Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

The Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science (Swedish: Skytteanska priset) was established in 1995 by the Johan Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University. The foundation itself goes back to the donation in 1622 from Johan Skytte (1577-1645), politician and chancellor of the university, which established the Skyttean professorship of Eloquence and Government. The prize, 500,000 Swedish kronor (approximately $70,000) is to be given "to the scholar who in the view of the Foundation has made the most valuable contribution to political science".

Recipients of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

Year Recipient
1995 Robert A. Dahl (1915–2014), professor emeritus, Yale University
1996 Juan J. Linz (1926–2013), professor, Yale University
1997 Arend Lijphart (b. 1936), professor, University of California, San Diego
1998 Alexander L. George (1920–2006), professor, Stanford University
1999 Elinor Ostrom (1933–2012), professor, Indiana University Bloomington
2000 Fritz W. Scharpf (b. 1935), professor, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne
2001 Brian Barry (1936–2009), professor, Columbia University
2002 Sidney Verba (b. 1932), professor, Harvard University
2003 Hanna Pitkin (b. 1931), professor emerita, University of California, Berkeley
2004 Jean Blondel (b. 1929), professor, European University Institute, Florence
2005 Robert Keohane (b. 1941), professor, Princeton University
2006 Robert Putnam (b. 1941), professor, Harvard University
2007 Theda Skocpol (b. 1947), professor, Harvard University
2008 Rein Taagepera (b. 1933), professor, University of Tartu and professor emeritus, University of California, Irvine
2009 Philippe C. Schmitter (b. 1936), professorial fellow, European University Institute, Florence
2010 Adam Przeworski (b. 1940), professor, New York University
2011 Ronald Inglehart (b. 1934), professor, University of Michigan and Pippa Norris (b. 1953), professor, Harvard University
2012 Carole Pateman (b. 1940), professor emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
2013 Robert Axelrod (b. 1943), professor, University of Michigan
2014 David Collier (b. 1942), professor, University of California, Berkeley
2015 Francis Fukuyama (b. 1952), Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
2016 Jon Elster (b. 1940), Robert K. Merton Professor in Social Sciences, Columbia University

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