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February 15, 2012

Winter 2012 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Bruce Dickson

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Bruce Dickson (BA '80, MA '82, PhD '94), Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University

Updating the China Model: New Challenges for New Leaders

March 13, 2012
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

With new leaders about to come to power in China, the ruling Communist Party is also making significant changes to its development model, such as encouraging more domestic consumption instead of relying on exports, and building "national champions" instead of relying on the private sector. What challenges does the party face in this transition? What will be the political implications of these changes?

Bruce J. Dickson is professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, the political dynamics of authoritarian regimes, and the prospects for political change in China. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. He is the author of Wealth into Power: The Communist Party’s Embrace of China’s Private Sector (2008), and co-author of Allies of the State: China’s Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change (2010).

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