Dr. Min Zhou is an Assistant Professor in the Department
of Sociology. Broadly speaking, his substantive research interests
include global and transnational sociology, economic sociology,
political sociology, and East Asian societies.
First, he is intrigued by intensified institutionalization of global
norms and governance. His research examines the causes and mechanisms
driving global efforts to institutionalize norms and governance.
Second, Min is interested in novel changes in the world economy,
especially fundamental transformations of global market networks.
Third, Min maintains a long-time interest in East Asian societies.
A prominent trend in today’s international system is the so-called
“complex interdependence”—states and societies
across countries are intricately connected, and multiple channels
of action between societies are used in international relations.
Min Zhouís main current research interests are:
- Institutionalization of global norms and governance
- Transformation in world economy and global market networks
- East Asian societies
- Zhou, Min. 2013. “A multidimensional analysis of public
concern in Canada.” Canadian Review of Sociology
- Zhou, Min. 2013. “Public support for international human
rights institutions: a cross-national and multi-level analysis.”
Sociological Forum 28(3):525-548.
- Zhou, Min. 2013. “Substitution and stratification: the
interplay between dyadic and systemic proximity in global trade,
1993-2005.” The Sociological Quarterly 54(2):302-334.
- Zhou, Min. 2012. “Participation in international human
rights NGOs: the effect of democracy and state capacity.”
Social Science Research 41(5):1254-1274.