- Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government
Ze Fu will travel to China to conduct fieldwork for her dissertation, entitled “The Cultural Logic of Local Governance: A Comparison between Jiaodong Peninsula and Western Shandong.” Her research examines the mechanisms by which a particular cultural system, or a set of symbols and related practices, impacts local governance in China. This work will fill a gap in the literature on local governance by shifting the focus away from the over-emphasized formal institutional arrangements to informal constraints such as values and norms.
Research Interests: Local governance in China