A Warm Welcome to New Editorial Board Members of Global Public Policy and Governance
Time:2023-04-21        Views:139

Global Public Policy and Governance (GPPG) is excited and honoured to share the newly-added members of its editorial board (11 scholars with prestigious reputations in public administration and policy from four different countries).

With the addition of these new members, GPPG’s editorial board is extended to a large family with 44 distinguished scholars from 11 countries across the world. Their research fields cover various topics at the cutting-edge of global public policy and governance, including but not limited to public administration and management, organizational theory, policy process and evaluation, digital governance, environmental governance, public health and NGOs etc.  

We firmly believe thatour editors’ diverse focus endows GPPG with greater capacity of selecting and hosting some of the best papers regarding a wider range of topics. GPPG gives thanks to the excellent works done by incumbent editors, and warmly welcome again the new members into our family. With the collective effort from all, GPPG will march into a next year of fast growth and glory.

Below are introductions for our new editorial board members (alphabetically listed).

Rosemary Foot

Rosemary Foot is Professor Emeritus and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and a Research Associate of Oxford’s China Centre. In 1996, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Her research interests and publications cover security relations in the Asia-Pacific, China and regional and global order, Asian regional institutions, and China-US relations. Author or editor of 14 books, her latest book is entitled China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image (Oxford University Press, 2020).


M. Shamsul Haque

   M. Shamsul Haque is Professor of Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore. His research interests include development studies, public governance, bureaucratic politics, administrative reforms, environment and sustainable development, and local government and decentralization. He has several books and has published in leading international journals such as Governance, Public Administration Review, International Political Science Review, and Public Management Review. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Political Science, and Deputy Editor, International Review of Administrative Sciences.


Kathryn Hochstetler

   Kathryn Hochstetler is Professor and Head of the Department of International Development at the LSE. She is a scholar of global and comparative environmental politics, with a strong focus on policy, negotiations, and political economy dimensions of environment and development. She has published widely on these themes, focusing on Brazil and other major emerging economies in the Global South. Her most recent book is Political Economies of Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil and South Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2021). She is beginning new research on populism and energy transition approaches in Latin America.

Steve Kelman

Steve Kelman is the Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of many books and articles on policymaking and management in government organizations. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, received the Herbert Roback Memorial Award from the National Contract Management Association and received the John Gaus Award from the American Political Science Association. He currently serves as editor of the International Public Management Journal. From 1993 through 1997, Dr. Kelman served as Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy in the Office of Management and Budget.

Bingchun Meng

Bingchun Meng is a Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she also co-directs the LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Research Centre. Professor Meng is currently the Director of LSE PhD Academy and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). Her research interests include gender and the media, political economy of media industries, communication governance, and comparative media studies. Her book The Politics of Chinese Media: Consensus and Contestation was published by Palgrave in early 2018. She is currently working on another monograph under contract with Columbia University Press about AI industries in China.


M Ramesh

M Ramesh is Professor and UNESCO Chair on Social Policy Design in Asia. Previously, he was the Founding Head of the Department of Asian and Policy at the Hong Kong Institute of Education; Professor of Social Policy at the University of Hong Kong; and Chair of the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Specializing in public policy and governance in Asia with a particular focus on social policy, Ramesh has authored and edited several dozen books and journal articles. He is the founder and editor of highly ranked journals Policy and Society and Policy Design and Practice. He is currently the President of the International Public Policy Association.

Alasdair Roberts

   Alasdair Roberts is a professor of public policy at University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He writes extensively on problems of governance and public policy. His most recent book, Superstates: Empires of the Twenty-First Century, was published by Polity Books in 2023. Eight earlier books have received five book awards. Professor Roberts is the first non-US citizen to be elected as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration. In 2022, he received the ASPA Riggs Award for Lifetime Achievement in International and Comparative Public Administration. He was Inaugural Director of the School of Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Amherst from 2017 to 2022.

Xiaohu Wang

Xiaohu Wang is a professor of public administration at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He researches policy implementation, capacity-building and collaboration for improving performance of public institutions, especially on matters of sustainability, and is an expert on budgeting and fiscal policy. He has also conducted program evaluations for many local governments and nonprofit organizations in the United States. He authored close to 100 publications including the popular textbook Financial Management in the Public Sector (Routledge). He chaired American Society for Public Administration Section on Public Performance and Management, and was acting head of the Department of Public Policy at CityU.  



Jiannan Wu

   Jiannan Wu, Chair Professor, Dean of School of International and Public Affairs, and Executive Vice Director of China Institute for Urban Governance of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Wu has been elected as the President of the Asian Association for Public Administration since 2020 and served as member of the 8th Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council of China (Public Administration Group) since 2020. He is the founding editor of the journal Urban Governance.

Xiaojun Yan

Xiaojun Yan is an associate professor in politics and public administration at the University of Hong Kong and Director of the Research Hub on Institutions of China, HKU. He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Law degrees from Peking University and an A.M. and Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He is a comparative political scientist with special expertise in the politics of China. Dr. Yan is the author of three books and co-editor of one edited volume. His articles have appeared in Journal of Contemporary China, The China Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, Democratization, and Policy & Politics. Dr. Yan is recipient of the 2012 Gordon White Prize by The China Quarterly.

Xufeng Zhu

Xufeng Zhu is Professor and Dean at the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) and Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals, Director of the Science & Technology Development and Governance Center, Editor-in-Chief of China Public Administration Review, and Director of the Think Tank Research Center of the SPPM at Tsinghua University. His research interests include public policy theories, Science & Technology policy, environment and climate policy, and public governance in transitional China. He is the author of seven books and has published articles in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Governance, Public Administration, The China Quarterly, and in Chinese journals such as Social Sciences in China and Sociological Studies.