Environmental movement in the midst of democratization: The case of Hong Kong
WONG James K.
This project will examine the evolution of Hong Kong’s environmental movements in relation to their broader context of political development. The overarching aim is to understand how environmentalism and democracy are pursued simultaneously in social movements. Government and countermovement responses will also be investigated.
UROP1000 UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100 UROP4100
The student(s) will: (1) critically review the literature on environmental politics and Hong Kong studies; and/or (2) conduct analyses of critical events and/or relevant frames/discourses. He/she/they will have excellent skills in reading and writing. Literacy of Chinese and knowledge in environmental politics, Hong Kong politics and/or sociology are highly desirable.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
1. Knowledge: Analyze the evolution of Hong Kong's environmental movements and their relations with democracy movements.
2. Skills: Apply concepts and theories from comparative politics, environmental politics and/or sociology to discuss the major issues in Hong Kong’s environmental movements.
3. Attitude: Exercise independent and critical judgments in the debates about environmental politics and Hong Kong studies.