Martin Dimitrov

Martin Dimitrov
  • Tulane University
  • Associate Professor
  • Residential Fellow (2011-2012)
  • “Dictatorship and Information: Autocratic Resilience in Communist Europe and China”

Martin Dimitrov is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University and also serves as a Research Fellow at the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School and an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. He specializes in Chinese politics and has a special interest in the resilience of authoritarian regimes, the transition from communism to post-communism, and property rights.

He is the author of Piracy and the State: The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights in China (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and is currently working on two book projects: a monograph entitled Dictatorship and Information: Autocratic Resilience in Communist Europe and China and an edited volume entitled Why Communism Didn’t Collapse: Understanding Regime Resilience in China, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea, and Cuba. Professor Dimitrov has been awarded residential fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; the Hoover Institution (declined); the American Academy in Berlin; the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard; and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard.


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