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Two members of World Politics' editorial committee named winners of APSA book awards

Two members of World Politics' editorial committee are winners of the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual book awards.
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Two members of World Politics' editorial committee are winners of the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) annual book awards.

Rafaela Dancygier is winner of the Gregory Luebbert Best Book Award for her book, “Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics,” and Deborah Yashar is winner of APSA’s Comparative Democratization Section 2019 Best Book Award for her book, “Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America.”

Dancygier is associate professor of politics and international affairs. Her research focuses on comparative politics, specifically international immigration and ethnic diversity. “Dilemnas of Inclusion” explains the impacts of the growing presence of minority groups in European politics. The book is being honored for its emphasis on comparative politics and previously received the 2018 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. Dancygier serves on World Politics' editorial committee.

Yashar is professor of politics and international affairs, editor of the academic journal World Politics, and co-chair of the Social Science Research Council’s Advisory Committee for the Anxieties of Democracy Program. Her research focuses on democracy and development, with particular attention to citizenship, ethnic politics, and violence. 

Yashar’s book, "Homicidal Ecologies," explains Latin America’s extremely high and uneven homicide rates in light of the changing geography of transnational illicit political economies; the varied capacity and complicity of state institutions tasked with providing law and order; and organizational competition to control illicit territorial enclaves.

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