Dorothy Solinger

SolingerProfessor of Political Science
UC Irvine School of Social Sciences

Prof. Solinger is a leading expert on political change and Chinese domestic politics focusing on social and economic policy. She uses a comparative approach to issues such as industrial policy, urban welfare and democratization processes.

Selected publications

  • Socialism Vanquished, Socialism Challenged: Eastern Europe and China, 1989-2009. Oxford University Press, 2012. Co-editor with Nina Bandelj.
  • States’ Gains, Labor’s Losses: China, France and Mexico Choose Global Liaisons, 1980-2000. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009. Selected as Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title.
  • Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of Market. University of California Press, 1999. Winner of Association for Asian Studies Joseph R. Levenson Prize in 2001 for the best book on 20th-century China published in 1999.
  • Narratives of the Chinese Economic Reforms. Editor. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
  • States and Sovereignty in the Global Economy. London: Routledge, 1999. Co-editor with David A. Smith and Steven C. Topik.

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