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Jon Taylor began his position as Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio in August of 2019.  He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma.  His areas of academic specialty are in Chinese politics and public policy, Chinese and U.S. urban politics and urbanization, and comparative public sector ethics.  As a native Texan, he also has an academic and personal interest in both Texas and San Antonio politics and government.  His current research focuses on urban development in Western China, China’s national urbanization plan, the Communist Party’s online accountability system, provincial-level public corruption in China, and the role that indigenous Chinese political science plays within the global discipline.  He regularly contributes opinion and analysis pieces to both Chinese and U.S. media.  He is a member of the Association of Chinese Political Studies and the American Political Science Association.

Recent Courses

POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society

POL 5773 Foreign Policy Analysis

Recent Publications

“Five Years On: The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Urban Agglomeration.” Asia Dialogue (2019). (Essay).

 “Dehegemonizing the Discipline: China’s Contribution to a Pluralist Political Science.” In Governance Innovation and Policy Change: Re-Calibrations of Chinese Politics under Xi Jinping, Nele Noesselt and Sujian Guo, Editors (2018).  Lanham, MD:  Lexington Books. (Book chapter).

《学科去霸权化:中国对政治学多元化发展的贡献》(“Disciplinary Governance: China’s Contribution to the Diversification of Political Science.”) (2018). Exploration and Controversy, 30 (5): 53-57. (Journal article). 


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