Prof. James WONG

PhD in Government, London School of Economics

Assistant Professor of Social Science Education

Lecturer I
Division of Social Science
Division of Public Policy


Democracy and citizen participation
Politics of science, environment and sustainability
Political philosophy and public policy


Prof James Wong specializes in political science and political philosophy. 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, environmental politics, ethics and public policy, global political economy, and introductory politics.

Prof Wong’s research revolves around democracy and citizen participation, politics of science, environment and sustainability, and political philosophy and public policy. He is now focusing on environmental and democracy movements, science and citizen participation, and theories of deliberative democracy.

Prof Wong is Assistant Professor of Social Science Education in the Divisions of Social Science and Public Policy at HKUST. He is Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy.


  • “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.