Successful PhD defence by Brandon Sommer

Brandon Sommer with PhD diploma
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On 15 December 2022 Brandon Sommer successfully defended 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 examined the systemic aspects of the Maoist period from the early 1960s until 1976. He followed 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 made a material and immanently causal argument about the key properties that comprise the systemic persistence of China's socioeconomic system today.

Rewatch Brandon's defence introduction

PhD defence Brandon Sommer - livestream

A photographic reminder of the defence

A photo album of photos taken during Brandon's defence


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