The nomination period for the 2023 Johan Skytte Prize is now closed. The prize winner will be announced in early April.

Recent 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.”

Latest News

Important changes to the Skytte Prize conferment ceremony

On January 21, the Johan Skytte Foundation board has taken a unanimous decision to remodel the format of the Skytte Prize conferment ceremony. The ceremony will from now on become a biannual event. This means that the Johan Skytte Prize will be formally conferred onto...

Cooperation between APSA and Skytte Foundation

2023-01-31 by Michal Grahn We are proud to announce that the Johan Skytte Foundation and the American Political Science Association (APSA) have recently signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the publication of Skytte prize winner lectures in Perspectives on...

Commemorating 400 years of political science in Uppsala

On October 1, 2022 it is exactly 400 years since Johan Skytte, then vice-chancellor of Uppsala University, signed off a donation through which he founded the Johan Skytte Chair in Eloquence and Political Science. Today, the chair is the oldest, still surviving...


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