Johan Lagerkvist’s main research interests include Chinese state-society relations, modern Chinese history, political culture, China’s media system and internet politics, global governance, China’s political economy and evolving role in ’South-South’ co-operation.

He is the author of the monographs Tiananmen Redux: The Hard Truth about the Expanded Neoliberal World Order, New York: Peter Lang, 2016, Before Democracy: Competing norms in Chinese Media and Society, New York: Peter Lang, 2010, and Sovereignty, non-interference, and the Challenge of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism in Africa, Routledge (forthcoming).