- PhD student
- Thursday 15 Dec 2022, 15:30 - 17:30
- PhD defence
- Spoken Language
- Aula B and livestream
- International Institute of Social Studies
On 15 December 2022 Brandon Sommer will defend his PhD thesis analysing China's socioeconomic system using an innovative approach to political economy.
Using the Immanent Causality Morphogenetic Approach - French Regulation (ICMA-FR), Brandon Sommer will examine the systemic aspects of the Maoist period from the early 1960s until 1976. He follows this with an analysis of the 1980s and early 1990s during which Reformers and Conservatives redefined their position in relation to one another in order to maneuver themselves into a dominant position.
The thesis makes a material and immanently causal argument about the key properties that comprise the systemic persistence of China's socioeconomic system today.
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Doctoral dissertation supervisors
Full Doctoral Committee
Dr Yi Yang, Peking University
Professor Philip Gorski, Yale University
Professor Jeffrey Henderson, University of Bristol
Professor Sarah Eaton, Humboldt University, Berlin
Dr Jue Wang, Leiden University