Performing Authoritarian Citizenship: Public Transcripts in China
Greg Distelhorst and Diana Fu. Forthcoming. Perspectives on Politics.

Does Compliance Pay?  Social Standards and Firm-level Trade
Greg Distelhorst and Richard M. Locke. 2018. American Journal of Political Science 62(3): 695-711.
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  • American Political Science Association Dorothy Day Award for Outstanding Labor Research, 2018.

Grassroots Participation and Repression Under Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping
Diana Fu and Greg Distelhorst. 2018.  The China Journal 79: 100-122.

The Power of Empty Promises: Quasi-democratic Institutions and Activism in China
Greg Distelhorst. 2017.  Comparative Political Studies 50(4): 464-498. 
pdf | SSRN

Constituency Service Under Nondemocratic Rule: Evidence from China
Greg Distelhorst and Yue Hou. 2017. The Journal of Politics 79(3): 1024-1040.
pdfSSRN | Replication data

Production Goes Global, Compliance Stays Local: Private Regulation in the Global Electronics Industry
Greg Distelhorst, Richard M. Locke, Timea Pal and Hiram Samel. 2015.  Regulation & Governance 9(3): 224-242.  
pdf | SSRN

Ingroup Bias in Official Behavior: A National Field Experiment in China
Greg Distelhorst and Yue Hou. 2014.  2014. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 9(2): 203-230.  
pdf | SSRN

Work in progress

Importers as Sweatshop Regulators?
Matthew Amengual and Greg Distelhorst.

Global Purchasing as Labor Regulation: The Missing Middle
Matthew Amengual, Greg Distelhorst, and Danny Tobin.  Revise and resubmit.

The Political Beliefs of Chinese Officials.
Margaret Boittin and Greg Distelhorst.

Reassessing the Quality of Government in China
Margaret Boittin, Greg Distelhorst, and Francis FukuyamaSSRN 

Rituals of Responsiveness in China
Greg Distelhorst and Diana Fu.

Becoming Part of the Solution: How Exporters from Emerging Markets Shift Toward Socially Responsible Employment.
Greg Distelhorst and Anita McGahan.  

  • People’s Choice Award, Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, 2018

  • Best Conference Paper Finalist, Society for Business Ethics, 2018

Certified for Success? Ethical Labor Certifications and Chinese Manufacturers.  
Greg Distelhorst, Judith Stroehle, and Duanyi Yang.


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