Security and surveillance in Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region

Güngör, Gülperi
This thesis addresses China’s security and surveillance practices in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), in the context of the “security” concept of Foucault, with particular focus on security and surveillance practices after Chen Quanguo was appointed as Communist Party Secretary of XUAR in 2016. Besides it presents an overview of the transformation of China’s governing practices. For this purpose, the thesis pays particular attention to the consequences of the state transformation after 1978.


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Citation Formats
G. Güngör, “Security and surveillance in Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. International Relations., Middle East Technical University, 2020.