IPSA Awards

Karl Deutsch

The purpose of the Karl Deutsch Award is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the cross-disciplinary research of which Karl Deutsch was a master. The recipient presents the Karl Deutsch lecture at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The Karl Deutsch Lectures are published in the International Political Science Review. The award is made on the recommendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA). It is supported by the Karl Deutsch fund.

Karl Wolfgang Deutsch (1912-1992)

Born in Prague, Karl Deutsch immigrated to the US in the late '30s. He taught at the MIT, Yale, and Harvard. He assumed the role of President of IPSA from 1976-79. He was also President of the American Political Science Association and director of the International Institute of Comparative Social Research at the Science Center in Berlin. He passed away in November 1992.

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Fondation Mattei Dogan

The Prize of the Foundation Mattei Dogan awarded by the International Political Science Association for High Achievement in Political Science is offered to a scholar of high international reputation in recognition of his/her contribution to the advancement of political science. The prize is awarded at every IPSA World Congress of Political Science.

The recipient for 2018 will be invited to present a prize lecture during the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Brisbane, Australia, and will receive 5,000 USD from the Foundation Mattei Dogan.

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Juan LinzThe purpose of the Juan Linz Prize is to honour a prominent scholar engaged in the Decentralization, Multinational and Multiethnic Integration and Federalism Comparative Research of which Juan Linz was a master. The recipient presents the Juan Linz lecture or leads a special session at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the recommendation of the Committee on Awards. It is supported by the Juan Linz fund.

 

Juan Linz fund was created and sponsored by the EUSKOBAROMETRO observatory of the University of the Basque Country, is open to new other institutional participants and managed by the Spanish Political and Administrative Science Association.

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Stein Rokkan

The Stein Rokkan Award is one of the IPSA travel grants that the association began offering its members in the early 1990s. The purpose of the Stein Rokkan fellowships is to assist a small number of graduate students to attend the world congress by covering their basic travel and accommodation costs. The recipients receive financial assistance towards travel and subsistence. The awards are made on the recommendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA), and they are supported by the Stein Rokkan fund.

Stein Rokkan (1921-1979)

A promoter of social and political science, Stein Rokkan contributed greatly to the field of comparative politics, notably during his teaching years at Bergen University. He assumed the role of President of IPSA from 1970-73. He was also Vice-President of the International Sociological Association, Chairman of the European Consortium for Political Research (which he helped found), and President of the International Social Science Council.

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Francesco Kjellberg

The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage young, new scholars to write and present papers at the World Congress of Political Science. The recipient is offered a complimentary two-year IPSA membership and funding of his/her travel costs to the following World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on the commendation of the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA) on the basis of nominations by convenors and chairs at the World Congress and is based on normal criteria of academic excellence.

Francesco Kjellberg

This award is given in honor of a distinguished Norwegian political scientist, Francesco Kjellberg. Professor Kjellberg was IPSA Secretary General from 1988 to 1994. His involvement with IPSA spanned more than 20 years. He was secretary of the Research Committee on Comparative Study of Local Government and Politics (RC-05) from 1976 to 1979, member of the IPSA Executive Committee from 1979 to 1985, and program chair of the 13th IPSA World Congress (Paris 1985). He was also secretary of the Norwegian Political Science Association and taught at Oslo University. He passed away in March 1998.

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Wilma Rule

This award was instituted by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Committee on Participation and the Committee on Awards. It was designed to encourage research in the area of gender and politics and was launched at the congress in Québec City in 2000. It is given to the best paper on gender and politics. The IPSA Awards Committee has recommended naming the award in tribute to the work of Wilma Rule.

The subject matter of the paper should include issues relating to women’s participation and representation in politics and society, especially the identification of entry barriers to decision making arenas. Any scholar, male or female, who has prepared a written, original paper for the congress, with the intention of presenting it personally, may be recommended for the award by the convenor or chair of his or her panel.

Wilma Rule (1925-2004)

Wilma Rule received a B.A. in Political Science and in Journalism in 1949 and an M.A. in political science in 1950 from the University of California at Berkeley. Her Ph.D. was granted by the University of Hawaii in 1968. She was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan and did additional postdoctoral work in organizational behavior at Northwestern University. She was an assistant professor at Northern Illinois University from 1969 to 1975. She served as long-time Secretary Treasurer of the Representation and Electoral Systems Section of the American Political Science Association.

Her study of gender and politics led to a lifetime of research on electoral systems and how they facilitated or hindered the election of women and underrepresented minorities to public office. Wilma Rule was a leading writer and political science researcher whose work resulted in a number of articles and books that challenge conventional notions about the reasons for the lack of political representation by women in the US.

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Global South Award

Established to recognize the work done by a scholar from the Global South, and whose scholarly contribution is focused on the relevant countries/ regions/ themes. This award also recognizes cumulative body of work. It was awarded for the first time at the 2009 World Congress of Political Science.

The award recipient will be invited to present a prize lecture during the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science and will receive $1,000 US.

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Meisel-Laponce Award

The Meisel-Laponce Award was created by the International Political Science Review (IPSR) to honor John Meisel and Jean Laponce, the first two editors of IPSR.

The prize is awarded at every second World Congress of Political Science to the best article published in IPSR in the previous four years. The first award was given at the IPSA World Congress in Madrid in July 2012. The next award will be granted at the 2020 World Congress.

John Meisel

Of Czech origin, John Meisel is the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Queen’s University. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada, a former President of the Royal Society of Canada and a one-time Chair of the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission of Canada. Except for Visiting Professorships at Yale and in the UK, he spent his whole academic life at Queen’s where he pioneered studies of elections and political parties, the role of government in the arts, the politics of regulation and challenges to national cohesion. He was the founding editor of The Canadian Journal of Political Science and of The International Political Science Review. Teaching, research, writing and nature have been his passions and he finds it hard not to get involved in issues affecting the common weal. He can be reached at meiselj@queensu.ca .

Jean Laponce

Born in Decize sur Loire, Jean Laponce studied at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and at the University of California, Los Angeles. He taught at the University of British Columbia where he is now an Emeritus Professor. He also taught at University of Ottawa and at the University Aiki Shukutoku in Nagoya. Member of the IPSA Executive Committee from 1966 to 1972, he was President from 1973 to 1976. He joined John Meisel to co-edit the journal IPSR in 1985. He is the author of The Protection of Minorities, 1961; The Government of France under the Fifth Republic, 1962, People vs Politics, 1970; Left and Right, 1981; Languages and Their Territories, 1984; Loi de Babel et autres régularités des rapports entre langue et politique, 2006; Le Référendum de Souveraineté, 2010. He established, with Jean Gottmann, the IPSA Research Committee 15 - Political and Cultural Geography. He also created the IPSA Research Committee 50 - Language and Politics.

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Theodore J Lowi

The Theodore J. Lowi First Book Award has been established to honor Lowi’s distinctive contributions to the study of politics. Throughout a prolific and influential career, Lowi developed new understandings of the relationship of public policy to politics, the influence of institutional arrangements to the exercise of power, the role of ideology in the development of political parties, the relationship of democracy to law, the relevance of concept analysis for theory building, and more.

The Lowi Award recognizes the author of a first book in any field of political science that exemplifies qualities of broad ambition, high originality, and intellectual daring, showing promise of having a substantive impact on the overall discipline, regardless of method, specific focus of inquiry or approach to subject. The award carries a cash prize of $750.00.

APSA and IPSA will administer and fund the Lowi Award in alternating years. The 2018 Lowi Award will be awarded at the 2018 IPSA World Congress of Political Science in Poznań, Poland. APSA will award it at the 2017 APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

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The IPSA Research Committee 01 - Concepts and Methods (C&M) invites submissions to its 2015 Award for Concept Analysis in Political Science.

The award is given every three years. It is co-sponsored by C&M and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.

In 2015, the IV C&M Award will be given to a published scholarly work between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2014. Any category of formal publication may be submitted, whether book, book chapter, or journal article. Only English language publications are considered.

The notion of “concept analysis” is to be understood broadly. It is intended to cover concept analysis, concept formation, and conceptual innovation as well as the fields of operationalization, measurement, and data collection.

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The Committee on Concepts and Methods (C&M - IPSA RC01) publishes two highly regarded series of working papers. In 2011, the Committee introduced the Best C&M Working Paper Award, which recognizes the best working paper published in either of its two series during the three previous year.

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RC27 LogoCharles H. Levine

Every year, IPSA’s Research Committee 27 - Structure and Organization of Government (SOG), sponsor of the journal Governance, awards the Levine Prize. The Prize is awarded to a book that makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance in the field of public policy and administration, takes an explicitly comparative perspective, and is written in an accessible style. It is named in honor of Charles H. Levine, who was an accomplished member of the Research Committee and served on the editorial board of Governance. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of a distinguished committee.

The book selected should meet the following criteria:

  1. It makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance in the field of public policy and administration.
  2. It takes an explicitly comparative perspective or produces findings the implications of which ware highly significant for comparative research.
  3. It is written in an accessible style and form so that it is of value both to scholars and practitioners.

The Levine Prize will be awarded to the book published in the previous year that that best meets these criteria.

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RC27 LogoUlrich Kloeti

The Ulrich Kloeti Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Study of Public Policy, Administration, and Institutions is given in honor of Ulrich Kloeti, a founding member of  IPSA’s Research Committee 27 on the Structure and Organization of Government (SOG) and its co-chair for ten years.

It is presented annually to a scholar who has made exceptional contributions to research in the field through a sustained career. Awardees must have involved themselves significantly within RC27 - Structure and Organization of Government (SOG) -- both with respect to research and leadership.

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