Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution & Regime Survival in China | National Committee on United States- China Relations
When and Where
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Henry Luce Foundation
51 Madison Avenue, 30th Floor New York, NY 10010
***REGISTRATION REQUIRED*** At a National Committee program on Wednesday, December 17, Dr. Wallace will discuss his new book, Cities and Stability.
Cities and Stability:
Urbanization, Redistribution & Regime Survival in China
Jeremy L. Wallace
China’s management of urbanization is an under-appreciated factor in the regime’s longevity. The Chinese Communist Party fears the emergence of highly unequal megacities with their attendant slums and social unrest, as has occurred in many cities around the world, because such cities might threaten the survival of the regime. To combat the threat, many regimes, including China’s, adopt policies that favor cities. Cities and Stability shows this “urban bias” to be a Faustian bargain: cities may be stabilized for a time, but the massive in-migration from the countryside that results can generate the conditions for political unrest.
At a National Committee program on Wednesday, December 17, Dr. Wallace will discuss his new book, Cities and Stability.
Jeremy Wallace is an assistant professor of political science at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on authoritarian regime survival and how such regimes – particularly China’s – grapple with threats.
Dr. Wallace received his B.A. from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from Stanford.
Copies of Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution and Regime Survival in China will be available for purchase.