Daniela Stockmann is a senior lecturer of Comparative Politics and Political Psychology. She studies Chinese politics, political communication, comparative politics, and research methodology. Prior to arriving in Leiden she received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan and an MA in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Her recent book Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China (Cambridge University Press, 2013) argues that the consequences of introducing market forces to the media depend on the institutional design of the state. In one-party regimes such as China, market-based media promote regime stability rather than destabilizing authoritarianism or bringing about democracy. Following up on this book her new project ‘Authoritarianism 2.0’ explores the impact of social media on public opinion and political participation in authoritarian contexts with a focus on China. This five-year project is funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council.
A side-interest of hers is the study of Chinese images of foreign countries, specifically the United States, Japan, Germany, and the European Union. You can read more about these projects at www.daniestockmann.net.
In 2014/2015 Dr. Stockmann teaches the introductory course to Political Psychology.
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