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Gavin Ure

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083947

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.001.0001

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Post-war Housing Policy and the British Government

Post-war Housing Policy and the British Government

(p.135) 8 Post-war Housing Policy and the British Government
Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office

Gavin Ure

Hong Kong University Press

The implications of the failure of the Governor, Sir Alexander Grantham, in the role of bureaucratic entrepreneur are examined through his inability to effectively address the problems of low-cost housing. How the resulting policy voids created by his inaction were filled from outside the bureaucracy are also explored.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Governors, Colonial Office, UK, Policy-making, Housing policy, Sir Alexander Grantham

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