Scandinavian Political Studies

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Edited By: Åse Gornitzka and Carl-Henrik Knutsen

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 50/161 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1467-9477

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The Nordic Political Science Association (NoPSA) is the Nordic extension of the national associations of political science in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. NoPSA sets out to promote political science as a discipline and professional co-operation among political scientists in the Nordic countries.

2012 Johan Skytte Prize Interview with Carole Pateman

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Carole Pateman was awarded the 2012 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science for her “thought-provoking way of challenging established ideas about participation, sex and equality.” In connection, Professor Pateman held a lecture at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University on the theme of "Extending Democracy: Basic Income and Participatory Budgeting". Niklas Bremberg at the Department of Political Science interviewed her on this topic.

Professor Pateman's article is now available for FREE in Scandinavian Political Studies -

Questions, Evidence and Political Theory
Carole Pateman

2013 Johan Skytte Prize Interview with Robert Axelrod

Professor Robert Axelrod at Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science University of Michigan, is the winner of the 2013 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. He is awarded the prize for “profoundly having changed our presumptions about the preconditions for human cooperation”. The Johan Skytte Prize is one of the finest and most prestigious prizes in Political Science, often considered a Political-Science equivalent to the Nobel Prizes.

Professor Axelrod's article is now available for FREE in Scandinavian Political Studies:

How Political Science Can Enrich Other Disciplines: The 2013 Skytte Prize Lecture
Robert Axelrod

The Johan Skytte Prize Virtual Issues

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The Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University has established an annual prize, The Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, to the scholar who in the view of the Foundation has made the most valuable contribution to political science.

Scandinavian Political Studies is proud to have published a number of the prize winning lectures as articles, which can now be found grouped together into a Virtual Issue. Click here for free access to these award winners' articles.

About this Journal

Scandinavian Political Studies (SPS) is the leading journal on politics in the Nordic countries, and is an indispensable source for research and teaching on Nordic politics. Covering new scholarship in all areas of political science, the journal publishes widely on public policies, electoral issues, and political institutions. SPS welcomes contributions that draw on Nordic data, or that have clear relevance for the politics of Nordic countries.