Stein Rokkan Prize

2013 - Dorothee Bohle & Bela Greskovits

The Jury for the Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research has awarded the prize to Dorothee Bohle and Bela Greskovits, for their book entitled Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery.

Dorothee Bohle is Professor of Political Science at Central European University, Budapest. She specialises in the comparative political economy of Eastern Europe, with a focus on welfare regimes, industrial relations and tiny states. She is co-author of Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery, and her work has appeared in Studies in Comparative International Development, West European Politics, Journal of Democracy, European Journal of Sociology, and Review of International Political Economy among others. She received her PhD from Free University of Berlin, and was a Fernand Braudel Fellow at European University Institute, Florence.

Béla Greskovits is Professor of International Relations and European Studies at Central European University. His research interests are in social movements and protest, and the political economy of policy reform and transnational integration in Eastern Europe. He is author of The Political Economy of Protest and Patience, and co-author of Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery. He has published in International Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, Labor History, West European Politics, European Journal of Sociology, and Journal of Democracy. He received his PhD from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and held the Luigi Einaudi Chair at Cornell University.


2012 - Pepper Culpepper

Pepper D. Culpepper is Professor of Political Science at the European University Institute in Italy. His research focuses on the interaction between capitalism and democracy, both in politics and in public policy. He is the author of Creating Cooperation and co-editor of Changing France and of The German Skills Machine. His work has appeared in International Organization, World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Revue Française de Science Politique, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, West European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Public Policy, and the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, among others. He received his PhD from Harvard University and was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University.


2011 - James McGuire

James W. McGuire is Professor and Chair in the Department of Government at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He specialises in the comparative politics of developing countries, with a particular focus on democracy, social welfare policies, and public health. He is the author of Peronism without Perón: Unions, Parties, and Democracy in Argentina (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997) and of Wealth, Health, and Democracy in East Asia and Latin America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Professor McGuire is a recipient of Wesleyan's Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching.


2010 - Beth A. Simmons

Beth A. Simmons is the winner of the ISSC’s XVth Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. She is author of 'Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). Beth Simmons is Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. Her book, 'Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years, 1924-1939', was recognized by the American Political Science Association in 1995 as the best book published in 1994 in government, politics, or international relations, as was her recent book, Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (2009). She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, to the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences in 2011, and received a Guggenheim in 2012. Her current areas of research interest are foreign direct investment law and international legal cooperation to address transnational crime.


2009 - Robert E Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Antti Parpo, Lina Eriksson

The Jury of the ISSC XIIIth and XIVth Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research awarded the 2009 prize to the following group of collaborating authors for their book 'Discretionary Time. A New Measure of Freedom'. The Award Ceremony took place at the first World Social Science Forum (WSSF), Bergen, Norway in May 2009.

  • Robert E. Goodin (Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia),
  • James Mahmud Rice (Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia)
  • Antti Parpo (Somero Social and Health Services, Finland)
  • Lina Eriksson (Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Australia)

2008 - Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde, Belgium, Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe


2006 - Milada Anna Vachudova

Milada Anna Vachudova specialises in the democratisation of postcommunist Europe, the enlargement of the European Union, and the impact of international actors on domestic politics. She is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage and Integration After Communism (Oxford University Press, 2005) analyses how the leverage of an enlarging EU has influenced domestic politics and facilitated a convergence toward liberal democracy among credible future members of the EU in Central and Eastern Europe. Europe Undivided was awarded the XIIth Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research in 2006. Professor Vachudova is now focusing on democratisation and international engagement in the Western Balkans. She has held fellowships and research grants from many institutions including the European University Institute in Italy, the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, the Center for International Studies at Princeton University and the National Science Foundation. As a British Marshall Scholar and a member of St. Antony’s College, she completed a DPhil in the Faculty of Politics at the University of Oxford.


2004 - Daniele Caramani

Daniele Caramani, Italy/Swiss, The Nationalization of Politics


2002 - Patrick Le Galès

Patrick Le Galès, France, European Cities, Social Conflicts and Governance


2000 - Eva Anduiza-Perea

Eva Anduiza-Perea, Spain, Individual and Systemic Determinants of Electoral Abstention in Western Europe


1998 - Robert Rohrschneider

Robert Rohrschneider, USA, Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany


1996 - Kees van Kersbergen

Kees van Kersbergen, The Netherlands, Social Capitalism: A Study of Christian Democracy and the Welfare State