Public Policy and Global Affairs


Selected Publications

Selected Publications - PPGA Faculty​


Books | Book Chapters | Journals​ | Other Publications

A/P Wang Jue (Head, PPGA)

Jue Wang, Rosalie Hooi, Andrew Li and Meng-Hsuan Chou (forthcoming), “Collaboration patterns of mobile academics: the impact of international mobility”. Science and Public Policy 

Jue Wang and Rosalie Hooi (forthcoming), “Motivation for innovation: A study of work climate among university faculty in Singapore”. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management

      Liwei Zhang and Jue Wang (2018), “Why highly cited articles are not highly tweeted?”. Scientometrics 117(1): 495-509.

Jue Wang and Liwei Zhang (2018), “Proximal advantage in knowledge diffusion: Evidence from publication citations”. Journal of Informetrics 12(3): 858-867.

Jue Wang (2018), “Innovation and government intervention: A comparison of Singapore and Hong Kong”. Research Policy 47(2): 399-412.

Yasmin Ortiga, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi, and Jue Wang (2018), “Working within the Aspiring Centre: Professional Status and Mobility Among Migrant Faculty in Singapore”. Higher Education Policy (online first).


Yasmin Ortiga, Meng-Hsuan Chou, Gunjan Sondhi and Jue Wang (2018), “Academic ‘centres’, Epistemic difference and brain circulation”, International Migration. 56(5): 90–105.


Asst Prof Ana Cristina Dias Alves


Ana Cristina Alves (co-authored with Chris Alden)  (Jan 2017) “China’s Regional Forums in the Developing World: Socialisation and the ‘Sinosphere’”, Journal of Contemporary China Vol. 26, No. 103, pp 151-165


(JCC is ranked 2nd in Social Sciences Journals focusing exclusively on China issues according to Scimago Journal & Country Rank  (SJR 2017: 1.52).)



Asst Prof Azusa Katagiri


KATAGIRI, AZUSA., & MIN, ERIC. (n.d.). The Credibility of Public and Private Signals: A Document-Based Approach.American Political Science Review, 1-17.  (


(The Robert H. Durr Award at Midwest Political Science Association in 2018.



A/P Chen Chung-AN


Chen, C. A. & Bozeman, B. (2013). Understanding Public and Nonprofit Managers’ Motivation through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory. Public Management Review, 15(4), 584-607.


Chen, C. A. & Bozeman, B. (2014). Am I a Public Servant or Am I a Pathogen? Public Managers’ Sector Comparison of Worker Abilities. Public Administration, 92(3), 549-564.


​​​​Chen, C. A. & Hsieh, C. W. (2015). Does Pursuing External In​centives Compromise Public Service Motivation? Comparing the Effects of Job Security and High Pay. Public Management Review, 17(8), 1190-1213. 

(Both Public Administration and Public Management Review are Q1 (top 25%) in SSCI, public administration category. ​)



Asst Prof Chou Meng Hsuan




Asst Prof Christopher Holman


Machiavelli and the Politics of Democratic Innovation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018).


“Pierre Clastres as Comparative Political Theorist: The Democratic Potential of the New Political Anthropology” in European Journal of Political Theory, Advanced online publication, 2017, pp. 1-28. 


“Machiavelli’s Constellative Use of History” in Theory & Event 19(2), 2016.


Thinking Radical Democracy: The Return to Politics in Post-war France (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015).

Politics as Radical Creation: Herbert Marcuse and Hannah Arendt on Political Performativity (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013)

“Dialectics and Distinction: Reconsidering Hannah Arendt’s Critique of Marx” in Contemporary Political Theory 10(3), 2011, pp. 139-167.



Asst Prof Felicity Chan


Chan, F. [2019] “Claiming ordinary space in the ‘cosmopolitan grid’: The case of Singapore,” in The New Companion to Urban Design, edited by Tridib Banerjee and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, New York: Routledge.

Banerjee, T., Chakravarty, S. and Chan, F. [2016] “Negotiating the identity of diaspora: ethnoscapes of the Southeast Asian communities in Los Angeles,” in Space and Pluralism, edited by Stefano Moroni and David Weberman, Central European Press.

Chakravarty, S. and Chan F. [2016] “Imagining and making shared spaces: Multivalent murals in new ethnic ‘-towns’ of Los Angeles” in Space and Culture. 19(4): 406-420.#

Chan, F. [2013] “The intercultural climate and local belonging in the multi-ethnic neighborhoods of Los Angeles,” in The Open Urban Studies Journal 6: 30-39.

Chan, F. [2013] “Spaces of negotiation and engagement in multi-ethnic ethnoscapes: the ‘Cambodian Town’ neighborhood in Central Long Beach, California,” in Transcultural Cities: Border-crossing and Place-making, edited by Jeff Hou, 149-163. New York and Oxon UK: Routledge.


Asst Prof Kei Koga


"Reinventing Regional Security Institutions in Asia and Africa Power shifts, ideas, and institutional change" (Routledge, 2017)​ - BOOK

"The Concept of 'Hedging' Revisited: The Case of Japan's Foreign Policy Strategy in East Asia's Power Shift," (International Studies Review, 2018)


"ASEAN's Evolving Institutional Strategy: Managing Great Power Politics in South China Sea Disputes," (The Chinese Journal of International Politics, 2018). 


"The rise of China and Japan's balancing strategy: critical junctures and policy shifts in the 2010s," (Journal of Contemporary China, 2016)


("The rise of China and Japan's balancing strategy: critical junctures and policy shifts in the 2010s," (Journal of Contemporary China, 2016)

--> Selected in “Editor’s Choice Collection” in the occasion of the 100th issue and the 25th anniversary of the journal)


Asst Prof Kim Soojin


Eom, T., Bae, H., & Kim, S. (2017). Moving beyond the Influence of Neighbors on Policy Diffusion: Local Influences on Decisions to Conduct Property Tax Reassessment in New York. American Review of Public Administration, 47(5): 599-614


(5-Year Impact Factor 2.881)


Prof Liu Hong (CHAIR – School of Social Sciences , NTU)


Ting-Yan Wang and Hong Liu, eds, An Emerging Asian Model of Governance and Transnational Knowledge Transfer. London: Routledge, 2019.

(This timely volume explores the emergence of Asian models of governance, taking into account the shifting global political economic landscape and the region’s rapid growth in recent decades. As well as theoretical explorations, the book also provides rich empirical evidence on the contextualized lessons accumulated in Asia, offering a more nuanced understanding of Asian governance experience through comparative case studies.)

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Long Denggao and Liu Hong (PPGA), eds., Shangmai yu Shangdao: Guoji Huashang Yanjiu Wenji [Commercial Networks and Business Behaviours: Studies in Global Chinese Entrepreneurship] (Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2018).

(This book examines the dynamics, characteristics, challenges and future prospects of global Chinese entrepreneurship from historical, sociological, economic, and management perspectives.) 

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu, Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018), pp. 304.

(Published by an internationally renowned press, Dear China is the first book-length study in English of qiaopi (letters-cum-remittances, which were entered into UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” Register in 2013) and of the origins, structures, and operations of the qiaopi trade across the globe)

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Journal articles

Liu Hong and Taomo Zhou, “Bandung Humanism and a New Understanding of the Global South: An Introduction,” Critical Asian Studies, vol 51, no. 2 (June 2019)

(Soft copy of the paper is available for download as an open access document -

Hong Liu and Tingyan Wang, “China and the Singapore Model: Perspectives from the Mid-level Cadres and Implications for Transnational Knowledge Transfer,” The China Quarterly (July 2018), pp. 1-20.

(Soft copy of the paper is available for download as an open access document -

Na Ren and Hong Liu, “Domesticating ‘Transnational Cultural Capital’:  The Chinese State and Diasporic Technopreneur Returnees,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies , vol. 45, no. 13 (Sept 2019), pp. 2308-27.

(Soft copy of the paper is available for download as an open access document -

Hong Liu and Guanie Lim, “The Political Economy of a Rising China in Southeast Asia: Malaysia’s Responses to the Belt and Road Initiative,” Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 28, no. 116 (March 2019), pp. 216-231.

(Soft copy of the paper is available for download as an open access document -

Hong Liu, Transnational Asia and Regional Networks: Toward a New Political Economy of East Asia,” East Asian Community Review, vol. 1, no. 1 (July 2018), pp. 33-47.

(Soft copy of the paper is available for download as an open access document -

Tingyan Wang and Hong Liu, “An Emerging Asian Model of Governance and Transnational Knowledge Transfer: An Introduction,” Journal of Asian Public Policy, vol. 11, no. 2 (June 2018), pp. 121-135.

(Soft copy of the paper is available for download as an open access document. -

Book chapters

Hong Liu, “Global Talent Management and Higher Education Governance: The Singapore Experience in a Comparative Perspective,” in Eric Yipeng Liu, ed., Research Handbook of International Talent Management (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2019), pp. 339-363.

Liu Hong and Yishu Zhou, “New Chinese Capitalism and ASEAN Economic Community,” in Yos Santasombat, ed., The Sociology of Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and Prospects (New York: Palgrave Macmillam, 2019), pp. 55-75.

Taomo Zhou and Hong Liu, “Chinese Foreign Policy: Southeast Asia,” in Weiping Wu and Mark Frazier, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China (Los Angles and London: Sage Publications, 2018), vol. 1, pp. 610-630.


Els Van Dongen and Hong Liu, “Diaspora and Migration: History of the Chinese in Southeast Asia,” in Gracia Liu-Farrer and Brenda Yeoh, eds., Routledge Handbook of Asian Migration (London: Routledge, 2018), pp. 33-48.


Asst Prof Nilay Saiya

“Weapon of Peace: How Religious Liberty Combats Terrorism” (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).


Asst Prof Sabrina Luk Ching Yuen

Sabrina Luk 2009 “The Impact of Leadership and Stakeholders on the Success or Failure of E-government Service: E-Stamping Service in Hong Kong.” Government Information Quarterly, vol.26 (4), pp.594-604 (SSCI).

(Impact Factor: 2.098 (2009) - The journal article has been cited for 100 times according to Google Scholar)

Sabrina Luk 2014 Health Insurance Reforms in Asia. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

(Theoretical contribution: The theory of historical institutionalism was revised to explain why healthcare financing reforms were possible. The book also contains first-hand data collected from semi-structured interviews)

Sabrina Luk 2017 Financing Health Care in China: Towards Universal Health Insurance. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

(A revised version of historical institutionalism was used to examine health insurance reform in China. The book also contains first-hand data collected from semi-structured interviews and Chinese materials that were originally unavailable in English)

Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt Bin Abdullah

Walid Jumblatt Abdullah, "The Mahathir Effect in Malaysia's 2018 Election: The Role of Credible Personalities in Regime Transitions," Democratization, 26 (3): 521-536. (journal article)

A/P Wu Wei

Wu, W., Ma, L., Yu, W., “Government Transparency and Perceived Social Equity: Assessing the Moderating Effect of Citizen Trust in China”. Administration & Society. Pp1-25, 2017

(Ranked as #3 of the major public administration journals (Bernick & Krueger, 2010))