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Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Gavin Ure


This book explores the making of public policy for Hong Kong between 1918 and 1958. During much of this period, the Hong Kong government had limited policy-making capabilities. Many new policies followed initiatives either from the Colonial Office or from politicians in Hong Kong. This book examines the balance of political power influencing how such decisions were reached and who wielded the most influence—the Hong Kong or British governments or the politicians. Gradually, the Hong Kong government, through implementing new policies, improved its own policy-making capabilities and gained the a ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, Governors, Colonial Office, UK, Policy-making, Autonomy, Currency, Housing, Financial policy, Defence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083947
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin Ure, author