LAPOP Lab at Vanderbilt University is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Seligson Prize:
Melina Altamirano, Sarah Berens, and Sandra Ley
"The Welfare State amid Crime: How Victimization and Perceptions of Insecurity Affect Social Policy Preferences in Latin America and the Caribbean." Politics & Society 48 (3): 389-422.
The Seligson Prize is awarded annually to the best scholarship (paper, book, dissertation, or other scholarly work) using LAPOP’s AmericasBarometer data that was published or finalized in the prior two calendar years. The prize is named in honor of Mitchell Seligson, the founder of LAPOP and a pioneer in the study of public opinion in Latin America.
The 2021 award committee was comprised of Jana Morgan of the University of Tennessee (chair), Natália Bueno of Emory University, and Germán Feierherd of the Universidad de San Andrés.
Handlin, Samuel. 2016. "Mass Organization and the Durability of Competitive Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from Venezuela." Comparative Political Studies 49(9): 1238-1269. DOI: 10.1177/0010414016628186
Joby Schaffer and Andy Baker