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Dr. Jon Taylor Dr. Jon Taylor Professor Chair, Political Science
Political Science
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Dr. Jon R. Taylor has both written and spoken extensively about the challenges of urbanization in both China and the United States, China’s fight against corruption, the role that Chinese political science can play within the global discipline, and Houston and Texas politics. His current research focuses on Chinese urbanization and development, China’s corruption accountability system, comparative measurements of public corruption, and the rise of scholarly innovations in Chinese political science.

Areas of Expertise
Public Policy, E-Government, Census and Statistics, Public Administration | China

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Political Science - The University of Oklahoma (1993)
  • Master of Arts - Political Science - The University of Oklahoma (1987)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Political Science and History - The University of Oklahoma (1983)

Publications

  • "“China a Decade after Wenchuan: Institutional Responsiveness and the Need for a National Emergency Management Agency”"
    Journal of Chinese Political Science
    Springer (2018) Vol. 23
  • "Chapter 3: “Dehegemonizing the Discipline: China’s Contribution to a Pluralist Political Science.”"
    Governance Innovation and Policy Change: Re-Calibrations of Chinese Politics under Xi Jinping
    Lexington Books (2018)
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    Nankai Journal (Humanities and Social Science Edition)
    Nankai University (2018) Vol. 45
  • "“Between Sinification and Internationalization: Chinese Political Science in the Post-Reform Era.”"
    Chinese Political Science Review
    Springer (2016) Vol. 1 Page 199-208
  • "“The China Dream is an Urban Dream: Assessing the CPC’s National New-Type Urbanization Plan.""
    Journal of Chinese Political Science
    Springer (2015) Vol. 20 Page 107-120
  • "Chapter on “Mao Zedong.”"
    World Democracy: From Ancient Times to the People’s Revolutions of the 21st Century
    (2014)
  • "“Confucianism.”"
    World Democracy: From Ancient Times to the People’s Revolutions of the 21st Century
    M.E. Sharpe (2014)
  • "“China.”"
    World Democracy: From Ancient Times to the People’s Revolutions of the 21st Century
    M.E. Sharpe (2014)
  • "Chapter 8: “Choices for Chinese Political Science: Methodological Positivism or Methodological Pluralism?”"
    Political Science and Chinese Political Studies: The State of the Field
    Palgrave MacMillan (2013)
  • "Chapter 14: “Let One Hundred Flowers Bloom, Let One Hundred Thoughts Contend: Political Science with Chinese Characteristics.”"
    Political Science and Chinese Political Studies: The State of the Field
    Palgrave MacMillan (2013)
  • "“Measuring Public Corruption in China: A Cross-Sectional Provincial Analysis.”"
    The China Quarterly
    Under Review
    Cambridge University Press (1900)

Presentations

  • "Assessing the 2018 Primaries: Toward a More Purple Texas?" (2018)
    Blinn College Distinguished Lecture Series
  • "“The Politics of Reform in China: Strengthening Party Discipline and Executive Control after the 19th CPC National Congress.”" (2017)
    James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
  • "“Governing and Administering China: Understanding the Party-State System.”" (2017)
    The Young Leaders Institute, Asia Society Texas
  • "“Assessing the Impact of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-Jin-Ji) Integrated Public Transportation System on Future Regional Growth.”" (2017)
    Tianjin Federation of Social Sciences
  • "“Dehegemonizing the Discipline: China’s Contribution to a Pluralist Political Science.”" (2017)
    30th Annual Meeting of the Association of Chinese Political Studies