DR. JAMES F. DOWNES

PROFESSOR & AWARD WINNING TEACHER

My name is James. I am an Assistant Professor (Professorial Track) in Comparative Politics & International Relations at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU).

I am also a Research Fellow in the Public & Social Policy Research Centre at HKMU.

Recently, I was awarded both the the prestigious CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (2021) for Outstanding Teaching, alongside the CUHK Faculty of Social Sciences Exemplary Teaching Award (2021) for Outstanding Teaching.  

 

I was Ranked First in the Faculty of Social Sciences at CUHK for my outstanding teaching in 2021.

Publications

I research comparative party politics and political behavior (populism and right-wing party competition on immigration) in contemporary European politics, primarily through the use of expert surveys, public opinion surveys, Manifesto Data, and case study analysis.

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Media Analysis

I provide regular media commentary on issues that relate to European & EU Politics

(EU Politics, Populism, Brexit & Comparative Asian Politics).

CNBC

Key challenges ahead for Britain's next leader

Sep 5, 2022

CNBC

Boris Johnson in crisis as mass resignations continue

Jul 7, 2022

CNBC

Boris Johnson defies political gravity - but for how long?

June 22, 2022

Teaching in Hong Kong

I will be an Assistant Professor (Professorial Track) in Comparative Politics & International Relations at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU).

 

I am an Adjunct Lecturer (Professor) in the MSSc in Greater China Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I am also a Senior Research Fellow at CARR and a Research Fellow at the Global Europe Centre (University of Kent/Brussels School of International Studies) and the Center for Research & Social Progress in Italy. ​

Recently, I was awarded both the prestigious CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (2021) for Outstanding Teaching alongside the CUHK Faculty of Social Sciences Exemplary Teaching Award (2021) for Outstanding Teaching.  I was Ranked First in the Faculty of Social Sciences at CUHK for my outstanding teaching in 2021.