Past laureates

Robert E. Goodin, 2022

for his impressive work in which he “with acuity and success endeavored to blend political philosophy with empirical political science to increase the understanding of how decent and dignified societies can be shaped.”

David D. Laitin, 2021

for his “original and objective explanation of how politics shapes cultural strategies in heterogeneous societies.”

Peter J. Katzenstein, 2020

for “furthering the understanding of how history, culture, and norms shape economies, as well as national and global security policy.”


Margaret Levi, 2019

for “having laid the foundations of our understanding of why citizens accept state coercion, by combining theoretical acumen and historical knowledge.”

Jane Mansbridge, 2018

for “having shaped our understanding of democracy in its direct and representative forms, with incisiveness, deep commitment and feminist theory.”

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