Call for nominations: Stein Rokkan prize 2018

A call for nominations for the 2018 Stein Rokkan prize is now open.

The Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research is presented by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the University of Bergen and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Thanks to the generosity of the University of Bergen it now comprises an award of $5,000 and is awarded on an annual basis.

The prize is open to works in comparative studies from all social science disciplines. It is given to a submission that is deemed by the Jury to be a very substantial and original contribution in comparative social science research. The work can be an unpublished manuscript of book length, a printed book, or collected works published within the two years preceding the award ceremony. Edited volumes are not eligible.

Stein Rokkan was a pioneer of comparative political and social science research, renowned among other things for his ground-breaking work on the nation state and democracy. A brilliant researcher and a professor at the University of Bergen where he spent most of his career, Rokkan was President of the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and one of the founders of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Submissions should be sent by email to Marcia Taylor ( at the ECPR before the deadline of 15 February 2018. The winner will be announced in June 2018.

Please see the ECPR website for full details of the nominations procedure.

Past winners of the Stein Rokkan Prize.