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

Overview: This book examines how China’s leaders have managed political participation in the post-Deng period. Vertical flows of information upward to top leaders improves governance and control of both society and local state actors. Horizontal flows of information from citizen to citizen facilitate political challenges and instability. This tradeoff is examined in the context of popular protests, journalism, and in political openness more broadly conceived. This framework offers insight into China’s increased tolerance of protests and investigative journalism post-Deng Xiaoping as well as the decline in tolerance under Xi Jinping.

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