Stephen Noakes on why the Chinese environment is a game changer for foreign NGOs.
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Stephen Noakes is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. His ongoing research spans several areas of comparative and international politics, including authoritarian resilience and its limits, transnational advocacy networks (TANs), state-society relations, and international democracy assistance. It has appeared recently in outlets such as Political Science Quarterly (forthcoming), Pacific Affairs, and International Journal. A specialist on the politics of China, Stephen is a frequent advisor to the aid community on governance and human rights issues in the PRC. Prior to joining the Asian Institute in Fall 2011, Stephen was a Visiting Research Scholar at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Stephen holds a PhD in political science from Queen's University, and an MA from the University of British Columbia. In 2013, he will join the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland as Lecturer of Chinese Politics.