“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.
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Lorentzen, Peter. 2017. “Designing Contentious Politics in Post-1989 China.” Modern China.
Denise van der Kamp, Peter Lorentzen, and Daniel Mattingly. 2017. “Racing to the Bottom or to the Top? Decentralization, Revenue Pressures, and Governance Reform in China.” World Development.
Lorentzen, Peter, M. Taylor Fravel, and Jack Paine. 2017. “Qualitative Investigation of Theoretical Models: The Value of Process Tracing.” Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Formal theory articles dataset (MS Excel format)
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., Jessica, , , , , , , , , , , , “
Chinese Abstract: 摘要
Lorentzen, Peter. 2014. “China’s Strategic Censorship.” American Journal of Political Science, vol. 58(2): 402-414.
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.
Lorentzen, Peter. 2013. “Regularizing Rioting: Permitting Public Protest in an Authoritarian Regime.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 8(2): 127-158.
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.
“Rescuing Autocracy from Itself: China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign,” with Xi Lu.
Lorentzen, Peter. 2018. “Maria Repnikova, Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism.” Book Review in the Journal of Chinese Political Science.
“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)
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