Asian Politics, Environment and Development Politics; Political Economy.
Comparative study of factors influencing effective pandemic response focusing in particular on Asian countries (China, South Korea, Taiwan).
The role of civil society and the state in social service provision.
Environmental policy implementation in China
“Compensating for the Authoritarian Advantage in Crisis Response: A comparative case study of SARS pandemic responses in China and Taiwan,” Journal of Chinese Political Science vol.17(3) (10 July 2012 online, fall 2012, print): 313-331.
With Rachel D. Schwartz, “Confronting Global Pandemics: Lessons from China and the United
States,” Global Health Governance vol. 3(2) (Spring 2010): 1-21.
First Author, with R. Gregory Evans and Sarah Greenberg. “Evolution of Health Provision in Pre-SARS China: The Changing Nature of Disease Prevention,” The China Review vol. 7(1) (Spring 2007): 81-108.
First Author, with R. Gregory Evans, “Causes of Effective Policy Implementation: China's Public Health Response to SARS,” Journal of Contemporary China vol. 16(51) (May, 2007): 195-213.
"Environmental NGOs in China: Roles and Limits," Pacific Affairs vol. 77(1) (Spring 2004): 28-49.
"The Impact of State Capacity on Enforcement of Environmental Policies: The Case of China," Journal of Environment and Development 12(1) (March 2003): 50-81.
"Canada's Role in Chinese Environmental Protection," Journal of Canadian Foreign Policy vol. 10(2) (Winter 2003): 129-144.
“Conducting Research in China: Impediments and Some Options,” Issues and Studies, vol. 37(6) (November/December 2001): 107-127.
“Understanding Enforcement: Environment and State Capacity in China,” Sinosphere vol. 3(4) (Fall 2000): 5-18.
"Environmental Protection in China: Issues of Enforcement,” Oxford International Review vol. 10(1) (Spring 2000): 31-40.
Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh (eds.), State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs
in China: Serving the People (Routledge, hardcover June 2009; paperback August 2010).
BOOK CHAPTERS AND WORKING PAPERS
First author with Rachel D. Schwartz, “Effectively Responding to Pandemics: Adapting Responses to Differing Institutional Circumstances in the United States and China,” in Robert Hathaway and Michael Wills (eds.) New Security Challenges in Asia (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2013): 144-170.
“Pandemic Responses in the Asia-Pacific: Risk and Opportunity in PRC’s International Relations,” in Guoguang Wu (ed.) China’s Challenges to Human Security: Foreign Relations and Global Implications (London: Routledge, fall 2012).
With Shawn Shieh, “State and Society Responses to China’s Social Welfare Needs: An Introduction to the Debate,” in J. Schwartz and S. Shieh (eds.) State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People (Routledge, June 2009): 3-21.
First author with Shawn Shieh, “Serving the People? The Changing Roles of the State and Social Organizations in Social Service Provision,” in J. Schwartz and S. Shieh (eds.) State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People (Routledge, June 2009):177-188.
“The Impact of Crises on Social Service Provision in China: The State and Society Respond to SARS,” in J. Schwartz and S. Shieh (eds.) State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People (Routledge, June 2009):135-155.
“Effectively Controlling Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Comparing Taiwanese and Chinese Responses to SARS,” East Asia Institute Fellows Program Working Paper Series No. 17 (May 2009).
“Shifting Power Relations: State-ENGO Relations in China,” in Andre Laliberte and Marc Lanteigne (eds.), The Chinese Party- State in the 21st Century: Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy (Routledge Press, 2008): 58-77.
"Chinese Perceptions of the Environment," in Edward Davis (ed.) Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture (Routledge, 2004).