The IPSR editors are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2020 Meisel-Laponce Award for best article in IPSR are Kim Strandberg, Staffan Himmelroos and Kimmo Grönlund for their article ‘Do discussions in like-minded groups necessarily lead to more extreme opinions? Deliberative democracy and group polarization’. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0192512117692136
The Meisel Laponce Award was established in honour of John Meisel and Jean Laponce, the first two editors of IPSR. It is jointly sponsored by the International Political Science Association and SAGE Publications and is awarded at every second IPSA World Congress of Political Science for 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 third award will be presented at the IPSA World Congress in Lisbon, in a ceremony on Tuesday 28 July 2020.
The award is decided with the help of members of the IPSR Editorial Board. Our board members have highly commended all the short-listed articles for their contribution to political science and for dealing with issues of current political and theoretical importance. The articles shortlisted for the 2020 Meisel-Laponce Award are available for free access:
Nick Startin (2015). ‘Have we reached a tipping point? The mainstreaming of Euroscepticism in the UK’. International Political Science Review, 36(3), 311–323.
Jacqui True (2016). ‘Explaining the global diffusion of the Women, Peace and Security agenda’. International Political Science Review, 37(3), 307–323. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0192512116632372?journalCode=ipsa
Laura J Shepherd (2016). Making war safe for women? National Action Plans and the militarisation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda’. International Political Science Review, 37(3), 324–335.
Maria Koinova (2016). ‘Sustained vs episodic mobilization among conflict-generated diasporas’. International Political Science Review, 37(4), 500–516.
Kim Strandberg, Staffan Himmelroos, Kimmo Grönlund (2019) ‘Do discussions in like-minded groups necessarily lead to more extreme opinions? Deliberative democracy and group polarization’. International Political Science Review 40(1), 41–57.
Bernadette C Hayes, John Nagle (2019). ‘Ethnonationalism and attitudes towards same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland’. International Political Science Review 40(4), 455–469.
Photos (Left to right): Kim Strandberg, Staffan Himmelroos, Kimmo Grönlund