Kevin J. O'Brien

University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

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1.

Path to Democracy? Assessing Village Elections in China

Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 18, No. 60, pp. 359-78, June 2009
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 31 May 2012
Kevin J. O'Brien and Rongbin Han
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Department of International Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia
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China, elections, rural, village

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Selective Policy Implementation in Rural China

Comparative Politics, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 167-86, January 1999
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science
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China, rural, implementation, cadre responsibility system, rightful resistance

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Law and Society in the People's Republic of China

ENGAGING THE LAW IN CHINA: STATE, SOCIETY, AND POSSIBILITIES FOR JUSTICE, Neil J. Diamant, Stanley B. Lubman, Kevin J. O'Brien, eds., pp. 3-27, Stanford University Press, 2005
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Apr 2008
Neil J Diamant, Stanley Lubman and Kevin J. O'Brien
Dickinson College, School of Law (Boalt Hall) University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, law, legal mobilization, legal culture, law and society, disputing pyramid

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Studying Contention in Contemporary China

POPULAR PROTEST IN CHINA, Kevin J. O'Brien, ed., pp. 11-25, 219-25, Harvard University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 31 May 2012
Kevin J. O'Brien and Rachel E. Stern
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Department of Jurisprudence & Social Policy
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China, protest, contention, social movements, collective action, opportunities, framing, mobilizing structures

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Suing the Local State: Administrative Litigation in Rural China

China Journal, No. 51, pp. 76-96, January 2004
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science
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China, law, administration litigation, rural, courts

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China's Unhappy Police

Asian Survey, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 225-42, 2016
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 06 May 2016
Suzanne E. Scoggins and Kevin J. O'Brien
Clark University and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Police Frustration, Street-Level Bureaucrats, Ministry of Public Security, Police Reform, Stability Maintenance, China

Relational Repression in China: Using Social Ties to Demobilize Protesters

China Quarterly, No. 215 (September 2013), pp. 533-52
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2013
Yanhua Deng and Kevin J. O'Brien
Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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protest control, soft repression, policing, work teams, thought work, social networks, China

Relational Repression in China: Using Social Ties to Demobilize Protesters

The China Quarterly, No. 215 (September 2013), pp. 533-52, American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting, APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 19 Jan 2014
Yanhua Deng and Kevin J. O'Brien
Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Politics at the Boundary: Mixed Signals and the Chinese State

Modern China, Vol, 38, No. 2, March 2012, pp. 174-98
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2013
Rachel E. Stern and Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Jurisprudence & Social Policy and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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state, state-society relations, signals, uncertainty, ambivalence, lawyers, journalists, NGOs

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Accommodating 'Democracy' in a One-Party State: Introducing Village Elections in China

China Quarterly, No. 162, pp. 465-89, June 2000
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science
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China, elections, village committees, democracy, rural

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Studying Chinese Politics in an Age of Specialization

Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 20, No. 71, pp. 535-541, September 2011
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2011
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, Politics, Area Studies, Disciplinary Debates, Specialization

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Protest Leadership in Rural China

China Quarterly, No. 193, pp. 1-23, March 2008
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2009
Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O'Brien
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, protest, contention, rural, radical flank effect

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Rightful Resistance Revisited

Journal of Peasant Studies Vol. 40, No. 6 (2013), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2013
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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protest, contention, China, rightful resistance, rights consciousness, everyday resistance, proactive, reactive

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Local People's Congresses and Governing China

China Journal, No. 61, pp. 131-141, January 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 31 May 2012
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, people's congresses, lawmaking, oversight, representation, legislatures, institutionalization, governance

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Rightful Resistance

World Politics, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 31-55, October 1996
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2013
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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protest, rightful resistance, China

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Discovery, Research (Re)Design, and Theory Building

DOING FIELDWORK IN CHINA, Maria Heimer and Stig Thogersen, eds., pp. 27-41, University of Hawaii Press, 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2009
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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research methods, interviewing, grounded theory, concepts, soaking and poking, generalization, area studies, China

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China's Disaffected Insiders

Journal of Democracy, Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2017), pp. 5-13
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 31 Jul 2017
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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regime change, police, PLA, veterans, protest, demolition

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Understanding China's Grassroots Elections

GRASSROOTS ELECTIONS IN CHINA, Kevin J. O'Brien and Suisheng Zhao, eds., pp. xi-xvi, Routledge, 2010
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 May 2010 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2011
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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local elections, voting, China, political reform, regime change

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Chinese People's Congresses and Legislative Embeddedness: Understanding Early Organizational Development

Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 80-107, April 1994
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, local people's congress, embeddedness, legislatures

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Petitioning Beijing: The High Tide of 2003-2006

China Quarterly, No. 210 (June 2012), pp. 313-34
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2013
Lianjiang Li, Mingxing Liu and Kevin J. O'Brien
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science, Peking University - School of Government and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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petitioning, protest, repression, leadership change, social stability

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Villagers and Popular Resistance in Contemporary China

Modern China, Vol. 22, No. 1, January 1996
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Apr 2008
Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O'Brien
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, protest, rural, contention

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China's National People's Congress: Reform and its Limits

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 343-74, August 1988
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, legislatures, National People's Congress, elections, committees, size, bicameral

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Villagers, Elections, and Citizenship in Contemporary China

Modern China, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 407-435, October 2001
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, elections, village committees, people's congresses, citizenship

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The Struggle Over Village Elections

THE PARADOX OF CHINA'S POST-MAO REFORMS, Merle Goldman, Roderick MacFarquhar, eds., Harvard University Press, 1999
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2012
Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O'Brien
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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village election, political reform

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Rural Protest

Journal of Democracy, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 25-28, July 2009
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 17 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2009
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, protest, opportunity, leadership, violence, contention, political change, rural

25.

Speaking to Theory and Speaking to the China Field

Issues & Studies, Vol. 54, No. 4, December 2018, pp. 1-11
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2019
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Area Studies, China Studies, Social Sciences, State of the Field

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Neither Transgressive Nor Contained: Boundary-Spanning Contention in China

Mobilization, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 51-64, February 2003
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, protest, claims, rural, contention

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The Politics of Lodging Complaints in Rural China

China Quarterly, No. 143, pp. 756-83 September 1995
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science
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China, protest, contention, letters and visits, petitioning, conflict

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Attraction Without Networks: Recruiting Strangers to Unregistered Protestantism in China

Mobilization, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 79-94, March 2007
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Carsten T. Vala and Kevin J. O'Brien
Loyola University Maryland and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, religion, recruitment, social movements

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Collective Action in the Chinese Countryside

China Journal, No. 48, pp. 139-154, July 2002
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 12 May 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, protest, outcomes, contention, rural, repertoires, leadership

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Chinese Political Reform and the Question of 'Deputy Quality'

China Information, Vol. 8, No. 3 , pp. 20-31, Winter 1993-1994
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science
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China, local people's congress, legislatures, elections

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How Authoritarian Rule Works

Modern China, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 79-86, January 2010
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2010
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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implementation, cadre responsibility system, goal displacement, collusion, constitution, people’s congress, democratic centralism, Hong Kong Basic Law

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Improving Election Procedures and Practices in China: Some Modest Proposals

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Jul 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, elections, procedures, Yunnan, people's congresses, village committees

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Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China

Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 235-259, April 2005
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Feb 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science
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China, protest, outcomes, contention, rural

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Understanding Experimentation and Implementation: A Case Study of China’s Government Transparency Policy

Asian Survey, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2021
Jieun Kim and Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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experimentation, implementation, transparency, policy process, local governance

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Implementing Political Reform in China's Villages

Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, No. 32, pp. 33-59, July 1994
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, village committees, elections, implementation

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Agents and Remonstrators: Role Accumulation by Chinese People's Congress Deputies

China Quarterly, No. 138, pp. 359-80, June 1994
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, legislature, local people's congress, representation, role theory, role accumulation

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Is China's National People's Congress a 'Conservative' Legislature?

Asian Survey, Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 782-794, August 1990
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, National People's Congress, legislatures, lawmaking

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The Reach of the State: Work Units, Family Ties and 'Harmonious Demolition'

The China Journal, No. 74 (July 2015), pp. 1-17
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
Kevin J. O'Brien and Yanhua Deng
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy
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China, land, expropriation, demolition, work units, social ties

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China's Contentious Pensioners

China Quarterly, No. 170, pp. 345-60, June 2002
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
William Hurst and Kevin J. O'Brien
Northwestern University - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, protest, contention, pensions, biographical availability

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Rural Politics in Contemporary China

Journal of Peasant Studies, Vol. 40, No. 6, 2013, 915-928
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Emily Yeh, Kevin J. O'Brien and Jingzhong Ye
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and China Agricultural University
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China, rural politics, rural-urban linkages, neoliberalism, environment, methodology

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Institutionalizing Chinese Legislatures: Trade-Offs between Autonomy and Capacity

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 91-108, February 1998
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Laura M. Luerhrmann
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Wright State University - Department of Political Science
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China, legislature, local people's congress, institutionalization, representation

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Legislative Development and Chinese Political Change

Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 57-75, Spring 1989
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, National People's Congress, legislatures, lawmaking, oversight, representation

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Preventing Protest One Person at a Time: Psychological Coercion and Relational Repression in China

China Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 179-201, June 2017
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 Sep 2017
Kevin J. O'Brien and Yanhua Deng
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy
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Protest, Repression, Policing, Contention, Coercion, China

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Repression Backfires: Tactical Radicalization and Protest Spectacle in Rural China

Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 24, No. 93 (May 2015), pp. 457-70
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 16 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 16 May 2015
Kevin J. O'Brien and Yanhua Deng
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy
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protest, policing, tactics, spectacle, Zhejiang, contention, environment, activism, China

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Societies of Senior Citizens and Popular Protest in Rural Zhejiang

China Journal, No. 71, January 2014, 172-88
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 16 May 2015
Yanhua Deng and Kevin J. O'Brien
Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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protest, mobilization, China, elderly, outcomes, pollution

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Enthusiastic Policy Implementation and Its Aftermath: The Sudden Expansion and Contraction of China's Microfinance for Women Program

China Quarterly, No. 234 (June 2018): 506-26
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jun 2018
Yanhua Deng, Kevin J. O'Brien and Jiajian Chen
Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)
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Microfinance, Policy Implementation, Policy Vagueness, Career Incentives, Bureaucratic Pressure, Organizational Interests, Women’s Federation, China

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Campaign Nostalgia in the Chinese Countryside

Asian Survey, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 375-93, April-May 1999
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science
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China, rural, implementation, mass campaigns, nostalgia, corruption

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Neither Withdrawal nor Resistance: Adapting to Increased Repression in China

Modern China, October 29, 2022, DOI 10.1177/00977004221119082
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Nov 2022
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Protestants, lawyers, NGOs, adaptation, accommodating power, political control, China, Chinese politics

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Veterans' Political Activism in China

Modern China, Vol. 41, No. 3 (May 2015), pp. 278-312
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 16 May 2015
Neil J Diamant and Kevin J. O'Brien
Dickinson College and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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veterans, People's Liberation Army, repression, protest, disability, pension, Vietnam War

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Contentious Veterans: China's Retired Officers Speak Out

Armed Forces and Society, Vol. 41, No. 3 (July 2015), pp. 563-81
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2015
Kevin J. O'Brien and Neil J Diamant
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and Dickinson College
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People’s Liberation Army, protest, popular contention, state-owned enterprises, military officers, China, veterans

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The Society of Senior Citizens and Popular Protest in Rural Zhejiang

APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper, Forthcoming in The China Journal, No. 71 (January 2014), American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2014
Yanhua Deng and Kevin J. O'Brien
Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Phantom Services: Deflecting Migrant Workers in China

The China Journal, no. 81 (January 2019): 103-122.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 30 Jan 2019
Alexsia T. Chan and Kevin J. O'Brien
Hamilton College, Department of Government and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Migrant Workers, Public Services, Hukou, Urbanization, Citizenship

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Hunting for Political Change

China Journal, No. 41, pp. 159-169, January 1999
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 12 May 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, National People's Congress, legislatures, lawmaking, political participation

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Adapting in Difficult Circumstances: Protestant Pastors and the Xi Jinping Effect

Journal of Contemporary China
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Mar 2021
Sarah Lee and Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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Bargaining Success of Chinese Factories

China Quarterly, No. 132, pp. 1086-1100, December 1992
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Apr 2008
Kevin J. O'Brien
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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China, factories, soft budget constraint, Hungary, state-owned enterprises

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Bureaucrat-Assisted Contention in China

Mobilization, Vol. 25, No. 5 (2020), pp. 661-674
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 11 Feb 2021
Kevin J. O'Brien, Lianjiang Li and Mingxing Liu
University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Faculty of Social Science and Peking University - China Institute for Educational Finance Research (CIEFR)
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protest, contention, China, bureaucracy, collective action, institutional activists

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Value Clashes, Power Competition and Community Trust: Why an NGO's Earthquake Recovery Program Faltered in Rural China

The Version of Record, after refereeing, has been published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, 22 January 2020 DOI 10.1080/03066150.2019.1690470
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Feb 2020
Yanhua Deng and Kevin J. O'Brien
Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science
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trust, peasants, disaster recovery, downward accountability, organizational mission

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How Grassroots Cadres Broker Land Taking in Urbanizing China

The Version of Record, after refereeing, has been published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, 21 October 2020, http://www.tandfonline.com/DOI 10.1080/03066150.2020.1822338
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 07 Dec 2020
Yanhua Deng, Kevin J. O'Brien and Li Zhang
Department of Sociology, Nanjing Universtiy, University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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incomplete bureaucratization; social ties, community knowledge, strategic favouritism, collective pressure, land expropriation