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Political Development in Hong Kong

Ma Ngok

in Political Development in Hong Kong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9789622098107
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207271 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.003.0001
Political Development in Hong Kong

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This book focuses on looking into Hong Kong's political development over the past two decades, giving particular attention to the development experience after 1997's sovereignty handover. After Hong Kong became one of China's Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in 1997, several Hong Kong people argued that the government experienced a significant decline in terms of performance. The governance and legitimacy crisis was only concerned after the July 2003 demonstration, which aimed at addressing the enactment of the National Security Bill. Initially, it was believed that the major political problems would be brought about by the Beijing intervention. However, the SAR governance itself experienced policy, administration, and leadership problems. The book looks into how the SAR governance crisis was rooted in the country's political transition process and its social and state formation.

Keywords: Hong Kong; political development; SAR; governance crisis; political transition; social formation; China

Chapter.  6621 words.  Illustrated.

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