Martin Dimitrov

Martin
Dimitrov

Associate Professor of Political Science, Tulane University

Center Associate

Martin Dimitrov is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University. He is currently completing a book-length study examining how communist autocracies gather information on popular discontent. His main research interests are focused on Russia and China.

Expertise
Russia
China
Eastern Europe
authoritarianism
property rights.
Current Project
"Dictatorship and Information: Autocratic Regime Resilience in Communist Europe and China"

Education

Ph.D.
, Political Science
, Stanford University
Selected Publications

“What the Party Wanted to Know: Citizen Complaints as a ‘Barometer of Public Opinion’ in Communist Bulgaria,” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures 28:2 (May 2014), 271-295.

“State Security, Information, and Repression: A Comparison of Communist Bulgaria and Ba’thist Iraq” (co-authored with Joseph Sassoon), Journal of Cold War Studies 16:2 (Spring 2014), 4-31.

“Tracking Public Opinion under Authoritarianism: The Case of the Soviet Union under Brezhnev,” Russian History 41:3 (2014), 329-353.

Why Communism Did Not Collapse: Understanding Authoritarian Regime Resilience in Asia and Europe (New York: Cambridge UP, 2013).

Piracy and the State: The Politics of Intellectual Property Rights in China (New York: Cambridge UP, 2009 [paperback edition 2012]).

Specialization