Christopher McNally

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Office of External Affairs
christopher.mcnally [at]
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Washington
Area of Expertise: 

China’s capitalist transition and industrial/financial reforms; International and comparative political economy; East Asia security issues

Dr. Christopher A. McNally is a political economist studying the interests, institutions, and ideas underlying formations of capitalism. At present, his research focuses on contemporary varieties of capitalism, in particular the nature and logic of China's capitalist transition. He is also working on a book project that studies the implications of China's capitalist renaissance on the global order.

Dr. McNally has held fellowships conducting fieldwork and research at the Asia Research Centre in West Australia, the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

He has edited three volumes, including most recently an examination of China's political economy: China's Emergent Political Economy – Capitalism in the Dragon's Lair (Routledge, 2008). He has also authored over a dozen academic articles in journals such as The China Quarterly, Communist and Post- Communist Studies, Business and Politics and World Politics, as well as numerous policy analyses and editorials.


Papers and Publications

"China's Capitalist Transition:  The Making of a New Variety of Capitalism," 2007, Comparative Social Research (special issue on Capitalisms Compared, Lars Mjosset and Tommy H. Clausen, eds.). vol. 24, pp. 177-203.

"Exploring Capitalist Development in Greater China:  A Synthesis," 2006, with Cindy Y.W. Chu, Asian Perspective, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 31-64.

"Global Capitalism versus Leninist Controls:  'Informatization' and E-Government in the People's Republic of China," 2005, Journal of E-Government, vol. 2, no. 4 (summer), pp. 3-14.

"Sichuan: Driving Capitalist Development Westward," 2004, The China Quarterly, no. 178, June, pp. 426-447.

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