research work


We conduct research on public policy issues critical to sustainability. Our approach is multi-scale, from the determinants of pro-environmental behavior of individuals, through the regional opportunities and challenges created by urbanization and innovative technologies, to global problems such as climate change. Our approach is pluralistic and inter-disciplinary: we recognize the value of adopting multiple methods and alternative theoretical frameworks for understanding the politics of policy formulation and change. Ultimately, our interest is in influencing practices and outcomes so we are also interested in research that engages directly with affected stakeholders and responsible decision-makers, goals that require attention to deliberative processes and collaboration.

List of our on-going research work


  • Learning from experiments of deliberative processes: the case of haze in Thailand
  • The nexus of policy communication and human behaviour: case of urban water experiment
  • Systematic review of deliberative processes around the world
  • The utility and limitations of online public participation
  • Role-play and digital platforms for decision-making
  • Deliberative mechanisms for policy analysis
  • Evidence-based vs. superstition-based policy-making in Asia
  • The role of narratives in public policy: what do we know?
  • New generation of policy analysts: collaborative expertise, mini-publics, facilitators
  • Socio-cultural context and the possibilities of deliberative democracy in Thailand

Research Grants and Partners


International Development Research Centre

Asia Pacific Public Policy Network

Chiang Mai Municipality

Chiang Mai Province

Committee of Experts for Public Administration of the United Nations

Digital Economy Promotion Agency

Federation of Thai Industries Chiang Mai Chapter

Fraunhofer Institute

Higher Education Commission of Thailand

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Ministry of Energy

National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission

National Housing Authority

National Innovation Agency

National Research Council of Thailand

Northern Illinois University

Office of Strategy Management Upper Northern Provincial Cluster 1

Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission

Thai Chamber of Commerce

Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization

Thailand Research Fund

United Nation Development Program

York University

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