Outsourcing Repression and Everyday State Power: China's Urbanization in Comparative Perspective - Knowledge Cafe with Lynette H. Ong

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
This is a virtual event, please join via Zoom


Lynette H. Ong, Professor of Political Science at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


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During this session, Lynette will explore how the Chinese state engages nonstate actors to implement its ambitious urbanization policies.  Her publications have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Foreign Affairs .

Lynette H. Ong is Professor of Political Science at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie at the intersection of authoritarian politics and the political economy of development.


  • Outsourcing Repression: Everyday State Power in Contemporary China (Oxford University Press, 2022)  
  • The Street and the Ballot Box: Interactions between Social Movements and Electoral Politics in Authoritarian Contexts (Cambridge University Press, Elements Series in Contentious Politics, 2022)  
  • Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China (Cornell University Press, 2012).   




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