Professor Lynette Ong

Political Science & Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Member of RUSI's State Threats Taskforce

Lynette H. Ong is Professor of Political Science at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the University of Toronto. Her research lies at the intersection of authoritarian politics, contentious politics, and the political economy of development.

She is the author of Outsourcing Repression: Everyday State Power in Contemporary China (Oxford University Press, 2022), The Street and the Ballot Box: Interactions between Social Movements and Electoral Politics in Authoritarian Contexts (Cambridge University Press, Elements Series in Contentious Politics, 2022), and Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China (Cornell University Press, 2012).

Her publications have also appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Politics, Foreign Affairs, China Quarterly, China Journal, among other outlets.

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RUSI State Threats Taskforce (STT)

RUSI’s State Threats Taskforce (STT) aims to support the UK and its partners in detecting, understanding, attributing and responding to the spectrum of complex state threats currently facing democracies.