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Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Ma Ngok


This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state–society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of democracy and governance in Hong Kong after 1997. It analyzes the multi-faceted changes in Hong Kong in the last 20 years including state functions and institutions, political changes such as party development, and development of the Legislative Council, as well as social changes such as social movements and civil liberties. The book helps to explain the crisis of governance of Hong Kong after 1997 and ... More

Keywords: political development, Hong Kong, 1997, state–society relations, democracy, governance, Legislative Council

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789622098107
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ma Ngok, author
Chinese University of Hong Kong