Fukuyama receives Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science

Francis Fukuyama (Photo: Rod Searcey)

FRANCIS FUKUYAMA, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies acclaimed for his scholarship on democracy, governance and political economy, is this year’s recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. The Skytte Prize is awarded to scholars who have made the most valuable contributions to political science.

The prize is being awarded to Fukuyama for his work in The Origins of Political Order (2011) and Political Order and Political Decay (2014).

The Johan Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University called the two volumes a “remarkable tour de force,” and selected Fukuyama for the prize “for having with breath-taking learnedness, clarity and courage thrown new light over the growth of modern political order.”

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