- Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government
Saul Wilson will conduct fieldwork for his dissertation on the politics of urban planning in Chinese municipalities. His research seeks to understand how China’s sizable municipal bureaucracies function and interact with one another in the realm of urban planning. In this component of his dissertation research, Saul will trace the planning of several urban development projects through interviews and document collection, as well as interviewing local elites to help determine the importance of municipal party secretaries and mayors.
Research Interests: Interagency bureaucratic politics in Chinese municipalities