Mark Frazier

Mark Frazier

Mark  Frazier

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

MA, International Studies (China), University of Washington

BA, History, Princeton University 

Co-Academic Director, India China Institute

Mark Frazier is Professor of Politics and Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute. He joined the New School in 2012 after five years at the University of Oklahoma, where he held an endowed position in Chinese Politics and served as the Chair of the Department of International and Area Studies. His research focus is on labor and social policies in China, and more broadly on state-society relations, urban politics, inequality, and public policy. He is the author of Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (Cornell University Press 2010) and The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace (Cambridge University Press 2002). He has published articles in Asia Policy, Studies in Comparative International Development, and The China Journal. He has also contributed op-eds to The New York Times and The Diplomat.
Courses Taught:

State and Market in China
China in Revolution and Reform
Comparative Political Economy of Developing Countries

Recent Publications:

Socialist Insecurity: Pensions and the Politics of Uneven Development in China (Cornell University Press, 2010).   

“Welfare Policy Pathways Among Uneven Developers,” in Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Capitalist Transformation, Scott Kennedy, ed., Stanford University Press, 2011.

“Popular Responses to China’s Emerging Welfare State,” in Chinese Politics: State, Society, and the Market, Peter Hays Gries and Stanley Rosen, eds., RoutledgeCourzon, 2010.  

Office Location:
Room 723, 6 East 16th Street, New York 10003
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5747 x 3126

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Research Interests:
*inequality, identity, and public policy;
*Chinese politics and the Chinese revolution;
*the politics of marketization and commodification;
*revolutionary politics and policy legacies
Professional Affiliations:

Association for Asian Studies

International Studies Association

American Political Science Association

Awards and Honors:
Mark held a Fulbright Research fellowship in China in 2004-05, where he conducted interviews and survey research for his project on state capacity in the context of China’s evolving social policies.

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