Isabela Mares’ “Protecting the Ballot” awarded best book award

Isabela Mares
August 2, 2023

Arnold Wolfers Professor Isabela Mares has been awarded the 2023 APSA European Politics and Societies best book award for her book Protecting the Ballot: How First Wave Electoral Democracies Ended Electoral Corruption (Princeton University Press 2022).

Protecting the Ballot discusses how electoral changes aimed at reducing electoral malfeasance between 1850 and 1918 came about and how that knowledge could be useful today.

Professor Mares specializes in the comparative politics of Europe and has written extensively on labor market and social policy reforms, the political economy of taxation, electoral clientelism, reforms limiting electoral corruption. Her current research examines the political responses to antiparliamentarism in both contemporary and historical settings.