Mary E. Gallagher
Research Associate Professor, CPS
Director Academic Program, LSA II: Chinese Studies
Professor, LSA Political Science
Mary Gallagher's research areas are Chinese politics, comparative politics of transitional and developing states, and law and society. The underlying question that drives her research in all of these areas is whether the development of markets is linked to the sequential development of democratic politics and legal rationality. Dr. Gallagher is compelled by the relationships between capitalism, law and democracy. Her empirical research in China is used to explore these larger theoretical questions.
- Chen, Patricia, and Mary E. Gallagher. Forthcoming. "Mobilization without Movement: How the Chinese State "Fixed" Labor Insurgency." ILR Review
- Gallagher, Mary E., and Yujeong Yang. 2017. "Getting Schooled: Legal Mobilization as an Educative Process." Law and Social Inquiry-Journal of the American Bar Foundation 42(1): 163-194.
- Gallagher, Mary E. 2017. "Authoritarian Legality in China: Law, Workers, and the State." Cambridge University Press.
- Gallagher, Mary E., John Giles, Albert Park, and Meiyan Wang. 2015. "China's 2008 Labor Contract Law: Implementation and implications for China's workers." Human Relations 68(2): 197-235.
- Gallagher, Mary E., Jonathan Kirk Hanson, M. Levi, and N. Rosenblum. 2015. "Power Tool or Dull Blade? Selectorate Theory for Autocracies." Annual Review of Political Science 18: 367-385.
- Gallagher, Mary E. 2014. "China's Workers Movement & the End of the Rapid-Growth Era." Daedalus 143(2): 81-95.
- Gallagher, Mary E., and Jonathan Kirk Hanson. 2013. "Authoritarian Survival, Resilience, and the Selectorate Theory." Pp. 185-204 in Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe, edited by Dimitrov, M. K. Cambridge University Press.
- Stockmann, Daniela, and Mary E. Gallagher. 2011. "Remote Control: How the Media Sustain Authoritarian Rule in China." Comparative Political Studies 44(4): 436-467.
- Gallagher, Mary E. 2011. "Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of Labor in China." Princeton University Press.