Seminar: "The Party-State Nexus in China: analysing the role of structures, processes, and individual actors in policymaking." Dr Matthias Stepan, Mercator Institute for China Studies, Berlin, 2 March 2017

2 March 2017 (Thursday), 4–5.30pm.
Room 122, 25 Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow.



Matthias Stepan is the head of the research programme on Chinese domestic politics at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). MERICS is a Berlin-based Think Tank on contemporary and practical research into China. Matthias Stepan is an expert on policy-making processes and China’s state-party nexus. His research focuses on the changing role of government, multi-level governance, better regulation, and the transformation of China’s social security system. Prior to joining MERICS, he worked as a researcher and junior lecturer at the VU University Amsterdam. In 2008-2010, he was affiliated with the Beijing based EU-China Social Security Reform Cooperation Project, where he supported the preparation of policy advice to Chinese central government ministries. Stepan is actively engaged in the academic exchange among leading European and Chinese experts in the field of public policy, especially social policy.

First published: 2 May 2018

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