PhD defence: Nis Grünberg

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Nis Grünberg has submitted his thesis entitled: The Party-state order: Essays on China’s political organization and political economic institutions

Tirsdag, 6 marts, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00

This PhD project presents three analytical interventions into specific dimensions of China’s Party-state order: structural organizational issues, decision-making institutions, and the implications this has on China’s public economy. It discusses the apparent paradox of both centrifugal and centripetal forces being identified when studying the Chinese system, and using a case-study, then moves on to provide an in-depth study of how these forces play out in the public economy. Employing a historical institutional approach, the three dimensions are all shown to be formed around the institutional order assembled around the hegemony of the Communist Party of China. Developing a Gramsci and Polanyi-inspired approach, the project presents a new framework for understanding the institutional logics of the Party-state order and its crucial impact on China’s political economic organization.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
Department of International Economics and Management
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisors:
Professor Dr. Sarah Eaton
Institute for Sociology & Department of East Asian Studies
Georg-August Universität Göttingen

Assessment Committee:
Professor Emeritus Peer Hull Kristensen
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Dr. Heike Holbig
Institute of Asian Studies
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Professor Dr. Genia Kostka
Department of History and Cultural Studies Institute of Sinology/Chinese Studies
Freie Universitat Berlin

The thesis is available here

The Doctoral School of Economics and Management will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the Gallery of Porcelænshaven.

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 02/09/2020