Prof. James WONG

PhD in Government, London School of Economics

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Public Policy and Division of Social Science


Environmental politics and policy / Deliberative democracy and governance / Theories of institutional design


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 HKUST 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.


Please see CV for details.


  • “Epistemic Approaches to Deliberative Democracy” (with John Min), Philosophy Compass (accepted, forthcoming)

  • “A Dilemma of Green Democracy”, Political Studies, 64(1S) (2016): 136-155.

  • “‘Mini-publics’, Competence and Reliable Decisions”, in Mikko Rask and Richard Worthington (eds.) Governing Biodiversity through Democratic Deliberation, New York: Routledge, 2015.