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The Policy Process

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9789622091726
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207578 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0043
The Policy Process

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This chapter concentrates on the policy process of Hong Kong. It examines the political underpinnings of the policy-making system during the colonial period, the transitional period, and the post-colonial period in Hong Kong. It looks at the interplay of factors such as parties, pressure groups, and public opinion in the creation of policies and their implementation. The chapter also analyses the changes in the process of policy-making during post-colonial Hong Kong. The chapter attempts to determine why these changes have taken place and why some of the features of the system remained while others did not. It also examines why the policy capacity and the ability to introduce new policies in Hong Kong is low. The chapter also looks at the consequences arising from the problems of formulation in implementation of policies.

Keywords: policy process; policy-making system; colonial period; transitional period; post-colonial period; policies; policy capacity; implementation

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