Skytte Manuscript Workshop

Skytte Manuscript Workshop is a near-annual scholarly event inspired by Johan Skytte’s legacy in facilitating progress in political science. The event gathers a group of Swedish and international researchers for a two- to three-day workshop the aim of which is to discuss a book manuscript which promises a significant contribution to the field of political science. The workshop provides the author(s) with a valuable opportunity to gather feedback and improve their manuscript before its publication.
To strengthen the link between the Skytte Foundation and Department of Government in Uppsala, the author(s) of the manuscript who wish to organise a Skytte Manuscript Workshop need to team up with a researcher based at the Department of Government who will act as an academic coordinator for the workshop. The workshop participants are then selected in part by the academic coordinator and in part by the author(s) of the manuscript. Two doctoral students from the Department of Government are selected and invited to the workshop in the role of note-takers.
The author(s) of the manuscript should not be based at or affiliated to the Department of Government in Uppsala. The applications are evaluated solely on the description of the manuscript and its potential contribution to political science. Watch this space for the opening of the application period which is usually open in January provided that the Foundation has sufficient resources. The application period will also be advertised on Facebook.
Over the years, a number of well-cited publications that benefited from the workshop have been published. These include One Illness Away (Oxford University Press, 2011) by Anirudh Krishna, What’s Wrong with the WTO and How to Fix It (Polity, 2014) by Rorden Wilkinson, Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2014) by Henry Hale, Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer and Susan Randolph and Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes (Princeton University Press, 2017) by Grigore Pop-Eleches and Joshua A. Tucker.

The foundation covers the travel tickets and board for all participants who are in part selected by the authors of the manuscript and part by the workshop coordinator. Our aim is to host one workshop annually if resources permit. Should you be interested in taking part in the workshop as an author of a manuscript or workshop coordinator, contact Michal Smrek.


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