Swiss Political Science Review

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Edited By: Adrian Vatter and Markus Freitag

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 103/157 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1662-6370

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Fritz Thyssen Award

We are proud to announce that Reimut Zohlnhöfer, Frieder Wolf and Georg Wenzelburger have won the 2013 Fritz Thyssen award for their article "Parteien und die Generosität der Altersrenten in Zeiten permanenter" (March 2012). This prestigious prize is awarded to the best social sciences articles published in German in a given year.

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FREE - Political Responses to the Economic Debate

Responding to the financial and economic crisis that began in 2007-2008 – commonly called the Great Recession – has been a challenging and pressing problem for many governments, but in particular, for the advanced capitalist countries of Western Europe. These countries have experienced their most severe economic downturn since the 1930s. In SPSR 18:4, a set of prominent scholars were asked to discuss and revisit several of the key existing results and expectations in comparative political economy in light of the events observed so far. While it is still too early to come up with a full understanding of the political dynamics in motion, this set of contributions provides a series of interesting observations and results that should stimulate further debate and research. In the remainder of this introduction, we both announce things to come and put them into context.

This debate section is now freely available online