Stein Rokkan Prize

Nomination Procedure

The prize is open to candidates from all social science disciplines; however ECPR Executive Committee members, the Director and ECPR editors are excluded from being nominated.

The work should be a very substantial and original contribution in 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The work can be an unpublished manuscript of book length, a printed book, or collected works published within the two years preceding the award ceremony. 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.

Submissions must include: the author's name; book title; year of publication (if published); and the name of the person who makes the nomination. This must be sent together with a formal letter in support of the nomination from the head of a research institution, university department or research centre. This letter must include information on the nominee, for example an outline of their work, research interests, etc. and support of their candidacy for this award.

Self-nominations are not allowed.

Submissions should be sent by email to Marcia Taylor ( at the ECPR before the deadline of 15 February 2018.

After 15 February 2018 all nominees will be informed and required to forward hard copies of their manuscript to each member of the Jury for consideration. Please note that electronic versions will not be accepted and submissions unfortunately cannot be returned. Submissions should be received by all five members of the jury by 15 March 2018.

The 2018 prize is yet to be decided. The jury for the 2017 prize was:

  • Klaus Goetz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Chair)
  • Ingrid Van Biezen, Universiteit Leiden
  • Per Selle, Universitet i Bergen
  • Dorothee Bohle, European University Institute
  • Alberto Martinelli, ISSC President

Announcement of the 2018 prize winner and information about the Award Ceremony

The decision of the Jury will be announced in June 2018. The prize winner will then be invited to attend an Award Ceremony and following reception, which will take place during an ISSC Executive Committee or General Assembly meeting, or at a World Social Science Forum. During the ceremony the prize winner will be expected to give a public lecture on the work for which they have been awarded the prize.

Please forward any further queries to Marcia Taylor ( at the ECPR.


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