Ma Ngok is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research areas include party politics and elections, democratization, state-society relations, value changes and social movements in Hong Kong. He is author of Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society and Civil Society (University of Hong Kong Press, 2007). He has published five books, more than 25 journal articles and more than 25 book chapters on Hong Kong politics. He also actively comments on current affairs and political issues on Hong Kong.