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Book review: China Governance Puzzle

Stromseth, J., Malesky, E., Gueorguiev, D. (2017). China’s Governance Puzzle: Enabling Transparency and Participation in a Single-Party State. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781316388501 Stromseth et.al’s China’s Governance Puzzle focuses on a central question in China’s political developments: what motivate an authoritarian regime to initiative democratic reforms and how such reforms impact both leaderships and citizens?

Lessons From COVID-19

A recent article in Atlantic by Stanford political science professor Francis Fukuyama reflected on the ongoing failure that western democracies are facing in handling the COVID-19 crisis in contrast to the seeming success that authoritarian regimes have achieved so far.