Bustikova Wins Davis Center Book Prize for Work on Radical Right Parties in Eastern Europe

Lenka Bustikova

2020 Davis Center Book Prize winner Lenka Bustikova

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The winner of ASEEES 2020 Davis Center Book Prize is Lenka Bustikova (REECA AM '04) for her book, Extreme Reactions: Radical Right Mobilization in Eastern Europe (Cambridge U Press).

"I was deciding on a dissertation topic in graduate school. [...] At that time, most of the scholarship on Eastern Europe viewed unreformed communist parties as the major threat to democratic consolidation. I wanted to shift attention to the rising threat of nationalism, which was simmering under the surface."Bustikova on her decision to focus specifically on the radical right mobilization in Eastern Europe

Read Bustikova's interview with ASU Now about the book and her work on radical right parties

The committee named two honorable mentions for the 2020 Davis Center Book Prize: Justine Buck Quijada, Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia (Oxford UP); and Samuel Greene and Graeme Robertson, Putin v. The People, The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia (Yale UP).