Monthly Archives: October 2013

Multimedia Me

The nice people at Link Asia ran an interview with me looking into China’s urbanization plans. While it’s clear that I have a lot to learn about appearing on TV (sitting too close to the camera and nodding incessantly among other … Continue reading

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Zooming out and Zooming in on China’s Cities

The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies are putting on a fun event on cities, CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges. Having written a book on the political role of cities in the developing world and particularly in China, I thought … Continue reading

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Cities and Legitimacy

Why don’t citizens revolt against governments that fail them and lose their legitimacy? Governments care about their popular support, even in nondemocracies (Geddes & Zaller 1989). Jay Ulfelder, of the Dart Throwing Chimp empire, takes a skeptical view of legitimacy … Continue reading

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