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Repositioning the Hong Kong GovernmentSocial Foundations and Political Challenges$
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Stephen Chiu and Siu Lun Wong

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083497

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.001.0001

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The development of citizenship in Hong Kong

The development of citizenship in Hong Kong

Governance without Democracy

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(p.123) 5 The development of citizenship in Hong Kong
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Repositioning the Hong Kong Government
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Agnes Shuk-mei Ku

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0006

This chapter examines the idea of citizenship in Hong Kong with reference to Peter Marshall's analysis of three forms of citizenship (civil rights, political rights, and welfare rights) in the western capitalist tradition: its growth in Hong Kong has been stunted and distorted under colonial rule, and there continues to be a gap between what different groups in society expect of citizenship and what the government wishes it to be. The case study of the West Kowloon Cultural District proposal is discussed as an illustration of this problem.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Citizenship, Peter Marshall, Civil rights, Political rights, Welfare rights, Capitalism, Colonial rule, West Kowloon Cultural District

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