Lucan Way's "Revolution and Dictatorship" shortlisted for the Gelber Book Prize
CERES and PJP are pleased to announce that Lucan Way's book (co-authored with Steven Levitsky), Revolution and Dictatorship: The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism, has been shortlisted for the Gelber Book Prize.
From the jury: Revolution and Dictatorship changes the way we understand the staying power of authoritarian regimes. In a brilliant and original argument that draws deeply on history, Levitsky and Way show us how the origin of an authoritarian regime tells us a great deal about how long it is likely to last. Revolutionary regimes and dictatorships that create cohesive elites and strong but politically subservient militaries and police forces are likely to endure for decades. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the future of authoritarianism.
We congratulate Lucan Way on this achievement and wish him the best of luck in the final selection process.