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Welfare as Tool of Repression in China

Episode 25
July 16, 2020

Jennifer Pan, a 2019-20 CASBS fellow, is an associate professor of communication at Stanford University. Host John Markoff chats with her about her recent book “Welfare for Autocrats,” which explores how the Chinese government has reshaped a social assistance program into a tool of surveillance and repression.


Human Centered features conversations about projects and research undertaken by CASBS fellows and other affiliates whose work engages central themes of concern to the Center. The podcast also features audio versions of events from CASBS's awesome online webcast series, Social Science for a World in Crisis.