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Paul Thiers

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Associate Professor
Political Science Department
Washington State University - Vancouver

Phone Number:
360 546-9466
Email Address:

Education Background

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Oregon, 1999.
Dissertation: “Green Food: The Political Economy of Organic Agriculture in China.”
Co-Chairs: Richard P. Suttmeier and Richard Kraus,
Exam Fields: Comparative Politics, Public Policy, Environmental Politics

Research Fellow, Center for Integrated Agricultural Development, China Agricultural University, 1997-1998.
Research Topic: “The Use of Market Incentives to Promote Sustainable Agriculture in China.”

M.A., Social Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1982-1984.
Masters Thesis: “The Role of Joint Economic Ventures in China‟s Economic Development.”
Major Concentration: Political Science
Minor: Mandarin Chinese.