Topics in Politics


Over the past decade and increasingly in recent years, scholarship on contemporary Chinese politics has undergone a transformation. A few indicators reflect this change: research questions generated more by the political science literature than by events in China; systematic collection of new sorts of evidence with a broader range of methods, including field experiments and survey experiments; analysis employing sophisticated quantitative methods, especially statistical methods but also formal theory; more scholars have turned to archives and historical questions. This seminar takes graduate students through a careful and systematic reading of exemplars from both foundational and the state-of-the-art scholarship on Chinese politics, placing the new research in the context of significant earlier works so as to better gauge its contributions.
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Section 01

Topics in Politics
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