Burns, John P.

 

Burns, John P.

John P Burns is Dean of Social Sciences and Chair Professor of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong. He obtained undergraduate degrees from St. Olaf College and Oxford University and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. His early research focused on rural politics in China during the Cultural Revolution (Political Participation in Rural China UC Press, 1988). More recently he has focused on public management and administration in China, specializing in public sector human resource management, civil service reform, party-state relations, and public sector reform (e.g., The Chinese Communist Party's Nomenklatura System Sharpe, 1989). His most recent book is Government Capacity and the Hong Kong Civil Service (Oxford, 2004). He is the author or editor of eight books, and his articles have appeared in the China Quarterly, Journal of ContemporaryChina, Pacific Affairs, and Public Administration and Development. He was a member of the Editorial Committee of the China Quarterly until 2012.