Researchers from the Department of Political Science receive prestigious award for best article

Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning have won the newly established Meisel-Laponce Award for best article published in the International Political Science Review (IPSR) since 2009.

2011.07.13

 

The two young researchers Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning have been selected by IPSR as the recipients of the first Meisel-Laponce Award. They win the prize ahead of five other nominees for an article providing "the most creative and rigorous contribution to understanding what is among the most important issues within political science: democratic theory and practice". The article was published in the journal in 2010 under the title "Beyond the Radial Delusion: Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy and Non-democracy".

The winning article and the other nominees are free to view online on IPSR's website till the end of 2012: ips.sagepub.com/cgi/collection/meisel-laponce

The $1,000 award, divided between the two authors, will be presented at a reception hosted by SAGE Publishers at the International Political Science Association (IPSA)'s next World Congress, which will be held in Madrid on 8-12 July 2012.

In an official announcement the IPSR motivates its choice of winners as follows:

In consultation with the IPSR Editorial Board, the editors have selected the recipient of the first Meisel-Laponce Award. The award recognises the best article published in IPSR since IPSA's 2009 World Congress. The winners are Jørgen Møller and Svend-Erik Skaaning for their article, "Beyond the Radial Delusion: Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy and Non-democracy" 31:3 (2010).  We congratulate Professors Møller and Skaaning for considerably advancing our understanding of democratic theory and practice.

Further details about the award will be announced in the August issue of IPSR's Newsletter (www.ipsa.org/publications/newsletter), the September issue of International Political Science Review, and on the SAGE website (www.sagepub.com).


About the 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 every two World Congresses of Political Science to the best article published in IPSR in the previous four years. The first award will be given at the IPSA World Congress in Madrid in July 2012.

The prize of USD1000 is jointly sponsored by the International Political Science Association and SAGE Publications.

The recipient of the award will be announced in a forthcoming issue of IPSR. The recipient(s) of the award, as well as Professors Meisel and Laponce, will be honored at a reception sponsored by SAGE at the next World Congress of IPSA, to be held in Madrid in July 2012.

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