PARGC Postdoctoral Scholar Colloquium by Maria Repnikova

Jazz Band Authoritarianism: Critical Journalists and the State in China

October 23, 2014: PARGC Postdoctoral Fellow Maria Repnikova presented a colloquium titled “Jazz Band Authoritarianism: Critical Journalists and the State in China.” This talk examined limited political openings in the media in authoritarian contexts through the case study of China. Repnikova presented the key findings from her book project on the relations between China’s critical journalists and the party-state in the past decade under the Hu-Wen leadership, drawing some contrasts with state-media relations in contemporary Russia, and theorizing about governance under authoritarian rule more broadly.