Professor Eliza W. Y. LEE 李詠怡

Professor: She obtained her PhD from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. Her current research focuses on civil society, state-society relations, and the political régime characteristics of Hong Kong. She has published on various topics of Hong Kong politics and public administration, including political regimes, civil society, social movement, state-society relations, civic engagement, collaborative governance, public management, social policy development, and gender. She currently serves on the editorial board of Voluntas, International Review of Administrative Sciences, and Nonprofit Policy Forum, and was previously on the editorial board of Public Administration Review. She was head of the department from 2013-2016 and the director of Centre for Civil Society and Governance from 2010 – 2018. Prior to joining The University of Hong Kong, she taught at the Department of Government and Public Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a recipient of the China-U.S. Scholars Program Fellowship for Spring 2022. Her latest project is a book on the comparative-historical analysis of democratization in Hong Kong.

Selected Publications

  • “United Front Organizations as a Political Machine: Political Clientelism, Authoritarian Election, and Electoral Breakthrough in Hong Kong,” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol.16, No.2 (December 2020), pp.101-120.
  • "United Front, Clientelism, and Indirect Rule: Theorizing the Role of the “Liaison Office” in Hong Kong," Journal of Contemporary China, Vol.29, No.125 (2020), pp.763-775.
  • "State-mobilized Campaign and the Pro-Democracy Movement in Hong Kong, 2013-15". In Ruling by Other Means: State-Mobilized Movements, edited by Grzegorz Ekiert, Elizabeth Perry, and Xiaojun Yan. (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp.291-313.
  • “The ‘Principal Officials Accountability System’: Its Underdevelopment as a System of Ministerial Government,” Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration 39 (June 2017): 120-134. (with Rikkie L.K. Yeung)
  • “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.