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The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) and the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences are pleased to announce the newly established:

GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship

...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.

Nominations are now being accepted for the current year's award, for works published or finalized during the 2010 calendar year. Anyone is allowed to nominate a scholarly work for consideration by sending an email to the CSES project (cses@umich.edu) naming the scholarly work and providing a justification for its consideration.

All persons are eligible to receive the award, with the exception of the three persons which serve on the Selection Committee for the year. The current year's Selection Committee will be comprised of: John Aldrich of Duke University, Ian McAllister of the Australian National University, and Markus Quandt of the GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences.

Nominations will be accepted until February 28, 2011. The award winner will be decided thereafter and announced sometime in April of 2011.

The award winner will receive a 1,000 Euros prize, and up to an additional 1,000 Euros toward travel, accommodation, and conference registration expenses to attend the award ceremony. This year's award ceremony will be held at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland in August 2011. At the award ceremony, the winner of the prize will make a presentation of their work.

We look forward to your nominations!