Research

 

Book Project

“China’s Controlled Burn: Information management and state-society relations under authoritarianism.” Under contract with Cambridge University Press. Introductory Chapter.

Overview: This book examines how China manages political participation in order to maximize the vertical flow of information upward to top leaders that improves governance and control while minimizing the horizontal flow of information from citizen to citizen that could facilitate political challenges.

Published Research

Note: Feel free to contact me for copies of any of these publications if you do not have direct access to the journals.

Denise van der Kamp, Peter Lorentzen, and Daniel Mattingly. Forthcoming. “Racing to the Bottom or to the Top? Decentralization, Revenue Pressures, and Governance Reform in China.” World Development.

Supplementary Materials.

Lorentzen, Peter. 2017. “Designing Contentious Politics.” Modern China.

Summary in Chinese.

Lorentzen, Peter, M. Taylor Fravel, and Jack Paine. 2016. “Qualitative Investigation of Theoretical Models: The Value of Process Tracing.” Journal of Theoretical Politics.

Formal theory articles dataset (MS Excel format)

Chong, Jessica, Joon-Ho Yu, Peter Lorentzen, Karen Park, Seema M Jamal, Holly K Tabor, Anita Rauch, Margarita Sifuentes Saenz, Eugen Boltshauser, Karynne E Patterson, Deborah A Nickerson, University of Washington Center for Mendelian Geno, Michael J Bamshad. 2016. Gene discovery for Mendelian conditions via social networking: de novo variants in KDM1A cause developmental delay and distinctive facial features,”  Genetics in Medicine, vol. 18: 788-795.

NPR coverage, Seattle Times coverage

Lorentzen, Peter, and Suzanne Scoggins. 2015. Understanding China’s Rising Rights Consciousness.” The China Quarterly, vol. 223: 638-657.

Chinese Abstract:  摘要

Related op-ed piece in The Diplomat.

 

Lorentzen, Peter. 2014. “China’s Strategic Censorship.” American Journal of Political Science, vol. 58(2): 402-414.

Media mention in Boston Review

Lorentzen, Peter, Pierre Landry, and John Yasuda. 2014. “Undermining authoritarian innovation: The power of China’s industrial giants.” The Journal of Politics, vol. 76(1): 182-194.

online appendix, replication data, replication code, complete satellite-based air pollution data

 

Lorentzen, Peter. 2013. “Regularizing Rioting: Permitting Public Protest in an Authoritarian Regime.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 8(2): 127-158.

Lorentzen, Peter, John McMillan, and Romain Wacziarg. 2008. “Death and Development.” Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 13(2): 81-124.

Henry, Peter Blair and Peter Lorentzen. 2003. “Domestic Capital Market Reform and Access to Global Finance: Making Markets Work” in Michael Pomerleano, Robert Litan, and V. Sundararajan,eds. The Future of Domestic Capital Markets in Developing Countries, Brookings.

 

Working Papers

Countering Liberation Technology: The Internet and Media Freedom in Autocracies,” with Sara Newland.

“Rescuing Autocracy from Itself: China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign,” with Xi Lu. Preliminary draft.

 

Media Mentions

“Making Chinese Officials Accountable, Blog by Blog.” Boston Review (September 27, 2016)

“Stirrings of Hope  for Families Isolated by Rarest of Genetic Conditions.” KQEDscience: Future of You (May 31, 2016)

Needle in the genetic haystack: How a new UW website is helping families, scientists.”  The Seattle Times (May 7, 2016)

“A Chinese Rights Revolution Reversed?” The Diplomat (August 21, 2015)

Researching Discontent: Here’s Why a Regime May Need—and Secretly Want—Protests.” California Magazine (Spring 2015)

Under the Knife: Why Chinese patients are turning against their doctors.” The New Yorker (August 25, 2014)

 “The Surprising Way in Which China Censors the Internet” Popular Mechanics (August 21, 2014)

Why Protests Can Be Good for Dictators.” Slate (blog) (August 23, 2013)

Do China’s Village Protests Help the Regime?” The New York Review of Books (blog) (December, 2011)

 

 

Last modified: February 2017