Purdue University College of Liberal Art

Thomas Mustillo

Please join me in congratulating Tom Mustillo, associate professor of political science, for winning the Frank Cass Award for the best article published in Democratization in 2017.

Tom’s article, “Party Nationalization Following Democratization: Modelling Change in Turbulent Times,” focused on a sample of 64 moderate and large political parties from 19 countries in South Europe and Latin America and assessed how and why political parties became more or less statically nationalized in the immediate aftermath of a democratic transition.

The Frank Cass Prize annually goes to authors whose articles “most enhance our knowledge and understanding of democratization,” according to the publication’s editorial and international advisory boards. Democratization is a bimonthly journal whose editorial board is comprised of many of the world’s top scholars in the field of theoretical and comparative democratization studies.

Congratulations, Dr. Mustillo!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts