Academic Profile

Mr. Kwa joined the School of Social Sciences (SSS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in July 2021. He is currently a PhD Candidate in the Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme at the SSS, NTU. He obtained his Master’s degree in Contemporary China from NTU in 2015 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the National University of Singapore in 2014.

Mr. Kwa is currently teaching the recently launched Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Core Course titled Ethics and Civics in a Multicultural World. He has published in the Asian Journal of Political Science, the International Review of Public Administration and Routledge. His forthcoming works will be published by Edward Elgar and World Scientific.

His research on public administration and policy governance has been supported by the Ministry of Education in Singapore and the National Research Foundation of the Republic of Korea.
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Mr Kai Xiang Kwa
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences

Ethics, Philosophy and Politics in Public Administration
The Dynamics of Motivation
Education, Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence Policies
Public Private Partnerships
  • Kwa K. X. (2022). “Combining Experiments and Qualitative Methods to Study Motivation in Public Administration: A More Systematic Methodological Framework” in Davis, Randall and Stazyk, Edmund (Eds.), The Handbook of Research on Motivation in Public Administration. USA: Edward Elgar Publishing. [forthcoming].

  • Chew S. B., Huang L., & Kwa K. X. (2021). Political, economic and social dimensions of labour issues – a global insight. Singapore: World Scientific. [forthcoming].

  • Kim, S., & Kwa, K. X. (2020). A closer look at risk factors for public-private partnerships in Singapore: six case studies, Asian Journal of Political Science. DOI: 10.1080/02185377.2020.1780142.

  • Kim, S., & Kwa K. X. (2020). Exploring Public-Private Partnerships in Singapore: The Success-Failure Continuum. UK: Routledge.

  • Kwa K. X. (2019). “Chapter 3 Service Learning: A survey of the literature”, in J.J. Woo (Ed.), Service Learning in Public Policy Education. Singapore: World Scientific.