The Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prizes

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The Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prizes

Taylor & Francis and the Editors of West European Politics are pleased to announce the winners of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prizes. The Prizes were first established by Mr. Frank Cass and the Editors in 2000 as a lasting tribute to Vincent Wright, both for his scholarship and as editor of West European Politics over many years. Following the death of Gordon Smith, who had co-founded the journal and served as co-editor until his death in late 2009, the decision was taken to rename the Prizes.

The value of each Prize is £250 and winning articles are made free to access for a year. All full-length articles in the relevant volume are eligible. Any of the major areas of comparative European politics, government and public policy, including the analysis of single countries from a comparative perspective, are considered. Both Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright especially encouraged the work of younger scholars who had not previously published. Accordingly, in making the award of one of the Prizes, preference may be given to articles written by early-career academics.

The articles below have been judged by members of the Editorial Board and the Editors as making a significant contribution to the study of comparative European politics.

Year Winner(s) Article Title Volume Issue
2020 Henrik Bech Seeberg Issue ownership attack: how a political party can counteract a rival’s issue ownership 43 4
2020 Macarena Ares Changing classes, changing preferences: how social class mobility affects economic preferences 43 6
2019 Monica Ferrín, Marta Fraile, & Gema M. García-Albacete Adult roles and the gender gap in political knowledge: a comparative study 42 7
2019 Zack P. Grant & James Tilley Fertile soil: explaining variation in the success of Green parties 42 3
2018 Denise Traber, Nathalie Giger and Silja Häusermann How economic crises affect political representation: declining party‒voter congruence in times of constrained government 41 5
2018 Svenja Krauss Stability through control? The influence of coalition agreements on the stability of coalition cabinets 41 6
2017 Fernando Casal Bértoa Political parties or party systems? Assessing the “myth” of institutionalisation and democracy 40 2
2017 Carolina Plescia and Magdalena Staniek In the eye of the beholder: voters’ perceptions of party policy shifts 40 6
2016 Matthias Fatke Participatory effects of regional authority: decentralisation and political participation in comparative perspective 39 4
2016 Erika J. van Elsas, Armen Hakhverdian and Wouter van der Brug United against a common foe? The nature and origins of Euroscepticism among left-wing and right-wing citizens 39 6
2015 Klaus Armingeon and Lisa Schädel Social Inequality in Political Participation: The Dark Sides of Individualisation 38 1
2015 Yvette Peters and Sander J. Ensink Differential Responsiveness in Europe: The Effects of Preference Difference and Electoral Participation 38 3
2014 Michael Blauberger National Responses to European Court Jurisprudence 37 3
2014 Katrin Schermann and Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik Coalition Policy-Making under Constraints: Examining the Role of Preferences and Institutions 37 3
2013 David T. Buckley Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Cross-National Muslim Minority Public Opinion 36 1
2013 Holger Döring and Johan Hellström Who Gets into Government? Coalition Formation in European Democracies 36 4
2012 Tjitske Akkerman Comparing Radical Right Parties in Government: Immigration and Integration Policies in Nine European Countries (1996–2010) 35 3
2012 Helene Helboe Pedersen What do Parties Want? Policy versus Office 35 4
2011 Frank M. Häge Politicising Council Decision-making: The Effect of European Parliament Empowerment' 34 1
2011 Georg Wenzelburger Political Strategies and Fiscal Retrenchment: Evidence from Four Countries 34 6
2010 Elisabeth Carter and Thomas Poguntke How European Integration Changes National Parties: Evidence from a 15-Country Study 33 2
2010 Yannis Papadopoulos Accountability and Multi-level Governance: More Accountability, Less Democracy? 33 5
2009 Cristina Elena Parau Impaling Dracula: How EU Accession Empowered Civil Society in Romania 32 1
2009 Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen Conflict and Conflict Management in the Cross-border Provision of Healthcare Services 32 4
2008 Klaus Armingeon and Nathalie Giger Conditional Punishment: A Comparative Analysis of the Electoral Consequences of Welfare State Retrenchment in OECD Nations, 1980–2003 31 3
2008 Semin Suvarierol Beyond the myth of nationality: Analysing networks within the European commission 31 4

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