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Ms Bernice Clara LEE

MSc Environmental Technology & International Affairs (ETIA),Vienna University of Technology/ Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria; BA (Hons) Modern Chinese Studies, University of Leeds, UK

PhD Student

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Contact Information

Office: NSB, Room 807
Phone: 3442-6027 / 3442-7340
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: claralee4-c@my.cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Institutional failure and reform
  • Policy development
  • Resource policy influences
Supervisor: Dr Toby Carroll


  • 2016, City University of Hong Kong, 'International Political Economy'
  • 2016, City University of Hong Kong, 'Theories of Development'
  • 2015, City University of Hong Kong, 'Globalisation and the Environment'
  • 2015, City University of Hong Kong, 'Political and Social Development in China'
  • 2014, Visiting Lecturer, University of Vienna, 'Deforestation in Indonesia'
  • 2011-2016, Visiting Lecturer, Vienna University of Technology, 'Deforestation in Indonesia'

Recent Research Projects

  • The role of historical policy influences on current deforestation in Indonesia.

PhD Research Thesis Topic

  • The political economy and institutional politics of deforestation in Indonesia
    Brief Abstract: I am exploring the attitudes, assumptions and intentions in political economy frameworks which underpin both deforestation and conservation measures in Indonesia. My current focus is on the legacy and evolution of ideological, socio-political and spiritual beliefs in the context of forest and economic policy. In examining stakeholder engagement and the implementation of free market conservation approaches such as REDD+, my research seeks to identify the assumptions and structures contributing to deforestation, and to suggest new strategies for engagement in anti-deforestation measures.