Prize winners over the years

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.”

Amartya Sen
2017

For “his multifaceted achievement that combines insights into human vulnerability with knowledge about the potential of democratic political power to redress and relieve this deprivation.”

Jon Elster
2016

For “incisive, penetrating, and unceasing drive to examine and reexamine that which explains human behavior.”

Francis Fukuyama
2015

For “breath-taking learnedness, clarity and courage thrown new light over the growth of modern political order.”

 
David Collier
2014

For “his contribution to the conceptual development and the re-thinking of qualitative methods in political science.”

Robert Axelrod
2013

For “profoundly having changed our presumptions about the preconditions for human cooperation.”

Carole Pateman
2012

For “in a thought-provoking way challenging established ideas about participation, sex and equality.”

Ronald Inglehart & Pippa Norris
2011

For “contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context, transcending previous mainstream approaches of research.”

 
Adam Przeworski
2010

For “raising the scientific standards regarding the analysis of the relations between democracy, capitalism and economic development.”

Philippe C. Schmitter
2009

For “his path-breaking work on the role of corporatism in modern democracies, and for his stimulating and innovative analysis of democratization.”

Rein Taagepera
2008

For “his profound analysis of the function of electoral systems in representative democracy.”

Theda Skocpol
2007

For “her visionary analysis of the significance of the state for revolutions, welfare and poltical trust, pursued withy theoretical depth and empirical evidence.”

 
Robert Putnam
2006

For “his theory of the social capital.”

Robert Keohane
2005

For “his significant contribution to our understanding of world politics in an era of interdependence, globalisation and terrorism.”

Jean Blondel
2004

For “his outstanding contribution to the professionalisation of European political science, both as a pioneering comparativist and an institution builder.”

Hanna Pitkin
2003

For “her pathbreaking theoretical work, predominantly on the problem of representation.”

 
Sidney Verba
2002

For “his penetrating empirical analysis of political participation and its significance for the functioning of democracy.”

Brian Barry
2001

For “his profound contribution to normative political theory performed with passion as well as clarity in the grand tradition from the Enlightenment.”

FRITZ W. SCHARPF
2000

For “having analysed key concepts of political science with theoretical clarity and empirical thoroughness during an era of transnational change.”

Elinor Ostrom
1999

For “her profound, empirical as well as theoretical, analysis of the nature of collective action and rational choice.”

 
Alexander George
1998

For “his pathbreaking analysis of statecraft, its possibilities and limits, performed with great sensitivity for the importance of judgement, reasoned argumentation and responsible leadership in foreign policy decision-making.”

AREND LIJPHART
1997

For “his theoretically and empirically pathbreaking research on the function of consensus in democratic politics in divided as well as in homogeneous societies.”

Juan J. Linz
1996

For “his global investigation of the fragility of democracy in the face of the authoritarian threat, characterized by methodological versatility and historical and sociological breadth.”

Robert A. Dahl
1995

For “his penetrating analysis of democratic theory, characterized by deep learning and breadth of mind, combined with epochal empirical studies of the actual functioning of representative government.”

 

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