Jessica C. Teets

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Jessica C. Teets is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Middlebury College, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Jessica is also a non-resident senior fellow at the China Policy Institute. Her research focuses on governance and policy innovation in authoritarian regimes, specifically the role played by civil society.

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2016/12/21 | Jessica C. Teets

How Xi Jinping’s Leadership Discourages Local Innovation

Xi's anti-corruption crackdown is reducing corruption, but it is also restricting crucial forms of local discretion such as policy experimentation.

2016/10/26 | Jessica C. Teets

How Xi Jinping’s Anti-Corruption Campaign Reduces Local Discretion and Policy Innovation

Xi's 'Tigers and Flies' campaign has negatively impacted both the economy and governance.