Researcher biography

Hai Hong Nguyen holds a PhD in political science (UQ 2015). His research focuses on democratization, democratic theory, local governance and democracy, state-society relations, the impact of social media on political transformation, international relations in the Indo-Pacific region, Southeast Asia, and particularly Vietnamese politics. He has published largely on Vietnamese politics. His first book, Political Dynamics of Grassroots Democracy in Vietnam, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Hai also very often appears in East Asia Forum.