Anna Lisa Ahlers

Anna Lisa Ahlers

Member since 2017
born 1982
subject: China Studies / Political Sciences

University of Oslo (Norwegen)
Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS)
Niels Henrik Abels vei 36
0371 Oslo

Tel.: +47/228/5 68 57

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Research Areas

  • China’s political system, esp. local governance, urbanization, public participation, environmental protection

  • Traditional and modern forms of inclusion and exclusion in Chinese societies

  • Comparative research on political regimes


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2018-2019

    Wigeland guest professor at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (full academic year)

  • 2014 -

    Associate professor in Modern Chinese Society and Politics, University of Oslo; selected for the Faculty of Humanities’ career development and research leadership program (2016)

  • 2013-2014

    Co-director of the research group “domestic politics” at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (Merics), Berlin

  • 2013

    Postdoctoral research fellow, Department for the Comparative Research on Democracies (Rudolf Stichweh) at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft, University of Bonn

  • 2013

    Ph.D. (Dr. Phil.) in China studies; dissertation award of the University of Tübingen

  • 2011-2012

    Doctoral Fellowship (grant), Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, Taiwan

  • 2008-2013

    Research fellow and junior lecturer at the Chair of Greater China Studies (Gunter Schubert), Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (AOI), University of Tübingen

  • 2007-2008

    Greater China assistant of the CEO, RSBK GmbH, Frankfurt/Main

  • 2006-2007

    Hermann Hesse stipend for a year of studies at Renmin University of China, Beijing

  • 2001-2007

    M.A. in China studies/sinology (1. major) and Political science/international relations (2. major), University of Tübingen and Peking University


  • The Bipolarity of Democracy and Authoritarianism: Value Patterns, Inclusion Roles and Forms of Internal Differentiation of Political Systems

    with Rudolf Stichweh, FIW Working Paper, no. 9.

  • Breathe Easy? Local Nuances of Authoritarian Environmentalism in China’s Battle against Air Pollution

    with Yongdong Shen, The China Quarterly, forthcoming. Online first 2017, doi:10.1017/S0305741017001370

  • Effective Policy Implementation in China’s Local State

    with Gunter Schubert, Modern China, 41(4), 2015, 372- 405.

  • Weaving the Chinese Dream on the Ground? Local Government Approaches to 'New-Typed' Rural Urbanization

    Journal of Chinese Political Science, 20(2), 2015, 121-142.

  • Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China - New Socialist Countryside

    London/ New York: Routledge, 2014

  • Lokales Regieren und administrative Interessenvermittlung in China

    in: Hubert Heinelt (ed.), Modernes Regieren in China, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2014, 89-115.

  • Participation and Empowerment at the Grassroots - Chinese Village Elections in Perspective

    with Gunter Schubert, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

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