This course focuses on emerging issues in the field of Chinese politics, and books (and articles) published mainly in the last decade. Material covered will include: the state, state capacity, policy implementation, socialist legality, environmental litigation, local people’s congresses, NGOS, village elections, protest, rights consciousness, and experimental research on authoritarian responsiveness.
The course is designed, and will be conducted, like a graduate seminar. Students who enroll must be ready to do all the reading in advance of seminar meetings and to participate actively in class discussions.
Subfield: Comparative Politics
The Junior Seminars are intense writing seminars which focus on the research area of the faculty member teaching the course. The seminars provide an opportunity for students to have direct intellectual interactions with faculty members while also giving the students an understanding for faculty research.
Political science majors with junior or senior status, or other juniors and seniors who are very highly motivated to learn about Chinese politics. Some prior study of Chinese politics, economics, or society is strongly recommended.
Political Science Majors of Junior and Senior status (must be 3rd or 4th year students with at least 60 units completed) who are very highly motivated to learn about Chinese politics. Priority may be given to students who have not yet taken a junior seminar. Some prior study of Chinese politics, economics, or society is strongly recommended.