Presentation Title: China's Great Firewall: Regime Durability and Internet Censorship
Section: Disruption and its prevention II
Location: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, 104
Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:35am - 11:50am
"This project seeks to explain how the Chinese government manages its durability and legitimacy through censorship. Â IÂ systematically elucidateÂ the preferences and priorities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has significant implications for understanding one of the worldâ€™s most opaque powers. Variation in Chinaâ€™s well-known Internet censorship regime provides a unique window into the Partyâ€™s preferences and perpetuation strategies. The project first establishes a comprehensive framework for understanding modern authoritarian durability; subsequently, using both quantitative and qualitative methods of content analysis, I examined censored posts on Sina Weibo (Chinaâ€™s â€œTwitterâ€) to evaluate that framework in the Chinese case. The project shows the relative importance of performance criteria and other less-intuitive drivers of legitimacy to the modern CCP regimeâ€™s aim of long-term viability.
Type of Presentation: Individual oral
Presentation Area: Political Science
Number of presenters:
Presenter(s): Arnowitz, Charles Fredric (Charlie)
Class Year(s): 2013
Sponsor(s): Lewis, Orion A.