"The Return of Ideology and the Future of Chinese Internet Policy." Critical Studies in Media Communication, 2014.

After China’s new leader Xi Jinping took office in November 2012, an ideological tendency with a Maoist imprint has become more visible in policy-making. This tendency is not a simple revival of Maoist practices, but a re-appropriation suited to new political goals. In the near future, internet governance in China is likely to combine Mao-style mass campaigns with the mobilization of law and civil society to proactively mold online expression and behavior.

Published in Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 109-113