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Roundtable Discussion: Recent Trends in Chinese State-Society Relations: Topics, Approaches, Methods

Feb 20, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Roundtable discussion with Lynette Ong (University of Toronto)

Lynette Ong is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Department of Political Science and the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs.

Professor Ong’s theoretical interests are authoritarian politics and the political economy of development. She studies contentious politics and repression in China, particularly with respect to land acquisition and housing demolition, and has a broader interest in how social mobilization take shape in authoritarian countries, and the nexus between protest and repression in non-democratic settings.


9:00       Welcome: Elena Meyer-Clement (Freie Universität Berlin)

Speaker presentations

9:10     Lynette Ong (University of Toronto): “Outsourcing of State Repression in China: “Thugs-for-Hire" and Market Brokers”

9:45     Sabrina Habich-Sobiegalla (Freie Universität Berlin): “Freedom to Choose in China’s Dam Resettlement: Experiences of ‘Self-organized’ Migrant Households"

10:20   Genia Kostka (Freie Universität Berlin): “Public Acceptance of China’s Emerging Social Credit System: Designing a Mobile Phone App Survey Across China”

10:55   Coffee Break

11:15   Katja Levy (Freie Universität Berlin): “The Search of Civil Society in Xi Jinping's China“

11:50  Roundtable Discussion: Trends and Challenges in Studying Chinese State-Society Relations Today

Please register with events@geas.fu-berlin.de.

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2018 | 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Room 2.2051 (Holzlaube)
Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin