work in progress

  • Research Article: Precarious Work Relations and Social Unrest in China: Insights from 40.000 protest accounts [in German] (English translation in preparation)
  • Research Article: The Policy Innovation Imperative: Changing Techniques for Governing China’s Local Governors (with T. Heberer, submitted)
  • Research Article: Accountable Autocrats? E-Government, Empowerment and Control in China (under revision)
  • Research Article: A Single Flower Does Not Make a Spring: How Regime Responsiveness in China Facilitates Protests, but not Revolts (first version completed)
  • Research Article: Co-producing output legitimacy: Participatory authoritarianism in China (first version completed)







  • The Politics of Community Building in Urban China, Abingdon/New York: Routledge 2011 (with Thomas Heberer)
  • Uneven Policy Implementation in Rural China, The China Journal 65, 2011, pp. 53-76
  • Authoritarian Consolidation, European Political Science 10, 2011, pp. 176-90
  • Semiauthoritarianism, in: Ishiyama, John and Marijke Breuning (Hg.): 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 2011, pp. 258-266
  • Paving the Road to New Socialist Countryside: China’s Rural Tax and Fee Reform, in: Alpermann, Björn (Hg.): Markets and Politics in Rural China, Abingdon/New York: Routledge 2011, pp. 155-71
  • Democracy, in: International Encyclopaedia of Political Science, Washington D.C.: CQ Press 2011, pp. 387-90 (mit Julia Leininger)
  • Review of Carlson, Allen, Mary Gallagher and Kenneth Lieberthal (Hg.): Contemporary Chinese Politics. New Sources, Methods, and Field Strategies, The China Journal 66, 2011, pp. 177-180
  • Review of Wemheuer, Felix: Steinnudeln: Ländliche Erinnerungen und staatliche Vergangenheitsbewältigung der «Großen Sprung»-Hungersnot in der chinesischen Provinz Henan, The China Quarterly 205, 2011, pp. 194-195


  • The Politics of Rural Reform in China: State Policy and Village Predicament in the Early 2000s, Abingdon/New York: Routledge 2010
  • The Responsiveness of Authoritarian Regimes [in German], in: Albrecht, Holger and Rolf Frankenberger (Hg.): Autoritarismus Reloaded: Neuere Ansätze und Erkenntnisse der Autokratieforschung, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2010, pp. 79-91 (with Daniel Lambach)
  • Review of Keun Lee, Joon-Han Kim and Wing Thye Woo (eds.): Power and Sustainability of the Chinese State, The China Journal 63, 2010, pp. 203-04


  • Review of Yongnian Zheng: De Facto Federalism in China, China Perspectives 2009/02, S. 117-119
  • Review of Björn Gustafsson, Li Shi and Terry Sicular (Hg.): Inequality and Public Policy in China, East Asia: An International Quarterly Vol. 26. No. 2, 2009, pp. 159-161
  • Review of Chen Guidi and Wang Chuntao: Zur Lage der Chinesischen Bauern: Eine Reportage, Sinologie Heidelberg Alumi Netzwerk, 2009



  • Der lange Arm des Autoritarismus: Wahlen und Regierbarkeit in Taiwan und Südkorea, in: Derichs, Claudia and Thomas Heberer (Hg.): Wahlsysteme und Wahltypen. Politische Systeme und regionale Kontexte im Vergleich, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2006, pp. 217-239
  • Review of Ko-lin Chin, Heijin: Organized Crime, Business and Politics in Taiwan, China Perspectives No. 62 (2006), pp.64-66.


  • Vollständige Neubearbeitung der Einträge “VR China: Grunddaten”, “VR China: Politik”, “VR China: Wirtschaft” und “VR China: Soziales und Kultur”, “PR China: economy” and “PR China: society and culture”, in: Internationales Handbuch – Länder aktuell, Ravensburg: Munzinger Archiv 2005.



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