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Professor Burns, John Pond 卜約翰

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Honorary Professor, Politics and Public Administration

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Professor Burns, John Pond 卜約翰

Title:
Honorary Professor, Politics and Public Administration

Also Cited As:
Burns, John P

Biography

Honorary Professor. Former Chair Professor of Politics and Public Administration and former Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences (2011-2017): He obtained undergraduate degrees from St. Olaf College and Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. He teaches courses and does research on comparative politics and public administration, specializing in China including Hong Kong. His research interests focus on public sector human resource management, civil service reform, party-state relations, and public sector reform. He is the author or editor of eight books, and his articles have appeared in the China QuarterlyJournal of Contemporary ChinaPacific Affairs, and Public Administration and Development. He served on the Editorial Committee of the China Quarterly from 1991-2011 and served on the HKSAR Government's Civil Service Training and Development Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2003.

 
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
currentMemberHong Kong Public Administration Association
1988-1990, 1996-1998, 2004-present.Co-editorAsian Pacific Journal of Public Administration (Hong Kong and Darwin)
2005-Member, Editorial BoardInternational Section, Public Administration Review (USA)
currentMemberAssociation of Asian Studies
1997-2000Member, Editorial BoardJournal of Public Administration Education (USA)
currentMemberUN Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration
currentMemberNational Committee on United States-China Relations
currentMemberAmerican Society for Public Administration
Past President, member of Executive CommitteeHong Kong Political Science Association
1994-Member, Asia-Pacific Editorial CommitteeThe International Journal of Public Administration (USA)
2003-Member, Editorial BoardPublic Administration Review (China, Tsinghua University)
Peer ReviewerAdministration and Society (USA), Asian Journal of Political Science (Singapore), Asian Journal of Public Administration (Hong Kong), American Political Science Review (USA), Asian Survey (USA), The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, The Australian Journal of Political Science, The China Quarterly (UK), Governance (USA), Hong Kong Public Administration, The International Journal of Public Administration (USA), Journal of Public Administration Education (USA), Public Administration and Development (UK), the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (USA), the National Science Foundation (USA), and UGC Research Grants Council (Ho ng Kong)
1991-Member, Editorial CommitteeThe China Quarterly (UK)
2001-Member, Editorial BoardChina: an International Review (Singapore),
currentMemberHong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Public sector reform
Public sector human resource management
Party-state relations
Civil service reform
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English英語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
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