Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies


Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention: Yanni Kotsonis
Title: States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic (University of Toronto Press)

Yanni Kotsonis’ book displays a remarkable depth of scholarship and helpfully contextualizes the Russian/Soviet experiences of taxation and citizenship within the broader field of comparative state-building.

Honorable Mention: Samuel A. Greene
Title: Moscow in Movement: Power and Opposition in Putin’s Russia (Stanford University Press)

Samuel A. Greene’s Moscow in Movements provides a comprehensive study of social movements in Russia from 2005 through the summer of 2013 and offers a rich and refreshing analytical framework for thinking about social protest, elite strategies, and state-society relations under Putin.

Winner: Valerie Sperling