"The Impact of External Change on Civil Service Values in Post-Colonial Hong Kong" (with Li Wei) The China Quarterly No. 222 (June 2015), pp. 522-546.
"The Political Economy of Chinese Food Safety Regulation: Distributing Adulterated Milk Powder in Mainland China and Taiwan" (with Li Jing and Wang Xiaoqi) in Tetty Havinga, Frans van Waarden, and Donal Casey (eds.) The Changing Landscape of Food Governance (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2015), 96-116.
"Arrangements for Managing the Public Work-force" (with Wang Xiaoqi) in OECD, OECD Urban Policy Reviews: China, 2015 (Paris: OECD, 2015), pp. 211-219.
"Changing Government Structures and the Evolution of Public Service Bargains in Hong Kong" (with Li Wei and B. Guy Peters) International Review of Administrative Sciences 2013: 79: 131-48.
"Civil Service Reform in China: Impacts on Civil Servants' Behavior" (with Wang Xiaoqi) The China Quarterly No. 201 (March 2010), 58-78.
"Administrative Reform in Hong Kong: An Institutional Analysis of Food Safety" Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management 17 (2008), 21-38.
"Explaining Civil Service Reform in Asia," in Jos C.N. Raadschelders, Theo A.J. Toonen, Fritz M. Van der Meer (eds.) Comparing Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2007), 65-81.
"The Chinese Communist Party’s Nomenklatura System as a Leadership Selection Mechanism: an Eva luation," in Kjeld Erik Brodsgaard and Zheng Yongnian (eds.) The Chinese Communist Party in Reform London : Routledge, 2006, 33-59.
"Civil Service Reform in China" in OECD (ed.) Governance in China Paris : OECD, 2005, 49-75. http://www.oecd.org/document/32/0,2340,en_2649_33735_35340704_1_1_1_1,00.html
Government Capacity and the Hong Kong Civil Service ( Hong Kong : Oxford University Press, 2004) xii + 468 pp. http://www.oupchina.com.hk/at/2010/book14.asp
"Downsizing the Chinese State : Government Retrenchment in the 1990s," The China Quarterly 175 (Sept. 2003), 775-802. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=182895
"Governance and Civil Service Reform," in Jude Howell (ed.) Governance in China (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), 37-57.
Governance – Progress and Challenges in Mongolia (Lead Consultant) Manila : Asian Development Bank, 2003. See http://www.adb.org/Documents/Reports/Others/Mon-CGA-final.pdf
"Governance and Public Sector Reform in the People's Republic of China ," in A.B.L. Cheung and I. Scott (eds.) Governance and Public Sector Reform in the Asia Pacific: Paradigm Shifts or Business as Usual? ( London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), 67-89.
"Rewarding Comrades at the Top in China," in Christopher Hood and B. Guy Peters with G. Lee (eds.) Reward for High Public Office: Asian and Pacific Rim States (London: Routledge, 2003), 49-69.
Development Management: Progress and Challenges in the PRC (Lead Consultant) Manila : Asian Development Bank, 2002, 128pp.
Civil Service Systems in Asia (co-edited, with Bidhya Bowornwathana ) ( Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2001), xvii + 321 pp.
"The People's Republic of China at Fifty: National Political Reform," The China Quarterly 159 (Sept. 1999), 580-594.
"Strengthening Central Party Control of Leadership Selection, The 1990 Nomenklatura," The China Quarterly 138 (June 1994), 458-491.
"The Structure of Communist Party Control in Hong Kong ," Asian Survey 30:8 (Aug. 1990), 748-765.
The Chinese Communist Party's Nomenklatura System: A Documentary Study of Party Control of Leadership Selection, 1979-1984 (edited, with introduction) Armonk , N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 1989, xlviii + 166 pp.
"Chinese Civil Service Reform: The 13th Party Congress Proposals," The China Quarterly 120 (Dec. 1989), 739-770. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=3538336
"China's Governance: Political Reform in a Turbulent Environment," The China Quarterly 119 (Sept. 1989), 481-518.
"China's nomenklatura system," Problems of Communism 36:5 (Sept.-Oct. 1987), 36-51.
The Hong Kong Civil Service and Its Future (co-edited with Ian Scott ) Hong Kong : Oxford University Press, 1988, x + 287 pp
Political Participation in Rural China (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988), xii + 276 pp
The Hong Kong Civil Service: Personnel Policies and Practices (co-edited with Ian Scott ) Hong Kong : Oxford University Press, 1984, x + 330pp
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