Scott Kennedy

  • Adjunct Professor Business Economics and Public Policy
  • Associate Professor EALC
  • Associate Professor Political Science


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, George Washington University, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Associate Professor (7/06-present), Assistant Professor (3/02-6/06), Lecturer (8/00-2/02)
  • Departments of Political Science and East Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Director (2/07-present), Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Henry Luce Foundation, for the Initiative on China and Global Governance (2010-2013)
  • US Department of State, Fulbright Research Fellow, Peking University (2008-09)
  • National Committee on US-China Relations, Public Intellectuals Program Fellow (2008-2010)

Professional Interests

Contemporary Chinese Politics, Business Lobbying and Policymaking, Global Governance, U.S. -Chinese Relations.

Selected Publications

  • Kennedy, Scott and Deng Guosheng (2012), “Factor Analysis of Industry Association Lobbying and Influence,” Comparative Economic & Social Systems, No. 162 July, pp. 147-156.
  • Kennedy, Scott (2011), Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China’s Capitalist Transformation, Stanford University Press.
  • Kennedy, Scott (2010), “The Myth of the Beijing Consensus,” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 19, No.65 June, pp. 461-477. Read Abstract
  • Kennedy, Scott, and Deng Guosheng (2010), “Big Business and Industry Association Lobbying in China: The Paradox of Contrasting Styles,” China Journal, No. 63 January, pp. 101-125. Read Abstract
  • Kennedy, Scott (2009), “Comparing Formal and Informal Lobbying Practices in China: The Capital’s Ambivalent Embrace of Capitalists,” China Information, Vol. 23, No. 2 July, pp. 195-222. Read Abstract
  • Kennedy, Scott (2008) “China’s Emerging Credit Rating Industry: The Official Foundations of Private Authority,” The China Quarterly, No. 193 March, pp. 65-83. Read Abstract
  • Kennedy, Scott (2007), “Transnational Political Alliances: An Exploration with Evidence from China,” Business & Society, Vol. 46, No. 2 June, pp. 174-200. Read Abstract
  • Kennedy, Scott (2006), “The Political Economy of Standards Coalitions: Explaining China’s Involvement in High-Tech Standards Wars,” Asia Policy, No. 2 July, pp. 41-62. Read Abstract
  • Kennedy, Scott (2005), “China’s Porous Protectionism: The Changing Political Economy of Trade Policy,” Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 120, No. 3, pp. 407-432. Read Abstract
  • Kennedy, Scott (2005), The Business of Lobbying in China, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Kennedy, Scott (2003), China Cross Talk: The American Debate over China Policy since Normalization, A Reader, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

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