LAPOP is pleased to award the 2018 Seligson Prize to Samuel Handlin!
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 2018 Seligson Prize goes to Samuel Handlin, at The University of Utah, for his paper, "Mass Organization and the Durability of Competitive Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from Venezuela," published in Comparative Political Studies in 2016.
You can read Handlin's paper here:
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.
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