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Charlotte Lee, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Government

Charlotte Lee received her Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in political economy and Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include authoritarian politics, public bureaucracies, and the politics of transitioning regimes. She is currently working on a book manuscript which examines institutional adaptation in the People’s Republic of China, particularly how market incentives have shaped the behavior of organizations located within the Chinese Communist Party. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2004-2009) and John Gardner Public Service Fellow (2000-01). From 2002 to 2004, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania and focused on non-governmental organization development. For the 2012-14 academic years, she was Minerva Chair at the U.S. Air Force Academy. She teaches courses on Chinese politics, comparative politics and international relations.

Selected Research Articles:

  • “Managing the managers: Party selection of officials in contemporary China.” Forthcoming. Studies in Comparative International Development. Online appendix.
  • “Culture clash or democratic peace? Results of a survey experiment on the effect of religious culture and regime type on foreign policy opinion formation” (with Bethany Lacina). 2012. Foreign Policy Analysis: 1-28.

Contact Professor Lee:

Phone  315-859-4839
Fax 315-859-4477
Email clee@hamilton.edu