative analysis of democratization."

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet
(in Swedish)

Ett antikvariat i Rio de Janeiro hade svaret »

(in English)
“Mr. Corporatism” awarded “Nobel Prize of Political Science”

      

 

 

 

  
   
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2008 Rein Taagepera

Rein Taagepera, University of California at Irvine and Tartu University, Estonia,
"for his profound analysis of the function of electoral systems in representative democracy".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Ingenjör i tjänst för demokratin »

             

 

 

 

 

  
   
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2007 Theda Skocpol

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University, USA,
"for her visionary analysis of the significance of the state for revolutions, welfare and poltical trust, pursued withy theoretical depth and empirical evidence."

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Skocpol går till botten med staten »

             

 

 

  
   
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2006 Robert Putnam

Robert Putnam, Harvard University, USA,
"for his theory of the social capital."

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Det sociala kapitalet och dess sönderfall »

     

 

  
   
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2005 Robert Keohane

Robert Keohane, Princeton University, USA,
"for his significant contribution to our understanding of world politics in an era of interdependence, globalisation and terrorism."

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Världen som en arena för samarbeten »

          

 

  
   
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2004 Jean Blondel

Jean Blondel, professor, European University Institute, Florence,
"for his outstanding contribution to the professionalisation of European political science,
both as a pioneering comparativist and an institution builder"

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Blondel har gett statsvetenskap större tyngd 

                 

 

 

  
   
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2003 Hanna Pitkin

Hanna Pitkin, professor, Berkeley,
"for her pathbreaking theoretical work, predominantly on the problem of representation."

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Vad representerar representanten? »

Recommended reading
The Concept of Representation. 
University of California Press 1967.

         

 

  
   
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2002 Sidney Verba

Sidney Verba, professor, Harvard University,
"for his penetrating empirical analysis of political participation and its significance for the functioning of democracy".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Rika barn rösta mest »

           

 

  
   
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2001 Brian Barry

Brian Barry, professor, Columbia University, New York,
"for his profound contribution to normative political theory performed with passion as well as clarity in the grand tradition from the Enlightenment".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Brian Barry ser opartiskhet som politiskt ideal »

         

 

  
   
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2000 Fritz W. Scharpf

Fritz W. Scharpf, professor, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany,
"for having analysed key concepts of political science with theoretical clarity and empirical thoroughness during an era of transnational change".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Federalism är inte lösningen »

               

 

  
   
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1999 Elinor Ostrom

Elinor Ostrom, professor, Indiana University, USA,
"for her profound, empirical as well as theoretical, analysis of the nature of collective action and rational choice".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Samarbete är inte gratis »

           

 

  
   
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1998 Alexander George

Alexander George, born 1920, professor, Stanford University, USA,
"for his pathbreaking analysis of statecraft, its possibilities and limits, performed with great sensitivity for the importance of judgement, reasoned argumentation and responsible leadership in foreign policy decision-making".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Hur man undviker krig »

          

 

  
   
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1997 Arend Lijphart

Arend Lijphart, born 1936, professor, University of California, USA
"for his theoretically and empirically pathbreaking research on the function of consensus in democratic politics in divided as well as in homogeneous societies".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Allas styrelse, inte majoritetens »

                

 

  
   
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1996 Juan J. Linz

Juan J. Linz (1926-2013), Yale University, USA. Prof. Linz won the Prize "for his global investigation of the fragility of democracy in the face of the authoritarian threat, characterized by methodological versatility and historical and sociological breadth".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Samhällen i övergångsåldern »

 

 

  
   
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1995 Robert A. Dahl

Robert A. Dahl (1915-2014), Yale University, USA. Prof. Dahl won the Prize "for his penetrating analysis of democratic theory, characterized by deep learning and breadth of mind, combined with epochal empirical studies of the actual functioning of representative government".

The prize winner presentation to a broader public in Svenska Dagbladet (in swedish)
Eliternas tävlan om folket »

                       

 

  

2008 The Skytte Foundation