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The Public Sector in Hong Kong$
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Ian Scott

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622091726

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.001.0001

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The Policy Process

The Policy Process

(p.174) (p.175) 8 The Policy Process
The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Ian Scott

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter concentrates on the policy process of Hong Kong. It examines the political underpinnings of the policy-making system during the colonial period, the transitional period, and the post-colonial period in Hong Kong. It looks at the interplay of factors such as parties, pressure groups, and public opinion in the creation of policies and their implementation. The chapter also analyses the changes in the process of policy-making during post-colonial Hong Kong. The chapter attempts to determine why these changes have taken place and why some of the features of the system remained while others did not. It also examines why the policy capacity and the ability to introduce new policies in Hong Kong is low. The chapter also looks at the consequences arising from the problems of formulation in implementation of policies.

Keywords:   policy process, policy-making system, colonial period, transitional period, post-colonial period, policies, policy capacity, implementation

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