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Stein Rokkan Prize

Nomination Procedure

The Stein Rokkan Prize is open to candidates from all social science disciplines, but the ECPR Director, Executive Committee members, and current editors of ECPR books and journals may not be nominated.

The work should be a substantial and original contribution to comparative social science research.

The work can be an unpublished manuscript of book length, a printed book, or collected works published within the two years preceding the award ceremony. For the Stein Rokkan Prize 2020, books must have been published in 2018 or 2019. Edited volumes are not eligible.

The work should preferably be in English; however, a submission written in another language can be nominated as long as it is accompanied by an English summary of the work.

To submit, email a scanned copy of a formal nomination letter, that includes information on the nominee, an outline of their work, research interests and the support of their candidacy for this award. Submissions must include:

  • the author's name
  • book title
  • year of publication (if published)
  • the name of the person who makes the nomination and his or her academic affiliation.

Self-nominations or nominations by publishers are not allowed.

Submissions for the 2020 prize are now closed.

After that date, all nominees will be requested to send hard copies of their manuscript by post to each member of the Jury for consideration. Electronic versions will not be accepted and we regret that submissions cannot be returned. Submissions should be received by all five members of the jury as soon as possible after being requested.

The 2020 jury is yet to be confirmed. The 2019 prize jury was:

  • Giliberto Capano Università di Bologna (Chair)
  • Gunnar Grendstad Universitet i Bergen
  • Dorothee Bohle European University Institute
  • Hanspeter Kriesi Stein Rokkan Chair, European University Institute
  • Marina Costa Lobo Universidade de Lisboa Instituto de Ciências Sociais

The Jury's decision will be announced in July 2020.

Further questions? Email Marcia Taylor at the ECPR.