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Bryn Rosenfeld wins Ed A. Hewett Book Prize

The Autocratic Middle Class Book Cover with Bryn Rosenfeld's image
November 1, 2022


We are proud to announce that IES faculty associate Bryn Rosenfeld has been awarded the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). The Ed A. Hewett Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Easter Europe. 

The Autocratic Middle Class (Princeton University Press, 2021) explains how middle-class economic dependence on the state impedes democratization and contributes to authoritarian resilience. In addition to the Ed A. Hewett Prize, it won the 2022 Best Book award from the American Political Science Association's Democracy & Autocracy section and an Honorable Mention for APSA's William H. Riker award for best book in political economy. 

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