- Chinese civil society
- Governance in China
Wilson Center Projects
Evaluating the Impact of Xi’s “Responsive Government” Reforms on Policy Deliberation
Jessica C. Teets is a Professor at Middlebury College and Templeton Fellow for the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Her research focuses on governance in authoritarian regimes, especially the role of civic participation. She is the author of Civil Society Under Authoritarianism: The China Model (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and editor (with William Hurst) of Local Governance Innovation in China: Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance (Routledge Contemporary China Series, 2014), in addition to articles published in The China Quarterly, World Politics, Governance, and the Journal of Contemporary China. Dr. Teets is currently working on a new book manuscript (with Dr. Xiang Gao) on changing governance under Xi Jinping, and an edited volume (University of Michigan Press) developing a theory of how to lobby dictators (with Dr. Max Grömping).