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Repositioning the Hong Kong Government

Edited by Stephen Chiu and Siu Lun Wong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083497
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.001.0001
Repositioning the Hong Kong Government

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The relationship between government and society in Hong Kong has become an intensely debated topic as the complexities of governance grow and the old strategies of consensus building without genuine public participation fail to satisfy. Lacking democratic credentials, the Hong Kong SAR government finds itself more and more limited in its capacity to implement policies and less able to rely on traditional allies. A society dissatisfied with old forms of governance has become ever more ready to mobilize itself outside of the formal political structures. This collection by leading scholars examines the Hong Kong government's efforts to reposition itself in the economy and society under the pressures of globalization, economic and political restructuring and the rise of civil society. Drawing on changing theoretical conceptions of state, market and citizenship, Repositioning the Hong Kong Government offers new interpretations of the problems of governance in Hong Kong and puts forward positive suggestions for resolving them.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Government; Citizenship; State; Civil society; Globalization; Politics; Development

Book.  276 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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