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Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Stephen Chiu and Siu Lun Wong


The relationship between government and society in Hong Kong has become an intensely debated topic as the complexities of governance grow and the old strategies of consensus building without genuine public participation fail to satisfy. Lacking democratic credentials, the Hong Kong SAR government finds itself more and more limited in its capacity to implement policies and less able to rely on traditional allies. A society dissatisfied with old forms of governance has become ever more ready to mobilize itself outside of the formal political structures. This collection by leading scholars examin ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, Government, Citizenship, State, Civil society, Globalization, Politics, Development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083497
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Chiu, editor

Siu Lun Wong, editor