Research on Chinese Politics: Forefront and Foundations
Systematic study of new, cutting-edge scholarship on contemporary Chinese politics: research questions, methods, contributions to substantive knowledge. Assessment of how and how much cumulativeness achieved; consideration of fit into broader literature on authoritarianism; scrutiny into relevance of dominant concepts, questions, methods from previous decades. Topics include political selection, representation and responsiveness, elite politics, decentralization, information management. Graduate status, familiarity with multivariate statistical methods required. Foundation in more sophisticated statistical methods and prior knowledge about China helpful but not required.