Politics and Public Administration

This category covers:

  • International Studies
  • Politics/Comparative Politics
  • Public Administration/Management
  • Public Affairs

Politics deals with the theory and practice of political systems and political behavior. Public Administration is concerned with the way government operates. And International Studies focuses on international relations and international organizational studies. 

Political Science
Research works under this subcategory covers Political philosophy and theory, Comparative Politics, Conflict process, Law and courts, Legislative studies, Political Parties, Representation and electoral system, Political methodology, Religion and politics, Geopolitics, Urban politics, Political economy, Political history, Political anthropology, Political sociology, Political psychology, Political communications, Women and Politics, Sexuality and Politics, Human Rights, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Political Communication.

Public Administration and Policy
This subcategory covers research works on Public Administration Theory, Political environment of public administration, Inter-governmental relations and federalism, Public accountability and ethics, Public organization theory, Public organizational behavior, Public Leadership, Comparative Public Administration, Public performance management, Public strategic management, Public personnel management, Social justice and equity, Crisis management, Public financial management, Public budgeting, Public policy theory, Policy analysis and evaluation, Substantial policies.

International Studies
Research works on International studies include Foreign relations, diplomacy, international law, international relations theory, international organizations, political geography, international security, international political economy, Treaties, Conflict resolution and negotiation.

Related Link:
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

 NameResearch Interests
Asst Prof Ana Cristina Dias AlvesHer research interest lies broadly on South-South relations, particularly China’s relations with developing regions in the southern hemisphere. Over the past decade her research has focused on China’s economic cooperation with Africa, particularly its engagement in extractive industries on the continent. Her research interests also encompass comparative studies, namely regarding China’s engagement in different regions (Africa-South America and Southeast Asia), and comparing China’s approach with that of other emerging powers in the southern hemisphere.
Assoc Prof Augustine PangCrisis management and communication Image management and repair Media management Public relations Journalism
Asst Prof Chen Chung-AnDr. Chen is interested in a variety of public and nonprofit management issues. His recent publications pertain to work motivation, organizational risk taking, nonstandard work arrangements, knowledge creation, and government contracting.
Asst Prof Chou Meng-HsuanRegional integration (ASEAN, European Union) Institutional and organizational theory Migration and asylum policy Knowledge policies (research and higher education)
Asst Prof Christopher HolmanMy current research interests are in the history of political thought (particularly early-modern and modern), contemporary political theory, critical theory, democratic theory, political anthropology, and psychoanalysis and politics.
Asst Prof (Adj) Cui DonghongDr Cui’s research areas are sociolinguistics, Chinese Culture and Language, business and management, politics and public administration. She has conducted a wide range of studies on government’s policy implementation, effective communications, management of SMEs and cross-culture management in overseas investments.
Dr David Alexander ReismanEconomic thought, esp. Marshall,Galbraith and Schumpeter Health economics, esp. policy issues in South-East Asia Political economy, esp. policy studies (theoretical and applied)
Prof (Adj) Goh Nguen WahDr. Goh's areas of interests include: government and politics of Singapore, government's media, education and language policies, language planning; the rise of China and the global Chinese language fever, the prospects of Chinese language in a globalized world, cross-cultural studies, journalism of the West and the East.
Prof He BaogangNormative Theories of International Relations, Asian Regionalism, World Citizenship, Global Justice, International Non-governmental Organizations, Federalism in Asia, Village Citizenship, Deliberative Democracy, Chinese democratization, Chinese Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory
Prof John Allen PaulosOriginally mathematical logic, specifically model theory, then philosophy and probability, and then writing - books, articles, essays for a variety of publications. Several books became bestsellers. They're described here: http://www.math.temple.edu/~paulos/books.html