Dr James Wong specializes in political science and public policy. In 2013, he received his PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2014, he joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to teach courses in comparative politics and policy, environmental politics, global political economy, and introductory politics.
Dr Wong’s research revolves around environmental politics and policy, deliberative democracy and governance, and theories of institutional design. He is now focusing on environmental and democracy movements, environmental governance and the state, and epistemic approaches to deliberative democracy.
Dr Wong is Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Social Science and the Division of Public Policy at HKUST. He is Junior Fellow at the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.
Environmental politics and policy
Deliberative democracy and governance
Theories of institutional design