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Professor Eliza W. Y. LEE 李詠怡

Professor: She obtained her PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She is the director of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance. Her current research interests are the politics of social policy development, civil society organizations, civic engagement, and collaborative governance, with particular focus on Hong Kong and its comparison with selected Asian states. Her articles have appeared in Governance, Policy and Politics, Journal of Social Policy, Voluntas, Public Administration Review, Asian Survey, and International Review of Administrative Sciences. She is a member of the editorial board of Public Administration Review, Voluntas, and International Review of Administrative Sciences, and is an associate editor of the Asian-Pacific Journal of Public Administration. Her latest research projects include: capacity assessment of civil society sectors in Hong Kong; social movement dynamics in a hybrid regime; and the latest trend of civic engagement in Hong Kong. She served as Head of the Department from July 2013 to June 2016.

  • Phone: 3917 2394
  • Office: C954

Selected Publications

  • “Institutional Embeddedness and the Scaling-up of Collaboration and Social Innovation: The Case of a Hong Kong-based International NGO,” Policy and Politics 43 (2015): 459-471. (with Juan Manuel Restrepo)
  • Public Policymaking in Hong Kong: Civic Engagement and State-Society Relations in a Semi-Democracy (London: Routledge, 2013), 168 pgs. (with  Elaine Y.M. Chan, Joseph C.W. Chan, Peter T.Y. Cheung, Wai Fung Lam, and Wai-man Lam)
  • “Factors Influencing Network Formation among Social Service Nonprofit Organizations in Hong Kong and Implications for Comparative and China Studies,” International Public Management Journal  15 (2012): 454-478. (with Helen K. Liu)
  • “The New Public Management Reform of State-Funded Social Service Nonprofit Organizations and the Changing Politics of Welfare in Hong Kong,” International Review of Administrative Sciences 78 (2012): 490-506.
  • “Civil Society Organizations and Local Governance in Hong Kong,” in Stephen W.K. Chiu and Siu-lun Wong (eds.), Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2012), 147-164.
  • “Symposium Introduction: Dynamics of Governance and Civic Engagement,” Public Administration and Development  31 ( 2011): 75-82. (with Ian Thynne)
  • “Public Administration in Hong Kong: History and Context,” in Public Administration in Southeast Asia: Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau, edited by Evan M. Berman (NY: Taylor & Francis, 2010), 239-254.
  • “Social Mobilization, Blame Avoidance, and Welfare Restructuring in Hong Kong,” in Politics and Government in Hong Kong: Crisis under Chinese Sovereignty, edited by Ming Sing (Oxon: Routledge, 2008), 162-175.
  • "Development of the Nonprofit Sector in Hong Kong and Singapore: A Comparison of Two Statist-Corporatist Regimes," Journal of Civil Society 4 (2008): 97-112.  (with M. Shamsul Haque) 
  • "The New Public Management Reform and Governance in Asian NICs: Comparing Hong Kong and Singapore," Governance  19 (2006): 605-626 (with M. Shamsul Haque)
  • "Welfare Restructuring in Asian Newly Industrialized Countries: A Comparison of Hong Kong and Singapore," Policy and Politics 34 (2006): 453-71.
  • "The Renegotiation of the Social Pact in Hong Kong: Economic Globalisation, Socioeconomic Change, and Local Politics," Journal of Social Policy 34 (2005): 293-310.
  • "The Politics of Welfare Developmentalism in Hong Kong," United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Programme Paper No.21, 2005, 27pgs.
  • "Nonprofit Development in Hong Kong: The Case of a Statist-Corporatist Regime," VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 16 (2005): 51-68.
  • Editor, Gender and Change in Hong Kong: Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2003), 216pgs. (Also co-published by the University of Hawaii Press and University of Hong Kong Press).
  • "Individualism and Patriarchy: The Identity of Entrepreneurial Women Lawyers in Hong Kong," in her Gender and Change in Hong Kong: Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2003), 78-96.
  • "The New Hong Kong International Airport Fiasco: Administrative Accountability Failure and the Limits of the New Managerialism," International Review of Administrative Sciences  66 (2000): 57-72.
  • "Governing Post-Colonial Hong Kong: Institutional Incongruity, Governance Crisis, and Authoritarianism," Asian Survey 39 ( 1999): 940-959.
  • "The Political Economy of Public Sector Reform in Hong Kong: The Case of a Colonial-Developmental State," International Review of Administrative Sciences 64 (1998): 625-641.
  • "Political Science, Public Administration, and the Rise of the American Administrative State," Public Administration Review 55 (1995): 538-546.
  • "Human Rights and Non-western Values," in Human Rights and Chinese Values: Legal, Philosophical, and Political Perspectives, ed. Michael C. Davis (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1995), 72-90.