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Bruce Dickson is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. He is currently examining the political consequences of economic reform in China, and in particular the relationship between private entrepreneurs and the Chinese Communist Party. Professor Dickson is the author of Wealth into Power: The Communist Party’s Embrace of China’s Private Sector (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Red Capitalists in China: The Party, Private Entrepreuneurs, and Prospects for Political Change (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and Democratization in China and Taiwan: The Adaptability of Leninist Parties (Oxford University Press, 1997). His articles have appeared in Asian Survey, China Quarterly, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Journal of Democracy, National Interest, and Political Science Quarterly. He is a frequent commentator on political developments in China and Taiwan and on U.S.-China relations, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC, and VOA. He received his B.A. in political science and English literature, his M.A. in Chinese Studies, and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.