My paper, “Engaging a Huangniu: Commodification of State-Society Bargaining in China” , which analyzes how citizens and the state work with market brokers to bargain and defuse protests in housing demolition, will be forthcoming in the Journal of Contemporary China. Writing and theorizing this paper has been a lot of fun! Those to all those who have helped and provided me feedback along the way. Much appreciated!
My co-authored paper with Donglin Han, “What Drives People to Protest in an Authoritarian Country” is forthcoming in Political Studies. Drawing on a nationally representative survey, we find education and income to have negative correlation with protest participation. But, in URBAN China, the negative effect of income declines successively at higher level, holding edu constant. Full-text available here: http://bit.ly/2EDt3Xy