Collins, Matthew

Matthew Collins
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Internet Mediated Political Mobilization in China: The Case of Environmental Politics
Research Supervisor:
Dr. Gerard Clarke and Dr. Yan Wu
Supervising school:
Politics and International Relations,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

My research will focus on how Chinese environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) use the internet to mobilize people around environmental issues. The core of the research will consist of case studies of different mainland Chinese environmental NGOs to understand exactly what kind of internet technology they are using and for what specific purposes.