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    Assistant Professor
BSocSc (CUHK); MA, PhD (Toronto)
  Office: Rm. 316, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7636
  FAX: (852) 2465 1429
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    e-Mail: [email protected]
Dr. Kwok specializes in Political Theory and Development Studies. His current research interests include political economy, corporate power, gig economy, workplace justice, and theories of social and economic justice. His work has appeared in journals such as, among others, Journal of Social Philosophy, Philosophy & Social Criticism, Review of Social Economy, and Information, Communication & Society.

Selected Articles in Refereed Journal | Top

Chan, N. K., & Kwok, C.* (Accepted). State-led embeddedness: Analyzing the discursive construction of platforms and social good in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. Global Media & China.

Kwok, C., & Chan, N. K.* (Accepted). Human-automated collectives: Automating communication for social movement mobilization. New Media & Society.

Kwok, C.*, & Chan, N. K. (2022). Datafication and implicated networks of demobilization: social movement demobilization in datafied societies. Social Movement Studies. Advance online publication.

Chan, N. K., & Kwok, C.* (2022). The politics of platform power in surveillance capitalism: A comparative case study of ride-hailing platforms in China and the United States. Global Media & China, 7(2), 131-150.

Kwok, C. (2022). Temporal control at work: Qualitative time and temporal injustice in the workplace. Journal of Social Philosophy, 53(2), 221-238.

Kwok, C.*, & Chan, N. K. (2022). The making of contentious political space: The transformation of Hong Kong's Victoria Park. Space and Culture, 25(4), 615-632.

Chan, N. K.*, & Kwok, C. (2021). Guerilla capitalism and the platform economy: Governing Uber in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Information, Communication & Society, 24(6), 780-796.

* Winner of the Best Student Paper Award of the 2020 annual Association of Internet Researchers conference.

Kwok, C. (2021). Epistemic injustice in workplace hierarchies: Power, knowledge and status. Philosophy & Social Criticism, 47(9), 1104-1131.

Kwok, C.*, & Chan, N. K. (2021). Towards a political theory of data justice: a public good perspective. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 19(3), 374-390.

Kwok, C. (2020). Work autonomy and workplace democracy: the polarization of the goods of work autonomy in the two worlds of work. Review of Social Economy, 78(3), 351-372.

* Winner of the Helen Potter Award of the Association for Social Economics for the best article published in the journal in 2020.

Kwok, C. (2020). The normativity of work: Lockean and Marxist overlapping consensus on just work. Journal of Human Values, 26(3), 228-237.

Ho, P. S. Y.*, Jackson, S., Chao, S., & Kwok, C. (2018). Sex with Chinese characteristics: Sexuality research in/on China. Journal of Sex Research, 55(4-5), 486-521.

Kwok, C.*, & Chan, N. K. (2017). Legitimacy and forced democratization in social movements: A case study of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. China Perspectives, 2017/3, 7-16.

Selected Book Chapter

Kwok, C. (2023). Development theories and the rights of nature: Natural spaces and human development. In B. Yung, F. K. T. Mok & B. Wong (Eds.). Rights and urban controversies in Hong Kong: From the eastern and western perspectives (pp. 157-175). Springer.

Teaching Subjects | Top

  Academic Year:  2023-2024:
1st Term:
  CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong
2nd Term:
  CCC8012 The Making of Hong Kong
      GOV3217 Modern Political Ideologies