April 17, 2020
Congratulations to Professor Diana Fu whose book Mobilizing Without the Masses (Cambridge University Press, 2018) has been shortlisted for the 2020 CPSA (Canadian Political Science Association) Prize in Comparative Politics!
The website states: “Fu’s impressive political ethnography of labour organizations in China examines political activism in contexts where large-scale protest is illegal. Mobilizing Without the Masses examines how, unable to stage mass protests, Chinese labour groups coordinate small-scale contention and coach workers to voice their grievances one-by-one. Fu shows the many diverse forms that this activism takes, as well as the ways in which the Chinese state counters grassroots mobilization by means of flexible repression. In uncovering new forms of political contestation in repressive environments, this book makes an original contribution to our understanding of civil society contestation in authoritarian contexts.”
Also her paper “Repression Via Confession: Televised Confession Scripts in China” was a finalist for the ISA (International Studies Association) Human Rights Best Paper Award in their Human Rights Section (2020).