Bruce Gilley (Ph.D. 2008, Princeton University) is an Associate Professor of Political Science. His research centers on democracy, legitimacy, and global politics, and he is a specialist on the comparative politics of China and Asia. He is the author of four university-press books, including The Right to Rule: How States Win and Lose Legitimacy (2009) and China’s Democratic Future (2004) in addition to Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and China’s New Elite (1998).
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