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August 7, 2020

Dear Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) user community,

We are extremely pleased to announce that Eelco Harteveld of the University of Amsterdam, Stefan Dahlberg of the University of Gothenburg, Andrej Kokkonen of Aarhus University, and Wouter Van Der Brug of the University of Amsterdam are the winners of the 2020 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship, for their article Gender Differences in Vote Choice: Social Cues and Social Harmony as Heuristicsin the  British Journal of Political Science.

This year’s Selection Committee consisted of Eva Anduiza (chair) of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain, Ruth Dassonneville of the Université de Montréal in Canada, and Keith Smith of the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Germany. The Selection Committee described their selection of the winning work as follows:

The committee is pleased to award the 2020 GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship to ‘Gender Differences in Vote Choice: Social Cues and Social Harmony as Heuristics,’ by Eelco Harteveld, Stefan Dahlberg, Andrej Kokkonen and Wouter van der Brug. The committee particularly values three main aspects of this paper, that was published in the British Journal of Political Science. First, the article contributes to a question that received much attention but remains challenging: understanding gender gaps in voting behavior. The authors’ efforts to contribute a new and general explanation for explaining some gender differences in party preferences are extremely valuable. Second, the committee was impressed by the paper’s innovative use of CSES data to study differences between parties cross-nationally and to propose new measures parties’ properties such as the level of stigma. Finally, the committee praises the rigor and meticulousness of the analysis that is presented in this paper. These additional analyses not only probe the robustness of the results, but they also offer additional insights into the mechanisms that drive gender gaps in party preferences.”

The CSES would like to thank the Selection Committee for their work and the many persons who nominated works for consideration. We furthermore thank the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences for their sponsorship and support of the prize since its establishment in 2011.

Harteveld, E., Dahlberg, S., Kokkonen, A., & Van Der Brug, W. (2019). Gender Differences in Vote Choice: Social Cues and Social Harmony as Heuristics. British Journal of Political Science, 49(3), 1141-1161. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123417000138.

 


The GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship is awarded for the best CSES scholarship (paper, book, dissertation, or other scholarly work, broadly defined) published or finalized in the calendar year prior to the award. The prize is named in honor of Professor Doctor Hans-Dieter Klingemann, an internationally renowned political scientist, major contributor to comparative research, and co-founder of the CSES project.