The School of Public Policy at Chiang Mai University cordially invites you to attend the PhD Defense of Mr. Haisheng Hu, a doctoral candidate in Public Policy. He will be defending his dissertation entitled “Online Participation in the Policy Process : A Study of Education Policy in China” on February 23, 2024, from 15:00-17:00 (BKK TIME).
This research investigates the impact of internet technologies on citizens’ engagement in public policy, focusing on Chinese education policy formulation through online public opinion. Through quantitative analysis techniques, the study reveals that cognitive level and expectation positively influence government openness and transparency, while social attitude impacts only government openness. Policy perception and citizen participation moderate the relationship between cognitive level and government openness. Recommendations for improvement include infrastructure enhancement, e-government platform perfection, comprehensive online public opinion management, guided online discourse, legislative support, and enhanced citizens’ political literacy. The research offers valuable insights and international experiences to advance online political participation and policy formulation.
We eagerly anticipate your participation.