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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Göbel, M.A.
Winter term 2021
150066 SE PhD Colloquium
150117 SE Seminar (Politics, Economy, Law) (M7) - Censorship in China's social media
Göbel, C. (Editorial Journalist). (Accepted/In press). Proteste in China. Web publication, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.




Göbel, C. (Accepted/In press). Political corruption in Taiwan. In H-H. M. Hsiao, & D. Fell (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies Brill.


Göbel, C. (2020). Watchdog Institutions. In K. Templeman, Y. Chu, & L. Diamond (Eds.), Dynamics of Democracy in Taiwan: The Ma Ying-jeou Years (pp. 183-202). Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Göbel, C. (2020). Social Resistance and Social Stability Maintenance in the Xi Jinping Era. In L. Zhao, & D. Qi (Eds.), Chinese Society in the Xi Era (pp. 1-17). World Scientific Publishing.

Göbel, C. (2019). (Anti-) Corruption and Partisan Bias in Taiwan's Newspapers. In C. Chen, & M. Weiss (Eds.), The Political Logics of Anticorruption Efforts in Asia (pp. 77-102). State University of New York Press (SUNY Press).

Göbel, C. (2019). Social Unrest in China: A Bird’s Eye Perspective. In T. Wright (Ed.), Handbook on Dissent and Protest in China (pp. 27-45). Edward Elgar.


Göbel, C. (2017). Tracing Taiwan’s Road to Good Governance. In A. Mungiu-Pippidi, & M. Johnston (Eds.), Transitions to Good Governance: Creating Virtuous Circles of Anti-corruption (pp. 159 - 183). Edward Elgar.

Göbel, C. (2017). Innovationskultur und Innovationssysteme in China. In F. Jochen, & M. Schädler (Eds.), Chinas Innovationsstrategie in der globalen Wissensökonomie: Unternehmen, Hochschulen und Regionen im Spannungsfeld von Politik und Autonomie (1 ed., pp. 61-75). Gabler.

Göbel, C., & Heberer, T. (2017). The Policy Innovation Imperative: Changing Techniques for Governing China’s Local Governors. In V. Shue, & P. Thornton (Eds.), To Govern China: Evolving Practices of Power (pp. 279-304). Cambridge University Press.







Offline Repression and Online Boomerang: Evidence from Protest Posts in China

Diana Fu (Speaker) & Christian Göbel (Speaker)

8 Apr 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Responsiveness, Repression, and China's Shrinking Civic Spaces

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

17 Mar 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Personalisation of Power in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

24 Feb 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Researching China in Difficult Times

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

28 Nov 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


From Excessive Information to Selective Attention: How Citizen Input Is Used by Political Leaders in China

Yue Guan (Speaker) & Christian Göbel (Speaker)

10 Sep 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Why Does a One-Party Regime Promote Civil Society? The Case of China’s Homeowner Associations

Yu Zeng (Speaker), Junyan Jiang (Speaker), Jie Li (Speaker) & Christian Göbel (Speaker)

9 Sep 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


China’s Coronavirus Narrative: BlameAvoidance by Information Flooding

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

28 Aug 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Stability Maintainance in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

18 May 2020

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Augmented autocracy: “Artificial Intelligence” and cybernetic governance in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

26 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Bringing Humans Back In: Big data and AI in China’s public service provision

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

22 Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Democracy as soft power? How Taiwan’s presidents frame Taiwan’s political system

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

25 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Big Data in Chinas Politik: Visionen und Wirklichkeit

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

19 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Informationstechnologien und Regimestabilität in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

17 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


APSA Annual Meeting 2019

Diana Fu (Speaker) & Christian Göbel (Speaker)

30 Aug 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


How state-sanctioned violence affects sentiments towards the government: evidence from Chinese protest tweets

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

23 Aug 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Rate My Bureaucrat: Online Complaints and Public Sector Performance in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

28 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Value of Popular Input for Unelected Local Leaders: Evidence from China

Yue Guan (Speaker) & Christian Göbel (Speaker)

20 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Political Logic of Protest Repression in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

31 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Was wir über China wissen können und sollten

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

7 Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Big Data in Chinas Regierungsführung: Visionen und Wirklichkeit

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

31 Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Informationstechnologien und Regimestabilität in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

19 Jan 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Soziale Unruhen in China aus der Perspektive sozialer Medien

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

6 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Researching China's (Online) Politics: A Data Science Toolbox

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

30 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Demokratie und Internet in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

7 Mar 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Calibrating the Chinese Citizen: propaganda, e-petitioning and big data-driven governance

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

19 Jan 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Electronic petitions and government propaganda in China’s civilising project

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

2 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Calibrating the Chinese Citizen: Propaganda, E-Petitioning and Big Data-Driven Governance

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

30 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Special Prosecutors, Courts, and Other Accountability Institutions under Ma YIng-jeou

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

11 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Calibrating the Chinese citizen: e-petitioning and big data-driven governance

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

7 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Calibrating the Chinese citizen: propaganda, e-petitioning and big data-driven governance

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

5 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Mass Line Online: electronic petitions and government propaganda in China's civilising project

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

23 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


how China’s rulers allow citizens to vent grievances through online platforms

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

21 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Disappointed by Design? (Anti-)corruption and partisan bias in Taiwan’s newspapers

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

3 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


A single flower does not make a spring: how regime responsiveness in China facilitates protests, but not revolts

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

1 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Calibrating the Chinese citizen propaganda, e-petitioning and big data-driven governance

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

29 Jul 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Regulations Against Revolution: Mapping Policy Innovations in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

22 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Researching Politics and (Big) Data in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

22 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Digitalisierung statt Demokratie: Warum das Internet der chinesischen Regierung mehr nutzt als schadet

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

13 Jun 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


A single flower does not make a spring: how regime responsiveness in China facilitates protests, but not revolts

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

16 Mar 201619 Mar 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Fighting Corruption in Asia’s Young Democracies: Taiwan and Korea Compared

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

26 Feb 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Vortrag bei Roundtable zu Wahlen in Taiwan

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

28 Jan 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Kommentar zu Björn Alpermann und Katja Yang Social Mobility and Political Attitudes in Contemporary China: Results from a Three-City Survey

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

20 Nov 201521 Nov 2015

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Politische Innovation und wirtschaftliche Stabilität in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

19 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

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A Single Flower does Not Make A Spring: How regime responsiveness in China facilitates protests, but not revolts

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

12 Nov 201513 Nov 2015

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Special Prosecutors, Courts, and Politicians: Accountability Institutions under Chen and Ma

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

26 Oct 201527 Oct 2015

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Special Prosecutors, Courts, and Politicians: Accountability Institutions under Chen and Ma

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

26 Oct 201527 Oct 2015

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Politische Innovation und wirtschaftliche Stabilität in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

19 Oct 201520 Oct 2015

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China’s Responsive Authoritarianism

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

31 Aug 2015

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Digitalization, not Democratization: The Internet, public participation and regime performance in authoritarian regimes

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

14 Aug 2015

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Taiwan Process Tracing Report

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

10 Jul 2015

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Digitalisierung statt Demokratie

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

25 Mar 2015

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Defragmenting Authoritarianism: Online complaining, accountability and power concentration in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

19 Mar 2015

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Digitalization Instead of Democracy: how information technologies shape the future of the Chinese state

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

16 Jan 201517 Jan 2015

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Digitalisierung statt Demokratie: Warum das Internet der Partei mehr nutzt als schadet.

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

10 Dec 2014

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How stable is China's "New Authoritarianism"?

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

6 Nov 20147 Nov 2015

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Die Internationalisierung des Renmimbi

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

25 Oct 2014

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Staatliche Beschwerdeportale im Internet: Funktion, Inhalte, Auswirkungen

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

14 Jun 2014

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Models of Sustainable Development in Asia and the Role of the State

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

16 May 2014

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Why Do Local Governments in China Promote E-Government?,

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

27 Mar 201429 Mar 2014

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China Verstehen Lernen

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

6 Feb 2014

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Towards a Typological Theory of E-Governance in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

24 Jan 201425 Jan 2014

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Local Factions, Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Taiwan

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

15 Jan 2014

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The Information Dilemma: How ICT Strengthen or Weaken Authoritarian Rule

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

10 Dec 2013

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Or Should We Rather Not Do It At All? Coping with the (Pre-)selection bias in Collaborative Research Partnerships

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

22 Nov 201323 Nov 2013

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Towards a Typological Theory of E-Governance in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

22 Nov 201323 Nov 2013

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Hunters and Gatherers in the Land of Plenty — Does the Information Age need Sinologists?

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

5 Nov 2013

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Marked Improvements in the Last Decade

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

25 Oct 201327 Oct 2013

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E-monitoring and Regime Improvement in China: Technical Capabilities and Systemic Limitations

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

12 Sep 2013

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E-monitoring and Regime Improvement in China: Technical Capabilities and Systemic Limitations

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

10 Sep 2013

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Assessing Pathways to Sustainable Growth. Assessing Governance Capacities in Asia

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

12 Jun 2013

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Governing by Innovation

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

11 Apr 201313 Apr 2013

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中国地方治理模式的转变:创新 (Transformation of the local governance model in China - Innovation)

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

30 Mar 2013

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Informationstechnologien und Regimestabilität in China

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

19 Dec 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Innovation Dilemma and Regime Consolidation in Autocratic Regimes

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

23 Nov 201224 Nov 2012

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China’s Party-Society Relations: Coping with Heterogeneity and Change

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

22 Nov 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Innovation Dilemma and the Consolidation of Autocratic Regimes

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

30 Aug 20122 Sep 2012

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The Innovation Dilemma and the Consolidation of Autocratic Regimes

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

30 Aug 20122 Sep 2012

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Same, but different? Authoritarian Consolidation and the Quality of Democracy

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

8 Jul 201212 Jul 2012

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Innovative Spaces, Fenced with Barbed Wire: the Opportunities and Constraints of Policy Entrepreneurship in Rural China

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

30 Mar 20121 Apr 2012

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Between "good governance" and "social management" - how the Chinese Government Counters Social Unrest

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

12 Dec 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


State-society interactions in China: Information and communication technologies as nexus between the two Power Shifts

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

9 Dec 2011

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State-Society Interactions in China

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

8 Dec 201110 Dec 2011

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Bringing the State Back Out? How fashionable development theories can('t) help us understand economic change in East Asia

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

15 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

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Government Propaganda and the Organization of Rural China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

8 Apr 201110 Apr 2011

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Authoritarian Institution Building and the Quality of Democracy in Taiwan and Thailand

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

16 Feb 201119 Feb 2011

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Propaganda and the Organization of Rural China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

26 Nov 201028 Nov 2010

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Democrats without Democracy. Contemporary Chinese Democratic Thought and Practice

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

5 Nov 2010

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Building State Power in Authoritarian Regimes. A Comparison of China, Burma and New Order Indonesia

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

22 Mar 201027 Mar 2010

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Adaptive Governance and Uneven Reform Implementation in Rural China

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

8 Dec 2009

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Regime Responsiveness and Authoritarian Consolidation. Why Some Authoritarian Regimes are More Stable than Others

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

2 Dec 2009

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Competition under Hierarchy: Central-Local Relations and Reform Politics in Rural China

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

21 Nov 2009

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Accounting for the (In-)Stability of Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

12 Sep 200914 Sep 2009

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Regime Responsiveness and the (In-)Stability of Authoritarian Regimes

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

3 Sep 20096 Sep 2009

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Charting the Dark Side of the Moon

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

6 Jul 200912 Jul 2009

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Regime Responsiveness and Authoritarian Consolidation

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

15 May 200916 May 2009

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Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Failure in China: The Case of the Rural Tax and Fee Reform in China

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

28 Apr 2009

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Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Failure in China: The Case of the Rural Tax and Fee Reform in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

3 Apr 20095 Apr 2009

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Guest lecture: Policy Failure in China’s Multi-Level System: The Rural Tax and Fee Reform in China

Christian Göbel (Invited speaker)

6 Mar 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Corruption and Anti-Corruption in KMT and DPP Taiwan

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

12 Dec 2008

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Intention and Outcomes of the Rural Tax and Fee Reform in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

28 Nov 200829 Nov 2008

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Intentions and Outcomes of the Rural Tax and Fee Reform in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

6 Aug 200810 Aug 2008

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The Rural Tax and Fee Reform in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

15 Feb 2008

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Measuring and Explaining the Distributive Effects of the Rural Tax and Fee Reform in Anhui Province, China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

25 Oct 200726 Dec 2007

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Reigning by Blaming: The Instrumentalization of Risk Perceptions in China’s Rural Tax and Fee Reform

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

1 Jun 2007

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Taking the State to the Villages: The Rural Tax and Fee Reform in China

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

6 Feb 2006

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Combating ‘Black Gold’ under Chen Shui-bian

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

17 Apr 2004

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Towards a Consolidated Democracy? Informal and Formal Institutions in Taiwan’s Political Process

Christian Göbel (Speaker)

1 Sep 2001

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