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Dr Giovanni Capoccia Awarded Best Book Prize

Dr Giovanni Capoccia has been awarded the prize for Best Book in European politics published in 2005 by the European Politics and Society Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.

The Award Committee was chaired by Professor Jeffrey Anderson. He won for his book, Defending Democracy: Reactions to Extremism in Interwar Europe (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Giovanni`s book was chosen out of the more than 30 titles submitted. The Committee stated that Defending Democracy put forward a novel, important argument in the well-travelled terrain of interwar regime outcomes, developing a sophisticated theoretical framework and supporting it with first-rate empirical work.