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Governors, Politics and The Colonial OfficePublic Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58$
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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

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

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.003.0008

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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