Elizabeth Nugent Receives Robert A. Dahl Award

Elizabeth Nugent, a visiting researcher with WZB's Center for Civil Society Research, has received the prestigious Robert A. Dahl Award for her book 'After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition', published by Princeton University Press (2020).

The Award Committee writes that the book "includes a brilliantly formulated account of the affective dimensions of polarization and cooperation, showing how authoritarian regimes’ survival strategies shape the sociological context in which subsequent efforts to democratize take place [...] After Repression brings the Middle East into the study of democratization and furnishes insights that promise to inform our thinking about democratic experiments around the world."

Elizabeth Nugent is an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. The Robert A. Dahl Award is presented annually by the American Political Science Association (APSA) to honor an untenured scholar who has produced scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of democracy.


Book Cover for After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition by Elizabeth Nugent

After Repression: How Polarization Derails Democratic Transition(2020) is published by Princeton University Press.