This prize is offered to the non-commissioned, peer-reviewed, original research article published during the previous calendar year that the editorial board members believe best represents the scholarly excellence of the journal and the tradition of commitment to public discourse on important topics in comparative politics that Government and Opposition has maintained for more than fifty years.
The prize is named in memory of long-time editorial board member Elizabeth Meehan (1947 - 2018).
Use the links below to find out more about the G&O Editorial Board's decisions when awarding the prize.
2019 - Global Shifts and the Limits of the EU’s Transformative Power in the European Periphery: Comparative Perspectives from Hungary and Turkey - Ziya Öniş & Dr Mustafa Kutlay - find out more about the Editors' decision here
2018 - The Use and Abuse of Veto Rights in Power-Sharing Systems: Northern Ireland’s Petition of Concern in Comparative Perspective - Allison McCulloch - find out more about the Editors' decision here