Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Department of Politics and Government: Political Science

First Advisor

Michaelene Cox


Through a case-study analysis, this project investigates why the People's Republic of China eschewed overtly repressive tactics and instead relied on subtle methods of coercion, such as surveillance and censorship, to mitigate activism during Hong Kong's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement. Drawing on historical evidence, reports, and quantitative data, this research explores the significance of subtle repression and coercion as it relates to the process of authoritarian consolidation in China and Hong Kong.


Imported from ProQuest Andrelczyk_ilstu_0092N_10709.pdf

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