Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre
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The Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre (CGPC) was established in June 2009. It is an academic consortia centre located in the Department of Government and International Studies (GIS), Hong Kong Baptist University. It provides a platform with which the academic members of the GIS Department and their affiliated colleagues could work on research and consultancy. In addition, the Centre enables and enhances cooperation in research and consultancy within Hong Kong Baptist University and also in the wider community. With the establishment of the CGPC, the GIS Department is in a strong position to compete for government and non-government policy research. The Centre director is Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Head, GIS Department.

Goals

The Centre is established to provide a branding platform for research and consultancy to the members of GIS Department, its affiliated and associated colleagues in academia and the community. It also enables and enhances cooperation and management of resources for research and consultancy inside HKBU and in the outside community.

Objectives

To promote better governance by:

  • Providing an institutional, organisational and managerial platform for policy related international comparative research and for the dissemination of research results;
  • Promoting comparative policy research of global significance, with a special focus on policy of EU-Asian significance;
  • Promoting international comparative research methods;
  • Educating internationally oriented best-practice (quality assurance) and benchmarking (metrics of evaluation) policy research; and
  • Seeing international, governmental, academic, community, and business partners to support, promote, and employ programmatic research into public perceptions of and participation in public policy formulation, evaluation and reform.

How It Works

CGPC composes of research projects, their directors and members, all of whom solicit and obtain their respective project funding on their own initiative. Members remain members as long as they are conducting funded policy research. The Centre provides a branding platform for research and consultancy to the members of the GIS Department, its affiliated and associated colleagues in academia and the community.

The CGPC utilizes research facilities currently available to GIS Department members. The HKBU Sociology Department telephone survey centre is one such facility.

Other support facilities include:

Hong Kong Baptist University Library

 

Lam Woo International Conference Centre

Specialized and shared GIS departmental facilities:

In addition, the CGPC intends to promote better governance by:

  • Providing an institutional, organizational and managerial platform for policy related international comparative research and for the dissemination of research results;
  • Promoting comparative policy research of global significance, with a special focus on policy of EU-Asian significance;
  • Promoting international comparative research methods;
  • Educating internationally oriented best-practice (quality assurance) and benchmarking (metrics of evaluation) policy research; and
  • Seeing international, governmental, academic, community, and business partners to support, promote, and employ programmatic research into public perceptions of and participation in public policy formulation, evaluation and reform.