AABS Book Prize Awarded to Dace Dzenovska
Congratulations to Dace Dzenovska on the news that her monograph School of Europeanness: Tolerance and Other Lessons in Political Liberalism in Latvia has been awarded the 2020 AABS Book Prize.
The 2020 Book Prize Committee, chaired by VP for Publications Dovilė Budrytė, selected the awardee and honorable mentions from a pool of 14 books that were nominated by the publishers, authors, or their colleagues. The Committee noted the high level of all nominated books and solicited reviews for each of them. Dace Dzenovska’s book was praised as theoretically sophisticated, interesting argument about how international actors tried to ’civilize’ Latvia through the introduction of European liberalism. The book has been of interest not only to scholars, but also to NGOs and other members of civil society in Latvia. It is a significant contribution to several disciplines in the Baltic studies: political science, sociology and anthropology, to mention a few.