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Department of Politics and International Studies

Miss Lili Liu

BA International Politics (BLCU, Beijing) MSc Comparative Politics (LSE)


Lili Liu
Miss Lili Liu
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Thesis title:
Accommodating the Greening Participation: China's Local Environmental Governance
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PhD Research

My research aims to examines the fundamental issue of how authoritarian regime accommodates itself with the citizens participation in policy making process. Environmental conflicts in China were mainly resolved behind closed doors within powerful political actors. However, these situations have changed with the growing civic engagements or protests, experts/delegates' participation, and institutional innovations. This paper sorts out the causal processes through which the policy changes as more actors engaged into the agenda setting when the participation is highly dependent on local conditions.

PhD Conferences

European Association of Chinese Studies 20th Conference, University of Coimbra, Portugal. July, 2014. Paper Title: State and Youth Social Advocacy in Contemporary China.


Environmental politics; China politics, Taiwan politics; democratization; political participation