Professor of Political Science
Along the Yangze
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY
Phone: (845) 257-2627
FAX: (845) 257-3581
Achieving Effective Environmental Protection in China. In this research I study the role Civil
Society and the state play in environmental protection. This involves studying Chinese public
participation in environmental protection via Chinese environmental
non-governmental organizations as well as via state and quasi-state
actors. What powers do these
organizations enjoy and how effectively can they advance their goals within the
confines of the Chinese state?
Evaluating the effectiveness
of Pandemic Response – Comparative study of the US, China, Taiwan and South
Korea. A collaborative project between St. Louis
University Institute for Bio-Security and SUNY New Paltz, we are developing
policy recommendations for “best practices” in pandemic response. We approach this project by first identifying
successful pandemic responses among countries and then evaluating the impact of
cultural values on the ability of other countries to adapt these “best
practices”. The project currently draws
on data from the US and China, but is being expanded to incorporate data from
Taiwan, South Korea and Mexico.
Epidemic preparedness at the
sub-county level in China . Incorporating extensive
field work and survey data, this study evaluates local level Centers for Disease
Control preparedness in the face of anticipated epidemic outbreaks in Shaanxi
- With Rachel Schwartz,
“Confronting Global Pandemics: Lessons from China and the United States,” Global
Health Governance vol. 3(2) (Spring 2010): 1-21.
- With Shawn Shieh, State and
Society Responses to China’s Social Welfare Needs: An Introduction to the Debate, in J. Schwartz and S. Shieh
(eds.) State and
Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People (Routledge 2009):
- First author with Shawn
Shieh, “Serving the People? The Changing
Roles of the State and Social
Organizations in Social Service Provision,” in J. Schwartz and S. Shieh (eds.)
State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People (Routledge 2009):177-188.
- “The Impact of Crises on Social Service Provision in
China: The State and Society Respond to SARS,” in J. Schwartz and S. Shieh
(eds.) State and
Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People (Routledge
Conflict and Cooperation: China’s
Environmental Civil Society and the Transitioning State,” in Andre Laliberte and Marc Lanteigne (eds.) The Chinese Party-State
in the 21st Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy (Routledge Press 2008): 58-77.
Author, with R. Gregory Evans and Sarah Greenberg. “Evolution of
Provision in Pre-SARS
The Changing Nature of Disease Prevention,” The China
vol. 7(1) (Spring 2007): 81-108.
Author, with R. Gregory Evans, “Causes of
Effective Policy Implementation: China's Public Health
Response to SARS,” Journal of
Contemporary China, vol.
NGOs in China:
Roles and Limits," Pacific Affairs vol.
77(1) (Spring 2004): 28-49.
Impact of State Capacity on Enforcement of Environmental Policies: The
Case of China," Journal of
Environment and Development 12(1) (March 2003): 50-81.
- Canada's Role in Chinese
Environmental Protection," Journal
of Canadian Foreign Policy 10(2) (Winter 2003): 129-144.
- "Conducting Research
in China: Impediments and Some
Options,” Issues and Studies, vol.
37(6) (November/December 2001): 107-127.
- "Understanding Enforcement:
Environment and State Capacity in China," Sinosphere vol. 3(4) (Fall 2000):
- "Environmental Protection
in China: Issues of Enforcement," Oxford
International Review vol. 10(1) (Spring 2000): 31-40.
Testimony before the US-China Economic and Security Commission (August 2008) on China's Environment
- Introduction to International
and Politics of China
- Comparative Politics of India and China
- International Politics of
- Politics of Sino-US Relations
- Chinese Foreign Policy
- Politics of Environment and
- International Political Economy
- Politics of Developing Areas
Seminar in International Relations,
- Modern China in Revolution (a study mission to China)
Study Mission to China includes a three week visit to a variety of
politically and historically important sites. For photos
from the most recent (2006) Mission see the link below. For
information about the trip, check out the 2006 syllabus here .
You can also check the SUNY New Paltz Study Abroad