Greitens Book Receives APSA Award

Dictators and Their Secret Police

Dictators and Their Secret Police (Cambridge, 2016)

Dictators and Their Secret Police by Assistant Professor Sheena Greitens has been named a co-winner of the 2017 Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Comparative Democratization.  The selection committee was “deeply impressed with the rigor of [the] comparative analysis and the magnitude of [the] book’s theoretical contributions to our understanding of coercive institutions.”  Sheena’s book will be recognized at the forthcoming APSA conference in San Francisco.

Dictators and Their Secret Police also received an honorable mention for the J. David Greenstone Award from APSA’s Politics and History section for the best book published in the previous two years.

Read a Q&A with the author here.