The Government and Opposition Leonard Schapiro Memorial Lecture is named in honour of Leonard Schapiro, one of the journal's founding editors and takes place every year at the Political Studies Association annual meeting.
The 2017 Lecture was delivered by Professor Mark Blyth (Brown University) on April 10th at the PSA Annual Conference in Glasgow. Entitled ‘What if Brexit, Trump and Grexit are Noise Rather Than Signal? Exploring the Politics of a Secularly Stagnant World’, the lecture will appear in a forthcoming issue of Government & Opposition.
The 2018 Lecture will be delivered by Professor Carrie Wickham of Emory University.
2015 - Making Immigration Work: How Britain and Europe Can Cope with their Immigration Crises - Randall Hansen
2014 - Which Map? Which Government? Malapportionment and Gerrymandering, UK-Style - Ron Johnston
2013 - On Violence and Repression: A Relational Approach - Donatella della Porta
2012 - The Federalization of Iraq and the Break-up of Sudan - Brendan O'Leary
2011 - ‘England Does Not Love Coalitions’: The Most Misused Political Quotation in the Book - Iain McLean
2008 - The Western Ideology - Andrew Gamble