Bachelor of Laws: Chongqing University, China (1996-2000)
Master of Laws: Southwest University of Political Science and Laws, China (2000-2003)
Master of Laws with Distinction (L.L.M.): School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK (2009-2010)
Chen Yu's present research topic is Social Media's Role in Environmental Law Enforcement in China: Observation on the Regulator.
a) to compare the autonomy, capacity, style and effectiveness of environmental law enforcement in China before and after social media’s occurrence and/or introduction in enforcement work;
b) to compare findings of how social media is consumed and produced by the environmental regulator and how this impacts the enforcement of environmental law against existing studies on social media’s role in other regulatory fields in China , especially anti-corruption;
c) to compare findings of this research about social media’s role in regulation in the context of responsive authoritarianism in China and other scholars’ discussion on what is happening in democratic settings.
d) to compare findings of this research with existing studies about how broader social forces shape regulatory enforcement, looking for the similarities and differences when social media comes unto the scene.
e) to draw out the comparative findings using qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to develop hypotheses about the different ways and conditions under which social media influence regulatory enforcement.
Chen Yu's research interests also include:
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