Monthly Archives: October 2013

Crisis by the Numbers

The excellent ChinaFile project has a new conversation based on the following question: Why’s China’s Smog Crisis Still Burning So Hot? The core answers are already provided by Alex Wang, Isabel Hilton, Jeremy Goldkorn, and Shai Oster. China has developed … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Journals

Profiling the Victims: public awareness of pollution-related harm in China Relational Repression in China: Using Social Ties to Demobilize Protesters Can China Bring Back the Best? The Communist Party Organizes China’s Search for Talent All China today.

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Fresh from the Journals

Second of a regular series. Also note that these aren’t truly that fresh since I’m going through the backlog of my unread RSS. 1. Participation in IMF-sponsored economic programs and contentious collective action in Latin America, 1980-2007 2. Non-state actors in civil … Continue reading

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Fresh off the Firstview

There was a time not so long ago that I would go through dozens of RSS feeds on a near daily basis using Google reader. Then google reader died. I set up feedly and digg reader but rarely used them. … Continue reading

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Big ships turn slowly

I am on the record as being skeptical that the Chinese regime is going to change its urbanization policies radically in the upcoming Third Plenum. Sinocism‘s continuing coverage of news related to the twists and turns of this debate has … Continue reading

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On a gated globe, where are the walls?

Dan Drezner notes an amusing coincidence: an Economist special report on a “gated globe” is published on the same day that the NYT runs an op-ed entitled “The End of the Nation-State?” about a global free exchange led by cities … Continue reading

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Student Blogging

I had my students write blog posts for class. Here’s what happened. While a fellow at Yale’s MacMillan Center for the academic year, I’m teaching a course on Contemporary Nondemocratic Regimes. It’s a seminar with a final paper rather than … Continue reading

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